Or are you feeling exhausted, grumpy, and stuck doing stuff you don't wanna do in your handmade business?
It's time we turned all this around. It's time you looooooved your business. Big heart-eyes-emoji love.
If you want to fall in love with your handmade business and explore the foundations of a biz you adore (whether your biz is brand new, or you've been doing it for a decade!), join me in the #MonthofBizLove!
This free #monthofbizlove challenge includes:
Daily Instagram Challenges to get you loving your business
Daily video lessons exploring the Daily Challenge in depth! (broadcast live on Periscope and uploaded to YouTube)
A 30 day workbook to walk you through each challenge!
An introvert gets their energy from being alone, while an extrovert gets energy by being with other people. Many of my listeners are introverts (me too!), so I love to find resources for thriving in business as an introvert. I recently found a great book. In this episode, we'll discuss the three big lessons I took from The Introvert Entrepreneur, by Beth Beulow. And I'm giving away a copy. (Scroll down to enter!)
I am totally delighted to be talking to Starship Captain, video podcaster, designer and co-organizer of the Geeky Puffin Knitpalooza, C.C. Almon. We had a geeky, enthusiastic conversation (I'm more than a little excited that C.C. invited me to teach in the UK!).
I follow my enthusiasm by reading…a lot. And once a month, I share (some of) the books I read last month and the books I intend to read this month. You can join the informal book club by sharing your own list in the comments and find all the posts here.
Wake up Happy, by Michael Strahan. It's so weird that I read two books kinda related to sports this month. This one was happy, upbeat, and encouraging. I didn't know anything about Michael and I like him quite a lot after reading it. If you need a pick-me-up, read it!
Lock in, by John Scalzi. Oh man. This novel was SO good. If you like sci-fi set in an almost real-world, read it. I have loved every Scalzi book I've ever read. I'll be reading more!
Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable, by Tim Grover. I have mixed feelings about this book, written by a superstar basketball trainer (he worked with Michael Jordan!). I want my teenage brothers to read it, for its message of “work harder than anyone else, in order to be great”… but making excuses for why “great” men cheat on their families is pretty disgusting. Related: He only talks about great men. Not once does he mention women, or how they can be relentless and great. Ugh.
Drawing Blood, by Molly Crabapple. I had no idea who the author was, or how the book even landed on my “to read” list, but it came in at the library so I got it. And it was very engaging. Fascinating to read about a world that's unfolded parallel to my own (we're close in age) but so totally different (being raised in rural Ohio, going to school in East TN then living in Appalachia is nothing like NYC!)