5 Important Lessons Learned As An Entrepreneur + Blogger

Each person has their unique story, a story that inspires and a story that portrays their experiences that have led them to the point they are at now. I believe everything you go through is a learning process and whether it is a step in the right direction or a bump in the road, it propels you to where you need to be! 


Being an entrepreneur brings about many blessings; meeting amazing people, doing what you love, being your own boss and having that freedom to achieve your desires. It also brings along obstacles that we have to overcome both personally, professionally, and financially.


I have always enjoyed school and learning about different aspects of topics. No matter what age you are and where you are in life, you should never stop learning because that is when you stop growing. Study your passion, take a class in something that interests you or read a book on an interesting new topic! This allows you to grow and broaden your knowledge! For all my entrepreneurs out there master your craft and never stop learning it. This will allow you to become an expert in the field and really gain the trust of the people you work with. I will never forget the conversation I had one on one with Essie Weingarten (can I just input a quick squeal here at how awesome that was?). She told me that technology is constantly changing so you have to keep your mind open and change with the times! Be open to new opportunities and go with the flow!


I can't even begin to describe how important this is. One of my favorite parts about being an entrepreneur is networking and building relationships with like-minded people. Whether it is a friend, a mentor, or a coach you will be blessed with newfound knowledge, a wonderful community and the ability to learn and share what you have learned with others. By being involved in Facebook groups, reaching out to those I want to collaborate with or learn from I have really gotten involved in the community and have built relationships that have not just landed me referrals and clients, but friendships that I know will last a lifetime which is priceless.


Are you putting out good vibes to your audience? Put out good vibes and positivity and you will see it come back to you full circle. I know life isn't easy and it is easy to complain from time to time, but you have to motivate and inspire your audience. Share your story and let them know they are not alone. People will be attracted to your energy, so put your best foot forward and share your amazing vibes! 


The road of entrepreneurship is not an easy task. It is so easy to get discouraged and give up but I can tell you right now when you persevere through those hard times, you will have incredible breakthroughs and become stronger from your struggles. Every struggle you overcome allows you to learn and share your experience with others. I can't even tell you how many times I have wanted to throw in the towel and after sticking through it for a few days, have come out of that funk with a breakthrough idea that has led me to where I am now. My Dad always instilled in me to persevere no matter what. It has been my mantra word from day 1! 


Ever had something you wanted to accomplish but were to afraid to put yourself out there? Yep, we have all been there. You can't let fear stop you, go for your dreams and go outside of your comfort zone! Trust me, once you let faith be bigger than your fear you will start to see amazing things happen on the other side of fear. Go big or go home! 

What have you learned through your journey as an entrepreneur? 

How To Get Out Of A Creative Rut + Spark Inspiration

As an entrepreneur it is normal to go through ruts and feel uninspired. When this happens I shut all my technology off for a good while and go back to square one and do things that make me happy and it always gets me fired up again! 


Every blogger has gone through a creative block at one point or another and it is really rough. I have had blocks that have lasted for weeks and really made me reevaluate my websites and where I wanted to take them. 

I am a big believer in everything happens for a reason. Usually when I go through these blocks, I have an amazing vision at the end of it. Which technically, makes the block worth it because I learn a few new things and I am bettering not only my business but myself as a writer and creative entrepreneur. 

Here are a few tips and pointers for helping your creative flow when you are feeling completely uninspired! 

Get away from social media and your computer...I find that when I feel uninspired, going on social media and my computer makes my head feel even more cluttered. Take however long you can and close your computer. Read a book, watch that show on Netflix you've been wanting to see, go outside, or go meet up with a friend. Do something to get your mind off of blogging/business. You will be surprised to find inspiration in the most unlikely places! 

Reevaluate EVERYTHING...What's working? What isn't working?...These are the two most important questions to ask yourself when you have no idea what to do next. Take out a pen and piece of paper and go back to square one. What topics are the most rewarding for you to write about? Maybe you need a brand redesign or new layout. Take a step back and figure out what you should really be focusing on that will be most beneficial for you and your readers. 

Talk to someone and get their honest opinion...This is one of the most helpful things you can do. Getting an outside opinion will allow you think outside the box and you may even get some good advice!

How To Spark Inspiration

Change up your computer screensaver and clean up your desktop

Organizing my computer always makes my mind feel clearer. Changing up my desktop background every so often helps me to change my perspective and get inspiration form a quote or a shiny glittery gold backdrop!

Read a magazine or book (fashion magazines always inspire my creativity)

I have always loved fashion and this business stemmed from my love of design and creativity. Browsing through fashion magazines and seeing all the different colors, textures and patterns inspire the designer in me and always give me new ideas for color palettes, images and logos! 

Decorate something (planner, draw, write)

My newest obsession has been planner decorating. It makes planning your to dos so much fun and it inspires you to get them done. Decorating my planner or just simply doodling inspires my creative juices. There is something to be said for simplicity. 

Browse Pinterest 

This may be a give in but whenever I am stuck on blog posts to write or ideas for my business I like to browse Pinterest to see what's trending and what my ideal audience is pinning. After having a little pinning sesh I am always ready to pop out a blog post! 

Get out and do something fun!

Whenever I am in a rut, I always find that getting out of the house and going to a cute coffee shop with a friend, a city adventure or just meeting up with someone who inspires me really helps and gets me back on track! 

What are some fun ways you stay inspired and motivated?