What’s wrong with you? Nothing at all! Every inch of you is perfect. How can it not be? You were made in his image!⠀
The way you look⠀
The way you talk⠀
How you deliver your gift⠀
It’s all perfect! Now get out there and share what God has made. ❤️❤️
I was never a fan of pain points for many reasons.
1. I don't like to focus on the lack. Where you focus your energy is what you attract, or so I'm told, and I'm actively working on that for myself.
2. Desperation is rarely ever a good look for anyone.
3. I buy more when I'm in a good mood.
4. There are more emotions to tap into and connect with like joy, pleasure, abundance, thoughtful, sacred, engaged. 👀
Instead of "pain points" I prefer to use the term "emotional triggers" so that it shifts your energy from a scarcity mindset to one of attracting abundance and more of those positive clients and customers. This doesn't mean you don't have to speak to one's frustrations but it does shift your intention to be more about organic synergy and less about what can I sell you.
I just find that connections built on authenticity tend to be more fulfilling than using gimmicks to close a sale.
My 2 cents...🤷🏻♀️
GM Powerhouse 💥
It’s time to make the doughnuts 🍩
Remember, to love on yourself today. We were wonderfully made is his image, so everything about us is perfect.
When I hear people complain about their bodies I always tell them “ it’s not your body it’s the clothing you choose to wear that’s making you not like what you see.” The wrong shapes of clothing can make you look a lot larger than you are or even less curvy.
Finding the right clothing that compliments your curves and your Figure is the 🔑 to owning a wardrobe you love. Because you’ll love what you see.
So remember, the next time you look in the mirror and get ready to complain “it’s not your body, it’s how your body looks in the clothing that you choose to wear”. It’s never your body!!
One of our favorite designs this year was for Hair Perfection 843..which is a luxury hair brand based out of Charleston, SC...We did an amazing branding session with the owner yesterday and we are excited to see where she will be taking this brand..
Interested in starting your own hair line???? Stay Tuned for the Ready Set Launch your business 5 Day FREE bootcamp and ecourse... More information coming soon...
ARCHETYPES // A brand is no different to a person. As humans, we crave for connections and clients choose to work with you because they can connect with your brand. Carl Jung defined 12 primary archetypes symbolising human motivations and traits. Our brand archetype is The C R E A T O R. The main goal is to realise a vision and a create a culture through strategic artistic control and skill. That’s ours, what’s yours? Let #thehonestquill explore with you xoxo 👊🏼🖋
Remember the day she said, “God told you were the one!” I said, “He did?” LOL! Here we are lil over a year later and we accomplished so much @strippingofsheets is not just a brand it’s a movement! #wait4it#divinesetup#brandmanager
Huxley came home from a bday party with this cupcake pen.
My inner child was jumping up and down hands in the air screaming GLITTER AND SPARKLES!!!!!
I asked her nicely if she would share her pen with mommy and she gave it to me.
It's the little things I tell ya. Being able to journal everyday and manifest my vision for my life and biz with a cupcake pen is epic-sauce.
What's your dream pen? Share below 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. So constantly give yourself this retreat and renew yourself. ” (MARCUS AURELIUS)
Sooo during this down time I have I am taking on three additional clients for FREE!!! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Yep I said it!
Absolutely, completely, FREE! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
If you are thinking about starting a business, have started a business, have an organization or ministry and you are looking for assistance in branding (development, awareness, or redesign) or marketing (strategies, ideas, or concepts) I GOT YOU 😉 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
You have nothing to lose
and everything to gain
Let’s do this!
In the marketplace, more important than your product or service is how you position yourself, proper branding and marketing strategies can make all the difference!
I can get you in position!
MONEY ATTRACTION TIP: write down the 5 most common words or phrases you (and the people you hang out with) - use to talk about money.⠀
If they aren't high vibe (as in, make you feel amazing)...⠀
If they aren't taking you where you want to go...⠀
If they don't light you up with possibility...⠀
THEN DO THIS ==> slow down, stop using them and be quiet!💃⠀
I love you. You got this!
So I saw someone on my timeline ask what is the best laptop to have for business. My response was "any one that works!" She basically said no...and I basically said, YES! 👍🏾
See too many entrepreneurs are putting off making money moves because they don't have the best technology, or the best office space or they don't have any "investors" or they don't have the lump sum of cash needed to upgrade their brand/businesses. So they do very little or nothing at all. 💯
Honestly, those are all excuses! when you are a real GO-GETTER you don't really even need a laptop to make money!!! You will make daily visits to the public library everyday if need be. Or you will cash in on that cell phone. Unless you are some type of graphics designer or something that requires artistic or IT capabilities. 👌🏾
Some of y'all are gonna be so quick to go and buy that new iPhone when you are going to pay more for the iPhone than what you even make in a week or month in your business. SMH! If you won't invest in learning how to make at least 3 times you are paying for that new phone in a week then you don't need it! 🙄
Learn how to make money with the phone you got first. You have to use the little you have to create more. You may not have thousands of dollars to create the brand you want but hell you got 50.00...use that...start there and every week invest something in your brand until you reach your goals. 📈
Not having "the money" is a lame excuse. Everyone has money. It's all a matter of your priorities and what is valuable to you. Because I can almost guarantee you this is you are not putting money, real effort and real energy into your brand neither is anyone else! But the same people who refuse to invest in their brands sit, wonder and loose sleep trying to figure why folks are not saying, "yes" to their offers. 💁🏾
Hey Lady Boss can I share this with you?!
