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Quick tip: Having a custom logo design was only used by big brands or business owners before. But now it’s just as important for a blog to have one. It’s that one graphic element that can help your audience identify you out there.
Think about the number of blogs that you can find these days. It seems like the number keeps growing and growing, so what better way to stand out than with a beautiful logo.

I see a trend in sharing our imperfections. It's cool to not have it all together and show how we don't have it all figured out. And while I am glad that it has become more widely accepted to be imperfect rather than put on a fake front that we are perfect, I think there's something missing. In the midst of embracing imperfect, we should also recognize our talents too. There's nothing wrong with celebrating the things we are good at and being proud of our accomplishments. Let's make a change. What is something you do well? What are you proud of in your life or business? ⠀

#fridayintroductions #instavibechallenge #liveintentionally #liveauthentic #livebeautifully #lessworkmorelife #lesshustlemoregrace #gracenotperfection #everysquareastory #livethelittlethings #shareyourheart #purposeoverperfection #pursuewhatislovely #heartinthehustle #livefullyalive #smallbusinessowner #intentionalbusiness #calledtobecreative #designisinthedetails #creativepreneur #lovewhatyoumake #creativityfound #heartinthehustle #communityovercompetition #creativeentrepreneur #womenonamission #mompreneur #dowhatyoulove

I needed this mantra today. Some days just seem to DRAG! I take 2 steps forward, then 2 steps back (thanks Paula Abdul). But seriously.
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My mind gets cluttered with “what’s my next launch?” “Where do I find good people to hire?” “where do I get better systems so I’m not on this hamster wheel?” etc etc.
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It’s in these moments that I have to remember that everybody has some part of their life that’s easier for them than others. It’s not that the effort is easier, it’s that the mental & emotional resistance isn’t as much of a struggle for them.
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Achievement sustains because they're measuring improvement and creating feedback of learning & growth instead of always seeing the struggle as a stress and never feeling good enough or satisfied with the process.
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It’s all a process after all! My process is to show up, everyday, with the mission and purpose to serve each of you with lasting connection and resources.
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I am hosting a free virtual masterclass on Saturday June 17th and will be going over some of these triggers, and how we can overcome them and get to a place of consistent income and growth. If you want to join me, click the link in my bio! (This is me showing up by the way 🙏🏼💁🏼) xoxo
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#pitchitperfect #societygal #youbelong #socialboss #bloguettes #creativechics #immtribe #fueledwithheart #tcctribe #onmydesk #posttheordinary #instagramadvantage #intentionalbusiness #creativebiz #creativebizhaven #thesavvycommunity

Tomorrow is the day, sweet friends! #illumeretreatwaco kicks off Monday afternoon with all sorts of heartfelt hellos, soon followed by a gorgeous dinner alfresco with rentals by our friends at @birchandbrassrentals. We can't wait to welcome this incredible group of attendees to Waco for this year's event, and we hope you'll follow along for all the fun! | photo @shalynnelson from April 2016 #illumeretreat

It’s the freakin’ weekend, y’all!
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There’s a story in the entrepreneurial community that success equals #nodaysoff. Sleep is sacrificed in pursuit of the hustle. Vacations are pushed back. Weekends are spent with the doors shut in front of computer screens.
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But here’s the thing. A wholehearted life and business? One where meaning is found, created, cultivated? One where you make an impact *and* an income? One that’s successful, satisfying, and sustainable? It’s only found when we let go of exhaustion and #hustle as a measure of our work and worthiness - and make time for rest and play.
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I have a value in my business (and in life) to make rest, play, ease + flow a priority. I take weekends off. I spend the evenings with my family. I work hard, hustle on a heart-level, and make sure that I’m investing an equal amount of time, energy, and heart into my personal life, as well. Because the health of my business is integrally linked with the health of my life outside the interwebs.
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This weekend, I get to watch a sneak-peek performance of my baby sister’s (who is 16 - whaaaaat?!) high school dance team, spend time with some of our nearest and dearest in our new home, and catch St. Paul & the Broken Bones in concert! In between, I'm sneaking in time to cook, read, and rest. It’s going to be packed and perfect.
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How are you making time for rest + play this weekend?
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📷: @k8ebaumann

Another summer scarf idea... 📸: @_birdasaurus

Announcement time!! Swipe through to find out what I'm introducing today OR watch my latest insta story 💕

Branded up my desktop 🙌🌟 #branditall #intentionalbusiness #brandingdesign

Life is a journey. Sometimes you've just gotta stop and enjoy the street art. 🎨Happy Hump Day!

