As you know, I’m currently on vacation - which, for me, also means spending some time thinking big picture, and trying to figure out how to show up in a more valuable way for you guys. ✨
Because this Instagram space is always changing, I want to make sure I’m delivering the content you want to see! What would you like to see more of in future posts? (Choose one and put it in the comments):
A) More tips & education series on design,
B) More behind-the-scenes,
C) Stories and features of amazing brands that are a part of our CE Studios community,
D) All of the above.
Thanks so much!! You guys are the best! 🌿
Have you been thinking about incorporating crystal energy to support your business? Maybe you aren’t quite sure where to start?
I have developed a crystal kit for entrepreneurs! This kit comes with three crystals AND a video training as well as a printable pdf to teach you how to start using their energy to support your business!
Crystals are Amethyst, Natural Congo citrine, and Fluorite.
Do you use crystals to support your business?? Let me know below! ☺️
2 510 minutes ago
“I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always...” 🖤
1 412 minutes ago
Anyone who has a podcast knows, we never get to hear if what we’re doing is making a difference, so the only way we know is when someone sends us a private message or leaves a review.
Being a podcaster myself, I make a point to reach out and share my appreciation after listening to an episode that really resonates with me.
So, just this morning I reached out to @adriennedorison to share with her how much I appreciated a podcast episode I listened to with @mikemichalowicz@rlclockwork
And because of it, we had a REAL conversation about business struggles and getting support!
And it reminded me that - there’s a REAL person behind the brand. If only we TALKED to each other more, entrepreneurship would be a hella less lonely!
So I’m passing on this reminder to you.
Reach out to people you admire...
Start a REAL conversation.
Send them a REAL DM (not a bot).
Social media was made for us to be social with each other!
It’s not all about the highlight reel. It’s about making REAL connections with people you would otherwise never GET to talk to in your day to day interactions.
And who knows what may come of it...
My interactions with Adrienne made me go from reader -> listener -> follower -> fan & potential client. All in the span of an hour or so!
That’s the power of being social on social media!
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Jen is off the grid this week 🌙.
Like way, WAY off the grid. She’s in the depths of the Canadian wilderness fishing 🎣 with her parents, her sweet hubs (who is sporting a fancy air cast + broken foot) and her Grandpa (who has been going up there every year since forever).
I’m glad she’s gone. Don’t get me wrong…I miss her like crazy and work is significantly less fun without her, but we all need to get away. We all need to re-charge. To be without our phones and our computers and the stress of our daily lives 🙌🏼.
It’s also a great reminder about how much weight she pulls around here. About how important her skill set is to making Poppy & Maple work like a (mostly) well-oiled machine. She won’t read this until she’s back in cell range sometime later this week, but I’m eternally grateful for her today and everyday ♥️.
Do you guys remember playing Pac-Man? I remember in elementary school when handheld gaming machines became a thing and kids were bringing mini arcade games of Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, or Frogger to school to play during recess. I know that dates me a little. 😂😂😂 •
Mark and I keep our marriage strong by planning regular date nights or at the very least, planning time together. Date night used to be an evening of Mario. Now it’s a trip to Costco. •
In pure “Home Alone” style, we have made it to our plane heading to New York. Almost missed the flight because of Amaan’s name being spelled wrong on the ticket...(not my fault 🙏🏼)
We get there today & the rest of the gang joins us tomorrow.
Brother’s wedding continues...🥳
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...because there’s a brand spankin’ new post on my blog all about how to grow your email list using a quiz! My treat to you... And if you’re curious, find out what your marketing spirit animal is by taking the quiz on my site!
Well today's been busy! Normally I batch my days, but we're taking off camping for a long weekend, so today's more like the catch-all Friday schedule.
Client calls x2, new client onboarding, a quick call with @ljmediahouse about my branding, and a bit of content creation (for myself and clients!) too. Not quite sure how I fit all that into today, but here we are. Somehow I managed to squeeze in a hot yoga class too. Woowwwee!