In my 4 years of full-time entrepreneurship I have had hundreds and hundreds of conversations with entrepreneurs. During this time I've noticed that there are a few common thread challenges with most of them. One of the main challenges is struggling to get clarity with their brand and bringing it together in a more cohesive, professional and client attractive way.
This is a step that many entrepreneurs either skip over or try to skimp over. They try to boot strap and DIY there way to a great brand. This often turns into a disaster. Why? Because their attempts to try and "bring something together" on their own ends up costing them more money, more loss of money and more frustration in the end. 🔸
So then it's back to the drawing board. These mistakes can be avoided if they would just get the right help in the beginning. 🔸
Don't allow another year to go by trying to "figure out" how to create your BOSS brand, attract more of your dream clients and stand out online. Let me help you.
I will be connecting personally with a few Lady Bosses this week to help them finish the year strong and finally launch their BOSS Brands. 🔸
If you would like to be one of them be sure to click the link in my bio and apply for your, Jumpstart My Brand Strategy Session.
It's the age of LIVE VIDEO REVOLUTION and this has changed the way we do business. Why is it necessary for entrepreneurs to do a live video? How can it help to establish your brand? To read the full blog post, watch the coaching video and claim your BONUS TRAINING (Aloha Laptop Lifestyle CHEAT SHEET, tap on my name to go to my profile and click the live link http://rugbydude.com/livevideorev
Being "iconic" is not a trend, it's a lifestyle. Since the Hollywood Golden Age, we have been introduced to some of the most iconic people around.⠀
But being iconic isn't just for celebrities, you too can be iconic in the mind of your followers.⠀
5 Ways to Be Iconic In the New Millenium⠀
1. Craft a brand narrative or story⠀
2. Know your ideal client on an intimate level⠀
3. Leverage the power of making an emotional connection⠀
4. Be authentic, credible, visible, vulnerable & consistent⠀
5. Exaggerate what makes you different⠀
Even though you might spend lots of time getting clear about your brand, the main thing you want to remember is that branding is not totally about you, it's ultimately about your market and what they need on an emotional level from your brand.⠀
Marketing gets their attention, but it's branding that captures their heart.⠀
I saw a convo happening in a Facebook group yesterday about changes in online marketing tactics.
A lot of popular strategies from the past few years aren't working anymore as markets become saturated and consumers catch on.
People don't want to be sold to nonstop, they don't want to be treated like numbers, and they're tired of the same 'ol funnels & launches.
If you want to build a successful, meaningful business, it's about:
• connecting with the individuals in your community
• providing real, life-changing value with your content
• showing up & being vulnerable - keeping it real is the new black
• selling a product or service that's focused on quality & customer experience
I'd love to know what you think - are there marketing tactics that you're totally over or that you've noticed are on their way out the door? 💌
Let's do the math...
2018 may not be around the corner but it is down the block and through that sketchy alley way.
I've combined the mastermind sessions with a design package so that you can start the new year with a new 'do and a kick-ass new brand.
Because you might be stuck and unsure about what the next steps are in your entrepreneurial journey.
Or you might be ready to kick it up a notch and groove into that next level phase.
I have a knack for organizing your creative genius so that your brand is clear, easy to fall in love in, and working on your behalf when you're sleeping, galavanting the globe, or simply playing hooky for the day.
Create the structure you need with the style that best reflects your authentic awesome self.
Join me for 10 weeks of co-creation magic and let's elevate your ah-maze-ing online presence into one that rocks out the new year with personality AND profits!
Does your page reflect your brand? Or are you using your business page as a personal page too? Remember your “business” page should be 80% business and 20% personal. Don’t overwhelm your followers with different things that will deter them from your BRAND! #Focus 💛🖤
Question: Any suggestions on blog content for this week? October has so many powerful topics to cover whether it's Women’s Issues, Health Care or Seasonal Tips... How do you know what your audience need to hear 👂?
Going LIVE today at 2pm EST to discuss the BASICS of Social Media! A little Social Media 101 🤗 This is for new and aspiring business owners that want to build pages that are clear, concise, CONVERT, and the tools to help you do so!
Join me on Facebook at Trove Branding. You don't want to miss itttttt 😉 @trovebranding
Do you know which body shape you are?
