My Portfolio Life- It ain’t so crazy after all!

I read a post from Jeff Goins blogPortfolio Life and the lines started falling in pleasant places! The confusion I’ve been feeling for a while now started melting away. As I read the first sentence in that post- “You are not just what you do. You were made for more than just one thing. Your life is a portfolio of activities, all of which make you who you are”– I started getting clarity! I froze! I’m not crazy after all!awesome Continue reading “My Portfolio Life- It ain’t so crazy after all!”

Being 30-Something and Finding a New Purpose by Joy Ezeka

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theDesignBender-Passion-Blog-4.jpgSometimes I think of how I wish I can go back in time and give my 20-something-year-old-self a knock on the head with some insightful advice on how to live life, that would have made my ‘now’ so much better; saved money when it was coming in like there was no tomorrow, control impulsive spending like it was going out of fashion, never buy ANYTHING on loan, take relationships more seriously and avoid the ones that really put me in big mess, invest in some stock that would have yielded great results now or pursued my passion despite the challenges I faced; I would have been rich and famous by now! But you know what? I can’t turn the hands of time, I can’t go back into the past, I just have ‘here’, ‘now’ and the ‘future’. Continue reading “Being 30-Something and Finding a New Purpose by Joy Ezeka”

The Challenges of an Entrepreneur- When you’re about to lose it!

Starting your own business is no piece of cake! Being an entrepreneur is not for the weak or faint-hearted!

Owning your own business can be just as rewarding as it is challenging and also one of the best decisions you can ever make because you can make a living doing what you love, find better work/life balance with your family, and have a chance to earn more than you would working for someone else, building something that’s all yours. But! Yes there’s a BUT! There is the flip side to it, which I am beginning to face now, like, overworking that might lead to burn out, working 20 hours instead of the normal 8 hours! Dealing with an uncertain income and especially difficulty with getting deals sealed. And that is the one aspect I want to write about.

You send your proposal out and best news ever! A potential client has scheduled an in-person meeting with you to discuss their needs and how you might be able to help them. You are excited!

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my sources | Free Stock High Resolution Images

“A picture is worth a thousand words” Have you noticed that you tend to share images you find on your social media networks that are catchy, high-resolution and visually attractive (text and placement)? You don’t have a camera to take awesome pictures so what do you do- get from sources that have free stock images!

Use beautiful visuals to get more social engagement on your social media platforms. These are my favourite sources- High-resolution pictures for PERSONAL and COMMERCIAL projects for FREE! I know! Sometimes it’s too good to be true!

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The Challenges of an Entrepreneur: Learning to Love the Process

Doing What I Love and Loving What I Do- 7 Amazing Lessons I Learned from Garrett Moon


My mantra is “Dream it, Believe it, Make it Happen”. In other words it means, “Don’t wait for something to happen, make it happen”. But recently, I’ve been feeling burnt out and wondering when I’ll get to that break-even point in my career and it’s been weighing me down. Then I came across this blog post today by Garrett Moon on No, Doing What You Love Doesn’t Make You A Narcissist.

Talk about something coming “just in the nick of time”! Let me dive right in. I’m so excited! This is my booster pill! Continue reading “The Challenges of an Entrepreneur: Learning to Love the Process”

#fbf | Portfolio | 2016 Visual Image Illustration

Happy new year 2016 stock photos, image and illustrations from theDesignBender portfolio.

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Believe in yourself!

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” | Christian D. Larson

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Do something today that takes you one step to making your dream a reality. ‪

If you don’t know how to paint, the best way to learn how to is to pick up a canvas, acrylic/oil/gouache and paintbrush! You need to put your dream to action to be an entrepreneur. ‪

Martin Luther King Jr said, “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ‪#makeithappen this week!

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