Cheers to the WEEKEND🥂 Shop our new arrivals in store at Soto Lifestyle!
Hey girl! Are you super rad? Let me answer that for you- YES. Is there a really dope picture of you out there? Lemme answer that again- YEP. Do you need a Custom Line Art Portrait of it? Guess who’s gonna answer that- me- it’s a YES. 🖤 Snag yours and get a print of it for FREE along with your transparent background and white background files! ✨
Two squishes enjoying the beach ❤︎ About to take this little trooper of mine on her second trip to the motherland, wish me luck!
Have a fantastic weekend everyone! If you need some magick supplies, come see us. We got some colored candles in 🕯🧚♀️
What better way to spend my birthday than at @diystreetfair doing what I love most?! 🙌🏻🌙🔥✨ Here until 12am tonight, 11am-12am tomorrow, and 11am-11pm Sunday!! Come thruuuu 😘
Felt lead to motivate you as we head into the weekend. I needed this reminder this week and it was right on time when my friend, @norealjewelry shared it. I’m hoping it’s right on time for you ❤️ You got this, girl.
Do you have a “collection”?
I’m always interested by the things people choose to collect. For my great-grandmother, it was post cards. She gave me this album with all the cards collected from her and her friends’ many travels. My plan is to eventually make copies of the ones that have handwritten messages and then put them all into an actual scrapbook.
My mug collection takes up a bit more space (this isn’t even all of it!) I was really into collecting them in high school, but have since stopped and have even donated some.
There is a big push these days to live more of a minimalist lifestyle. I think it’s great! I’m all about quality over quantity and I say that to my clients, as well, when they are organizing photos. My mug collection is no longer serving me, so many of them will go soon. But so long as your collectibles bring joy to your life, I say keep on keeping on!
What do you collect??
Just a few more days until the release of our Black & Yellow Tie-Dye maxis!! I don’t know what I love more about them... the fact that they have POCKETS or the fact that they’re soft as suede 🙌🏻🖤 PM me to pre order yours today!
“Recognize the wars we fight within are usually due to the painful space between what we know we should do and what we are actually doing.
When we close that gap and choose actions from our hearts, we are no longer at war because we love our decisions, and in the end ourselves”.
🔥Commit to investing in yourself daily.
🔥Commit to being grateful.
🔥Commit to speaking positively to yourself.
🔥Commit to making small actions daily that are aligned with your goals.
🔥Commit to loving yourself a little bit more.
I firmly believe that once we do the necessary inner work we can create the life that we damn well deserve.
Comment some 🔥🔥 because you are worthy of having the life you desire!
The view from my “office” today: Holy Hill Art Farm. Although I think it often, I don’t say it often enough, how grateful I am for the life and business I created 10 years ago post-divorce, with the solitary goal of being able to work from home and raise my son whose father moved to another state. My son is now a happy and healthy junior at #uwmadison, a biochemistry major, taking the MCAT in December. Pinch me. And it’s all because of loyal customers. In this competitive business, a sale here and there means the soap maker has a (expensive!) hobby. It’s repeat customers like the awesome customers who’ve supported me and continue to support me, that have made me a legit business. So thank you. So very, very much. Life is good. I am blessed. #gratitudeisanattitude .
Audrey Gelman of @the.wing becomes the first visibly pregnant CEO to grace the cover of a business magazine with her feature on @incmagazine. Congrats to @audreygelman and bravo to Inc! The thing is, women have babies...and careers. Yet, both sides are not often shown together. Millennial moms are changing that narrative, showing that bumps and breastfeeding are the new black.
Do you remember Lee from earlier this morning with her adorable little pixie cut? Just LOOK at the magic Lynn worked on her with extensions! Swipe right to see the full process! Call today for a consultation to start a transformation of your own -(414) 232-2169
you may know i'm not a fan of hourly billing. not a bit. instead, i like to make sure creative entrepreneurs, coaches, service providers, everybody running their own enterprise, all understand that for real, we're not out here selling elapsed time.
which is why the hour as the unit we're using when pitching & selling can be such a loser for us.
but sometimes -- oh ha -- yes, sometimes, even i, your friendly internet #pricingninja, bill hourly. it's rare, but sometimes it's a tool i use when someone brings me a vast amorphous project that means i have to go back in their books and clean up a few years at a time. it can be really, really hard to scope projects like that, so generally i'll request a big retainer up front, track time, and send statements describing how that retainer got spent down. when the retainer's getting close to depleted, then i invoice for another chunk of change.
note: using a retainer like this in combination with hourly billing, is a great way to go around one of the worst parts about hourly billing --> chasing your money down.
AND because i'm doing this, i am reminded of probably THE OTHER WORST PART about hourly billing, something people tell me about all the time when we start working together and i realize that a lot of people owe them.
Many entrepreneurs (maybe you, too?) who are using hourly billing HOLD OFF, DELAY, PROCRASTINATE like mad before sending an invoice, because they're nervous about the sticker shock that will ensue when that client sees that bill.
Ugh, this results in so many people not getting paid in a timely way for their genius work because they don't even send the bill, instead worrying about the imagined horror & push-back.
Has this ever happened to you? That you've done the work but ain't been paid because you're scared to send the bill? What if you tried this retainer idea, in those situations where you can't confidently quote a flat fee? Let me hear your stories!
Here's to getting paid for your impact!
@ella.j.mae: ‘cause you asked me to tag you. 😜
📷: @opasophia at @hi5studio 💕
Disclaimer! This is not my desk (could you guess?) But I do have plenty of pictures of me at my desk taken by the fabulous @donnagreenphoto ... and loads of pictures on the way from the awesome @annamoffatphotography too. It's so important not to rely on stock photography, I use as little as possible in my business. Yes it's an investment, but to reflect the real you, it's vital.
Monday is the Autumnal Equinox, the first day of autumn and when light and dark evenly split our 24 hours. ⚖
Part of life is getting swept up in working long hours, staying up late and staring at a phone screen for countless hours a day. It's rare to even pause for a moment to consider what we are doing to our circadian rhythm. Changes in our circadian rhythm can affect our metabolism, our sleep cycles and our hormones and it's easy to forget that we are a part of nature and an ecosystem. What would happen if we took time to note these changes and ponder what they could mean for us physically and emotionally beyond their effect on our external world? These are all things that the Climate Change Strike and the Equinox have me thinking about!
That said we want to celebrate with you all with a Flash Sale!! 30% OFF all online purchases and 30% of Equinox pieces in store. .
We look forward to sharing more about how Avocet has shirfted to green practices over the years! Stay tuned!
Much ❤ to all!
Photo by the one and only @maureenme 🌸