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We already know that learning from failure is the new black.

When you try to do something that matters to you only to fail, it can be really painful. But since you’re smart, you know that failure is a part of the process and the path so we now know how to bounce back.

Which is cool because it normalizes failure.

When I first started doing yoga, I knew NOTHING about it. I had no idea that the poses and practice are representative of  a deeper practice of learning to be imperfect. I just thought of it as stretchy exercise.

During a level 3 (God what was I thinking) class in which I was attempting poses I had no business doing, I fell.

It wasn’t just a sweet little flail. It was an epic, sloppy, slapstick prat fall. I flopped in a boneless heap with a dull thud.

The teacher shouted across the entire room at me, “Fall up!”

Meaning, have a little control, would you?

After my mortification wore off, (oh my twenty year old self…I love you.) it struck me like a lightning bolt!

There is beauty and control in falling with grace.

There is a light body way to fall that though it is not your intended desire, can be just as beautiful as getting it right.

The same applies to failure. Failure only sucks because of the detailed story in our head, and our attachment to getting things right.

So what does it mean to “Fail up?”

Failing up means that you surrender to whatever the outcome may be, with a willingness to feel and learn from discomfort along the way.

You might say that being and artist and entrepreneur is a series of fail/pivot, fail/pivot, fail/pivot.

You you could call it willingness to practice something so many times, that you build muscle memory with each pass.

But you may have to be a clumsy gazelle for a minute.

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I have got a brand new coaching workshop coming up in which you won’t have to try any humiliating pretzel bends.

It’s called Wishcraft: How to get anything you want.

It is a step by step proven method based on the incredible work of writer and therapist Barbara Sher.

My special guest expert is Jennifer Hayslip. We are gonna share with you our proven method for building a plan to make your dream happen.


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Jennifer is going to share how she used the Wishcraft method to manifest her dream of becoming a children’s photographer and artist.

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Get on the list for my next live coaching workshop!



Getting back your purpose

How do you get your creative purpose back on track?


Most people make their shiny new goals to lose 10 pounds, save money for a trip, or finally take that course on meditation on on New Years Day. For me, back-to-school time is the best time to re examine, and re-up your creative purpose, goals and plans.

The summer craziness is over, the kids are back on schedule, and everyone is ready to buckle down for the run up until the holidays. Fall is the perfect time to revisit your goals in life.

Clearing your head and getting back to your plan and purpose is easier to say than do.

If you want to get things done and go get what you want out of life, regrouping and reassessing your plan and purpose is essential.


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Time is your biggest asset here, so let me just cut to the chase for ya.

Here are the 6 steps for redefining your purpose:

♥ Clear off your desk. Seriously. You have no idea what you are up against.

♥ Ask yourself what is your ultimate day? Write it down. (Where you are going.)

♥ Decide what elements of that day are indispensable. (What is important to you.)

♥ Now list all the real world problems standing in your way. (Problems to solve.)

♥ Set a target and break it down in to tiny parts. (How you will get there.)

So there you have it!

Is it easy? Uh, no.

But getting the chaos out of your head, revisiting what is important to you is the way you get where you want to go.

Purpose is simply getting in touch with what really matters to you.

Then making a plan to steer the ship toward what you want.


Want to know more about how to use mindfulness to get what you want?

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  • September 8, 2014 - 9:34 am

    Kate Erickson - Christine, thank you so much for this post! Beautifully put with actionable advice to help get us where we need to be – love it! Finding your purpose is definitely not easy, but the more we can break things down (just the same way you have here), then the easier they are to take action on.ReplyCancel

    • September 8, 2014 - 12:29 pm

      Christine Rose Elle - Thank you so much Kate! you are the master of getting stuff done! I super appreciate the visit, wisdom and sweet comment! xxoReplyCancel

  • September 8, 2014 - 9:53 am

    Maritza Parra - Christine, first I have to say I ADORE your website! Love the advice in your post, particularly the part about writing down your perfect day and then breaking up how to make it real into bite-sized pieces…

    A big lesson for small steps for me was running my first marathon. I just focused on each single step and that’s the only way I got to my goal. Now, I use that experience to do the same as an entrepreneur and sometimes it’s the only way I can get stuff done!ReplyCancel

    • September 8, 2014 - 12:28 pm

      Christine Rose Elle - Maritza! Thank you so much for the compliment on my site! I really appreciate it so much! High five to getting stuff done! xoxoReplyCancel

  • September 8, 2014 - 10:02 am

    Jodi Flynn - Christine, I needed this. I’m busy with life and business and it’s all good. However, it’s time to take a time-out and make sure everything is in alignment with where I am going (and I’m going where I want to be in the first place).

