An honest discussion of the life of florists and floral designers. Sharing my philosophy on the floral industry, along with anecdotes of my experiences and how they formed my floral career. Not much of an instructional/how-to podcast. I’d call it thought provoking, and sometimes even funny.
Who, What, Where?
It's simple, ask these questions when selling your floral creations, and you will be on the path to sending the most appropriate designs for your customer. Also, sometimes we get caught up in trying too hard and over embellishing... let's take time to edit our work and our retail shop to be a more convincing florist and designer. Don't put a bird on it.
Thank you all for your loyalty & listenership... FLP lives on in season 3 coming soon!
There is a definite correlation between our comfort level and our creativity. Often, we find ourselves being our most creative when we are under pressure. It seems that our creative drive comes from a lack of comfort. Being the mastermind in pole position allows us to relax to the point of losing our creative vigor. This is what I consider the florist "autopilot".
Additionally, thanks to a listener inquiry, I discuss my overview and insight on the good & bad of having your own website (vs a wire service website) and how social media platforms stack up to them.
Lazy or Efficient?
There comes a time when we realize that short-cuts or cutting corners end up making a fool of us. In hopes of efficiency, we end up with the short end of the stick. Cutting corners is a kind way of describing laziness. Whether you are cutting corners or finding short-cuts, you're really just biting yourself in the ass, (in the end). True efficiency is taking the time to complete your necessary tasks properly from the beginning. Sometimes that takes longer, but by the end you'll have the best result because you took the time to do it right.
It's a new year... Positive energy and good vibes are what we all need to start it off. What better way than to begin with your own attitude? Turning that frown upside down is the beginning to spreading the love and getting a fantastic & energetic start. Your good vibes will return to you once you set them on their voyage into the world. Put out the energy you want returned to you.
Also, houseplants? We all love them... sometimes they respond well to meticulous care and attention...and sometimes they want to be left alone. Pick your battles and find a happy medium that works for you and your clients.
Measure up: to meet a particular requirement, standard or expectation. Depending on the perception your client has of the design work you offer, and the expectation they have of the work, do you measure up? Being in the floral industry is a highly judgmental environment. The judgement comes from clients, colleagues, competitors and, of course, yourself. Measuring up doesn't have to be about comparing yourself to your competitors... make some changes in your repertoire so that they CAN'T compare you.
This episode, my 25th, revisits my first episode titled "Inspiration" as a rejuvenation and explores a few new avenues. I talk about how nature around me and you can inspire and direct us to create our most beautiful designs. By taking our cues from nature, we are able to create designs that are not only appealing but also have the aesthetics to prove that nature is the driving force that makes things beautiful. Also, Fibonacci and the way his mathematics and principles have directed so many of our designs, easy as 1-1-2-3.
This podcast provides amazing content with refreshing honesty, served with a side of humor. Love it!!!
Where practicality and Artistry meet
I have really enjoyed florist life podcast. The host and I share a very similar thought pattern! I have listened to the entire first season within one week and it has been enjoyable. I think that it is informational as well as inspirational. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences in insight I can’t wait to hear more.
It’s really fun to hear about the florist experience from someone who really loves their work. This podcast is such a gem with great tips, ideas, and humor. Reminds me how special floristry really is!