Business Talk

Balance vs Guilt

Balance? What? What does that even mean? It’s whatever you want or need it to be. For me balance is being able to take my girls to school in the morning, pick them up after school and eating together as a family. All while making a living doing what I love; creating products for the woman that’s always on the go and don’t want to sacrifice her style.

On other times of the year, like summer, is about being able to schedule outdoor time. Maybe a road trip as a family, some picnics in the park with the girls or soaking up some sun beside the pool. Which may mean having to work during odd hours in order to spend those beautiful hot days out and about with the family. The girls are growing up, fast, and I don’t want to miss special moments with them. My schedule changes often. Who’s with me? Are you also trying to make it happen for your business while raising your kiddos all at the same time?

Balance versus Guilt for the working women / I've been there, have you? / by Wanda Lopez Designs #lifestyleblog

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Not feeling productive this week?

Are you not feeling very productive this week? You’re not alone. This has been a roller coaster kinda week. With many emotions, feelings and wonders. We are all trying to figure out what’s to come. No one really knows for sure and all we have left to do is put one feet in front of the other and keep on moving forward. Politics aside, I have had other not so productive weeks too and they have nothing to do with a huge distraction like the one we are all experiencing right now.

Not having a very productive week? I hear you. Unproductive weeks are more common than you think. Here are some tips I follow to stay on task. #WLDBizTalk

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Being a Change Agent

Be an Intentional Change Agent / Make a difference in your field and impact others along the way / and recap from Latism16 conference / by Wanda from Wanda Lopez Designs #Latism16

Last week I spent a couple of days at a conference that impacted me tremendously. I was invited by a friend and speaker. We have been great fans and cheerleaders of each others work for a very long time now, but had never met in person. I know you have friendships like that too. (more…)

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Start where you are

We are not meant to do it all alone. For months I have been saying those words to myself, yet I have been going the opposite way.

Start where you are. Are you looking into starting a photography career? / by Wanda Lopez from wandalopez.com

The reality is that my photography has evolved, but I have a long way to go. For starter I need to start using the DSLR my husband got for me about three holidays ago. Can you relate to that? As a self taught handbag designer and maker I have felt the struggle. The words, “The struggle is real”, are no joke. But, learning as I go is not always that bad. I get to try fabrics, patterns, and go back and tweak them as needed. I just love the entire process. (more…)

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5 Desktop Must Have

We organize and reorganize our desk over and over again. I know I do! We decide what to keep and what to toss, because it wasn’t as useful as we thought it would be.

If you are like me, you can’t work effectively in a cluttered desk. Don’t you just feel like a brand new person when you’ve done an overdue cleaning and mindful organization? I do too, which is why I’m sharing how to keep your desk organized with 5 simple must have desktop tools.

5 Desktop Must Have / if you have a desk you need this items / they are functional, girly and you want them in your life /

Whether you’re working in a cubicle or spending your days in your home office, there are some supplies you should always keep at your desk to maximize organization. Here are my picks! (more…)

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