17 Burst results for "Emily McDowell"

"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Habits and Hustle

Habits and Hustle

05:06 min | 1 year ago

"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Habits and Hustle

"You're thinking once go sledding. But it's good I mean you're you're burning calories. Rain is working there. Because you're walking you're walking and you're talking because I'm in great h shape I sweat. We're GONNA WE'RE GONNA WE'RE GONNA get you to shave over here. It's also just so you guys know it's very warming a someone else came on. The podcast speaks bipper podcasts. It is totally what you're that was up ten degrees Danielle this bickering podcast totally. We're doing the hiking hot white. Listen we're we're like we're basically basically we're we're doubling up your healthy habits. Okay so yeah. I've gone half a mile. Good I mean zero mile right the way I look better. It's way better. Have you ever liked called out. Anyone like on social media like hey whoever you know yes you know. It's so tough because you have to do it in a very tactful way like I definitely I definitely have posted and said hey this is my I wrote this like you would you. Would you mind tagging new your credit because sometimes it's people with a million two million four million followers out and it's like a lot of time most of the time I don't think you should be worried but the person that has three hundred. Yeah no it's like it's like you're actively journalist when you're doing that you have to kind of like and and when people don't yeah I mean you have just like it so yes I am nice about it like yes I am tactful about it Because it's also like I've tried sort of everything I used to get mad about it like I used to get much more excited about it and I do now and now I'm just kind of like okay. This is the thing that but like in the beginning when it was happening and I was like I was just like no get so like I would feel like personally like you can like so. How do you decide selling the cards? That as you weigh in monetize your physical product all physical product. I don't have any digital. I don't monetize. I don't sell any programs. I don't come saying why it's like this is not like another. This is a very specific situation where you can only monetize your physical. So you're missing like leaving a lot of opportunities. The applying a table based on because with your words like having thought of or like bodily going to see some like a business consultant. I don't know how to monetize digital space without kind of like undercutting. See your physical. Yeah we thought about it. I've thought about it. It's just been. I'm now for the first time out from under the operations in a way that I can actually really turn towards strategy. Not of like that now. I have business partners. I have like we have much more of infrastructure. I don't manage the any of of the sales are in operation at all anymore. And that's why we added this friends piece a year ago which is bringing in other writers and other illustrators. My next question yeah. You're right everything yourself or not anymore. I used to and I still write about ninety percent of it. But that's in the process of shifting and we're also bringing in other collect like other other people we haven't artist an author named Lisa calmed in and we did a big collection with her. We have somebody really big in January. That I can't announce yet because it's come on. I will put this up until January. Your primary whispered ear. or She's a very well known author her licensed her work. Judy Bloom Studios yes. Is it no by God. Okay Yeah I'm but it's but so it's bringing in but we're bringing in other people to do collections because the hard part is the infrastructure right like a whole bill we have this system now we have the back end so we might as well have because of the hardest part about being an artist is getting is like figuring out how to monetize that figuring out how to get your work out there on things. Yeah and we know how to make the things now so we have the sales in place we have the wholesale we have the back end so like being able to create a platform for other people to to make their stuff like to mix under. Our umbrella were excited about that. And then also with the with the sort of core brand there are. I'm starting to bring in other writers and other illustrators to to do because it's now a ground I mean it's my it was originally my in my head but it's strong enough. The brand on its own that somebody. Who's a good writer can come in and right to that brand more from our guest but first a few words from our sponsor now probably by now you guys have all heard about the potential benefits of CBD right and probably even taking it yourself so this not? All CD is created equal. qual unlike other. CBD BRANDS OFFERED JUST CBD.

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"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Parenting Roundabout

Parenting Roundabout

05:43 min | 1 year ago

"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Parenting Roundabout

"And it's a really fun thing that he gets to go on a bus with his team and stays in dorms, there at the college with his teammates, we go and spend the day with them, and then we go stay in a hotel for two nights. And it's just the most. Friendly and welcoming and good spirited gathering of large numbers of people that I can imagine. It's I mean, not just in terms of the show, you know, disability awareness and acceptance is wonderful. I'm just talking about moms and dads being there and not having to worry that somebody's going to misunderstand your kid and also just, you know, if you're standing up to watch something, the person behind you is not gonna make a crap. And if you're, you know, trying to step in front of something for somebody, you apologize, the other person apologizes, everybody is just really, really nice. It's such a pleasant way to spend a weekend with a large group of people just knowing that everybody's happy to be there and in a pretty good mood. And we had a great time. I also mentioned on Facebook, the large number of just amazingly adorable dogs that were present to lots of service, dogs, lots of police dogs, every time I turned a corner, there was a cool dog just looking like, hey. Alec Ray done, and you can't pet them because they're working. But, you know, I gave them all for jewel pats on the head because they were they were just so many good looking dogs, and it was hot and I felt bad for them, but they seemed just completely down with, like cheered here, so they're professionals absolutely do not complain. So my, the only downside of the weekend for me was that I was cavalier about my need for sunscreen, which was way more than I thought, which was none. None. And then I came home all feeling great. And in the next day was red and swollen listerine gross. So I am paying for it now but the weekend was wonderful. And I was interested that there was a lot of at least in terms of t shirts. A lot of talk about inclusions. So that was a picture. Yes, there was the t shirt that all the different knew each county in New Jersey gets different sometimes the smaller counties to group together, but each group gets a different color t shirt, but it's all the same t shirt on the back. It's at choose to include and there was, I think the t shirts volunteers were wearing all had something about inclusion on the back. So that was new. I don't remember seeing that before that is actually to do it, right. Yes. Well, that is exactly the one thing I've always felt about Special Olympics is that it was not inclusive apres that you had all these athletes disabilities and you had all these volunteers without disabilities. And it was very much here. Let me guide you to where you need to go sort of relationship. So. They have been doing more and more of unified sports, and I think that's the direction they're going to go, which is teams with both athletes with disabilities. And without I love that idea. It's nowhere near being universal, yet, I'm started lobbying our rec department to do something like that in our town. We'll see where it goes. But at least, you know, when there's been not even lip service to inhale service, that is a step forward. So I'm celebrating that keeps going and going, if it's only t shirts five years from now than we got a problem. But, but t shirts better, none were won't. And so I follow lady by the name of Emily McDowell MC D. O W. E L L. And then there's a little underlying after her name on Instagram and chess as a website, Emily McDowell that calm and she Browns herself as cards and gifts for the relationships, we really have. He is obviously the creator of the cars, I believe she's also the artists of the missile. Well, I would say, but they are basically. Yeah. These are cards for things that we really wanna say. For example, he a car that you can get to you are significant other, and it reads, there is nobody else I'd rather lie in bed and look at my phone net. She's got another one here for Father's Day since father's state, while it will pass by the time the stairs. But and it says I love you dad, but we don't have to talk about that. So, yes, so she's got a great flush cards. Michelle says low products like them little bags hearses and kind of accessories. And yes, so she's fun to follow in has some great products. And I've come I am one of them that I'd like to send my cousin but I can't give you the quote all the entire code just it's as little curse and said, you know, not a purse Culligan accessory, bag or something that you put something in, and it says the last of my remaining at. What was that you got him? Austrailia. With sheep on it or something. Yeah, the big Merino, it could be. Yes, we will be, yes, C bags so, yes, Emily McDowell dot com is son, as she's on Instagram to change that will be another week, of parenting, roundabout. You missed any of our earlier episodes this week. Look them up on, I tunes wherever you get your podcasts to hear what we have to say about end of.

