💻 Website Tip: Ask yourself, "what are 3 things you want people to do when they come to your website?" ⠀⠀
Maybe it's opt-in to your email list, follow you on Facebook, pin your post, leave a comment, share on twitter, etc. ⠀⠀
Once you know exactly what you want your readers to do, take a fresh look at your site. ⠀⠀
Are you making it easy for your readers to engage? Can they quickly follow where you want them to go? ⠀⠀
If not, it's time for a refresh!
It's been a crazy couple of days but the good kind of crazy! ❤️ Lots of things happening behind the scenes so if you want to take a sneak peek of what we have been working on for our clients, check out our latest story! 😍😍😍
+ UP, UP AND AWAY!
Flying to Melbourne this morning to hang with my @brandconfetti partner in crime, @emmakateco ahead of this weekend's workshop.
Can't wait to meet the lovely Melbourne peeps who are coming along.
Haven't got your ticket yet? There's still time!
Click the link in my bio. (image credit: the ever sparkly @emmakateco)
Take the leap. ✨ It's worth it.
It's easier for us to come up with a million reasons why we shouldn't do something than why we should. That's how our brains are programmed. There's always a risk attached to every decision we make; and often, our brains choose flight over fight.
We need to train our brains to take risks more often. If we fall, we will learn. That's what life is — a constant cycle of live and learn. If we don't fall, we will never be able to succeed and know for next time.
So, here's your challenge: whatever you are hesitant or can't make up your mind about... PLAN FOR IT, then GO FOR IT. Put 110% of your heart and soul into it, and watch it grow.
Don't stop until you have reached the top. Don't let hurdles and mistakes set you back.
REMEMBER: Choose COURAGE over COMFORT.
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Hump day!!! Get out there and make this mid week WERK count!
Working out isn't just a way to stay fit 👌🏽💪🏽 it's a great release for the stresses 🙄 of every day life. Find something that can get you to release some feel good 🌡chemicals to recalibrate yourself! I'm choosing to run today which releases endorphins ✨.... many studies show that people who exercise regularly benefit with a positive boost 💥 in mood and lower rates of depression. 😊.
64% of customers are more like to buy your services after watching a video. Imagine booking 64% more discovery calls in your coaching business or increasing your client roster by 64%. We're talking serious income here. So, how are you currently using video in your business? If you don't know how I'd love to chat with you to help you get on track to using video & branding to book out your business!
Anyone's Daughter is proudly designed and made here in New Zealand, the majority of production happens in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui where Anyone's Daughter is based.
There are so many talented people that help me put our Anyone's Daughter clothing together, from fabric suppliers, design assistants, pattern makers, cutters, machinists, printers, pressers, packers, sales agents, couriers, retailers... That's a lot of very clever hands helping in the process before any clothing ever reaches you, our customer, and I am proud to know all these people personally and many of their families too. We love keeping it local and proudly NZ made. 🇳🇿 🥝 🖤
Powernet one piece girdle.
Specialized fabric of high compression with thermal abdominal zone.
Reduces waist and hips up to two (2) sizes.
Zipper with internal pins.
Flexible structure to avoid roll up.
Lifts up the buttocks.
Serena Williams took a stand for equal pay. Although she discuss Black Women's Equal Pay issues, it's a topic that affects all people of color in various forms. She advises in her published essay to be fearless and speak out. Round of 👏🏽 for @serenawilliams for coming out and standing her ground on equal pay ✊🏽she's my #wcw this week 😍😍
Via @lapelprojectmem ・・・
Our #WCW this week is LP community member Leslie Lynn Smith. #SlayYall
Leslie is a nationally recognized entrepreneurial and business development leader who joined EPIcenter Memphis as its first president in 2015. EPIcenter was created to accomplish the Greater Memphis Chamber Chairman’s Circle’s entrepreneurial moon mission and serves as the central hub of the Memphis region’s entrepreneurship ecosystem. Together with its partners, EPIcenter is pursuing a common goal of creating a robust and vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem in Memphis and the Mid-South region.
Before moving to Memphis, Leslie spent five years as the president and CEO of TechTown, Detroit’s most established business incubator and accelerator. Previously, she was the director of business acceleration for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, overseeing the state’s $300 million start-up investment portfolio. She was named to the International Business Innovation Association Board of Directors last year.
LP: What's the greatest piece of career advice you've received?
Leslie: Never stop learning about the world, your work, and yourself. Be open to feedback from a wide variety of people (including people who report to you) and be willing to change. Accept responsibility, say you’re sorry and make things right.
LP: What's your advice for someone interested in turning an idea into a business?
