Boundaries. Authenticity. Your Biz And Social Media.
Welcome to Part III of a IV part series on vulnerability.
Through this series I hope to share with you what vulnerability can mean to us artists as we struggle to define ourselves in the creative space and build small businesses that, let’s be real, are direct reflections of us and our hearts.
Each post in this series will feature the thoughts of a different designer who is actively sharing their work and building a creative business. In the last post I will share my own struggles and embrace vulnerability as I tell you some of the challenges I’ve faced as a creative.
I hope you enjoy. Here’s to being vulnerable!
In part I of this series, Virginia (AKA The Happy Artisan) shared with us her concerns about diving into social media as someone aspiring to build a creative business.
In part II of this series, Mary Williams of Creating to Love shared with us what it is like as someone who jumped in and embraced vulnerability from the start.
Today, Lisa Hetrick of IndigoJade Creative and IndigoJade Art shares with us how she navigates social media as a business owner and creative who for years has helped small businesses tell their story. I was lucky enough to connect with Lisa early on when I started blogging, and have found her advice, support and friendship invaluable. In fact, we previously collaborated on the blog post Patterns Infused with Meaning Kick Ass.
I think you’ll enjoy reading what Lisa has to say, and hearing the advice she gives her clients.
Social media has definitely changed the way we share our lives and our work.
I believe it can take several years to really find a good balance of use. Our lives are so much bigger and more interesting than what we all show in the squares/posts! It’s easy to get caught up in what we see and it can be a huge strain on time and mental health.
Social Media as a Business Tool
Being True to Myself
These conscious choices are important to us as business owners. They allow us to stay true to our authentic self and help us maintain good mental health. Since my work and the gifts of grace I share with the world are all about positivity and light, that’s where I put my focus and attention. I consciously choose experiences that are aligned with those core desires.
It’s taken me a LONG time to get comfortable operating my business this way and I feel more grounded and centered than ever. It’s a good thing!