Blog | Jenious http://www.jenious.com.au Enjoyment is gained by creative expression Tue, 19 Jun 2018 02:46:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 5 Tips to re-tapping into our creative selves http://www.jenious.com.au/blog/5-tips-re-tapping-creative-selves/ Tue, 31 May 2016 00:17:55 +0000 http://www.jenious.com.au/?p=2609 Tips into re-tapping your creativityIf your creativity juices are running low, these simply tools could be your saviour.... and we can do a little bit of island dreaming along the way too!

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If your creativity juices are running low, these simply tools could be your saviour…. and we can do a little bit of island dreaming along the way too!

It’s absolutely necessary to recharge and regroup the mind, the family bond, the  individual soul, and ultimately our creative selves!

This is what has been going on this week with the jenious fam. Get ready to be jealous… we’ve been up enjoying some serious down time on Hamilton Island, QLD, tapping into some fresh air, sunshine, water, my gorgeous family & friends along with cocktails and sunsets. My ideal time out! We all need to find our perfect recharge – a place, a feeling and a moment that makes us simply stop, breath and enjoy the special moments in time.

I got to open my eyes and see the gorgeous things around me; the clouds moving with the wind, the birds wings against the sky blue, the water ripples with the sun sparkling above – nature at its best! It inspires and supports my soul.

Being away from everything really does allow me to come back to the studio with a fresh dynamic and vigour. It’s great! I love these times.

Unfortunately though we can’t always  just up and travel somewhere amazing to recharge the creative juices. Sometimes we need to know how to do this in the vicinity of our studio (workplace, garage, home, bedroom…other). Grasp hold of any sort of beauty that allows us to unwind, unravel, ‘tap-in’, or ‘tap-out’ of what it is that is holding us in creative limbo.

If this screams you here are 5 tips to help you do some re-tapping:

01. BRAIN DUMPING
Spill it, spew it, get it OUT OF YA HEAD! A list of your internal ideas never hurt anyone. Even if its pictures, scribbles and swirls, sometimes our creative urges can come from simply getting it out and onto paper. A nice neat list of items can make the creative madness that conjours up inside feel so much more calmer too.

02. MEDITATION COULD SAVE THE WORLD
It might seem like just too much hard work to spend even just 5 minutes to calm the body and mind. I know that feeling – power on, it will come. But really a simple breathing exercise (yep thats meditating) can make the difference and allow you mind to calm and refocus on some creativity. I personally like the easy process of grounding my feet the ground, softening my mouth & placing my tongue to the top of my palette, and breathing in while imagining I am sucking in from the top of my head and into my toes, into my legs, my base, my tummy, my chest, my fingers, my throat and finally my head. Letting the breath just flow in and out, letting my tummy rise and fall with the breathe. Last as long as you can, or set a timer if you are strapped for time. Now you are ready to ‘save the world’.

03. CALL A FRIEND
Time to regroup, grab that coffee and just go and talk… about anything… and everything. A little bit of verbal diahoreha  never hurt anyone and quite frankly, for me, it can be the best type of medicine to soothe the soul and help get my head back into things. Just quietly I am off to do just this tomorrow before getting stuck into things. Not a bad thing to set in the schedule each week I reckon.

04. TURN UP THE MUSIC… & DANCE!
Its’ got rhythm, beat and movement that can really help increase the adrenaline to shift the most stubborn creativeness. Sometimes even getting into the spirit of the job at hand can help. I have been known to ‘Spotify’ search me some dance ‘doof doof’ tunes to help get my zone on into some event posters! Design away my friend, design away… loud and proud. (just remember to

05. TREAT YO’ SELF
Oh yes you can! Creative juices can often be the result of too much work and not enough play or enjoyment. It doesn’t have to be a major excursion. I remember working for a large German conglomerate (back in the day) and it was a simple as walking across the road to Macquarie Centre to window shop, spray some perfume on in Myers and then walk back to my desk. Even though a massage would work too… or an island holiday with the family. Whatever works for you.

Now let’s do this!

 

Other posts of interest

The Happiness Project   

 

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For the love of white space!! http://www.jenious.com.au/blog/for-the-love-of-white-space/ Tue, 05 Apr 2016 01:43:27 +0000 http://www.jenious.com.au/?p=2572 For the Love of White SpaceYou may not believe me when I say that less text and "stuff" has way more impact. White space is key for the eye to rest, breath and take in your message.