    Love the inspiration you bring!ReplyCancel

  • September 8, 2014 - 10:47 am

    Paul Blais - What a great article. I am a total believer that you can rekindle your creativity. I love you first point about clearing your desk. Nothing thrills me more than a tidy work space, even though my area is usually a disaster. I posted on FB a while ago, “You don’t know what you have until you clean your car.” I think the same can be said of the desk area. So much gets lost there, including our creativity. I wrote about this idea of nurturing your creativity a little while ago (
    Thanks for the great article.ReplyCancel

    • September 8, 2014 - 12:26 pm

      Christine Rose Elle - Thank you Paul! If you saw the state of my car…I think you would worry! LOL. Can’t wait to check out your blog. Thanks for the link! And for dropping by! xooxReplyCancel

  • September 8, 2014 - 12:55 pm

    Frank Gustafson (@fgustafson) - Ouch… clear off my desk! Now that really hits home! OK, I’ll try it! Great tips Christine. Rock on!ReplyCancel

  • September 8, 2014 - 1:31 pm

    Kevin Jordan - I love the idea of breaking down tasks that are seemingly unmanageable into smaller chunks. A mighty oak won’t be felled with one swing, but if you take an ax to it once a day for a year…that thing is coming down!ReplyCancel

  • September 8, 2014 - 6:49 pm

    Wade Danielson - Love action items that make me think. Ultimate day? Thats a PHENOMENAL question. I visualize my ideal day, week and overall life and it gets me out of bed every morning read to go. Purpose is all you need to be a morning person!!ReplyCancel

  • September 8, 2014 - 9:17 pm

    Darcy Sabatino - Great tips on getting back on the creative track. Sometimes we just need a little inspiration. You deliver that, and more! Great read :) ReplyCancel

  • September 9, 2014 - 5:43 am

    Karen Osburn - Great practical and simple tips, Christine! Simple is always good, and often harder than it appears to actually DO IT! Thanks for this great reminder today :) ReplyCancel


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On The Stylish Entrepreneur Podcast this week I spoke with bestselling erotic romance author Eden Bradley.

You can listen and subscribe here:

Something came up as she was sharing her journey to becoming a multi-published author that I felt was too important not to share.

It has to do with finding your passion, and going for it.

There is one essential step that is so important that you can’t follow your creative path without.

The most essential first step

Being willing to put something out there for feedback, even though you know that you have the potential to do better is crucial. When I say ‘put it out there, ‘ I mean share it with a few people who understand the creative process, who have your back, and who understand what it means to be in the arena.

Here’s why:

♥ You stake your claim on your dream.

♥ It says to others that you are serious about your vision.

♥ It says to yourself that you are putting skin in the game.

♥ It give you a foundation for the next step, which is to keep going.

♥ It becomes real.

Sharing your work with supportive people helps manifests that nebulous dream of an idea that is swimming around in your head and makes it real. We all start somewhere. None of us actually know the depth of our potential. We just keep trying because we love our dream that much.

It’s all about your ability to sit with a few uncomfortable feelings.

Yes, it feels horrible when people judge you, try to tear you down, or simply don’t get us.

Which is another reason to keep going and put something out there…you find your tribe.

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  • September 1, 2014 - 7:31 am

    Jodi Flynn - Oh this is so hard and so important. As a recovering perfectionist I struggle with trying something new and being okay with being not-that-great to start.

    Luckily I have a group of people who will give me supportive constructive feedback to keep me in the game while continuing to improve.ReplyCancel

  • September 1, 2014 - 7:34 am

    Karen Osburn - What an awesome post!
    Yes, yes yes! It is uncomfortable as hell to put yourself out there, and you will definitely suck at first. Love your comment about staking your claim on your dream. You just need to start, and you will get better from there!ReplyCancel

  • September 1, 2014 - 10:35 am

    Alex Kuhn - I resonate so much with this Christine just from a Crossfit perspective. One of our motto’s is “Embrace The Suck”…meaning there are times it’s not going to be fun or your favorite thing, but you have to do it because you will be better in the end. Love it! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • September 2, 2014 - 3:08 am

    Frank Gustafson (@fgustafson) - “Be willing to suck”… love it! Google was in “beta” for 4 or 5 years… they were willing to suck and look at ‘em now! The term “google” is a synonymous with trusted information. I need to get more comfortable with imperfection. Thanks for the great article Christine!ReplyCancel



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Artist, entrepreneur and visionary Jennifer Hayslip is on a mission to live a creative, artful life.

She creates an enchanted fairyland with whimsical dollies and vintage styling in all of her art, photography and events. She is passionate about pastels, vintage lingerie, and child like wonder.

She shares her vision, passion and struggles for creating an artful life this week on my podcast The Stylish Entrepreneur.

The sweet world she creates is truly who she is. From the one-of-a-kind vintage treasures she decorates her historic Macon Georgia home with, to the candyland colors, she has managed to create a unique style that is also a ladies paradise.


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Find out where she gets inspiration, how she preps her photo shoots, and what her five can’t-do-without things are right now.

Ruffles, bunnies, pink dresses, vintage candy boxes and ribbons are the staples of Jennifer’s style.


