⛵⛵ Another insightful bottle cap today, this one from #honesttea . This was the perfect thing to hear on a day where I might be doubting myself, and feeling anxious about my direction going forward. But you can't stay in the harbor forever ✌
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Happy #mybusinessfriday ....so today I'm super excited!!! I have my banner designed and ready for WBLS Circle of Sisters Expo in NYC next week!!! Yessss I'll be there Saturday, October 30th. When God presents an opportunity I try my best to hop on it! I'm allowing the one above to guide me, no worries, no fear, just faith. .
What's going on with your business today?! Let's celebrate together!
I noticed there's a lot of morning routines out there that are supposed to be the cure all for everything.
But they are missing one important component, everyone is Different.
Not everyone wants to take a cold then hot shower in the morning, nor do they have time to.
Or have a laundry list of items to try and do before going to work that makes you feel like you failed if you don't get it all done.
Here's the best tip I can offer for it:
Do what speaks to you. -
If meditation doesn't sound up your alley, stick with some stretching or yoga poses and focus on the breath work there.
If working out in the morning is just something you can't do, that's okay, you still have the rest of the day and maybe go to a workout class to keep your accountability.
Just do what makes you excited in the morning, even if that's just taking a walk around the block sipping on green tea. This Is Your Life. You choose what you want to start each day with.
(2/3) “My name is Dani Holloway and I’m the founder of Merry People. We are a rainwear company who do mostly gumboots with a philosophy around happiness and adventure.” - Dani Holloway, Founder of Merry People www.merrypeople.com
(1/3) “Growing up I had this idea of happiness that I needed to be earning x amount of money, and have this kind of a house, this kind of a car and this kind of a lifestyle. I was working in a corporate job in the city and I was feeling not aha fulfilled, I was feeling just a bit lost. even though on paper I looked like I should be happy I just wasn’t. When I started Merry People I just found this bravery within myself..” - Dani Holloway, Founder of Merry People www.merrypeople.com
Ok peeps! Friday introductions are well overdue so... I'm Erica (hey!) 🙋🏼 I create brands and websites for creative entrepreneurs (slide into my DMS).
I love outdoor explorations 🌲 and veggie pizza 🍕and this is my favourite emoji: 🌿
Now your turn! 2 things you like and your favourite emoji... go! 😜
Sunsets in Texas are always so big and unmistakeable! A resident of NYC for the last several years, I have come to appreciate the brilliance and peacefulness that I am able to draw from the setting summer sun of my former home state. It's a sure way to clear my mind after a busy week on the road! #texassunset
"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." - Henry Ford
My biggest advice to those who are starting their own business: Learn to love failure. There's no way to magically start a smooth-running business with ideal clients and have absolutely no hiccups. You're going to mess up, try new things you never thought you would do, lose clients, and learn new strategies everyday. But don't worry! That's actually part of the fun! You get to find what you truly love.
What advice would you give to a budding entrepreneur?
Season 2 of @forthchicago podcast goes live today! This is Amelia. She and Amanda, our lovely interns this year, have produced the ENTIRE PODCAST. I'm in awe of what these two ladies have dreamed up, AND accomplished. It's one thing to talk about what you want to do. It's entirely another to actually follow-through and make it happen. Follow @ladyameliaa and @amandaglandon and @forthchicago to listen as it unfolds. Their first interview is with the lovely Kelly of @nimblewell talking about Niche. (everyone needs one, ps.) #forthchicago
I'm working on some aamzzzinggg projects this year with some awesome business owners. One thing I'm doing a lot of is event branding. I really love event branding! Something about showing up to my client's event and feeling super excited seeing my work in motion from the staff wearing badges, to the welcome banner to the program. God is truly amazing!!
So this week's blog post is about event branding and how to make sure you properly brand your next event and don't look confusing and all over the place! Check it out, link in bio. Send me a message or comment and tell me what you thought. 😘😘😘
Season two of my podcast baby launches today, and I am SO excited to share this one with y'all. 🎙
If you're not familiar, Go Forth is a podcast I've been building with @amandaglandon for @forthchicago that features some of Chicago's biggest, boldest, and all-around badass-est creative women entrepreneurs. Eight episodes of *real* conversations with women who are in the trenches fighting the fights to make their ideas/dreams/goals a reality. 🙌🏼
Tune in to the first episode featuring Kelly Connolly of @nimblewell at my #linkinbio and subscribe to make sure you don't miss anything! ⭐️
Oh! and mark your calendars for the season two wrap party on Thurs, Nov 9th at WeWork Fulton Market! 🎉
The hardest thing in business is remaining true to yourself. Do you agree? Comment below 👍🏻⠀
There are endless distractions promising more, better, faster results and it's so easy to lose sight of what's really important and chase the next shiny object. Surround yourself with people who will remind you why your started in the first place 🦋.⠀
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Каждый раз, выбирая простое решение вместо правильного, вы формируете свою личность и все больше становитесь человеком, который предпочитает то, что легко и просто, а не то, что правильно
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What's your biggest challenge right now? Leave a comment below 🦋⠀
In business, as in life, we are often surprised by people or circumstances that are not what they first appear to be. It's at this moment that we have a choice to make; we can embrace the unexpected and see how we can adapt and grow to make the most of it, or we can whine and complain that things didn't work out and wonder why this always happens to us.⠀
I know which I'm going to choose. What will you do?⠀
Have an awesome day my lovelies, Michelle xx
Сегодня ранний подъем, прям вспомнила офисные будни😂 Какие же разные мне встречались боссы за мою более чем 20-летнюю трудовую деятельность🙈 #боссмолокосос .
