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Your new creative idea is the most brilliant yet. But will it work? Adopting this mindset will ensure that the answer is always a resounding yes.
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Will your new creative idea work?

Your new creative idea is the most brilliant yet. But will it work? Adopting this mindset will ensure that the answer is always a resounding yes. In notebooks. In dreams. In chats with friends over coffee. In the shower. In your doodles. In your wide eyes after you’ve had a second glass of wine. New […]

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Do you have a creative habit you’ve been hoping to adopt? In this post, I share how I began a new writing habit and kept it up for 100 days, and counting! Last Saturday, I celebrated a milestone. Two, actually! 100 consecutive days of writing, which serendipitously aligned with my birthday. I can assure you, […]

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Taking risks don't come naturally to introverts. In this video, you'll learn how to stop playing it safe, without leaving your comfort zone. // from Michelle Hickey Design // #introvertlife #creativebusiness #introversion

Taking risks don’t come naturally to introverts. In this post, you’ll learn how to stop playing it safe, without leaving your comfort zone. Have you always been told that the way to accomplish great things is to step outside of your comfort zone? To become a risk-taker? To take more leaps? None of these things […]

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Are you a creative who can never seem to finish the projects that you start? Try this simple exercise to help you stick with more of the ones that matter. I call it the curse of being creative. We have more ideas than we know what to do with. So what do we do? We […]

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Are you dreading your next group trip? In this post and video, you’ll find four tips on how to survive family vacations when you’re an introvert. // from Michelle Hickey Design // #introvertlife #introverts #traveltips

Are you dreading your next group trip? In this post and video, you’ll find four tips on how to survive family vacations when you’re an introvert. When we think “vacation,” we think fun, relaxing, recharging. But for an introvert, some trips can feel more stressful than staying at home. Especially when you’re traveling with family […]

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Looking for a simple method for making smarter, faster decisions? In this post and video, Michelle shares a three-part checkpoint that you can use to make the choices that will lead to prosperity in your business and life. #creativebusiness #introverts #decisionfatigue

Looking for a simple method for making smarter, faster decisions? In this post and video, Michelle shares a three-part checkpoint that you can use to make the choices that will lead to prosperity in your business and life. If you identify as an introvert, you already know that energy is a precious resource. And that […]

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How to overcome imposter syndrome and stop feeling like a phony Are you a creative introvert who feels like you have to fake it in order to succeed? Do you live in fear that someone is going to call you out and call you a poser? In this post and video, you’ll learn five easy strategies you can use to overcome imposter syndrome so that you can focus on creating and building the life you want for yourself. // from Michelle Hickey Design #impostersyndrome #introverts #creativebusiness

Are you a creative introvert who feels like you have to fake it in order to succeed? Do you live in fear that someone is going to call you out and expose you as a poser? In this post and video, Michelle shares five easy strategies you can use to overcome imposter syndrome so that […]

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The possibilities that are waiting for us are so abundant, that most of us can’t even imagine that they exist. In this post and video, Michelle shares how her decision to make one change, led to becoming the truest version of herself, and a life that was beyond what she could have ever dreamed of. Is […]

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A Perfectionist’s Guide to Launching // Do you let perfectionism paralyze you from sharing your projects, ideas, products and courses with the world? In this article and video, you’ll learn how to quit stalling and start making progress in your creative business. // from Michelle Hickey Design

Do you let perfectionism paralyze you from sharing your projects, ideas, products or courses with the world? In this article and video, you’ll learn how to quit stalling and start making progress in your creative business.   Have you ever created a piece of really great content? A blog entry, a new product, a design, […]

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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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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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