Category Archives: Boundaries

What would this look like if it were easy?

Have you ever seen a client, family member, or friend make heavy weather out of something and wonder why on earth they’re making things so darn complicated? I mean, from where you’re sitting, things look pretty straightforward! Now, let me ask you this. Have you been that person?   I know I have!  For me, making things more complicated than they need to be manifests in a few ways. It often presents as a sense of urgency (entirely of my own…

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The people-pleasing trap and how to break out of it

Are you a people pleaser, a workhorse, a doer of all the things? You’re not alone. One of the biggest challenges I see creative business owners struggle with (and I put myself in this category too) is trying to do too many things for too many people. We want to help our clients. We tell ourselves that just because we can do the things they’re asking for, we should. We want to say Yes. Saying Yes to all the things…

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Got leaky boundaries?

Have you ever had a project or client relationship careen off the tracks through no discernible fault of your own, leaving you feeling hurt, confused, and doubting yourself? I know I have. What I’ve learned from it all is relationships or projects only go sideways when an expectation goes unmet. That’s it! And guess what – boundaries are a great way to communicate and establish expectations – ensuring everyone knows where they stand, what’s expected of them, and how to…

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