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How to be a Mover in the Movement

LADIES.

What an incredible weekend this was! Over a million marchers for women, all over the world.

The largest peaceful protest in HISTORY. That shit’s amazing.

The pendulum is swinging back. The time has come for women to take the reigns once again, for the sake of the earth and humanity.

Not to exclude men, but the patriarchy hasn’t exactly gotten us into a good state. The women of ages past are looking at this current earth wondering why we’ve allowed our power to be suppressed for so long.

No longer.

It is time for us to step forward. To step into ourselves. Into our higher Selves.

To be a part of MOVING the movement.

To share our voices, and our truths.

Because the greatest thing you can do for humanity is to find your truth and share it.

To live as the best version of yourself.

To maximize your potential.

I believe that to reach maximum potential you have to find your…Thing.

The Thing that makes you come alive.

Your Thing is something you’ve always known.

Something that’s been there since the beginning.

Something that you’ve never been able to ignore.

Something you’re bound to.

bound : \’bau’nd\ : adj. : inseparably connected with

Once we figure out that the Thing is the Thing…well, pursuing it means you’re tapping into who nature intended you to be.

And that is when we truly shine.

That is when we change the world.

Because the more effort we put in to being our highest Selves, the better the world is.

What is YOUR Thing? I want to know. Tell me about it in the comments below!

XO,

Emily

Emily is an Artist, entrepreneur, and ambitious introvert who had to rethink her career plans when she married a military man.  She wrote Permission Granted to lift other purpose-driven women up on the journey to creating their ideal lives. 

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Ladies. Listen up.

I’m writing to you – you lovelies who find joy in my work, who find a bit of love and inspiration in these posts.

I want to talk to you about connection.

And working toward maximum potential.

Yes, you.

You magnificent,

gorgeous,

soulful,

talented,

powerful,

amazing,

creative creature.

You, who are capable of all the things.

It is time.

NOW is YOUR time.

Right. Meow.

No more waiting.

You owe it to your soul, and to the universe.

Emily is an Artist, entrepreneur, and ambitious introvert who had to rethink her career plans when she married a military man.  She wrote Permission Granted to lift other purpose-driven women up on the journey to creating their ideal lives. 

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On Supporting Each Other

There is enough joy and success to go around.

For everyone.

When you are basking in your own, you are not taking away from anyone else.

You are contributing to the overall amount of joy in the world.

And we need that.

Don’t feel guilty for your joy, or for your abundance.

Don’t feel envious of someone else’s.

Share yours, and open yourself to receiving as well.

The universe has an unlimited supply.

I promise.

Emily is an Artist, entrepreneur, and ambitious introvert who had to rethink her career plans when she married a military man.  She wrote Permission Granted to lift other purpose-driven women up on the journey to creating their ideal lives. 

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Yes, You DO Have Time

Don’t think that 10 or 15 minutes isn’t enough.

Don’t underestimate what you can accomplish in even a few minutes.

If you spend just 15 minutes working toward a goal and checking something off the List of Shit I Need to Do to Get the Thing,  it would total 7.5 hours in a month.

That’s a whole day of work put toward what you WANT to be doing with your life.

What are you doing with that time now? Checking your Facebook? Refreshing your email?

Put it to WORK.

Those minutes add up, and over time, that is how you get the thing.

You’re never going to have a “chunk of free time” long enough to do all the things you need to do.

You have to take baby steps where you can fit them in.

Diving into fulfilling all of the dream all at once was not an option for me, and I’m sure it’s not for you, either. There are bills to pay and shit.

That is why you have to be very particular about how you spend your minutes.

Each one of them can either get you closer to the thing, or it can keep you in the same place.

The choice is yours: What are you going to do with your minutes?

Now, I want to hear from you.

What are some baby steps that you take every day to get closer to your goals and ideal life?

Share in the comments, or send me an email at emily@emilymagone.com!

XO

Emily is an Artist, entrepreneur, and ambitious introvert who had to rethink her career plans when she married a military man.  She wrote Permission Granted to lift other purpose-driven women up on the journey to creating their ideal lives. 

Download the FREE eBook here!

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Why Following Your Calling is the Best Thing You Can Do for the World

You want to save the world, don’t you.

