Tag: passion project

FINDING PURPOSE WHEN YOU FEEL UNPRODUCTIVE - THE YELLOW ROOM

Have you ever been the woman who wants to change the world? The woman with the heart, the guts, and the brain to get the job done, but who has been stopped short with one question: now what? I have. The time between deciding what we want to do and actually getting to do that kind […]

HUSTLE LESS, PLAY MORE: YOUR CREATIVITY WILL THANK YOU

How often have you sacrificed rest, play, and relationships to get ahead in your creative endeavor? For me, the answer is a lot. My first year in business, I hustled – hard. In some regards I enjoyed working four jobs, pulling 80 hour weeks, and living on pure adrenaline and caffeine. I prided myself in […]

EXPERIENCING THE IMPACT OF DIVERSE CULTURE (WITHOUT A PASSPORT) - THE YELLOW ROOM

I spent the summer after eighth grade in a bright orange vest, parking cars at the fairgrounds. It was August in Michigan and we had the humidity to prove it. At age 13, this was hardly the glamorous image I wanted my peers to witness, but I was determined to raise enough money to take […]

5 MUSTS FOR BRINGING MEANING TO THE IN-BETWEEN OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

I was feeling a little guilty. I’d worked so hard to get where I am, but now there was somewhere else I wanted to go. An old friend’s stinging words flashed back into my mind and nagged at my heart, “Won’t you ever be content?!” But the truth is, I still am. I’ve realized in […]

LETTING YOUR INTUITION LEAD YOU THROUGH THE INDECISION OF WHAT TO DO NEXT - THE YELLOW ROOM

When I first embarked on my entrepreneurial journey, I was instantly aware of all the beautiful work of other business owners. I was caught in the tension of being both inspired and discouraged from the endless possible paths that I could take. Confused about what I felt was my “true calling”, there were times I felt utterly […]

FIGHTING THE INSECURITIES OF IMPOSTER SYNDROME - THE YELLOW ROOM

When I first moved to Los Angeles, I was keen on two things: finding my creative purpose and meeting as many people as possible. When I inevitably found myself at dinner parties with new friends, there was a familiar beat in the conversations when someone would ask some version of, “So, what’s your deal? What […]

THE IMPACT OF PLANNING A PERSONAL RETREAT - THE YELLOW ROOM

Anxiety was growing. Stress was building. My head was swimming. And I had more questions than answers. This was December 2015 for me. I was stressed out, maxed out, and quickly reaching burn out. Just the way you want to enter into the “most wonderful time of the year”, right? On the outside, life was good – […]

FIVE WAYS TO BUILD YOUR DREAM BUSINESS WHILE WORKING A DAY JOB - THE YELLOW ROOM

For the past five years, I have been employed full time while growing my own business. I know that seems like a long time – a lot of stories told are about people who just take the leap when the business begins. But sometimes the reality is you, your business, your finances, or your personal situation […]