June Monthly Q+A post

Hi, friends! Coming at you with a fun new blog series! I wanted to answer some of your questions :) I hope this is fun for you to read and if you have any follow up questions, just leave them in the comments! I can’t wait to chat!! Here a few questions I received via Instagram and my Facebook Group (I didn’t have a chance to get to all the questions asked, so if yours didn’t get answered, just ask again next month or wait for me to answer in the next post!!)

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Friday Favorites: June 7th

Another week has come and gone and it’s time to round up all my favorite things this week! How has your week been? This week has flown by for me and part of me loves that but part of me also can’t believe how time flies! It actually feels like Summer now and we plan to slow down a little bit, relax more, and spend more time playing!

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Friday Favorites: May 31st, 2019

How is it the FINAL day of May?! I cannot believe it! This month flew by because we traveled so much. Honestly, it doesn’t slow down much for us in June, but that’s what Summer is for, right?! Summer is always especially bust for us because of a lot of family birthdays.

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Bright + Kind Product Line | The "Why"

If you follow me just a little bit, you’re probably in tune to the fact that my intention with my products is to bring joy and truth into your life every single day. I want my products to impact your life and challenge you to dwell on truth, positivity, hope, and joy throughout your day. When I say I pour my heart and soul into my products, I really do. I am way more driven by impacting your life than I am about sales strategy and reaching my goals. I mean, those things matter to me. But above all, I want to serve you in way that product tangible outcomes of joy in your life.

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Friday Favorites May 3rd: podcast, skincare, and swimsuits!

Happy Friday and welcome to the newest series on the blog today! I have been wanting to get back into blogging and I thought it would be fun to start sharing a roundup of my favorite things! I get asked a lot about certain products I use and love over on my Instagram stories, so this is also a new and fun easy to share more with y’all. This week, I’m sharing a current favorite podcast, a skincare line that *just* launched, my favorite item of clothing, what’s in my bag for the beach, and a recipe that is delicious and indulgent.

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What I’ve Learned From My Sales Tripling

On August 21st, 2018 something wild happened. My 2018 Fall products went live and chaos ensued. Well, not really chaos. But kind of. Up until that point, my shop was successful, but on that day I was absolutely blown away by the response to my new products. Seemingly overnight, my sales tripled and I was shook. Excited, overwhelmed, sold out of products, limited on time, and tired, I was suddenly faced with a large amount of orders to ship and not enough time.

There’s this thing you hear in the entrepreneur world and it goes something like “if Oprah mentioned your business to the world today, would you be prepared?”

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Cultivating Joy During Grief and Sorrow

Today I want to talk about when joy and sorrow meet aka simple things I am doing to cultivate joy in my life daily.

If you read this blog post or this Instagram post, you’re well aware that my season of life is much different than I expected or wanted it to be. And while I wish I could just hurry up the grief, I can’t. At the same time, I have a hard time with the emotions I am experiencing and want genuine joy back in my life.

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Three Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s Day

February 13th is Galentine’s Day and if you don’t know what I am talking about, click here. Then come back here to chat about how to celebrate! If you follow my business, or really any content I put out, you know that I am a big fan of encouraging and empowering women. For me, Galentine’s Day is an official day to do this. My hope is that together, we can all support and encourage our gal pals on Galentine’s Day.

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Four Ways Failure Grew My Business

When I first started my business about 4 years ago, I remember people telling me how it takes a long time to get your business to the place you want it to be, lots of failures were headed my way, blah blah blah. I listened to them, but for some reason I didn’t let it stop me. I thought that maybe I would be immune to the normal struggles of starting a business. Or that I wouldn’t let those “failures” stop me. Whatever it might be, here I am 4 years later with a business BETTER than I could have dreamed of.

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The Worst Month of Our Life | Our journey with grief

We weren’t really trying, but it happened. But let’s back up. On November 8th, 2018 havoc and disaster struck our community. The massive and wildly destructive Camp Fire destroyed a nearby community and left it ravaged. The 10 days that followed the fire were tumultuous and draining for everyone in our community. Including us. The smoke was everywhere and toxic.

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What’s Coming for Rachel Allene in 2019

The New Year ALWAYS makes me want to change everything in my life.

I always want to rearrange my furniture, renovate my house, reorganize all the things, and fix all things in order to make them to be more efficient. One of the many things I got from my dad is my love for efficiency. Of all the things in the world that are important to me, efficiency is high on the list. Always. So after the busy holidays, I always have an itch to make things better and more efficient. In addition to efficiency, I am always focused on living life and doing business better every year. I want to be better at my sales strategy, at meal planning, at intentional relationships, at customer service. I want to create better products, serve my customers and clients better, be a better mom, etc.

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Lessons Learned in 2018 and A Recap

I find it very easy to end the year in a flurry, quickly moving on to the next year and forgetting what happened in the previous year. As someone who easily looks at the negative and forgets all the good things I accomplished, this type of post if very important for me to write.

I need to take a minute to reflect. Think. Ponder. Look back and see what worked and what didn’t.

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The Pitfalls of Social Media (+ how I am working to overcome)

It’s probably no surprise to you that social media can be extremely detrimental to our mental and emotional health. In the last 6-10 months, I’ve noticed some frightening truths about my personal relationship with social media and how it’s affecting my life, emotions, and mental health. While I’d love to be able to say that I’m not affected by it, I can’t. It’s been eye-opening to see the effects and as the year closes in, I am even more determined to get a handle on it and figure out how to use it in a healthy way. These realizations have been humbling and caused me to really take a moment to look at my actions and how I use social media.

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The New Rachel Allene Headquarters

I am so excited to finally reveal the brand new office space for my business!

In the last several months, my business grew significantly and I immediately needed more space. If you watch my Instagram stories, you probably have seen me packaging orders at all hours of the day in all different rooms in my house. The work was literally spilling into all rooms of my house. We knew we needed a solution but didn’t know what the best option was. Converting the garage was always an idea, but it seemed like so much work.

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