We start our weeks off with a Monday board meeting. Ok, ok….so there aren’t bad bagels and sensible shoes involved.
But there is coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. Sometimes we’ll sit in his office, sometimes we’ll sit in mine. Sometimes we’ll just lay in bed a little longer. Or we’ll hop in the car and drive to nowhere. But wherever it is, we talk. And talk and talk and talk. Ok, so those last two talks are mine, but that’s my binding contractual right as the wife. To talk. I’ll ask his input on everything, from the grandest we must be out of our mind crazy dreams & goals to the tiniest get ‘er done details. Like whether the glitter of my nail polish is glittery enough. I talk. He listens. And quite often…we disagree. Passionately. Fervently. Vehemently. Put it this way, we’ve had blow outs over the space & kerning of a font layout like the one you see below (Ok, ok so it WAS the one you see below). But guess what? The end result is all the better for it. We are all the better for it. Because we push each other. We demand the best of one another. We fill in each other’s gaps. We build on the unique constellation of attributes that we each bring to the table. And because of that, the whole is so much greater than the sum of its parts.
Talking, pushing, building something out of nothing. Together.
If someone were taking notes in those Monday meetings, these would be our minutes. And I wouldn’t trade a single one of them.
Happy Monday! This is our first day back to work after a glorious month off. And as a result, we have a few items of business on the agenda to announce. So, we thought we’d pile them all into one big businessy post & get them out of the way! :)
*My PhotoBiz Coach Interview: Justin & I will be chatting LIVE tomorrow, Jan 17th at 12:30pm EST with My PhotoBiz Coach host Amy Zellmer all about Goal Setting & Marketing for 2012. You can tune in to the show by signing up HERE and we’ll also be taking your questions either by phoning in or on Twitter at @marymarantz. We would LOVE for you to join us! If you can’t catch the show, the replay will be up at the same link!
*The J&M Lighting LIVE Chat: On Wednesday starting at 5pm EST, Justin & I will be hosting our LIVE chat this time devoted to all things lighting. Just like last time, the chat will be available right here on the blog and will be absolutely FREE to any one who tunes in live. The only thing that we ask, is that you post this like crazy all over Facebook & Twitter to help spread the word. Help us pay it forward & spread the love! :)
*The J&M Lighting Download: Can’t make the LIVE chat? No worries! We’re going to have the download of the entire chat available for just $99. BUT if you sign up for the pre-sale order between now & the end of the chat on Wednesday, you can grab your copy for just $59 with the code “FLASHY” You can place your order by going HERE
*J&M in Vegas, baby!!: In addition to our Platform, “The Big Think: How to Dream Big & Do Bigger” on Wednesday Feb 22nd at 2:30 (where we have something extra AWESOME planned for everyone who pre-boards, so get on that! :) we are also thinking about putting on another Shoot Out, as well as hosting a mixer meet & greet for all of our Walk Through alums probably on Monday night. But we want to know if that’s something you’d be interested in. So if you like either of those, give us a shout out in the comments!!
*The Winner: And finally, a big congrats to Feuza for being the winner of our Preppy Proof contest! Just shoot us an email & we’ll get you your iTunes card so you can get your Adele on!
Happy Monday y’all!