Tools & Talismans #36 — Steph Zangeneh

Every time I sit down to work I light a candle. It not only makes my office smell great but it’s now become a bit of a ritual. Lighting it means it’s time to get down to business. Right now my candle says Fearless and it’s a reminder of how I want to be in life and in business.

The antler was given to me by a dear friend on my 40th birthday. Which was a turning point in my life, both positive and negative. So I keep it on my desk as a reminder that all things change but it will be ok.

I am very connected to my family so I like to keep little reminders of them around me; my grandpa’s crystals and rocks, artwork by my mom (on my wall) and feathers my dad has collected on his property.

My tools are simple: a notebook, pen/pencil, computer(s) and my camera. Though I have a home office I like the fact that I can work from anywhere. I would love to experience working from a remote village in Spain or a lake cabin in Sweden. #goals

Steph Zangeneh is a graphic designer and a photographer living and working in California. Expert in branding, website design and photography for women building businesses. She also loves big rings, dirty boots, messy hair and riding motorcycles.


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