Designing Mel

Business Networking for Start-ups: Put Away Your Yoga Pants

Business Networking for Start-ups: Put Away Your Yoga Pants

You’ve started a business, yippeee! Now you know it is time to get yourself out there and do some good old fashioned business networking and shameless self- promotion.

Laptop computerMaybe you don’t know exactly how or where to start.  Maybe you know what you need to do but something is holding you back. I have been a stay-at-home mom for the last few years and attending school online. My favorite outfit for these activities is yoga pants. They are comfortable, what can I say? Yoga pants are also versatile-  you can stretch or actually do yoga in them, meditate, go to the store and take your kid to school without feeling too bad about your appearance. You are probably with me and you have your own version of yoga pants- sweatpants, stretchy shorts, pajamas or whatever. You probably created your business in those pants.

I saw a friend the other day that was so excited to be out of the house and wearing regular girl clothes, so much so that she got really dressed up with makeup and everything. Working from home, she spends most of her time in comfy pants or pajamas too. She confessed that she changes out of her night time pajamas to put on her day time work pajamas. I can relate.

We all like to be cozy comfy. But in order to improve your business networking skills, you have to get out of your comfort zone. It’s time to put the yoga pants away or whatever and expand your little universe.  Continue reading “Business Networking for Start-ups: Put Away Your Yoga Pants”

Designing Mel: Finding My Groove

Designing Mel: Finding My Groove

Start Where You Are

It’s been 14 days since my first blog post.

I created my first post on New Year’s with the “Just Start” attitude of my creative goal setting. Well folks, I started. I want to continue my journey and be inspired to create amazing content for my own site- but I’ve been procrastinating. Writing my second blog post is even harder than the first.

I need to find my groove. Continue reading “Designing Mel: Finding My Groove”

Five Goals for the Creative Soul

Five Goals for the Creative Soul

light bulbs in the sky

New Year, New Plan

It’s New Year’s. Dang it.

Time to sit and think about what the hell happened to last year and how it got away from me. I am staring at my new beautiful blank 2017 planner that my wonderful sister-in-law gave me for Christmas, and I’m thinking about how I can most effectively use it. It’s too pretty to turn it into a big To Do list.

We all try to start the year off with good intentions. I’m not big on resolutions, however, I did join a gym the other day. Mainly because it’s a bargain this time of year. I have been driving past it every morning when I drop my son off at preschool and I simply ran out of excuses. Continue reading “Five Goals for the Creative Soul”