In light of the adventure I'm going on this weekend, here's a latergram from last spring in the Rocky Mountains. The view's going to be a bit different this week, but I'm just as happy to be hanging out between the trees.
How's your week going, friends?
When I was in high school I painted this bridge with acrylics on a canvas I bought at Michaels. I wanted so badly to see Paris and experience something so new.
Fast forward six years later I went for the first time. This photo is from this June, when I ate beignets with Nutella and walked through the gardens of Versailles and watched the Eiffel Tower glitter at midnight.
Thinking today about how the things we dream become the things we do.
So whatever it is you’re dreaming of, it may take years but you’re getting closer all the time.
2 735 minutes ago
Which stage are you in?
Tag someone who can relate!
☀️ We're about halfway through summer, and the summer slump is in full effect.
For most online businesses, summer time means lower traffic and decreased sales. 👎
Why does this happen??
Because people are out doing things. Instead of browsing the Internet, they're taking a weekend vacation to the coast. Instead of spending their money on your products, they're taking their family to the waterpark.
Of course, this is a good thing - everyone (yourself included!) should be spending time with family and enjoying the outdoors.
But you also want to grow your business and share your awesome products with the world, right?
So what can you do during this much-needed (but also slightly frustrating) phenomenon?
First off, get outside and show that Vitamin D-deprived skin some sunshine! You deserve a break from all your hard work. Plus, it's so important to give yourself time to recharge.
Kick back with a cocktail and a juicy novel. 🍹
Go on a hike. 🥾
Take a road trip. 🚙
Do something that really floats your boat 🚤 (if that involves an actual boat, even better!).
Other than that, though, there are a few things you can do to increase your traffic and prepare yourself for Fall. (Because when the summer slump ends, you'll want to be ready. 👊)
1. Prepare for fall trends. People start gearing up for autumn as early as August, so start planning your fall products/content now!
2. Refresh your keywords. Use a tool like UberSuggest to find new keywords that are relevant to the season and not too saturated.
3. Double down on Pinterest. It’s a huge traffic driver (even in the summer!). I’ve got a bunch of blog posts on the blog to help you out.
Cheers to planning for traffic & enjoying your summer!
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What's one thing that you are most proud of with your business? When I jumped back into building my own business, almost four years ago, one of my goals was to create a flexible and successful brand. I wanted my future kids to be able to look up to me and be proud for blazing my own path, following my dreams, and doing what I love. Now my daughter is only 1, but I hope one day this little business will help provide her opportunity and inspiration to pursue her dreams. Any other fellow mom entrepreneurs feel the same way? Comment below and let me know how you are building your business and involving your kids. ✨ Photo cred: @juliegriffinphotographyaz#pacecreative#mompreneur#dreamersanddoers#creativepreneur#savvybusinesswomen
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I’m switching gears ⚡️⚡️ -
I can’t stress the importance of making sure you feel inspired, satisfied, and excited about your content. -
It’s more than alright to explore and take interest in different topics and platforms in order to find where your passion and best work is! What content is the most you? What content do people react the most to? 👋 -
💥So, I’m changing my focus both on the blog and here on Instagram to content creation and self development tips 💥
I’m here to help you, babe, with all your ambitions + goals in terms of social media and blogging. I can’t wait to dive in, and I have tons of content planned. 📌🗒🤪 -
I’m so motivated and inspired, and I know I’m moving the right way!! Get ready for loads of tips and content centered around your goals and mine 🙈✨⚡️ -
Let me know what your biggest blogging/insta goal is in the comments! 🎉💻
Real life behind-the-scenes with a 1-month-old and a business you love:
I'm 3 hours out from my interview with @patflynn ! I just finished my notes and questions and I gotta say, this is gonna be a GREAT interview (interviewing people is a skill I picked up while making documentaries and it was one of my favorite parts). The truth is, I've already been peed and spat up upon today 😂, and was up a bunch last night with my 1-month-old, but I wouldn't trade getting to do both--be with my family AND serve my community, which includes you (thanks for being here)--for anything!