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"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Don't Keep Your Day Job

Don't Keep Your Day Job

03:54 min | 2 years ago

"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Don't Keep Your Day Job

"I was also I decided seem to start out, and it was funny because my intention with starting the program was I wanted to help me figure out what to do with my life. But I dropped out after the first year because the company took off like it was all sort of happened at the same time it, and so I didn't have time to really do the program. But a big thing for me in terms of my own shifting my own thinking was recognizing where I was addicted to my own suffering. That is so for like, this feels bad. But it also doesn't feel scary. And I also don't have to necessarily take ownership of these decisions. If I'm victim, if someone did this to me, then therefore, I don't have the responsibility of getting out of it myself, God, please keep saying you're gonna save people's lives, that's incredibly braiding invent it. But. What you said it you owned it? And you've got an lived it. That's true. So that's what's really awesome about you. So you got that. So how did you start applying this? I mean, I just really started looking at the decisions that I was making and the ways in which I was contributing to my own suffering. You know, it's not like bad stuff. Doesn't happen. Bad stuff happens. And like that stuff sucks. You know? It's not like having a spiritual perspective. Doesn't mean. The stuff doesn't suck it sucks. But it also means okay? How am I going to get myself out of this? You know, and I've had clinical depression since I was twelve I've been on meds. And and so I have that. And I don't think that like spirituality is a cure for depression. I think they're two different things. But there was also one to it's. Yeah. But it's one deal absolutely is. And it's one tool that has helped me, you know, as help you in those moments where those old sorta neuro pathways come back. How do you apply that the first thing is identifying when that happened basically catching the spiral as early as possible? And that's a huge part of it really is the awareness of the spiral on the awareness that you're doing this like the awareness of like having the first thought and then like five minutes later when you're like rocking in the closet back and forth. Like, my life is terrible. I'm awful. I'm never leaving the house again you'd at something in your own head. You told yourself a story in your own head. The got you from point A to point B. There were no new physical things that happened in the world to you between between having the first thought and then being in like the bottom it all came from in here. That's crazy. That's so so smart the fact that you're saying have the awareness, and then put it on yourself like your telling yourself a story. So you can stop right. I think that's extremely empowering people who are listening first of all it makes it very normal. You're okay. You're okay. When you feel sad, we feel sad, Emily fields. Sound right? It's not about not feeling at right? And owning that in naming it is helpful. But this is very freeing because if you can. Start to be aware that and in the moment, notice it and notice that you're telling your story, and then it gets a little bit easier. Every time the quicker, you notice the more you do it. The more you consciously do it because I was a spiral are. I mean, like, I was an awesome spiral of really good at and I really tortured myself for years and years and years and years say on I know, I started with awareness, and I started catching myself earlier and the earlier you catch yourself, and the more you do that the more your brain gets used to doing it until the less hardest because in the beginning, catching yourself is really hard. And then even getting yourself to the point where you're like. Okay. I caught myself now, how do I stop thinking about this? It's work. You know, like it's mental work in the beginning. Like, you really have to to think about it..

