A Reminder To Be Creative And Live Boldly

I heard a plane go overhead this morning and I thought planes don’t just idle above us they take off and move toward their destination. Imagine if they were all parked above our houses!! No one would be able to take off.

Let’s celebrate those who have had the courage to launch themselves into the sky- it takes guts. And remember if they can- you can. Stop comparing- get out of idle- and go. 

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Today we are celebrating female founder Raechel Campbell of RC Arts! This gal has an undeniable gift of capturing energy and emotion and vividly putting them on a piece of paper. Raechel creates colorful portraits of animals using different types of media like watercolor, colored pencils, acrylic and pens. 

Raechel’s biggest struggle as an entrepreneur is believing in herself (I would say most of us feel the same way) and she shares in our interview that in order to combat those doubtful feelings you gotta look in the mirror everyday and tell yourself that you love yourself.

Raechel also shares that one of the struggles of being a female entrepreneur is our period cycle. Some of us may struggle with PMS and the time of the month worse than others but impacts us all. Kate Northrup’s work on productivity and the female cycle has been extremely valuable as I have been building my business. I had no idea we had 4 different cycles within the month and once I realized this and reflected on my moods and attitude during those times I was able to be a lot more physically and mentally productive. If you haven’t heard of Kate, make sure to check out her book, Do less + Money: A Love Story Entrepreneur, and her instagram page to learn more. .

I was gifted painting of Pax from Raechel. It sits right above my desk and reminds me to be creative and live boldly. Every. Single. Day.

If you’d like to collaborate with Raechel or purchase your own incredible painting you can reach her through her instagram.

Without further ado, Raechel Campbell, everyone!

What is your story? Please tell us about yourself both personally and professionally!

Personally, I am from Ohio, been living in SD for about 8 years now. Most of my family is still in Ohio. I am single, and learning to love myself again. I would love to be married with children at some point in my life, and my ultimate goal is to own and run a rescue farm in Hawaii with my family. Professionally, I have been in sales since graduating college in 2007, aside from my 3 years as a biz coach at FortuneBuilders.

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How did you get the concept for your brand/business?

oh wow, well long story short, I have always been into art since as far back as I can remember, but lost my drive to draw and create over the last 7ish years. I picked it back up to stay out of trouble at work, and decided to start drawing portraits of dogs, and here I am.

Tell us more about your brand and what you do! 

Its pretty straight forward, I create colorful portraits of animals using all different types of medias like watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic, pens, etc. I have also recently started doing silhouettes, which has been a nice change and fun too.

Looking back would you do anything different?

Not a single thing.

What is your favorite thing about being an entrepreneur?

The joy that my portraits bring to people.

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Share your favorite moment or moments while growing your business.

the love that I have witnessed by people gifting portraits to other people. lots of kind people out there :)

What are some of the challenges of being an entrepreneur?

Getting out of my own head. believing in myself.

What about some of the challenges you face as a female entrepreneur?

Periods.

Advice for other other female entrepreneurs or those looking to get started?

Look at yourself in the mirror every day and tell yourself that you  love yourself.

What is your favorite quote?

"im not a player i just fuck a lot"

How do you avoid burnout?

i wake up around 6 am every day. get coffee, and sit down and start drawing, painting. take a break, do a workout, get back to it. take a break, walk my dogs, hang out with friends, and in the evenings is really when I'm feeling the most creative.

What are your MUST have tools?! (things like organization, calendars, social media, payment platforms, business development sources...etc.)

Chalk board- google calendar- instagram, Facebook ,venmo , PayPal, podcasts

How do you advertise your brand?

facebook, instagram, biz cards. recently did a "wag wednesday" at a local bar/ restaurant "Mavericks" in Pacific Beach.

Thank you Raechel! The LOTP community thanks you for your contribution to the Female Founder series. I specifically appreciate that you shared your schedule and that you allow yourself BREAKS!! How many of us just keep driving ahead because we think we “don’t deserve” a break yet. Breaks are where we can reflect and come back refreshed!

Interested in getting involved in the female founders series- drop us a line below and someone will get back to you shortly!

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