It's also a value that Pat and I share, and that's one of the reasons I'm so excited to share his message with you today.
At some point in the next 3 hours, I'll change into clean clothes and do a quick makeup & hair job, but if you've ever had or cared for babies, you know that's a task best handled last-minute, after I hand off the baby, to avoid accidents! 😂🙏😅 If you haven't already registered to join us (over on Zoom), you can do so here or at the link in my bio:
I'd love it if you come and bring the energy--I get energized by it, too!
Will I see you there? Let me know below! 💕
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I feel like this could apply to so many things! And myself included on the excuse making.😬 The more I realize how excuses and negative thoughts are getting in my way, the more I want to try and do the opposite of that.👊 Of course it's hard, and thankful for GRACE,❤ but we could literally find an excuse for everything!
Now I must go get some chores done before I make the excuse I'm too tired and crash on my bed 😬😬😂
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Meet one of our Legal Lovelies: @meliewilliams. A copywriter, editor, and content strategist, Melissa has a knack for telling stories, a flair for detail, and a hint of humor. She blends storytelling, conversion optimization, user research, and persuasion tactics (aka magic) to share your brand's message and get you new clients. Her favorite brands are unconventional, full of personality, and have that quirky vibe.
Why she decided to invest in our products: “I decided to work with Annette for my contract because I needed something specific to my business that would cover me for various types of writing projects. Once I started using the contract she created for me, I found that there was less confusion for my clients, and a much smoother on-boarding experience. An added bonus came from the fact that would-be bad clients (unfortunately those do exist) have been scared off by my superhero contract before signing on the dotted line and causing us both a ton of headaches. If you're thinking of purchasing a contract from Annette I would say don't hesitate! She knows exactly what is needed to protect you and your business, as well as your clients. It was a great investment!”
Visit Melissa’s profile to learn more about the power of creative copywriting and her experiences as a professional actor.
P.S. If you’d like us to feature your business, tap link in bio to learn more or visit http://bit.ly/legallovelies .
Pic by @buzzworthyshots
. @yourlegalbff #yourlegalbff
1 752 minutes ago
Things took a turn after we met.
Some people you meet and they instantly become your friend and support system. For us, that's our girl @berrionlberry.
As one of our first clients together, Berri helped inspire all that BGC is today. The Brand Experience has grown so much with Berri as one of our first attendees. She has experienced us as individual business owners, and now partners. It's rare that you find someone that is there to watch your growth from the bottom up and appreciate the journey with you. For that, we are thankful.
Go check Berri out over at @healthoverhustle where she has re-launched her podcast! She is a pro at helping women integrate health into their hustle, while promoting pain free periods! She is a gem in our life, let her be on in yours as well.
Do you have a customer or client that has been with you since the start? Drop their name in the comments and let them know how thankful you are for them! #brandgirlscollective
Recognize your POWER. Acknowledge what you have brought into fruition and let that be your focus instead of worrying about what you don’t have. 💫💕💜
1 41 hour ago
"If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right"
Simple as that 😉
If you don't believe in yourself and that you will succeed you never will!
Good attitude really can go a long way and you won't start without it!
Just picked a card for myself and felt a full body ZING when I got this one. It felt like all the ways that I am ready to change showed up at once in a ⚡️bolt ⚡️ of clarity.
Journal Cards for Dreamers are here!!!! https://www.creativedreamincubator.com/journal-cards-for-dreamers (or follow the link in my profile to get your deck)
This view doesn’t suck!
Yesterday while Insta was glitchy and sad I was at the beach, soaking up all the sunshine that my spf would allow. This is an admitted perk of working for yourself, the ability to do what you want when you want, but what you don’t know is that this day was self care for me.
