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BUILDING LB BRAND - No. 2 The Art Of Doing

Posted on November 16 2017

The photo above is the handwriting of my mother who, as many of you know, tragically died 3 month before I would discover I was pregnant. Sitting in her room the same day the coroner carried her out; I found this quote scribbled on the back of a blank envelope.

The impact has created a massive ripple effect.

Eight months into being a stay-at-home mom to my then baby, Dylan, I couldn’t ignore the internal nagging. I wanted more, as a matter of fact, I needed more. I told my husband at the time that I felt as though all I was was a mom and wife, and while there is nothing wrong with a woman focusing on just those two roles, it wasn’t the right fit for me. I struggled with those feelings for a little bit until I made the decision to trust my internal compass and intuition more then anything outside of myself. This has been my single greatest strength I brought in with me during this life.

“Each persons’ intuition is created solely for the person it exists in. It holds the unique compass for that individual to navigate their life with. The problem is most people ignore the very thing that holds their answers.”

And with little direction, I just started doing.

A pencil and tracing paper became the starting point to something that would change my life. I never was an artist, didn’t draw, paint or know any sort of graphic design programs. Shit, I still don’t know Photoshop or Illustrator and I’m 5 years into being the sole person behind all LB designs. I figured out how to use PowerPoint to get done what I needed to.

Yes, PowerPoint.

You don’t need to have all your ducks in a row before you start something, although so many think the opposite. Checking off every box paralyzes people, and while planning can be instrumental in the success of something working, I challenge you to understand it is in the act of doing that marries an idea in your head to the physical world.

Little did I know that the very act of me picking that pencil up would be the very thing that shifted me closer to my life’s purpose. Make no mistake, it is usually the actions your mind thinks are insignificant, that is the very gateway to something bigger.

So, I ask you, the person reading this, what music is still hiding inside of you?

Love,

Jen

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