Tonight I got to celebrate this woman, @paulaanstett and her first ever published book, The Journey Between Places.
I can’t even put into words how proud I am of her and this awesome accomplishment. Life happens when you take baby steps toward creating it, and you my friend are a testament to that. Thank you for sharing your story ❤️
The first step to gaining a following of people who connect with you and your brand is being consistent with your brand voice in ALL of your messaging.
What this requires is an intentional strategy to ensure every message on every channel you’re marketing on aligns.
To do this, narrow down your brand voice to 3-5 keywords which represent how you’d like to be portrayed by your audience.
When I did this for a client, I ended up with keywords like:
These keywords defined every message moving forward to ensure a consistent tone.
What are some of your keywords?
Read the full article on creating a brand personality; link in bio!
Don't miss #tofuturewomen at @_bythepeople_ arts and dialogue festival later this week. June 21-24. 💌 Come and write your letters! ⏰ 10am-6pm | Saturday open until midnight 📍@smithsonian Arts & Industries Building •
Photo c/o @gokateshoot
I love this man and wouldn’t wanna do this crazy thing called life without him. The last few months have been a blur on all levels... mentally, emotionally, and physically. I’m not complaining because that’s just life sometimes. I am saying that I am blessed by him, thankful for him, and honored and proud to be his wife. (Also, throw back pic from a few years ago // it’s time to hit the beach)
We heard from our missionary yesterday-that's always a reason to love Mondays. ✉️
He and his companion are spending a lot of their time doing service and finding people to teach. I've been thinking of how I could help. •
We have new neighbors, and strawberries are in season. It seems like a good excuse to take them some strawberry jam. 🍓
How do you get to know your neighbors? Do you take them treats? Is that still a thing?
My hope for those of you following my journey is that you find peace in knowing you are not alone in your struggles on the path to health and fitness. It’s hard!!! Life gets in the way and if you’re a momma like me there are days you run on fumes and there is nothing left to give to a workout at the end of the day...thats ok! Give yourself some grace and get back at it tomorrow, or next week or whenever life decides to pump the breaks a little and let you breath. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
My journey has been 3.5 years of imperfectly navigating this new lifestyle while also becoming a mom and I’ve fallen off the wagon more than once. The difference now as compared to the countless times I had ‘dieted’ and tried the fitness thing before is that I have the grace to forgive myself and the strength to keep reaching for my goals even when life happens!
I would love to connect with you, help be your accountability and cheer you on no matter where in your journey you are! Comment below with what goals you’re working on! Let’s do this tribe 💪🏻♥️
Special shout out to @morganharpernichols for this amazing quote...this one is going on my desk!!! #inspiration#instaquotes#tellyourstory#fitmom#fitspire#michiganfit#blogger#momlife#myjourney#fitness#hope#goaldigger#yougotthis#empower#inspire#fitmittenmomma
A week today we are meeting @thirdspaceculture for our first #CoffeeNCollab event! ☕️ .
This is an event exclusive to KWIB members. In small groups of 10 you will be given the opportunity to share about your business and your business objectives, discuss within the group what support you could benefit from, and in turn how you can help support other businesses in the group. .
We love our monthly events where every woman in Kelowna can get together and support our large community. However, we wanted to provide this opportunity to our members in order to expand your referral system within the KWIB network. This event is FREE for members of KWIB and if you’d like to learn more check out the details by clicking the link in our bio @kelownawomeninbusiness 👈 today! #KWIBwomen 💜
Two of our 8- that’s right 8- artists who will be gracing the stage for next Tuesday’s Album Release Party! We have a night FULL of music, plus some special guests and film screenings. Drop a comment if you’d like to join us and we’ll make sure we get you on the guest list! See you there!
I don't care what people say .... Akon is a real son of the soil ........... only reason why me and a couple other Africans are in America is for certain knowledge and training not available in Africa yet ..... some of us understand how important it is to stay African ! Not be of a culture that was founded on killing , raping , and all kinds of other craziness ....... it is by the grace of the most high that my YouTube channel Tabital Pulaaku will give you a in dept look at Africa .... after that the documentary projects I have will be finished as well . People need to see West Africa from a son of the soils eyes not a Yankees eyes this social conditioning they do in America will make you think Americans are civilized progressive people , when the majority have unprogressive damn near dajallic ways ..... #facts#truth#tellyourstory#africaforafricans#mamaafrica#sonofthesoil#senegalsson#realtalk#truestory#therealamerikkka#therealafrica
Pssst!!! THIS SATURDAY in Edmonton Alberta CA!
