Do you ever get caught up in the trap of learning and mastering something new that you never actually get started? As an entrepreneur and a creative, it can be super easy to stall out in perfectionism because you feel like you’re not qualified. In this episode, I invited DIY guru, Cara Newhart to tell her story of failing forward into the business of her dreams. Cara shares that even with a degree in business and art, her biggest breakthroughs resulted when her first business flopped. 

“We use learning as a way to procrastinate because learning feels productive.”

-Cara Newhart

In this episode, Cara shares how authentic story-telling has become a cornerstone to connecting with her audience. She realized early on that being honest about her failures and taking messy action made for powerful marketing. We discuss the myth in the online business world that you just need to learn how to stop feeling things like fear and insecurity. Cara also shares what tips she has for getting started in creating a space you love. Be sure to check out her wall-papered refrigerator (you heard me!) and the plans she has for you to make an entryway bench for $12. So grab your earbuds, and maybe a drill or paintbrush because you’re going to be inspired to DIY BIG to create a home you love!

Creative Takeaways

  • Education and credentials alone don’t necessarily equate with success in business.
  • It’s critical to learn to love your own story of taking messy action.
  • Transforming your home starts by choosing the room you used most often and thinking about the functionality of the space.
  • DIYing can be an excellent form of self-care.

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