There is a problem within the world of online entrepreneurship. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For far too long it has been pushed, preached, and believed that the only way to build a successful business is with non-stop hustling all the time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But the truth is that there is a better way. I’m not saying you will never have to hustle and that you can build a good business without hard work. In fact, hustling is absolutely part of the equation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But you don’t have to feed into the misconception that owning a business means it will take over your life. Owning a business doesn’t mean that you will always be stressed, overwhelmed, overworked, and hustling for more just because “it comes with the territory”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I think it needs to be talked about more and that’s why I wrote this new series, Going Against the Grain. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Because it’s time to break free from the common misconceptions about being an entrepreneur so we can start doing business differently - with less overwhelm and more intention.
If you’re already nodding your head and ready to talk about it too, this is for you. Click the link in my profile to get your name on the list for 6 weeks of raw conversations about how you can build a sustainable business in a world that believes non-stop hustle is the only path to success. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
0 23 minutes ago
Setting and communicating my personal boundaries was essential for my health, well being, safety, and happiness. Although setting them gave me control over my space, body, and feelings; however, navigating and understanding them was challenging. #SarandipityCoaching
Are you bringing your best self, as in
𝐁𝐨𝐝𝐲+𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐝+𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 to every situation by guiding your energy to where it's used best?
Are you aware where your INTENTION goes throughout the day?
If you tend to get easily side tracked by distractions, here's a little reminder. ❤
Allow yourself to slow down deliberately, to look around, to breath in deeper, to notice small things in your environment 🌹, rather than allowing your attention to be captured with meaningless distractions.
Have a routine of gratitude where you guide your thoughts the first thing in the morning to get your energy flowing in the direction of love and appreciation of small things.
Be open to change your perspective at any moment, be receptive to inspiration, set your priorities and retain that focus, hold a safe space for yourself and the others, be spontaneous to follow on your nudges, but do it in a way that serves you and those around.
Take corrective action.
Pursue only what brings you joy.
And most importantly, give the world the gift of your PRESENCE.
Are you committed to being a positive influence through mastering intention?
1 835 minutes ago
Can I take the opportunity to introduce myself? I’ve seen new faces here and I want to say two things: Hello & Welcome! My name is Amy and I am a Pinterest strategist who loves creating programmes that help coaches use Pinterest to bring in consistent quality leads . Most week days you’ll find me with a coffee in hand working at my dining table even though I have an office upstairs, but on the weekends my favourite thing to do is explore the Scottish coast and countryside. I’d be honoured to connect with you, so leave a comment and let me know what you like to do with your free time!
1 438 minutes ago
Starting up classes in the gazebo again! 🙌🙌 First up, a Meditate with Ease Workshop to help you jumpstart (or reignite and recommit to) your Summer meditation practice. ☀️🌻🙏. .
If you want to learn how to stay grounded, balanced, and truly enjoy this Summer (while also staying aligned with your 2019 visions and goals!), I invite you to a morning of meditation, self-care, connection, and learning!
During the workshop you’ll:
>>>learn how to easily PRIORITIZE + FIT MEDITATION into a busy Summer schedule
..............................................................................................>>>learn the BEST SUMMER MEDITATION PRACTICES to stay grounded, present, and focused during this high energy season ..............................................................................................
>>>create a PERSONALIZED MEDITATION PLAN to help you start (or reignite) a joyful and consistent practice
.............................................................................................. >>>get prepared for the JULY ECLIPSES + PLANETARY RETROGRADES, and learn how to use their powerful energy for deep healing and transformation
*****get a copy of our SEASONAL SUMMER GUIDE to help you stay aligned with Summer’s energy through food, movement, meditation, herbs, essential oils, and more!
****Plus, the FIRST 3 PEOPLE TO REGISTER...
will get a HEALING MINI-SESSION on the amethyst, infrared biomat (these sessions are perfect for helping you re-ground and reset during the “busy” Summer).
