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3 Steps to Creating Work Life Balance

Posted by on April 16, 2014 with 0 Comments

The creative person is never short on ideas…we produce ideas like Hershey’s produces kisses.

But when it comes to time? Now there’s something we always seem short on.

But then one day I had as close to what could be considered an epiphany as I’d ever had before.  It was a few years ago now and it hit me so profoundly that it literally changed my whole outlook on life and what was possibly for it in that moment…we all have 24 hours is a day. I know, I know – it’s a bit concerning that this was news to me. But it was actually the context in which I framed this fact that profoundly changed my life.

Before I had framed this same sentence to feel like this…I only have 24 hours in a day. As if somehow others had a secret to how they were getting 26 hours, or  29 hours, or 33 hours from their day. Like somehow time hadn’t been distributed out fairly. 

But this time I felt as thought the sentence was saying…we all have the same 24 hours in a day.  Oprah, The President and even YOU.

None of us are just photographers or creatives or business owners.  We are mothers and wives, girlfriends and sisters. We are needed in capacities that far extend what we do with our hands…

I made a conscientious choice to be more fully engaged in the rest of my life.  Here’s how it was done.

1. SCHEDULES & CURFEWS.  
I had to get real… Super Woman doesn’t live at my house and while I can masquerade around like her for a while, eventually the toll will take its place. So I began setting expectations for myself starting with my habit of pulling all-nighters. I have to admit, I do kind of enjoy them but I know I won’t enjoy looking old and haggard by the time I’m 35! So I set myself a curfew & a schedule. Here’s what it look like:

M – Work Hours: 7:45 to 2:30 (while the kids are at school)  |  Family Night
T – Work Hours: 7:45 to 2:30 | Break from 2:30 to 8:15pm  | Creative Night – This is my night to work on all of my big idea projects. I can stay up as late as I want – often with a quart of ice cream and a spoon. 
W – Work Hours: 7:45 to 2:30  |  Errands & Activities Day
Th – Work Hours: 7:45 to 2:30  |  Chore Day in the House
F – Work Hours: 7:45 to 2:30  |   Family Movie Night 
Sa – Family Time / House Projects / Occasional Shoots  |  Date Night
Su – The Sabath Day ~ A day of rest

2. DEFINE YOUR BALANCE.

What does balance look like for you? We spend so much time talking about balance, wishing for balance… But do you know what that would really look like in your life? Ask yourself the following questions so that you can define where you’re aiming. 

  • Am I getting enough sleep to be able to function in a balanced state (i.e. 8 hours)? 
  • Am I excersising regularly so that I feel charged, destressed and empowered?
  • A normal day in balance would look like… 
  • Priorotities I’m not willing to giveup include… 
  • Have I allowed to many activities & schedules to take over our family life? 
  • To truly feel balalnce I would need this in my life… 
  • Is my business scheduled around the life I want to live or the other way around? 


3. MAKE EVERY DAY THE DAY BEFORE VACATION.

It’s amazing how much can be accomplished the day before vacation! Have you ever noticed that? In February I was flying out to Las Vegas to teach Luxe in Las Vegas and then to attend WPPI. The day before leaving I found out I needed to pull and prepare 2 years worth of financial docs for the house we were buying. They needed it in 3 day but since I was leavining, I only had one. 

When I wrote out that to-do list it was huge… An entire sheet of paper. Over 30 items, none of which were simple, many of which required me leavining the house. I got to work… There was no other option. They had to be done because it was the day before leaving. And guess what, every single item on that list was crossed off before 8pm… So I had time to even snuggle and watch a movie with the Mr. before leavining early the next morning. 

What if you approached every day like the day before vacation? 

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I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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Like It’s Your Birthday

Posted by on April 14, 2014 with 0 Comments

It’s my birthday in just a few more days. Thursday to be exact.  As another year sets it’s mark I can’t but ask myself, ‘how did I do?’ 

Did I move forward in my ambitions? 

Am I living the life I’ve imagined? 

