Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Squad Life: Creating Your Vision Board




Have you ever had thoughts rolling around your mind about thing you know you will do one day? Not the things you want to do. Not the things you are going to set a goal to do, but the things that you know will happen? I do. 

It hasn't been until recently that I have been able to put a term to describing how this happen until I learned came across the term manifestation. Others might explain it as the law of attraction. A few years I began to take what I focused on and put it down on paper in the form of a vision board. The first time I did it I thought well this is a fun scrapbooking activity. However, when went back at the end of the year and looked at my board again I realized how many things had manifested. 




Tips to create your vision board

Get comfortable.
Give yourself some space to spread out and get creative. Invite a friend over or do the activity with your spouse so you can plan together. This can play into accountability when others know your goals. Wine will be involved in my activity ;) 

Gather your supplies.
Grab glue, stickerswashi tape, scissors and lots of magazines. Be careful to not only pull from the magazines around your house. By grabbing a couple magazines from your local drugstore or grocery store that you normally wouldn't read you will expose yourself to future that you haven’t imagined yet.

Don’t be seduced by marketing or follow clich├ęs.
Just because everyone in the magazine has a fast car, big house, and “perfect” body doesn’t mean that doesn’t mean that is what your vision should be. Look beyond the images for deeper meaning or use words to describe your vision.

Keep it simple. 
My vision board was clearly displayed where I could see it ever days in an area where I was actually working on those goals. However, I also love the idea of taking a picture and storing it on your phone or using it as a screensaver on your phone or computer. 

This is a process you should enjoy and allow self-reflection. I would love to hear if you create a vision board for yourself and what tips you have to share.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Squad Life: Rachel Hollis Rise Conference Overview

In October, my friend and business partner Sharlene Garcia and I met up in Charleston for Rachel Hollis's Business Conference. This was my second time being to a Hollis conference, but one of my favorite parts about this one was all speakers that Rachel and her team brought together. We are talking Brendon BurchardMarie Forleo, and Chris Hogan to name a few. 

Sharlene and I share our breakthrough and ah ha moments of the conference including getting serious about your why, stopping the comparison game and getting on board with the idea that failure isn't a bad thing.

And if this conference peeked your interest then mark November 5-7 on your calendar as Rise Business will be headed to Austin.



Places to eat in Charleston:
  • 5Church: hands down my favorite spot. Get the steak you won't regret it. I spot at the bar will also put you in position for amazing cocktail creations. 
  • Poogan's Porch: the oldest culinary establishment in Charleston. We went for supper and it was good, but they are know for their brunch. 
  • Halls Chophouse: the steakhouse everyone recommended up we couldn't get into. Book reservations early. 
  • Byrd's Fresh Cookies: these little things are magic 
  • Callie's Hot Biscuits: hands down the best biscuit I have had in my life 
  • Page's Okra Grill: Over in Mt. Pleasant but the southern style lunch menu was incredible. They say this is the place for breakfast and brunch. 
  • Rodney Scott BBQ: It was good, but maybe not as good as I thought it was going to be. Pulled pork and ribs are their things. 
Where we didn't go:
  • Saltwater Cowboys: was recommended numerous times to us if you like seafood. They said the views of the sunset over the ocean are the best here. 
  • Husk: was brought up a lot, but they said it is kind of overrated. Not as good as it used to be so we passed. 

Sharlene's Recommendations: 
Book: It's Not Supposed to Be This Way
Squad: #BreneBrown
Make Up: Tinted Chapstick and Dollup Beauty Highlighter in Lavish

All the books that were recommended at the conference.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Squad Life: Planner Review with Kayla Ross

I am a paper planner junkie, but I wasn't always that way. It took some time to figure out which was the best suited for my lifestyle. Over the past year I have figured out block scheduling is really the best route for me. I have identified that I am terrible at multi-tasking and needed something that would help me focus.

My guest Kayla Ross is a content creator and entrepreneur that manages several different brands. I have followed her YouTube channel for years. Since marrying she has helped her pipeline welder husband, Austin start his YouTube channel, and has launched their joint community and online store Industrial Tradition.

Kayla has some great tips on thinking about how to set up your day and week. We can't wait to hear which planners you love or decide to try out in the new year.


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Kayla's Recommendations:
Discounts: 15% off at Industrial Traditions
Inspiration: The Miracle Morning and Revival Podcast 
Squad: Amanda Russell and TheGrayWildFlower
Make Up: Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum and Fresh Lip Balms with SPF

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Squad Life: Growing a Boutique Empire with Jane Kasper of Rural Haze

Have you ever been in awe of a business? Have you ever wished you could peel back the curtain and find out how they have achieved success? That is exactly what I wanted to do in my interview with Jane Kasper of Rural Haze, a rapidly growing boot and clothing boutique based in Idaho.

Jane shares what seems to be a Cinderella story of how she went from selling bandanas on Etsy to opening her store front and becoming one of the major players in the online boot space. However, along the way there was family milestones missed, priorities needed to change, and an almost devastating hurdle. 

Jane is the kind of person you want in your corner. She is the example of what it means to be a cheerleader for other women in business. She is an open book and wants to make the road easier for those that are following similar paths. She is also going to have you laughing and ready to grab the bottle of wine.




Jane's Recommendations:
Podcast: How I Built This
Make Up: Red Aspen Lashes
Other References: Randa Carrabba's PowerHer Fit
Discount Code: SQUADLIFE10 for 10% off at Rural Haze, Glow Group: three campaigns for free with any full buildout package
Instagram: @ruralhaze

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