One of the best things that has happened since I started the business has been getting to know, and forming a community of like minded individuals. It’s been super helpful to have mentors and supporters who have gone over similar ground and can point out the pitfalls to watch out for, as well as the easier way of doing something. It speaks to generosity and that feeling of abundance. And it resonates more when it’s from other women who are charting their own course! We are talking not just business skills, but life skills. I want to share with you a few resources today that I’ve found to be inspirational, helpful + fun as I explore my creativity in all aspects of life. The first one of course is the book In The Company Of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs by Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge. You need this even if you have never thought of yourself as a maker, artist or entrepreneur because it’s life advice from women who are following their dreams. The second is this series of podcasts from Elizabeth Gilbert called Magic Lessons and you can, and should listen to all of them. But my favorite episode is this conversation between Gilbert and Brene Brown. Goosebumps! Lastly, I’d like you to meet Maya. I carry a sketchbook and doodle in it and my favorite character to draw is Maya. She is kind, smart and is working hard to fulfill her dreams. Today Maya has a question for you..
The majority of my readers are women, and I thought it would be great if there was a way we could support each other. When you have an awesome idea and/or are going to start a business, is there something you don’t want to hear? For example, I had someone quote me a really depressing statistic about how approximately 90 or more % of small businesses never make it beyond the first few years when I told them I was starting a business. Okay, that was good to know (maybe), but I would’ve liked some encouragement to go with that! What don’t you want to hear, if anything? Tell me in the comments and I will add it in to the boxes! Remember this can apply to anything, not just a business. Everyone whose comment gets added in will receive a printable Maya that they can download and frame!
Image credits: Studio Collectivitea