It's been a while since we've had a Homie Chat, today seems like a great day for one. Laura asks me some of her burning questions about how I transitioned from e-design (design only) to full service projects and everything in between!
I've been pretty open about my struggle with anxiety, and I'll continue to be open about it because it's important to me that people know they aren't alone. When I scheduled my call with Kayti, we didn't necessarily know what we'd chat about, but this call genuinely felt like a conversation with a long time friend. She shares her struggles with anxiety including some ways she's dealt with it, spoiler though, one includes eliminating wine. *GASP*!
This is a very different podcast today, I'm talking to Tracy Kinnally about all things high end art, she shares valuable concepts that designers can apply to their business to help find the right pieces for our clients. She also shares how she can work with designers to help them find the right collections for their clients.
I'm super pumped to share this episode with my first local (aka Toronto-Based) designer. I had such a great time picking Michaela's brain and hearing other methods for weeding out red flag clients, scheduling projects and so much more!
Sometimes you meet someone that you just feel a connection with, and Karen was definitely one of these people. When I asked her what she does for a living and she told me, I was fascinated and wanted to learn more. Here's a deep dive on what it means to be a Neurolinguistic Practitioner and how she works with clients.
If you don't know Darla Powell than you are clearly living under a rock. Not only has she built a successful business and made a name for herself in a very short period of time, but now she's helping other designers do the same thing with her marketing business; Wingnut Social.
The universe always seems to have my back, it brings people into my life at just the right times. I'm heavily focused on client experience and hiring right now. So, of course, the universe decided it was time to introduce me to someone who could help with those two topics!
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I love when I talk to someone and they completely shock me, well this is definitely one of those conversations. Olivia is in her early 20s and she's got her sh*t together, I think back to my early 20s, and well, I don't remember most of it.
After getting the largest projects in my career so far (a new build!), I knew I need to pick the brain of a long time professional. Elizabeth answers my questions about the builder/designer relationship and then some! She's since become my biggest cheerleader, and I'm ever grateful to her.
Every now and then someone posts something in my Facebook group that touches me to my core, often because I relate on many levels. Truth is, I have a lot of work to do on myself, but I've come a long way and I have a lot to say on topics like negative self talk, playing small, and surrounding myself with things that make me FEEL good.
I'm a big believer in manifestation, your thoughts becoming your reality, and when I hear a story of just that, it gives me chills! I loved talking with Ana about her first full home project and the amazing backstory behind it. In my short time in chatting with Ana, I could tell she was an amazing human, and that this killer project and client was likely the result of some well-deserved karma (and hard work of course)!
I'm a big time procrastinator, and it's a constant battle to ensure I stay focused and productive each and every day. Today I'm sharing my top 10 favourite productivity hacks that have really helped my get sh*t done.
I've made it pretty clear that networking is a high priority for me this year, and let's be real, it's scary. Crispin shares some great tips on how to talk yourself up to loose the anxiety behind networking and make the most of the connections you made.
I can't even come up with a good name to summarize this killer episode. This episode will inspire you, make you laugh, and make you want to kick some serious business ass. Do yourself a favour and have a listen.
I posted in a Facebook group asking for feedback on an idea I had involving buying a cube van to deal with accessory shopping, and Amanda reply blew my mind. I knew I needed to talk to her to discuss it further. This episode will share how she deals with accessories (spoiler, she's not shlepping!) and some key learnings from her work experience prior to running her own business.
I'm sharing how building my business from nothing, has seriously transformed me. I hope that by sharing how it has, will inspire you to take action to make it happen for yourself. It's worth it, peeps.
Many designers aspiring to own their own business are juggling their own clients on top of their regular 9-5. Taking the leap is difficult, and convincing your partner has it's own unique challenges. On this episode we discuss strategies for having the conversation with your partner and the importance of self-care.
Today we're talking about when and how to say goodbye to a client. I always hated doing the breaking up when I was in my 20s and I'm certainly not any better with clients! But sometimes you just need to know when it's time to walk away for the good of your business.
I'm very process driven, so when I see someone doing something that helps make things more efficient I'm all over it. Learn how Pamela Sandall of Pamela Sandall Design shares her out of the box ideas on using Wecora to rock your processes!
I'm chatting with Veronica Solomon who has been a HUGE inspiration to me. She's shown me what is possible and has helped me realize I wasn't dreaming big enough. Today we're digging into what to say (and not say) during the initial call with a prospective client. BOOM.