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Been trying to figure out how to raise your rates? One of my favorite ways you can try out is the incremental increase method.⠀
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How do you do it? Simply raise your prices with each new client. When you start getting pushback from a few potential new clients regarding the investment of working with you, you’ve likely found your ideal price for awhile. Once you stop getting some “no’s” it’s time to repeat this process.⠀
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✨ The Penniless to Profitable Masterclass is dropping this month. Sign up now at the link in my profile @dizzycaitlin so you don't miss it! ✨

New friends! Did you know that I while I love making all things in regards to hand-painted farmhouse signs, I also love leather goods with a purpose? I have another shop called @eastcoastbenefactory, where 50% of all profits go directly to @solehope in Jinja, Uganda. If you aren't familiar with them, you really need to learn more about their awesome mission! Check out my @eastcoastbenefactory shop for hip leather mason jar sleeves, super lightweight leather earrings, and leather baby pacifier clips in lots of colors! Shop with purpose this fall! ⠀
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#honeycombwoodcrafts #eastcoastbenefactory #leathermasonjar #ballmasonjars #masonjarlove #woodcrafting #intentionalliving #handpaintedsigns #intentionalbusiness #barncharm #barnlove #communityovercompetition #mycottagefarmhousestyle #farmhousequiltblock #woodenquiltblock #handpaintedwithlove #blissfullyhome #farmhousehappy #adoremyabode #etsyshopowner #shoplocalraleigh #shoplocalcary #shoplocalhollysprings #raleighsmallbusiness #handmadewithlove

Making decisions has never been my strong suit. But I've learned that we have to be able to make a decision and move on. I've seen how simple decisions can hold me back and I'm too busy living life for that anymore. The biggest lesson I've learned is in contentment. I rarely regret a decision anymore because I am content with what I have. I know that in the end, none of it really matters and I want to focus my time and attention on the things that do. Can you relate? Head to blog for more about how to deal with indecisiveness in life. (And apparently, the post wasn't published all week either so if you tried to read it earlier and couldn't find it - that's why!)⠀

#liveintentionally #liveauthentic #livebeautifully #lessworkmorelife #lesshustlemoregrace #gracenotperfection #everysquareastory #livethelittlethings #shareyourheart #purposeoverperfection #pursuewhatislovely #heartinthehustle #livefullyalive #smallbusinessowner #intentionalbusiness #calledtobecreative #designisinthedetails #creativepreneur #lovewhatyoumake #creativityfound #heartinthehustle #communityovercompetition #creativeentrepreneur #womenonamission #mompreneur #dowhatyoulove

Quick tip: Having a custom logo design was only used by big brands or business owners before. But now it’s just as important for a blog to have one. It’s that one graphic element that can help your audience identify you out there.
Think about the number of blogs that you can find these days. It seems like the number keeps growing and growing, so what better way to stand out than with a beautiful logo.

The photographer behind Dream Photo Design was looking for a classy and elegant feel for her logo design 💛📸// #logodesign #lethbridgephotographer #graphicdesigner #freshdesignbyannelies #lethbridgegraphicdesign

It’s the freakin’ weekend, y’all!
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There’s a story in the entrepreneurial community that success equals #nodaysoff. Sleep is sacrificed in pursuit of the hustle. Vacations are pushed back. Weekends are spent with the doors shut in front of computer screens.
.
But here’s the thing. A wholehearted life and business? One where meaning is found, created, cultivated? One where you make an impact *and* an income? One that’s successful, satisfying, and sustainable? It’s only found when we let go of exhaustion and #hustle as a measure of our work and worthiness - and make time for rest and play.
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I have a value in my business (and in life) to make rest, play, ease + flow a priority. I take weekends off. I spend the evenings with my family. I work hard, hustle on a heart-level, and make sure that I’m investing an equal amount of time, energy, and heart into my personal life, as well. Because the health of my business is integrally linked with the health of my life outside the interwebs.
.
This weekend, I get to watch a sneak-peek performance of my baby sister’s (who is 16 - whaaaaat?!) high school dance team, spend time with some of our nearest and dearest in our new home, and catch St. Paul & the Broken Bones in concert! In between, I'm sneaking in time to cook, read, and rest. It’s going to be packed and perfect.
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How are you making time for rest + play this weekend?
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📷: @k8ebaumann

She launched her business built on her passion for knitting with beautiful, handcrafted and high quality fibres. She loved knitting and dying yarn and wanted to share her colour inspirations with other knitters. When it came time to present her work to potential customers, she realized she was one in a sea of hundreds.
Barb reached out to me needing a visual identity that positioned her business as professional, handcrafted, and inspired by the beautiful beach town she lives in.

