Happy launch day to @shop.clothinghauls! 🥂 A carefully curated selection of fashionable and trendy clothing hand picked by @courtneyloreal! We helped Courtney with business launch consulting, branding, and e-commere web design. Ready to get your brand styled to perfection? I'm your girl! . . . . #brandidentity #brandmanagement #logo #logos #branddevelopment #brandingagency #visualidentity #brandingdesigner #brandingdesign #brandidentity
RIP @kyrzayda_ You will be missed by your #instafam. #fcancer Go eat that dam pizza with the ones you love. Splurge a little more and make any adventure something memorable.
Finally got a firm release date for my free e-book for e-commerce stores to slay this holiday season. 🙌🏾🎅🏾 Mark your calendars - September 17th, 2018 at 7 pm PST. I've talked to successful store owners, I've dug through the numbers, I've looked at the retail giants and trust me - if you sell anything online you will not want to miss this. This ebook is for you if : 1 - You want to get the most out of the holiday season. 2 - You are willing to spend at least 7 days working on a holiday strategy. 3 - You are willing to brainstorm, create content, schedule content, and make the necessary changes to your branding, social media, and website to optimize your holiday sales. 4 - You want a piece 2018’s projected $691.9 Billion in holiday retail sales -- via Forrester. Yes.... $691.9 BILLION. 👀 And some of that is for you. All that's left for me to do is to design the ebook so it's pretty - you know how I do. Let's go!!
Happy Labor Day! ❤ I just wrapped up an EPIC free ebook for ecommerce stores to CRUSH the holiday season. The only thing I want to do now is be cute by the 🌊 pool and enjoy the rest of the summer 🌵☀️, which is one more month for Arizonians. But first, and always.... 📸 photo or it didn't happen and of course ☕ coffee. Pic by @andersonwilson27
Omg you guys! What a wonderful vacation I've had. Literally let my hair down and and created content. It's been a wonderful break and I'm excited to be back better than ever. I have something awesome and free and indepth coming next week. If you own an #ecommerce store, you will not want to miss this. HUGE. Pic by @andersonwilson27
Can I be a little controversial and honest with you guys? 🤔 I'm kind of sick of these kumbaya business mantras going around. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Let's get real. 👊🏽 If you want to be successful, then you need to get your brand out there in front of people. 📣 People have to and need to know who you are. If they don't know who you are, you don't ❌ get business. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Doing that means you need to research 🔍, dig in, and try different strategies, both online and offline. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I've met people who claim that they don't have strategies and it just happens. Or they kumabya'd 🧘🏽♀️ their way to success. Or they can't really put a finger on it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And although I 100% believe that you need to have a positive attitude and that your thoughts 💭 shape your reality... I believe that WORK has to be done. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I didn't get the easy road in business. 🚧 Heck... neither did Oprah, or Jordan, or Tyler Perry. It took me YEARS to: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1 ✔️ Organically grow my Instagram followers 2 ✔️ Re-launch my studio with an actual team of people 3 ✔️ Get on the advisory boards of Google Small Business and GoDaddy 4 ✔️ Become financially stable enough for both spouses to work from home ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Trust me, a pretty Instagram feed or a newsletter didn't do that. 👀 I still have to grind. And hustle... yes hustle. 💪🏽 I love that word because, for me, it's the truth of who I am. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have to send emails, DMs, make phone calls, study, read books and apply them, and I am still working hard every day to keep my dream alive. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For me, it's not a whim. 🌟 I didn't see success in my 1st year or my 2nd year. For me, it took time and consistency. And not being afraid to constantly put my business out there. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That didn't just happen without a plan. 📝 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So if you are a business owner who is feeling down, because everyone you ask for help is telling you to just be you, have a pretty brand, It just happened for me naturally ... then I'm here to tell you that yes that's true BUT some of us also have 👏🏽 to 👏🏽 HUSTLE 👏🏽 and that's life.
Finally!! 📣 I can announce something I am so excited about. I've partnered with 🏅award-winning Pro MUA & Licensed Esthetician @jaliadp to launch our own business and creative workshop series, 🧡 Beauty & Brains ---> @beautyandbrains.info! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We'll be traveling 🛫 the country starting Fall 2018 helping beauty professionals elevate their businesses and their brands. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jalia and I are the perfect fit. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When it comes to 💄👠 beauty, fashion, and networking, she gets it done and is definitely boss goals. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She knows this industry inside and out and has been instrumental in coming up with our name and getting our workshop off the ground. ⠀⠀⠀ Which means I am able to focus on what I'm great at, branding, marketing, and strategy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's a match made in heaven, and I am incredibly grateful to have spent a few years getting to know her heart as well as have the opportunity to launch our own project together. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have goosebumps yall! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I am so excited. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Follow us on Instagram @beautyandbrains.info
Currently planning my next trip in nature, to Havasu Falls 🌵☀️ next Spring to be exact, BECAUSE I honestly think the way we use social media and Google can slowly 🔪 kill our abilities to create. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You have to take a break to be your best. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I've completely changed the way I do business over the past two months, and results have been tremendous. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm literally in my office 👀 looking around like WHAAATT?? How was that in me? Where was it hiding?? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you are struggling to find your authentic self in business I strongly suggest you give these 3 things a go. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1- Mute your competition 🔇 --> IG and FB allow you to mute your competition while you are in creation mode. This doesn't mean unfollow them, just mute them so you can create content and be creative while not being influenced by what they are doing, or feel that pit of inadequacy when you see what they are creating. Then, turn them back on when you are ready to start back interacting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2 - Don't Google 🔍 --> When you are designing something, creating content, coming up with ideas, don't ask google anything or use Pinterest. Try it from your heart first, get inspo from nature, take walks, and create. Then come back during the final refining stages and if needed, look for inspo. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3 - Don't ask for feedback 👂🏾 --> I tell my clients all the time. Only you know what you and your business need. Asking friends, family, etc. will only cloud up your mind and mess up your creative judgment. Again once the creation process is done, or you are stuck, ask for help and feedback. But during those creation times, you should focus on the art of creating. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Using this method, I was able to relaunch my studio @studio.lavi and get 2 other projects off the ground that I TRULY feel is ME. Which I can't wait to announce!!! This uniqueness means I can hold my head high knowing no one else can offer what I am offering. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I am finally living in my purpose and creating authentically. How about you?