Being an entrepreneur challenges you to step into yourself. Again and again.
were there as my shoulders to cry on (or scream into) when I went through my divorce.
...They were there when I made my first 20K investment in my business.
...And they were my first (and maybe last) business partners a couple years back.
Yet, the 9 months we partnered wasn’t the magical, easy experience I thought it would be.
Not because I don’t love them. But because it challenged me.
I had a hard time setting boundaries, felt a lot of internal pressure to perform, struggled to communicate what I wanted, and lacked confidence in my ideas.
In entrepreneurship, we’re often sold this magical vision of what things are *supposed* to look like.
You work on your laptop on a beach sipping a mai tai, the neighborhood landscapers never use the leaf blower when it’s time for you to record a video🤷🏻♀️, and when you go into business with someone you love, it’s immediate bliss.
THE TRUTH ::
You’re continually tested.
And that’s the beauty of entrepreneurship. You thought you were starting a business but what you were really doing was signing up for endless growth and evolution. 😉 ⠀⠀
The more you compare, the more you hold yourself back.
And start focusing on who you’re here to be and what you’re here to do.
Comparison is killing your momentum.
We are honored to have a gifted writer, creative and leader to oversee our Digital Marketing Division. Thank you @dearly_merely
It might be cold outside, but our #greenhousegrown
crops are as happy as can be.
When your SQUAD SLAYS the workout 👯♀️🔥. Working out alone is dedication.
Working out virtually with your tribe is accountability.
Working out in the presence of your best friends is f*cking fantastic.
2019 is shaping up to be an incredible year! Lots of big blessings rolling in the first 19 days of the year. Forbes listing, Book Royalties, Phone calls from multiple Presidential candidates, and most importantly, having clarity about who I am, what I do and my uniqueness in this world. I am excited about what’s in these pages. My approach is mission-driven. I will inspire and empower individuals and organizations to become #TheAdmiredLeader
they have the potential to be! I will not allow a lack of talent, time, resources and haters to get in my way. My superpower is action. It’s time to speak truth to those who lack the knowledge, access and resources to build a world-class culture. We will make a difference in this world. .
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You could spend 100k on your career be extremely talented and never blow. That’s facts. Vlog Series exposing the industry and empowering artists coming soon. Management and A&R services being added at Runaway Train Records. Tag an artist that could use some good old fashioned advice.
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Wow! So, today is clearly the day for this post. •
I am constantly pulling quotes/poems/thoughts as a source of inspiration. I actually posted this poem on January 17th prior to learning of Mary Oliver’s death and then deleted the post so that I could instead honor Mary and the impact her profound words have had on my life.
And I realized this morning that all of that transpired with me because TODAY is the DAY I am meant to post this beautiful poem by Rumi.
I had an awesome date last night! I just started seeing an incredible guy a week ago, and last night was our second date. This second date came after ridiculously amazing and amazingly ridiculous conversations all through the week. We are both holding the energy of “I like you. Let’s see how this goes!” In our very real, deep, and ridiculous conversations last night, certain triggers, emotions, feelings came up for me. Very painful memories I’ve been suppressing in my subconscious revealed themselves. What is great about the situation, is this awesome guy allowed me to sit with every trigger, emotion, thought, and painful moment that arised.
I woke up this morning feeling emotionally vulnerable yet also so empowered. I greeted every guest that came to the door, and, thankfully, I was walking through the experience with a being who could allow the same.
As Rumi so beautifully shares, our life is a guest house. Greet everything. And recognize that it is there to teach you more about yourself.
For me, I am grateful for whatever comes!
With only love, Sophia Luna 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻
#rumi #rumiquotes #theguesthouse #sufi #findingbeautyinthecontrastoflife #wisdomofthemoon #justbe
So maybe this is a bit more “dressed up” than my usual... but this picture (of Coach Jesse and I, at the Mrs.Maine America Pageant in 2015) reminds me to try new things, face new fears, and to challenge my mind, soul, and body on a regular basis.
When I do, I feel alive.
It awakens me. It keeps my passions overflowing. It reminds me to be humble. It introduces me to new friendships. And it strengthens me in ways I never thought had the ability to be stronger.
Wake up. Show up. Be the hero of your own story!