I’m in a season of hustle and busy and stress and I love every minute of it but sometimes you just need to breathe in some salty air, soak up some vitamin C, listen to the waves crash... re-center 🙌🏻
Get out and enjoy some sunshine if the sun is shining where you are today ☀️ you deserve it ✨
1 91 hour ago
Plain & Simple. Get out there & do what you were meant to do!
This is something I chatted to the lovely Fi about on her epic @shecanshedid podcast. We discovered I don’t drink enough water, especially when I’m stressed 😂 but it’s a piece of advice I always go back to.
I’m an introvert and a perfectionist, I react to hard or stressful times by putting in extra work, sleeping less, upping my ‘effort’. I say yes too much to help others and take on extra stuff.
On Wednesdays we wear pink 💕 girly-girl outfit and accessories from @princesspollyboutique
Comment a 🌸 if you love pink
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It is not a sign of weakness to admit you need help. As solopreneurs, we are so used to doing it all that reaching out for help can make us feel like we are failing. We think we should be able to do it all! But here is the truth. Asking for help enables to grow in the areas we are weak!
If you decide to apply for a trademark, you want to position it as strategically as you can so it has the best chance of succeeding.
Because trademarks applications CAN be denied.
But winning trademark applications cover these 4 things really, really well:
✨Description of Goods & Services
I break down what you need to know about each of things in a really easy-to-understand way in my FREE trademark course. Grab your copy of it today, boo!
All you have to do is hit the first link in my bio (or visit https://mittonlaw.com/brightshinebranding), drop your email address, and I'll send it right over! ❤
1 21 hour ago
Happy #redfoxhumpday 🦊 We’re always talking about ✨magic✨ around here. It’s basically become part of our business model by now, because we believe so fully in recognizing that magic and sharing it with the world 👸🏻🤴🏽
Tag someone who brings out the magic in you 👇🏼🥰
I have been feeling overwhelmed and anxious.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Our landlords are selling our house, which means we have to keep it SHOW HOME clean. We are looking at purchasing our first home, so there are fears around finances. Then there’s the lack of fitness & healthy eating, while trying to balance life and growing a business. All while attempting to transition my 14th month old to one nap schedule. PS-that shit is not going well. Oh and of course still working through our recent family loss. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What do I do when life catches up to me?
I take a step back. Re-evaluate everything and make a new plan. Because none of those things are really that bad! It's all just life, right?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This is exactly where I am supposed to be. Challenging times are when we grow the most.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When I re-evaluated everything, I realized that I need to do for my business, what I do for others. I needed to organize and set up systems to make things flow easier and be a bit more predictable. Have I mentioned that I fricken LOVE what I do?! I still have to pinch myself that I have created this and it's just the beginning.. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1 141 hour ago
So nice to have @ashleycrutcherstudios in front of my lens. She needed updated headshots since cutting her hair shorter (which I LOVE by the way)! Ashley is super talented and so fun to work with!
Branding images are key in helping you connect with your ideal client. I would love to work with you to create fresh images that are consistent with your brand, and capture your true personality. Click the link in profile to contact me, and let's chat!
4 161 hour ago
I’d like to challenge you today...⠀
Sometimes seeing the world through rose-tinted glasses isn't such a bad thing. With so many devastating things going on in the world, a little bit of a pink hue and a positive outlook can't hurt! 💕💗⠀
While it's so easy to rattle off a list of bad things that are happening in your life, I’d like to challenge you to share (at least) one positive thing in your life right now - whether it be business or personal. 🌈✨⠀
Pop your answer in the comments, let's spread some positivity & share some smiles...🌸☺️⠀
Image Credit: @allmillenialpink
And now you’re four.
No longer a baby, yet still my little boy.
The sweetest…and spiciest guy I know.
You are compassion when someone is crying or hurt and you still say the most adorable things, in the most adorable way.
