Ep 49: Assembling a Dream Project with Andrea Tsang Jackson

June 13, 2018

Andrea Tsang Jackson of 3rd Story Workshop has put together an amazing project, Our Song, Your Reflection, spanning all types of mediums and involving some amazing creatives. I am so in awe, so I brought her here to you to tell her story and help remind you that you CAN get paid and you CAN create these fantastic projects you love. From beating childhood cancer to getting her second quilt ever exhibited in Quiltcon, you will be inspired when you hear Adrea talk about letting go of fear. After all....it's only fabric.

Check out the Our Song, Your Reflection IndieGogo page.

 

Find Andrea:

 

3 CWL Musts:

Listen: Revisionist History Podcast

Follow: Cathy Heller @Cathy.Heller

Believe:  "The wound is where the light shines through." by Switchfoot (Go check out #WhereTheLightShinesThrough on Instagram)

 

 

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The Anniversary Interview with Kate!

June 6, 2018

Welp. This is it y'all.

We made it to ONE YEAR of the Creative Women's League! Thank you so much for every listen, every share, every pic you tagged #CreativeWomenRock. YOU make the CWL what it is and I am beyond lucky to get to work for you and with you for many years to come.

So this episode is QUITE the doozy. I spent an hour with HollyAnne Knight from String and Story while she interviews ME for the podcast! My friends, let me tell you, I did not even mean to open the flood gates this much but I really do tell ALL of my story here....like, I cry you guys. I told it allllllll.

We talk fear of living up to your potential, bailing vs. pivoting, toxic relationships and severe depression.  I bare my soul you guys and I have to thank you so much for requesting an episode about me and allowing me to finally understand the excitement and nerves of a CWL podcast guest!

 

Big THANK YOU to HollyAnne for guiding me through this tell all episode.

You can catch her at @StringAndStory on Instgram or StringAndStory.com

HollyAnne's Friyay Friends feature on me can be found here.

 

3 CWL Musts:

Read:

The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly? by Seth Godin  (AND Tribes by Seth Godin! READ SETH GODIN!)

Follow:
@AndreaSavage on Instagram (And watch her show I'm Sorry on Tru TV!)

Believe:

"People dumber than you have done it." (and nicer iterations like 'People with less time than me have done it', 'People with less recsources than me have done it' etc)

"Hesitate less, Leap More"

 

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Episode 47: Creating Connection on Instagram with Asma

May 30, 2018

Asma is a comic artist who started up an Instagram for her work on a whim. 42 posts and 33.8k followers later, Asma is connecting with people all around the world over the topics of Islam and acceptance. Creating her cute and poigiant art all from her phone, Asma is helping change the conversation about Islam. Asma proves that connection and being true to yourself is the name of the game on Instagram and it's through those things that you can build a platform for your voice and your message.

Follow Asma:
@mvzlamic on Instagram

 

3 CWL Musts:

Read:
'A Thousand Splendid Suns' by Khaled Hosseini
 
Follow:
@niqabaechronicles on Instagram
 
Believe:

 لااله إلا الله محمد رسول الله 

La ilaha ila'llah Muhammadun rasul Allah
'There is no god but God, Muhammad is His messenger'
 
 إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون 
Inna lillahi wa inna illayhi raji'un
'To God we belong, and to Him we shall return'
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Music from BenSound.com
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Mindful Monday 42: Guilt of Creative Time

May 28, 2018

Brad joins me once again! The first one was sooooo much fun that we did it again! 

This time Brad and I talk about the creative guilt. I am the fretting/guilt feeling party in our relationship and Brad is the calm/understanding one....so how do we work it out?

I ask Brad the blunt question: How much do you hate me for blowing you off sometimes?

 

I did not edit the episode at all so you can feel our weirdo, loving energy in it's entirity. So many giggles and sooooo much love on this episode.

 

Brad's podcast:

The Orlando Soccer Show

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Episode 46: Making Social Media your BFF with GoGoKim

May 23, 2018

 Kim Niedzwiecki, better known by her perfectly moniker of GoGo Kim, is the best internet friend, cheerleader and teach you could possible have.  I mean that with my whole heart. Yes, she operates mainly in the sewing/quilting space but I geniunely believe makers of alllllll background can learn so much from this social media maven and professional cheerleader. Kim and I not only talk about awesome tips for your social media but you also get to hear about how she happened into the induistry and what drives her to stay.

