If you’re one of those people who feels like you need to get everything perfect before you put your stuff out there, this episode is for you!
My guest this week is Shelby, a full-time artist and online content creator of Little Coffee Fox, and an online art education platform called Foxsy.
She loves watercolors, digital art, lettering, and tons of other artistic mediums, and helping people discover the power of creativity and how transformative it can be.
Shelby strives to help her students get in touch with art again and she’s definitely helped me rediscover my creative side that I abandoned since I was a kid because I thought I was ‘bad’ at art and it was a waste of time and money.
We talk about Shelby’s own journey from her very practical decision to study human factors psychology and her unexpected journey into the world of art as her career.
The bottomline is that sometimes doing something you love and turning it into your career involves lots of trial and error that’s not always neat, tidy and perfect. I love Shelby’s guiding motto of ‘done not perfect’. This is how she’s built a business that both she and her husband run full-time. Shelby is an inspiration of what’s possible when you give yourself permission to play and do the apparent ‘impractical thing’!
This podcast is about helping you follow your passions, create goals, take action and learn the tools and techniques to live the life your heart desires.
You’ll hear interviews with women who are following their passions, the steps they’re taking and the lessons they learned along the way.
I also share my insights and experiences along the journey of following my passions and what I'm learning.
A Little History...
I started the podcast in November 2020. I was inspired to do it after hearing the recurrent fear and stress around finances from adult learners in classes about resilience that I was teaching at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The podcast was then called ‘The Financially Free Woman’. At that time, I was very much into overcoming financial anxiety, something I myself experienced after a 6-figure business debt, losing my job as the family’s breadwinner and faced with job insecurity.
Over time, I realised a common theme running through all of my podcast guests. They were following their passions, taking the steps to get there, and possessed a mindset that no matter what, they would figure it out.
Despite the mistakes and missteps along the way, they just got back up and kept going. It was such an inspiration to watch and I finally understood in my heart that the whole point of life is to do what your heart is telling you to do and use your logical brain to take the actions needed.
Since then, I've been standing on the shoulders of these mighty women and learning to better listen to my intuition, follow my passions and use my rational mind to create a life my heart desires. I share what my guests and I are learning about how we're doing this on the podcast.
I hope you’ll join us on this amazing journey!
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