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"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Don't Keep Your Day Job

Don't Keep Your Day Job

02:48 min | 2 years ago

"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Don't Keep Your Day Job

"Like, really stop looking at it. That was really critical for me was to just focus on my vision. And what I wanted to do and not be looking right laughed. And not be looking at like, I should be here. I should be there and just doing a little bit every single day. You know, the graduate program. I went to we called it. Three-foot tosses like taking a frisbee and just being like like an even if it just goes this far you went that far. Yep. That's beautiful to remember when you talked about how you had that six hundred dollar printer the beginning. That's how you saw it. I'm going to print these it's gonna print them myself. Totally and then it exploded. Yeah. So I feel like one of the biggest impediments to. Having what we want is health. Are we can see oh my gosh, four shore. And we basically build what we can see. Right. So if people think that one day, the most they can do is be pizza delivery, man. Yeah. They'll build a life toward that. You know, if you can all of a sudden think of the idea that you could have a printer outside of homo printer next thing, you know, it grows in great. And you don't need to know how you're gonna get there. I think that that's like the hugest. I think that's a huge thing too. Is right is like you can say only God. But how like how could I do that? I want I want to be eighteen hundred stores. Well, how do I do that? Right. You don't need to know how to do that you just need to know how to Google printer. You need to know the one next step that you want like has what happened because those just they build on each other. You know, and if you hold the vision like if you have the vision of like, this is what I wanna build which I did I did have a vision. That's what I was going to ask. Yes. How did you build that from? I'm going to have this printer. Apartment to all of a sudden, they have a totally big flown out vision of what it really can be so expansive. Yeah. It really was for me. It was really it was a shift in my thinking from being like when I was first starting I was thinking of myself like I'm a little artist drawing little pictures like gonna do this not thinking myself as a business person. And then it was this left turn like, wait a minute. Why can't I be of us person? I could be a business person. What did that? Visit a movie was a friend you talk to his or magazine we walking down the street one day. He's got I think it was a combination of kind of a lot of everything. There was no one thing that was like a Hamam are sat up in bed at two AM. And was like, I don't business. It was. It was like a, but it was just really looking around and really thinking like, wait a minute. Yeah. You know, I can do this for me every time. I see something new. To me that is the magic minute. Because now, I know I'm gonna build it. Get a have to see it. Yeah..

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"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Don't Keep Your Day Job

Don't Keep Your Day Job

03:10 min | 2 years ago

"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Don't Keep Your Day Job

"Thing every morning I woke up and was like alright gimme what you got world. Because what are we gonna learn today, and I made one million mistakes, and I made a bunch of money, and I lost so much money. And it was great. And it was terrible. Like, it was the best and hardest and coolest thing I've ever done. And so to look at it for I just think that it's really important for people to know from the outside. Yes. All this amazing stuff happened in like, that's amazing. And there's no taking away from that. And that's fantastic. And then on the other hand, there was just as much if not more of meeting like am, I doing this like, you know, are we going to be around those months lessons that you wanna learn to from those lows like how could we maybe void that where some of the things that you learn that you would do differently. So I would just be so just because you can doesn't mean you should is a big lesson for me. Just because I could I technically could run the company like I could be the CEO. I could like I did all those things for five years, but in January of this past year, we made the decision to merge with knock knock which is another larger brand that's been around for longer and to create a company called the who's their group, which is actually three separate Brown. Them and us, and the people places and things and my role really changed, and it was really hard. It was a big decision for me in some ways, you could say like, well, it's a failure. I couldn't make it work on my own. You know, what I mean like we were we were successful company. But I reached the point where I was like they're people who can do this better than me. And what I'm giving up in terms of, you know, my own decision like equity in all of those kinds of things I'm gonna get time back to do the things that I really love to do. And I'm good at you know, like let the other let who are good at those things do those things. That's awesome. That's a really important one. You know this climate in today's day when you you're so visible on Instagram and online, and you talked about so many things that were part of your story that happened because of social media because of the way that you know, the world is like right there. Click away. Do you think that you would encourage other people that they could be creative in their job? And absolutely tell us why that's possible or what would sort of think. Okay. Things to grab hold on. What's amazing right now? And this was not think like when I graduated from college in one thousand nine hundred and at the time, I was an English major until I was like I'm gonna go work in publishing that was what you did. You were like I'm going to be an editorial assistant. And then I'm going to be an assistant assistant, and then I'm going to be a, blah, blah. And eventually, I will be highly paid, blah, blah. It was like a career path. And this whole idea of being an entrepreneur of being able to the internet has opened up for us such an amazing set of possibilities that just didn't exist twenty years ago ten years ago, like the fact that you can reach people social media for free. The fact that like social being built my business. My whole marketing strategy for four years was make stuff people wanna share, and it used to be that it was really impossible to find people to manufacture things for you..

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"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Don't Keep Your Day Job

