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Chapter 3: Motivation

Fancy seeing you here 💃🏻, I want to start this off by saying I lied last week, and I wonʼt be talking about crystals 🙈. Yeah I know, Iʼm sorry, but I promise next week I will! I just have something I need to get off my chest. I let myself down this week 🤦🏻‍♀️. But thatʼs ok, because I know how to find my motivation, do you?

Where do I get my motivation? Well I think I get little bits from here and there; For example: one of my friends has this tough exterior, and never lets the world mess with her 🐬. Another good friend of mine has the determination I desire to have, as well as her kindness and willingness to keep learning 🐢.

Along with those two incredible ladies, I have so many more that I can honestly say I get a little bit of my motivation from each and every day. It is everyone I come in contact with, without all of your souls 🙏🏻 spending little bits of time with me, I donʼt think I would be who I am today 💁🏻‍♀️.

So what motivates you?

Itʼs not always easy to be able keep up that perfect Boss babe facade 💅🏻, so donʼt 🙅🏻‍♀️ force yourself. You are perfectly you 👍🏻, and that will shine through your business the more you believe in yourself and let the universe guide you.

When I am in a rut, and I canʼt seem to find the will to keep going, I clean. I know it sounds generic, but seriously though, if you have a messy workspace, thatʼs going to bring you down! Energy is everything when it comes to running a successful business.

After I have a nice clean and organized work space, I have an easier time thinking, “Alright Shelby, what do we need to do?” and then I usually make a list  📋. Itʼs best to keep all your thoughts down on a piece of paper, or in your note pad on your phone 📱 .

When you have too many thoughts scattering around in your brain 🧠  it can be very easy to lose focus and feel overwhelmed 😰. This is ok, just breathe, make a list, start with something important and fun. Just because itʼs work doesnʼt mean it canʼt be fun 💃🏻.

Who doesnʼt like some music 🎶? like that adorable meme on Facebook says, “Put on your gangster rap and get shit done.” ok It doesnʼt say exactly that, but close enough.

What is your favorite motivation song? I want to see if you can motivate me! so comment below ⬇️ with some songs I can listen to.

When I first started my shop, not only did I not know what I was doing 🤷🏻‍♀️, but I also had very little self confidence. It was the hardest thing for me to put my creations out there for the world to critique. The panic through my mind “are they going to like this? are they going to hate me!?”  😱😨😰 constantly played on repeat. when I look back I wish I would have known to just calm my self down.

When I let my creations just flow, I just sit there and create, no intentions, no hopes or desires, I just DO, thats when I am at my VERY BEST 🙌🏻. Stress Is a NO! Get that out of your mind right now, and I donʼt want to hear how itʼs so hard. Because If I can do it! You can do it too ✌🏻.

There were so many days where I would cry 😭 over the fact that I never made sales, and when I did it was because one of my friends felt bad for me (not a great feeling) but when you least expect it, someone is going to fall in love 💕 with your creations. And before you know it, youʼll be the girl sitting behind her computer 👩🏻‍💻 telling other women that they can be bad asses just like you!

I promise you, Itʼs worth it to just keep going, so what 🤷🏻‍♀️ if that customer had an attitude with you or demanded a refund... keep going. It doesnʼt matter if someone said that they didnʼt like your art, because art is personal, if you donʼt get it you just donʼt get it. Nobody has the power to take your love ❤️ for your craft away, and if this is what you want more than anything else, then by golly get up, fix your crown and KEEP GOING!

Last but not least, the one thing I must stress the most: 🚫DO NOT DO THIS FOR THE MONEY🚫. It is not going to be an easy journey, and most importantly, If you donʼt jump into this with your whole heart 💕and soul✨, you will fail ❌.

So think hard, do you love doing whatever it is that you do? wether itʼs creating, or direct sales, do you love your work? Because if not, then this might not be the right path for you, being an entrepreneur will take the majority of your brain space up. You will do nothing but think about your new business baby 24/7, are you ready for that?

I want you to know, my inbox is always open, wether its my email 📨 or my social media 📲, if you need a fellow Girl Boss to talk to, I want to be that person for you 💁🏻‍♀️. So donʼt be shy, my name is Shelby and I want to be your friend ☺️.



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  • I love this! Truly, just knowing it’s not me that has felt a certain way about the art that I create, knowing that another sweet soul has felt the same way about their art. Sometimes if it weren’t for a sweet someone commissioning a piece of work, I’d give up. Believing that no one needs my craft, because it’s definitely not about the sales for me, it’s about how the person I touch feels about what I can create with and for them. Keep rocking on, girl bosses like yourself, music, finding something to be happy about, anything to be happy about. Those are what keep me moving forward.

    Anna Marie

  • I love this! Since I’m just starting out I do get that “maybe it’s not good enough” feeling constantly but I always try to remind myself I’m barely starting and itll take time. Music is a must when I sit down to craft but I listen to all kinds of music, just having music on gets me out of my head to craft something.


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