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Behind the Scenes of Inspired Retreat

Behind the Scenes of Inspired Retreat

“I keep hearing about how “life changing” Inspired Retreat is.”

“What am I signing up for?”

“Is my business ready for this?”

“Am I ready this?”

“Inspired is a big investment . . . is it worth it?”

“What will I walk away with?”

“Can I really step away from my clients, my babies, and my life for a week?”

If you’re hesitating on investing your money and time in Inspired Retreat, know that you aren’t alone. Over 200 beautiful, creative women have attended Inspired Retreat since it launched in 2012 and every single one of them questioned themselves before making the leap and joining me on this wonderful journey.

Every week, I chat with creatives who are interested in Inspired but want a little more clarity on if it’s the right fit for them… Sometimes it is, and other times it isn’t. No matter what, though, I love having the opportunity to talk with these lovely ladies who are building dreams, growing businesses, and raising families.…

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Inspired Maker Monday: Anne Churchill

Inspired Maker Monday: Anne Churchill

We’re thrilled to feature Anne Churchill for #InspiredMakerMonday! Anne attended Inspired Retreat in the Fall of 2016, and she has made some serious changes to her business strategy since. She’s upgraded her systems, prioritized her self care, and even started working on a third (yes, THIRD) business! We’re excited to catch up with Anne and see what’s next on her agenda.

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Where were you in your business journey when making the decision to attend Inspired?

I was brainstorming the idea of starting a second business, and was looking for someone or something to push me! While I loved, and still do, my wedding and event planning company I felt a strong desire to do more and expand my career.

Knowing what you know now, what would you tell yourself on Day 1 of starting your creative business?

Take on more risks sooner! I’ve held back these last 7 years, doing what I felt a should and honestly what has been “easy” in a sense.…

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Inspired Maker Monday: Melissa Horvath

Inspired Maker Monday: Melissa Horvath

We’re catching up with Melissa Horvath of Sweet Water Decor for this week’s #InspiredMakerMonday! Melissa attended Inspired Retreat in the Spring of 2016 and used the retreat to boost her confidence, streamline her systems, and continue to grow her business full-time. Let’s see how things have changed since Inspired Retreat, and hear some of Melissa’s business wisdom in her own words!

Where were you in your business journey when making the decision to attend Inspired?

I was a year and a half into my business, and I had just hired on my first employee. I had quit my full time job in the fall of 2015 to work on SWD full time and attended Inspired Retreat in the Spring of 2016.

Knowing what you know now, what would you tell yourself on Day 1 of starting your creative business?

This is going to be bigger than you ever imagine. Stay the course, don’t sweat the small stuff, and listen to your heart.…

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Last night I danced with a tub of ice cream.

Last night I danced with a tub of ice cream.

Last night I danced with a tub of ice cream.

And then I shared it with 14,000 people.

If you watched it, you were probably wondering, “why on earth is she dancing with her ice cream? Is that the new marketing strategy for Inspired Retreat?”

No, it’s not.

I’m just a mama gearing up for a long night of work after getting my monkeys in bed. And, when you open the freezer and behold a beautiful little carton of ice cream that you can eat all by yourself without sharing… you get excited enough to dance for a few thousand Internet BFFS.

When I shared that video, I wasn’t thinking about Inspired Retreat, Joyful Garden Planner, or my marketing consulting clients.

I was thinking about all the other mamas out there who, like me, have their hair tied up in a sloppy bun after a long day in the work and family trenches… mamas who are getting ready to sit at their computers for the late night shift—when all they want to do is climb into a warm bed and sleep until next week.…

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Hi! I’m Amber, Welcome to my online front porch.

I believe that you can run a profitable and successful business with heart and purpose. One that allows you more time and energy for your family and for the simple joys in life.

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