Give Yourself Credit

Why do we talk about confidence so much at Designed Life Studio? Because you have all the reasons in the world why you shouldn't be lacking any.

Here is your confidence tip for the day.


First, you need to remember that it is perfectly normal for anyone to doubt and feel less than confident. It happens to everyone.


You've probably heard me say, "Write it down!" over and over, right? Well, that's because it's an important part of the process. So when was the last time you took a moment to actually write down all of your accomplishments and skills and expertise? You know, give yourself a little recognition and praise.

You've got what it takes

You have a longgg list. I promise you. Take a step back and actually write down all that you've accomplished so far, your skills, your expertise, and what you bring to the table.

The Problem

So often we do not give ourselves credit for just how far we've come, all that we've accomplished, and the unique skills and expertise...

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3 Key Steps to Create Your Fulfilling Career Path


If you don’t already know, I help women design a career path (and life) that they actually enjoy. What’s that mean? Well, there is your current situation, what you actually want, and the action steps it takes to get there.

With every woman I coach, the very first thing we work on is getting clear on what they really want to do. There are three key elements to figuring this out. 

  1. What do you enjoy?

This first step is figuring out what you actually like, if you don’t already know. What are your dreams, your goals, your aspirations, and what do you like doing?

This ties into your vision for life and your future. So don’t limit yourself, but take some time to think about what actually brings YOU joy and excitement. What are the activities you enjoy? 

  1. Who are you?

The next question we need to answer is, Who are YOU? Don’t forget to filter this through the first element of this, and make sure this really about you, and not expectations or...

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Five Books to Read When Starting Your Side Business


Five Books to Read When Start Your Side Business (or bringing your creative idea to life)

Click play on the video above to hear why these five books are game-changers when starting your side business. Of course there are other amazing reads depending on your interests, but these are my top faves!

Links for all of the books are below.

Note: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This content contains affiliate links, which means, at no cost to you, I receive a small commission if you make a purchase through one of those links. 

Girl on Fire: How to Choose Yourself, Burn the Rule Book, and Blaze Your Own Trail in Life and Business 

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She Means Business: Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur 

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How to be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life

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Everything is Figuroutable 

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One Reason You May Be Lacking Confidence At Work

You might be feeling frustrated or just not as satisfied with your career right now. One reason many of us feel this way is because of our own lack of confidence at work.

The Problem

So if you are feeling frustrated or lacking confidence, ask yourself, are you trying to do all of the things? Are you too afraid to admit or delegate something that you feel like you should know how to do, even though that pressure is coming from no one else but you?

Think about it this way. If you go to a doctor, you want to have a specialist treat you for a certain problem, right? You're not going to go to someone that's just like, yeah, I can kind of sort of treat that. I've done it once in the past. No!

If you really want that confidence there needs to be a mindset shift from thinking that you need to be able to do everything anyone asks you to or that you need to be able to do all the things with no help at all. That’s not going to get you the praise you want.

What You Should Do About...

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Why Corporate Creatives Should Start the Side Business and Stop Overthinking It

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Building Your Perfect Work Cocktail


Building your perfect work cocktail


Mindset shifts:

Remind yourself that you can do both -- create the perfect work cocktail

It doesn’t have to be a drastic shift or change.


Tips to take action today:

Journal it out - braindump your ideas

Take one tinyyyy step. Ask yourself:

1. What do I miss doing/want to add?

2. What is one small step I can take toward adding that in this week?


If you feel like something is missing take a step back, ask yourself these questions, then start creating your perfect work cocktail.


The full fulfillment picture looks different for everyone.

Design and blend it up your way.

You can design a life you love.


Journal Prompt:

What do I miss doing, what can I add, that would make me feel more fulfilled?

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Ask Yourself: What is Self-Doubt Holding You Back From?

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You Already Know What You Want - Here's How to Make it Happen

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How To Know You Are On The Right Path


Put your blinders on, this is YOUR path. It's so easy to want to look around and compare. Put those blinders on and trust that this is the right path for you at this moment in time. 

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3 Simple Morning Routine Basics

3 simple morning routine basics that you can complete in 5 minutes. Starting a morning routine can be overwhelming. Using these basics can help you ease into a new habit and see that it doesn't need to be complicated! Just 5 minutes can make a huggeee difference! 

Using these basics your morning routine could be as little as 5 minutes or up to 60 minutes. It's up to you based on what you need, anddd realistically, what you have time for! 

Morning Routine Basics:


Say out loud, journal, or read a list of things you are grateful for. Why? Because it’s really hard to start the day off in a bad mood if you take a minute to count your blessings. Sooo take a blessings inventory right when you wake up and be grateful!


Listen or read something positive. Control the first things you consume each day. (Example: affirmations, personal development book or podcast, etc.)



The Chalene Show

The Brendon Show

The Marie Forleo Podcast


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