We had the good fortune of connecting with Dania Bernard and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dania, have you ever found yourself in a spot where you had to decide whether to give up or keep going? How did you make the choice?
We have a natural knowing within us that overrides logic, reason and experience — and most definitely the opinions of others. The problem is that most of us haven’t been taught how to tap into or trust our inner wisdom. Everything worthwhile takes time, energy and massive commitment. Building a customer base, running the back office, rolling out an effective marketing campaign — it all requires significantly more time and effort than I would’ve ever imagined. But sometimes no matter how many sleepless nights or sacrifices I make, the results just aren’t there… That’s when I have to ask myself an important question: should I stay the course and double down on my commitment — or do I cut my losses and move on? The answer is not always black and white. I’ve often felt torn between whether I should commit to or quit running my creative business. So I ask myself this question when I’m feeling disappointed or defeated: “Why am I *really* doing this?” This questions leads me to investigate my motivation, peel back the layers and keep it real with myself. Why am I chasing this goal or doing this activity or creating this work in the first place, and why is it so meaningful to me? Once the “why” is evident, and motivations are clear I feel sure in my bones that I made the best and wisest choice for myself. We only get one shot to enjoy this adventure we call life. So if staying the course is holding you back from investing your time and your energy on something way more meaningful, don’t feel bad about quitting! Quitting doesn’t make you weak. In fact, it can often be a boss move. You know, sometimes when we quit a commitment, it’s because we’re choosing to focus our attention on something even more important. You’ll know in your heart what decision feels right.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
DB Creative Agency creates websites that opens hearts and wallets. You need to sell now – sell your products, services, ideas – whatever beautiful thing you’re putting out into the world. And to do that you need a website that connects and converts. From domain to design, getting your website up and running requires clarity, creativity and the ability to execute consistently on the right strategies. Without a roadmap or guidance, the process can be overwhelming. Our web design service creates sustainable success and saves you years of costly trial and error. One of the most well-loved web designers in the Wix Partner Community, Dania Bernard is known for creating educational resources for small business owners and designing stunning Wix websites. She has given presentations to Wix employees, been a panelist sharing her knowledge to thousands of Wix users and; she is the creator of the Wix Website Masterclass. Her obsession with the color pink is only matched by her penchant for travel and daredevil adventures… in a nutshell, she squeezes every last drop out of life. Founder of DB Creative Agency and Website Godmother, Dania has been creating websites since 2006 and will have customers clicking your ‘buy’ buttons in no time!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Lips Drag Queen Show Palace, Restaurant & Bar Lagniappe South Pointe Park Pier Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Museum of Discovery and Science Venetian Pool Vizcaya Museum & Gardens Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Firstly, shoutout to Source Energy for bestowing gifts of creativity and love upon my life. The unyielding support and encouragement from my mother is something I’ll continually be grateful for, she has always nurtured a safe space for my hobbies and interests. Shoutout to my clients for entrusting me with their creative vision and believing in my work. I’m deeply grateful for the Wix Partner Community and Wix.com for creating hope in these unprecedented times. Wix has leveled the playing field when it comes to starting an online business. They’ve certainly transformed my life and the lives of millions of others.