Don't Keep Your Day Job

03:38 min | 2 years ago

"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Don't Keep Your Day Job

"Can feel something that cost twenty four dollars for the same thing. Thanks excellent. And it was also like I was thinking about printing it myself. Like, I wasn't thinking about like printing it at a printer. I was thinking so small like it didn't occur to me to go in with like a big vision of like note, see this. This is how it's going to. It was like no I have a printer in front of me that I've purchased for six hundred dollars. And I wanna get my six hundred dollars back like that was the level where it was. So I had this at the shop, and I was freelancing and working pretty steadily. And then the end of two thousand twelve December. I was really feeling like I really wanna make arts the kinds of cards that I see in stores are not reflective of my reality, and the cards combined everything I like, they combined writing and illustration and also psychology. So we had this idea to make a Valentine card for the person that you're kind of dating, but not really which is so many relationships that's their first your dating. But you're not really dating like what how do you write like, we're just talking? It's Malataya day. Right either. You give them nothing. And then it's weird. 'cause maybe they give you something. Or like it's awkward or you give them a normal card. And then you're like, no this isn't that big of a writer, but see like you really coda plan. You get all weird about and then you have to do a speech. And so I was like I think I wanna make a car that's the speech that you would give someone when you give them a normal card. So it's like this long thing. And at the time there wasn't anything like it out there. And so it was like, I know we're not like together or anything but felt weird to not say anything about you this card. It's doesn't even have a heart on it. It's not a big deal. Basically. It's just a card saying, hi. And then in little letters has forget it at the bottom. And so I was like all right. I'm gonna just figure out how to do this. And I'm gonna just pay to have fifty of these things made. No that if I can get it in front of people like the five people who see this are gonna like buy it and love it. And I wasn't trying to make money. I was like I just want this to be in the world. And I felt really convicted like like this is an idea. This is a point of view that's not out there. And I want to be out there. I didn't have an audience, but what happened was put it on their Facebook page. And so it became at sees most liked and Baird posted that whole year. And it went crazy Cronyn. I get that far. Well, I had one week when I could ship it. So because I listed at times January thirty one like, so here's a lesson lesson number one when selling product on the internet. Make sure that you have enough time to send it to people before they can give it to someone else, you tell totally helpless so at seven days, and I sold seventeen hundred one by one. But basically, what happened was I had a proof of concept like I had validation. I had total allegation. It was like, okay. The world wants me to do this like this is obviously like this kind of message is the cards for the relationships that we really have this thing people people need, and so I took the money that I made I found out that if you're gonna launch a stationary line at the time the thing to do was to go to the national stationery show, which is like the fashion week of stationary. It was this also as New York, so fun you go you build a booth at the Javits center, a mall of stationary where stores come to place their orders and found out like you kind of have to have forty cards like like, how do you? Right. Like, I come with my one car to be like here like, no. And so I made forty cards, and I made a catalogue. Like, I just basically Google the hell out of Google, and I knew one friend in the industry who she had gotten a booth that was too big..

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"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Don't Keep Your Day Job

Don't Keep Your Day Job

03:38 min | 2 years ago

"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Don't Keep Your Day Job

"Can feel something that cost twenty four dollars for the same thing. Thanks excellent. And it was also like I was thinking about printing it myself. Like, I wasn't thinking about like printing it at a printer. I was thinking so small like it didn't occur to me to go in with like a big vision of like note, see this. This is how it's going to. It was like no I have a printer in front of me that I've purchased for six hundred dollars. And I wanna get my six hundred dollars back like that was the level where it was. So I had this at the shop, and I was freelancing and working pretty steadily. And then the end of two thousand twelve December. I was really feeling like I really wanna make arts the kinds of cards that I see in stores are not reflective of my reality, and the cards combined everything I like, they combined writing and illustration and also psychology. So we had this idea to make a Valentine card for the person that you're kind of dating, but not really which is so many relationships that's their first your dating. But you're not really dating like what how do you write like, we're just talking? It's Malataya day. Right either. You give them nothing. And then it's weird. 'cause maybe they give you something. Or like it's awkward or you give them a normal card. And then you're like, no this isn't that big of a writer, but see like you really coda plan. You get all weird about and then you have to do a speech. And so I was like I think I wanna make a car that's the speech that you would give someone when you give them a normal card. So it's like this long thing. And at the time there wasn't anything like it out there. And so it was like, I know we're not like together or anything but felt weird to not say anything about you this card. It's doesn't even have a heart on it. It's not a big deal. Basically. It's just a card saying, hi. And then in little letters has forget it at the bottom. And so I was like all right. I'm gonna just figure out how to do this. And I'm gonna just pay to have fifty of these things made. No that if I can get it in front of people like the five people who see this are gonna like buy it and love it. And I wasn't trying to make money. I was like I just want this to be in the world. And I felt really convicted like like this is an idea. This is a point of view that's not out there. And I want to be out there. I didn't have an audience, but what happened was put it on their Facebook page. And so it became at sees most liked and Baird posted that whole year. And it went crazy Cronyn. I get that far. Well, I had one week when I could ship it. So because I listed at times January thirty one like, so here's a lesson lesson number one when selling product on the internet. Make sure that you have enough time to send it to people before they can give it to someone else, you tell totally helpless so at seven days, and I sold seventeen hundred one by one. But basically, what happened was I had a proof of concept like I had validation. I had total allegation. It was like, okay. The world wants me to do this like this is obviously like this kind of message is the cards for the relationships that we really have this thing people people need, and so I took the money that I made I found out that if you're gonna launch a stationary line at the time the thing to do was to go to the national stationery show, which is like the fashion week of stationary. It was this also as New York, so fun you go you build a booth at the Javits center, a mall of stationary where stores come to place their orders and found out like you kind of have to have forty cards like like, how do you? Right. Like, I come with my one car to be like here like, no. And so I made forty cards, and I made a catalogue. Like, I just basically Google the hell out of Google, and I knew one friend in the industry who she had gotten a booth that was too big..

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"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Don't Keep Your Day Job

Don't Keep Your Day Job

02:06 min | 2 years ago

"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Don't Keep Your Day Job

"Emily mcdowell. I've so excited right now because only McDowell's here high high high she's so cute, but the. On the face on the glasses and the Boca dots. She makes things that I'm in love with. So let's go back. What would you say sort of was the the seed that got you to be here? Well, I worked in advertising for almost ten years. I was a art director a writer, and then it became creative director, and I just got no promotion, and I got to a point where I realized that this place that I've been working towards for nine years was actually not the place. I wanted to be I looked around. And was like, oh, I climb the ladder and the ladder was leaning against the wrong wall. They quit your day job. So it did. I did I I I quit in two thousand eleven my full time job and freelanced knowing that I was going to be able to freelance for how ever long while I figured out what I was gonna do. But I had no idea what I was going to do. Let's go back to that moment for a second. What was that breaking point something inside? What was going to? Yeah. Something kinda major happen. For longtime. I've been varying levels of unhappy. But I probably would have stayed had it not been for my college. Roommate got cancer, and she died three months after being diagnosed, and that was a really, obviously, terrible and intense scenario. Visit someone you've been friends with since call. Yes. This is my one of my best friends had been one of my best friend since we were nineteen so terrible and scary. And interestingly, so I had I had cancer when I was twenty four I had Hodgkin's lymphoma, and after my chemo and radiation. I'm probably the only person who ever had cancer and went into advertise, which to be honest, but it was because I needed health insurance. And that's cut to read dies of cancer yet. It was but one of the things that happened was I had kind of delayed reaction..

