What does it mean to start romanticizing your life? To find beauty and joy in the little things, to relish in the seemingly mundane moments, and to leap at every opportunity with excitement? This week on The Ascend Together Podcast I’m joined by Rebekah Hope. She shares just how incredible it can be for ourselves and our businesses when we allow ourselves to fall in love with our own lives.
Rebekah and I met online (three cheers for Instagram besties!) a few years ago. In that time, we’ve grown, celebrated, and inspired one another in so many ways. Rebekah is the kind of person who’s always bursting with joy. She’s an inspiration for everyone she crosses paths with to grab life with both hands, make the most of each day we’re given, and soak up the incredible gift of living at every opportunity. She’s a NorCal-based photographer and self-proclaimed coffee shop connoisseur who’s big on gratitude, adventure, and all things aesthetic. She works primarily in the wedding and couples photography niche (and she’s dang good at it). Plus, she herself is getting married soon!
In Romanticize Your Life, Rebekah and I dig deep into how a simple shift in our mindset can turn our lives upside down in the best way possible.
Embracing Every Season
Our lives are a series of seasons, and Rebekah fully embraces every one of them. Sometimes, it’s easy to look at a change of seasons as a road bump or a pain in the butt. But Rebekah says we all should try to work on doing the opposite, and see them as an opportunity for something fun and new. Honestly, I couldn’t agree with her more.
As entrepreneurs, major (often unexpected) changes are pretty much inevitable. A lull or boom in client inquiries, burnout, personal conflicts, etc. can all take us by surprise and have an effect on our work. But when we work to embrace each season as something temporary and take time to appreciate the good and let go of the bad, we can grant ourselves grace and continue to work toward showing up as our best selves for ourselves and our clients.
Romanticizing the Client Experience
What does it mean to romanticize your life? For each of us, it means something different. For Rebekah, it means soaking up her morning workout and green smoothie routine, adventuring at every moment possible, taking time to visit new coffee shops, and chasing sunsets.
When we romanticize our lives, it suddenly becomes easier to recognize all the good in our day. The mundane experiences, rather than feeling tedious, are comfortable routines we can relish in. The hiccups become little adventures and great stories to tell in the future. The little things become beautiful.
So, what if we began romanticizing our client experience? What if we provided our clients with more than a service? If our clients feel as if they’ve truly been served by us, loved by us, and heard by us, and on top of that they’ve received an incredible product, it provides them with so much more than just a service. There are so many ways to go about optimizing the client experience. Rebekah and I share some methods for doing just that. Your energy is the ultimate tool to providing an incredible client experience! Invest it wisely.
Knowing Your Limits
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could serve every potential client that crosses our path? If you’re an entrepreneur, you know the struggle. There’s only so much you can do on your own. And on top of that, if we want to give our clients our absolute best, we need to put a cap on how much we take on in order to avoid burnout.
Rebekah and I talk all about what this looks like, and the importance of knowing your limits in order to provide the ultimate client experience. We chat about the benefits of asking for help and hiring a team, and why limiting the amount of work you do is better for everyone in the long run.
More in This Episode
Rebekah and I could probably talk for hours. But because we didn’t want to take up your whole day, we made one big juicy episode for you to enjoy. We talk about how American work culture needs a major shift, what romanticizing our lives looks like for each of us, and how mindset shifts have made major impacts on the success of our businesses.
To hear the rest of our conversation, you can listen to the full episode wherever you get your podcasts.