Come to @poletheatrecanada
OR just watch the competition LIVE STREAM from their YouTube Channel. I will be up on stage around 8:49pm.
Repost From @poletheatrecanada Our final Pole Comedy competitor in the Professional division is Monica Kay! @vegan.pole.dancer #poletheatre#poletheatrecanada#tellyourstory#ptc2018
Graduation! The class of 2018 was ready to take on the world.
The only thing they had to do was not fuck it up.
As Edgar waited in line to accept his diploma, he wasn’t so sure it would be that easy.
@lenorarand and I spent the middle part of the day talking about and listening to (mostly the latter) rich and stimulating conversation about democracy, fake news, journalism, our role in keeping the bar high - and Studs Terkel. Wow. We have a feeling new client @publicnarrative is going to be a total pleasure.💥💥💥
#Repost @betty.ratbag (@get_repost)
If you don’t do anything else today, read this. Breathe in every single word. 👆🏻 @themotherhub.ie shared this soul aching poem.
Love this image. Love these words
You're an inspiring visionary woman who is ready to stand out from the crowd, shine as a leader, reach more people, publish inspiring books, speak on stages, and make a big impact in the world.
You have an amazing track record of success and you’re ready to work with a business advisor who can help you take action on your next big idea.
You know that massive business growth — and real deal stability — isn’t hinged on “the hustle”. You’re a fierce visionary who wants to build a sustainable business with grace and balance. Most importantly, with love.
I'll help you get clarity and momentum in your business, and support you to pause and reflect, so you stay in full alignment to achieve a more balanced lifestyle. It's time to serve from the overflow without the overwhelm.
If any part of this resonates with you then tap the link in my bio to apply for Love Over Metrics™ Incubator, a nine month business growth mastermind for women. You can also DM me or comment here with any questions you have for me. Photo credit to the incredible @brandilyndavidsonphotography
The best part: working with me is like jamming with your best friend over a cup of tea. You get an online community growth and business strategist to help you implement innovative marketing ideas, so that you can be a unique messenger in your industry. Together we’ll dream big and map out plans to get crystal clear on the vision for your life, your company and the world.
Pole Theatre Sydney 💖. I love those magical moments onstage when you lose yourself completely in your performance and in the music... it can’t happen unless you have the creative freedom to give yourself the space in your piece to allow it. That’s why I love watching @poletheatresydney performances so much - it’s not just trick after trick after trick. It’s the creation of pieces of art. It’s a glimpse into the creative minds and hearts of our amazing finalists. Get your tickets now at www.poletheatresydney.com - don’t miss it! 7 July at NIDA #poletheatre#poletheatresydney#poledance#dance#performance#art#magic#tellyourstory
I knew starting a new business would push me. Little known fact? I suffer tremendously from various phobias/anxieties when it comes to certain social interactions. Like phone phobia. 📞 Paralysis when it comes to dialing one or picking up a ringing one. One of my best SD friends laughs and does NOT believe me! Because I always seem so social and chatty. .
I could get caught up in the WHYs of it all. But, I am working each day to re-train my brain. I am SOOOOO paraphrasing here - but in reading and listening to The Five Second Rule (Mel Robbins), I feel like it doesn’t matter why. I need to just take the small steps to build confidence and overcome. So, if I am supposed to follow up with you and CALL and haven’t - I’m over here trying to not pass out or throw up over here - trying to 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 myself into dialing. 🤷♀😳😬
THIS is why I sought out this amazing opportunity. I know that it will bring so many blessings into my life. Freedoms in all shapes and sizes. If ALL it does is get me to be able to make more connections and reach out more - PRAYERS ANSWERED!
What about you? I suspect most of us have some things we suffer from silently in private. Care to share? I’m finding sharing helps slay 🗡 the beast a bit faster!
Started my #52stories project today! If you don’t know what this program is PLEASE check out my stories and then go to http://familysearch.org/Blog/EN/52stories Or follow @familysearch here on Instagram. @rhonnafarrer is Pure light and she introduced this program to me at Pinners conference last year. It’s truly awesome to feel empowered and enlightened by your own experiences & stories. This whole program only takes a year guys. One question a week unless you want to go faster! Take time today, sit down for 5 minutes and start your own personal history. Your family and generations of family that come after you WILL want to know about your life. I personally cling to the ones I have of my ancestors. Every story has inspired me to be better, to be more grateful and more courageous. I’m grateful this program exists and has questions already lined up for me to answer. Just. Start. Today. I can promise that it won’t be hard, and will bless your life and definitely your families. That’s my speech/preach sesh for the day. I’ll be sharing one question weekly with you so stay tuned! You get to learn a little about me too! 😬😂 #sorrynotsorry#bethelight#tellyourstory#personalhistory#ldsmama#genealogy#take5andcreate#easypeasy#starttoday#yourfamilywillthankyou
The entrepreneurial world never ceases to amaze me! These days, being a successful entrepreneur, no matter the industry, truly requires a certain frame-of-mind.
