The quick and easy secret to happiness (that no one is telling you)

The quick and easy secret to happiness (that no one is telling you). via Tiffany Han

Step away from the screen.

I repeat: Step away from the screen.

Step away from the screen on your desk.

And from the one on your hand.

And from the one on your living room wall.

Step away from the screen on your wrist (!), and the one on the table at the cafe, and the one built-into your car.

STEP AWAY FROM THE SCREEN.

Oh, right. But no one on the internet is telling you to do that because they get paid by you staying on the internet.

The more you click and buy and share, the more their (potential) revenue goes up. So they continue to write more articles with good advice and show you how good things will be if only you follow these 5 easy steps to a minimalistic living room and tell you more and more about the things you need to know.

And, please, would you mind clicking and buying and sharing while you’re there?

So you click – and one click leads you to an entirely new world of possibility: 5 things to do with your kids at Disney, how to save $300 a month the easy way, what you don’t know about your food that could be killing you.

And you keep going until you forget that your living room is fine, that you don’t want to take your kids to Disney, that you already have a savings account.

Click. Buy. Share.

Click. Buy. Share.

Click. Buy. Share.

And I am no different – I run my business on the internet. If you share this post and then someone else clicks it, I stand to make more money the next time I am selling a program.

That doesn’t make me a bad person, but it also doesn’t mean that you have to listen to everything I do. It doesn’t mean that you have to hang on every word, just as you don’t have to hang on every word of anyone online.

Because if you step away from the screen, the internet will still be there when you come back.

These words aren’t going anywhere. That deal will be found again. Your friends will still find that post you are dying to share helpful tomorrow.

And if you spend all of your day clicking, buying, and sharing, you will lose today. Tomorrow will be all you have. And does that sound like the makings of a happy life? Nope.

So, step away from the screen.

Go outside, wander, read a book, watch birds on a wire and figure out how they decide who stands where. See if your reflection looks the same in every window on your street. Try to find someone to car dance with at a red light.

Smile at strangers. Wink at babies. Make an adventure for yourself.

And, then, at the end of the day, before you get back on the screen to see omg-what-you-missed (spoiler alert: not as much as you thought), check in with yourself and see where your happiness is. Do you feel better? More alive? More connected?

And then remember this: you get to step away from the screen whenever you want. Even though facebook will try to chase you with phone notifications. Even though apple tells you that you need to wear a phone on your wrist. Even though everyone else wants you to keep clicking and buying and sharing.

YOU get to decide. Every single day.

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Raise Your Hand Say Yes with Elise Blaha Cripe

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I was so excited to have Elise Blaha Cripe back on the show! This week, we talked all about goal-setting and getting things done. Elise is a MASTER at setting (and sharing and reaching!) her goals and I was excited to chat with her about the practical steps of how she gets everything done and how her business (and goals!) has evolved over time.

We also got to talk about two of Elise’s bigger projects: Make29 and her Get to Work Book (amazing!) and how these projects have played into each other and what she’s learned from her experiences with both. And, a discussion about goals and doing the work wouldn’t be complete without diving into fear and comparisons. We covered a lot in this conversation!

Elise, thank you SO MUCH! It’s always a treat to be able to share time with you! 

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Connect with Elise: Website | Blog | Instagram | Twitter

The Get To Work Book | Instagram | the walk-through video

Elise’s Make29 project

Elise’s earlier episode of Raise your Hand Say Yes about starting

Elise’s Podcast (and my episode: Say no to say yes.)

Elise’s blog post about the collaborative process of making the Get To Work Book

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Raise your Hand Say Yes with Monica McCarthy

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I was thrilled to talk with Monica McCarthy this week for the podcast! I’ve known Monica for a few years and have been following her career as she’s gone through so many entrepreneurial iterations and is currently the Experience Impressario for Holstee. (If you’re curious about what an Experience Impressario does, we’ll cover that!)

On this episode, Monica and I talked all about what she learned about risk from being an actress, how she was able to let go of the solopreneur dream and get a day job (gasp!) and how she’s followed her crazyfaith to her own raise your hand say yes moments. It’s a good one!