Leslie: “You do not have to be who you were, who you have been. If you have a dream brewing, I hope you throw light all over it. If you encounter a new idea or perspective, I hope you feel free enough to consider it. If you need to bury an old label, girl, here is a shovel. You can care about new things and new people and new beginnings, and until you are dead in the ground, you are not stuck. If you move with the blessings of your people, marvelous. But even if you don’t this is your one life, and fear, approval, and self-preservation are terrible reasons to stay silent, stay put, stay sidelined.” LP: What's your #LapelLife anthem? (a song that makes you feel fierce)
Leslie: “Who Run The World” by Beyonce
I want to be the woman my 14 year-old-self would look up to as a role model.
I may fail myself and fall. But one thing has never changed, I will always get back up.
Get back up. Dream again. Keep fighting. 🖤
I'm so excited to start another school year teaching and mentoring students in everything I'm passionate about. 🖤👩🏻💻🎭🎬👯🌻
Joining @thecollectiveofus is probably one of the best business decisions I've ever made. @cyndiespiegel is so knowledgeable and all about taking action which I totally love. She cultivates a group of badass and empowering women and this week @thecollectiveofus is open for new member applications. If you are looking to make bold moves in business I can't recommend this enough! Head over to her site to check it out. 🖤🖤
No matter your business - photographer, wedding planner, or designer - your business is made up of a collection of systems.
Systems like email communication, on-boarding, client experience, social media marketing, and business growth.
There was a season in our business journey when we were unable to see the systems within our business - and as a result, we found ourselves making these common business mistakes: Trusting our brains or messy handwritten to-do lists, working 60-80 work weeks, and feeling directionless overall. Have you ever felt this way? 🙈
When we were able to see systems - to design systems for our business, the clouds parted, and we began a new season in our journey. We found clarity in our work, we began every day with a purpose, we doubled our productivity, and we tripled our revenue.
If you're looking for clarity, direction, and purpose in your work - or you're ready to feel settled in in your own business, we are ready to serve you!
Next Friday - in just 9 days - we will be sharing a sweet surprise! Comment below with a 🎉 if you're excited! We hope you'll tag a boss-lady friend, too - because this is one MAJOR surprise! 👭
Who you allow to speak into your life is a sacred choice. Be wise who you open the door to your greatest investment — YOU. When you commit to you and roll the red carpet out to engage a mentor, you create a relationship that opens your mind to new ideas, possibilities and opportunities.
On the other hand, have you had a pain in your neck, you have gone to see a chiropractor and you walk in one way and perhaps walk out with unexpected injuries, battered and bruised? Opening the door to a mentor can be the same. Be wise who you let walk through the door.
The mentor-ship relationship can be graceful dance — a bit of waltz, thrown in with some flamenco and hip hop all in one. It’s an evolving process where you give as much as you get. Connect with a mentor of excellence, choose wisely and look for that visionary leader with recognized experience and results to accelerate your learning.
That moment where you just want to scream and shout and tell the world to shut up is the exact moment where you need to let go and commit!
I see you
Scrolling through your newsfeed
Another day where you’re not where you want to be
Another day where the results haven’t flowed like you wanted them to
And you’re frustrated
You’re a big ball of frustration
You see another post that talks about it all being a choice
And another that says how easy it all can be
And another where someone is celebrating the exact results that you desire
And you feel like exploding
You feel like screaming and shouting
And telling the world to shut the fuck up
Because you’re sick and tired of being told it’s all a choice
You’re sick and tired of hearing how easy it all is really
And you’re so freaking done with seeing posts from others celebrating the results you desire KNOWING you’re just as good as they are
And it boils up
It rages inside of you
You then start beating yourself up
Maybe it’s you then
Maybe you’re not pretty enough
Or good enough
Or maybe your voice is stupid
Or maybe you don’t have anything good to say
I mean that must be it right
Why people don’t listen
Why people listen but don’t commit to you
Why people don’t really engage
Why people engage but don’t follow through
Why you’re the one watching not the one in there celebrating the flow, ease and amazing life that you dream of being your reality
Because there has to be a reason
And if it works for others it must mean that there’s something wrong with you
Listen lovely and listen closely
There’s nothing wrong with you
There’s nothing wrong with your voice
There’s nothing wrong with how you look
There’s nothing wrong with how you dress
There’s nothing wrong with how good you are
You’re holding on too tight
You’re being driven and controlled by your fear and that doesn’t lead you to the ease, flow and amazing life that you desire
It leads you to where you are now
A big ball of frustration who spends most of her days procrastinating and then ends the week feeling as if yet again you’ve wasted a ton of time
I know because I’ve been you
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