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Happy Independence Day

Posted by on July 4, 2014 with 0 Comments

Here in the states we are celebrating freedom, independence and the pursuit of happiness. All of these things take courage to achieve, they must be fought for.

What about you? Do you truly feel free? Free to live the life you’ve imagined, free to be the most amazing version of you, free to pursue your own personal happiness?

Happy Independence Day!


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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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A New You Plan

Posted by on July 2, 2014 with 2 Comments
Screw Reasonable! 

Okay so I don’t normally use words like that, but I am serious about this! If you want things to change…take control! If you want more freedom, more success, more confidence, more courage, more joy, more contentment, more time to be inspired, more glee… More Thriving. NOW is the time. 

I don’t believe in being reasonable. Reasonable is the road to mediocrity and we were not put on this earth to be mediocre. Everything about you…the way your body works, what your mind can create, your capacity to care…is incredible. YOU are incredible.  So why are you so hell-bent that you can’t reach your goals?

You want to know who shouldn’t be here right now? Me. Every statistic says I should not be a functioning member of society. My learning disabilities and former educators say I should not be able to do what I do today.  My doctor said I should not have lived through the birth of my last baby. And I could go on…but I’m here and I’m showing up to shine!

YOU can create the life you dream of.  
YOU can build a business you’re proud of. 
YOU can create balance and make more time for those you love most.
YOU can do this.


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We are at a crossroad, the year is half way over and with that should come some renewed determination to be better, to feel better, to live better. So what will you do… continue as you are OR do you want to decide right now that this is going to be the best year of your life? You have 182 days in front of you…What will you do with them? 

You have it in you to succeed and my hope is that you make a plan, set it into action and your dreams will become a reality and you too can have the best year of your life.

 

Need help making a plan? The Thriving Photographer has an 8 week schedule that will turn your business into what you dream of. CHECK IT OUT! 

Filed Under: Inspiration
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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No more excuses

Posted by on June 30, 2014 with 4 Comments

I have had so many excuses for so long when it comes to exercise! I am well aware of why I should, I’m also well aware of how great I feel not only physically but mentally when I do.

In fact, I even appreciate and understand (well sort of) the chemical benefits that come from regular exercise! Exercise makes us happier people, more able to combat stress, our brain function even sharpens!  It also does something amazing for the mind in proving what we are truly capable of hard things, which boosts confidence in our abilities and than offers the added bonus of boosting our confidence as we begin to like what we see in the mirror more and more.  And then there are those magical endorphins released during vigorous exercise – endorphins are often thought of when we think of ‘fight or flight’, but they also diminish pain association allowing us to push ourselves harder and farther, decrease stress, suppress appetite, increase immune response and give us that euphoric feeling (think runner’s high). 

So knowing all of this, you’d think I’d be a die hard. But I’m not! I’m so completely and utterly not! And I have had so many great excuses on why I couldn’t workout – I’ll spare you the list because really, who cares. 

The point is I’m running again (I bet you’d figured that out by now). My motivation? My husband signed me up to run a Warrior Dash with him. He’s really into those obstacle mud runs. Last year he flew and drove around the country to get his Spartan Trifecta, this year he plans to do even more races but the first race is one he’s been begging me to do with him for years. I finally (in a moment of what I can only assume was temporary insanity, said yes). So in 20 days I’m running a 5K littered with obstacles that promises to leave me dripping with mud and hopefully still breathing. 

As a result of this impending race, I have kicked it into high gear and suddenly all of those excuses, weren’t good enough to stop me anymore and it made me think… 

How many of our excuses are really just empty threats holding us back from what we really want from life? 


"Stop making excuses & just do things" Monday Motivation from Go4Prophotos.com
Print can be purchased from The Every Girl Shop

Filed Under: Inspiration
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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FREE Summer Survival Kit

Posted by on June 27, 2014 with 2 Comments
What I think about as summer and how I’ve actually felt during summer in years past are very different! 

When I think of summer I think of roasting marshmallows with friends and family, swimming, eating watermelon, making forts and tents, grilling out, long talks on the patio, eating popsicles and ice cream cones, kids with tan shoulders and sun kissed faces and lighter hair, porch swings, picking berries, staying up late, making shadows puppets and falling asleep to the sound of nature chirping. But somewhere in this list I need to add run a successful photography business, tend to the household work, run errands and be a present and engaged mom and wife.

As a mom it’s totally natural to feel overwhelmed and question how the heck you’re going to balance the kids and work this summer. I have a few tips to help ease your anxiety and get rid of the summertime blues. After all you should relish in what summer has to offer, these moments are fleeting…so don’t forget to soak them up along with some sunshine.  



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Tips to Help Your Business Survive Summer:


Set working hours (and don’t be afraid to limit them!): So instead of working 8-5 you could work 7-12 and still have the afternoon to spend with your children. Instead of a 5 day work week you could make it a 4 day work week a few weeks out of the summer to allow for some extra long weekends. I promise you, if you find a little downtime you will become rejuvenated and even more productive. 

