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How To Thrive In A Creative Career: This Celebrity Designer Shares Her Secrets

July 15, 2019

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Afraid to jump into a brand new project or career? Diving into the unknown can keep many of us of frozen in fear. If that’s you, today’s guest will inspire you not only to embrace change but use it to your advantage. 

Cortney Novogratz is a celebrity designer you may know from the hit reality shows, Bravo's 9 By Design and HGTV's Home by Novogratz. The world followed her and her husband, Robert, as they worked on design projects across the world — all while raising seven kids. Her whirlwind career made her a master at seizing new opportunities.

While Cortney and Robert’s career started as a hobby, their part-time passion blossomed into a thriving business. Now Cortney has 25 years as a creative entrepreneur under her belt with many more in her future. 

Her secret?

A willingness to embrace change and enthusiastically try new things.

It’s what gave her the courage to buy and renovate a condemned building with no formal training. It’s how she found the strength to move her nine-person family from home to home in both New York and Los Angeles. It’s guided every business decision, partnership, collaboration, and move Cortney and Robert have made.

And it’s what she hopes to pass on to her kids and dreamers like you. 

Join our conversation and learn:

Once you’ve had a chance to watch, Cortney and I would love to hear from you. 

What’s one new skill or idea that you’re holding out on trying? What’s one action you can take today to make it a reality? Leave a comment below and let me know.

Share as much detail as you can. Because tens of thousands of incredible souls come here each week for insight and inspiration. Your story may be just what someone else needs to have a major breakthrough.

Important: please share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments. Links to other posts, videos, etc. may be removed.

Thank you so much for watching, sharing, and encouraging this community with your voice. Your kindness and compassion never cease to inspire me!

Keep this top of mind: you do not have to have everything perfectly planned out before you start your next chapter. 

Growth happens when you step outside your comfort zone. Growth happens when you face and embrace uncertainty, and when you venture into the messy, terrifying, unchartered, groundless territory ahead. 

Never forget, everything really is figureoutable

P.S. Want help bringing your next Big Idea to life? Order my upcoming book, Everything Is Figureoutable. Plus, I’m going on book tour and would LOVE to meet you in person. All details and ticket information at this link.

With SO much love ❤️,


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