Today's photoshoot was made even more amazing by the wonderful makeup you see in these photos from @sallyvanswearingen of @thealistatindosalon. Using her own makeup line @studioessentialscosmetics, she created this glamorous, yet still natural look, on my sweet client - Paula of @stayingintouchcards. Sally has a special talent for creating beautiful, but believable, makeup looks on women of all ages - And most especially for those of us 'past a certain age'. 💁😄 I know Paula felt so confident with her gorgeous look, which allowed us to create incredible images together today 📷 😊
Photo credit to: @sallyvanswearingen
Love Life shoot in progress! This 'Wild Path' child pampered herself with my ✨Elevate Your Brand ✨package. She drank some bubbly while getting her hair and make up done, had 6 wardrobe changes and felt like an 'urban priestess' on graduation day. I love my job.
If you are ready to take your business to the next level - get the photos to match your vision!
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@happyyogini knows it!
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You don't get to be average anymore.... Not on my watch!
You don't get to be mediocre anymore.... Not on my watch!
You don't get to conform to the norm... Not on my watch!
You don't get to hide behind your stories or blend in anymore.... NOT👏🏾On👏🏾My👏🏾Watch!!! You see, even though we may have never met personally, I see you, and I know you've been hiding.
You've been hiding behind your titles, accolades, successes, business, your experiences & stories, and you've even been hiding behind the opinions of others about you - But, I won't stand for it... Not anymore!
You were #BornToStandOut , and I'm here to help you do exactly that gorgeous one!
I was once where you are - hiding behind the veil of my life and business, comfortable in my little corner, and content with doing, being and having just enough because I didn't want to be judged for having, wanting or doing more, or doing things differently - my way! But here's the thing, in my hiding and adapting to the norm of things, I was actually robbing my people - MY tribe and community that only I can serve in the way that I can serve!
You my dear are doing the exact same thing and I can't, in good conscious, let you hide anymore!!! It's not just about being visible, but showing up, being visible WITH purpose and with a powerful message that helps others.
Your tribe needs you to show up, and they need you to show up NOW! You don't have to do it alone though. I'm here to help you, but you've got to be willing. Don't allow fear of anything to stop you in your tracks anymore. Click the link in my profile to schedule your personal branding strategy session, and let's partner together to elevate your personal brand now!
Brand photography: @leahraephotography
Creative Direction & Styling: Elle Jones
This man leads with confidence, focus, strength and certainty.
He loves hard and protects what he loves at all costs.
He's fuels our engines, even on days when we don't want him to.
He loves, prays and provides without ever complaining.
And, just as he was in this photo with our son, he leads our children and I with love, spirit, faith, wisdom and truth.
This man, he is my husband and the father of our children, and I wish him the happiest Father's Day ever - because he so deserves it!
I'm K. Elle Jones, but Elle (sounds like the letter "L") is just fine. 😎
I'm a branding, biz and beauty maven that has a slight obsession with exotic teas, dancing (when I can), and playing with my camera to create visual stories & videos (hey, it's the actress and director in me).
As personal brand strategist, visual storyteller, creative director, & entrepreneur, I love empowering women entrepreneurs, small business owners, professionals and leaders to embrace their own unique voice and beauty, leveraging the power of their stories and video to elevate their personal brand, share their message, and grow their business - on their terms, and with purpose.
I'm confident that you have a very powerful message to share, and I want to help you unleash the power of your story to elevate your personal brand, influence and income with confidence, impact & yes, STYLE!
💃🏾 I love shopping for makeup, hair (because yes, I am the extensions queen), shoes and I enjoy music, movies and eating at restaurants with a beautiful ambience.... Oh, and an occasional glass of sweet white or red wine.
🍷 I'm SO in love with my husband (we're celebrating 13 years of marriage this weekend), our two adult daughters, son, and grandson! Yep, I'm a Mimi (because I'm too young for grandma, GlamMa wasn't my thing, and Nana is my momma). 😘 ❤️ So since I've shared a bit about myself, how about we get to know each other better?
1. Who are you?
2. What drives you each day?
3. What's one big goal you want to accomplish this year in your personal brand and business? 📷: Brand Photography by the amazing @LeahRaePhotography
Creative Direction & Styling: K. Elle Jones
Want to know the real secret to standing out online?
RELATIONSHIPS!!! It seems like most people these days only focus on building funnels, marketing, launching and selling to their audience. But what about the power of building relationships and the place this should have in your marketing strategies?
I'm not talking about those superficial, "hey boo, get it sis," kind of relationships, but the real authentic ones, where the people you're in relationship with mean more than your bottom line kind of relationships!
