Outlook and Results

November 10, 2010

A Little Inspiration from finegreendesign.com

These past few years I have become more and more aware of the power and importance our outlook on a situation can greatly influence the end result.

 This morning I read an article reminding me of this and how it relates to the design world. The article was talking about how our negative outlook on the economy and how it relates to interior design can be a great hinder to our businesses. Instead of actively pursuing clients and building our business we focus on the negative and how the economy has resulted in a downturn in interior design. I, myself have become one of those people, blaming the economy for my business not succeeding. But, is it? Is this negativity directly impacting my business? I believe it is.

 So, if this negative attitude is greatly hindering my business and my ability to get clients, how do I change my attitude and my outlook and get clients?

 First, I think it starts with realizing that yes, outlooks and attitudes do have a direct impact on results. With this realization, transforming our mindset becomes easier. We have to shift our thinking and beliefs about the current state of the interior design world. We have to remind ourselves of our goals and why we have those goals. Believe that people are looking for interior designers, they want to make their space their own, and they are looking for us.

 Second is making a commitment to actively pursue a client base. As Tony Robbins says, you have to take Massive Action for anything to change. This may mean reaching out to former clients or finding creative ways to contact potential new clients. Whatever it is, it has to be a directed and focused effort.

 Third is following up with all potential leads, whether they seem big or small. Every lead has the potential to turn into something great.

 Lastly, as the article stated, be grateful. Our lives are full of abundance and it is our responsibility to recognize this abundance and be grateful for it. Daily, think about and remind yourself of all of the things you are grateful for.

 I know this is a different type of post for me, but I felt it was necessary. I needed the reminder and I think many designers are in similar places. So, who is with me? Who is ready to change their outlook, get rid of the negativity and actively pursue growing our businesses?

 Ready. Set. Go!

LA Design Happenings

October 20, 2009

There are quite a few design related events in the greater Los Angeles area this week and I thought I would share

First up, the Home Remodeling and Decorating Show in Costa Mesa this Saturday and Sunday October 24th and 25th. The show highlights everything from appliances to furniture to building products. It will also have an Eco-Expo Area. For more information see their website.

This Thursday, October 22nd, Silvia Barisione will be speaking a LACMA on Italian Futurist Design. More information on LACMA’s website.

On Saturday, October 24th, a Designer Tag Sale will be going on in Costa Mesa. The Tag Sale will feature the personal inventories of several Orange County and Los Angeles designers and all leftover inventory will be donated. Be sure to check it out! I know I would if I was going to be in town! More info here.

Who I Am…

July 17, 2009

To begin this blog, let me first introduce myself…

My name is Megan and I am from Southern California. I am starting this blog, to share my passion for Interior Design. I have a BA in Women’s Studies and an AA in Interior Design and I am trying to completely jump into the design world (as intimidating as it may be…). My goal is to one day be in a design magazine and to always be learning new things.

Daily, I get inspired by my surroundings and I am going to share them with you!

So here goes…