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I Moved Back to Chicago For LOVE!

I Moved Back to Chicago For LOVE!

I Moved Back to Chicago For LOVE!

I Moved Back to Chicago For LOVE!

Dear Beautiful Woman!

I have BIG NEWS! I moved back to Chicago in February for LOVE!

Moving to Denver last year was something I needed to do for myself. I had been in a 4 year relationship and he did not want to do long distance so I had to trust and let go.

I shocked myself when I realized 10 months later that while I loved Denver, I loved him more and was ready to share my life with him…that it was more important to be together then where we lived.

I called him and dropped that biggie…he listened, took time to process and said YES!

We took advantage of a break in the February weather to move me back with all my stuff and it’s now official we are coupled up and cohabitating!

I share this with you because I want you to open your heart to what you want most in your life AND be vulnerable enough to ask for it. Don’t let fear or what the outcome will be stop you from asking for what you truly desire.

This is also a lesson in trusting yourself. I found this great meditative exercise to confirm what you truly want in your deepest soul. Here’s how it works…

  • Relax your body…go through all your parts.
  • Envision 3 doors with an answer behind each door…Door #1 Yes… Door #2 No…Door #3 Need More Information.
  • Take 5 steps back from the doors.
  • Count down from 10.
  • The door that lights up is your answer…what you want most.

You could record the meditation and play it back to yourself so you have it whenever you need to do a “gut” check.

This is a great meditation for all areas of your life.

I am so happy to be back home with “B”…there are so many signs that this was the right decision and I’m so glad I took a chance, was vulnerable, asked for what I wanted but most importantly gave myself the time and space to realize what I truly wanted.

I hope that you give yourself this gift today and everyday.

In the meantime, if no one has told you today…You Are Beautiful!

Love + Light

Lesley

Written by Lesley Whitehead

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3 Steps to Prepare for your Personal Brand Photo Session

3 Steps to Prepare for your Personal Brand Photo Session

STEP 2

Rest Up &

Hydrate

The night before the shoot get plenty of sleep and drink lots of water so your skin looks fabulous and fresh! Schedule your “LNO” after your session to celebrate not the night before!
STEP 2

Fun &

Free

Have fun with your session! This is all about you and  your brand so enjoy yourself.  Be silly, natural, loud, share all your stories…be your authentic YOU.
STEP 3

Props &

Creativity

Tell all your stories as creatively as you can and don’t be afraid to use props to share your process.

 

PROP IDEAS FOR UNIQUE IMAGES

 

Here are a few prop ideas…make sure you include them on your Pinterest Session Idea Board.

Solopreneur/Coach – phone, computer, planner, pen, favorite mug, calender, headphones.

Artist – brushes, paints, recent work, easel, paper, pencils, clay, art books, inspiration.

Interior Designer – Mood board, swatches, computer, ipad, phone, pen, pad, planner, fav mug.

Writer – Books, pad & paper, post it notes, journal, typewriter, chair, computer, fav mug.

Graphic Designer – computer, inspiration board, computer pen & tablet, planner.

Musicians – Instrument, pad & pen, chair, blanket, tuning instrument, instrument case.

Realtor – listing contracts, for sale sign, clients, ipad, computer, champagne glass & client gift.

 

 

Remember to include people as your props they can help tell your stories more clearly!

Finally, don’t forget to include your hobbies…
Hobbies – your favs…books, instruments, art, garden, recipe, exercise, bike, game, decorating, antiques, boating, wood working, pottery, jewelry making…whatever you enjoy.

Chef –  Bowls, recipes, knives, cutting board, pad, pen, spatula, apron, hat.

Yoga Instructer – Yoga mat, blocks, books, towel, water bottle, tea cup.

Jewelry Designers – Tools, safety gear, loose jewels & clasps, organizers, inspiration boards.

Chiropractor – Skeleton, diagram, table, pad & paper, computer, exercise ball, straps, fav mug.

Dear Beautiful Procrastinator

Dear Beautiful Procrastinator

Dear Beautiful Procrastinator,

Relax, I am your fearless leader and I’m here to help both of us.

