SCATTER THE MAGIC

Post by Lisa Lehmann for the Kindness in Business series.

SCATTER THE MAGIC

Game faces. Climbing the ladder. Waiting to make your move. The infamous “you’re fired!”.

Success.
The business world.
Go big or go home.

BLECH.

I’m not wired for it. I hate the ugliness of being competitive in business.

Why can’t we help each other? Why don’t we celebrate each others success? Why do we always have to feel like we have to watch our backs?

I mean I get it. We want to succeed right? We work hard.

Yet…

The universe is a very big place. There is room for all of us.

Just think… how much better the world would be if we actually encouraged others along the way?

How much better would WE feel, knowing we helped someone else follow their arrow?

We need to make an impact. Not just a dollar.
If you chase after that, you will never be satisfied.

I am passionate about making jewelry. It’s what I do. But it’s not who I am. I am equally passionate about making an impact on the people around me as I walk this earth. Whether that be by creating a meaningful piece of jewelry or authentically sharing my flaws, or being the only “kind” person they encounter that day. THAT is what brings me true joy. THAT is what makes me happy in business. THAT joy is contagious

Be AUTHENTIC. Be real. Let people know you. Share your successes as well as your failures. Don’t be afraid to talk about your mistakes. BE you. If you put yourself on too high of a pedestal, you becoming untouchable. Guess what? You lose.

EMBRACE those seeking your advice. Be approachable.
That doesn’t mean give all your trade secrets away. It means be encouraging. It means your time and answering questions.
Be the person you would’ve wanted to know when you were just starting out.

ALWAYS do your best.

ALWAYS make the extra effort.
Your customers chose you, make sure that choice is rewarded.

SHARE. Teach. Share what you know. Share tutorials. Give tips. Show your work space.

ENGAGE with others. Share their posts. Leave comments. Give them feedback. Encourage them. Buy THEIR “stuff”!

Be PASSIONATE about what you do!

SMILE. Whether it be virtually or in person. It makes YOU and THEM feel better

CELEBRATE your successes, be GRATEFUL for them.

Dance. Jump up-and-down. High-five yourself. I don’t care what it is… you’ve accomplished something… it deserves to be celebrated!

REMEMBER the magical feeling of your very first sale, your very first success, the very first time someone wanted what you had to offer?

Pure MAGIC. Glitter and sparkles. A take your breath away moment. Can you remember?

Now… take that joy… and embrace it EVERY time.

THIS is what will set you apart. THIS is what will make your business different.

Being an entrepreneur is a bit of magic.

You are gifting a piece of yourself to the world. Do you realize how truly beautiful that is?

So stop looking at yourself all the time. Look around you. Find ways to make an impact. You have so much to offer.

Now go!
BE creative! BE successful! BE beautiful!
BE kind.
and scatter your MAGIC!

Lisa Lehmann. Artist by trade. Maker by birth. Dreamer. Wife to best friend. Mama to 4 “smalls” (or not so small 17, 16, 13 & 11). Addicted to coffee… and dark chocolate. Lover of wine. Self-proclaimed fashionista. “Ink” connoisseur. Captivated by nature. Plays with fire. Enchanted by the written word. Seeking authenticity. Crazy about her furry girls. Child of the King. Typically, Lisa can be found with a camera in one hand…Starbucks in the other, a golden retriever by her side and slightly covered in silver dust. Guaranteed to be wearing fabulous boots, sitting on bleachers at one of her “small peoples” sporting events, with a sparkle in her eye and a smile on her face.

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