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"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Don't Keep Your Day Job

Don't Keep Your Day Job

02:06 min | 2 years ago

"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Don't Keep Your Day Job

"Emily mcdowell. I've so excited right now because only McDowell's here high high high she's so cute, but the. On the face on the glasses and the Boca dots. She makes things that I'm in love with. So let's go back. What would you say sort of was the the seed that got you to be here? Well, I worked in advertising for almost ten years. I was a art director a writer, and then it became creative director, and I just got no promotion, and I got to a point where I realized that this place that I've been working towards for nine years was actually not the place. I wanted to be I looked around. And was like, oh, I climb the ladder and the ladder was leaning against the wrong wall. They quit your day job. So it did. I did I I I quit in two thousand eleven my full time job and freelanced knowing that I was going to be able to freelance for how ever long while I figured out what I was gonna do. But I had no idea what I was going to do. Let's go back to that moment for a second. What was that breaking point something inside? What was going to? Yeah. Something kinda major happen. For longtime. I've been varying levels of unhappy. But I probably would have stayed had it not been for my college. Roommate got cancer, and she died three months after being diagnosed, and that was a really, obviously, terrible and intense scenario. Visit someone you've been friends with since call. Yes. This is my one of my best friends had been one of my best friend since we were nineteen so terrible and scary. And interestingly, so I had I had cancer when I was twenty four I had Hodgkin's lymphoma, and after my chemo and radiation. I'm probably the only person who ever had cancer and went into advertise, which to be honest, but it was because I needed health insurance. And that's cut to read dies of cancer yet. It was but one of the things that happened was I had kind of delayed reaction..

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"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Don't Keep Your Day Job

Don't Keep Your Day Job

03:27 min | 2 years ago

"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Don't Keep Your Day Job

"Back to another episode of don't keep your day job. I am so excited for today's episode. You have no idea we have somebody who I love very very much on the show. And I know that you're gonna love her. If you don't already know her already, you're going to be so into everything she has to say so comforted by it. She's so smart, she's so wise, so we're gonna get into that. In a second before we do just want to say it is still the first week of the new year. I wanna know how you're feeling I know that they're still confetti on the floor. And you are ready for what's next. I know that everyone's talking about what they wanna change and all the things they want to achieve this year. And I'm super excited for you. And I salute you for having the courage to level up like that. And also having that self awareness, which not everybody has really really cool. All that being said, please don't forget how much bravery took for you to get to this point right now. Please don't overlook the heroic journey that led you here and how you so. Fiercely navigated, everything that's come your way. It's hook so much strength. It took so much strength for you to say yes to things and open your heart the way you've already done. So just take a minute to acknowledge the battles that you fought? And the way you stay the course through all of that, my friend Jeff go he's been on the show before if you haven't heard that episode. You will really enjoy that. He said often we move the goalpost, which is it's such a bummer. We get to where we wanted to be and right when it's time to celebrate. We just move the goalposts just a little further. So we never really enjoy the satisfaction of having gotten to this point. And I'm super guilty of this. And I think in general, even if we don't hit our goals were overlooking some of these huge hurdles that we've already passed, and I just want you to know that you're doing great, and I don't want you to overlook all of that. So go ahead, you know, change things reach for the stars. Do it all, but please. Don't forget how far you've come. And please don't forget Email me your story. I wanna hear what you've done. I wanna hear what's happened since you started listening to this show. And some of you may have just starting your cat break. I just got here. But those of you who've been listening to this podcast and taking action we would love to feature you an interview on the show. So I'd love to hear what has happened. What has transpired in the successes that you've had if you've made tremendous strides like Greg Franklin with his cheesecake Becky Scott with her movie, if you left your day job, if you open your store, if you major film, whatever these big moments have been we want to hear from you. We wanna champion what you're doing. And we want to interview in have you on the show? So please go ahead and Email us at Hello at don't keep your day job dot com. I look forward to possibly talking with you and having you on the show. So let's dive into today's guests her name is Emily McDowell. And I'm such a fan of who she is. And I'm so glad that she is in the world. She's a writer illustrator, and she's the founder of Emily McDowell studio, she makes the most perfect greeting cards that say exactly the thing that. That you really wanna say, but you just don't have words for it. Honestly, she's a genius when it comes to those moments in your relationships when you're like, I should give this person a car, but I don't want it to seem over dramatic or sappy or authentic. Emily has a brilliant way of keeping it real both in her work and in person, and that is why I think she is so successful. Let me give you an example of a few of the things that I love Emily has made recently one thing I posted on Christmas. She puts them on Instagram at said, if you're reading this from your hiding place in the bathroom on the.