I can't wait for you to learn so much important info, not only from this episode but from her blog and other wonderful resources.

 

Find Kim:
@GogoKim on Instagram

GoGoKim.Com

 

3 CWL Musts:

Listen to:

"To be a true badass you have to listen to yourself."-Kim

Follow:

Find a best friend who builds you up and listens to you and follow her!

Believe:

"Just being you is pretty awesome. "

 

 

 

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Mindful Monday 41: The Supportive Spouse

May 21, 2018

The love of my life, Brad, joins me for this episode! It was so much fun that I did not edit the episode at all so you can feel our weirdo, loving energy in it's entirity.

Can ya tell I love him? I do. Sorry about all the giggles.

We talk about how important a supportive partner is and how a healthy partnership views you kicking ass (hint: Jealousy is not it).

 

Brad's podcast:

The Orlando Soccer Show

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Episode 45: Finding Your Ideal Customer with Sara Leigh

May 17, 2018

Sara Leigh of Stitch of Whimsy couldn't find her dream clientele in her South Florida town....so she had to take her whimsy on the road. I love hearing Sara's story about how evolving her brand and her wares led to the dream job she has today; being her own boss and creating too cute designs that sell! Sara is here to tell ya....if you want to make it and it's authentically you, the sales will come.

 

Find Sara:

@StitchOfWhimsy on Instagram

Stitch of Whimsy on Etsy

 

3 CWL Musts:

Read:

You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

Watch:

Six Feet Under

Follow:

Mab Graves @MabGraves

Believe:

 “The greats weren’t great cause at birth they could paint , the greats were great because they paint a lot." -Macklemore (From Ten Thousand Hours)
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Mindful Monday 40: Do People Suck?

May 14, 2018

I have a big big confession this episode. It has to do with one of my biggest pet peeves and greatest beliefs. It also has to do with one of my favorite songs ever.

 

People by Andrew Jackson Jihad

People are wasteful, they waste all the food
People are hateful, and people are rude
But god I love some people sometimes
Because people are very, very special

And people are impatient, they don’t know how to wait
People are selfish, people are prone to hate
But god I love some people sometimes
Because people are the greatest thing to happen

People are people regardless of skin
People are people regardless of creed
People are people regardless of gender
People are people regardless of anything

People are my religion because I believe in them
People are my enemies and people are my friends
I have faith in my fellow man
And I only hope that he has faith in me

 

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music by bensound.com

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Ep 44: Bloggin’ for a Livin’ with Beth Moncel

May 9, 2018

Beth Moncel didn't plan on creating Budget Bytes, the amazing food blog that's helping people cook healthy, wallet friendly meals, but thank goodness she did! I loved hearing about how creating a little spot on the internet for herself lead to a nine year journey of helping people and creating her dream job. Beth's gradual transition into making her passion project her day job is a great story to hear for the more cautious of us creative women.

 

Find Beth

@BudgetBytes on Instagram

BudgetBytes.com

Budget Bytes App on iTunes

 

3 CWL Musts

Download:

The Calm app

Follow:

Yourself! " I would like to remind people to not ignore their own successes and wins, even if they're small, and use those as your motivation and inspiration to do more. Take time to really look at what you're doing and what you have accomplished already, and recognize how amazing you are."

Believe:
"I can do this."

 

 

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Music by BenSound.com

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Ep 43: Fearlessly Pursuing the Big Collaborations with Nikki Brooks-Reevis

May 2, 2018

Nikki Brooks-Reevis from Beaute J'adore is chic, funny and completely fearless. I love this interview as we talk about how she dove in to her new found hobby of sewing and quickly turned it into a collaboration with Mood fabrics and McCall's Patten Company! Her lifestyle and DIY blog is a gorgeous piece of the internet you just have to go see.
This episode is fantastic for anyone looking to take their bloggin' fate in to their own hands and leap forward!

 

Find Nikki:
@BeauteJadore on Instagram

BeauteJadore.com

Beaute J'adore for McCall's

 

3 CWL Musts:

Listen 

Girl Boss Radio

Follow

@NeffiWalker On Instagram

Believe

"Run your life on your own terms

 

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Join the Facebook group!

 

 

Music By BenSound.com

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