Writing this post (#nomakeup)

Launching a website is quite an endeavor.

For the past month I have been quietly working away getting this ready for its big day. This involved spending hours at coffee shops writing my heart out and filling up at least half a notebook full of ideas, plans, and content.

(It’s not really just about launching a site – it’s actually about launching a vision, a business, a creative journey.)

Then there was coming up with the branding, starting with crafting my logo, which has had 2 iterations and many tweaks. Choosing my color palette was pretty easy. I had a few colors in mind and found the perfect match on this amazing little site.

Of course I had to choose a theme. And there are a ton of options out there, but I’m on a limited budget (for now), SO I decided to go with a Bluchic theme. And I’m very happy with the results .

Part of my goal this past month was to layout my editorial calender for the next year. And that I did!

Going forward you can expect a blog post every Thursday. And if you sign up for my newsletter you can get them directly (along with The Business Bliss Resource Guide) .

As I mentioned before – launching something like this was quite the task (in a month no less), but I did it through careful planning and a commitment to execute those plans.

And your know what?

I didn’t have more than a few moments of stress. It was all smooth sailing. In fact I was completely blissed out every time I got to work on this. This might seem like a fairy tale to sell, but it is true.

No freaking out about how little time I had to do this, even with a full time day job.

No obsessing Over perfecting the design.

No writer’s block.

Even when it came down to the wire (like this past weekend and last night), whenever things went a little wonky I let go of the stress and dove into the task at hand.

It was creating at its best – in my ‘groove’. Choreographer Twyla Tharp says in her book The Creative Habit:

“When you’re in a groove you are not spinning your wheels; you’re moving forward in a straight and narrow path without pauses or hitches.” (Tweet this!)

And that’s what blisskeeping can do.

I’m going to provide you the inspiration and tools you need to organize your life, your business, and your environment to help you truly thrive as you follow YOUR bliss.

So stay tuned for LOTS more!

Have you ever experienced a moment of creative bliss, when everything flowed and you found your groove?

Or if not , what do you think hinders you from this?

I’d love to set a conversation going on this topic, so please leave a comment below to share your story.

And if you liked this post, please share it with another creative.

9 Comments on A pretty sweet launch story

  1. Charlotte
    September 30, 2014 at 10:31 AM (4 years ago)

    Twyla Tharp’s comment about being in the groove is so true. Stuart Brown in his book “Play” talks about this type of groove experience as being one of the critical elements of play. It is during play that we get our new out of the box ideas which is so important in business today. Congrats on your new site!

    • Jessica
      September 30, 2014 at 7:43 PM (4 years ago)

      Hi Charlotte!

      I’ll have to check out Stuart Brown’s book – going to add it to my Amazon wishlist.

      Play is sooo important to inspiring new ideas! Thank you for celebrating with me :)

  2. Tamara
    September 30, 2014 at 10:57 AM (4 years ago)

    Can’t wait to check out the resource guide! Congrats on your launch and of many blissful things to come! xoxo

    • Jessica Newell
      September 30, 2014 at 7:44 PM (4 years ago)

      Yay Tamara! So glad you got your copy and thank you for the congrats :)


  3. Patti
    September 30, 2014 at 9:26 PM (4 years ago)

    Jess, congratulations. Nice job with the site. Looking forward to all you have to share.

    • Jessica Newell
      October 1, 2014 at 10:21 PM (4 years ago)

      Thank you, ma! Very excited to make it happen : )

  4. Lori
    October 1, 2014 at 3:18 PM (4 years ago)

    Congratulations on your launch Jessica! To answer your question, I know I’ve had blissful moments in creativity but in all the creative endeavors I’d embarked on it is the smaller, intimate ones where I have felt flow, i.e. making a poetry book, painting, hooked rug etc. But on larger scale projects like producing a theater show or film project, it has not been sustainable. The element of ‘money’ and ‘business’ tend to clog my pipes. (p.s. got your resource guide – look forward to reading it :)

    • Jessica Newell
      October 1, 2014 at 10:28 PM (4 years ago)

      Thank you Lori! So glad to you joined in the discussion.

      It is a lot more difficult to maintain a ‘groove’ when you are working with a bigger team and there are many elements outside of your control. And I know that as artists sometimes we let the business side of things throw us off kilter. Hopefully, you will find ways to bring that bliss into those moments and break through to into a greater capacity for flow in the biggest projects you have in the works. I’m here to cheer you on!

      • Lori
        October 1, 2014 at 10:35 PM (4 years ago)

        Thanks Jessica!


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