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"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Don't Keep Your Day Job

Don't Keep Your Day Job

03:27 min | 2 years ago

"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Don't Keep Your Day Job

"Back to another episode of don't keep your day job. I am so excited for today's episode. You have no idea we have somebody who I love very very much on the show. And I know that you're gonna love her. If you don't already know her already, you're going to be so into everything she has to say so comforted by it. She's so smart, she's so wise, so we're gonna get into that. In a second before we do just want to say it is still the first week of the new year. I wanna know how you're feeling I know that they're still confetti on the floor. And you are ready for what's next. I know that everyone's talking about what they wanna change and all the things they want to achieve this year. And I'm super excited for you. And I salute you for having the courage to level up like that. And also having that self awareness, which not everybody has really really cool. All that being said, please don't forget how much bravery took for you to get to this point right now. Please don't overlook the heroic journey that led you here and how you so. Fiercely navigated, everything that's come your way. It's hook so much strength. It took so much strength for you to say yes to things and open your heart the way you've already done. So just take a minute to acknowledge the battles that you fought? And the way you stay the course through all of that, my friend Jeff go he's been on the show before if you haven't heard that episode. You will really enjoy that. He said often we move the goalpost, which is it's such a bummer. We get to where we wanted to be and right when it's time to celebrate. We just move the goalposts just a little further. So we never really enjoy the satisfaction of having gotten to this point. And I'm super guilty of this. And I think in general, even if we don't hit our goals were overlooking some of these huge hurdles that we've already passed, and I just want you to know that you're doing great, and I don't want you to overlook all of that. So go ahead, you know, change things reach for the stars. Do it all, but please. Don't forget how far you've come. And please don't forget Email me your story. I wanna hear what you've done. I wanna hear what's happened since you started listening to this show. And some of you may have just starting your cat break. I just got here. But those of you who've been listening to this podcast and taking action we would love to feature you an interview on the show. So I'd love to hear what has happened. What has transpired in the successes that you've had if you've made tremendous strides like Greg Franklin with his cheesecake Becky Scott with her movie, if you left your day job, if you open your store, if you major film, whatever these big moments have been we want to hear from you. We wanna champion what you're doing. And we want to interview in have you on the show? So please go ahead and Email us at Hello at don't keep your day job dot com. I look forward to possibly talking with you and having you on the show. So let's dive into today's guests her name is Emily McDowell. And I'm such a fan of who she is. And I'm so glad that she is in the world. She's a writer illustrator, and she's the founder of Emily McDowell studio, she makes the most perfect greeting cards that say exactly the thing that. That you really wanna say, but you just don't have words for it. Honestly, she's a genius when it comes to those moments in your relationships when you're like, I should give this person a car, but I don't want it to seem over dramatic or sappy or authentic. Emily has a brilliant way of keeping it real both in her work and in person, and that is why I think she is so successful. Let me give you an example of a few of the things that I love Emily has made recently one thing I posted on Christmas. She puts them on Instagram at said, if you're reading this from your hiding place in the bathroom on the.

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"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Forever35

Forever35

01:32 min | 2 years ago

"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Forever35

"Our website, and we do free shipping over thirty five dollars. Just throwing that out there. But yes retailers are also great if you wanna just pick something up locally, please do thanks so much. Thank you again to carry. Yeah. That amazing by love you carry Jake. Ben. Thank you carry Jason. So kate. Yes. How did good old honoring the cold go? Well, I did shoot. You a text message on Saturday. Do a lot of we do a lot of texting we do. And I was I said something the lines of like I just woke up from a three hour nap. It's so I'm I'm so discombobulated, and you reminded me you I believe you were also like I'm so annoyed. Like, you you expressed knowing I felt like I had wasted the. Yes, exactly. But I've been really tired and feeling really rundown in the nap did feel great. And you reminded me that I said I was going to honor my stupid, cold Kate. This is honoring your coal. I this cold has been chugging along for two weeks. Now, I've had it for a while still don't feel great. But I did slow down a little bit. So I guess I did honor Michael good. Yeah. I I don't normally. I normally kind of try to plow ahead when I'm sick. Yeah. And it can be hard to slow down. But I did it. Hopefully, how is your. Your gift figuring out going for your husband. I haven't landed on the gift yet. But I have started doing some perusing. I'm sorry. I feel like.

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"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Forever35

Forever35

02:34 min | 2 years ago

"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Forever35

"And I was like you guys just print it out. Like don't stress out about this. The shipping is going to be dollars. You know, like, this is a piece of paper. I appreciate your enthusiasm. But but so it was nuts. And it was like round the clock that week, and my my stepson was like seven at the time six, and he was like putting cards and together. Like, it was just it was it was like mayhem. And but at the end of that week, it was like, okay. I think I'm onto something here. And I think that I could figure out a way to do this. Because I know that I have a lot of things to say. And I it feels like the audience is here. And so it's a matter of figuring out the logistics of this thing, and I think I'm up for that challenge. And so that was the beginning of it and having gone through that, and then that has grown into a company, and then you've merged did you do you feel like through that experience that you did find your purpose? I feel like part of it. Yeah. I found part of it. I think there is going to be. There is going to be another stage that is that is that is coming that. I think is going to be more about one of the things that I'm really excited about with what's coming next. And with the merger is that we are. We're going to be bringing in some other artists and other writers and other people to do both like. Licensed collections and other artists and writers to work under this brand. And there there may be there are some changes in the works that I can't quite announce yet. But that are that are super exciting in that direction. And we have a big collection launching in January with a with an artist who I can't say yet. But as a friend of mine who I'm super super excited about and one of the things that that's this move is going to allow me to do is be more of a. More of like, a host of a variety show and a curator and a creative director, then actually executing all of the work. And so I'm really excited to I have this platform that we built and to be able to be like everyone. This is dorrie look how awesome Dory is like go, check out Dory's collection. Go check out Cates collection. Go check. Today, and I'm really excited about moving more in that direction. And then also at the same time, then being able to do more podcasting. Do more writing do more speaking..

