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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Squad Life: Customer Service Grows Businesses with Becki Smith

Ever felt like you needed some liquid courage to start a business? Becki Smith did. A shot of tequila to be exact. Becki was finding success in her careers but not enough joy, so she took the leap into full time photography and started Smith House Photo. In this week's episode of the Squad Life you'll learn a ton simple business principles that can be applied to any niche or industry.

  • Be a consistent learner 
  • Treat everyone like a supermodel 
  • Provide amazing follow up 
  • You don't have to only focus on one thing 
By following these strategies Becki has rapidly grown her business over the past five years. She has photographed everyone from Kristin Bell to Molly Sims, and worked with brands like Crate and Cultivate, Work Party, Keep Collective and Kendra Scott. Plus, she is the lady responsible for my gorgeous head shots. 

Beauty Products: Green Clean Face Wash
Instagram: SmithHousePhoto
Reads: Elizabeth Gilbert Big Magic, You're Not Lost by Maxie McCoy, The Road Back to You
Becki's Squad: Maxie McCoy, Luke and Cat 

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Squad Life: How to move from corporate career to owning your own business with Nichole Rohrich

How does one go from dream corporate career, to side gig to owning your own business? Nichole Rohrich, boy mom of soon to be FOUR figured it all out and even was able to get Rachel Hollis to wear one of her Minted Olive shirts. A graphic designer by trade, Nichole felt she reached the peak in her corporate career fairly early. As she was looking for more she thought a side gig might help her continue to explore her creative side. She joined Keep Collective, the same social selling business that I am a part of, for the the discounted jewelry, however she quickly fell in love, worked her butt off and found success hitting #3 in sales company wide in 2017. KEEP grew Nichole's confidence, network and business skills, giving her the courage to start The Minted Olive in the fall of 2017 with her husband David. Today, along with her family The Minted Olive is her sole focus.

The Minted Olive is all about living your best, most comfy life. And I can attest that Nichole's T-shirts and sweatshirts are some of the coziest ones in my closet. Nichole designs each shirt to reflect joy, gratitude or the chaos that life hands us.

If you are sitting there wanting more yourself, or a little inspiration on how to handle life, kids and your passions this is the episode for you.


Nichole's Recommendations:
Beauty Products: Tarte Shape Tape and Ever Daylight Treatment Corrector
Instagram: @the.minted.olive and @nichole.rohrich
Minted Olive Discount Code: SQUAD 10
Nichole's Squad: @limelifewithnikki

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Squad Life: How to Start a Blog and Stay Consistent with Raquel Lynn

I have been connected with Raquel Lynn through our blogs for almost a decade. That is an eternity in the blogging world. I did a bunch of searching to see if I could get an accurate stat to no avail but I will say I have seen a lot of blogs start and stop in their first few months and even fewer get past that one year mark. That isn't to say it isn't possible. However, to be successful you need a plan.

Raquel Lynn started the Horses and Heels blog in 2009 and today the lifestyle brand can be found on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Growing a blog to the level that has doesn't happen overnight. However, by being consistent, forming a relationship with her readers and focusing on her email list she has been able to turn her little blog into a successful business. Raquel shares her actionable steps on how you can start your blog and then keep it running from the long haul.



Raquel's Recommendations:
Beauty Products: High Meadow Skin Cream and Kiehl's Reviving Concentrate
Instagram: HorsesandHeels_

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Monday, July 29, 2019

My Ride of Die Lipsticks #NationalLipstickDay

It is a pretty close toss up between National Lipstick Day and National Donut Day as to which one is my favorite. Thankfully, wearing lipstick everyday won't make you gain one thousand pounds. 

I LOVE lipstick. I can be rocking four day dry shampoo hair, gym shorts and sneakers covered in cow poop or walking into a boardroom and it is the one accessory that gives me an instant pick me up. I know a lot of women are intimated by all the choices. My biggest recommendation is go into a store and have a beauty consultant try on a few with you. For me it has to be long lasting. I also don't really care for glosses because 1. blowing hair stuck in lips isn't my thing and 2. it doesn't last.

I have broke my favorites into two categories. Let's get started!

Pinks and Nudes | These are great when you are wanting a more subtle look. One swipe of these lipsticks will help you pull everything together. 


1. Ever Soft Smooth Stick Soft Strawberry similar to a lip balm, more of a sheer cover. I am obsessed with this one. 2. MAC Snob 3. MAC Pink Plaid 4. MAC Brave a great neutral 5. Flower Tickled Pink an inexpensive option 6. MAC Pro Longwear Unlimited it is a retired shade but the one I'll be buried in. I have a stack of back ups! 

Bold Color | Sometimes you have to be brave and play with some color. 



Now tell me what are you favorite brands, formulas or shades! 






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