I'm inspired daily by the creativity and authenticity of the entrepreneurs around me - I absolutely love how entrepreneurship has transformed over time.
We’re BAAAACK! Our blog that is! The last 2 weeks with our T-shirt launch (those shirts are FLYING off the shelves!) we haven’t had a chance to update the blog, but this week we’re back and better than ever.
A friend and I were chatting the other day about something that’s happening with social media, and it’s been bothering us tremendously.
Here's what we’ve noticed....so many people on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook - they all want to tell you very similar things. "Love your body!", "Love yourself unconditionally!", and "Embrace who you are!"....
That's great and all, but rarely do you have someone who helps you with the next [but most IMPORTANT] step.
Like HOW do I love myself? HOW do I move forward in life? HOW do I be consistent with my workout routine when my warm bed is calling my name in the morning? HOW HOW HOW?!
Have you noticed that, too?
Drives me nuts. Thanks for that inspirational mirror photo and all, but I need you to give me some ACTUAL steps athankyou.
With The Art of Bravery blog, we always wanted to be more than someone who yells "Be brave!" in your face. We want you to have the tools, the knowledge, and the steps to move forward in life.
That's why this week's article is titled "5 Ways to Know Yourself Better". There are prompts, quizzes, podcasts, and so many fun resources jam packed in this article. ...
But don't take our word! Check it out for yourself! Link is in our bio 🙌🏻 And when you're done, shoot me an email to let me know what suggestion you're most excited to dive into:) To being brave,
A core message is (obviously) a big part of Core Message Coaching.
But you may be wondering exactly what that IS. Here’s my definition:
A core message is a simple but elegant statement, often expressed as a belief or a truth, that sums up the work you do. It represents the heart of your business and the philosophy your work is based on.
But it’s one thing to tell you what a core message is, and another thing entirely to show you.
So here’s MY current core message:
✨ Strong, supportive tools and practices provide a solid foundation for living well. They also free up space for creating positive change in—and through—life and work. The kind of work it takes to create this solid foundation is often overlooked or put off. But when we do the hard-but-important work of slowing down and showing up for ourselves, we can show up for everything else that’s important to us with greater energy and intention. ✨
You’ll see pieces and versions of this show up on Instagram, on my website, in my content, and more. It’s the starting point for the decisions I make, the things I offer—really, it’s the foundation of my business.
If you’d like to uncover your own core message (it’s there waiting for you!), along with other important elements like your supporting messages, your mission or manifesto, and more, check out Core Message Coaching!
And as always, if you have questions, leave them in the comments or send me a message. I’m here to help! 💛
Today, I met Bill outside the post office. He told me stories for half an hour about hundreds of cars he's owned, restored, and sold. "Memory cars, I only buy cars from the 50s, maybe because it reminds me of my childhood." •
He told me about having dinner with Alex Tremulis on the Queen Mary in 1989, two years before Alex, who designed the Tucker, died. •
He spoke of his cars with admiration and fascination, but when I mentioned I needed to pick up my children from school, he brightened even more and said, "well, now that's delightful, isn't it?..." •
I think some Saturday we'll be headed to the weekly car show he told me about, so my kids can hear Bill's stories from him, sitting contently inside the 1957 Studebaker Silverhawk he's driven for 49 years.
Ok.... so just in case you speculate and put me into an age bracket I’m only 38 years young xx
But hey there’s a little bit of Frank Sinatra in us all right?
This man... amazing... life changing... And he did it his way x Your home is your space and you should love it xx
I recently visited the home and fabric house of an interior designer and to me there wasn’t a thing in place that my ocd thought to be normal....BUT it was truly beautiful, it told a story, I wanted to spend hours there and it wasn’t a massive grand home by any stretch but it felt like home x It felt like home.
Ill share a weird fact about myself I can’t stand public toilets lol or any other toilet 🚽 other than my own! Weird I know.. I own that... But I seriously wanted to stay in the bathroom of this house just to touch the curtains 🙈 The pattern was nothing like I would ever choose but they were beautiful, like seriously beautiful!!! When you are styling your home or you pick someone to do it for you think about the story you want it to tell not the Pinterest image you have seen! This is way more timeless for YOU xx