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You may not believe me when I say that less text and “stuff” has way more impact. White space is key for the eye to rest, breath and take in your message.

I know that we all have information to put out there, but with all that information out there that the world & our lives now pushes on us, the last thing we need is MORE STUFF IN OUR FACE! Its hard on the eyes, the brain and just quietly, our days! White space is SO important to even see the message that you are trying to convey.

MYTH: White space or “negative space”, referring to the empty space between and around elements of a design or page layout, is often overlooked and neglected. Although many may consider it a waste of valuable screen estate, white space is an essential element in web design and “is to be regarded as an active element, not a passive background,” Jan Tschichold wrote in 1930.

I don’t mean just send out a white piece of paper with a few words, but really think about the content, your message and all simple elements to tell the story. There is other mediums out there that you can fill with information for ‘extra’ information; i.e. three little letters: ‘www’. Its about balance of elements – text, image, space.

Check out some of these examples from the big names:

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So next time you send off a brief for a design just remember to think about your intention of your story and take a note out of the book of Coco Chanel who once said, “before leaving the house, a lady should look in the mirror and remove one accessory.” Less is more!

 

Other posts of interest

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Conversations with… Camille Blyth http://www.jenious.com.au/blog/conversations-with-camille/ Tue, 29 Mar 2016 10:17:39 +0000 http://www.jenious.com.au/?p=2537 Camille BlythLast month I started to really understand the importance of finding my voice with this whole blogging business (so to speak)... but how would you find yours?

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Welcome Camille from Brilliant Blogging!

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A few years ago I bought a book called “The Wilderness Years – a parents’ survival guide”; a funny witty book to help me through the madness of being a new mum. It was light, funny, approachable and easy to read. I passed on a few copies to my friends so clearly I resonated with it well. A good sign of good writing right?

I actually met Camille through a networking group and somehow knew that she would assist me in my future work in some way or another. Last month I attended one of the ‘Brilliant Business Blogging’ workshops where I started to really understand the importance of finding my voice with this whole blogging business (so to speak). Camille has clearly found her voice, but how would you find yours? Camille gives us some insight into how you might find yours.

Finding your ‘blogging’ voice! And why its’ so important for your brand.

Thank you Jen, this is such an important topic for people who are starting to blog for their business. I talk a lot about ‘blog personality’ but what I’m really talking about is your brand; who you are and why you do what you do – and how that is translated and woven into the content for your blog.

Businesses go to a lot of trouble to make sure all their visual material is ‘branded’, however written and verbal communication is also part of your brand – it is the voice of your brand and one of the best places to have your ‘voice’ heard is via your business blog. Your blog not only needs to relevant to both your client needs and your product or service, it also needs to match your business personality. When you go to purchase an Apple product, the entire process, online or in real life is seamlessly ‘Apple-ified’.

The goal with your business blog is to make sure it seamlessly represents your brand. Tone of voice, language and point-of-view can all be manipulated to fit your brand – and the stronger your brand, the more personality you can inject into it – and the more you will define yourself in your market. Compare Mail Chimp and Aweber, Apple and JB HiFi – they basically do the same thing – but attract very different audiences. And as a footnote – while we think that people purchase on price, increasingly they purchase on experience – so your brand becomes even more important!

Camille.

And something a little lighter to help us get to know Camille just a little bit better…

#1. Coffee or tea? What is your poison?

Coffee

#2. What colour/s do you like to surround yourself with and why?

Green, I need nature for grounding and for inspiration – Mother Nature has done some amazing things, I use her for metaphor all the time.

#3. Top 5 on your current playlist.

I’m still recovering from the loss of David Bowie (it could take some time) so anything Bowie.

#4. A book that really got me thinking was....?

A Brief History of Mankind by Yuval Noah Harari.

#5. My passion is...?

Saving Mother Nature’s digestive system from plastic.

#6. Something that I like to do each day is... and why?

I like to spend time not doing. Taking time to sit and do nothing is like mentally catching your breath, it helps you move onto the next thing with a clear mind.

{jenious: I like the sound of a bit of not doing too!}

#7. 3 words that describe who YOU are/what you do?

A thinker, a connector of dots, a curious inquisitor.

#8. How long have you been in the industry?

I have been writing for the web since 2000 and business blogging for the last 4 years.

