I've decided that we all need to celebrate a bit more. I noticed that many small business owners such as myself spend a whole lot of time working, and very little time celebrating their accomplishments. I want to change that for myself and for those around me. I had this idea and called my sister who also runs her own business and knows the struggle of working for yourself and not taking enough time to slow down. I explained to...


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Authenticity is not something we have or don't have. It's a practice - a conscious choice of how we want to live. Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen. - Brene Brown I'm sure I'm not the only one who is on the constant search for balance between keeping my...


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People are told that they have to choose. Choose to go back to work, or become a stay and home mom and I’m here to tell everyone that you don’t have to choose anymore. You can have both. You can be incredibly successful in a career and be the stay at home mom you want to be. You can have a life where you have breakfast dates every morning with your husband because neither one of you has a job...


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I want you to realize that you have not come this far, to only come this far. You have spent so much time, heart and hard work into creating something for yourself. Don't you dare think about quitting. Realize one thing; you could be one day away from succeeding. That's the thing with making your dreams a reality, you have no idea how close you are to it until you make it, and you could miss that entire opportunity by throwing...


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The term expenses is something small business hear a lot of. We are constantly trying to reduce our expenses and raise profits. The problem with this is that some expenses, actually end up making you money in the end. Instead of looking at it as expenses, I want you to start focusing on it being an investment. Hopefully, by the end of this article, you'll understand that sometimes the saying;   you gotta spend money to make money holds a lot...


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I had an incredible coach. Pam Leake who played on the UNC women's basketball team. She pushed me harder than any coach out there and I learned some really important things from her. One of them being that your mind will quit a million times before your body ever will.  One practice has always stuck with me, it was drilled into my mind because I hated every minute of it. Running suicides was on the list, we usually spend a...


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Goals are one of the most powerful motivators you can have to drive you to achieve what you want, and one of the most useless when you don't know how to create a plan behind it.  Everyone knows how to come up with goals, but few understand what to do with those goals. I want you to grab a piece of paper, and at the top of it, I want you to write down one of your goals. Write it...


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While putting together my last income report I realized that I just hit $900,000 in overall gross income which is pretty incredible! It's something I had no idea was even possible when I first started my photography business.  For me running a successful business is so much more than just a simple number and how much I make but has everything to do with creating a dependable income that allows me to do what I am wildly passionate about every...


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After years of running a photography business and trying different tools to manage my business, I decided enough's enough. You know how hard it is to find the perfect calendar for the year? Well, it's even more difficult to find one tool that actually helps me manage my photography business rather than increasing my workload. Of course, I started by putting together a binder to help me manage my clients, one to collect addresses, another to track payments. I ended...


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