Photography by: Angie Garcia
I’m back and all unpacked from a busy weekend in Dallas the past few days. The Reward Style conference is always a treat as I enjoy learning from my peers. Anytime you work for yourself, that can be extremely isolating and you don’t get to experience the energy that coworkers can sometimes feed you!
In terms of inspiration, this year’s conference didn’t disappoint. Truthfully, I think hearing Kendra Scott speak was my favorite aspect of the entire weekend. I’d met her in person before and she is so dynamic, but hearing her speak to a crowd of bloggers was even more exciting. She said two things that really stuck with me:
“The word ‘no’ is merely a suggestion.“
The first time she brought her jewelry designs to a store she held them in a small box and had her 3-month old son in his car seat on her other arm. The first store told her, “No” and she said she viewed that as a suggestion. She joked that no spelled backward is ‘on‘ so it means the conversation is just getting started.
The second phrase that hit me was when she said, “I wanted to build a company that allowed me to be the best mom I could possibly be.“
There’s always so much talk about mom guilt- I discussed it in yesterday’s post- and there’s very little talk about how your career can allow you to be a wonderful mother. For some moms, their career is staying at home and for others, they need to be in a corporate setting.
This is the dress I wore for the third day when I had the opportunity to teach some classes on time management and accomplishing goals in this industry. I look forward to sharing a rundown on our class, but in a way that hopefully can apply to people outside of the blogging industry.
I’m headed to shoot for a really fun giveaway that will be live on Instagram in the next few weeks- can’t wait for you all to see!