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Her photography is a life long dream realized. You can see a bit of it here, or visit her website Pink Ellie Photography to see her full portfolio. 


  Get a peek into where the magic happens. Take a tour of Jennifer’s whimsical studio.



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  • August 24, 2014 - 10:56 am

    melanie noel light - Listening to you and Jennifer Hayslip chat and share your personal/entrepreneurial experiences, you sound like kindred creative souls!


    • August 31, 2014 - 5:19 pm

      Christine Rose Elle - Thank you Melanie! It really means a lot that you took time to share and comment! Super cool! xoxoxReplyCancel

  • August 25, 2014 - 8:58 am

    Dean Patino - Christine is always elegantly encapsulating the beauty of the meaning and here is another great example with Jennifer. On the flip side, this reminds me of anytime I marvel at not just the construction, but the art of how constructions workers build an amazing designed structure inside and out. I admire how anyone with these talents can take the raw form and make it so incredibly appealing to the audience intended.ReplyCancel

    • August 31, 2014 - 5:18 pm

      Christine Rose Elle - Thank you Dean! I really enjoyed your comment most of all! Off to Oz! See you in FNE! xooxReplyCancel

  • August 25, 2014 - 9:59 am

    Karen Osburn - WOW-these pictures are amazing! This has intrigued me enough to put this podcast episode on my to-listen list!ReplyCancel

  • August 25, 2014 - 12:20 pm

    Elaine Watt - Inspirational, girly (in a most womanly way) and fabulous, I’m listening in now!ReplyCancel

  • August 25, 2014 - 1:22 pm

    Kevin Jordan - I’m going to make a wild guess and say that your favorite color is…green.ReplyCancel

  • August 25, 2014 - 1:47 pm

    Michael Lee - Beautiful photographs support your vision for an artful life. Well done.ReplyCancel

  • August 25, 2014 - 2:11 pm

    Jodi Flynn - Fantasy and fashion have always played well together. These pictures are magical and I have some beautiful nieces who would love to dress up and take some magical photos.ReplyCancel

    • August 31, 2014 - 5:15 pm

      Christine Rose Elle - Thank you Jodi! Yes, it’s funny…little girls seem to love my work! lol! Thanks for the visit!


  • August 25, 2014 - 3:32 pm

    Darcy Sabatino - I so badly want to share this article with my daughter. She will love the magic in the photos, and I will have a chance to “promote” the entrepreneurial mindset to her! :) ReplyCancel

  • August 25, 2014 - 3:34 pm

    Wade Danielson - Your blog has to be one of the most visually appealing in all of the blogoshpere. The pictures grasp my attention and don’t let go. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • August 25, 2014 - 8:25 pm

    Frank Gustafson (@fgustafson) - Christine… your site looks like a wedding cake… I just want to eat it up! Rock on!!ReplyCancel

    • August 31, 2014 - 5:13 pm

      Christine Rose Elle - Thank you Frank! Probably not what you normally check out! LOL! I am so delighted you took time to visit and comment. Thank you! See you in FNE!



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In life coaching, self-esteem issues come up often. What if I told you that negative self-talk, and caring about what others think about you can be big obstacles in creating a business that you love.

Do thoughts of doubt, and fear of failure mean you have low self-esteem?

Here are the three essential habits for creating healthy self esteem in ourselves and our children.

1. Figure out what has meaning to you and what your values are.

2. Create an action plan (on paper!!) that is in alignment with what you value.

3. Take ACTION!

I know this sounds a little simplistic, but how many times have you been caught up in the story in your head, and it has prevented you from doing something that is important to you?

I still get caught up in my story sometimes, and forget that I can bring that negative voice along, but that she doesn’t get to stop me.


If you want to know more, I have a brand new episode of my podcast The Stylish Entrepreneur in which I dig and a talk about it with my special guest, my husband Morgan Blackledge. He is a psychotherapist at a clinic here in Los Angeles. He has helped people go from being homeless and addicted to drugs, to take steps in their lives to doing things such as  getting accepted to UCLA to getting their degree, or repair long severed relationships. All with the method we talk about.

If you want to check it:

If you want to know more about how to figure out your values, read my post, How to Live the Life You Want Instantly! One of my values is appreciation and creating beauty. I hope to share everything I know about creating a gorgeous website and  beautiful content in my next coaching workshop coming next month. Click here to get on the waiting list.

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  • August 5, 2014 - 2:06 pm

    Lidy Baars - Thank you so much for this exceptional podcast. Informative, inspiring, and filled with actionable steps for everyone. This has given me much to think about. I’m looking forward to more.ReplyCancel

    • August 5, 2014 - 2:15 pm

      Christine Rose Elle - Thank you Lidy! You are my treasure! Thank you sooooo much for listening. I appreciate you!


  • August 5, 2014 - 5:38 pm

    Holly - Loved the podcast Christine! Really enjoyed hearing everything that Morgan explained and truly loved hearing your interaction. It was very real and fun… and super informative! Thanks!!ReplyCancel