This is your free month - your new beginning. All other months are structured this same way.Hope you love it and come back to join the community!
This month let’s focus on setting BIG GOALs.Bigger than you ever thought possible.ONE BIG GOAL- to get started on and work towards.
Last March - I decided to set a big goal and share it on instagram stories - that big goal was to visit Australia. One of my friends on IG (a fellow Aussie designer) DM’d me and said “you should totally come” From there we started talking and brainstorming and landed on the idea of doing a workshop together in australia. Neither of us had done a workshop before - and it would take place in Australia - half way around the world from me. IT WAS A BIG GOAL. One that I just put out there. After emails and DM’s and instagram vid chats - we set a date for the workshop MAY 5th and started brain storming topics. We landed on “Get your creative on” hand lettering, collaging, photography-I would do the digital she would do the physical. She put tickets up for sale on her website - we both started advertising on our Instagrams and before you know it we had SOLD OUT. the ticket sales paid for me + my sister’s plane tickets and air bnb… we spent a week in one of my favorite places ever and I got to visit all of the places I had seen in photos and dreamed about going to…
what’s YOUR big goal? Grab some wine, put on some good music, light a candle and brainstorm some. from the list you create, chose one and write it on a piece of paper. Stick that somewhere you see everyday, your fridge, computer, wherever and let’s get to work.
IMAGINARY MEMBER EXAMPLE:
Kora is a make-up artist. She specializes in glowy golden looks and also does lash extensions. She works here and there for small online boutiques - doing make-up for their campaign shoots. She has always wanted to visit and participate in New York Fashion Week. Her BIG GOAL for this month - attending + participating in NYFW in some way. She will accomplish this by getting creative. Reaching out to other make-up artists to see if they need an assistant. Utilizing all the tutorials, assets and inspo in this months content to get noticed and set herself apart. She could reachout to influencers to see if they need a make-up artist to come with them - and do their make-up in exchange for a plane ticket + hotel room. She will brainstorm all her talents and how she could use them to get her there.
Branding is essential to showing the world who you are as a brand. For most of us, it’s hard to afford a designer to build us a custom brand. Let’s reach that big goal by building our own solid branding 100% the way we want it!
Tutorial by @tatianasoash
IG STORIES - MOOD BOARD MOCK UP - this is a PNG (image without a background) you can insert your own photos by putting them behind the PNG. I recommend using “over” to this but you can use any collage app. After adding your photos (behind it. The PNG will set on top of the images.) I recommend editing in Lightroom or VSCO and adding some grain in as well! This will make it look more realistic. Use this to mood board your goal and share it on IG! DOWNLOAD IT
WALLPAPER - This wallpaper is a reminder to keep your goals and dreams at the front of your mind. Every time you open your phone I want you to remember your BIG GOALS. Feel free to also share this with followers as a “follower freebie” DOWNLOAD IT
It’s no surprise that fear is what stops most of us from going after what we want. Fear of failure, embarrassment, loss of money, loss of time - the list goes on and on… It’s often that that fear takes the wind out of your sail and prevents action. My challenge for you this month is to combat that fear. I had that same fear when creating this platform- while listening to the rise and conquer podcast (listed below) she posed some questions that changed the game for me. What’s the worst that could happen? For me- the worst that could happen is no one will join and I will be writing + working on all this for nothing. And then I will be right back at where I started. But guess what. I am already in that place. If I fail I will be back to where I am right now and guess what? Where I am isn’t that bad! Can you live with the worst thing that could happen? Most often you are already living it. So really - there is nothing to lose!
Work through these in your favorite notebook with some good music playing, a great smell of candle lighting up the room, you fav beverage - or whatever lights you up.
NAME YOUR FEAR- list them all out
WHAT IS THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN?
CAN YOU LIVE WITH THAT “WORST”
WRITE DOWN ONE ACTION STEP YOU CAN TAKE IN OPPOSITION TO THAT FEAR. ONE STEP CLOSER TO WHAT YOU WANT.
TO LISTEN -
This month’s interview is with yours truly (haha)! @tatianasoash - don’t worry every month will be someone different it won’t be just me! haha - But for those of you considering joining, I want to give you a little look on why I created ‘the creative files’ and my thoughts on this months topic.
TO READ -
This month - I recommend reading BIG MAGIC by Elizabeth Gilbert - it’s all about creative living beyond fear. It will help you get a more global view on that BIG GOAL you want to set and conquering the fear that is stopping you. It is also a super easy listen as an audio book on audible!
M O R E T O L I S T E N / R E A D
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