Register at the bio link 😊 #moonandmeditationcircle#eclipseseason#meditationfortransformation
1 1442 minutes ago
💋 Time for another Q&A Wednesday 💋 where I will answer questions sent in by you guys about all things business, branding, messaging, and just because!
Today's question is: HOW MUCH COPY DO I GET DURING AN INTENSIVE?
Well, the amount really depends on where we focus our session. I will help you create copy on the spot during our intensive. We'll get the gist of what you want to say down and start to build it out (a.k.a. write actual words).
After the intensive I will go back over everything and just polish it up as it's a little tough to come up with perfection on the spot. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Whatever we can get done during our time together (whether it's one session or three) you'll have ready to paste anywhere you need it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
How much copy we create obviously depends on how much time we spend together, AND how much time you want to spend during the intensive on that subject. If we focus more on social strategy you'll have less copy and more strategy--or vice versa.
If you know there are areas where you feel you want me to create some strong messaging, let me know. Things like an updated elevator pitch or tagline fall into this category. I can easily create these things with you during our session. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You'll also receive your 1 page brand script "script" for each brand script that we create during the intensive. (Head to last week's Q&A Wednesday post for more on Brand Scripts). the amount of copy you receive depends on where we spend our time during your session.
If you guys have any questions about this 👆🏻 or an entirely new question you'd love for me to answer, just let me know in the comments or shoot me a DM and I'll answer it in a Q&A Wednesday! Like I said, it can be anything from branding and messaging to what the heck I do with my clients! Ask away!
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1 101 hour ago
💛 Double tap if you love supporting your local business mummas 💛
A little shoutout goes to an awesome human, who not only gives me the most ah-mazing facials (I legit get asked for ID still) but actually cares about her clients! Meet Alana from @yourspaaus.
Alana was recommended to me by a friend (we all love a good recommendation, don’t we?) and I have gone absolutely no where else ever since.
As a mum, we all need a bit of down time and I get this and more when I book a treatment in (i’ve actually got my next one booked in next weekend, so we might do some before and after’s!)
Go on, check Alana out and tag your favourite Mum in business below 👇🏼
Pretty much my life at the moment 💻 so here’s a #midweekreminder for me (and you) to take time out every day to breathe, unwind, disconnect from work and just be. You’ll see, the little breaks you think you can’t afford will be what give you an extra boost of energy and productivity.
Wha do you do to unwind during the day? 💙
SWIPE RIGHT ➡️➡️➡️
Good Mood Vibes are on. Create A Course Workshop is done! 👏🏻👏🏻
Well, the first one anyway.... more on this to come.
What did we do in the last 2 days?
🖤 Mapped out 6 amazing online programs
🖤 Learnt the format to deliver said content
🖤 Created a selling system to sell these courses
🖤 Got the simple tech to get it done
🎥 Recorded welcome videos
😎 Had headshots taken
☕️ Drank lots of coffee
🥗 Ate some yummy food
😂 Had HEAPS of laughs
And in general, were just awesome people
I CANNOT wait to see your finished programs ladies you are all total god damned rock stars.
STAY TUNED I will be sharing these legends stuff real soon
A lesson from a hypocrite - hint, it me 👋 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I harp on and on and on about how your website is your online receptionist. She needs to do her job, he needs to direct traffic, answer questions and promote your business and they needs to do it well. The best websites are the ones that are constantly evolving, changing and adapting. Your business isn’t stagnant and your website shouldn’t be either. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Buuuut guess which big ole loud mouth wasn’t taking her own advice? Yep, me again. 💁♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My inner monologue was churning out that tired old excuse “I’m too busy working on others to do my own.” Well, yes I’m busy but I also love this business - I want it to grow 🌱 and that only happens if it’s nurtured. All of it. So I’ve spent a bit of time tidying up some of the things that were bothering me, giving it a refresh, playing with the backend and planning my attack for the rest. It’s no where near perfect but the ball is rolling and that’s good enough for me.