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More doodles for the gram!
So, my day started off a bit wobbly with a minor website crash 🙄🙄 but... I had a good gym sesh, emails from potential clients, and realistically about 100 other great things (including breakfast, I seriously love breakfast) 🍩☕️
When bad stuff happens, always realign yourself and focus on what's good. Then, the bad stuff doesn't seem so stressful. So, what are you grateful for today? 💁🏼
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America is full of black entrepreneurs, just not rich ones. In 2012, the census estimated that there were about 2.6 million black-owned businesses in the United States, comprising about 10 percent of the nation’s total. But these firms accounted for only $150 billion in annual sales, less than 0.5 percent of all domestic business activity. The figures in the tech sector are similarly skewed. An oft-cited 2010 study by CB Insights found that less than 1 percent of venture-capital-backed startups have black founders, and black founders who do get funding tend to land smaller investments than their counterparts of other races. A separate study found that the funding for startups by black women was even more minuscule.
This is not a new problem for black entrepreneurs, who have often found themselves unable to access the funds needed to leverage emerging technologies for their own gain. “In a preindustrial economy, blacks could do without factories and technology and so forth,” says Juliet E.K. Walker, director of the Center of Black Business, History, Entrepreneurship, and Technology at the University of Texas. Some slaves were able to use skills such as blacksmithing, carpentry, or catering to generate money for themselves and their owners, in some cases establishing enterprises that allowed them to buy freedom for themselves and their brethren. But the Industrial Revolution, which allowed for businesses of unprecedented scale, created capital requirements that were out of reach for black people. “Black business was moved literally to the periphery of American business, where for the most part it has remained,” Walker says.
We are thrilled to be speaking at @yourownwaycon on November 2 (which benefits the fight to end sex trafficking) and participating in their IG challenge about building a business your own way! Lastly - what is up next?! Well, we can't divulge much bcuase we have to keep you guessing, but what I can say is that we have some wonderful expansion plans in place for the new year, focused on bringing more resources to our clients and benefiting the creative community. What is up next for you?
This is the look in our eyes when we saw the #venue of our #NOIchapterNY launch event! We are soooo excited to have found another inspiring location! You know how much we care about WHERE we hold our events, in addition of course to the HOW we do them and WHO we hold them with! This launch brunch will mark a milestone for NOI and we are really happy we found a perfect space for you all. More details to come soon! Tickets in link in bio 💕💕✌️✌️🌇🏙
Кто-то возмущается, а мне очень нравится, что все вокруг занялись продажами! Почти у каждого есть маленький магазинчик или хотя бы попытки попробовать малый бизнес на вкус. И знаете, почему я с восхищением наблюдаю за этим процессом? .
Instagram оказался для нас всех большим университетом, в котором многие впервые услышали слова follow и repost (и их выучили даже те, кто считает, что английский им ни к чему); многие узнали, что такое "ЦА" и продвижение; стали задумываться о качестве фото и признали, что контент - штука важная.
Это настоящее высшее образование! Возможно, кто-то даже не подозревает, что учится 4-5 часов в день.
Но мы с вами уже почти магистры, друзья⭐️
Мне очень нравится, что сейчас как раз то время, когда КАЖДЫЙ что-нибудь изучает, проходит курсы и жадно читает. Не избранные, не одаренные, а ВСЕ сейчас учатся. .
Конечно, высокомерные заучки фыркают, потому что их догнали и обошли маленькие девочки, освоившие "две кнопки в телефоне"🙊 Но поколение новых людей выталкивает "Великих Гуру Интернета" и контент-менеджеров "нулевых" из теплой зоны комфорта. Сейчас у всех равные шансы стать сенсацией, прославиться или заработать миллион. Нужно только учиться. Но не всем богам охота этим заниматься😂 Поэтому, не переживайте, в итоге останутся только самые сильные💪🏻Скоро.
Феноменально! Зуб даю, что еще 5 лет назад никто бы не поверил в то, что люди будут толпами регистрироваться на курсы и воркшопы, платить за лекции, отдавать "кровные" за новую информацию!
Что же случилось? Произошел дефицит знаний, мы почувствовали, как сильно отстали от технологий, пока занимались войнами и политикой.
В 70-х –90-х американские дети уже с 5 лет учились продавать лимонад соседям, придумывали системы скидок и рекламные постеры... Что было у нас в это время? Запрет на свободную торговлю и осуждение любых попыток предпринимательства. .
В нашем детстве не было предмета "Финансы" и "Маркетинг", мы не учились инвестировать, рекламировать и красиво продавать.
Получили дикий рынок, хаос. Из которого сейчас пытаемся выбраться общими усилиями!
Я радуюсь каждой грамотной рекламе и продающему посту, потому что мы Учимся и Меняемся🙌🏻
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Are You in A Productivity Funk?
It's something that can happen when you put yourself in overdrive or have too many things on your list.
How to help breakthrough it?
1. Boil your list down to 3-4 bite size pieces per day.
2. Use Pomodoro Technique 25 min uninterrupted work, 5 min break.
3. Let yourself rest if your body needs it.
Want more tips and tricks?
Check out the link above!