How kindness and community led to happiness for Rin Dawson

In this episode of Made It we speak with Rin Dawson, the social artist behind Papered Thoughts about finding community, connection and the importance of being kind when building a business.  

Rin Dawson is an artist based in NSW and the brains behind social movement, Papered Thoughts

Papered Thoughts started as a blog in 2011  but morphed over time into an online store and social movement that sees Rin running workshops and spreading the Papered Thoughts message of good thoughts and good vibes.

The business evolved in a way that matched Rin's passion and desire to make an impact.

As the Papered Thoughts message grew organically though documenting her love letters, the business grew as well.

She moved from focusing on content, to running a paper based Etsy store to being a speaker and workshop facilitator.

Throughout this time one thing remained a constant, connection and community with other entrepreneurs was essential to her success.

Papered Thoughts is one of Rin's two greatest passions, the other being her career as a teacher.

For a while though, she was caught between these two great loves, but eventually tuned into her heart and made a decision that ultimately brought peace and freedom.

In this episode of Made It we speak with Rin about:

  • How mentors helped her find her voice and move forward with her message
  • The power of friendship and networking
  • Why you need to listen to your gut and take breaks from creativity
  • Why saying no is sometimes the best thing you can do
  • The importance of knowing your self worth and standing up for your value.

We absolutely loved speaking with Rin and hearing the way she is creating a social movement that fuels her passion and creativity.

This interview is full of practical advice that will help anyone who is struggling with balancing a career and a side hustle, or knowing there worth. 

We hope that you take inspiration from Rin's story and turn her lessons into your own actions.

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In this episode of Made It we speak with Rin Dawson, the social artist behind Papered Thoughts about finding community, connection and the importance of being kind when building a business.  

In this episode of Made It we speak with Rin Dawson, the social artist behind Papered Thoughts about finding community, connection and the importance of being kind when building a business.