My blog is coming back with a whole new approach, a whole new level of devotion, a whole new name, and this time I have a co-writer (⬆️hint ⬆️hint)...stay tuned!
Make today awesome my friends!
Love, Coach Stacey#colemanmethods #fitness #lifecoach #thoughtleader #strongcouple #reallastingchange #transformation #soulsearcher #behavioralchangespecialist #beyourownhero @colemanmethods
Hello Insta 😁 though it would be fun to let you in on who I am, and what fires 🔥me up!
Hi 👋🏻 I’m Laura also known as “the mermaid” to some 🧜🏻♀️. I get told on the regular I look like some famous redheaded actress, or a cartoon character. It honestly makes my day when someone goes out of their way to pay a compliment, even if I don’t think I look anything like that person. Its rare to have a perfect stranger tell you something nice, and I think it is a practice we should all embody. It just feels good to spread positivity.
I am an avid animal lover, and mother of two adorable fur baby felines, Mary Jane and Ben. I would have a farm of animals if I had the resources.
I LOVE to workout and challenge my mind 🧠 and body 🏃🏼♀️. I consider all movement, a form of meditation. Wether it be yoga, lifting heavy weights, or running, I use that time to clear my mind and turn my focus inward.
I have been in the industry for 16 years, although It feels like yesterday that I began my career as a hairdresser. I knew I wanted to be a hairdresser by the age of 9. 👉🏼Seriously I found a journal from my childhood stating “when I grow up I want to be a hairdresser or a singer”. 😂I guess the singing thing wasn’t in the stars for me, lol.
I grew up in Canada 🇨🇦 until the age of 14, then relocated to Indianapolis, IN with my family. I am NOT a US citizen, however I do have a green card. Everyone who finds this out thinks that it is hilarious. 👽 Yes, I am a legal alien.
After 7 years of being in the salon, I decided to begin my journey of educating. I became a national educator for @hairdreamsusa
, which gave me the opportunity to travel the country and inspire other stylists. I love meeting likeminded souls who share the same passion for what we do.
Over the past year I have chosen to 💫evolve, yet again, and add another notch to my belt.
I am on a mission to empower hairdressers to create an amazing life with a thriving career. I founded Elevated Creatives, and began to coach and mentor other stylists. (Continued in comments...) #aboutme #mentor #saloncoach #hairstylist
GOOD MORNING WORLD!!! Okay, now that I have your attention, I need your help. I am in the running to win a scholarship to attend an amazing weekend of transformative change at Amplified Soul Live 2019, a leadership conference in Los Angeles created by @iamruby
(yes, that Ruby whose posts I've been sharing with you for like 3 years).
"How you can help?" you ask, like the supportive friends you are. Easy. Like this post. Get your friends to like this post. Get your family and your pets to like this post. .
And then get ready to celebrate and embrace a rejuvenated and mission-focused Jelani when I get back from this incredible experience at the end of February. Also, ignore my sleepy Saturday pre-coffee voice in this video.
Want bonus points? Comment #asl
(why not). Winners are announced Tuesday so I'm counting on you guys. .
Ready? Set. Go!
I thought I’d jump on this 10 year bandwagon thing for fun. I had no idea how much emotion it would invoke in me. .
The girl on the left had a lot of pain. She had been “in love” and lost it. She was in the throes of a major eating disorder that literally nobody knew about. She was a horrible people pleaser and raging perfectionist and on a fundamental level, she was terrified to be seen for who she really was. .
The woman on the right is still not perfect and never will be. However, I look at her and see the fiercest of warrior queens. Someone who has battled inner and outer demons and who at long last, has accepted the beautiful truth of who she is. .
She is no longer afraid to walk in the light. She is no longer afraid to speak her truth and shine, because there’s nothing to be afraid of. .
She knows that by sharing her story and daring to shine, that others will be empowered to do the same. Others will be inspired to share their own light. .
I wish I could hug the girl on the left so tight, tell her she’s a badass, and show her all the amazing things to come. .
As for the next decade, I am sure there will be moments of pain, but I feel like I’ve arrived on the good side. .
For me, the next decade is dedicated to honoring the truth of who I am, and growing into that as deeply and unapologetically as I possibly can. .
xo- Leah .
