I loved them! This is how I will be tackling each on, both in my life and in my creative micro enterprise. (So glad I got to use that phrase again!)
I *wish* this was my comfort zone! This adorable bedroom belongs to Danielle of Thompson Family Life. You can see more of her beautiful home on her blog *here* and visit her website for fun digital downloads *here*
Behind my computer, lying in my bed is my comfort zone. I find it super hard to get out there and pimp my products. I'd love to walk into some handmade stores and galleries and try and get my pieces on show, for sale. I'd love to have the confidence to do that! There's a sweet store on the high street that sells handmade things. But I'm too scared. I guess I can embrace this by taking a showcase of jewellery and going down there. There worst they can say is no, right?
...or let these fun earrings speak for you! These cuties are designed by CannyBelle and are available *here*
This aim really *speaks* to me. I've been trying to do this a lot to day. I think the biggest issue I have is with negative words and feelings. I seem more likely to broadcast negativity sometimes, and that is not the person that I want to be. Taking my cue from some of the more popular crafty blogs that I read, I've banished complaints, negativity and bad feeling towards people from my blog, twitter and facebook. Of course, it's easier when you can read what you are saying before you push it out there into the world...
Everyones favourite mantra...by Barnowl Primitives. Buy this fun sign *here*
When I was 14, a group of mean girls made my school days really horrible. I felt like I didn't have anyone to turn to, so I took a book out of the library, a self help book. I can't remember what it was called, but one of the stages involved repeating 'It's All Going Wonderfully'
I still use that as my mantra when I am stressed or worried about something. It helped me to remember that there are bigger things in my life than a group of horrid girls. It helps me to feel positive about things, when I remember that I coped with that sad situation and came out fighting.
Work out your values with a fun Blackboard brooch from *here*
I'm interpreting this Aim as being about not making as much money as you can by any means possible, but staying true to the core person and business I want to become. I had a hard decision recently, when working on SEO optimization for my shop. One particular word was getting LOADS of hits, but was a pretty tenuous link to my items. I knew that including it in my Meta tags would mean more traffic, but that people might come to my shop and be disappointed. I decided not to include the word, and stick to using keywords that accurately describe my shop. A tough decision, but the right one.
6. To Achieve Unreasonable Things, You Must Become An Unreasonable Person
Positive, Inspiring Art Print by HoneyBoo
Unreasonable to some is reasonable to others. I have 100 online friends who think that it's perfectly reasonable to aim to make a living from making and selling what you love. I can't say the same for my real life connections. I think many people already thing that I am an unreasonable person. Nevermind.
7. Become Hopelessly Idealistic About The Things That Make You Feel Alive
My son, creating, empowerment, independence, exploring, beautiful skies, stars, biscuits, craft supplies, being able to afford a takeaway, long drives. being a Mummy, having a long, lazy lie in, sparkles and glitter and fun and love...all make me feel alive.
I hope you have a lovely day, thank you for reading a little more about me. I'd love your opinions or links to your own inspiring bootcamp posts!