2011 is off to a flying start! I just finished a week of Making Things Happen. Tampa, Atlanta, Charlotte and New York rocked my world. If you haven’t been keeping up with my personal Tumblr and the Making Things Happen Tumblr, jump on it! 2011 is already the best year of my life.
My personal process for 2011 Goal Setting and my 2011 Vision Board:
Vision is everything. As a creative person, you have to see where you want to go clearly in order to step into the life you want. Every image has significant meaning to me – they make me feel something and clarify the vision I have for this year. I have been researching scripture to support each goal and, as I do this, my goals become more clarified. Vision isn’t achieved in just 6 steps. This is just the beginning. I’m committed to doing the hard work every day to uncover my full potential. 2011, I am filling you with all the love, peace and joy my heart can muster. I am listening. I am leaping. I am creating. I am standing up for my heart. I am giving till it hurts. I am using my gifts to serve. I am taking the narrow road. I choose Love. My mission in 2011: love God, serve people.
images: I’ve been collecting these for a while, so let me know if one of these is yours and I’ll link it. The ones I remember: bridesmaids (Stacy Reeves), the redhead (Max Wanger), couple on the blanked (Erin Hearts Court) and the woman in the desert (Dewey Nicks).
The year ahead holds a lot of mystery for me. I have been working to clear my calendar as much as possible to make room for more family, rest, focus on my marriage, friendships and further-solidifying our brands. This year I am committed to working hard on life, giving as much as possible and walking the walk.
The SOLD OUT Making Things Happen 2011 Tour with Natalie Norton and Gina Zeidler (and the very pregnant Emily Ley just on the Tampa stop) was a powerful catapult into 2011. We’re working on adding just one more city to accommodate our huge waiting list. More info.
The black-tie Airplanes and Blazers party …
Harmony Walton and I have teamed up for the ultimate business, branding and marketing intensive, The Total Package. There are only a few seats left, so jump on it and get ready to rock your business in 2011!
March 18th of this year marks our five year wedding anniversary. We actually got married in Vegas. Yes, Vegas. Ari and I still trying to decide what to do to celebrate.
Ari is speaking at a big radiology conference in DC in June. I’m so proud of him and I’ll be joining him there to cheer him on. I don’t know if people cheer at radiology conferences, but I’m going to give it a whirl! June, July and August will be photo shoot and layout madness time for V4 (Volume 4 of Southern Weddings), which drops in September. We’ll be taking on two new full time employees this summer, too! We’re growing and I’m so excited about adding to our wonderful team.
All of this may seem like a lot, but it’s almost a tenth of the travel I had in 2010. Yes, there’s more to be planned, but that’s all for now. Learning how to say no and work hard to clear my schedule has been incredibly powerful for my life. I’m so excited about what’s ahead and very happy with right now. You can stay up to date with my 2011 Travel Calendar here and find me every day on my personal Tumblr and the Making Things Happen Tumblr.
Big congrats to the Making Brands Happen winner, Kelly Sauer! Email me and Emily and I will get your mini sessions scheduled. Everyone else who entered… we had the HARDEST time picking just one person for this. You all could make huge things happen with more powerful branding! SO, if you reserve your brand with us by this Friday, we’re giving you a $200 credit toward your new brand! Every single entry was deserving, so we want to help make this happen for you. Our schedule is getting packed to the max, so book ASAP if you want your brand completed quickly. Due to high demand and the great success of this for our clients, we’ve expanded to offer three levels of service to fit your needs. Just email me for all the details. We can’t wait to help take your business to the next level! The process and results from this work fire Emily and I up to no end!
Oh you know I can’t do a post without another giveaway. The fine folks at Adorama, who I love and adore, have given me a FujiFilm Instax Mini to give away! We’ve had so much fun with Instax on the Making Things Happen Tour. AND! BONUS! Harmony and I are giving away ONE SEAT to The Total Package. A rad camera + the best marketing, branding, PR and business insight = Happy 2011! If you aren’t able to come to The Total Package, we’ll split this prize into two. So, just tell me if you are only interested in the camera prize.
Leave a comment here telling me about your goals for 2011 AND Tweet, Blog or post on facebook about this giveaway and link to it. Just leave a note in your comment that you posted about it and you’re all set! Giveaway ends next Friday. What are you making happen this year?
UPDATED: Congrats to Total Package winner Meg Perotti and camera winner Josh Ulmer!