This week I had to deal with one conflict after another- everything from extremely frustrating customer service to vendors not meeting their deadlines. Typically, I handle conflict fairly well but this week I found myself feeling more frustrated, stressed and anxious with each interaction.
Let’s get real and honest here today. Ok? This week I have been full of anxiety. Like A LOT of anxiety. There is a plethora of change in my life lately and a lot more coming in my future-most of it good, thankfully.
I rounded off the morning with a mega inbox clean out, and thought I’d share a couple quick and easy inbox tips to help increase your organization and decrease the feeling of overwhelm when opening your inbox.
Can you believe we are now officially halfway into 2018!?! Crazy how time flies! I always like to check-in on how my goals are progressing this time of year and want to share some of my favourite questions that I ask myself mid-year.
In the words of the great Tony Robbins, “no matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way of ahead of anyone who isn’t trying.” I have been in business just over 6 years now. Within those 6 years I have made a lot of mistakes, I have been a student of the school of hard knocks, and I fallen more times than I can count.
With summertime fun calling your name, who wants to waste precious time bogged down with work? Today, we’re chatting about how to be more productive in your business! We’ve got 11 awesome tips to help you get your work DONE, so you can hit the pool that much sooner!
A friend asked me an interesting question last week, “how do you feel during your slow periods as a business owner?” What made this question interesting to me is that he didn’t ask “what do you do during your slow periods?”
Last year, my husband walked out of the kitchen (he does all of our cooking! I know, I am so lucky!) and in a joking tone said “ tsk, tsk always on your phone...” Sitting on the sofa with my laptop to the right, notebook to my left, scattered papers in front of me, and with my phone in my hand, I knew that he was joking. Clearly, I was working... wasn’t I?
One of the biggest benefits I’ve noticed from listening to podcasts is their ability to inspire me! The wide assortment of featured industry professionals and their relatable experiences are allowing me to view scenarios with a completely different lens.
Can you believe it’s already June?! We’re not complaining! Bring on the long summer nights, family BBQs and firework season! We’ve had a pretty fun spring season around here at The Stock Boutique! We’ve added a few great collections these past couple of months!
Being an entrepreneur can sound pretty glamorous. You get to work from home, set your own hours, no horrible boss, and we can’t forget about all of that pretty stationary we see on #bossbabes Instragram feeds! But in truth, things are not so easy or so pretty. Burnout, level of confidence, and loneliness (plus a myriad of other things!) also come with the entrepreneurial package.
After showcasing a lot of colour over the last few weeks, our newest collection, Classic, is a nice neutral palette. It’s full of crisp whites, strong black tones, and a few subtle hints of green. We think it will compliment your bright spring inspired content nicely!
Little rays of sunshine and warm breezes have been adding a little pep to our step lately! Anyone else sooo happy it’s finally feeling like SPRING!?! It’s got us thinking about the little things we can do to freshen up our brand, and we thought we’d share some of our tips with you too!
In an ideal world we would have all the time to be creative, create awesome marketing plans, be disruptive in our industries, but the reality is that most of us don’t even have time to throw on mascara before we head out the door to tackle our never-ending to-do list.
We've put a lot of heart into the building of The Stock Boutique. Although our team was on the same page throughout the development stages, having our jointly created inspiration board really helped us to build a cohesive vision
As we begin to plan our spring & summer collections, we’ve been pondering the concept of creativity. Although we’re a team of creatives, it’s not easy to always have powerful, pretty and, most importantly, fresh ideas.
We’re just getting started around here at The Stock Boutique, but hope you’ll join us on this fun, new adventure! This blog is dedicated to helping you get the most out of your stock photos, sharing insider tips, and helping you GROW your business!