The Wedding Biz – Episode 448 LEWIS MILLER: Dealing with Burnout, Grounding Yourself, and the Business Versus the Creative
Second-time guest Lewis Miller is the founder of Lewis Miller Design based out of New York City, and he has over 242,000 followers on Instagram as of today. He is a floral designer whose client list includes leading industry professionals in fashion, design, photography, art direction, and architecture such as Bulgari, Carolina Herrera, Mayor Blumberg, Chanel, Tiffany, Versace, Bergdorf Goodman, the Whitney Museum, and more.
The last time that Lewis was on the show was in September of 2020 when we were still very much in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic, so he talks today about some updates and new developments since then. He discusses his book Flower Flash, what his flower flashes are and why he began them, what he learned about himself and his business because of the pandemic, whether or not he plans to take on a business partner, how he thrives when challenged, and so much more!
Andy is really grateful to Lewis for coming back to the show and hopes to touch base with him again in the future. If you enjoy this interview with Lewis, please don’t keep it to yourself! Andy would be so appreciative if you would share this episode with a few people you know who might also enjoy it and would also be grateful if you were to subscribe to the podcast if you aren’t already so that you never miss a new episode! Be sure to also leave a top review wherever you listen because that really helps out the show and helps people find it!
This episode is sponsored by Zola, the fastest-growing wedding platform that connects today’s couples with the right planners and vendors. Zola gives wedding professionals more control, better exposure, and higher quality leads – all with competitive pricing and no annual commitment. Create your free listing at www.zola.com/andy.
Have you heard about Stop and Smell the Roses with Preston Bailey on The Wedding Biz Network? Listen as Preston shares the secrets, tools, and technologies behind his extraordinary ability to create a theatrical environment out of any space. Also, don’t forget about Sean Low’s podcast The Business of Being Creative, where Sean discusses the power of being niched, pricing strategies, metrics of success, and so much more. You can find both shows on The Wedding Biz Network.
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[0:00] – Today’s sponsor is Zola.
[2:25] – Learn a little bit about Lewis’ book Flower Flash.
[3:08] – Lewis provides a summary of what his flower flashes are.
[5:41] – Flowers, Lewis argues, have the power to bring people joy.
[6:31] – What did Lewis learn about himself and his business because of COVID?
[9:39] – Lewis does not allow himself to experience burnout.
[11:02] – Lewis explains why he could use a business partner.
[14:00] – Discover how long Lewis has been in business.
[14:50] – Lewis touches upon when he is least happiest.
[16:54] – Lewis discusses what he needs to stay grounded.
[19:23] – The second half of 2021 was especially difficult for Lewis.
[21:44] – What about the future excites Lewis?
[25:05] – Andy reveals where you can find Lewis online.
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