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WEDDING INDUSTRY: Stop asking for free advice

To my lovely entrepreneurs in the wedding industry– I want you to know that I admire your determination to learn and develop your skills. Whether you’re a photographer looking for ways to increase your talents or a wedding stationer who wants to find the best printery for your paper– your desire to learn is awesome and inspiring.

But… (and ya’ll knew there was a “but” from the title of this post)

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#THEIMPERFECTBOSS

{ image courtesy of instagram: @hawaldo }

I’m going to talk to you today about the time where I almost lost everything.

My friends. My clients. My amazing team. My business. My mind.

This post is extremely personal and a hard one for me to write but I’ve finally put enough years in-between me and this moment in my life to where I feel like I can talk about it. I can talk about it now without being embarrassed, without anymore guilt, and with the intention of helping anyone reading this who is going through a hard time.

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Workshops & Education

The 10 Gifts I’ve Received from Engaging Summits

image from Engage! The Breakers // official photographers for the event were  Love Life ImagesCarla Ten EyckC10 StudiosCameron KellyJohn Cain Photography, and Jeremie Barlow Photography

As a business owner, investing in education and unique experiences within the industry is necesary. Robert Kiyosaki once wrote:

“The most successful people in life are the ones who ask questions. They’re always learning, they’re always growing, they’re always pushing.”

You need to seek out and research different conferences, summits, retreats, workshops and unique networking events to not only inspire you but shift your way of thinking. Engage Summits is a conference hosted three times a year for luxury wedding professionals and it is filled with unique, interesting, exciting people just like you.

I started going to Engage! in 2011 and attended several more engages over the years. I was reflecting recently on all the gifts that Rebecca and Kathryn from engage have given me, and I wanted to share them with you in the hopes of showing you how a conference in this industry can change your life.

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