#9. What makes your business stand out from the rest in the industry?

We pay attention to our reputation by making sure our clients are getting the best possible service. We make sure our processes are constantly being refined and we are constantly asking ‘what will content marketing be tomorrow?’

#10. What's the best thing about your job and why?

Starting your own business from scratch is such a challenge but every step is becomes a satisfying experience and an inspiration to keep moving forward. I also love getting to know business owners, why they do what they do and how they impact the lives of others.

Want to connect with Camille and reap the benefits of her skills?

Please get in touch directly on 0401 245 298 or email camille@brilliantbusiessblogging.com

Other posts of interest

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Creative Stuff: Converse ~ Design your own! http://www.jenious.com.au/blog/stuff-we-love/blogs-converse-design-your-own/ Fri, 04 Mar 2016 12:41:27 +0000 http://www.jenious.com.au/?p=1255 Converse Design Your OwnNot so much a blog, but a place to design & create a cool pair of shoes! I just thought this was just the best idea ever! How much cooler could you be?

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Not so much a blog, but a place to design & create a cool pair of shoes!

I just thought this was just the best idea ever! How much cooler could you be? From a brand that now allows you to ‘design your own’…

CHECK IT OUT: Create your own

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Branding Your Brand! http://www.jenious.com.au/blog/branding-your-brand/ Mon, 22 Feb 2016 10:19:42 +0000 http://www.jenious.com.au/?p=2461 Branding Your Brand Blog“Your brand is what other people say about you when you're not in the room.” Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com

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Is your brand being all that it should?

Lets’ firstly clear up what a brand is shall we? Its a big word going on right now, everyone is throwing it around!  Well, according to ‘Entrepreneur’ … “your brand is your promise to your customer. It tells them what they can expect from your products and services, and it differentiates your offering from your competitors’.” I strongly believe that your brand is built from who you are, who you want to be and who people perceive you to be. The challenge is to ‘create’ this and maintain this across all your marketing and business essence.

Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon.com

Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.

With that in mind…

You’ve planned your projects, organised and set up schedules, and sorted out where all the awesome new coffee shops are so your meetings are accompanied by a great brew. But is your brand really saying what you want your clients & customers to know about you? It might be time to sit down and think about a few things so as you can get a grasp on your brand personality? We’ve come up with five tasty tips so as you can ‘rock it’ and engage with your audience in the way you wished.

01. First impressions count

A really good starting point is finding your uniqueness and what defines you, your offerings, and makes you shine. So how do you do this? Try starting with your WHY? Your vision, mission & values.

02. Your Brand isn’t just about design

Shock Horror… from a designer! It’s a lot more. It’s the words you use – your voice! The people who represent you. Your customer service. It’s everything that your potential clients see from the outside looking in. So make sure that all these things are working together & consistent. In other words, don’t be a 1999 website, with a new hipster fit out in your shop! Too weird and disjointed.

03. Select your flavour 

Are you vanilla or chocolate? Funky, old school or professional? Does it come with a colour, a font? All these things combine together to create your brand. Its time to think about all these elements as they make up a great portion of your brand personality. Forgot this info? We’ve written on this topic before… read more

04. KISS 

Maybe leave THAT for later, but definitely “Keep It Simple Stupid”! Don’t make it confusing. People like it clear and concise. Too much going on is just way too hard. This also applies to your dress code people. Don’t over complicate things please!

05. Be proud 

Got all that sorted! And now its time to crank up the volume of you! Having confidence in your core and the nuts & bolts of your offerings is vital. Show it off and ooze your brand. Once you have it… BE IT!

 

Other posts of interest

Vision boarding workshop What is your Brand Personality

 

 

 

 

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YourSpace: Creative Branding Workshop http://www.jenious.com.au/blog/yourspace-creative-branding-workshop/ Sat, 19 Dec 2015 10:49:56 +0000 http://www.jenious.com.au/?p=2427 YourSpace Creative Brand WorkshopsMy belief is that everyone needs the opportunity to find his or her inner creative zone. YourSpace is all about creating an open and honest space to learn, from yourself and others, to help build goals dreams and visions to success through vision boarding.

