Friday, May 11, 2018


My favorite thing about owning a business with my sister is that when we go into business-planning mode we can speak candidly and with total honesty about our money goals. We can say things like “I want to be able to buy a freaking vacation house” or “I want at least 8 weeks of vacation a year” without feeling self-conscious or judged by the other. You see, it’s not just about a number – we’re able to really dig in and explore our goals, desires, and dreams. It’s not just about how much we want to make – it’s about how we want to feel.

It usually boils down to us wanting to feel rich, wealthy, and successful. They might all sound like words for the same thing but they aren’t. When my sister and I get specific about what being rich, wealthy, and successful really looks like, this is what we find: 

WHAT DOES “RICH” LOOK LIKE? - expensive raw denim 
- staying in a fancy hotel 
- buying a new car – with a sunroof
- hiring someone else to clean my house 
- ordering take-out from a fancy restaurant – on a weeknight
- subscribing to Amazon Prime and a United Mileage Rewards credit card 

WHAT DOES “WEALTH” LOOK LIKE? - having brunch with friends that lasts all day long
- picking my baby up early from daycare 
- working out in the middle of the day
- donating to charity (without having to Tweet about it or pour a bucket of ice over my head)
- my modest heirloom wedding ring (my husband told me we could get something fancy – that it was just a placeholder – but I love it) 
- ordering prints of my Instagram photos
- road trips with my girlfriends 

WHAT DOES “SUCCESS” LOOK LIKE? - a client that cries when she finally gets a brand that looks and feels like what she’s been trying to express all along 
- a really nice email response to one of our Letters for Creatives
- record attendance and an engaged class in our ECourses
- being asked to speak at a conference 
- being able to hire really talented employees 
- having a new client waitlist
- coaching someone through a creative challenge
- feeling like an expert 

Notice any patterns? The “riches” are all about the things you can buy. “Wealth” is about the experiences you can have when you don’t have to worry about money. And “success” is the demand, growth and necessity for what it is you’re selling, what it is you have to offer – and the higher-purpose reason why you do what you do. 

So what makes you feel rich, wealthy, and successful?


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Today I want to take a moment to recognize our team!

For starters, congratulations to Devin for being voted leader of the week! Keep up the good work.

The big news of the day is to our corporate trainer Chad and assistant manager Anna. They ranked 2nd and 3rd in the nation last month for cell phone sales! Way to go guys, you are consistently killing it out there.

We're gonna celebrate tonight at Queen Park Social for our weekly team night.... and with this awesome weather do I smell a corn hole tournament ??? No matter what we decide to do, we're just gonna spend some time hanging out and getting to know our awesome new starts Mitch and Skylar who have been doing fantastic their first two weeks!

Last news of the day, we're all gearing up and heading to Atlanta next week to work with, share knowledge, and learn with a corresponding office and some really great people!

Until next time, everyone have a great day and weekend!