If we feel like we need a mentor, but are not genuine in our path to finding one, the relationship will most likely feel forced.Read More
I stopped saying, “I’m bad at money.” I started saying, “I’m learning about money.”Read More
Despite her huge successes, Amy tells her story in a way that is so down-to-earth and relatable that you’ll feel like you're having a casual conversation with your best friend.Read More
Being aware of the way your body and mind respond to stress from the start can help you fight back against some of these indications of tension.Read More
Taking those big steps can help us make the changes we want in our lives, but sometimes all we really need is to find small ways to shift our mindset.Read More
Hello, Mavens! Haley here from Haley Grand with your brand new tech wallpaper background!
Elizabeth Gilbert is one of my all-time favorite mavens, and it was so hard to pick just one of her quotes to use for this month’s wallpaper. But this one stuck out to me, because I definitely struggle with perfection paralysis from time to time…
Like when I’m ready to post a carefully crafted picture to Instagram and realize that there’s a mistake or something looks slightly off…and I end up just not posting it. Or when I take down my website because I’m updating my portfolio, and I don’t make it live until everything is exactly how I’d like it.
I literally had a therapist once point out to me that I simply use the word “perfect” too often… Like, “Can you meet at 10?” “Yes, that works.” “Perfect!”
Guilty as charged. Any of this sound familiar?
I love this story that I heard on a podcast once (and I think, weirdly enough, it was Elizabeth Gilbert who told it - warning that I don’t remember the details and could be getting this all wrong) about a culture where artisans intentionally added at least one small mistake to their work, so that nothing was ever “perfect.” I love this idea and it has been a saving grace to me. If imperfection is the new perfect, sign me up.
I know it’s better to create something imperfect than to create nothing at all. No journey is ever perfect, and I’d say that most are very messy. And that’s what makes it fun, right?
Here’s to you creating a glorious mess!
We know during the day our time is committed to other responsibilities, but it can be difficult to focus on those and ignore the siren song of a great new idea.Read More
I kept telling myself, “I can have it all and it has to be perfect.”Read More
Therefore, it's best to make sure it contains valuable content.Read More
While I realize that many fulfilling aspects of life take work, focus, determination and discomfort, holding onto an idea that you MUST push through with something that isn’t serving you can be both depleting and damaging to your life and spirit.Read More
Happy February! Haley here from Grand Print Co. with your brand new tech wallpaper background!
I’m trying to channel these vibes from the one and only Michelle Obama, because this quote is one of my absolute favorites. No matter who you are, where you’re from, (what you did? am I breaking out in song?!) what your situation is, or what you are battling, these words can change your perspective for the better.
We all need to make fewer fear-based decisions. When we make moves from a place of insecurity and fear, we’re giving up our power and confidence - which is a little counter-intuitive since we need that self-assurance to succeed.
Realize your fears, and then rationalize them. Realize your dreams, and then materialize them.
And lead by example with hope, never fear. :)
At face value, we are preoccupying ourselves with a whole slew of different activities, but in reality, how many of those things are we actually doing for us?Read More
Why, might you ask, does your desk have to face a blank wall? Why do you work through your lunch break? Why do you work hours that don’t work for you?Read More
This year, what would happen if we focused on cultivating self-awareness around what habits may be stopping us from achieving our career goals or keeping that New Year’s resolution, instead of simply focusing on the goal itself?Read More
Happy New Year, Mavens!
Haley here from Grand Print Co. with your January 2017(!) wallpaper download.
Whether you’re jumping into your New Year’s resolutions, recovering from an abundance of champagne, or setting meaningful intentions for the year, the day has come to embrace 2017 in all its potential glory.
Let the adventure begin.
Emails: can’t live with them, can’t live without them. Email is a wonderful tool in today’s world, but it can also be a huge time suck.Read More
I always felt that I was working towards something, but never achieving anything.Read More
You can’t let your past dictate where you end up.Read More
Hello, dear Mavens! Haley here from Grand Print Co. with your December wallpaper download.
So…let’s get real. It’s beginning to get cold. Whether you’re in NYC like me or in sunny California, the temperature is becoming less and less balmy every day. I’ve been joking with my boyfriend about how I wish it would snow (and I hate snow) because it just doesn’t seem fair for it to be this cold without snow.
And speaking of cold, the holiday season has a reputation for being filled with warmth and love—as it should be—but if we’re being honest, it can be super stressful as well. I would love to say that we all exist in the holiday season of Love Actually. But you know what? Sometimes people in the arrivals area of Heathrow airport are actually mean and grumpy. It’s the truth, Richard Curtis. Don’t try to tell me otherwise*.
Just keep in mind that we need little more kindness than usual this time of year. And a little kindness goes a long way.
I hope this serves as a lovely reminder to you to spread a little kindness in all you do.
* Okay, I lied. Please continue to tell me otherwise. I love this movie and it makes me cry all the tears.