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What they are saying:

“After a long day, Jen’s workshop was a breath of fresh air and inspiration for me… Fantastic advice and insights and I’m off and running now with more clarity on my brand and future direction”.Belinda Montgomery. Zeal & Co 

“I LOVED IT!… Can’t wait to take my new found clarity and make it into something!”. Emma Sternberg. Emma Sternberg Kinesiology.

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Why?

My belief is that everyone needs the opportunity to find his or her inner creative zone. YourSpace is all about creating an open and honest space to learn, from yourself and others, to help build goals dreams and visions to success through vision boarding.

Often I have clients that come to me and really don’t know how to explain what their brand vision is. “I’ll know it when I see it”! It can be overwhelming and daunting to be able to verbally explain what you really want your brand to be.

I strongly believe that your business should be a true reflection of you, who you are and what you want to be, do and have. With this workshop you can really get stuck into finding out more about you, what you want your business to be, and what you want your brand to have.

YourSpace is a place for you to sit and be… find and grow your vision in a creative and nurturing environment. Collaborate with others that can help you find your own vision ‘space’.  It’s a perfect time & place to combine creative brand concepts with words and pictures to tell your story and where new insights are revealed.

So it’s with much excitement I welcome you to YourSpace.

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What?

Are you stuck with your brand vision for a start up business/current business?

  • Can you see your logo & branding internally but struggle with the creative side of things to make it happen?

  • Do you struggle to express your vision?

  • Do you need your ‘creative’ nourished and nurtured to allow these processes to take place?

  • Do you need to escape your desk and create your true vision?

  • Would you like the time to build a moodboard and get clear on your vision!

Uncover your unique essence and define your brand personality @ YourSpace

 

Who?

This creative brand vision workshop is a space primarily for business owners and entrepreneurs.

It is an opportunity to make sense of all the ideas in your head and start to articulate them.

 

When, where & how much?

COST: $120pp

DATE: Tuesday June 21, 2016 @ 6:00pm till 9:00pm

VENUE: Little Lane Workshops: 17 Cater Street Brookvale, NSW 2100

 

Want to know more?

Go to our online booking page for more details or email Jen (creative behind the Creative Beaches) creativebeaches@jenious.com.au

 

 

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Logo designs ~ The Good, The Cheap & The Fast http://www.jenious.com.au/blog/logo-designs-the-good-the-cheap-the-fast/ Tue, 10 Nov 2015 10:46:59 +0000 http://www.jenious.com.au/?p=2354 logo design: the good the bad & the cheapIt is a question often debated about in the world of marketing & business, and as design studio with loads of experience & talent I sometimes (actually often) get frustrated with people offering the $5 logo... are you for real? Do you expect it to be good? My mind keeps flashing back to the "The Good, The Fast, and The Cheap" where you can only pick 2 out of the 3.

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Let’s settle some worries, thoughts and questions regarding how much a logo should cost you? And why do they vary so much?

It is a question often debated about in the world of marketing & business, and as design studio with loads of experience & talent I sometimes (actually often) get frustrated with people offering the $5 logo… are you for real? Do you expect it to be good? My mind keeps flashing back to the “The Good, The Fast, and The Cheap” where you can only pick 2 out of the 3.

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In the reality of ‘good’ logo design packages, prices can vary from $500 right through to $10K, depending on what type of design business you approach for your quote; and of course they all will have their good and bad bits (don’t we all).

As Nicki McKay posted in her blog regarding website prices, which come under the same scrutiny with price, there are a few core types of businesses out there:

$ The part time freelancer/ student

This used to be me. Working after the 9-5 and working till all hours. Not always available for clients during the day. If you don’t have a deadline and are happy to work around these things then this would be your best budget option.

$ The offshore company

Mmm… still sceptical on this one as I like to keep our work/ industry here is Australia. To get the outcomes you want, you will really need to know exactly what you want, as well as talk their talk / understanding cultural & language barriers. I guess you would need to be very patient with this too as it might take some time to find the right designer. My best bet would be go spend the money ‘on’ shore and get quality first time around.