One of my favorite memes is…

Five Ways to Stop Procrastinating

                                                             1.

It’s funny but it’s not because it’s where a lot of us gets stuck and never move forward on that goal, project, or sometimes life. There are lots of reasons we get stuck but perfectionism is the biggie and causes procrastination. We come up with a million reasons why we can’t do “it” yet and we’ll keep finding a million more if we don’t just let go and take the next small step.

This post may not be perfect but I’m getting it out there for you and I hope it resonates and makes you post something you’ve been wanting to share because the truth is someone needs to hear it and they will only “hear it” from you. That’s why there are a multitude of people in the same profession…they all may be sharing the same general information but not everyone is going to really hear them.

I want to speak to the women who will “hear” me…Begin Here…Begin Now. Whatever that goal is take the next first step….post that image, write that blog, call that lead, send that email, put on those running shoes and step outside, take those frames to Goodwill so that you make the space to do your art…whatever it is do it now. I don’t care if it’s 9pm or 6am just do it. You will feel so good when you take the first next step that the steps after will just get easier and then surprise…you’ve reached your goal…Congratulations?

Contact me when you do please I’d love to share your success!

Celebrating the New Me!

Celebrating the New Me!

Dear Beautifully Named Woman,
What’s in a name? Apparently a lot. It took me a few hundred dollars and a court hearing to get mine back. Drum Roll please…I am legally Lesley Bowling Whitehead again just like it states on my birth certificate that’s right Bowling is a family name and it has a long beautiful history of some amazing women so it’s mine again along with my Whitehead and all it’s Scottish heritage. My mom was shocked when I told her that I kept Bowling since I complained about it so much growing but I’m older and wiser now…for the most part.

When I got married 20 something years ago I happily took my husbands last name and made my middle name my maiden name. Last year I got divorced and at the time wasn’t emotionally ready to tackle this next step with all the other big changes happening so I held off.

This decision felt big because for the last 10 years I’ve been running my business as Lesley Arlasky and eventually even used it for the last few years as my business name The L.A.B. I knew it meant more changes…new business name, new logo, new look hell, new brand. It’s a complete overhaul but I realized that new is necessary for me to begin this next chapter and it’s actually a good thing, an exciting thing and it’s something to celebrate.

So today I’m celebrating being OG me again as well as looking forward to adventures in my new business…Lesley Whitehead Photography.

What do you want to manifest this week?

What do you want to manifest this week?

DAYS
Hey Beautiful

Is there something you desire but don’t know how to make it happen? Want to stop wishing and make it real?

Denise is one of my favorite mentors so I just had to share this opportunity and the best part is it’s FREE! She just launched a FREE 5 Day Manifesting Challenge where you can learn the five proven steps of her manifesting formula.

Join the challenge here:

5-Day Manifesting Challenge

Denise Duffield-Thomas has helped thousands of female entrepreneurs manifest a first class life and business and bonus she’ll make you feel great about your beautiful self!

She’s a practical, no holds barred, tell it like it is, Virgo badass with a cool Australian accent and she’s challenging us to manifest something special this week.

If you find the Law of Attraction too fluffy and woo-woo then make sure you sign up for this video series.

Denise has personally manifested world-wide travel, competition wins, bank errors in her favor, her dream house and has built a million dollar business helping women to manifest their dreams and embrace abundance,

The first video is all about step one of the manifesting formula and trust me, this first video alone, has inspired me… this will be a fun week.

Here’s the link to join and watch now:

5- Day Manifesting Challenge

If you want to kick start some positive momentum in your life come join us and let’s get manifesting. If it’s not for you but your bestie would love this please share!

Can’t wait to hear what you manifested beautiful!

Lesley

P.S. The first step is super important and trips up a lot of women trying to create change in their lives, you can watch the first video here:

5-Day Manifesting Challenge

P.P.S. I am a proud affiliate partner of Denise Duffield-Thomas and may receive a commission in the future if you purchase one of the Lucky B programs. Even if I weren’t I’d share her with everyone she’s awesome!

MANIFEST LIKE A MOFO

MAKE THINGS REAL

GIVE YOURSELF THIS GIFT

BE A LUCKY BITCH

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