Hello, February! It’s the month of hearts and for the fourth The Master and Her Piece feature, I would like to put the spotlight on a woman overflowing with love and bliss.
It’s an interview I do with women who inspire me and others to live and create better. I ask questions about their masterpieces or their works, their inspiration and ideas, their motivation, their challenges and their advice; to hopefully encourage my readers, too.
When I think of the words intentional and blissful, Martine De Luna comes to mind. Because of her, I am inspired to always find the meaning in the moments and to blog with a sense of purpose. Martine is THE dainty mom of the blogosphere and her taste translates into her beautiful website, Make it Blissful. She is a blog coach extraordinaire who embraces womanhood, motherhood and community with other dedicated women.
I hope you also get inspired by Martine of Make it Blissful!
Thank you, Martine, for taking time to share your masterpiece and your inspiration.
1. Please tell me something about this masterpiece. A brief background.
I consider the work that I do — blog coaching — as my “masterpiece.”
2. What inspires you to create your masterpiece? Where do you get your amazing ideas?
I think I am most inspired by people who are passionate about their own ideas. Whenever someone emails me asking to work with me, I always like to hear their ideas first and see if I am inspired by their ideas. That’s how I know we can be a good fit.
3. What motivates you to keep creating? Even if the little details seem so mundane, what pushes you to go on?
The actual work I do doesn’t result in me designing a blog or contributing something that is conventionally “artsy.” So what keeps me going is when I see clients flourish on their own, taking the lessons they’ve learned during coaching sessions and growing beyond those. Many of the clients I’ve had are far more successful and popular as bloggers than I am: I count these as successes, too, and it keeps me going.
4. What was the biggest challenge you have encountered while creating your masterpiece? How did you overcome it?
In my line of work, saying “no” to someone who might not be a good fit. It’s challenging, because I want to be helpful, I want to share my expertise. But then, I know that I work best with people (women, specifically) who can benefit from the mindset that I have towards blogging or branding or lifestyle design. Not everyone fits into that mindset, and so sometimes I have to say “no” to those people. It’s actually better for me, because I can confidently work with those I’ve said “yes” to, because they are an ideal fit for the work that I can offer.
5. What advice would you give to anyone who is toying with ideas, or in the process of putting her passion into action?
Never stop learning about what you could offer to the world. There are many needs to be filled out there, many ideas that need to be put to work. Sometimes finding your “art” or your “bliss” means working hard at it, testing it out, tweaking and improving an idea, launching it and maybe failing, until you find that need you were made to fill.
How do you find or cultivate your bliss?
Visit: Make it Blissful blog