"Yeah, the woman down the road is silly about her garbage. She leaves her trash cans out, and then the bears come..." 🐻🌲
A friend who has a house in Massachusetts a couple of hours from where I live in NYC made this comment to me a few years ago, when I was staying there.
At the time, my jaw dropped to the floor. 🙀
Because - BEARS?!?!
I don't do bears. 😟
Though I come from a rural area in the UK that looks somewhat similar to Massachusetts - North Wales, to be precise - never in my life would I expect to meet a BEAR in my rambles around the British countryside. 🌳🌳🌳
And this story quickly turned into one where - whenever I told it - I would immediately know if my listener had spent much time in the USA. 🇺🇸
Because the response of most British people, when they heard the tale, usually resembled my own at the time.
"WHAT? Bears?! Seriously? So close to NYC? By a TOWN?!!!!!" 😳
Americans, on the other hand, would nod along until I got to the end of my story, and then keep gazing expectantly at me as if they were waiting for me to get to my point.
"Yeah," they'd say, looking a little puzzled. "That happens here. You don't have bears in the UK?" 🤨
Basically, then, I quickly learned that I wouldn't be able to tell this story for laughs or even for much of a reaction at dinner parties in the USA.
Because NOBODY got it. 🤷♀️
And nobody thought that bears being in such close proximity to a house was anything to get excited about. 🐻
As a result, I now either adapt the tale in ways that my US pals can appreciate, or I just save it for my friends back home!
And really, the experience offers a crucial example of why, as a business owner (as well as as a conversationalist!), understanding your audience is SOOOO important. Because you need to 100% understand who they are, what they know, and where they come from.
Otherwise, you run the risk of failing to connect. 😬
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I moved to Madrid a couple months ago and after living in the US for 23 years and then moving back to Perú, where I was born and raised. I found it a bit hard starting from zero in a new city. No friends, no contacts, nothing! Just me and my laptop.
Little by little I’ve gotten to meet friends and become more used to the Spanish lifestyle. My life in Madrid isn’t perfect yet, but it’s getting there.
The same thing happens with your business. You start with no clients, no followers and little by little you start creating a successful business. ✨
Overnight success is a myth.
Working everyday, taking small consistent steps is the way.
Don’t give up. You’ll get there.
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It’s so important that we are putting ourselves out there and getting out of our comfort zones. We need to take advantage of the opportunities that are in front of us.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The hard part is sometimes we don’t feel like there are opportunities in front of us. So we throw ourselves a pitty party and ask why am I not getting invited to a peer led mastermind, why is “she” always getting to asked to be on a podcast, why is no one ever asking me to speak on their stage? And the list goes on… and on… and on.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Guess what? The person you keep admiring isn’t just sitting around, sipping a latte, while everyone is approaching her to spotlight and feature her business. NO!!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
She is asking them. She’s letting them know if they ever need a speaker or podcast guest. she is willing to help in any way she can. She pitches herself, gets shut down more than she hears yes.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Stop complaining that you reached out to 3 people and didn’t hear anything. Try reaching out to a 100 and if you get one yes, consider it a success.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Stop thinking everyone is magically getting what they want. Some of us are actually working over here. Doing things that are a little uncomfortable, taking risks, and just going for it.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s time to do the same. What is something uncomfortable you can do today to reach the goals you want achieve?
It truly always seems impossible until it's done. My last Personal Branding Masterclass for the year 2018 is done and dusted.
Thank you God for carrying me through. Thank you to everyone who signed up for the masterclass. What an amazing group of people! Thank you for trusting me with your time. My heart is full, content and filled with gratitude. All glory to the Almighty God 🙏. #humbled
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Big shout out to Moose - aka rob muse for being one of my best friends in college!
This #throwbackthursday is brought to you by #mtidacollege
This is how we did it in 1994 when a lot of you weren’t even out of diapers!
Who’s a best friend from college?
Muse is a friend of mine today, I wished him a happy bday a week ago and I love him very much!
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I’m not going to lie, my bonus check yesterday was the lowest one I have had since my very first one. October was a pretty slow month for me.
BUT it was also bigger than what I ever imagined making monthly when I first started this business! It was still twice as much as what I need to make up the difference between my full-time & part-time salary (without daycare cost). And I have already earned more bonuses this month as I did last month and the month is only halfway over & Black Friday is still coming!
But still, taking dips in your business is no fun and it can be discouraging, scary or stressful.
Fear of an inconsistent income is probably the number one reason I have never gone into business for myself before. I used to tell myself, “I would rather have a consistent income that was lower than an inconsistent income that was higher.”
That is about the dumbest thing I have ever said! Yes, having an inconsistent income can feel scary. But what is scarier is having a consistent income that can barely pay your bills! That was my entire adult life before partnering with my haircare line. I had a consistent income and I was consistently broke. I consistently couldn’t get ahead. I consistently added a little bit of debt every time an unexpected cost came along.