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"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Forever35

Forever35

04:12 min | 2 years ago

"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Forever35

"And so I had just gotten to a place. Sort of in the spring of this year where? I was just like running on nothing. I mean, I was I had only cared about work for five years and at the expense of everything else in my life. You know, I was unhealthy. My my like, I never saw my partner like our relationship was like, hey, high five and a hallway like it was not, you know, like every I was I would spend whole weekends asleep. Like, I was really really I was really depressed. I was really just not functioning. And when it came time to sit down and do the work, and the work is supposed to be like joyful like this is supposed to be the fun part and it felt like digging a ditch. And it's like, you know, writing some writing like a funny greeting card shouldn't feel like digging a ditch like that's not what this is. Right. And so I actually made a big change to the business model at the beginning of this year. We merged with a company called knock knock which is a gift brand gift and publisher that. It's been around since two thousand two they are much. They're still indie company, but they're larger than we are with a much more established infrastructure and a much more sabotaged wholesale business. And so that gave us the opportunity to sort of meld with their infrastructure, and to take some of that management responsibility off of me. And so now we along with a third a third smaller brand called it was formerly sisters of Los Angeles. And now, it's called people places and things and the three of us are the who's their group, and I am a equity partner and who's there, and I still run Emily McDowell studio, but we have a lot more in terms of resources and people and things people who aren't me doing things and people who aren't me helping to manage my former employees who came over and who weren't getting mentoring because I didn't know how to mentor them like we had hit my ceiling to and so it was like we were all kind of the blind leading the blind. Like, I don't know. Like, I guess we'll try this. And then we'll try that. And then we'll try this. And now they have people who can teach them in in a better way that I could teach them. And so it's it's a lot better. And so one of the things that I've been able to do even though this year has been really busy with the merger is like I took my first vacation and years, and I went to Bali for two two weeks to months, I wish two weeks two and a half weeks. And in may, and I really unplugged. It was the first vacation I've ever taken since starting this company. Almost six years ago where I didn't look at my Email every day like where I didn't work every day. Right. And I've only taken I've only taken I think to vacations period in that time. And so it it was really transformative. And it's funny because it was a relatively short period of time. Right. Like, you think two weeks is kind of like not anything, but it actually really likes. I feel like something happened to me on a cellular level while I was there some sort of shift that I came home. And there was everything felt different. Like, my nervous system felt different. I was like instead of sitting there watching TV and like twitching and picking and like not being able to focus on anything. And like having my partner we like what is wrong with you. You know, like every five minutes it was like a columnist. It was a it was a totally different. It felt like. The in my I can't even describe this very well. But it felt like the insides of me got rearranged and put back into order, and I did a lot of like I did sound healing like one on one sound healing that. But in Bali, so basically our trip to Bali was like healing one to one like we got some sort of massage or sound treatment or therapy or IRA thing or facial or something every single day. Like, that's all we we it was a friend..

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"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Forever35

Forever35

04:32 min | 2 years ago

"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Forever35

"Products. For the bulk preparation H but wipes I buy there for the vitamins for the granola bars for the cheese with I mean, I could go okay. The organic male the the bubbly water, the she. Okay. So dory. That's my that was my general longer two thousand eighteen attitude list. And I'm excited to be spending. My time with my family this very very grateful for that. Well, I am also grateful for a lot of things this year. I'm grateful that knock wood IVF finally worked. I'm grateful that we have a house we have a roof over our head period. Period. I'm grateful that our landlord is installing a dishwasher and a new sink in a garbage disposal because our sink was sinking. Quite literally literally sinking. I am grateful that key more stuff keeps appearing in our neighborhood. Like, a they're they're they're building a coffee shop across the street from me. And I love living in a neighborhood that I can walk places where you can walk places because in L A, that's kind of rare the community. Yeah. Ish ish. But yeah, I'm very grateful for that. I'm grateful for my husband. I'm grateful for my dog. Even though he was very annoying on his walk this morning. I am also grateful that I'm close with my family because not everyone is that's a true gift. Yeah. Vote both physically close and also emotionally close. I'm not physically close to my family. But I am emotionally close to my family. And I'm grateful that I'm spending thanksgiving with some of them and spending thanksgiving with my sister and her family, which I'm really happy about. And I'm grateful that the Democrats took the house eight. Amen. I'm grateful for this podcast. I like it too. And for you. We'll say eight and I'm grateful for my friends. I'm grateful that you know, crippled, and I still have friends. Like, you know, we hear like, I would say friendship is one of the top three things that we hear about on this podcast. Not interesting. Yeah. And kind of navigating adult friendships is complicated, especially when a lot of your close friends live across the country, but FaceTime to the close friend yesterday who lives in New York, and that was really nice. It was like, oh, I miss her. Did you express your gratitude for said friend in your conversation? Yeah. I mean, we were both sort of like, I miss you. I love you. Also, her daughters, so cute and starting to like crawl around. Yeah. So like, I'm grateful for all of that. And I'm wondering have you expressed your gratitude, you mentioned your family. Have you told them that you are grateful for them? No. But I should. I mean, not to nudge you in that direction. But I wonder if he wrote a letter. I don't think you know. How would it be received? They'd be like what the fuck. You know? I think my I think everyone would be very touched. It just like it's so like not something that would happen in my family like at all. And I think you bring up a good point certain practices aren't great for everybody. Like, I think they would be touched and also sort of like are you okay? I did that to my dad. I wrote him. I in therapy. I talked about this this like some of the things he did for me when I was a kid. That I had never really thanked him for like when I was a teenager like once I was at a fish concert in Albany, New York, and the people I happen to be with who didn't know very well started using hard drugs, and it freaked me out who God. And I called my parents. And I was like, hey, I'm leaving Albany and driving home to Boston. This is like at eleven o'clock at night on like a random was you supposed to like stay was in a stay over at this person's house, then drive home the following morning. And I I was really uncomfortable. And my dad this was in nineteen ninety seven my dad, drove out on the mass pike and met me like they picked a rest stop and met in between. And then we caravan home together until like two in the morning, and I hadn't thought about that in years..

