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How to find more energy when you are an introvert

How can you find more energy when you are an introvert? In this post, you’ll find a two-part approach to uncovering untapped power, so you can find time to do more of what you love. Why are we so tired? “I just want to nap,” and “I just want to sit on the couch,” are […]

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Have you ever wondered how to build a creative community? Have you ever wondered if that is even possible for an introvert? Can you find the friends and still get to keep your space? In this video interview, you’ll learn how entrepreneur Tom Ross built his creative empire, centered around community, in his own introverted […]

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Do you let the fear of judgment from others stop you from pursuing the things you want most in life? In this post, you’ll learn how to become brave enough to become the truest version of yourself. THE PAST The desire to be my own boss and to work on my own terms was something […]

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Graphic designers have their choice of projects: branding, websites, signage, social graphics, and so on. However, not every job brings the creative fulfillment we dream of. Most of us have been forced to give up our artistic desires in the name of paying the bills at one time or another. But with a little creativity […]

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I believe that exploration is an underrated and often untapped resource. I’ve seen the benefits and felt the effects, which is why whenever the opportunity to travel presents itself, I jump on it. While it was a conference my husband was attending that prompted this particular adventure; I turned the week into a fruitful trip […]

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Creative Entrepreneur, Rachel Allene, shares her insights and knowledge about starting a small business without prior experience. The story of how she took her passion for lettering and photography and built her own empire, is truly inspiring. // Interview from MichelleHickey.Design.

Many people have a creative spirit, but not everyone lets it out. Rachel Allene is someone who couldn’t quiet her passion. After pursuing a degree in health science, she almost immediately ditched her first job and jumped into entrepreneurship, head first. Her story teaches us that just getting started is the most important step. Learning […]

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The secrets to generating passive income from a printables-based blog - an inspiring expert interview with Creative Entrepreneur, Erin Williams of Printable Crush // From MichelleHickey.Design

In this expert interview, Erin from Printable Crush shares the story of how she evolved her struggling Etsy shop into a successful printables-based blog. She is not only an incredibly talented (self-taught) graphic designer, but a savvy entrepreneur. Erin has done an awesome job at identifying the areas that are already working in her business, […]

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From Stay at Home Mom to Published Hand Lettering Superstar - an inspiring expert interview with Creative Entrepreneur, Dawn Nicole Designs // From MichelleHickey.Design

As entrepreneurs we need to be constantly educating and inspiring ourselves to keep moving forward. I’ve found that the best way to do that is to learn from others— especially those who are passionate about what they do. Expert Interviews are my new way to share the wisdom of fellow artists, designers and experts in […]

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Self employment is quickly becoming the most coveted position out there. You get to be your own boss, make your own hours, do what you want— what’s not to love? Unfortunately, transitioning into self employment is not as easy as flicking a switch. The financial reality is, that if you are employed full time, it […]

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Free Printable Planning Sheets for bloggers and small business owners! Two designs are included: one for keeping track of your brilliant ideas and the other to manage potential collaborations and sponsorships. Both will get you inspired to take action and grow your business and/or blog. Designs by MichelleHickey.Design.

Two planning printables to help you get organized while elevating your business: coming right up! Fellow bloggers and small business owners, I don’t know what happened to me at the start of this year, but I have got a fire lit under me, and I’m been so motivated to grow my business and to help support others (that’s […]

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An elder millennial, I learned graphic design the old-fashioned way, but for the past fifteen years, I’ve practiced those principles in the digital space. The result: content that stands the test of time.

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