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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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Must Read Books/How to Master a Skill

How often are you actively investing in furthering your education? How often are you scheduling out time in your day to listen to a podcast, take an online course, read a book, attend a conference or panels, meet with a mentor, etc. 

Take a moment and think about it. When was the last time that you set aside time to invest in your education and actually learn something new. And no, mandatory events and workshops from your work do not count.

If it’s been more than a week since you did this, then this ones for you!

You should be setting time aside every single week to learn something new. If you want to stand out and be truly successful, you have to develop a specialized skill set and not just develop it but seek to master it. 

Mastery doesn’t happen by chance. It is the result of intentionally and consistently investing time, effort and dedication.

If you feel like you genuinely don’t have time during the week. Then Sunday is a great day to dedicate to this. And it shouldn’t feel like a chore. In fact, this is a time that I genuinely look forward to every week.

So, if you’re looking for a new book and/or if this dedication sounds anything like you, then I highly recommend you check out @garyvee newest book - Crushing It. I’m sure most of you already know/follow @garyvee but for anyone who doesn’t, this guy is truly impressive and inspiring!

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Meet the Owner!

I feel like I’ve been seeing a lot of new faces around here lately so I thought it’d be fun to take a moment and properly introduce ourselves!

I’m Analiese Ross. I founded @amr_digitalabout a year and a half ago really as a passion project. Since then, I have been fortunate enough to transform my passion into a full-blown and thriving business! I absolutely love what I do and I love sharing it with all of you!

Beyond what I do for work, I am an avid traveler ✈️ , a fitness/health freak 🤸🏽‍♀️, a philanthropist ❣️, a dog mom 🐶, a foodie 🥗 , and visionary 👓 

I have been so beyond blessed to find a career that lets me indulge in all of these passions on a daily basis! 

As with many great things, I could not have built this alone. I have an incredible support system of family, friends, mentors, advisors, and of course all of you in this amazing Instagram community. And for that I am eternally grateful! 🙏🏼

As many of you already know, I LOVE connecting with you!! So please don’t be shy to shoot me an email, message, comment, you name it! 

AND take a minute to introduce yourself here. Let me know who you are, what you do, what you love, and where you’re going!!

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High Performance Habits with Brendon Bruchard

I’ve been listening to @brendonburchard ebook podcast, High Performance Habits, and he references this quote from Howard Thurman. 

It resonated with me because as business owners and entrepreneurs I feel like we are always pushing ourselves to solve consumer problems with new and innovative solutions. This is important, but it’s not the key to success. I truly believe that the key to success is passion! Passion drives motivation, innovation and dedication. All of these are essential to achieving and maintaining high performance and lasting success! 

How many of you have listened to or read High Performance Habbits??

If you haven’t, I highly recommend it. I love @brendonburchard I think his teaching style is incredible and his story is so inspiring! (And he recently released the book on the podcasts app for free!) Check it out and let me know what you think! 😆

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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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