#girlboss Small business life often comes across as this glamorous existence where you quit your 9-5 and make millions of dollars to stay home and play. Let me hit you with some reality. That's not the case. Even the most successful creative entrepreneurs, girl bosses, and small business owners will tell you that it often takes more work and effort than any job they have ever held. Having your own business means you are held accountable for everything. You must set your sched
You two have been a shining light in my life for a few years now. I cannot thank you enough for the guidance, support, and love that you have shown me. You treat me like family, you love me like your own, and you have inspired me with your wit, enthusiasm, and the adventures that you have lived. I cannot begin to explain how much your wisdom has brought me peace and allowed me to remain optimistic for my future. The life that you have lived in your combined years is something
Brave girl, never settle again. It has taken me years to love myself, to trust myself, and to be myself, and I am damn sure not going to let anyone talk me into accepting less than what I deserve, being treated as less than I am, and striving for less than what I am capable of achieving. Often we settle for friendships, relationships, and careers that are not for us, that do not serve us, and that do not make us happy. We must stop this pattern of settling for less! We deserv
Some of you have been following me for a while, and some of you have just joined my journey with J. Isabel Designs. Admittedly, you have all been a big inspiration and some of my most powerful motivation. This journey has been tough, but one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences at the same time. To be able to do something that you love, and express yourself creatively is a gift that I will not take for granted. I have been in business for almost a year and a half no
What does being authentic really mean? Does it mean doing what everyone else does and calling it unique? No. Does it mean stealing another's ideas and claiming them as your own? No. Being authentic means being real and genuine. It means being you. There is only one of you. One of you with your ideas. One of you with your eyes, and your smile, and your thoughts, and your emotions. That is the you that you should share with the world. Who really wants to see a bunch of copies?
What is a hater? Someone who doesn't like you? Someone who is jealous? Someone who doesn't appreciate your successes? This term means different things to everyone, but I think we can all agree that we have faced this negativity before. In everyday life, we may face haters if we are successful, if we are perceived as attractive, or if we are in some way intimidating to someone else. I believe this is a more positive perspective on this topic as others may think haters come fro