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Posts tagged: business 101

Quitting My Day Job

Quitting My Day Job

Well, here's the secret I've been keeping since February--I quit my dream job as a middle school art and leadership teacher at an all-girls school to follow my calling as an artist and embark on my dream career of running Yardia full time! Let me tell you the story of...

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What I learned at Camp Thundercraft

What I learned at Camp Thundercraft

In mid-April, I attended Camp Thundercraft, a weekend business and craft conference hosted by Urban Craft Uprising and held on beautiful Vashon Island at Camp Sealth. I've been wanting to write up a reflection on my time at this "grown-up camp", and here are five of my key takeaways from the...

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Yardia's Core Values

Yardia's Core Values

Yardia's core values drive every decision that's made in the company, to better align my actions as an artist and businesswoman to the mission and values my company represents. When I was took my winter business planning retreat at the beginning of 2019, one of the primary tasks I worked...

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What I learned about being an artist while traveling

What I learned about being an artist while traveling

It's been a bit too long since I last had my passport stamped--2016 in South Korea to be specific--so I'd forgotten how much traveling outside of my home culture and language can impact myself as an artist. I traveled to Oaxaca specifically as a solo business retreat and with the...

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A Vision Board for Yardia's 2019 Year in Business

A Vision Board for Yardia's 2019 Year in Business

Do you create vision boards for your new year? This year, I decided to make one for Yardia to get a visual representation of my business intentions for the year. First, I imagined how the year might look and feel.   One of the most powerful experiences I've had has...

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