Welcome to a new series at Life Goals Mag where we do a speed interview with creative entrepreneurs. We ask them all about their favorite business and lifestyle things that inspire and excite them. I’m a big fan of favorites videos on YouTube and on blogs. I love getting insight into what creatives are inspired by and I hope you do too. We could always add another podcast, book, and youtube video to our list, right?
Our first guest is Devan Danielle of devandanielle.com. She helps creative business owners and bloggers establish a minimal, meaningful brand. If you’re a blogger, you’ll find her content extremely useful and she speaks to you like you’re best buds.
If you’re not already familiar with her, go ahead and give her gorgeous website & Instagram a look before diving into this interview. And enjoy!
Being Boss, The Lively Show with Jess Lively, and any podcast that interviews Brené Brown! ;)
Daring Greatly by Brené Brown and The Gifts Of Imperfection by Brené Brown
For a good romance/fiction read I’m into indie author, Rachel Del’s, new series—Finding Lily and Fixing Tanner.
I have People Over Profit, Start with Why, Essentialism, Rising Strong, Big Magic, Girlboss, Year of Yes, and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up on my list. ;)
I honestly don’t really get magazines anymore. I’ve been moving too much lately! I love flipping through the photos in Anthropology though.
I don’t watch a whole lot of YouTube videos either. I’m more of a TED Talk girl. I will watch MarieTV by Marie Forleo every now and then.
Favorite TED Talks
Your Body Language Shapes who you are
Favorite Bloggers or Newsletters
Hey Sweet Pea, Ash Ambirge, and Grit & Virtue
Best Pinterest Boards
My own favorite board is My Ideal Day one. ;) My favorite group boards are Savvy Business Owners and Girl Boss.
Self-Care of Choice
Yoga at least 3-5 times per week is an absolute must for me.
Exploring new spaces, especially coffee shops.
Silence and curled up in my bed with a good book.
Your Background Music while you’re Working
My go to lately is the Afternoon Acoustic playlist on Spotify. But I’ve been watching The Fixer Upper on Netflix while working at night sometimes when I need more than music.
Favorite Big Business Inspiration
The Giving Keys, Marie Forleo, and Brene Brown
Favorite Small Business Inspiration
Hey Sweet Pea and Grit & Virtue
Favorite Color Scheme
Whites and neutrals with a pop of blush
Most Useful Tools
Calendly, Buffer, Google Cal, Google Doc, Google Sheets, Gmail, Boomerang
Best Social Media Platforms
Twitter, Periscope and my brand new Bold Belonging community on Facebook.
I LOVE working in new spaces, especially coffee shops. Ever since I’ve been traveling more I set up shop wherever I need to though. As long as I have wifi and my laptop I’m good to go.
Favorite Stationary Supplies
I am a journal addict—I have a vision journal, daily journal, notes journal, dream journal, daily planner, monthly planner… I just started using the productivity planner as well and am loving it for laying out my most important tasks.
Random Favorite Thing
I just tweeted this actually! → Caramel coffee, music, people, new spaces, creative conversations, positive mindset shifts… That’s what lights me up on a daily basis.
Caramel coffee, music, people, new spaces, creative conversations, positive mindset shifts… What lights me up on a daily basis.
— Devan Danielle (@Devan_Danielle) February 25, 2016
Best Blog Post You’ve Done
Brand Vision: What is it and why do you need one?
You can learn more about Devan Danielle on DevanDanielle.com and over on Twitter at @Devan_Danielle and Instagram @Devan_Danielle. Thanks for playing along Devan.
Let us know your business and lifestyle favorites in the comments section! And let us know what you think about this series idea.