BOOK CLUB: THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

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I was thrilled to join Tiffany on her podcast Raise Your Hand Say Yes to talk about the book The Girl on the Train.

I'm not a huge novel-reader but this one was recommended to me multiple times, so I thought what the hey, I'll put it on my summer reading list (which consists of this one book. Hey, it's a busy summer). Guys, it's SO GOOD.

Major warning: we talk about all the spoilers! So if you haven't read it, walk away now...

Take a listen here!

Did you read it? Wasn't it crazy good? Want to have a party / dish-fest with me and Tiffany?? Join us next week on Wednesday, July 8 at 5pm PST/8pm EST for all the gossip - and maybe some gin & tonics in a can ;) We’ll be gathering on spreecast, RSVP here to get all the deets!

ALSO our next book club pick is Essentialism by Greg McKeown. We’ll be discussing this book on the August 25 episode! S'gonna be good.

Thank you, Tiffany!! You're the best in the land!

SOCIAL MEDIA + COMPARISON TRAPS

RYHSY

You guys. I had the honor of being on Tiffany Han's podcast, Raise Your Hand Say Yes, last week! I'm starting to feel like a little celebrity over here. *brushes shoulder off*

This time we talked about social media and the dreaded comparison trap that can suck us in when we least expect it. Tiffany also somehow got me to share all of my deepest darkest social media secrets - ah! - and we talked about tips for handling social media for your biz without burning out or, ya know, wanting to throw your computer / phone / any social media device into a lake.

Take a listen here, episode 39!

Thank you, Tiffany!! You're the greatest. Let's do this EVERY week, k?

WE BE BOOK CLUBBIN'

The Big Leap It's finally here! The Raise Your Hand, Say Yes book club episode!

After Tiffany told me about a book called The Big Leap, I put it on my Christmas wish list and crossed my fingers it would show up Christmas morn. And it did! Shout out to my boyfriend's mom for getting it for me! Thank you, thank you :)

I read it within a week and was instantly determined to put what I read into practice. When Tiffany asked me if I wanted to do a podcast episode about it, I knew immediately my answer was OH HELL YES. What better way to hold myself accountable to my new practice than talking about it publicly? I know, public declaration is scary but it works. Every time.

So here we are. We talk all about The Big Leap, Upper Limit Problems, and our Zones of Genius. I'm tellin' ya, I had no idea how much I was holding myself back until reading the book and talking about it with Tiffany. Lightbulb moments, galore.

Even if you didn't read the book, I bet the topics we talk about will still resonate. I bet you approximately one bajillion peanut butter M&Ms.

We’ll be hosting a twitter chat about the book on Tuesday March 10th at noon PST. I'd love to see you there and hear your thoughts on the book! We’ll be posting questions throughout the hour using the hashtag #ryhsybookclub.

Wahoo! See you Tuesday?

xoxo, erin

P.S. the next book we’ll be covering is The Creative Habit: Live it and Learn it for Life by Twyla Tharp. The episode will air May 5th!


it's business time If you’ve ever felt the call to start an online business but aren’t sure where to start, It’s Business Time is a program with myself, Tiffany Han, and Michelle Ward to help you figure out all of the pieces and turn your Big Dreams into a Legit Biz in 6 months.

On March 13th, we are hosting a free webinar called What We Want You to Know About Starting a Business. Sign up here to get the webinar deets AND priority application information for the program (there are only 10 spots available!).

RAISE YOUR HAND. SAY YES.

erin_podcast GUYS. This week was my birthday AND I'm on a podcast! Talk about a great way to start the year. Especially because it's a podcast with one of my very favorite people in the entire world, Tiffany Han.

I was SO honored and butterflies-in-my-stomach excited when Tiffany asked me to be on Raise Your Hand, Say Yes. I've listened to every episode and get so much inspiration from each woman's story. Seriously, guys, don't listen before bed. The inspiration will keep you awake. I'm speaking from experience.

I hope I contributed some inspiration to the pot! Or at least some food for thought on leaving a "real" job to start a business and what a wild, amazing adventure that can be.

Take a listen here.

Thank you, Tiffany!! You are my business soulmate; the Flo Rida to my dance party.

And P.S. I'm SO THRILLED to be a part of the the Raise your Hand, Say Yes book club! We’re starting with The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks. Get your copy and give it a read, k? The episode will air on March 4th. Woot!

xoxo, erin

NEW PROJECT: RAISE YOUR HAND. SAY YES.

podcast cover by artsocialpodcast cover by artsocialSome of the best and most rewarding design projects are those that allow me to reeaally get to know a brand. I’ve been working with Tiffany Han on her graphics since 2013 and it’s been pure magic.

Most recently, I helped design a cover for her new podcast, Raise Your Hand. Say Yes. It's a weekly podcast about the creative adventures of (extra)ordinary people. After listening to the first episode with Erin Loechner of Design for Mankind (omg!), I was hooked.

Each episode is such an open and honest discussion about creativity. It's refreshing and inspiring... plus my favorite topic EVER is how creative peeps overcome their fears and make a career for themselves, on their own terms, doing what they love. Isn't that just the best??

For the photo, we wanted something fun, lighthearted, and creative (of course!). I snapped a few shots in my studio of various props. The gold dino with sequins quickly stood out as a winner - because what's more fun, lighthearted, and creative than that?? Nothing.

For the text, I really wanted it to be fun and personal - just like the interviews. For the main title, we stuck with Tiffany's current font to keep her branding consistent. But then we threw in some custom handwriting, Tiffany's handwriting to be exact! She sent over scans of her writing, which I then digitized in illustrator. SO much fun, you guys. I think it adds the perfect finishing touch.

I'm beyond thrilled I got to work on Tiffany's podcast. What a fun project! And P.S. it's currently on iTunes' list of new & noteworthy podcasts! WHAT. Congrats, Tiffany! :)