Am I open to possabilities? 

Am I giving in the most honest and genuine way that I am capable of? 

This last birthday year came with huge changes — We had just purchased my 20 acre Christmas Tree Farm Dream, I was heading to Forida to teach my first Thriver’s Mastermin Event and we were getting settled into our new town… Now as I say goodbye to 31 and is now saying goodbye with huge changes. I start off


Start each day like it's your birthday
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My Photography Home Office Inspiration

Posted by on April 9, 2014 with 0 Comments

I am so excited for my new home office in my new house, in my new/old city. I can’t wait to go back to the place I grew up.  Honestly the appeal of living where you grew up was never something I could see before, but the thing is, I love my family. I love hanging out with them and I can’t wait to be closer.  

After 9 years of being away…first to Hawaii for undergrad and then to Portland for my husband’s grad school and last to Hockinson where I bought a 20 acre Christmas Tree Farm. It’s time to come full circle now…all the way back to Seattle, the place I grew up. 

My Pinterest boards are being filled with ideas for my new home and one of the rooms I’m most excited about, is my office! Here’s what’s inspiring me… 

Luxe White and Gold Chic Home Office

She Is… Pencils    |    Armchair in Clear   |   Removable Wallpaper   

Retro Pop Phone   |    Kate Spade Sticky Note Set    |   Tape Dispenser    |    Gold Dot Pillow

Chevron Gold Drawer Liners      |     Dining Table in White   |    DIY Gold Striped Vase w/ Peonies   

Lomography Diana Mini Gold Camera  (Did I mention my birthday is coming up?



Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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Now Is The Time

Posted by on April 7, 2014 with 0 Comments

Monday Motivation from Go4ProPhotos.com// time is now
Source:  When Decorating

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I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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Now Hiring – Graphic Designer

Posted by on April 2, 2014 with 0 Comments
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We’re really excited to be announcing a new part-time, virtual position that is opening (in other words, you can live anywhere in the world)! We are looking for a graphic designer.  


Position Responsibilities:

  • You will be responsible for taking the design for a product idea from conceptualization to launch.
  • At Leah Remillét International Inc. we believe many minds are better than one. We will look to you to be part of the creative solution process with us.
  • Comfortable in a collaborative environment with several rounds of  feedback throughout each project process.
  • Ready to work! Productivity is about producing…we work hard and then celebrate with flair!

Applicant must be: 

  1. Proficient in Photoshop and InDesign and current with the latest versions
  2. Strives to go above and beyond and is never content settling for what is not your best work
  3. Possess strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask and manage multiple timelines within project deadlines
  4. Enjoys the challenge of thinking outside the box to find creative solutions
  5. Self motivated with a strong work ethic, passion and integrity

If you would like to apply: 

If this sounds like the job for you and you’re excited about the opportunity to be part of the Leah Remillét team, we’d love to hear from you!  This is a remote, contract-to-hire position. To apply please email go4prophotos@gmail.com.

Please include your cover letter, resume, references and a link to your online portfolio. Subject Line: Designer Position Applicant – YOUR NAME




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Make No Comparisons

Posted by on March 31, 2014 with 0 Comments

Monday Motivation from Go4ProPhotos.com//Make No omparisons.Keep your head down and do your own thing.
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I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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Outsourcing Explained

Posted by on March 28, 2014 with 0 Comments

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Outsourcing Explained is a step-by-step guide to outsourcing areas of your business and your life so that you can take back control.

You will receive the Audio Training Material + The Outsourcing Explained Workbook. Outsourcing Explained is an Instant Download.

Covered in this training: 

  • Pros & Cons for Outsourcing
  • How to hire & utilize for Editing & Design
  • How to hire & utilize for Sales & Ordering
  • How to hire & utilize a Virtual Assistant 
  • How to hire & utilize a House Manager
  • How to create your Training Material
  • Best Boss Practices so that you can build a team that loves what they do
  • Bonus Audio Track: Leah’s Personal Outsourcing Structure

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Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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