I loved highlighting these aspects of @southbeachyarnco’s business through the juxtaposition of a clean, serif font and hand drawn illustrations. Beneath the text, a string of yarn loops as if onto knitting needles and subtly forms the shape of waves at the beach. The end result is an identity for Barb’s business that is professional, creative, soft and locally inspired.
No matter what stage you are in your business, you deserve a visual identity that feels right. A brand that is authentic, intentional and reflects who you are but also speaks to your ideal customers. 🌊

Did you have a logo when you started your business? Do you have one now? Send me a DM and tell me why or why not!

So often we look at something going wrong or failure as the end. But as Babe Ruth says here, it may be a necessary step to get you to achieving your goal, that big home run! Where in your life do you need to keep chugging forward? Share below to get some support!

Some days my mantra is "Do one thing at a time, slowly, gently, and with love," and that's all I can aim for. What's your mantra today?

Cheers to everyone who's joined #SEOMadeSimple so far! I can't wait to hear your success stories. (Also cheers to it being my Friday and a much needed 4 day weekend in Philly!) 🎉🎉

Haven't joined the party yet? The FREE 6 day SEO challenge is still available.

Join us here: http://bit.ly/freeseomadesimple

Learn how to use SEO as your new secret weapon for getting found, growing traffic and gaining clients.

What is it that you desire? What are you doing to manifest it?

The colors, the hint of shadows and the richness. I dig it. The almost rustic gold and the green, grounding me in all the things that come from earth. Some of us speak in photographs, some of us in music and others through words. Maybe all three? I'm sure I'm missing other types of communication. Sometimes there's a gap to bridge between us as we communicate differently people to people. But with the things we create--wherever it's a photograph, a song or novel--you create and it calls forth and attracts on its own, without a need for explanations.

This devotional was written for the entrepreneur who desires to keep God first in her business. It was written for you, who wants to pursue your purpose through entrepreneurship but feels lost on where to start. It was written with those of us in mind who need prayer in our lives and our business, who want to thank God for the blessings and the struggles, who want to be filled with the wisdom and knowledge He has to give us, who want to use our God given skills and talents the way He intends us to, not the way we think it should happen. This devotional is for each of us who want our business to stay rooted in our faith and want to be reminded of that daily.⠀

Grab your copy in the shop now and start building your business with faith.⠀

#businesswithfaith #smallbusinessowner #intentionalbusiness #calledtobecreative #creativepreneur #onmydesk #lovewhatyoumake #creativityfound #heartinthehustle #communityovercompetition #fromwhereiwork #savvybusinessowner #creativeentrepreneur #womenonamission #mompreneur #dowhatyoulove #entrepreneurlife #theimperfectboss

Feeling lost or overwhelmed by a new or expanding idea? A little chat to talk through your process may do the trick. ⠀

Did y'all know that I offer creative strategy sessions?⠀

This includes two 30-minute calls where we’ll talk all about your project and the struggles you’re having and then I'll send over an in-depth pdf with action steps, resources, and inspiration (based on the topics discussed on our phone call).⠀

Swipe to see how thrilled Kristin was with this services and learn more here: http://cieradesign.com/creative-strategy-session/ (link also in bio).⠀ ⠀

Don't always be in creation mode, branding mode, Visibility mode, Create time for observation. You won't believe what I found with the 15 minutes I dedicated to observation this evening. I will just drop it there. Some strategies may nit look sexy and shinny, but do they give result? That's it for now.

Peace, clarity and purpose can be found on a morning lake for me. The process of a morning fog dissipating upon sunlight provides such a natural metaphor for the path I have chosen to pursue with Indie Pine Creative Co. I find true joy in serving Creative Entrepreneurs by helping them cut through the fog and find clarity in their core nature, goals, and brand.

Do you have any natural metaphors that align with passions and joy in life?

📷 cred: @dusty_blanco

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