You Don't Have To Hustle For Your Self-Worth

You Don't Have To Hustle For Your Self-Worth

A mantra I repeat to myself over and over again in my creative work and life is:

I don’t have to hustle for my self-worth

I don’t have to hustle for my self-worth

I don’t have to hustle for my self-worth

It’s something that I talk about a lot with my clients too and I see over and over again the ways we can convince ourselves that we have to hustle for our self-worth in our work and our life along the way. 

Eight Reminders For Big-Hearted Creatives Who Are Ready To Embrace Guilt-Free Rest

Eight Reminders For Big-Hearted Creatives Who Are Ready To Embrace Guilt-Free Rest

Something my clients tell me over and over again is that they want to make more space for rest in their creative work and life.

They’re fed up of feeling overwhelmed, burned out, exhausted, and like they’re working way more than they’re living each week. 

When we look at their schedule together we see that there is always space for rest - or a long-term solution for how to pivot their business model to be less overwhelming along the way - and the main issue is that they struggle to actually give themselves permission to rest and switch off each week and month out of fear that it means they are lazy, that they’ll fall behind, and that they’re not hustling as hard as they should be.

I’m a big advocate for guilt-free rest. I think resting and living my life is just as important as working and hustling it out in my business. For me, making time for rest and to switch off from my business is part of doing the work it takes to build an impactful, fulfilling, and sustainable creative life, but I still have to remind myself from time to time that I have permission to do so. Because so much of the noise we’re surrounded by glorifies being busy and hustling ourselves into the ground and defining ourselves and our worth by our careers and our income, we have to be brave enough to redefine those things for ourselves and to give ourselves permission to embrace our need for rest and white space without allowing guilt and fear to hold us back along the way.

So today I want to share with you eight things I like to remind myself and my clients of whenever we need to remember that we have permission to take life at our own pace, to rest when we need to, and to live as much as we work along the way. If you’re struggling to give yourself permission to embrace guilt-free rest in your creative work and life, my hope is that these can be of some encouragement for you today. 

Let's Talk About Setting Intentional Income Goals In Your Big-Hearted Business

Let's Talk About Setting Intentional Income Goals In Your Big-Hearted Business

Money. We either love talking about it, or we don’t.

I fall in the camp of loving to talk about it. Not because I’m obsessed with it or think money is the epitome of success, happiness, and joy, but because I’ve found that it’s by being open about money, by not being afraid to ask tough questions, and by holding space for honest conversations that we’re able to feel more confident in our ability to make and manage it, and navigate all of the money blocks and fears we face along the way too.

So often we have money beliefs that we have been holding onto for years that are not serving us in the pursuit of a wholehearted creative life.

It’s too hard and too complicated to make a stable and secure living as a creative business owner.

I’m not good enough in my work to be able to make the living I want to.

I’m a starving artist, I shouldn’t expect to make a good living if I want to pursue creative work.

It’s selfish and greedy to want to make a lot of money, so I don’t won't even try.

Financially stability and success is for other people, not me.

We all have them - stories we’ve been telling ourselves about money that can be so deep rooted within us that sometimes we don’t even realise the ways that they are holding us back.

And I’ve found that a really good place to start when it comes to getting more focused and less overwhelmed and afraid when it comes to money as a creative business owner is to get super specific on how much you want to make, how much you’re currently making, and how you’re actually going to work towards your income goals along the way.

So today I want to share with you how I set intentional income goals in my business in the hopes of encouraging you to find a way that works best for you to do so too.