It's a strange thing to receive photography advice from an Instagrammer whose entire feed is full of quotes, BUT this instagrammer also used to be a professional photographer. With that credential looming around behind me, I wanted to share a few tips for you to create better Instagram photos. I see so many amazing IG accounts out there, and I know that they could be even better if the photography was kicked up a notch. SO, with that in mind, I'm sharing my 3 steps for improving the photos you share on Instagram.
Of course, if you have the bucks to grab yourself a Diva Ring Light, you could go that route, but the reality is that most of the population isn't going to drop a few hundred bucks on a circle light that makes their skin pretty. So, how do we catch the light no matter where we are?
It's simple: you face it. When you're taking your photo - no matter what room or place you're in, you want to always have...
Right now, it seems as if the entire world has a grudge against Network Marketers. Whether it's the annoyance of the pushy posts on social media, the follow up emails to buy stuff, the constant conversation about products or the never ending stream of sales texts, I can see why.
Admittedly, I used to be one of them. I used to be annoyed by the network marketers who showed up in my newsfeed. I used to get irritated. I used to think of that career as "less than" that of a typical entrepreneur.
It was 2 summers ago when I was sitting in a theater at a weekend long mastermind training with Gabby Bernstein. I remember the moment vividly when she said, "The thing you're resisting the most is the path you're meant to follow." In that moment, I found myself shifting, thinking, uncomfortable and agitated. It was all centered around the network marketing industry, and it took Gabby's words of wisdom to kick me out of my own shit and into a new space....
Every January my social news feed is filled with resolutions, intentions, fitness goals, business goals and a whole host of good intentions. It's amazing to witness, and always makes me feel like there's hope for humanity because people WANT to change. They WANT to shift and grow and evolve into what they know they can be.
Sadly, by February at the latest, those posts go away, and the people return to their regularly scheduled programming and the resolutions are no more. This year, I want to uncover the why. Why do we fall apart so quickly? Why do we let go of the change we desire?
Well, the obvious answer is because it's hard, yes? Change is terrifying. Change is difficult and tedious. Change takes time and we live in a society where immediate gratification is the name of the game and anything less is exactly that.
The deeper reason has to do with intention and decision. You see, the people who stick to change and who stick to the "new year, new...
"Repeat after me: I cannot make anyone feel anything that they aren’t ALLOWING themselves to feel."
Who knew such a simple statement could strike a nerve like it did. Dozens of private messages, nasty comments (all deleted - I don't allow that energy to stay in my space), and a LOT of feelings over this simple statement.
It would seem that people are not keen on being told that the negative feelings they've been feeling for so long are actually within their control and not the fault of another human being. So, I thought I would take this space to explain what I mean and why I firmly believe that we cannot make someone feel something they are not allowing themselves to feel.
Imagine for a moment that you are sitting in a restaurant and you're waiting on the wait staff to come to your table. He or she is late and...
Today is all about the 3 things every female entrepreneur can do to make sure she is consistently building a tribe online that loves her. This is gold, so keep reading.
I was talking to a friend recently who is in the middle of a big launch. She's hired a facebook ads expert, a funnel expert, a blog expert - she's going balls to the wall on her business and I found myself feeling a little bit of FOMO. The fear of missing out. Am I doing enough? Am I hustling enough? Should I be doing more?
Have you ever felt that way? You know - where you fall down the comparison rabbit hole only to come out looking haggard and dejected?
We fall deep into that pit of comparisonitis because people work differently than we do. Everyone has a different threshold of risk. They are willing to hire experts when we are scared of spending the money. They are working on complicated funnels while we are thinking “isn’t there a simpler way?” Here’s the thing:...
I woke up in a funk last week. I knew it from the moment my eyes opened and the first thing I saw was my husband had all of the covers on his side of the bed and he was cocooned around them instead of under them and I was freezing. I knew it because the first thing I thought that day was “asshole.” I realized it further when my coffee spilled everywhere, and I dropped the wet grinds all over the countertop.
I knew it from the very moment I turned on my phone and it proceeded to die, and when my mother called me to tell me her computer had crashed. Followed by a phone call from a family member with a horrific story, and a text from a friend about her hardships too. Throw in the sick child and unexpected bill, and my day was off to a fabulous start.
The day had gone from slightly annoying to frustrating to downright irritating, and my mood was 100% on track with that.
I remember being in the midst of this day and thinking, “I’m watching my own...
The conversation is always the same.
Me: "I wake up at 5 am. Every day of the week."
Them: "On PURPOSE?"
Me: "Yep. I'm thinking of making it 4am."
Cue the deer in headlights stare-down.
A few years ago I realized something about myself: I'm a morning person. Not only in that I can wake up in the morning without issue and have a deep conversation 3 minutes later, but in that I am AMAZING in the morning. My mind is clear, my thoughts are inspired, my energy is the highest of the day, and I feel so much alignment with my source in those hours before my family wakes up. I have come to crave those early hours for the inspiration they provide me, and I am at the point where if I don’t receive this time each day, I am completely derailed.
I am 100% addicted to the 5am hour.
After dozens of conversations asking me "What's your bedtime?" "What do you DO at 5am?" "How do you wake up while it's still dark?" and a thousand other questions, I did a little...
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