And if you can’t save it, you want to at least change it for the better.

I feel you.

I used to think the best way to do this was via degrees in human services and nonprofit leadership, a stint in the Peace Corps, and various other direct service roles.

While I cannot express enough love and gratitude for those years, I never found a situation in which I was fulfilled.

It always came back to the art.

Since the first time I squeezed paint out of a tube with my tiny toddler hands.

It’s never left.

The many attempts at funding art school failed, leaving me to think that wasn’t what I was supposed to be doing with my life after all.

So into the rat race I dove, only painting when I wasn’t hammering out 30-page papers while pounding red bull and crying.

Fast forward 7 years, and I’m a blissed out newlywed living in the desert and dealing with the single most wretched disaster of a boss that I’ve ever had.

Like, holy fuck. This guy. I started to think that my friend Garland was right 5 years before…maybe I wasn’t meant to work for other people.

So one day I get home after my hour commute into the sun across the 50-shades-of-brown city that is Phoenix…I can’t get my pants off and pour that wine fast enough.

Husband rolls in looking like we just won the fucking lottery.

“We’re moving to England, baby!”

I scream/wail/collapse into sobbing tears of pure unadulterated joy for 20 minutes.

Ugly crying. Seriously.

Get to England, find myself in a situation with zero opportunity to work in my field.

Ok, universe. I get it.

Thank you.

Opened shop in 2012 and will never look back.

I know this seems like I’m getting off track. But I had to give you a bit of the back story.

It was a scary-ass decision to allow myself to be dependent on my husband while I was making the transition to running my own shit. But given the situation, it was a no-brainer.

And now, life is epic as fuck, for both of us.

I’m living my dream.

And being in this state of mind for the past few years has made me realize that this is how we’re meant to feel.  We’re not meant to be miserable and feel lost for our whole lives.

We’re meant to listen to that calling.

Whatever it is.

Because if we have something in us at the soul level, it was put there for a reason.

It was put there because you are meant to bring that thing into the world.

Changing the world in a way that only you can.

Isn’t that the most epic way to honor your soul?

To thank the universe?

To pursue your calling to the best of your ability?

Imagine what you could achieve when you are moving with the universe instead of against it.

Imagine what ripples you could start by unburying the treasures that live inside you.

Your potential is unlimited.

The more of you maximizing your potential and fulfilling your purpose, the more light you emit.

The more happiness.

The more joy, the more love you are bringing into the world.

You want to change the world? Listen to your calling.

So tell me in the comments below.

What is it? What is your thing?

The thing that has been patiently (or not so patiently) been living in you for longer than you can remember?

Are you listening to it?

I want to know.

Emily is an Artist, entrepreneur, and ambitious introvert who had to rethink her career plans when she married a military man.  She wrote Permission Granted to lift other purpose-driven women up on the journey to creating their ideal lives. 

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How to Double Your Productivity in a Week

Wasting time makes me crazy. Perpetually late people, sitting in traffic, small talk. BULLSHIT.

I like to accomplish as much as possible every day.  Don’t worry, sometimes REST is in the Passion Planner and I accomplish the shit out of that too.

Btw, I effing LOVE planners.  I get super pumped in December when it’s time to get the next year’s.  A few years ago, I got turned on to the Passion Planner. LIFE CHANGING, is what this magical little book is. This year, I got the gold limited edition one and it’s dope as shit. I could rave on for days but I’ll spare you. Just do yourself a favor and get one if you haven’t already.

So back to the lecture at hand…I thought I had my schedule locked down pretty well. Until I was watching this guy a few weeks ago.  (Brendon Burchard, if you haven’t heard of him, has got some shit figured out.)

He was raving about the 50-minute schedule. Breaking up your day into 50 minute increments. Scheduling your main priorities for the day into their blocks first, second level priorities next, and so on.  And then sticking to it.

But how helpful could it really be? I mean, I’m always doing something, so that means I’m constantly getting shit done, right?

But I’m a sucker for gaining minutes, so I readjusted my schedule, curious if it would help.

By day three my mind was blown.

I was finishing every day feeling legitimately accomplished. NOT feeling rushed or that the days were screaming past and I needed more hours.

