Let me guess, you’ve stumbled upon Stop Editing Start Living most likely during a break in the middle of a long editing session. You're treating yourself to a little internet surfing before plugging away for few more hours, which could easily become an all nighter. If memory serves me right, you've been shooting/editing/designing non-stop for the past few weeks, with a backlog of images/projects piled up, and it feels like a never ending battle. You've stopped eating well (maybe never started), your plans to walk the dog, practice yoga, and read for pleasure have become a distance memory and a laughable thought.
As the days go racing by, you continually promise yourself that everything will change as soon as the current project is finished. Yet that was ten projects ago and things haven’t gotten better. Instead you are burnt out, stressed out, and have run out of steam. You catch yourself saying that being your own boss is far less glamorous than you thought it would be.
You’ve come to the decision that your business needs to be regined in, but are clueless on where to start. In your mind, your dream day would include morning workouts, eating well, sipping on superfood smoothies, and plenty of time to complete your to do list. But in this very moment all of those dreams are simply not apart of your reality.
This is where I come in!
As a professional photographer who fought so many of the same battles, I understand how easily a business can swallow you whole. Ten years after starting my photography business I found myself unhappy, overworked, and overweight. It took me to finally come to terms with the fact that if I didn't make a drastic change to how my business was structured, it would ultimately be the death of me. As I embarked on my personal journey many of my peers sought out my support in making a similar transition in their lives and business. As I shared my story and watch their lives change I was inspired to go back to school to learn about how to incorporate holistic health and wellness into my daily life and the lives of others. Today, I provide support and guidance for those struggling with their health and wellness as a business owner.
What Stop Editing Start Living is truly all about: This isn't about putting your entire business on the back burner, outsourcing all of your work, kicking your feet up, and checkingout for a few months while repairing the relationship with health and wellness. Instead, we’ll take a deep look at what’s working in your business and what isn’t, what it is you dream of doing in your personal life and how your business can support those desires. SESL is a mixture of business coaching, life coaching, and health coaching. Plus, a bit of ass kicking if needed.
How it works: Each month, 5 new clients are added to my calendar and we’ll work together for 12 consecutive weeks. Each week we discuss what’s going well, address possible challenges and work through the areas of your business/life that are holding you back from what you ultimately desire. We’ll day dream about the life you want to live, explore why you aren’t living your dream life, chat about how to fuel your mind, body, and soul through healthy eating, making yourself a priority on your to do list again, digging deep into any fear based mindsets you have, and learn how to over come them.
Who is this for?: Stop Editing Start Living is for any creative professional who is struggling with managing their business and their personal life. It's for photographers, graphic designers, web developers, bloggers, florists, wedding planners, life coaches, health coaches, and creatives of all kinds. It for those who are ready to have their business and live their life too!
What Stop Editing Start Living is NOT: It is not a platform for you to have a pity party for all the things that went wrong in the past with your business and personal life. Yes, what has happened in the past is a cornerstone for you examine and decide what pieces you want to improve on moving forward and, but also realizing what needs to remain in the past. When we are constantly replaying the bullshit of our past we tend to manifest the same outcome for our future. We will be looking forward not backwards, as we can’t change the decisions we made a year ago, a month ago or an hour ago.
What do I do as a coach? I provide a space for you to open up, to share your dreams, express your struggles, and guide you to discover your own unique voice and vision for both your business and life. You’ll be challenged to take action, face your fears, and allow radical shifts to happen. If I have learned one thing during my 10 years of business, it’s the moment you gain the courage to step outside your comfort zone all the magic starts to happen. Sometimes we just need someone to give us that extra push.
What is expected of you as a Stop Editing Start Living client? To be present, open and willing. Some of what we will discuss may feel uncomfortable and make you want to twitch in your seat, but you need to push through those feelings. You are making the investment in your growth as a person and a business owner so treat these calls like you are meeting with the CEO of your business because you are - the CEO is you! Each week our call will be about an hour in length and this is your time to be present. Just like anything in life, the more love and attention you put into it, the better the experience will be.
What inspired me to create Stop Editing Start Living: Stop Editing Start Living was an idea that came to me during a workout in the middle of my own personal health + wellness journey. About 4 years ago, I had become so over worked in my business that my relationships suffered, I gained over 40 pounds and felt completely lost. I had reached the point where I was faced with two options to stay on the same path or say I am worth more and do something about it. I decided to do something about it.
While sharing my story more and more of my colleagues shared that they felt stuck, didn’t know how to take control of their lives back, and craved change. From weekend events of eating on the go meals, trying to meet deadlines and working like mad for about 6 - 8 months of the year, begins to take a toll on any one person. When I took back the control, incorporated movement into my daily life, cleaned up my diet, and revisited what I desired for my business I found exactly what I wanted.
I wanted to Stop Editing and to Start Living.
So, Stop Editing Start Living (SESL) was born! I truly believe that we (creatives) set out to create these incredible businesses that supported our love for something that we are so passionate about only to find that if we aren't careful, we can lose our passion, drive and love for our business and I want to change that! I want us as a creative tribe to find the necessary balance so we can remain creatively inspired and still live the life that dreamed of when we first said... "I want to be a photographer, so I can......" I am pretty sure that none of us, no matter the creative industry we are in, said: "I want to be my own boss, so I can spend 80+ hours a week working in my business." Am I right? We day dreamed of lunch meetings with our girl friends, photographing a destination wedding with a few extra days of sun and sand, and only working 4 days a week so we can travel on the weekends. It's time we reclaim those dreams.
You are sitting there saying to yourself
“Amanda, this is all fine and dandy, but I have bills to pay, I need to eat, my clients need x-y and z from me, I can’t do this!”
Here’s the thing, you can! You have every right to regain control of your life and business and with my help you are going to do just that!
ONE on ONE COACHING: $497.00
For 12 weeks we will once a week discuss what is going well with you, areas of struggle and action steps for overcoming those challenges. We will also chat about creating structure in your business, defining boundaries, daydreaming the life you want to live, explore why you aren’t living your dream life, how to fuel your mind, body and soul through healthy eating, making yourself a priority on your to do list again, digging deep into any fear based mindsets you have and how to over come them.
Each of you are dynamic individuals and together we will peel back the layers to find out what is truly keeping you in a state of “always editing and not really living”.