So, here’s your mid week reminder that you are worth your own investment! Check yo site ✨
Oh & if you take a look, let me know if you can spy any of the changes.🕵️♀️
3 113 hours ago
Is it really a honeymoon if there isn’t a photo of Brian cringing when I kiss him on the cheek?! 😂 Love this snap we took at Sacré-Cœur.
1 253 hours ago
Hello!! 👋 I tried to think of a really great caption for this one but the truth is I have a bad case of writers block today.
But It’s been a while since these munchkins have made an appearance around here and I couldn’t resist throwing a cheeky selfie of us in the mix! I ❤️ this little 🦄
📣 How to make the most of your copywriter
1️⃣ Understand the scale of their task - and their love for doing it right.
Quality copywriting doesn't just involve whipping up a few lines. It involves:
✔️ Competitor analysis
✔️ Brand and product/service research
✔️ Familiarisation with brand voice (if you have one) or creating a brand voice
✔️ Subject research
✔️ Writing + finessing those lines
✔️ Optimising for search engines
✔️ Sourcing images
✔️ Rounds of briefing, feedback + editing.
2️⃣ Give them time. Refer to point one! It's a lot to do yo!
3️⃣ Give them space. Creativity needs to breathe. Writing needs to flow. There's a reason I schedule emails + phone calls to either ends of the day. A disruption can set me back hours!
4️⃣ Trust their expertise. You're not just hiring us because we write. Again, refer to point 1.
5️⃣ Give them every document you've got - product or service brochures, brand vision, buyer's personas, and that all important brand voice guide.
It helps us nail that brief better the first time, making it an efficient process for all of us.
Fellow copywriters and creative freelancers, have I forgotten anything?!
I have had quite a few questions sparked from my own recent brand refresh. So I am formulating a blog piece about the rebranding process AND an ultimate checklist for rebranding to help you get all of your ducks in a row. 🦆
What are your burning questions about the rebranding process, both from a foundation perspective AND the work involved in transforming your visual brand after you have established your visual brand personality? 🤷♀️ What’s holding you back? What are your concerns? Is there anything specific you’d like to know about any part of the process? #heretohelp
Drop your questions in the comments and I will answer them for you! 👇🏻
20 526 hours ago
💎The impossible is mostly the untried!
Can we show this babe some love & appreciation 💕
From meeting Touran because of a cake order, to her being inspired by my health & fitness results, to her trusting me & taking a chance & embarking on her own transformation, to then inspiring so many around her directly & indirectly , to her becoming a coach & kick ass boss babe in our team! Watch this space! She is driven, motivated, consistent, feels the fear and does it anyway, you can learn so much from her!
"WHY ARE YOU ALWAYS BRAGGING?" 🙄
Us as women are constantly told we are not supposed to 'brag' or share our wins... but fuck that 🙅🏻♀️⠀
You deserve to SHARE and celebrate yourself 🎉⠀
I have had a lot of WINS and I think it is important in the hustle of everything to take a moment and look back on what has been happening! ⠀
My favourite win is that of one of my 1:1 clients who has done CONSISTENT 5 FIGURES MONTHS in her first 6 MONTHS of her business! ⠀
THIS IS HER FIRST YEAR IN BUSINESS!!! I am so pumped and so proud of these results! 🤩⠀
👑 I did over 20K in Sales in a week more than once!! ⠀
Very much on track to hit my massive goal for the month.
So here is the thing... ⠀
I'm hosting a free 3 day event for future focused female coaches and consultants in celebration of Empire: The Mastermind opening for enrolment soon from July 8th-11th
DAY 1: Is the fear of success holding you back from your next level? ⠀
DAY 2: Money Talk VS. Connection
DAY 3: Your vibe is created from your tribe
WANT IN?! Comment below and I'll send you the link to join the exclusive group
SHARE SOME OF YOUR JUNE WINS AND BRAG, BOO!! 🖤👇🏼
3 329 hours ago
For real guys. #sorrynotsorry
Double tap if you agree ✌🏼 Is your struggle as real as mine is every morning??🤚🏻
There are 6 months left until 2020 can you believe that?
