YOU GOT THIS 💪🏼 What is ONE THING on your to-do list today? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When the list of things you need to accomplish feels overwhelming, focus in on 1-3 items that you can tackle that day. Write them down. Break them into smaller items if possible. Check them off as you complete each task. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Acknowledging your progress and physically checking off each item creates a positive feedback loop that encourages momentum. It makes you feel more productive and therefore it helps you to BE more productive. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don’t allow overwhelm to paralyze you. Write down that list and focus on one item at a time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Baby steps still move us forward! 🙌🏼 You got this, friend. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ PS: My big to-do list item is finishing my welcome talk for the #RTSretreat2019 – wish me luck! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #communityovercompetition #risingtidesociety #letterboardquotes
I love being a boy mom... and I love being this boy’s mom. ♥️ Also, it’s too early to tell... but I think he’s gonna have my smile! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #hueyhayes #thehayesadventures
OH HEY 👋🏼 I’m back! It’s baby Huey here, taking over because we both know that you missed me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Since it’s almost time for #FridayIntroductions tomorrow—let’s dive into a few of my favorite things: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1) ROLLING OVER: How did I not try this sooner? 🤯 It took me four months to discover rolling over and now I can’t stop. Y’all, I’ve really been missing out... I feel like one of those people who is just now hearing about Game of Thrones or Stranger Things—where has this been all my life!?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So if you need me, I’ll be flipping from my back to my tummy like the Chamillionaire classic, “they see me rollin’... they hatin” 💪🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2) BEING A NIGHT OWL: Look, the rents can put me in bed at 9pm all they want... but there is nothing stopping me from waking them up at 2am, 4am, and 6am so that mom can make me a snack. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ They keep calling it a “sleep regression” but I’m just over here like... “MOM! Mahhhh-m! Wake up! It’s time to party!” at all hours of the night. I guess it’s a good thing she bought some eye concealer on Amazon Prime Day... hashtag sponsored; just kidding. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3) JEFFREY THE GIRAFFE 🦒: Oh boy! If you don’t have one of these chewable giraffe toys, then you are really missing out. Mom keeps correcting me and calling it “Sophie the Giraffe” but I think she is confused. This giraffe totally looks like a Jeffrey and we're best buds... so I would know. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Okay, y'all. Those are three of my favorite things... what is one of your favorite things this month? Drop it into the comments below. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ah! Mom’s coming, better get back to rolling and drooling... bye for now! #hueyhayes Photo by: @oliviareedphoto
Introvert or extrovert—which are you? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Or do you fall somewhere in the middle like me? An ambivert. Yes, I promise it's a real thing. 😆 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I tend to lean more introvert, but it truly depends on my circumstances! Sometimes I‘m fueled by time with my community, other times it’s being alone with my doodles! I can test either way, depending on when I take it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Can’t wait to see whether you’re an E, I, or somewhere in between! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo by: @cheersbabephoto #communityovercompetition #risingtidesociety
💥ACTUAL FOOTAGE OF WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO LAUNCH SOMETHING💥 Double tap if you can relate! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm currently having flashbacks to that time when I took a leap of faith (literally) and plunged hundreds of feet over a cliff in New Zealand. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Why is this memory so fresh in my mind? Well... I'm relaunching a weekly newsletter THIS week and I want you to join me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yep. I'm asking for your support. Can I count on you to subscribe? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here's what you can expect: a mix of real life stories, business education, industry updates, and doodles. Designed to bring a little joy to your inbox every week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In true #communityovercompetition fashion, I'll also be highlighting other creatives, industry conferences, podcast episodes that I'm loving, and so much more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Head to the link in my bio (or go to nataliefranke.com/subscribe) to get on the list! I can't wait to show up in your inbox this week! #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition
Rest will take you places that hustle can't. 🤯 I didn't always believe that...until my world was rocked by brain surgery. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Everything around me came to a screeching halt. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I had to hit pause on my goals, take time off from work, and recover. My brain tumor changed everything. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I went from being 'on' 24/7 to being forced to detox from my workaholic nature and gain perspective that only rest can bring. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I realized that taking time off has the power to propel you forward, inspire you creatively, and give you space to dream again. It's fuel for your mind and spirit. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Why am I sharing this? 👉🏼 Because I know how hard you work. I know you are putting in the hours and giving 110%. I know that you're sacrificing for your business, your family, your legacy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And I want you to know that you have permission to take a break when you need it. You deserve to balance your hustle with rest; you deserve to take a step back and remember why you're building this business in the first place. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hustle is great, but not when it comes at the expense of your mental and physical wellbeing. Trust me. ♥️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #communityovercompetition ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo by my friend @abbygracephoto who just launched her branding portrait sessions. Be sure to check her out!
If you could have anyone in the world as your mentor, who would it be? 🙌🏼 (Shout it out in the comments below!) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We asked this question tonight at the Annapolis #tuesdaystogether meet-up and I loved getting to hear the answers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It feels so good to be back from maternity leave and spending time with the @risingtidesociety + @honeybook community again. I loved getting to dive into the topic of mentorship and masterminds with fellow entrepreneurs. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Next month, we're diving into Email Marketing and this is a topic I am super passionate about. I'm relaunching my personal email newsletter (more details on that soon) and we'll be talking about the power of growing your list in the weeks to come. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And thanks @oliviareedphoto for snapping the pic of me before the meeting 🙌🏼 #communityovercompetition #risingtidesociety #honeybook
What is ONE THING you wish the world knew about being a small business owner? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Drop it in the comments below! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Entrepreneurship is hard, but we truly love what we do... and we are grateful for the people who support us every step of the way! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #nataliefrankedoodles #communityovercompetition
4 MONTHS OLD! 🇺🇸 Celebrating America’s birthday and that baby #hueyhayes is turning 4 months old tomorrow! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On this day last year, I was midway through the fertility treatment cycle that brought us baby Huey. I remember sneaking out of our family crab feast to do my stim injections and flying all the way back to San Francisco on July 5th for an ultrasound at the clinic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Back then, I had no idea how worth it all of the struggle would be. I wish I could rewind the clock and whisper to myself—“do not give up. Keep moving forward. Have faith that this will all be worth it one day.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ♥️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ PS: Month 3 has been my favorite! Huey discovered his hands, loves batting at toys, and has started teething! We also heard his first big belly laugh which might be this mama’s favorite sound in the entire world.