“The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that it’s about the process, not the product. I’m a recovering perfectionist and so often we only want to do something if it’s going to turn out good in the end.”

Amber Fife

Not making enough money in business is one problem. But what if you are making money, the opportunities are flooding in, but you are exhausted and overwhelmed? Today’s guest, Amber Fife has been there but she also managed to find a way to come out on the other side. What did it take? A lot of mindset shifts and serious consideration of what she really wanted to be offering. Join us as we discuss how Amber was able to take back her schedule and quit getting caught up in the comparison trap. She also tells the story of how exploring her creativity became the healing agent for her anxiety.

After a decade of being in the photography business and moving across the country, Amber felt something was missing, and she wanted to not feel crippled by anxiety. Her healing began in 2016 as she returned to her artistic roots and made time for creating on a regular basis. Finding so much success in her own life, Amber began Women Create Weekly in 2018, a blog and online membership to help women find themselves again through art. She enjoys running both businesses and finding life balance on a daily basis.

Creative Takeaways

  • When you anticipate the need to pivot and realign, you can reduce the amount of pressure you put on yourself
  • Filling in a daily calendar with how you spent you actually spent your time can be a helpful accountability exercise.
  • When possible, refrain from demanding that your creativity produces a profit. This can allow yourself to be free and authentic in your process.

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