It's time out for all the fluff, latest marketing/business trends and meaningless attempts to "build relationships." Want to really be the standout brand in your industry and explode your business? Focus on YOUR people. Engage with them. Get to know them. Let your words mean something, and honor them no matter what you're tempted to do. Build REAL relationships with your people, free of motives, meet them right where they are, and use your voice, stories, talents and experience to elevate them!
Put relationships above everything! It's just that simple!
DO IT WITH HEART & PURPOSE!!!
👊🏾 That's my advice to anyone who's considering taking a journey down the entrepreneurial path.
Running a business is no joke, and running an online business is definitely something you shouldn't enter into lightly. Being the BOSS comes with major responsibilities, costs, sacrifices, and yes, even disappointments.
Being a full-time business owner is rewarding, but can also be filled with bouts of uncertainty. One of the major keys is to really know yourself, be honest with yourself and others, find someone to keep you accountable, own up to your mistakes, missteps, and mishaps; set expectations and hold yourself and those you work with to those standards, but don't be prudish about it, because believe me, people will remember more about how you made them feel, than what you've said to them.
Most importantly, make sure that the work you're doing is purposeful, and be committed to showing up to doing the work. Be confident in knowing that you've been called to do this work (whatever your work is), and give yourself some grace when things don't work out. Purpose is what makes it all worth it, even in the face of all those other things.
This journey can be hard enough on its own, but it can and should be one of the most beautiful journeys you'll ever take in life - when you do it with heart and purpose.
Embrace and enjoy your journey of self-discovery, growth, enlightenment, connection, relationship and legacy building. You're in for one heck of a ride ELLEvateHER! 💋 @preview.app
Do you understand the importance of #brandconsistency ?
Get started by establishing a set of clearly defined visual and messaging brand guidelines with #YCS
Develop a #StrongBrand & an even #StrongerTeam Your company's visions, beliefs and purpose are essential to the make up of your brand's DNA and should be represented in a cohesive professional manner.
"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but it is too low and we reach it." | Michaelangelo
🖊📔 If you're ever going to experience true, long-lasting growth, joy, fulfillment and success, you'll have to set BIG, scary goals and take action to accomplish each one of them. 👊🏾 Here's the thing .... it's not enough to set goals. You've got to set goals that seem impossible, and couple your intentions with faith & action... consistent action. Otherwise, a goal without a plan is just a wish.
And my love, if you're going to set a goal, you might as well go BIG or go home!
Every person needs to have goals they're working towards daily. If you're not getting want you want from life or your business, chances are you're really lacking a solid goal plan, and aren't actively working to achieve them each day.
A journal can help you solve that issue quickly, if you commit to being consistent. Goals aren't one size fits all, but using a journal can help you to reach your goals, and oftentimes, much quicker than a person who isn't journaling. 📝
Here's a few tips to help you get the most out of journaling your goals each day:
1. Take 5-10 minutes each day to write down your goals and a quick action plan on how you plan to reach them. Document which actions you took throughout the day that helped you get closer to achieving your goals, as well as the actions/activities that drew you away from reaching your goals.
2. Remember that not all goals have to be big ones. Yeah, I know I said go big or go home, but there's a time & place for that. Use wisdom on when to implement that thought process.
Smaller segmented goals can be reached easily & very quickly, and will help to keep you motivated along the way to tackle those larger goals.
3. Keep a separate journal for each major goal you have, and create sub-categories that helps you to break those big goals into smaller ones for each area you're focusing on.
Remember, the best way to eat an elephant is piece by piece, bite by bite. You can't eat the whole elephant at one time. So, think of your big goals in the same way.
What's your favorite tip? Comment below.
Business trends moves fast! Media cycles move even faster!
There's a new entrepreneurial star being discovered every single week, so what can you do to position yourself as not only an expert in your industry, but one that will be remembered, and declared the go-to professional for your niche? 🤔
Build a strong, irresistible personal brand, and leverage media opportunities to gain more exposure and elevate your personal brand & business at the same time.
BUT (yep, there's a big but and I'm not talking Sir Mix Alot butts either) - It's not enough to just get a ton of media attention. You've got to be able to leverage that increased awareness into actual relationships and revenue, and I can tell you, the majority of people miss this window of opportunity. I know I certainly have before.
All of the press in the world won’t do you any good if you don't know how to convert that increased awareness into actual clients and brand partnership opportunities, but I've got great news for you - you don't have to try to figure it out on your own!
My lovely friend Mary Simms of #PRInfluencers , and an award-winning publicist has created a publicity course just for the woman entrepreneur, small business owner and professional like you, and it's LIVE, so that means you'll get the most current industry information in REAL time with feedback to help you leverage your personal brand and the media quickly!