Now thanks to my inconsistent income, we are $2,000 away from being 100% credit card debt free. And our next financial goal after we pay off our credit cards before the end of the year is to have 3 months of living expenses in savings by summer. I NEVER would have been able to do that with my consistent income alone.
Now I can save for and plan for the natural ebbs & flows of running my own business. My financial freedom is on the rise (even during the dips) 🙌🏾.
Happy Friday make sure you celebrate the little blessings.
There are so many right now wishing for that "big problem" you're obsessing over because it's small compared to the disaster that their life is.
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What would you do for your dreams? No seriously... what would you do? We were all asked to write down our #unstoppable lives. Obviously if you want to live a life of your dreams and stop your I hope, I wish and I pray. You got to take action. So here I am on my annual leave taking the action I need to get there. My unstoppable life looks like the following:
- I will become a Titan and appear on the nbc Titan games next year which will fly my personal brand into the roof
- That will allow me to become the next UK Super Trainer for beachbody
- The program I will launch will be targeted at professionals living in hotels and I will bring my own food prep product there as part of my program. It will be completely lifestyle and mindset based off my own consultant living
- This will provide me enough income to launch my own hotel chain for consultant which would ease their struggle to maintain healthy in the high stressed career paths
- This would provide me enough money to produce my own influencer consultancy where I want everyone to have the ability to live their dreams and not sell their soul for fuck all money
- I will live and travel globally working from home 1 week each month in a beautiful destination
- I will have a husband who allows me to live my dreams and has his own. I will never be a hobby to him and he will never try to stop me - I will have 2 children and 2 huskeys
- I will travel to places like bora bora yearly - I will always grind my ass off and help others
- I will produce books and apps to help others learn to stop devaluing themselves
What does your unstoppable life look like?
This unstoppable life came thanks to me putting in the work and surrounded myself around the people who saw potential in me. A year of growth only!
Learn to be comfortable being uncomfortable. Flying to Poland solo looking for people in the room who can speak English to me is nothing compared to the value I’ll earn. @itismelanienelson is smashing her ig game promoting her incredible event 🙌🏻 @milewski_i_partnerzy
Als beauty ondernemer moet je durven dromen. Maar veel ondernemers laten het bij die dromen. Ze houden zichzelf onbewust klein. Ik geloof erin dat je jouw dromen ook echt waar kan maken. Dat je ambitieuze doelen mag stellen en ook daadwerkelijk de ruimte moet pakken om ze te realiseren. Meer info: check de linkin bio #youaremagic#tomsebastian#growsupport
How well I’m coping with the heat 😫 And it’s only November 🤦🏻♀️⠀
(And before someone comments “but it’s fall” - I live in Australia and we’re moving into summer 🍹)⠀
So to take my mind off things: HOW HAS YOUR WEEK BEEN? What’s something you’re celebrating?
This is for those of you who have ever messaged me to say I’ve inspired you in some way, or commented, liked or shared anything I have ever done.
You make me so happy and like I am living my best life. Living my purpose of helping people feel better. I’m limitless because of your encouragement and kind words.
You’ll never know how much YOU have helped ME. .
I am so grateful for you.
💵🛍It’s BLACK FRIDAY SOON WHICH MEANS LOTS OF GREAT SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS ON PRODUCTS. 💵🙌🏻 Last year our black Friday products sold out in 12 hours!!! I will be revealing the specials this Friday at 12:00 PM in my nutrition & skin care VIP groups!
There you will also be the first to know about upcoming events, deals, and steals! 🤩
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I will be taking pre orders, and then all orders will be placed on Sunday.
Don’t miss out!✨✨
I’ve put in the work for the past 20 years to be able to lead people in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competing against the biggest teams and MMA fighters of our time. Since 2015 I’ve shifted directions in life and since then, I’ve been inspiring entrepreneurs, students, and CEO’s to become the best version of themselves by sharing my story of persistence, constant personal growth, and what it takes to win🥋
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Just doing my make up && building my empire 💁🏼♀️💄 all while wearing my comfy pants, sweater and slippies 🥰 who wouldn’t want to join in on this opportunity?! Love chatting w/ you beauties on fb LIVE! Make up deets below 👇🏻 shop link in bio!
addiction palette #2 “honorable” on my lids w/ “romantic” in my inner creases and “delicious” and “delirious” in my outer creases and brow bone!
Lip Exfoliator w/ vanilla milkshake lip bon bon moisturizer “Plush” lip liner, “jubilant” splurge cream, and “lunar” lucrative lipgloss 💄 .
So excited about this article about the Small Business Plan and Pitch Presentation competition tomorrow, as I am one of three semi finalists. I am looking forward to presenting to the group of Angel Investors tomorrow. I couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity to fine tune my skills and to help spread the word about Vivi G’z and to further grow and develop this company. Check out the link below to the article.