Knowing your body shape and which pieces work best for you is the 🔑 to owning a wardrobe that makes you feel confident and beautiful no matter what size you are!! So, which one are you?
Give me a cozy blanket, a cup of coffee, and pleeeease tell me I don’t have to leave the house today. (Didn’t help. 😞 I have to anyway.) Maybe I’ll have a day at home next week. Thinking positive vibes this morning. ••••
What’s your positive thought for the day?
If you're scared to build a personal brand, think again. Personal brands are on the rise thanks to platforms like IG that allow #entrepreneurs to showcase and connect their business and their lives online. /
And, the power of personal brands is undeniable. Brands that encourage employees to share company messaging on their personal pages see 8 times more engagement. And leads that are gained through an employee's social media are 7 times more likely to convert to sales. /
In the case of #solopreneurship , you are the brand. Lean into personal branding to make it count for your business. #brandingtips#marketingstrategy#salesleads#smallbiz#brandtheboss
After "how do I get started", the question "how do I find clients" has to be the most common one aspiring VAs ask me. And I get it. You are making the transition from bring an employee to #workingforyourself and you need guidance.
That's why I put together a guide to show new and would be #virtualassistants specific ways to find clients when they are just starting out. ⭐⭐ "Is it better to go through a staffing agency as a new VA or should I find my own clients? What can I do to find my own clients?" Those are just some of the questions answered in this guide. *
Click the link in my bio and sign up to receive your free copy via email. #virtualassistanttraining#businesstraining#myownboss#freelancer#valuebabe
All businesses should solve a problem....Rather than just creating a product or service because you want to, you should create something based around a problem you find in your industry...
For example When I created my publishing company it was because I had tried 2 others and it seemed as though what I required didnt exist which was a platform for non writers to tell their story...Most of the publishing companies focused on traditional writers and I also knew a few other people that were Industry experts or people who had went through something and wanted to express it in a book...And Voila my company was built..
So make sure you are solving a problem and you WILL have a successful company... Stay tuned because we will discuss this in the Ready Set Launch your business bootcamp coming NEXT week...
I don't care how many books I read, that's something about starting a new one. I believe it's knowing that I'm going on a new journey, with the possibility of learning something I've never learned before.
Have you ever experienced this feeling?
I'd like to thank my book buddy/ fellow avid reader/ sisterfriend @brownsugarfe for sending me the latest release from @authorpattucker.
Have you read it yet? What were your thoughts?
Stay tuned for my review.
Coming Soon from @authortstyles and @cartelpublications!
On Nov. 30th or sooner, readers will be able to catch up with the Prophet Family (primarily my girl Nine) in "Silence of the Nine 3". Then on December 30th or sooner, we are introduced to "Villains: It's Savage Season." OMG!! …I haven't been this excited about the release of a book all year!
When it comes to your Business’ Brand or your Personal Brand U! need to have a mission statement.
Often times people get a Mission Statement and Vision Statement mixed up. Your mission statement is what you do on a daily basis to achieve your vision statement.
My personal mission statement is to “inspire those to embrace their greatness.”
@lifeisgoodco also has one of my favorite mission statements.
Need help ideating your mission or vision statements for your personal brand or business? Shoot me a message.
#BEgreat x #BrandU
Have you ever tried to make an important decision but felt dizzy with the opposing advice pouring in on all sides? Left feeling confused and parlyzed to make a decision? At times like these it's important to block out all the noise, sit quietly and listen to what our gut is telling us. You've done the research, you've heard the experts opinions. Now it's time to trust yourself, because only you are the expert when it comes to your needs and desires.
Today I would like to highlight one of my super star clients (What am I saying?! They are all super stars reaching stratospheric proportions! But she is also a dear dear friend of mine!). As the CEO of her super foods company, @TruleeCo, @truleesherry has been pure bliss to work with. My production team (@Kauwauneburtonstudios @thelondonexperience_, @glamourrx) and I are in the process of prepping and shooting her Kickstarter video for her holiday Bliss Bites and I cannot wait to help her launch it! This woman has overcome so many challenges with a smile on her face, so she is a true inspiration!
Check out her Bliss Bites available at places like Market Street, Central Market and soon to be in Costco (and more). Also, be on the look out for the video so you can take part in the Kickstarter and get their AMAZING holiday flavors in time for the holidays! I got to taste them last week and I just about went to heaven! SO delicious! www.truleeco.com
P.S. Check out this adorable photo! She has a fork because her upcoming book is called, "Fork That" and this is from our photoshoot for her book cover with @kauwuaneburtonstudios! Is she not absolutely gorgeous!?!
HAPPY TUESDAY YALL!
TodayI am so grateful to be able to do what I love for a living. It's a blessing to be able to wake up and help others to change their lives. I Had a great coaching call with a new client today. 🔸
What are you grateful for today?