As an entrepreneur and business builder, it's not uncommon to lose your voice.
Do you struggle with telling your story, sharing your narrative, or explaining what you do and who you help?
Developing your core message at any age is difficult, let alone in your 50s. But, when you are able to tap into your purpose, the storytelling gets a little bit easier.
In this week's episode of the podcast, I am chatting with Zafira Rajan; a narrative brand strategist and storytelling guru. As a personality-driven copywriter, she helps her clients find their voice and uncover their creativity through the writing process.
She teaches that sharing the quirky stuff matters. And in doing so, one is able to get more vulnerable in sharing the stuff that makes them extraordinary and unique.
By the end of this interview, my hope is that you will have a few more tools in your toolbox to unblock your voice and start a righting ritual that will reclaim your creativity.
Here are a...
Do you remember the game, follow the leader?
I can almost see my 7-year-old self, marching in a line, following every move that the "leader" was telling me to do.
When I started to scale my business and add digital products, group experiences, and outside opportunities, I spent a lot of time listening and following those that have done it before me.
Because they had been financially successful( or so they say), I thought that they had all the answers. The truth is, I already had all the answers inside of me but didn't see them or have the confidence to believe them. It took me a while to follow my gut and when I did, that's when everything shifted.
I am privileged to be able to talk to lots of people who are either simply thinking about an idea, expanding what they already have, or starting from scratch and I have learned, that there is no one formula, blueprint, or recipe for how one gets to where they want to go.
In this week's podcast episode, I will...
Here are a few key takeaways.
Creating order out of chaos is liberating
Want to know a fun fact?
Back in the day, I was a food blogger. That was where I learned how to use digital media. It was a trial-by-error kind of thing, but because I have always been super curious, I was eager to discover and understand how this world worked.
Being a trailblazer is a fun trail to be on. And because of that, I was a beta tester for both Instagram and Pinterest. So much has changed since then. But one thing we know for sure is that social media (love it or hate it), it's not going anywhere.
In the beginning, as a food blogger, Pinterest was a great vehicle to build community, drive traffic to my blog and recipes, as well as be inspired by all the amazing content and information that that platform shared.
As I pivoted more into consulting and showing others how they could not only strategize, but monetize their gifts, talents, and expertise, I used Pinterest less and less.
My identity was dormant and in Q4 of 2022, I wanted to change that....
Most people today work 24/7 without even realizing it.
As a creative and visionary, if you are not working 80+ hours a week, I can bet it is something very close to that. This is exactly why so many of you are experiencing burnout.
I have a client who knew she was on the brink of exhaustion and I truly do feel she got to me just in the knick of time. Her schedule is crazy, but what's worse is that she does not have a clear path to her systems and because of that she's flying by the seat of her pants.
That's no way to live.
Right now, I am forcing her to take a small step back and embrace a little pause. It's in those small moments when you can truly prioritize what's important. It's there that one finds balance.
And that's the key to avoiding burnout.
In this episode, I share 5 key tips that will help you stay on track, reach those milestones and goals, and hopefully eliminate the negative self-talk trap. It's hard to do, I know, but it can be done.
Do you have a lot of items on your to-do list?
One of the most effective ways of being productive and staying organized is by systematizing your tasks and to-do list. My friend and client, Laurey, used to have a 7-page (back and front) bible of notes until I helped her redesign it.
In today's episode, Laurey Bennett-Levy is our client spotlight. She's an artist, philanthropist, mentor, and all-around amazing human. Working together over the past 7 years, I have seen both the highs and lows of growing her artistic career.
During our conversation, Laurey shares how her life and career changed over the years and how each phase has led her to reignite her passion for creating art. But being an artist is not her only strength.
She knows how to bring people together and because of her generous spirit, she shares her knowledge and expertise in her 300+ member community. She also talks candidly about how she built a business in her 50s.
Here are a few key takeaways.
Is your computer a mess?
A cluttered computer can be challenging to navigate. Thus keeping those random photos, downloaded pDFs, recipes, and important documents tidy and organized is key to both your creativity and productivity.
In today's episode, "Get Your Shit Together," I am giving you bite-sized actionable tips you can take and apply to build your digital filing cabinet.
These simple tips will inspire you to clean and organize your computer so you have the confidence to use your machine in a way that serves you.
Here are the 5 tips you can expect to learn:
Build the structure first
Identify the different pillars or "drawers" of your life
Pick one topic and one topic only
Purge and merge
Create your labeling system
Being a systems girl myself, there's one thing I've learned, it's that having some simple systems in place not only helps me with clarity but also leaves lots of room for growth and creativity. Whether you are building a business or not,...
Fighting cancer is no joke!
Most of the cancer warriors not only worry about their battle with cancer but also how much their cancer was costing them and their families. Not to mention, who would manage the kids, cook dinner, or do all of the layered "to-do's" that most women embody?
Kerry, Katy, and Shelly A.K.A. “Cancer Cartel” all fight and are winning against cancer. They see and hear other people's struggles firsthand. As a way to support their cancer comrades, they built Cancer Cartel and use fashion to fund the fight for cancer warriors so they can focus on getting well.
In this episode, the ladies of Cancer Cartel talk about their resilient journey in helping cancer warriors fund their battle through donations, grants, strategic brand partnerships, and events. They also share how they started, the sacrifices they made to help cancer warriors, and how people can take part in saving a warrior's life.
We get under the hood and discover:
What they learned a lot from...
When was the last time you reviewed your vision for success? Every now and then, we take a pause to reflect, review and re-evaluate the seasons in our life. Just like this podcast, I had to take a break because of the significant events that happened in my life.
But now, it's back!
In this episode, I share the reason why I took a break from creating, marketing, and scaling my business, as well as the lessons I learned in the power of rest. I also share an exercise that helps me to move fast and recognize how I want to show up for myself and my business in the future.
Here are some show highlights:
[02:32]. Receiving is not an easy act for me to embrace. At my core, I am the caregiver, and feeding others is my love language. Being comfortable with allowing others to take the wheel wasn't easy, but when I leaned into it, it got easier, and it was a huge lesson in both grace and gratitude.
[03:05] A pause from creating marketing, promoting this podcast, and ultimately growing...