Great accomplishments begin with grand visions.  Give yourself permission to dream big and go for it.  The sooner you begin, the sooner your dream will come true. In this podcast, Gail and Erin talk with interior designer Cheryl Stauffer, CEO and principal, Crimson Design Group.

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Do you shy away from a new challenge or task, afraid you might make a mistake or not succeed?  Don’t block that fear or succumb to it.  More than acknowledge it, welcome it.  It’s trying to tell you something. In this podcast Gail and Erin talk with interior designer Lori McRae, co-founder and partner, Frederick McRae Ltd.

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On today’s podcast, Gail and Erin talk with Marissa Matiyasic, principal, Reflections Interior Design. Marissa set a goal to accomplish her list in 90 days, but ran through it in about two months.  “It was kind of a domino effect,” she said.  “Once you change one thing it makes sense to just keep going with it.” 

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On today’s podcast Gail and Erin talk with Vicky Serany, founder and principal designer, Southern Studio Interior Design. The biggest lesson, she said, was to learn to believe in herself.  “I wish I had gained more confidence earlier,” she remarked.  “If I were to do things differently, I would not hold back.”

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Many designers have a hard time thinking of themselves as businesspeople. Taking charge of your business can make all the difference. In today’s podcast Gail and Erin talk with Kim Raymond, owner and principal architect of Kim Raymond Architects & Interiors.

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In today’s podcast, Gail and Erin talk about the upcoming release of Gail’s new book, Business Breakthrough, in early April.  Drawing on Gail’s years of experience helping hundreds of designers to achieve greater business success, the book has something to offer any interior design business owner, at whatever point they may be in the life of their business.

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creative genius podcast episode 10

Running a business without a plan is like taking a trip without an itinerary or a map.  How do know where you’re going or when you’ve arrived?  More than that, making a plan sets in motion the energies that will bring about the future you’ve planned for.

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creative genius podcast - season 2 episode 9

If you dream of running a million-dollar business, you need to adjust your mindset. On this week’s podcast, Gail and Erin sit down with entrepreneur Scott Oldford to discuss his successes and failures, and how to change your approach. “A business will not grow because of strategies and tactics,” said Scott.  “A business will grow because the entrepreneur’s mind sees the scenario in a certain way.  That is absolutely 100 percent possible to create.”

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creative genius season 2 episode 8

In today’s podcast, Gail and Erin talk with multi-award-winning designer Lisa Gielincki, principal at Lisa Gielincki Interior Design. Her biggest challenge in growing her business, she recognized, was to get past her image of herself and to believe that she could do more, do bigger, and achieve more.

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