$ Design only

Here’s a logo and thats it. You won’t be getting any style guide with colour breakdowns, fonts or branding options with this one. You might get various file types of your logo though. Just make sure to ask for these items if you need them and don’t assume that you will get it all… especially if the prices is so cheap.

$$ Full time freelancer

Lower costs than the small studio, sometimes with limited resources (but not always). You might have longer wait times too as they will be working solely on various projects and often juggling ‘all that’. This option is great for people who have a set budget, who wish to work collaboratively, are happy to ‘work through this process’ and are not needing to turn something around in a week.

$$$ The small design studio

The team, the designers, working together for you! Generally the small studio have a small team that covers an variety of skill sets. They will be higher in price, but you will be definitely getting your money’s worth, and turnaround time will be a fare bit faster.

$$$$ The creative design agency

Woot Woot! Bells and whistles here folks! The creative design agency will really and truly push the design boundaries of your vision & your brand, and with this comes the big bucks! If you have a money tree out the back then look no further than a big bang crazy funky & full-on design agency! A small note on this though… most big agency outsource to full time freelancers (food for thought)

At the end of the day I would hope that you value your brand & vision and want it to be the very best it can be… and only with time and experience can this truly be achieved. Each and every one of us have our own intentions and outcome requirements for our logo but with some simple education on where to start we can all rock our logo with pride! I hope this has helped.

 

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Conversations with… Cherie Vernon http://www.jenious.com.au/blog/mindful-intention-best-kind/ Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:42:36 +0000 http://www.jenious.com.au/?p=1954 Cherie VernonThere seems to be a whole lot of talk at the moment about wellness ‘this’, abundance ‘that’, mindful ‘this’ and intention ‘that’. And yes, I am one of them! It’s 5 years since I first met Cherie and I can honestly say that she is someone that I am blessed to have in my life.

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Welcome Cherie from Lighthouse Life!

There seems to be a whole lot of talk at the moment about wellness ‘this’, abundance ‘that’, mindful ‘this’ and intention ‘that’. And yes, I am one of them! It’s 5 years since I first met Cherie and I can honestly say that she is someone that I am blessed to have in my life. Not only does she radiate with a special sense of ‘being’, she is an awesome massage therapist, ally and friend.

As we all seem to need to remind ourselves to be mindful and remember the moment (even as simple as having a shower or driving to the shops), I felt that we would all benefit from hearing her thoughts behind “Being Mindful with Intention”.

Take a moment, sit in peace and just… BE!

Words from the gorgeous Cherie...

Mindfulness means “attention”.  It is not a ‘thing’, it is something we do.  To be mindful is to “pay attention to something”. To pay attention to what we do. It can also be said that mindfulness is paying attention in a certain way: ie on purpose, in the present moment and nonjudgmentally.

What to do when your life feels like it’s completely fragmented, or you’re being pulled in opposite or all directions? The feeling to return to is the present moment. It is the moment of power/healing/clarity/wisdom and the only moment we have.

To bring yourself to the present moment you need awareness of where your mind and emotions and actions are as well as the need to be grounded, that is grounded (ie connected, safe, secure, supported, balanced, centred, aligned, whole) in the physical body – not out there is the ethers (in the past or future).  We can all do it, it just takes practice!

And something a little lighter to help us get to know Cherie just a little bit better…

#1. Coffee or tea? What is your poison?

Tea – it’s delicate, subtle and ceremonial. There’s nothing that sitting down with a good cup o’ tea can’t fix

#2. What colour/s do you like to surround yourself with and why?

Can I pick a rainbow? That’s a challenging question, I love all colours. If I had to choose, probably aqua and white.

#3. Top 5 on your current playlist.

:: True Colours – The Best of Eva Cassidy

:: Real Life – Elbow

:: Just Listen – Oceanlab Sirens of the Sea

:: Divenire – Ludivico Einaudi

:: Stolen Dance – Sad Necessary (this is a song my son and I love to play when we’re in the car together!)

{jenious: What an amazing eclectic collection of tunes… Love it!}

#4. A book that really got me thinking was....?

Frequency: The Power of Personal Vibration by Penney Peirce.  It’s my fave self care book!

#5. My passion is...?

Being amongst nature – mountains, oceans, beautiful natural scenery. It inspires me to keep connected with the spiritual realm whilst keeping grounded in this physical world. In essence it charges me with positive vibes so that I may continue to be of service in a healing capacity.

{jenious: I think this is true for me too – being around nature with my feet on the sand or in the water just gives me that special something to keep ‘being’ creative and thus be of service to others.}

#6. Something that I like to do each day is... and why?

Hug!!! – it’s connecting, grounding and loving

{jenious: And they are good hugs too 🙂 }

#7. 3 words that describe who YOU are/what you do?

