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We Have Found a Pulse

Creative Commons License photo credit: adie reed

Creative Commons License photo credit: adie reed

As you may or may not have noticed for the past few days my blog has been offline. There was a problem with my host’s new software and it didn’t accommodate the code blogs are built on. They’ve now worked out the problem and have been very gracious in offering retribution for the issue.

I had to rebuild the site a bit as I lost a bunch of content, so please email me if you notice anything funny. On the bright side, I got to rethink a few areas of the blog as I rebuilt it.

In glorious news (to my ego), I finished my Elastic Mind website and made it live. I rethought my old idea (the one that was taking me eons to finish) and streamlined it into a much simpler site. I love constructive criticism.

Hello! I’m Tara, a wizard of less obvious things. I love hearing from you, so please feel free to connect with me.

I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination, through sharing it with others, and through your financial support.

Share Your Creative Space?

Here’s mine.

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A window into my world

This past week a business partner and I shared pictures of our creative spaces with each other.

It was a great exercise that gave us a good sense of a each others personalities and passions. For me, I found it very freeing to share my space. But I recognize that for some their creative space is deeply personal, so much so that they feel far too exposed to reveal it to others.

Having looked at my space, does it affect your impression of me? Do you feel closer to me? Or perhaps horrified that I am such a huge X-Files nerd? Do you see the value in sharing your creative space with your community (clients, partners, etc.)?

Let us take a look in your window

If you feel like it, share your creative space with us. Allow your fellow innerpreneurs to take a look into your world.

To share, post a link in the comments to an image of your space.

Hello! I’m Tara, a wizard of less obvious things. I love hearing from you, so please feel free to connect with me.

I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination, through sharing it with others, and through your financial support.

Adapt to Grow

Creative Commons License photo credit: katmere

Creative Commons License photo credit: katmere

I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with a fair number of innerpreneurs since launching this blog and I’ve found a common lesson that we are each learning about business and about life. Adaptability is the key to growth.

We All Know Change is Inevitable

Things will change. Our plans will shift. What was the goal yesterday will not be the goal today.

Being on such a personal, spiritual journey we may find that we are on one path and our soul begins calling us in another. What was right and true now is not. What seemed like a good idea before now seems wrong.

We make plans for an unknown future. A future that shifts and reshapes with every decision we make. We can’t know where tomorrow can lead, but we can be open to its evolving path.

Don’t fight change. Let it run through you. Embrace it. You can’t know what exciting avenue it will lead you down.

My Ever-Adapting Plans

I’ve come to understand and embrace change and see how important adaptability can be. In less than a year my goals have morphed and changed almost constantly.

When I first decided to start my business I simply wanted to write. Anything for anyone. But the universe seemed to be shouting at me that my plan wasn’t quite right. It still needed (and needs) time to take shape.

I had great plans for an elaborate Elastic Mind website. A Choose Your Own Adventure-style site that step-by-step helped a small business owner to build or improve their website. I designed it to show just how helpful I can be, how much help I could provide. I thought my site had to make a splash. A big one. I didn’t plan on anyone connecting with innerpreneurship or my blog as deeply as they have. I thought my business site would need to be my showpiece.

After working for months on it, writing 100+ pages of content, this week I realized that yesterday’s strategy didn’t meet today’s reality. I needed to adapt and change the plan. The site just didn’t make sense for me or my business anymore.

So I am packing away all the content I wrote and adapting what has been built to create a much simpler but still effective site. My goal for the last 10 months changed overnight.

I don’t feel like I failed or wasted time as it was a learning experience and I understand that what I know today, I did not know yesterday. My business today is different from what it was yesterday.

I have grown and my everchanging plans prove that.

Hello! I’m Tara, a wizard of less obvious things. I love hearing from you, so please feel free to connect with me.

I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination, through sharing it with others, and through your financial support.

The Reality of Dreams


I’ve always wanted to work myself. It was my dream.

It strikes me now how quickly dreams become reality and how quickly the euphoria of achieving your dreams is replaced with the realities of them.

Having achieved your dream, is it what you thought it would be?

Hello! I’m Tara, a wizard of less obvious things. I love hearing from you, so please feel free to connect with me.

I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination, through sharing it with others, and through your financial support.

Innerpreneur Spotlight: Rebecca Stees

March Innerpreneur Spotlight

Rebecca Stees
Director of Art Camps, Classes and Parties
ARt YoWZa
fun ( AT ) artyowza ( DOT ) com
Rebecca on Twitter

I am:

  1. lucky
  2. creative
  3. fun
  4. focused
  5. learning
  6. connecting
  7. curious

My passion is for:

  1. art
  2. creative community
  3. innovation
  4. life skills
  5. happiness
  6. leadership development
  7. personal evolution

My business helps you with:

  1. surprise
  2. structuring your freedom
  3. permission
  4. developing talents
  5. friendships
  6. empowerment through self-expression
  7. joy

I make things different each day by:

  1. enjoying and appreciating what is
  2. checking in with myself
  3. mixing it up with my clients, new connections and friends
  4. dreaming a bit
  5. playing a bigger game
  6. expanding possibility
  7. growing into the new picture

I have lots of ideas about:

  1. a-z (aliens through zombies)
  2. international potato disco art shows
  3. small business marketing
  4. growing a creative career
  5. building character in children
  6. funky fresh fish murals
  7. the energy hour for adults
  8. making silly sculpture

My advice is:

  1. become visible
  2. build community
  3. be a leader
  4. receive support
  5. give back
  6. leave a trail
  7. smile

“Art Yowza is Bold Creative Fun!”
– Rebecca Stees

If you would you like to be considered for an upcoming “Innerpreneur Spotlight”, please email Tara Joyce.

Hello! I’m Tara, a wizard of less obvious things. I love hearing from you, so please feel free to connect with me.

I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination, through sharing it with others, and through your financial support.