Living With The Millers is Live on Squarespace
A new site for a thriving business! Ashley and Brad Miller wanted a site for their growing lifestyle brand where they share much of their lives on social media with avid fans and followers. From building a business together to renovating houses to sharing style tips, Ashley and Brad were looking for a website design that would complement their social presence. They knew the value of not JUST relying on social media to reach their audience.
Living With The Millers is a Restyle of our Salt + Sage Template for Squarespace. The Millers wanted a neutral, high-end and polished look online, and our team had so much fun delivering these vibes from the mood board to the logo design to the final site.
“The things we've gained so far from following this dream would be more freedom in our minds, in our bodies, and in the things we most value- our time, our kids, our marriage, and our self growth.” – Ashley Miller
Read our Q+A With Ashley Miller
Learn how the Millers have gained freedom in their life and business by boldly pursuing their passions and sharing their life with others.
GOLIVE: WHERE DID YOUR PASSION FOR THE INDUSTRY OR CRAFT START?
Ashley: My passion for learning and growth, and giving what I've learned away to help other s started in elementary school tutoring younger kids to read. I was hooked. I had no idea I would become a health and business mentor as an adult, but I can see the breadcrumbs of passion start in 2nd grade when I could help the 1st graders in my split class learn something new and the joy I get from seeing them "get it".
In 2009, I heard one of my mentors, Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen, explain how we could help change the health and hope of America, and laid out the blueprint and system for how to do it. I said "I am in". I told myself that day I would help 10,000 people "get it"! This July will be 10 years since I made that commitment, and Brad and I have been able to impact 59,490 lives find Health and Hope as of today. Our passion for creating a legacy and giving it to others feels like it grows every single day.
GOLIVE: DID YOUR EDUCATION HELP PREPARE YOU FOR THE INDUSTRY OR FOR STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS? OR ARE YOU SELF-TAUGHT?
Ashley: Yes and no. I got an AA in general studies, I learned some things I didn't want to do (anything that required me to not grow or create) and things I loved (people, psychology, history) and I learned a lot about people. I also learned how to finish things on time, with low to no sleep if it took that, a lot of grit, and to fulfill commitments with excellence through school.
The majority of what I've learned in entrepreneurship however, and anything relating to business and leadership, I've learned through mentors, books, studying what works and what doesn't through other peoples' experiences, seminars, asking question s from people who's gone where I want to go, learning more within my faith, hiring the best people I can find to guide us through investing, wealth development and accounting, investing in education directed toward personal and professional growth, and failing forward.
GOLIVE: WHAT’S THE HARDEST LESSON YOU’VE LEARNED IN YOUR BUSINESS?
Ashley: The hardest lesson I've had to learn is how to hold boundaries, how to honor myself and self care in order to perform at peak levels, and how to work sustainably. I started out in an all-or-nothing, do-or-die, win-or-lose mindset, and that behavior and mentality lead me to major burn out. I definitely paid the price to learn how to tune into "the flow" and "the joy in the journey". And it was worth the hard lesson for how I can sustain my pace of performance, intentional parenting, and a growth like-minded marriage. I also had to learn how to blow the whistle and ask for help, seek mentors in all areas, and develop an excellent team to support our mission together. There is no way we could do what we do at this capacity without our people. I'm so glad I learned how to ask for help, I just wish I had learned sooner!
GOLIVE: WHAT DO YOU WISH SOMEONE WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU WHEN YOU STARTED OUT?
Ashley: Your business will never outgrow your personal development. 2. Get through the terror barriers faster and more frequently. The chasm between accomplishment and the next goal can make you want to freeze (or get sick)- this is the terror barrier. In order to "go" you've got to GROW. Grow into the person who accomplishes the next goal- the pain of change is never more painful than the pain of staying the same.
GOLIVE: WHAT THINGS HAVE YOU GAINED / DO YOU HOPE TO GAIN IN YOUR LIFE FROM FOLLOWING THIS DREAM?
Ashley: When my "side hustle" was outpacing my other 2 jobs I was working, I knew I had a decision to make. I left one of the 2 jobs, and 8 weeks later, once again the "side hustle" outpaced what I could handle with 1 job. It felt like I was standing on the edge of a cliff and couldn't see below me, but knew this was the chance to jump. The minute I knew I needed to put in my notice and jump into full time self employment, my boss came in and let me know she'd sold the company and had to lay everyone off. 9 1/2 years later, I can assure you that the jump is so much less risky than regretting not jumping.
GOLIVE: WHAT THINGS HAVE YOU GAINED FROM FOLLOWING YOUR DREAM?
Ashley: The things we've gained so far from following this dream would be more freedom in our minds, in our bodies, and in the things we most value- our time, our kids, our marriage, and our self growth. In our growth, we've gained the privilege and honor to influence others to create the same freedoms, and fulfillment in the areas that matter most to them. Our hope is to continue to cast a wider net to serve even more people who may not have found us otherwise!
GOLIVE: WHY DID YOU ULTIMATELY DECIDE TO WORK WITH US FOR YOUR RESTYLE OR CUSTOM DESIGN?
Ashley: Word of mouth! I asked around, did my research, and got the highest recommendations from Michelle Money and Brandi Dowdy, my friends and fellow business women, who've worked with GoLive, that I had to check you guys out. From the minute I saw how professional and warm every interaction was from the very first communication point, I was in.
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