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Sounds simple, but 99% of the people posting on #LinkedIn
get this wrong.⠀
Here’s an example of getting it wrong:⠀
“I help modern-day leaders develop the skill-sets of the future.”⠀
Tell me, if you can, who is the audience this person is speaking to? If you had a group of 100 people, how easily could you pick out which individuals in that group were part of this person’s audience?⠀
Here’s where it gets really practical–if you were trying to refer business to this person, which of your connections would you refer to this person? I don’t know, I bet you don’t know, and that means this guy isn’t going to get any referrals from me, even though I’d love to help him.⠀
But let’s say that you KNOW who your audience is. Your audience is mid-level marketers who want to become chief marketing officers, or CMOs. Because you know your audience, you will speak to them in their language. Your posts will only include information that is of interest to this audience. That might turn off everyone else you know, but even they will know what your focus is, so when they run into a mid-level marketer they’ll say “Oh, you know what? You should check out so and so, he’s always sharing information for marketers like you. It’s not a fit for me, but I bet you’d love his content.”⠀
It’s ok if most people don’t love what you’re sharing, as long as your audience does. Talk to your audience. Ignore everyone else.⠀
Got questions about how to find your audience? Ask away.⠀
Want to learn more about how to become a thought leader on LinkedIn? Click the link in the bio for my online course.⠀
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The word INFLUENCER has gotten a bad rap lately, mainly due to how it’s been represented and perceived in a vain manner.
That doesn’t mean that people should roll their eyes every time they hear the word. A word only has applied meaning. And ironically influence has the power to change the meaning of the word influence... see what I did there? 😄 you can influence a person, people, culture, society with KNOWLEDGE.
Knowledge is power but only when it is shared.
A knowledgeable society is one which will flourish for the greater good of humanity. We all benefit.
And in my observation there is a huge gap between generations as far as how that influence is applied and received.
We are living in such an interesting time. The media would have us believe that we are living in the worst times, and doesn’t it seem like that NEVER changes from their perspective?
Our biggest advantage currently is that social media levels the playing field when it comes to attention. So we better be using it to our advantage if we want to see the shifts we need in society. Positivity needs to be even louder to drown out the noise.
Two months ago I launched my brand called The 904 Collaborative @the904collaborative
with my co-founder @justin_c_bordeaux
I saw a need, a gap, and a thirst for creative collaboration among my community of creative entrepreneurs.
As a Creative Visionary if we don’t have access to the resources we need, we create it. We envision the future we want and then we get to work to influence those changes.
I am humbled, thrilled and excited to impact, support, inspire and lead my local community to act on their big ideas.
In 2018, I declared that I would only do the things that set my soul on fire. The sleeping giant is awake.
I am a disrupter, a visionary, a thought leader, and a community builder who wants to make an impact and leave a legacy.
Isn’t it ironic we spend our entire younger years trying to fit in, and then as we age and with wisdom we realize we were never meant to fit in, we were BORN TO STAND OUT.
How do you plan to stand out and influence your community with impact this year?
Because if you don’t, WHO WILL?- >>scroll right to left for photos
I’ve never been an angry person... Although, when I was a kid / teen, my anger used to come out in my sleep; including yelling, screaming, hitting & kicking... (I never remembered what I was angry about when I woke up though). But during this current pregnancy🤰I have been feeling ANGRY!
Not all the time, not every day, but I’ve definitely noticed the emotion arising where it never used to before.
Things people say or do, have been making me MAD.
But, instead of letting the anger take over, and letting it unfairly spill out onto these people & situations... (Fighting fire 🔥 with fire 🔥 doesn’t work)! I’ve been using the anger as FUEL to give me momentum towards what I believe to be true / right / most important to me.
I then have been SHARING that message with the world, while fully trusting that the people who need to see it will see it.
And the response has been outstanding.
Not only do I feel better within myself, for not holding in my thoughts, opinions or perspectives (for fear of upsetting people like I have done for most of my life)... But I have been able to inspire, energise and help others because of it too.
I’ve noticed changes in the people around me (clients, friends, team, family) that are a reflection of how I have been showing up, and it makes me happy.
Remember; all negative emotions should be acknowledged, as they serve a purpose to steer you in the direction you should be going in.
Don’t ignore them. LISTEN TO THEM.
