In the wedding industry, there is one public relations firm you need to know – Be Inspired PR. The founder, Leila Lewis, has over a decade of experience and is the industry’s go-to gal for public relations services, brand development and business consulting. Leila has made a name for herself with her #girlboss attitude as well as her exemplary eye for style, which is showcased daily on the blog Inspired by This. (You may also remember when we toured her chic headquarters here.) Obviously, we’re captivated by her approach to business and endlessly sunny personality. We just had to give Leila our “5 Minutes With” treatment, and snagged a few of her tips & tricks to success:
MY LIGHTBULB MOMENT:
I really started to come into my own when I got into my 30s. It was then that I started seeing the people closest to me experience loss and compromised health. It hit me that nothing is truly as important as health and happiness… no business deal gone wrong, no nasty email, or small arguments matter in the grand scheme of things in life. Quality of life is everything. When you find what fulfills you, no matter what happens or doesn’t happen to you, that’s when you feel the most balanced and can open your heart to receive life’s greatness!
I CAN’T START MY DAY UNTIL:
I’ve checked my two baby monitor cameras in my kids’ rooms, take a quick peek at my emails, while making a cup of bulletproof coffee!
A day of happy/healthy kids that nap well and eat well, a full night of sleep, an empty email inbox (phew, I’ve worked through them all!), a hardworking team making our clients happy, a date night with my husband, and creating memories with my siblings and the rest of my family. Any or all of these would be success in my book!
YOU’LL NEVER SEE ME WITHOUT:
My phone to snap daily pictures and videos of my kids! (Oh, and to check Instagram and email too!)
MY DREAM COLLABORATION:
Working with self-made entrepreneurs and influencers is what excites me – likeminded boss lady mamas – I have a long list of them I’d be honored to work with. I also see myself working in television production on wedding focused TV specials and shows.
THE ONLY PLACE BETTER THAN LA:
WHEN I FEEL UNINSPIRED:
I disconnect from all mobile devices and take a break from scrolling, typing, screen-grabbing, and talking to refresh and remember what’s most important. I find when I’m not overly-stimulated, the best ideas come about.
ADVICE I WISH I HAD 5 YEARS AGO:
Don’t care about what others think of you. Don’t worry about what size jeans you wear – it doesn’t matter, no one will ever know what size you are anyways! Don’t let business get the best of you and make you so emotional, people will come and go. Life always keeps on going!
IN 5 YEARS FIND ME:
Surrounded by my kids, traveling the world, continuing to be a #girlboss.
ABOVE ALL ELSE:
Be good to others, be honest, be loyal, and remember what you give, you’ll receive! So take less and give more. Also, relax and take care of yourself!