Monthly Archives: September 2016

The Week + Links: 9.4.16

Nubby Twiglet | The Week + Links

THE WEEK

I’m sitting at JFK, getting ready for the long flight back to Portland after a whirlwind few weeks away. Even though this had been the busiest summer I’ve ever had with work, I knew I needed to take a real break to avoid major burnout and took two weeks off to travel and enjoy life. It’s been awesome.

After a week in Italy, Kat, Gala and I flew to Marrakech for an extended stay at Dar Jaguar, a riad tucked away down a winding path in the medina. Between camel rides, hanging with locals, hiking 1,500 feet up a mountain to a waterfall, learning how to belly dance and stuffing my suitcase full of magical handmade treasures, it really forced me out of my comfort zone. The trip was fun, challenging, eye-opening and inspiring all at once…a combination which I think the best vacations usually have.

Nubby Twiglet | The Week + Links

During the Summer of 2013 before I quit my full-time job, I remember sitting in a dark office, watching the sun set every night and feeling an internal tug — a tug that I needed to get out and explore more. I wasn’t sure how to make it happen but I felt like I was missing out on the world going by beyond those four walls.

Then, the ultimate irony set in — once I was running my own business, I was afraid to take a chunk of time off. What if the work never picked back up? Every trip I took up until this one looked fine from the outside but the reality was that I had a lot of work crammed into the in-between moments. Unplugging felt impossible.

Nubby Twiglet | The Week + Links

Getting away for two weeks for real has reminded me of what we all know but sometimes ignore at our own expense — life is for living and no matter what we have going on, taking time out to recharge and get re-inspired is necessary. Before you can take care of anyone else, you have to remember to take care of yourself and respect your limits.

Even though this time away has been much needed, I’m excited to have a few months at home as soon as my flight lands tonight and finally catch up on some of the content I’ve been wanting to share with you.

More soon! xo

Nubby Twiglet | The Week + Links

THE LINKS

• 19 incredibly useful websites you wish you’d knew of sooner.

• The Oscar for the Best Supporting Weirdo goes to….

• 10 times delivery guys made you wish you’d picked up your package yourself. Ha!

• Find out what the most recognized and trustworthy fonts are!

• Introvert hangovers are a real thing.

• I love this idea! Picture This makes it possible for kids to design their own clothes.

• I’m excited to see a new money management category over on the RowanMade blog. This is something people don’t like to openly talk about but it’s so important to set realistic goals.

• This adorable elderly couple matches their outfits every day!

• I love this advice on getting started in a creative career.

Creative Chronicles: Being Boss Podcast Feature

Nubby Twiglet | Being Boss

Podcasts can be a valuable tool for entrepreneurs because through listening to other people’s stories, you can get an inside view of how they run their businesses, form lasting relationships and keep the creativity flowing along the way.

I link to Being Boss often in my Week + Links roundups because they always seem to cover the topics that are on my mind. If you’re new to Being Boss, it was founded by Emily Thompson & Kathleen Shannon and as they so eloquently say, “Being Boss in work and life, is being in it. It’s being who we are, doing the work, breaking some rules, and even though we each have to do it on our own – knowing we’re in it together.” Amen.

Nubby Twiglet | Being Boss

People look for that business partner relationship, but really you should just look for friends. —Gala

Basically, Being Boss rules at keeping it real. Emily and Kathleen aren’t afraid to dig in, ask the hard questions and get the real story behind the story which is why we’re all listening — we want the inside scoop. At the same time, there’s a robust community of support to back you up in the Being Boss Clubhouse.

And that’s why I find this podcast so valuable and unique — when you’re done listening, you’re not on your own. I believe that having a community to support you is one of the most important parts of growing and evolving a business.

Nubby Twiglet | Being Boss

A lot of businesses form from friendships, but you can’t force it. —Shauna

I’ve been a fan of this podcast for ages so when they asked me, along with my BFF Gala Darling to join them for an episode, I sad YES! This interview is unique because it covers how Gala and I have managed both a friendship and business relationship at the same time and kept the “friends first” mentality along the way.

I hope you’ll check out all the Being Boss episodes here. I know you’ll love them.

And, you can listen to my joint interview with Gala right here. Enjoy!


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