I know you are going to grow so much this year, just like you have every other year. One part of me loves it so much, another part cannot wait for you to pass through some of those hardest stages, and the largest part of me has a bittersweet taste at how fast life goes and how quickly you transform.
I am the luckiest mama in the world because you are mine. You made your mama’s the luckiest ladies in the world the day you were born and the adventure of loving and learning you is one of the greatest blessings of my life.
Happy Birthday to my “not quite a” baby boy. I will always cherish this day and what it meant for all of us who love you. I love you sooooooo much. #happy4thbirthday#fourocious#boymama
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On Wednesdays we wear pink 💕 girly-girl outfit and accessories from @princesspollyboutique
Comment a 🌸 if you love pink
38 2461 hour ago
Apparently you aren’t “supposed” to drink rosé when you’re preggo but @jenisicecreams is the next best thing, amIright??
Mamas, what did you crave when you were expecting?
59 36718 hours ago
YOU are an influencer 🌈 pt 2 of using your words for good:
“You make me want to be a better person”
“I’m so comfortable talking to you!”
“I like how she laughs at everything I say”
“I love your hair”
All of these are kind things I can remember others saying about me.
If you read my post from last Thursday, you know I shared some negative things I’ve been told. Both the positive and negative things people say can have an impact. I can think of the time and place I heard or was told each of these.
We can all pinpoint times something positive or negative was said about us. What are you going to let stick?
All that to say, ALWAYS BE KIND because your words are more valuable than you know. They can have a lasting impression on someone. They can make someone’s day, they can motivate, and they can inspire! We all have more of an influence than we know. 💛
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Double tap if you agree❤️ Tag someone who needs to see this below👇
Because we don’t need that kind of negativity in our lives. 👏🏻
Your social media is entirely under your control. You have the power to choose what content you do or do not see.
What is one thing you can do this week to clean up your social media account? Comment below to give others some ideas👇🏻
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היוש :) יש כאן לא מעט אנשים חדשים אז חשבתי לשתף אתכם בחמש עובדות על עצמי כדי שנכיר קצת יותר :) 1. כבר 4 שנים שאני נוסעת על גיר כי צבי לא מוכן להפרד מהרכב שלנו כשהוא בכלל נוסע ברכב חדש מהעבודה 🙄 אגב, מרגישה סופר מגניבה על הכביש במיוחד מול גברים ברמזור 😂
2. אני וצבי ביחד 12 שנה! הכרנו בקורס צלילה באילת וביום האחרון רגע לפני שעליתי לרכב הוא שלח את החבר שלו לבקש ממני את המספר טלפון כי הוא התפדח 😆
3. גדלתי בבית שאוהב חיות, לא סתם חיות. גדלנו עם שלוים, כבשים הולנדיות, תרנגולים, כלבים (5 במספר), ארנבים, אוגרים, תוכים ופניניות. כיף אצלנו סהכ 😉
4. לפני ההריון של עומר עברתי הפלה. כשהגענו לבי"ח ביום חמישי לבצע גרידה שאלתי את הרופאה עם אני אוכל לטוס ביום ראשון להודו. היא צחקה ואמרה שאין בעיה. יצאנו מהבית חולים בהחלטה שזה מאחורינו וממשיכים הלאה. הלכנו לאכול המבורגר, עצרנו בסופר לקנות קצת שטויות לטיסה, חזרנו הביתה והזמנו כרטיס להודו לשני בבוקר 😊 חודשיים אחכ נכנסתי להריון עם ריקו 💜
5. ואם כבר מדברים על ריקו לפני הלידה אמרתי לעצמי שאם ההנקה לא תגיע בקלות אני לא מתכוונת להלחם עליה. מפה לשם, מצאתי את עצמי נלחמת בשיניים על החלב ובסוף עוד מתאהבת בזה. ריקו בן שנה ועשר ועדין יונק בבקרים 🙈
עכשיו תורכם- שתפו אותי בתגובות בעובדה מעניינת על עצמכם 🧡🤘
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