Engaging, dynamic, healing (apparently)

{jenious: certainly}

#8. How long have you been in the industry?

15 years formally, otherwise my whole life

#9. What makes your business stand out from the rest in the industry?

My approach ~ ie the different strategies I use to address each individual’s needs. And an ability to hone in on where the client is at. My approach allows the client AND me to participate in the healing process together.

#10. What's the best thing about your job and why?

Making an immediate difference to the way people feel within themselves. And working with the mystical and divine realm in the process….we have a magnificent amount of love and support up there just waiting for us to ask for help.

Want to connect with Cherie and reap the benefits of her services?

Please get in touch directly on 0419 689 050, via facebook, online, or email cherie@lighthouselife.com.au

ADDED BONUS. As Spring has finally sprung, Cherie is offering a SPRING SPECIAL.

Subscribe to her newsletter to take advantage of this offer.

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Relationships: Know. Make. Trust http://www.jenious.com.au/blog/relationships-know-make-trust/ Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:00:50 +0000 http://www.jenious.com.au/?p=2203 Building RelationshipsBuilding long lasting relationships should be vital in your business practice. Clients that trust stay around and love spreading the word about how amazing you are - they amp it up for you... easy advertising! So how can we help you make sure that you are building relationships the right way.

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Building long lasting relationships should be vital in your business practice. Clients that trust stay around and love spreading the word about how amazing you are – they amp it up for you… easy advertising! So how can we help you make sure that you are building relationships the right way.

“Respect is earned. Honesty is appreciated. Trust is gained. Loyalty is returned”. ~ Unknown

We gain and maintain clients because of certain practices we follow. So… is it the way we talk, our persona, our presence? Is it because of how others talk of us? Or is it how open & honest we are? I think that it is all of these things in their own way… and its definitely NOT our prices.

How about we set it up as 5 simple steps to building solid relationships:

1.  Be your authentic self

Talk the way you normally talk. Don’t ‘put on’ a certain character just to seem like someone you are not.

2.  Be transparent

As much as you possibly can be open & honest. Clients need to know you are human. Be clear, open and honest from the start and don’t over promise.

3.  Offer suggestions

When it comes to design there are often different ways to go about things. If you know a better way that could work for your client, tell them. It might be quicker (and thus not bring in as much money), but at the end of the day the client will end up with something much more usable and be sure to be back for more!

4.  Share your knowledge

Everyone seems to be sharing there knowledge in FREE e-books, online subscriptions, blogs. Its just another way to extend the community and create understanding. If you know about it and are skilled in it, explain this and your clients will be thankful I’m sure.

5.  Be available

Within reason of course. Know your boundaries, but be available for your clients. Remember they love you and want to talk to you!

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Dealing with hiccups… http://www.jenious.com.au/blog/dealing-with-hiccups/ Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:53:51 +0000 http://www.jenious.com.au/?p=2275 Dealing with hiccupsSometimes as 'working mums' we are challenged with little hiccups in the routine of work... called 'children being sick'. How inconvenient hey? But it happens.

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Or other bodily functions! Erk!

Sometimes as ‘working mums’ we are challenged with little hiccups in the routine of work… called ‘children being sick’. How inconvenient hey? But it happens.

This week I have been home with my little munchkin bubba (Mr 2yo) who has been very sick – from both ends. Things have not been pleasant, loads of washing has been done, not a lot of sleep has been had, and a gallon of coffee is being consumed.

So how do I keep the business running? How does the ‘working mum’ manage?

Mobility! Honesty! And a while lot of coffee and ‘breathing’. Sometimes it just has to be done to get through the day, let along a whole week.

How do you cope when it feels like it has all turned to… well… ‘crap’ (no pun intended)? Do you:

(1) shut up shop, throw in the towel (with many in the wash from all the vomit), and any hope of work?

(2) battle on and do both with crazy hair, PJs and a house of chaos? Or,

(3) explain to your clients the situation, do as much as you can, then give in to the moment and just ‘be mummy’ as best you can? Ahhhhh sighhhhh!!!!!

I think this week I have managed to do the later, and quite successfully mind you. Maybe it was the universe telling me that I needed to prioritise and take a step back from work just for the moment, without panicking, lots of love, and appreciation from Mr2yo (bless his cotton socks).

PS. Better bubba, happy Mummy (although very very exhausted)!

 

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