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Use your Imagination Wisely

Use your Imagination Wisely

I've been pondering this thought lately...
"The best use of imagination is creativity. The worst use of imagination is anxiety."   - Deepak Chopra
Here's my problem: I am running an intensely creative business while trying my hardest to keep my anxiety under control. Had I seen this quote over two years ago, I may not have taken the gigantic leap out of my full-time corporate job with a bi-weekly paycheck into the life of full-time entrepreneurship. I feel like I did all of the right things to prepare me for this lifestyle (and yes, entrepreneurship is a...


Money is Just a Tool

Money is Just a Tool

By now, you know I love listening to Podcasts -- while I am driving, while I am working, with a fox in a box. But I don't just listen to any old podcasts complaining about the political climate or talking about smooth jazz. I listen to inspirational podcasts recorded by other fabulous lady entrepreneurs in the creative industry. I participate in online artisan forums in which people discuss business goals, strategies, etc. I read Badass books when...


Joie de Vivre

Joie de Vivre

I may be currently known as a glass artist and entrepreneur, but this wasn't always the case. In fact, for most of my life, I was a bit of a language nerd. I studied Japanese since I was in first grade, added German and Spanish in high school, picked up a Portuguese class in college, and majored in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese to get my Bachelors degree. I "collected" languages as if they were Pokemon. Ha!

When my husband and I chose our honeymoon destination, we decided to keep the playing field level. I didn't want to be the constant interpreter...


#920hygge Collaborative Styled Photo Shoot

#920hygge Collaborative Styled Photo Shoot

"You may say I'm a dreamer. But I'm not the only one." - John Lennon

I am such a big dreamer, you guys. Sometimes, I shake my head and say to myself, "Emilie, just focus on the little repetitive tasks and everything will come together." But that is just not me. No matter how many personality quizzes I take or self-reflection prompts I ponder, I always come up with the same result: I dream big and am not afraid of pursuing those dreams. 


Managing Mindset with my Favorite Podcast

Managing Mindset with my Favorite Podcast

When I run errands, I love connecting my phone to Bluetooth in my #swaggerwagon and rocking out to some... business podcasts. Ha! I know, it doesn't sound super cool, but whatevs. I know what I like and that happens to be "continuous improvement." I figure there is never anything wrong with learning something new... but listening to the same top 40 songs over and over. Ugh. No thanks!

Anyway, one of my absolute favorite podcasts is Tara Swiger's Explore Your Enthusiasm. I've been a very regular listener since the end...