I've been working with Mary over the last couple of months in a FREE pilot program she's hosted, and let me tell you, the content and coaching she's provided would typically require a 5-figure investment very easily, not to mention bonus trainings from highly sought after industry leaders. Mary is sharing her proven secrets to pitching the media, raising your influence & sharing your message with the world!
If you're ready to use the power of the press to your advantage and communicate your story to the right influencers and gatekeepers in a way that will earn you media mentions that convert into clients, opportunities, revenue, & growth, then click the link in profile to learn about 10 Weeks To Media Mentions That Convert & register before the cart closes on Monday.
Don't focus on what everyone else is doing. It's time for YOU to rock your personal brand with confidence, impact and style my love!
How do you plan to elevate and rock your personal brand & business in this next quarter? .
. 📲Comment below and tag a fellow woman in business who's killing it with their personal brand. .
. 🎬 Creating visual brand magic with the ever so amazing @LeahRaePhotography!
She's the sweetest person ever, but don't be fooled, she's a beast behind the camera!
Book her now for your personal branding photoshoot! 👊🏾 #naturalhair
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Live video is one of the quickest ways to build the KLT (Know Like & Trust) factor with your dream audience, and elevate your personal brand and business. 🎥
Lots of people get tripped up on what to say, how to say it, or if they'll even be "interesting enough" to engage their audience enough to keep them tuned in, and build that KLT Factor. 🎬
Here's a few key things to remember when using video in your business to rapidly build the know, like, and trust factor, especially LIVE video where there are no multiple takes/do-overs.
1. Know your audience and how you can meet their needs with your knowledge and experience. Meet them where they're at!
2. DO NOT SELL TO THEM! Yes, I meant to type that! The key here is to build trust, right? Well, the last thing someone who is just getting to know you wants - is for you to start shoving your products or services down their throat! Now, I know you're in business to make money, but spend this time focusing on making an impact first.
LIVE video allows you to do that quickly.
Provide value through edutainment - education in an entertaining way.
3. BE YOURSELF!!! Seriously, I can't stress this enough! However you are behind closed doors, be that same person on camera. Are you witty and sassy? Let your true personality show through on camera. There's nothing worse than following someone online, and totally "loving them," only to meet them offline and they're nothing like that in real life! Ugggh, talk about a total and immediate turn off - Don't be that person! Authenticity goes a long way! 😉
BONUS: Breathe and smile through your nervousness and keep showing up!
Smiling increases your endorphins and really helps to calm your nerves.
Give these tips a try to help elevate your on-camera confidence and presence.
What questions do have about how to build your confidence when it comes to doing livestream broadcasting?
Comment below. 👇🏾
It's impossible to experience the view without the vision. You have to envision your success and build your brand accordingly.
Speak life into your vision and later enjoy the view.
Remember As you think, as you will be...
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🥂 BOTTOMS UP! 🥂 .
Cheers to the 10-year-old little girl who lost her father to a senseless crime, and spent the rest of her teenage years and most of her young adult life seeking a way to fill that void in senseless relationships, but FINALLY got her ish together, and accepted that she was more than enough despite the void that filled her life daily! .
Cheers to that 20-something-year-old college student who had a 2-year-old and one on the way when she walked the stage to receive her degree - because though everyone else expected for her to drop out and fail, she had something to prove; and she did - TO HERSELF! .
Cheers to the single mom of two, working a full-time job while attending grad school full time, and growing her marketing consulting business with a full roster of clients, and serving in ministry at her church - All at the same DANG time, without losing her sanity! .
Cheers to the woman, wife, and mom who was determined to fight to bring her unborn child into the world, even if it meant she'd lose her own life, but all the while trusting that God would save them both! .
Cheers to that ambitious, tenacious woman who hit the ground running in Hollywood to pursue her dream of acting full-time, with her baby boy in tow, and $700 to her name- determined to make it despite already being in her 30s. Yeah, she was a beast! .
Oh, and how could I forget??? Cheers to that same woman, who on her deathbed due to lupus complications, decided to boldly trust God again, in spite of the doctor's reports, and started her own business... right from ICU! Yeah, that chick, she's super dope! .
Cheers to that woman who inspires and empowers others, making a bold decision to turn the mirror around and inspire and empower herself as she prepares for the next level in life & business. Yeah, she's ready to take on the world!!! .
My love, please know this - Your stories don't define you, they simply lend character to your journey ahead. It's your job to tell your story, so own the power in each of them. .
You are the leading lady in your story babes.... Leap into and own your spotlight with boldness like a BOSS!