Hey fammm!!! Yesterday I jetted down to North Carolina for the round 9 @creativeatheart conference and today all the learning and amazing connections begin! I cannot wait to meet new people and see old friends! And I thought it’d be fun to kick off today with some conference fun facts: 🎉 1. This is my third or fourth #creativeatheart and I’ve loved them ALL for different reasons and seasons of my business. 🙈 2. At a photography conference a few years ago I started a riff off and me and @abbygracephoto led teams in a singing battle til we got a noise violation .... there was like 40 of us battling Disney songs. 👯♀️ 3. My wedding photographer and I were at the same conference together in 2015 and never met! We’ve been virtual friends ever since and I finalllllllllly get to meet her in real life in July!!! 💯 4. I’m going to 15 events/conferences and retreats this year because I never want to stop learning. Learning has gotta be one of my favorite things to do and I love how one little idea or spark can change the trajectory of a business. 🎤 5. I’ve battled for karaoke champ for like 4 years straight at a photo conference and am still waiting for my karaoke queen crown 👸 I’m reeeeeeadddddy! . Do you have a fav conference moment or memory? Let me know in the comments? Or if you’re at #creativeatheartround9 give me a 🙌🏻 in the comments and come find me!
OHHHHH MAHGOSH. Today is JUNE 19. That means it's exactly ONE YEAR until I get to MARRY THIS GUY! . Everything has been becoming even more real lately as we've booked almost all our vendors and I GOT MY DRESS!!! I called Scott freaking out about how excited I am and asked about 100 times how excited he was to see me in my dress. (The answer is very very very excited). . We've been through a LOT together in our 7 years and 4 month relationship (Today is actually that day!) and it's hard to believe that I've already spent 25% of my life by his side. It some ways it seems like the last 7 years have flown by, but in others it seems like it's been forever that we've been together. We've been to at least 20 weddings together, 16+ countries, 16+ states, a bunch of beautiful National Parks, many hospital visits, a handful of surgeries, heart wrenching times and loss, and through every good day, bad day, heartbreaking day, frustrating day, I wanna shut out the world and cry day, he has always ALWAYS ALWAYS made me smile. I've literally been smiling for the last 2,675 days no matter what has happened inside the 24 hour time frame because of him and I know that that will only continue for the next handful of decades. . Scott, I promise to love you more tomorrow than I do today. To always do my best to make you smile. To be excited every time you walk through the door. To pick you up when the Packers lose. To watch sports even though I don't understand or care about most of it, because I care about spending time with you. I promise to cheer you on in soccer whether you're on the field playing or on the sides coaching, and I promise to be there for every mountain and valley that we will undoubtedly face together. I LOVE YOU to the moon and beyond, forever and ever. I can't wait to call you my husband!!!! . Photo by the amazing @christinaforbesphotography
I called up my biz bestie and cohost for the Move Mountains Retreat the other day @peteandjordan and told her we were playing small with our businesses. I went over to her house and met her new baby girl and told her all about this Facebook Live I was listening to on my drive down. I was SO fired up and finally felt like me sharing my offerings and our retreat, and my courses and shop products was a GIFT to people. I started reading through testimonials from our retreat attendees, my course students, my coaching clients, and it made me realize just what a huge impact I can have on someone's life and business if I actually TELL THEM what I can offer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So often we're afraid of annoying people, or being salesy, or getting unfollowed because we're selling a product or service. But as I listened to this Facebook live, I realized that I am SO DANG PROUD of the retreat content we teach, of the course content I deliver (that has helped people go from 1 to 18 weddings in a matter of months) of the shop products I offer that help people cut their work time down tremendously. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I myself have been playing small with my business. And our opening line on our retreat page is It's time to stop playing small and start moving mountains. Sometimes it's easier to see the potential in others than it is to see it in yourself, but it's time to stop playing small my friends. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Because you were BORN to do great things. You were born to make an impact. You have the capability within you RIGHT NOW to make more money, have more time for what matters most in your life, & have a greater influence on the people you love on & serve. You're just playing small, and it's time to stop so you can move mountains. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pssst. Jordan and I are so pumped about all the amazing attendees coming to this fall's retreat! If you have questions about our next one, let us know and message us here!! We're already scheming for winter 2020!
🙋Are you hardcore for Honeybook or devoted to Dubsado? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Well, if you've been around here a while you'll know that I've been HoneyBook obsessed for about 3 years. Seriously, I can't imagine my business without this software. My mind would melt. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But if you're not on HoneyBook - kudos, at least you’re using something. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Or are you? 🤔🤔🤔 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ENTER: Software Wars ⚔️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A ✨LIVE ✨ Video Series where teams of 3 will battle it out to determine who is the best Internet tool of them all! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ BONUS: you’ll get to see awesome ways to make your biz life WAY easier! 🙌 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sign up FOR FREE to watch + support this epic battle at the link in my profile cause tomorrow I'm THROWIN IT DOWN on Team HoneyBook in this epic battle and I am SO PUMPEDDD. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This FREE live event is for people who: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -Want to nerd out on their favorite systems, tools, hacks, tricks -Want to maximize their use of the tool they are currently using -Want to figure out which tool is ACTUALLY the best decision for them ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Come and join in on the fun rather than read another blog post that has 10,000 words in it.
I remember the day I quit my job like it was yesterday. SO vividly in my mind I remember telling my boss how desperately I wanted entrepreneurial freedom. We were in the hotel lobby on a business trip doing a site visit to a restaurant I was designing out in Hollywood. Truth be told I think this picture might be from that day. . We were walking into the elevators and I said “I just want freedom to make my own schedule. To go on vacation and take time off when I want. To have TIME. To have no financial ceiling unless I put one there.” . And then I quit, and joined the world of entrepreneurship and my life felt anything but free. SO QUICKLY I realized I traded a 9-5 job for a 24/7 one and I burnt out FAST. It was a long long journey to finally find the freedom I desired, and a lot of learning had to happen. I needed to learn how to master my time, be efficient in everything I do, grow a team, trust people enough to outsource and let go of control, and so much more. And now I wake up every day in my business knowing I’m finally free- and I get to choose how I’m going to spend my days, my life, and my time inside and outside of my business. . I found freedom, and I’m working behind the scenes a TON right now to help people find their own freedom and that thought is lighting up my heart like never before. . You DONT have to give up your personal life to run a successful business. I promise you there is an easier way, and I’m determined to help you do find that freedom and balance between your life and business.
Today I got super frustrated with myself when I realized how much of my self and my life I don’t post on this little platform. It’s super exhausting to keep a perfect grid with the perfect thought provoking captions all the time... so quite frankly I just constantly put this app on the back burner when In reality I think this does a really big injustice to not just people following me, but to myself, cause I would LOVE if this platform showed a little more of my life instead of just business... . Soooo here’s a car selfie after a 5:30am wake up call for a beautiful wedding where I got to witness two people who absolutely freakin adore each other promise to love one another for life. . And literally nothing makes me happier then seeing people love others with their whole heart. . Now I’m putting my feet up by the firepit with a grapefruit beer (my freakin favorite) waiting for my favorite person on earth to come home so we can firepit it up on this beautiful evening! . What’s your weekend looking like? Do you agree a little more life should happen in these squares?