#36 3 Lessons Learned From Hosting My First Workshop

May 28, 2019

The whole reason I’m doing this podcast is to highlight the people who are living the life they’ve defined for themselves. The people who shut out outside distractions and dive into serving the world we live in by being themselves. I love the conversations I’ve had on this podcast, and it serves me to be reminded that there’s no right way to do this. The right way is what’s right for you and what’s right for me and hearing others’ stories opens my mind up to that.

In this episode, I share my story of hosting my first Intro to Handlettering Workshop at The Local, and the lessons I learned along the way. I had to work through mindset shifts, ultimately take action (aka burn.my.boats) and approach the results with a whole lotta grace.

Is there a project calling to you but you’re not sure where/how to get started? I put together a free worksheet for you to help you journal, reflect and give you the freedom / permission to do / host / schedule / sell your first *thing*! Download the worksheet here and listen in to hear the full episode now!


A few takeaways:

  • “Step one for me is making the mindset shift that I am an expert in this and I can teach people and help people learn or at least get started in a way that makes them feel empowered and makes them feel encouraged.”
  • “If an idea comes up more than once for me, I have to take action in the moment to make sure that I follow through with it.”
  • “In that moment, the way I burned my boat was by simply looking at my calendar and picking a day. And that’s it.”
  • “Maybe there’s something you’ve been thinking you wanted to do, whether that is put a new product out there, whether that’s to start a side gig, whether that’s to host a workshop of your own. If it comes back to you over and over again, I would encourage you to work on the internal stuff there of why you haven’t done it yet.”
  • “What’s holding you back from moving forward? Once you’ve addressed that, burn your boat.”
  • “Approach the results with grace.”
  • “When we’re embarking on a new journey and we’re looking to explore our curiosity we can’t let the numbers be the ending definition of success.”





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