Monica, it was so wonderful having you on the show! Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

PS. If you’re seeing this before April 11, there’s still time to interview the 50,000 downloads giveaway! Sign up here for your chance to win one of the following:

  • Grand Prize: an hour-long 1-on-1 coaching session with me – we can talk about your business, your life, or Downton Abbey. Or all of the above!
  • Second Prize: a prize pack that includes a Make Out with Yes letterpress poster, a 2015 Sparkle & Shine wall calendar, a Big Work print, and a Say Yes mini-notebook
  • Third Prize: (to 3 lucky winners) a Say Yes mini-notebooks

That’s 5 chances to win! Winners will be chosen at random at the end of the day on Friday, April 10. To be eligible, enter your email address below. Bonus: each entrant will receive a beautiful downloadable copy of the 10 Success Secrets of the Highly-Creative (see below!).

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Connect with Monica: Website | Instagram | Twitter

Connect with Holstee: Website | Instagram | Twitter

Wishcraft by Barbara Sher

Monica’s Act 2 interview series

Susannah Conway

Gretchen Rubin

Jenny Blake

Cheshire Parlour

Charity: Water

Choose Yourself by James Altucher

Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

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10 Success Secrets of the Highly-Creative

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Ahhh! I’m so excited to announce that Raise your Hand Say Yes has hit over 50,000 downloads!!! In honor of this milestone, today’s episode is a compilation of everything I’ve learned over the last 30 episodes: the 10 Success Secrets of the Highly-Creative.

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In honor of this occasion, I’m also doing a huge giveaway of the following prizes:

  • Grand Prize: an hour-long 1-on-1 coaching session with me – we can talk about your business, your life, or Downton Abbey. Or all of the above!
  • Second Prize: a prize pack that includes a Make Out with Yes letterpress poster, a 2015 Sparkle & Shine wall calendar, a Big Work print, and a Say Yes mini-notebook
  • Third Prize: (to 3 lucky winners) a Say Yes mini-notebooks

That’s 5 chances to win! Winners will be chosen at random at the end of the day on Friday, April 10. To be eligible, enter your email address below. Update: the giveaway is now closed. Bonus: each entrant will receive a beautiful downloadable copy of the 10 Success Secrets of the Highly-Creative (see below!).

10 Success Secrets

Thank you all for your support of my podcast. I love hosting the show and am thrilled that I get to do it every week and call it work! 

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Raise your hand. Say yes. with Amy Tan(gerine)

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Oooh, you guys. I’ve been dreaming of having Amy Tan on the show since it’s inception, and I’m excited to finally bring you this episode. I met Amy a few years ago at my first Craftcation (and where I’m speaking this weekend!) and was blown away by how cool and sweet and smart and lovely she is.

Amy is a scrapbooking superstar but started out with her own clothing company. Through her experiences running her own clothing company, becoming a scrapbooking guru, and figuring out what works, Amy has learned a LOT and I love talking to her about all of it. Tune in to find out how Amy found her creative voice, what happens when her ego gets in her way (and how she bypasses that), and how she’s created this magical life for herself.

Amy, I’m such a fan and can’t wait to spend some time with you at Craftcation. You’re gonna get a great big hug! Thank you for being awesome! 

PS. Thinking about applying for It’s Business TimeApplications close Friday and there are currently on 3 spots left, so don’t delay!

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Connect with Amy: Website | Blog | Instagram | Facebook

Amy’s new YouTube series, Design on Time

Craftcation Conference

Amy Poehler’s Yes Please

Amy’s Handbook

Right Brain Business Plan

The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama

Spirit Junkie by Gabrielle Bernstein

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I dare you.

I dare you. via Tiffany Han

I dare you to take a chance on yourself, to step beyond your comfort zone.

I dare you to wear your heart on your sleeve, to be the first one on the dance floor, to let your enthusiasm show, to say I love you first. 

I dare you to make eye contact with the handsome stranger at Whole Foods, to smile back, to flirt with the barista because you can.

I dare you to put on the extra eyeliner because it makes you feel unstoppable.

I dare you to let the other car go first, to stop at the yellow light, to slow down for the sake of finding ease.

I dare you to give yourself 3 extra minutes to listen to your neighbor talk about her granddaughter’s soccer game, to smile and ask the question you know she’s hoping you’ll ask.

