12 hours ago
@bravelittlefriend the happiest bride in her element, on a trail in the mountains, her hype train behind me, cheering her on. 💐
Yesterday, I got all fired up 🚨about an issue I consider important: employers should invest in their employees and consumers should invest in quality of service and product. And while I still stand by this, I wanted to make sure that everyone knew how supported Mike and I feel in our business. In fact, we’ve never felt more supported. 🤗 I started my own business because I felt undervalued at my 9-5 jobs and thought I could invest in myself more than my employer was willing to. We’re beyond grateful for our couples who have made every step of this scary, risky, incredibly rewarding career path THE BEST choice. You are the reason why we have not once second-guessed this life.
My attitude about this issue applies to all industries. Fast fashion, small business, sustainable purchasing. We’ve been taught that the fastest, cheapest deal is the best one, but I’m so happy to see that the tide is turning, that we’re all willing to spend a bit more on materials and processes that are safe, healthy and sustainable. That the best choice isn’t the least expensive. The best choice is the one of highest quality, and not just for product or service but for investing in qualified individuals too.
Too often, employers look to hire the person who is willing to accept the lowest wage offer, rather than the employer offering a wage that is concurrent with the QUALITY of the individual’s assets and the value they bring to the table. And the unfortunate reality is that this issue is particularly true for women who have to constantly fight for fair pay. 👊🏽It’s my hope that if more people aren’t afraid to talk about money and the reasons behind the attitudes we have about money, it will become less of a stigmatized topic and more people will feel empowered, valued, and most importantly, adequately compensated. More people will live better lives. ✨
Thanks to everyone for listening to this. I know it’s not our normal programming 🙈 You are all the best. Seriously. 💛