Knowing that each task had its time allowed me to be present.

Rather than having my mind half on the task and half on other things, not knowing which I should be focusing on first.

When you schedule your day and assign all the things their own time slot, and then stick to it, it’s impossible to not make progress on each of the things that you wanted to.

My top priorities are studio time (progression of goals) and workout time (self-care).

Self-care is taking care of your physical and mental health. If you aren’t taking care of yourself, who the fuck is going to? And how are you going to take care of anyone else that needs you?

Schedule your exercise.

Schedule your meal planning.

Get your groceries delivered. That shit is cheap and SO worth the time saved.

Workout at home if you can. Waste less time in your car and less money on gas (and gym membershits).

Do the things you need to do to stay healthy.

If you’re currently working for someone else, block out the time that you aren’t slaving for the man to make sure you’re getting what you need.

Here’s an example of my current (2016) weekday schedule. Not all of my increments are a strict 50 minutes. Some tasks don’t require that much time, and some take a little more.

Clearly, if you have kids or aren’t working for yourself, this schedule will be a joke to you. So take the hours that you do have for yourself and schedule them accordingly.

9-9:20  Stretch, Drink Water, Meditate

9:20-9:50  Breakfast, Listening (to any webinars, podcasts, courses, etc.), Respond to important messages

9:50-10:40  Studio

(stretch)

10:40-11:30  Studio

11:30-12:30  Lunch with the husband

12:30-1:20  Studio

(stretch)

1:20-2:10 Studio

2:10-3:20 Workout, Shower, Brainstorm

3:20-5:00 Marketing/Business Development Tasks

(stretch)

5:00-6:30 Dinner with the husband

6:30-7:30 Relax with the husband

7:30-9:30 Admin/Digital work, Social Media Posting

Screens off for sleepy time.

Yours will probably look different.

But think about it.

What does your dream schedule look like?

Write it out, right now. If you had complete control over all of your hours.

What would you spend them doing?

What are your top priorities?

What are you doing during the day that isn’t getting you any closer to your goals?

Stop doing that.

Use that time for things that WILL get you closer to your goals.

And for real. Get yourself a Passion Planner.

What are your best time management tips?

What is something that you are aching to do that you don’t feel you have time for?

Tell me in the comments 🙂

Emily is an Artist, entrepreneur, and ambitious introvert who had to rethink her career plans when she married a military man.  She wrote Permission Granted to lift other purpose-driven women up on the journey to creating their ideal lives. 

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Welcome to Bound!

I’m Emily – an artist, writer and hardcore introvert with an overly expressive face.

I also swear sometimes. Just a heads up.

I’m living the dream. My dream.

By that I mean, making my own schedule and doing what I love every single day.

But I didn’t get here overnight.

It was (and is) a long and windy road full of struggle, fear, doubt, anxiety and everything else that comes with entrepreneurship.

And I can’t tell you how WORTH IT the struggle is.

I want to inspire and guide you to live your dream, whatever your dream might look like.

 

To inspire you to live as the best version of yourself.

To maximize your potential.

I believe that to reach maximum potential you have to find… your Thing.

The thing that makes you come alive.

Your Thing is something you’ve always known.

 

Something that has been there since the beginning.

Something that you’ve never been able to ignore.

Something you’re bound to.

bound

\’bau’nd\

adjective

: inseparably connected with

Once we figure out that the thing is the thing…well,

…pursuing it means you’re tapping into who nature intended you to be.

 

And that is when we truly shine.

That is when we change the world.

 

Because the more effort we put in to being our highest selves, the better the world is.

I want to help you get from here to there.

 

I want to talk about your dreams, your goals, your calling.

I want to talk about the big picture, the struggles, the hardcore doubt and fear that can cripple your progress.

And I want to talk about how to overcome it.

I’ll share inspiration, stories, and lessons I learned the hard way.

I’ll tell you your potential is only as limited as you believe it is.

I’ll give you actionable steps to living an awesome and aligned life.

 

A life that looks exactly like you want it to.

A life that looks like it’s meant to.

 

Let’s do this.

Your precious minutes are flying by, what are you waiting for?