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"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Forever35

Forever35

03:13 min | 2 years ago

"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Forever35

"Today's thanksgiving. Well, not today. But when this podcast comes out, it will be thanksgiving it will. And so we wanted to take some time to talk about gratitude. My favorite topic Cates. Favorite Tozzi sides, Costco. But I bet Costco's wanted things you feel grateful for dori-. You know, what the last thing? I'm. I am grateful for Costco. Because I am dorey. I have established this era. Gratitude practice. Yes. Where I just note down three things. I'm grateful for each day. I'm not always consistent with it. But I try to be fairly regular and that can be anything. I think sometimes when we think of gratitude practice, it has to be like, I'm grateful for the wind blowing through the trees. But instead it can simply be like, I'm grateful for ice in my water total and can be simple. You put ice in my water. Did I'm not trying to hint that you should be grateful for it. So grateful. I'm just I'm just saying, you know, it's sometimes I think we can feel. Self-indulgent grateful for my face, whatever it is. I'm not explaining this. Well, but I I'm just saying you can be grateful for anything. It doesn't matter. You don't to show this practice to anyone? It's really just a way to check in with yourself and reflect on the positive things that happened for you on a daily basis, I find it can be very helpful turning my perspective around especially when I'm going through a really tough time. It's not fun to to do a gratitude practice on a hard day or during a heart episode. But it does really help. It does help me see the bright spots. Even the hardest times that I'm going through. So you you have really sold me on gratitude, it, I say this a lot, and I feel like it sounds kind of dorky, but it has been really transformative for me. It is a real real way of pulling myself. I tend to get into negative space or I start to kind of panic or get really overwhelmed with anxiety or dread, and forcing myself to sit down and really review my day. And I now do it with my family every night at dinner. We have two everybody has to share a high and low or if you have no lows to highs from your day, and it just really it just really helps to talk about. I don't know. It's just it's changed me. It has changed me. So my first thing is that I have gratitude for gratitude. Yep. Grateful for my health. Okay. My family's health. Yep. Our general safety and we'll being. I'm grateful for the communities in my life that nourish and support me. I am grateful for sexy. Hot romance books. They give me swooning feelings. That's my favorite feeling in the world. I just read one that gave me this feeling. I did the like stay up to one thirty in the morning finishing the booze. Yeah. I love that feeling more than anything. So thank you, especially to sexy. Romance books that give me that feeling most of all? I mean, I'm grateful for Dory thing Sammy Sammy.

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"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Forever35

Forever35

04:04 min | 2 years ago

"emily mcdowell" Discussed on Forever35

"Exactly. And honestly every tub new old clean dirty. They're kind of gross. Yeah. So just get in it. But I was like, oh, and I brought my bath by bathrobe in. So just you know, I was able to just get out rat myself up on my bathrobe and lotion, I love oiling up after a hot bath. I mean, I was like I am a new woman that you also feel like kind of that. Nice heavy tired feelings. Yes. Crawl into bed. All yes. Yes. It was the perfect way to like wind down. I have do you know what I'm doing tonight? I'm taking about I have at my back is really bothering. I am I already mentally in my mental schedule. It's like, well, I'm reading busy Phillips's memoir. And I'm getting in the tub with busy Phillips. So speaking of seducing myself. Yes, I also took myself out on a date on Saturday night. Tell me everything. Well, I believe I texted you. That's right. When you're like, I want sushi that I was craving cooked sushi. So I took myself to the grove, and I had some sushi, but I also while I was waiting for a spot to open up at the restaurant Mosey over to Barnes and noble. And I was looking in the magazine section, and I noticed magazine called willow and sage Kate. Are you familiar with this publication? No, I'm laughing though. What will it would say? Yes, apparently, it is a publication that. They focus on like crafty things like they'll have an issue devoted to like making your own candles, and this issue was devoted to making your own bath thing, did you buy the magazine. I didn't might go back and buy it though. Because I was like I could become a person who makes their own bath bombs with this is a family could do workshops. He is Beth homes are expensive. They're like six bucks. E no, I think you could one hundred percent to it. I would take. That course. Right. I just need to buy some molds. Couldn't use like an ice cube tray because you want you up a nice round -ness of them you want the really look like bath bombs, but they'd have recipe for an oatmeal one. I was like, oh, this looks good. Get some of those homemade bath bombs will say. Willow and sage hover all the cover lines were in that like Pinterest. I can already imagine. It's a soft calligraphy. Curses exactly willow, tree is my life. Now. Like every time I passed the magnolia table, Joanna Gaines cookbook bags Zach and other is a whole Joanna Gaines display at Barnes and noble. Gay. Anyway. So that has been my new life dating yourself like seducing yourself is such a what a sexy activity. I'm gonna try Riot it. especially because now that I'm pregnant I'm not feeling like, particularly sexy. I mean, I know I look at you. Thanks, girl. But I'm not like feeling that your body is changing. Yeah. You feel so it's nice to just sort of like getting the tub take care of yourself. Take care myself would love to know what dates listeners take themselves out or how they seduce themselves. Yeah. What else has been going on with UK? Well, daury. Yes. I had a bit of a health spiral. This. Dealing with some sort of health stuff. But it was a really good exercise in like working on my executive, and like the the the the urge I have to spiral. And instead, I tried really hard to follow like grounding practices that I knew today would make me feel better and have some control over not the health stuff on. But just control over how I'm feeling otherwise hate your trying to reframe your own narrative..

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