I dare you to tell your boss that you’re feeling bored and would loooove the opportunity to have more responsibility.

I dare you to disagree, to let your voice be heard, to state the unpopular opinion, the one that you’ve been feeling all this time.

I dare you to take a stand, to draw a line, to have an opinion – a strong one – because the things you care about matter. The way you are treated by the people around you matters. The way you stand up for yourself and other people and this world matters.

I dare you to speak up at the meeting when a terrible idea is shared. I dare you to give everyone a better idea to hang their hats on.

I dare you to sit up straighter. To hold your head up higher. To feel the confidence you envy in other people.

I dare you to go all in. On yourself. To take that risk, to make that move, to do that thing that could change everything. (tweet it)

And I dare you to do it today. To close your eyes and hit send on the email. To make the ask. To raise your hand and say yes. To yourself.

Because you’re ready. Because you know more than you think. And because, let’s tell the truth, you aren’t getting any younger, Gorgeous. Let’s do something with all of these experiences that make up your life. Let’s leverage them into something the 90 year-old version of you will be proud of. Let’s make them count.

PS. If you are ready to go all in on your vision of having your own business someday in 6 months (imagine September 2015!), applications for It’s Business Time are open through Friday and there are currently 4 spots available. I dare you to say yes to making this dream of yours a reality.

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friday’s confession: I want you to start.

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It’s no secret: I want you to start.

Start what? you ask. You know what. (And don’t you dare tell me you don’t. You know.)

I want you to start that blog or that project or that recipe.

I want you to take a moment and pick up a pen and sketch your idea out on paper, in a notebook where you keep all of your brilliant ideas. Where you get them out of your head and into your hands.

If you don’t have that notebook, I want you to go get one. A beautiful Moleskine like Picasso used. Don’t be intimidated by it, be inspired by the potential. You and Picasso have the same tools. How cool is that?

But whatever it takes, I want you to start.

If you’re dreaming of starting a business and are ready to MAKE THINGS HAPPEN, I want you to start with me. Soon. Because I want your business to be alive in this world as soon as possible. (How does September 2015 sound for things to be launched? #omgright?)

But even if this program isn’t right for you, I still want you to start.

And that start might be taking a walk around the block. Or emailing that friend who owes you a favor. Or letting yourself buy that sexy bra or those shoes that you can’t stop thinking about.

Your starting might look like (finally!) putting your dreams above everyone else’s, like declaring that what you want for your life matters as much as what everyone else wants for theirs and that you can’t prioritize them anymore.

Your starting might look like subscribing to a podcast about creative entrepreneurs, or submitting a guest post idea to your favorite blog or writing a thought on a post-it and putting it up on instagram.

Your starting might look like telling your husband that you’re ready to shake things up, like committing to spending your lunch hours working on building your own business, like raising your hand and saying yes to something that you’ve been dreaming about for years.

Your starting might look different from everyone else’s and that’s okay. Because it doesn’t matter anymore what everyone else is doing. It doesn’t matter anymore if your checklist matches theirs. It only matters that you start.

Because the start is magic. The start is what tells the Universe that you’re ready, that you’re here to stay, that it’s your turn. (tweet it)

The start is what gets you on the path to your How. The start is what sets you apart from everyone else. The start is what signals to the world to look the fuck out because you are a force to be reckoned with.

The start is what starts it all.

And I want you to start. Big or small. Just start already.

But don’t wait. Don’t let your enthusiasm wane. Don’t try to be more ready or in a better position. Because that day won’t come.

You won’t be any more ready a year from now than you are today. You won’t feel any different if you let this chance pass you by and hope that it comes around again.

You won’t look back on this day, on what you’re feeling right now and feel glad that you dragged your feet and didn’t take action.

Do something that your future self will be proud of you for: Start.

PS. If you’re ready to make your start in a safe, supported, and structured environment, applications for It’s Business Time are open for one more week. There are only 8 spots available and applicants are being accepted on a rolling basis. Don’t delay – your turn is here. Are you willing to take it?

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Raise your Hand Say Yes with Meg Worden

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I am such a big fan of Meg Worden and was thrilled to have her on the show. To me, Meg is the Queen of Owning It which becomes quickly apparent if you spend any time on her blog at all (I highly recommend that you do!).

