The Pinegate Road Podcast, Episode 29: Building your business around your LIFE, with Chelsea Hibbard

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Is your business supporting the lifestyle you want? Chelsea Hibbard creates beautiful, branded templates for Blogger and WordPress. She works with a developer to make these integrations awesome and easy to use. Chelsea has done an amazing job of building her business around her life, rather than the other way around. I think many of us want our businesses to support the lifestyle that we want to have so that we can put our life first, but that’s sometimes easier said than done. Chelsea is such a great example of this and has great insights into how we can make our business work with our life instead of against it.

Topics we cover:

— Chelsea’s journey from journalism to marketing to graphic design
— The Etsy shop she set up while staying home with her kids and what it taught her that helped make Get Polished a success
— How business helped Chelsea re-establish her sense of identity after becoming a mom
— Navigating the guilt that can come from being a woman and thinking you have to do it all
— How Chelsea has adapted her business model as her life has changed
— The schedule she has arranged with her husband that she can be home with her kids and work on her business
— How Chelsea knew it was time to rebrand her business and the process she went through to choose the new name for her business
— Her advice for entrepreneurs who are just starting out on a budget and want to know what they can DIY themselves and where they should invest in help
— The logistics of how Chelsea partnered with a developer to support her business
— Don’t forget to go to Audibletrial.com/PinegateRoad and sign up for your free trial

Show Links:

— The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
— Rising Strong by Brene Brown
— Chasing Slow by Erin Loechner
Erin Loechner on The Lively Show

Tweet it!

Tweet: It’s not a failure because you learn from the experience and that’s what will help you succeed. – @GP_Chelsea https://ctt.ec/yR8jE+

Tweet: “I’m a better mom to my children because I have the creative fulfillment.” – @GP_Chelsea https://ctt.ec/caRBg+

Tweet: “My job right now is my self-care. My job is what brings me a lot of my happiness & fulfillment.” – @GP_Chelsea https://ctt.ec/12e1a+

Tweet: If it feels like your brand is holding you back, rebranding can help boost your business confidence. – @GP_Chelsea https://ctt.ec/PnJfA+

Tweet: When you’re just starting out, sometimes DIYing your brand is the way to go. – @GP_Chelsea https://ctt.ec/mb_P3+

Tweet: “Trust yourself. Trust in yourself. Trust in your abilities.” – @GP_Chelsea https://ctt.ec/w5489+

Tweet: “Don’t assume because you’re not classically trained that you are an imposter.” – @GP_Chelsea https://ctt.ec/R3PiV+

Connect with Chelsea:

Website
Facebook
Pinterest
Twitter
— Instagram https://www.instagram.com/getpolishedcreative/
YouTube

Connect with Pinegate Road:

Instagram: I’ve been LOVING sharing some daily happenings with the new stories feature — hope you’ll follow along there!
Pinterest
Facebook
Twitter
— Are you interested in becoming a client? Get in touch about working with Pinegate Road to build your brand foundation!

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