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If you play it safe now, you’re going to sell yourself short in the end. 

We’ve all heard the saying, If you are the smartest person in the room, find a different room. 

Why? Smart people make you smarter. It’s as simple as that. Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer has an anecdote that sums up why.

She says, “Laura Beckman was the daughter of my piano teacher and a great volleyball player. was given the choice of joining the varsity team, where she would sit on the bench for the year, or junior varsity, where she would start every game.

“Laura shocked everyone and chose varsity. The next year she came back as a senior, made varsity again and was a starter. The rest of the players who had been on junior varsity were benched for their entire senior year. 

I asked Laura: ‘How did you know to pick varsity?’ Laura told me: ‘I just knew if I got to practice and play alongside the best players every day, it would make me better. And that’s exactly what happened.’ The same thing happens in the professional workplace.”

The road to success is NOT a straight path. You can climb the corporate ladder but in the end you’re going to come in second to someone like Laura.

So take Laura’s approach. Think long term and think strategy! 

Be humble. No one in their 20s has truly made it. If you think you’ve peaked, it’s time to find another mountain. Your 20s are the time to learn and grow. Don’t think money, think strategy. Work for free, ask for guidance, build your network, surround yourself with successful people who inspire you to up your game, do whatever it takes to gather as much knowledge and experience as you possibly can. 

If you play it safe now, you’re going to sell yourself short in the end. 

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Is Job Loyalty Dead?

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life. And the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking, and don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs

As an employer we all want to hire the people who believe the work we are doing is great work. 

So how do you find these people?! And once we do find them, how do we nurture and develop them so that they continue to feel empowered, invested and motivated? 

The number one thing you can do for your employees is to add value and meaning to their work. Hire the best people you possibly can and then get out of their way! Give them the power to make the job their own and do it in their own way. Genuine satisfaction comes from accomplishment and the feeling that we have completed something difficult and important. So if you want to keep your employees satisfied you must consistently give them harder and more meaningful work!

It seems so intuitive but unfortunately more and more company’s are straying away from this model. They assume that job loyalty is dead and therefore investing time or resources into growing and retaining employees is a waste. It’s a vicious cycle because the less company’s invest in their people, the more employees feel the need to leave in order to grow and progress their careers. 

The downside to this is that for employees: the working conditions are quickly decreasing, and so the level of responsibility and the meaningfulness of their work. For employers: the quality of work and motivation of their employees is also decreasing. It’s a loose, loose situation for both sides!!

Before starting AMR, I worked for several companies where this was the standard. And as a low level employee it totally sucked! I felt discouraged, lost, unmotivated and replaceable every day.

As AMR continues to grow and as all of your businesses do the same, we have the power to stop this cycle. We have the ability to bring loyalty and satisfaction back into the workplace! We can choose to invest in our employees and empower them!

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Small Business Appriciation

To all my clients, I have personally done a big happy dance for each and every one of you. So thank you!!


As a client based company the caliber of my business is a direct reflection of the caliber of my clients. 

I feel so thankful to have the opportunity to work with so many incredible and inspiring entrepreneurs and businesses across the country!

So to all my clients and to all of you who choose to buy from and support small businesses thank you!! 🖤 

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The Future is Remote

I believe that the future of the working world is remote!

@nasdaq predicts that 43% of the U.S. workforce will be freelancers by 2020.

Especially for those of us who work in creative industries, we need inspiration! And no matter how modern or cool your office space is, nothing compares to the natural beauties and wonders of the world!

This photo is from Claude Monet’s personal garden in Giverny, France. Monet was an incredibly talented artist, there’s no doubt about that. But also, when you see these gardens he worked in everyday it makes totally sense!! This place is magical and inspiring beyond belief! This is the type of environment that creative minds thrive in!!

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The Girls Who Inspired Me to Launch AMR Digital

I want to take a moment to shoutout you one of my favorite #girlboss #influencer accounts @bucketlistbombshellsbucketlistbombshells

One year ago, I was sitting on my couch scrolling through my Facebook feed on my phone, wondering what the efff I was going to do with my life. (I had just quit my job and moved back home with my parents - needless to say it was not a high point in my life). _
I stumbled upon Cassie and Shay’s Instagram @bucketlistbombshells . They were two brilliant young entrepreneurs who had quit their desk jobs and started their own online business while simultaneously traveling the world full time. Their feed was a stunning collection of photos showing them (two best friends) traveling around the world, visiting amazing destinations, and loving life all while making a killer living working remotely. 

Before I knew it I was two years deep in their feed, feeling like a serious stalker! But I didn’t care because, for the first time in a long time I felt inspired and hopeful and excited. I had this amazing realization that this was what I was meant to be doing with my life. 

Looking back now, I can’t believe this is actually my life. I LOVE my job, I work whenever and wherever I want, and I wake up every morning with a burning passion for life. And I owe a huge THANK YOU to these girls @bucketlistbombshells for encouraging me to actually go for it!

I created AMR with the same intention. I want to be that person for you and your business who helps you share your message with the world and transform your dream into a reality! 

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How to Make the Leap from Quitting your 9-5 Desk Job to Being your own BOSS!

I know I’m always posting about the importance of taking control of your life and encouraging you to make that leap towards accomplishing your goals. Well taking that leap and actually quitting your job is freaking scary. I’ve been there and I totally get it. But, I’m also here to calm your nerves and tell you, once again, to have faith in the process!!


I honestly believe that the key to success in starting your own business is having the ability to sell yourself and your idea.

I know at least half of you are thinking.... sales?! Fuck, that’s not what I want to do with my life. There are two types of people in the world sales people and non-sales people. I am most definitely a non-sales person.

To put things in perspective, my first job out of college I worked selling advertising for Yelp. I worked there for 3 months and made ZERO sales. The worst part was I was really trying!! I busted my butt everyday. (If I hadn’t I definitively would have been fired haha). Anyways, long story short, I was the worst sales person everrrrr. 

So after what felt like the longest 3 months of my life. I QUIT - it was the best day I’d had in a longggg time! I had no idea what I was going to do with my life but I knew it was not going to be sales.

A couple months later I started AMR and within the first quarter I was making sales like crazy! And it was so easy and natural!!


How is this possible? The key to selling anything (whether it be yourself or a product) is passion. When you are super passionate about something it shows in your voice, your energy, and your presence and that energy is contagious!! It gets other people super excited about what you’re doing! And then SALES happen. And then just like that you have income! And stability! And most importantly - MOMENTUM! And that’s how you make the leap from quitting your 9-5 desk job to being your own BOSS!

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