In this episode, Meg and I talk about so many things – defining yourself as an entrepreneur, Meg’s time in federal prison and how she’s owned her experience, the power of telling your story and embracing vulnerability. Meg also shares ways that you can get started in telling your own story and embracing your experiences.

Meg, thank you! You are such and inspiration to me and having you on the show was such a treat. 

PS. Applications for It’s Business Time are open! If you are ready to turn your big dreams into a legit business in just 6 months, we’ve created just the thing for you. Spots are going quick (only 10 available) so don’t delay!

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Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Renegade Mothering

Hannah Marcotti

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thought of the day.

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Unfortunately, it’s not enough just to want it. You have to be willing to show up, to say it out loud, to do the work, and to push beyond the uncomfortable to create something magical for yourself. (tweet it)

If you’re ready to do all that and (finally!) put all of the pieces together when it comes to making a legit business of your own – the kind you see everyone else running – It’s Business Time is the program for you.

Michelle, Erin, and I have created the program we wished we’d had when we were getting started. Over the course of 6 months, you’ll uncover and design the What of your dream business and will tackle the How through branding and design. You’ll walk away with your big dreams transformed into a legit business (with a custom website!) that is 100% you.

And – best of all – you’ll realize that starting your own business was easier than you think with the right structure, support, and accountability.

Whether you don’t have a business (yet!) or you have one that’s not quite working for you, it’s time for it’s business time.

Applications are open through 3/27 and only 10 spots available. Let’s do this.

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friday’s confession: I want to raise a ruckus.

friday's confession: I want to raise a ruckus.

When was the last time you did something controversial?

Something that turned heads? That made people take notice? That stopped someone in their tracks?

When was the last time you were so lit up about something that you caused a fuss even though it was inconvenient? Even though it meant that people might look up from whichever distraction device they were holding and see you? Like really see you?

When was the last time you believed in something so much that you let that belief carry you?

I say that I want to help highly-creative women take bold, inspired action in their businesses…and their lives. But what I really want to do to raise a ruckus.

I want to shake up belief systems and break down the self-limiting beliefs that we all let hold us back.

I want you to know that you DO know enough. Already. Just as you are.

That you CAN do it. Even though you’re busy, even though the kids are tugging, even though it feels like the decks are stacked against you.

That you ARE worth it. That your dreams are worth it, that what you want for yourself is worth it, that you – and your hopes and fears and nervous tummy inspirations – are SO FREAKING WORTH IT.

And I want to build up an army of women, who are led by their CrazyFaith to take over the world with their big ideas. To know that they don’t have to be Steve Jobs to start a revolution. That they can start by demanding more for themselves and then becoming role models to every other woman in this world to demand more for herself.

I want this for everyone, but selfishly, I want it more for my daughters. And your daughters. And all of their daughters.

I want them to only know of a world where equal pay is a non-issue. Where opportunity is seized. Where opinions are shared, even the uncomfortable ones. Where people disagree and ideas are celebrated.

I want them to only know of a world where women stand up next to men in the world and claim what is theirs. Without doubt. Without question. Without hesitation.

Where creative freedom is a norm, where inspiration abounds, where action trumps everything.

I want them to know that possibility is limitless as long as they’re willing to do the work, to raise their hands and say yes to what they want for themselves. And I want them to know that not because they’re told, but because they’re shown – by me, by you, by all of us.

I want to raise a ruckus. I want to start a revolution. I want to change this world. (tweet it)

Who’s with me?

If you are nodding your head yes right now (YES!) and you are ready to put your CrazyFaith into action and take the first step towards turning your big dream into a legit business, It’s Business Time was created for you. Join us today at 10am PST for our no-cost webinar What we want you to know about starting a businessSign up here to get the deets and the recording and priority application for this new program. It could very well be the thing that changes everything.

If you are nodding your head yes right now but aren’t ready to start a business, then do something. Something bold. You don’t have to set your hair on fire and run naked down the street. Your boldness could manifest as an email. A whisper. An idea said out loud in a meeting. Whatever it is, muster up your CrazyFaith and DO IT.

The world needs you to. Our daughters need you to.

And I know you’re ready. And able. And worth it.

Let’s go.

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