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BB+ Episode 10: Natalie Gill on Finding Your Mojo

Jun 24, 2020

Natalie Gill arranging flowers in her California shop called Native Poppy

TODAY’S GUEST:

Natalie Gill, owner of Native Poppy flower delivery | San Diego, CA (2 retail locations: South Park & Solana Beach)

TOPIC: Finding Your Mojo

A Botanical Brouhaha Podcast listener wrote to us asking for Natalie Gill’s advice. The UK designer wrote: “How do you find your mojo when it’s hiding?” After a challenging year of fast-paced business growth, the question resonated with Natalie and she was willing to open up with our audience to explore her personal struggles and the solutions she believes are essential to creating a sustainable business while regaining and maintaining her passion for life and work.

This episode is for you if: 

  • You’ve lost your creative flow
  • You struggle with your creative voice on social media
  • The weight of your creative job is feeling especially heavy
  • You’re feeling a forced responsibility to be creative which is blocking your ability to be creative

Natalie’s Tips for Regaining Your Creative Voice & Passion: 

  • Delegate duties where you can, train your team well, and then trust them to cover for you while you take time away
  • Step away from your business periodically for an hour, a day, or an extended vacation
  • Allow yourself to be reinvigorated by life (which means you have to actually live it!)
  • Try new food, interact with someone you don’t normally have a chance to interact with, or see something new
  • Create moments of pause to avoid feeling forced or trapped in your work duties
  • Consider what drains you vs. what fills you up and try to find a balance to ensure you’re getting what you need to be successful
  • Get to know yourself and then pursue other hobbies or learn a new skill
  • Schedule appointments for accountability knowing you’re less likely to break an appointment with someone else than break a promise to yourself (ex. scheduling a massage or drum lessons insures you’ll follow through rather than making promises to yourself like “I’m going to read more”)
  • Freelance for another designer you admire to learn, gain inspiration, and work for a day without the weight of being the boss ( Natalie loved freelancing for Mindy Rice Design)

 


Today’s episode is brought to you by:


Host: Amy McGee (Botanical Brouhaha)

BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Joel McGee

Music Written & Performed by: Landon McGee


If you loved this episode, click here to check out BB+ Episode 4 where Natalie Gill talks about the pricing structure behind her unique Flower Stem Bar.

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  1. Thank you so much for this podcast but also all your podcast. This is a very trying time and it is very difficult to keep inspiring ourselves and our crews when we have so much uncertainty day to day. Keep up the great work. I’ll be listening. 😃

    • Amy McGee says:

      That means the world to us, Christy. We’re cheering you on from Texas. We’ll keep the stories coming as you keep doing what you do best to inspire your clients with your art. xo

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