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Aug 4, 2020

What does it take to design the life you want while working from home?

Today I dive deep with an award-winning interior designer and business consultant with over a decade of experience helping high-achieving, creative professionals take their companies and lives to the next level, Tobi Fairley. 

When she’s not running her two seven-figure businesses, including an interior design firm and a consulting firm for artistic business owners, she’s busy building an online membership community for ambitious professionals. Tobi specializes in transforming home and business environments to maximize productivity and well-being. 

She has been featured on television and in top-shelf publications including The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple, The Huffington Post, Better Homes & Gardens, Real Simple, and Coastal Living

As the host of her Design You podcast, she helps creatives design businesses and lives that they love. Tobi lives in Arkansas with her attorney husband and teenage daughter.

In this episode, Tobi digs deep and reveals the journey behind building her two seven-figure businesses. It requires a balance of navigating the big vision with our family’s dreams. Tobi explains the importance of feeling our feelings, and how we can begin that work ourselves. 

In this Episode You’ll Learn: 

  • All about today’s guest, Tobi Fairley [ 0:45 ]
  • When Tobi decided to make a business pivot [ 10:00 ]
  • Relationship tips for communicating with our partners [ 14:00 ]
  • How Tobi shows up for her businesses [ 18:55 ]
  • About navigating choice while connecting with our bodies [ 22:55 ]
  • How to be at home in our homes [ 27:35 ]
  • Working through the emotional attachment in the house [ 31:35 ]
  • The ways to think about energy in our home spaces [ 34:50 ]
  • Navigating design risks in the home [ 38:50 ]
  • Organization tips for toys [ 45:30 ]


Soul Shifting Quotes: 

  • “We spend a lot of time expecting someone else to make us happy.”
  • “If there’s a victim, there’s a villain.”
  • “Beauty changes the way we show up in the world.”
  • “Be willing to feel your feelings without covering them up.”
  • “Why not set yourself up for success if you could?”
  • “Nothing is more precious than humans + relationships.”

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Tag me in your big shifts + takeaways: @amberlilyestrom 


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