For the past months I’ve been going through a lot of ups and downs. I’ve cried, I’ve laughed, I’ve worked my ass off and well I have no regrets.
Everything that I did thought me a lesson that’ll never forget.
I have learned so much it’s beyond me I am literally learning how to speak Korean and Mandarin still at the baby stage but I’m getting there.
I start alot businesses and done so many gigs in the past and none sticked. The only thing that stayed put is my blog for 4+ years it has been a journey. Now I worked on my very first product my Ebook for BEGINNERS of the influencer world.
You know when I started this book in January it was only made for Jamaicans because most y’all been in a box #noshade I wanted to open your eyes so you can find your way out of that box. Then I realize it wasn’t only Jamaicans who needed help I was narrow minded now my book is for every person who wants to ditch that 9-5. #bossbabe
35 33610 hours ago
Still flying high from the best night with the most loving, supportive community ever. 🎉 Huge thanks to everyone who came out, participated in, and supported our first @balancedblackgirlpodcast live event. And a very special thanks to our amazing speakers @michaelahairs@falesha11 and @timelesstrinab who reminded us all about the importance of consistent sisterhood. Tune in to the latest episode to join the conversation 🖤✨👯♀️
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MEET MY FAMILY! This is my husband of almost four years Phil and my daughter Giavana who just turned 1!
Since we're here, who doesn't enjoy a good love story?
So my family has a lake house and when I was 18 (Phil was 21) he was visiting his buddy at a house across the lake and these boys decided to swim across the lake one night to meet me and my cute girlfriends! I thought he was SO cool because he was older, drove a Honda Civic, and had a chin strap beard 😂 and the rest is history!
💗This is Shannon, we've been working together for the last 6 weeks & her transformation has been PHENOMENAL!
I remember our conversation from day 1, the "I know I'm meant for more, but what is it! & how do I find it?!"
She felt so stuck, but knew this 9-5 life was not for her, that there has to be more!
To drastically shifting into being & owning that she is an Empowerment Coach, serving other women shift from fear and into owning their authentic self.
Shannon, it's been an honor working with you. In tears as a I write this, you inspire me. Your broke down some hard old beliefs & turned them around to create this unstoppable confidence you own! So much more to come for us! 🔥
To learn from her 👉🏼 @concrete_rose91
How to create a WEALTH mindset ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
W - Write down what you want⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
E - Envision your future⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A - Affirm your desires⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
L - Listen to your inner voice ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
T - Take action and transform ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
H - Hold the vision ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
One sure way to boost your odds of becoming successful is to have a mindset geared toward wealth and prosperity⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Because the actions you take on a daily basis — right down to the amount of effort you put toward your goals — stem directly from your state of mind.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #wealthmindset#womanup ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #mylifemyway ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #lifequotes ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #successquotes ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bossbabequotes ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #theimperfectboss ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #womenempoweringwomen ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #womenwhosupportwomen ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fempower
Life isn’t a Pinterest quote or some rom com where everything works out after a serious of struggles. Day to day life just is everything. It’s messy, and complicated AF. And that is perfectly ok. It doesn’t have to look like anyone else’s it be right for you. Letting love in makes all the difference. BIG LOVE AND FEELS OF GRATITUDE 💕 blessed to work from home, making pretty messes while chasing my little people and connecting with my husband 💕🙌🏼✨
20 65311 hours ago
Did a thing with my best friend today to commemorate the most beautiful friendship and also my 26 years in Florida before I start a new chapter tomorrow. I’m repressing a lot of my feels and they’ll probably hit me months from now but damn, I’m so grateful for this life and for this time and I’m excited for what’s to come. Here’s to letting go of control and taking chances and living in the now. HUGE thanks to @jcp_art + @electricchairtattoos for squeezing us in last minute and doing such an incredible job 🖤