Find out where they are coming from and why by tuning into your thinking patterns. (Again; thoughts create emotions). And then act on what you know you need to do, be, or say in order to get back to your true self, which is supposed to be filled with Love & Joy.
Don’t question what it is that gives you that.
For me, writing my thoughts & experiences right now brings me love & joy.
So I do it primarily for that reason.
I don’t share them all, but when I do, it’s because I just get the feeling, that someone else needs to hear them.
Let your anger & frustration steer you and fuel you towards a new direction, don’t let it consume you. ✌🏼
----"Ability In Every Theseabilities"---- Ms. FA is a young and very hardworking staff in her organization. Earlier in life, she has had reason to see a Shrink due to mental health challenge. Upon resumption to her new office, she found a new friend whom she confided in about her past...... And then, some years later, someone was needed to take over a new position......Ms FA had all the qualities, but her trusted friend let her down....she told the management that Ms. FA has a mental illness and was on medication.
She doesn't look like someone who was once "MAD" said the MD during a brain storming session about the new position............. Lesson learnt:
Mental health is not an identity and shouldn't be used against any individual.
People who have had mental health challenges are also as productive as you and I.
We all have our disabilities and there is an ability in every "theseabilities" (disabilities)
Stop the stigma against people living with mental illnesses.
Never use derogatory words such as Mad, psycho, wacko, etc to label anyone.
Above all, be a true friend by building good relationships, its good for your mental health. ........Be Inspired, Be Informed
Have a great weekend.. #lifeofashrink
You are worthy of having relationships - loving intimate partnerships - that respect your boundaries and also create space for you to expand.
You do not have to make those kinds of sacrifices for love.
The kinds of sacrifices we make for our love relationships are more like the healthy release of ego, fear, and the diminishing of unhealthy attachments.
When you’re deep in it, it can be hard to tell the difference.
I battled with myself over this for years.
I thought working on my relationship meant pushing down my desires and holding back on who I really was.
That is not true.
The Fantastic Four! With my brothers at Mets Fantasy Camp and forever. #mets
I have a secret trick
here it is
if you're feeling nervousness, or fear around something in your life
get in a BIGGER game
get in a game BIGGER than the thing that WAS making you nervous - I say 'was', as in 'past tense', because the thing that WAS making you nervous, will no longer make you nervous cause your entire horizon just expanded
you'll stop navel gazing at the smaller thing that WAS bringing you fear (and just moments ago, felt big)
and in an instant, as you go BIGGER
... what was an issue, will become a 'non-issue'
and before you
..... will be a MUCH jucier playing field
and YOU in the process, just got expanded
: TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS: Being informed is great but Stephanie Roberts, co-owner of Cosmopolitan Kids, reminds aspiring entrepreneurs that sometimes you need to trust your instincts. “If we knew what it would take, we wouldn’t have done it...I think a lot of times people stop listening to themselves.” It’s important to be informed and make good decisions but also take chances. DON'T OVERTHINK EVERYTHING. ⠀
Listen to the full episode 8 through the link in my bio. 🎙
“Luxury is in each detail.” - Hubert De Givenchy
There is plenty to enJOY at each stage -- the many facets of your desires, who you are as the person who can attract those desires, who you'll BE when your desires manifest, how you will feel when it happens, etc. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The possibilities are endless and enJOYing those details is what speeds them to you. You have to really lean into those desires and let go of any contrast and resistance that interferes with your enJOYment. This game really is about that which brings you JOY.😌
You can’t help anyone by holding yourself back.
It is not selfish to put yourself out there and share what you’ve got with the world.
It is selfish to keep it all inside you.
If you have a vision, an idea, a goal... That is going to make your life better while simultaneously improving the lives of others (as a good business should)... Then you are doing the world a disservice by holding yourself back from sharing it.
That thing that you keep thinking about doing but that you’re afraid of?
You’ve got to decide whether you’re going to let fear win, or if you’re going to flip that around to come from a place of love for yourself, and love for those whom you are wanting to help.
Anytime I am scared, anxious or doubting myself in anyway... I come back to my favourite question: “What would this look like if I was coming from a place of love right now?” And let my answer determine the next move. ✌🏼 What does it look like for you??
You will get more motivation from listening to the wrong people that go against your values...