Listen, I know what you’re thinking: That this is another about page from another one of those dime-a-dozen coaches/strategists/internet-guru-types out there (it’s not).
You’re probably expecting me to tell you that I know the secrets to success, how I’ll teach you how to dream big, leap so your net will appear, get paid to exist, and have you well on your way to a location-independent-permanent-vacation-6-figure business in a matter of weeks.
Sorry. None of that’s going to happen here.
Because sugar-coating things for the sake of my own success? Not how I roll.
So how do I roll?
My jam is telling the truth. And not just the looks-good-on-paper truth, but the motherf*cking truth. The truth that stops you in your tracks. The one you feel in your gut. The cumbersome, annoying truth that tells you it’s time to wake up and live a different life.
Oh right. That truth.
And once you know your truth, Sweets, you can’t un-know it. Sorry not sorry. (And you’re welcome.)
Creativity is our birthright, and, as women, we are the problem solvers of the world. It’s time for our voices to be heard.
I’m on a mission to build an army of hand raisers and yes sayers who are willing to commit to going all in on their creative dreams, not letting fear be a strong enough force to hold them back, and embracing all of their truths (even the messy, imperfect ones!) to stand tall in the work they’re meant to do in this world.
Here’s your permission slip to go full woo, Sweets. (AND AT SOME POINT – ADD IN SOMETHING ABOUT LETTING GO OF THE THINGS THAT AREN’T SERVING US – RELATIONSHIPS, HABITS, MINDSETS. THEY ALL COUNT.)
I always knew I had bigger work to do.
I wanted to be of service, to change people’s lives, to make a difference in this world. But I just wasn’t sure how.
So I tried a few things. I got my feet wet in real estate. Worked for a couple of different non-profits, fighting the good fight and helping kids get fed. Not too shabby, right?
It was all going really well (on paper) until I looked around one day and realized that this life I was living wasn’t lighting me up. Instead of feeling alive, I felt like I was sleepwalking through my days, doing the things that everyone else needed and wanted me to do.
Which worked for a bit.
Until it didn’t.
Until I found myself with chronic insomnia.
Until I found myself excusing myself from my desk one day to go lie down in my car, the pain in my left arm leaving me wondering if I was having a heart attack.
Until I found myself completing applications for world-renowned MBA programs, unable to answer the question Why do you want to attend business school?, and wondering Is this all there is?
And I knew that wasn’t all there was. So I set about figuring out my how. And my what. And my why.
So I ditched my Master Plan (MBA, high-gloss career, magazine-worthy wardrobe, ba-boom!) and answered some uncomfortable questions of my own.
Like: what do I actually want, out of life? Am I doing anything to make those dreams a reality? And if so, am I actually trying my hardest?
So I quit my job. Traveled to France. Made some art. Made some mistakes. Opened an art studio. Started writing. Started to find (ridiculous) reasons not to write. Got over those excuses (mostly). Found a new job. Found some new mentors. Started coaching. Closed the art studio. Started teaching. Got hitched. Got knocked up like whoa. Started courting rejection. Started a podcast. Or two. And kept writing. And exploring. And dabbling in my truth.
…and I finally made my way here.
To the intersection of spirituality and creativity.
And to this truth:
That you can follow all the rules in the book and have the shiniest, most expensive tools in the box, but if you aren’t in touch with who you are and what you want to say, your message is going to fall flat.
Oh, and also: what if we all spent as much time and energy devoted to our spiritual lives as we did to our creative success?
And what if the two are even more intertwined than we realize?
Yeah. Now we’re getting to the good stuff.
Teach you how to incorporate the right-for-you spiritual practices into your life to tap into your innate and authentic creative voice.
Build an army of highly-creative, highly-awake creative women who are ready to be leaders in this world and prove what’s possible when we collectively raise our hands and say yes to going all in on our creative dreams.
The world needs us. Our daughters need us. We need us. Are you with me?
And here’s what I know now:
That our tendency as ambitious creative loving enthusiastic women is to veer in the direction of what’s considered legit. And that it’s easy to let everyone else’s idea of what we should be doing get in the way of what our hearts are calling out for.
I also know that our intuition often starts out as a whisper or a whim. And that it’s our job to cultivate it and learn how to listen.
Oh, and one more thing: learning to listen to your creative instinct is one of the boldest, most courageous actions you can take.
And then following through on that intuition? That’s where the magic lies.
Aren’t you hungry for a little more magic in this one, precious life of yours, Sweets? I know I am.
So whether you’re trying to define just how to talk about your creative work (and then bring it to life online!), looking for a resource for building a bangin’ biz, or trying to live your all-in life, it’s time to dance. I’ll meet you on the floor.
I began working with Tiffany right around the time my art business was beginning to take off. I was overwhelmed with choices and had no idea how to manage them. Tiffany reined me in immediately and helped me create parameters around my work (and my life as a whole) so that I could make decisions that supported manageable, smart and sustainable growth.
The guidelines & mantras I developed with Tiffany six years ago still guide my thriving business today.
I was struggling to figure out how to structure a new service, until Tiffany and I scheduled a call. Tiffany asked me the kinds of questions that helped me get clarity on exactly what I wanted to offer my clients and all the different ways I could structure my services (surprise – there were multiple ways, and I could choose the ones that felt the best to me!).
I ended my call with Tiffany with a clear action plan, which I put into place – and almost immediately sold my first session!
When I started working with Tiffany, I was an unsatisfied advertising creative with an Etsy shop on the side. I knew I wanted to work for myself and make art, but I wasn’t sure how any of that would happen or what it could look like. Tiffany helped me quickly and effectively get at the heart of what I wanted and why, and introduced me to the groundbreaking idea that work could feel fun and easy — and still count as work.
I couldn’t have had a better foundation to what ultimately became my brand and company.
Tiffany Han, CPCC, is a writer, speaker, teacher, and life coach (Q FOR YOU ERIN – WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT ADDITION OF LIFE COACH HERE?) whose work focuses on the intersection of creativity and spirituality. As the founder and Creative Director of Say Yes Creative LLC, Tiffany has been helping creative women take action towards their dreams since 2011.
With a degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a CPCC certification from the Coaches Training Institute combined with over a decade of experience in non-profit fundraising, marketing, and sales, Tiffany brings an abundant array of academic, professional and personal experiences to her work with highly-creative entrepreneurs.
In 2014, Tiffany launched her first podcast, Raise Your Hand Say Yes, wherein she goes behind the scenes of the success stories of our favorite creative visionaries to find out the truth of their experiences. It’s been called a must-listen for creatives and has over 750,000 downloads. #legit #likewhoa
Her second podcast, How to be Remarkable, launched in the Spring of 2017 with co-host Erin Cassidy and explores the intersection of brand strategy and graphic design to help creative entrepreneurs build truly remarkable brands.
In addition to her work in the coaching, branding, and podcasting worlds, Tiffany is an accomplished (and hilarious) speaker—available for conferences and events to educate, entertain, and embolden the shit out of people. She’s taught for CreativeLive, developed her own classes (one which has been hailed by Inc. as a a challenge that will “help ignite your creative spark and start you on the journey to prolific creation”), and has worked with (and empowered!) hundreds of highly-creative women to get out of their comfort zones and get their creative work out into the world.
In her spare time (ha!), she starts as many dance parties as she can with her husband and twin daughters. They live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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