EPISODE 36: IT'S NOT LUCK IT'S HARD WORK WITH MADELINE RAWLINGS FROM THE BINDING
In business, has anyone ever said you to “you’re so lucky” and it leaves you, well, a bit offended or stumped? If so, this episode is for you. This week on the YCS Podcast I talk to my friend and colleague Madeline Rawlings from The Binding about a topic we are both super passionate about – “It’s not luck, it’s hard work”.
Before we dive in, let me tell you more about Maddy – aka the designer behind many of the brands you love. Maddy and I actually first met through Instagram when I moved to the Sunshine Coast a few years ago. It was a mutual love and appreciation of each other’s work that forged our friendship. I have been so lucky to work with Maddy across several client projects and her creativity and outlook on life and business for such a young woman never ceases to amaze me.
For those of you who don’t know Maddy, she’s a graphic designer and is now based on the Gold Coast. She launched The Binding in 2016 when demand for her graphic design work grew. She’s a passionate and positive creative who is obsessed with bringing a business to life through thoughtful designs and collaborates closely with likeminded, niche creatives to deliver projects for clients worldwide.
Today on the episode, we chat about true self, how luck has nothing to do with hard work, how to respond to people when they say you’re lucky, tips for actually doing the work, decision making with intention, the comparison trap, what life is really like behind social media, passion over potential, how to attract new clients and customers, and ways in which you can create your own luck in business (big hint…lots of hard work) and lots, lots more.
Yup, it’s a big episode jam packed with lots and lots and lots of wisdom bombs.
Now before we get stuck into the episode, I am delighted to let you know that Maddy has created a “Decision Making with Intention Checklist” which you can download right here. Simply scroll down the page to access it. Not only is Maddy’s checklist beautifully designed and should sit on your wall at home, it’s also highly thought-provoking and gives you the tools and guidance you need to make decisions with intention and clarity.
"I’m a see what happens kind of girl but I had this drive in me that I always knew I would find something I am passionate about and could take it to the next level."
"I tend to look at three lanes of my business; on the business, client work and admin."
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"It’s not a perfect life working for yourself, but the biggest thing is persistence and accountability."
"It’s not luck that got me here; it’s a lot of hard work and it’s putting yourself out there."
What the day to day of running a business actually looks like
Share tips for being able to work for yourself
Offer advice for those thinking of starting their own business and what you should focus on
How to market a service based business
How luck has nothing to do with hard work
How to respond to people when they say you’re lucky
Tips for actually doing the work
Decision making with intention
The comparison trap
What life is really like behind social media
Passion over potential
How to attract new clients and customers
Ways in which you can create your own luck in business – big hint…lots of hard work.
TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT MADDY'S FREE "DECISION MAKING WITH INTENTION WORKSHEET" SIMPLY FILL IN THE FORM BELOW AND WE'LL EMAIL IT TO YOU.
"Whatever you’re aligned with, you attract more of."
"You need to be making decisions with intention, and knowing your values, and using that as a guide when you come to those forks in the road.”
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