3 moves in 3 years. What is life? ⠀ In a few days, our Hawai’i chapter will be coming to a close —much sooner than I had expected and hoped that it would. But as hard as it is, I’m choosing to see our move back to the mainland as a beginning, rather than an ending. ⠀ I sat on sharing this life update for so long because it’s literally impossible to put into words just how much this little island in the middle of the sea has impacted and influenced my life. ⠀ I remember arriving excited, yet hesitant. I wondered whether or not this city girl could actually pull off island living, ha! ⠀ The truth is, Hawai’i has humbled me in more ways than one. I’ve become more conscious (of my thoughts and choices), more connected (to myself and my surroundings), and more intentional (about celebrating the little things —the seemingly simple, yet significant joys in life). ⠀ And while I’ll miss so many things about this special place, from the endless adventures to the slower pace of life to the rich culture and kindness —I’ll be taking it 𝒂𝒍𝒍 with me. What a beautiful thing it is for our experiences to live on in us; if we share them, they will never be lost. ⠀ So La La Land, I hope you’re ready for a little aloha spirit! ⠀ Many mahalos to those who made our time in Hawai’i feel like home, especially my girl @elanaloo who not only took this sweet photo that I love, but who continually shared her talent, her wisdom, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 her dear friends with me. 💛 ⠀ A hui hou! The #samadventure continues...
Back in October, I went on my first official ‘insta vacay’, a concept inspired by today’s guest on the pod. ⠀ (If you scroll down through my feed, you’ll see it.) ⠀ I had just returned from San Diego after hosting a 3-day business workshop and was feeling quite deflated from months of planning, promoting and producing the event. ⠀ Now I’m not saying you have to put up a sign on your Instagram feed to take a break from social media like I did, but when I saw @madebycanopy post one on her account, I found it to be a welcomed reminder, a needed permission slip. ⠀ And that’s what this week’s episode of @ideaswithintention with Sarah Magidoff provides —permission to go against the grain and do things differently in order to protect our creativity, mental health and productivity as business owners. ⠀ If the idea of #slowentrepreneurship intrigues you, then you definitely want to tune into episode no. 79 where we creatively refine our workflows and redefine what it means to hustle. ⠀ Tell me: Do you see ‘rest’ as an active or inactive practice? Comment below! 👇🏼 ⠀ pc: @shreves
Our favorite way to end the weekend —with the sand and sea! Hoping yours was just as magical. 🌊 ✨
Just because you have the CAPABILITY to do something, it doesn’t always mean you have the CAPACITY to do it. ⠀ I remember sharing this thought during the final session of my San Diego-based workshop, #THISWILDIDEA, where we discussed how to see an idea through and the power of working in seasons. ⠀ I’ve been reflecting on this thought of mine for quite a few weeks. Earlier this year I realized that I had unknowingly allowed my consulting business to become a jane of all trades, so to speak, taking on a wide variety of client projects because well, sometimes a paying client is better than no client at all. ⠀ But in doing so, my specialty has become unclear, my focus a little lost, and my energy and passion, burnt out. Sure, I have the skill and talent to help my clients with a lot of different things, but just because I’m capable, doesn’t mean I have the capacity anymore. ⠀ So, I’m drawing a line in the sand. I’m looking at the area of my work that I truly love and asking myself how I can do more of that (and less of everything else). Things are about to get a whole lot more specialized around here, friends. ⠀ I encourage you to do a similar audit and recalibration in your business, if like me, you’re feeling a bit wishy-washy and having a hard time communicating what it is that you really know (and love) to do. It already feels as though a weight has been lifted —you mean I don’t have to do everything? Gosh, how freeing. ⠀ If this resonated, drop a 🙋🏻♀️ in the comments, aka tell me I’m not alone, ha! ⠀ pc: @dailsonphoto
“I like to compare fast travel to fast food and fast fashion. It leaves you feeling grossly full one minute, then quickly hungry for something more. It is superficial and its appeal wears off quickly. If we want to internalize our experiences and really grow from them, we need to slow down.” —Nichole Dunst, @consciouscityguides ⠀ If you’re jetting off somewhere new this weekend, add episode no. 77 of @ideaswithintention to your travel playlist! ⠀ We explore what it means to travel slow, how to leave a destination better than you found it, and why embracing local culture while supporting local businesses fosters both personal AND economical growth. ⠀ That’s a win-win, wouldn’t you say? 🙌🏼✨