We’re celebrating over here at Azalea because today marks our first business anniversary! 🥂 That’s right, this time last year I was confidently walking out of the door of my corporate job feeling euphoric about working for myself and building this business! If you haven't already seen on my Insta story, back in 2015 I had the 'genius' idea to start my own creative business but I thought that I would have to be at least 25 with 5 years experience in the field of work before I could even be taken seriously by other and much older people. Well fast forward three years, I defied those beliefs and started my own creative business at the age of 22. I'm so happy that it has been a year since I launched Azalea and I get to be creative every day. I have openly talked about the struggles I have faced during this entrepreneurial journey in the past. Let me tell you, it has not been easy. I have definitely failed, learnt and grown a lot over the past year. 👩💻 Head over to the blog to read the lessons I learnt in my first year of being an entrepreneur (link in bio) I am so thankful for my business journey thus far and I'm almost relieved that my first year is over! I want to thank my friends and family for all of your support over the past year, you keep me going. So I guess here’s to year two, I can’t wait to see whats’s to come!
✨ J U L Y M O O D ✨ #moodboardmonday July is a very exciting and special month for me, full of celebration! Tomorrow marks the first year of business for Azalea and I’ll be turning 23 later on this month 🍾 The theme this month is wild & free. I feel summer is a time of freedom, fun and adventure. If my summer looks anything like this mood board, I’ll be very happy!
Okay, so this has been a long time coming but I designed @kristybreemarshall Squarespace website back in May and I’m so excited to finally share it ✨ Kristy is a business coach & social media strategist in Australia. It was so lovely working with her & she’s absolutely killing it! I really hope her new website now truly serves her audience. SWIPE LEFT to see a scroll through 👉
Sometimes when something doesn’t go the way you hoped, life is just helping you take a step in the right direction. There’s is always something better coming- trust in your journey. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tag someone who needs to hear this 💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Happy Friday!!! 🍸 Today we’ve got a new freebie on the website. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ If you’re dreaming of starting your own business but are overwhelmed with where to start, this is FOR YOU! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Introducing The Ultimate Business Startup Checklist. Including 4 different sections including 📝 planning & research, 🗂 admin & finance, 🎨 design and 📱 marketing strategies. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ If you wanna get your hands on this, then head over to the freebie library on our website and download now! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Also, I’ve written a blog post with more information & some helpful links/resources that you could use in your biz.
I just want to get real for a moment. Running a business is HARD WORK, especially doing it alone. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There are times when you feel on top of the world and are feeling fulfilled with the work you are doing. All the words flow to you, you’re able to share your message and help others. But there are also the moments when you feel overwhelmed, unfocused, unproductive and about to crumble, wondering how you’re going to overcome all of the hurdles. Wondering if you’re even cut out for this entrepreneurial journey. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I want to tell you that you will go through these bad times. You will feel doubtful. You will feel frustrated. Everything will suddenly be really hard. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And so when those moments come, just breathe. Be patient with yourself. Girl, you’ve done amazing things already and you will continue to! Don’t give up now, you’ve got this! Take a step back. Re-evaluate. Recharge. I promise that whatever you are stepping away from will still be there when you get back. And everything will feel more aligned when you come back as your best self. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don’t feel guilty if you’re not working during your ‘working hours’. Spend time working on yourself to be the best biz owner you can be! Take a day, a week, a month… whatever it takes and nurture yourself. Make time for some self lovin’ 💖 I’d love to know what you do to help get out of your funk! Share your tips and help other entrepreneurs out! 👭