Scale back your workload: This is important in order to make time for yourself and the kiddos. You are not going to accomplish as much as you were with less work hours and still have a bit of time for rest and relaxation. So in order to make this happen limit your sessions and if you had any large projects that you are wanting to start try and hold off until fall, they will only bog you down. (If you are working through the Thrive program, allow yourself to let one week’s implementation schedule take two if you need to, but keep moving forward and remain in focus!). :) Also look into hiring an intern in order to help with your workload, which will offer a little more flexibility in your schedule!  

Make a plan and stick to it: Pick a day maybe Friday morning or Sunday afternoon, sit down and make your list for the week of what you need to get accomplished and break it down into bite size task. Don’t overload your to do list in such a way that you will not be able to accomplish the list. Keep the list limited to no more than 5 tasks a day. When we create long lists of tasks we never get to enjoy the sensation of accomplishment and instead get stuck in negative emotions leaving you feeling guilty and defeated. Be specific with each task and set times as to when each task needs to be done by and then hold yourself accountable. 

Breathe: Seriously take a deep breathe and give yourselves a little grace. It’s scientifically proven to reduce stress…Yep, take a breath is actually great stress-relieving advice. Cut back on your work. Enjoy these little moments with your family and friends. I promise if you don’t, you will wish you had, because come fall your kids will be back in school and you my friend will be suffering from some serious burnout if you don’t offer your mind, body and spirit a little downtime. Your kids are not the only one’s who need and deserve summer…YOU DO TOO! 

In order to insure that you survive this summer,  I’ve got a FREE Summer Survival Kit for you!


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Complete with: 

  • Summer Scheduler Printable
  • Sunny 16 Rule
  • Summer Solutions for the kiddos
  • Blog Planner Printable
  • How to work with Backlight 
  • Summer Favorites List
  • Summer Bucket List Printable




I hope you have an amazing Summer.  Follow me on Istagram and check out my summertime fun!


Photographs courtesy of our Thriving Photographers.
Check them out Christine Hamrick Photography, Janine Stone Photography & Allison Carpenter Photography



Filed Under: Business
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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The Right Client = Right Dollar Signs | Mozi Magazine

Posted by on June 25, 2014 with 0 Comments


I was thrilled (as in I did my happy dance!) when Mozi Magazine contacted me to see if I would write an article for them on attracting the right clients.  I am even more excited that it’s actually here in the June 2014 children and family edition, which is now available. 

We all want a select group of amazing clients to work with and we all want to work less and make more; however, without the proper clientele we end up working more and making less.  “Wait, what just happened – this is not what I signed up for!” Can you relate? When I first started my biz, I was on the give-it-all train and let me tell you, the return was not good!
 

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It wasn’t just about the product or files that I was giving away either. It was also (and actually more so) about the time I was giving up over and over because I deceived myself into thinking that I had to. Basically I was giving my best time to my clients and in the process I was letting my home, husband, kids, health…we can about sum that up to everything — suffer! 

It took an ambulance ride to teach me that there had to be a better way, but now I l-o-v-e getting to show other photographers how they truly can earn more income while working less hours and it all starts with how we are attracting clients. 

Bottom line, I believe that every single one of us deserves to charge what we are worth and not apologize or feel guilty for it. I hope you’ll checkout the June edition so you can learn how to get the clients you deserve and the pay you are worth.


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If you are not familiar with Mozi Magazine, you should totally check them out! This publication comes out quarterly and is packed full of relevant topics, inspiring images and raw talent…this magazine never disappoints. I get excited when each issues comes out, because I always find a few takeaways that I can quickly implement to better both myself and my business.

Go grab your copy and enjoy yourself a lazy summer afternoon! Go ahead, bring your iPad outside, grab a glass of lemonade and enjoy the family and children edition of Mozi Magazine. Okay… Now I’m off to go make some lemonade!

Thank you to the awesome Mozi Mag team for inviting me to be a part of your fabulous publication! It is truly an honor!! xoxo

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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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The Real Big-Girl Panties

Posted by on June 23, 2014 with 0 Comments

"Take others opinions lightly. very lightly" Monday Motivation from Go4ProPhotos.com
Source: Kushandwizdom

Filed Under: Inspiration
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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Kate Spade Giveaway

Posted by on June 18, 2014 with 2 Comments


When I was in Texas the hubby took me to the biggest most amazing outlets I’ve ever seen! As we were walking up to the directory I told him I’d be in heaven if there was a Kate Spade outlet (we don’t have any in WA.) and sure enough – there was!! I was so happy, I practically skipped all the way to those beautiful doors!  In fact, I was having so much fun that I wanted to get something for you!  Of course I couldn’t get something for everyone so I picked up a few extra goodies that I could giveaway! 

In addition, the latest issue (# 10) of Chic Magazine just came out and as always, I am super honored to write the ‘Ask Chic’ column for my favorite photography magazine – so I’m giving away one digital issue of Chic Magazine too! 

To get in on the Kate Spade & Chic Magazine magic all you have to do is follow me on Instagram and share this same picture (look for it in my feed) on your wall. Make sure @leahremillet is tagged into your post! 

Good Luck! 



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Filed Under: Business
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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