DC to Japan, entrepreneurship

Kawaii Time with 876-RawSoulArt + 3 Tips to Creative Entrpreneurship

Hi かわいい + Creative family,

Swinging thru with some photo spam of my time brand building with Naudia

~ of course this update is shared with love from your local kawaii creativity coach, me!

🌸BTS with 876-RawSoulArt🌸

I am still decompressing my spring Japan pilgrimage ~whoah!

But I couldn’t wait to share some behind the scenes of meeting + hanging out with one of my coaching clients, Naudia.

It was our first time meeting and I thought I’d end up going to be with her for one day …

but NOPE!

Ms. ma’am had other plans in mind that included a full weekend  of art shopping, creating + planning for her first show (as her brand, 876-RawSoulArt) ^.^

I can’t be mad at efficiently utilizing time so … how could I really say no?!

to make this trip happen, I first had to go from Tokyo to Osuka and drop most of my luggage off near my tattoo family’s stay ~
finally arrived in Nagoya ^.^ looks pretty late but we had time to make it to the art store. Sekaido here we come ^.^
my small find was this Egyptian-themed washi

We grabbed some food, crashed, and got to work the next day ~

Here’s a small peek into her sketch book (with artist permission granted haha) ^.^

I fell in love with this one when I first saw it ❤
and we talked extensively about the goals for this one ^.^

I just wanted to  give you a peek but to see more of her work and budding brand

Follow Naudia and 876-RawSoulArt on Instagram


Now for some fun haha

🌸Kawaii Cafe no Jikan🌸

After covering a ton of ground on Sunday, I finally got Naudia out of her work space for a cute cafe experience ^.^

I believe in brain breaks and Japan is famous for their themed cafes ^.^

I LOVE going to the Chibi Maruko-chan cafe myself, but of course, we spotted a Sailor Moon x My Melody Cafe Collaboration …
(remember my last My Melody cafe experience?)

so I was definitely game ~

Sailor Moon x My Melody Cafe

my eye balls were so happy to be here!
let’s order ~
it was way too cute to eat. but ummmm … 😋😋😋
picture time with no one in the booth LOL I took this in passing since it was closing time 🤦🏾‍♀️
always gotta gotcha

She fought me tooth + nail … but we all know entrepreneurship can’t be all work, work, work, work ~

So take note –

If you’re not having fun while entrepreneur’ing, you’re doing it wrong!

🌸What’s Happened Since Then?!🌸

A lot!


Naudia’s had her showcase and ROCKED IT!

And now she’s learning the fine art of pacing herself

👆🏾Pacing yourself helps overcome overwhelm + discouragement – this is something I teach EVERY 1:1 client since creating for self and for profit can feel EXTREMELY different until you find a flow that works for you. 

What’s the best advice you’ve received recently? ____________________________________________________ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌺 My friend and business consultant @ipukekawaii gave me one of the best advice I’ve gotten in the longest time. After calling her one day in utter frustration and feeling burnt out she said “Remember you are the product and your art is the by- product!” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌺 That was the necessary pause button I needed to slow down and allow myself to easily flow through this journey. The truth is there is no product if there’s no producer we gotta water ourselves with grace and love. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌺 I was burning out, running this marathon as if it was a sprint. So now I am expressing gratitude for the advise she gave. Thank you Imani🤗💖🙏


🌸3 Tips to Creativepreneurship🌸

All that shared – here’s a quick lesson in creative entrepreneurship of ANY kind ~

1. Get organized

2. Pace yourself


You’re human and can only do some much in a day ~

Do that sh!t. Crush that sh!t. And go breathe + give your brain a hug.


If you’re not having fun while entrepreneur’ing …


Gambare, minna
Love, Imani (イマーニ)

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Kawaii Time with 876-RawSoulArt + 3 Tips to Creative Entrpreneurship was originally published on Kawaii Creative Corner

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