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Sam Chagollan Writer Marketer  🖋✨ I write books & help #smallbizowners & makers & authors brand & market their work. 💜 #storytelling is my superpower! 📝 📚 Let’s tell your story ⬇️

Just about 30 years ago, my family opened an art store with a little gift shop too. My mom has taught oil painting, drawing and ceramics there ever since, coaching countless kids and adults through their first art experience, or helping skilled artists find their way back to the canvas. This weekend, that era comes to an end as we finally close the store for good. It's a little sad to say goodbye to what it was, but it's time. If you live in the OC area, we're having a giant sale this weekend, trying to get rid of everything (even the fixtures!) before we close the doors. There will be some amazing deals and steals on art supplies and jewelry and more from the gift shop. Details below. Thanks for your support and for spreading the word! We need all the help we can get. 💖
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#storeclosing #storeclosingsale #fountainvalley #huntingtonbeach #ocbusiness #familybusiness

#wcw😍 This cool chick is absolutely one of my favorite makers! I had the chance to interview @lunareececeramics for @iheartcostamesa recently and I learned so much about what keeps Andrea inspired, why she ❤️s clay, and why she loves doing in-person craft shows. Plus we found out how much we have in common, from our artistic Mexican dads to our OC origins. Her vintage inspired, modern style designs are EVERYthing. Check out her amazing profile and follow the link in my profile for the interview and more pics of her studio. 💖 .
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From Brave Enough, by the incredible @cherylstrayed 💜 this one really resonates today: if we truly believe there’s enough for all of us, wouldn’t that lead to a kinder world? Isn’t this where confidence and compassion come from? I’ll be taking a little extra time today to look for the abundance in my little corner of the world, because I know it truly is all around me. 💜

📚💖🤓 #booknerdalert I'll be at the OC Children's Book Festival on September 30, with all of my books available to purchase! I've got a brand new one I'm hoping to unveil that day too! 😉 This should be an amazing day, with food and entertainment and TONS of books! Mark your calendars and I'll see you there! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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✏️Children’s book authors: my dear friend @heidifiedler has created Read Like A Writer, a book club for picture book authors and it’s gonna be amazing. Monthly discussions, writing prompts, and inspiration to deepen your craft. ❤️ details below. ・・・
Even when we don't have the time, energy, or inspiration to write, we can read. Whether you commit to reading once a day, once a week, or once a month, this is a powerful practice. And when you do it with the intention of deepening your craft, amazing things start to happen.
Read Like a Writer is a book club for picture book writers. It’s an easy way for us to commit to studying and practicing our craft. And the best part is we get to do it together!
Read Like a Writer Includes: -Monthly discussions -Playful, open ended prompts and live writing sessions -Access to a private Instagram account where a lively community shares questions and insights -A warm, curious approach to studying picture books
Become a Member to: -Learn to read like a writer -Deepen your skills by studying your craft -Get inspired to work on your manuscripts -Understand trends in the market -Keep in touch with your art, even when you’re not writing
Use the link in my bio to learn more about Read Like a Writer and subscribe.
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We're almost through this week (and more than half past this year, BTW). What are you doing that you need to keep doing? And what are you doing that you don't need to, don't want to do anymore? What's no longer serving you or your brand? •
Yes, we all need to keep going. There is light at the end of the tunnel! But I bet we don't need to keep doing ALL the things. •
Challenge: pick one thing you don't need to keep doing this week or this month. What's one thing you can put down?
For me: I am going to stop obsessing over my goals for this month. Many of them did not get done. I will add them to next month's list. Worrying about them or beating myself up in these last few days of the month is not helping anyone.
What's yours?

👋🏼 Hey there! Have we met? We've got some new faces around here, so I thought it might be time to pop in and tell you a few things about me. Also, I’ve got a nasty little summer cold right now and I’ve no brain for actual work. This is way more fun. 💜
✏️ I'm a writer. Most days you'll find me typing madly on my keyboard, music and essential oil diffuser blasting. What am I writing, you may ask? Chances are, it's an email newsletter or branding strategy for a small business client, or a kids book of some sort. 🧘🏻‍♀️ I yoga. A lot. In fact, earlier this year I became a yoga instructor and now I teach other people how to breathe and move and stuff. I love it. You can find all my yoga goodies over at @kainoayoga 🐾 I have the pleasure of living with two canine associates, Charlie and Chloe. (Oh, my dashing husband @mattpahuta lives here too.) Together, we like to go for long walks (sometimes on a beach) and debate the finer qualities of craft beer. (No, I do not give my dogs beer. But they still have opinions.)
🦄 Thanks for hanging out here with me, where I share some simple marketing tips for small businesses, try to keep you inspired, and occasionally post some random stuff just for the fun of it.
Your turn--tell me about you! I need all the tea. ☕️ .
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There's a little bit of magic in the air @spectrayoga ❤️ My first article for @iheartcostamesa is live and it's a profile of studio owner and entrepreneur @aileenpham and the incredible space and community she has created right here in my hometown. It was inspiring to hear about how her journey into business (and yoga) has been a winding path. I got nothin' but love for Aileen and studio manager @amanda_rae8 💖 .
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💡#friendlyreminder : people don't care what you're selling, they just care about their own problems. You've heard this before, right? You've gotta tell them what your product or service does for them that will help live a better, easier, simpler, more chill life. You can offer the most charming, awesome thingamabob in the universe but if your customer doesn't get WHY they need it, they're not buying. #marketingyourbusiness #solvingtheproblem

📚 New book alert! 👀 Look, I got all crafty in my new book for #capstonepress and @capstone_pub 📖 Friends know I can't sew for my life, but I can find ALL kinds of ways to get around that! This one was so much fun to make; I think my favorite is actually the pouch they featured on the cover. So easy! Find this book in your local library soon 🤓 .
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I am beyond excited to share this news with you guys: I’m the newest member of the @iheartcostamesa team! 💖 As a contributing writer, I get to explore and report back on the city I love to live in, including some of the amazing makers and entrepreneurs who make it so great to live here. Seriously, what could be better? Look for my first article to go live soon: a profile on my very favorite yoga studio (and the place I call my second home), @spectrayoga
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. photo by the incredible @natmoser . labradorite mala & bracelet by @forthesoulmalabeads
. hand-dyed blouse by @annajoycedesign
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Not gonna lie, these last few weeks have been really tough for me. And if I didn't know it before, it was an excellent reminder that small business owners do it all. You can't just stop doing what you do for a living when the universe steps in with some alternate plans for you. There’s no leave of absence to request, no boss to plead with for a few days off. You gotta keep going, one step at a time, because you're the only one who does what you do. So shout out to all my clients and friends who are #solopreneurs and #smallbizowners because it is *no joke* when we say the struggle is real. I am so thankful for my tribe and circle of support and all I've learned in studying yoga about mindful breathing. I know that it will all be okay, eventually. And until then, I'm just taking it one. step. at. a. time. Sending you hugs if you are too. •
I'll be back here real soon, as there are plenty of good things around the corner, and I can't wait to share them with you. .
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