Sunny days ahead!
Your followers are your biggest brand advocates so maintain their trust, keep them engaged and always offer them value! - @jamilakyari
When you're put to the test, do your best and let your God do the rest, no stress. - Jaiye Ori Mi by @bankywellington Braids done by the best in Kitchener-Waterloo region. If you are in the area and need someone to hook up your hair, let me know!
Marketing Tip |: Quit trying to explain your business to everyone. Not everyone is going to get it. Marketing is about finding the IDEAL client. - @jamilakyari Most people approach their marketing like they are going fishing. They cast a huge net and gather up all these little fish. This strategy is bad for you. What you really need is a strong fishing hook that will attract one big fish 10x to 100x the size of those little fish. This is where the big results come in. We're talking long-term solutions that create incremental and mutual impact. I call this getting more done by doing less.
Life and style with @jamilakyari |: I'm in love with the range of African print watches from @stitchandsteel... such amazing pieces. If you're looking to add a little colour to your look without going overboard, this might just be the perfect accessory! What do you think?
Yesterday, you said you would start today and today, you're saying you will start tomorrow. Stop procrastinating and just do it! - @jamilakyari I believe this is word for someone to find their purpose and follow their calling. Believe in yourself and get disciplined. You can do it!
I was at this event in Toronto!!! So classy and smooth. CEO and Founder @misterboateng did such a great job. The brand experience was on point. I am looking forward to celebrating many more success stories with the @bohten family this year! It's eyewear made with sustainable materials sourced from West Africa. It's eco-friendly. It's Bohten. - www.bohten.com Click the link in bio and Read Blog Posts to check out my article on tips for planning a great event.
Don't be upset just because you see her glory. You don't know her story and you were not there when she prayed for it. Growing up, I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by a lot of amazing women who set what I believe to be a healthy precedent for what female success should look like. They didn't have a lot of money but they had an insane amount of work ethic and were almost always optimistic, for themselves and the people they served. The result is they were always happy and they became icons of inspiration in their own little communities. So, when I see a woman who is killing it in business/career, life and marriage, I just really don't know how to hate. The fact that she was able to grab my attention is an indication that something worthy of notice is going on here or else I would not care. I could not even hate even if I wanted to. What I do know is that I always want to admire and emulate because of the great amount of respect I have for the person. You can never attract what you do not respect and sometimes you do need to keep your emotions in check. When you see a woman who has everything you want, you need to either learn what she is doing or pray to have the same blessing/grace that is at play in her life. The last thing you want to do is make fleeting, baseless assumptions about how she got there, which would only be a reflection of your own weakness... #twocents
New blog post |: Fashion PR can help your brand get featured in glossy magazines and online publications, which is a great way to build awareness and brand recognition. However, when it comes to PR, it is first things first. You have to ask yourself if your business is ready for the media attention. Click the link in my bio to read the full story - www.jamilakyari.com
If you have a huge goal, the task of doing everything at once to bring it into a reality might seem very intimidating to you. A super excited person will want to rush things along, while an unmotivated one will want to procrastinate. Honestly, I'm just focused on taking it one day at a time right now, prioritizing along the way and keeping in mind that this is a marathon not a sprint. I am in a competition with no one. I want to be able to put in good work but still keep up the pace in July with the same amount of energy and enthusiasm as I had in January. You too can focus on doing a minimum of at least one thing everyday that brings you closer to achieving your goals. This will make sure that each day is a productive one and will also help you manage your time more efficiently. Your momentum will keep moving daily as opposed to being at a standstill and over time, this will result in steady progress. How do you manage daily tasks related to big goals?
WIN A FREE CLUTCH BAG: Generousity is the best policy and I'm paying it forward because I'm so grateful to all of you ladies who are diligently following me on Instagram. Here is your chance to win this beautiful clutch. Worn only once and is in crisp condition! [Something for the fellas coming soon. Stay tuned.] Giveaway rules: 1. Must follow @jamilakyari on Instagram 2. Click the link in my bio, select Clutch Giveaway and sign-up for a chance to win. 3. Tag a female friend below (optional) but increases your chances of winning. The giveaway deadline has been extended and will close on Jan. 20, 2018 at 11:59 PM (ET) and a winner will be announced by the next day before 9:00PM. This giveaway is open to all residents worldwide. I wish you all the best!
Believe in yourself even when no one else does and even if the world has its back against you. Be your own cheerleader. - @jamilakyari Winners don't wait for external validation before they do what they were called to do. You will definitely experience days when it seems like the odds are against you but don't let that get you down. Believe in yourself and in your unique abilities. Cheer yourself on even when the game is going on and no one came to see you play. You owe it to yourself to do so. Have a beautiful day!
You need a mentor in order to be truly great! One of the best decisions I made in 2017 was working with my millennial mentor for women @pauleannareid ...In a short few months, I made more progress than I've ever done in years and so here are the top 5 benefits of working with a mentor based on what it has done for me. Focus: Having someone to help you stay on track when it comes to important things will not only help you smash your personal and professional goals but it ensures you don't get distracted from what matters. Problem Solving: A good mentor will use their experience and insight to help you see a problem from a different perspective that enables you to navigate solutions without making any mistakes. Networking: Great mentors will open doors for their mentees - an introduction, a reference, a connection. Find a mentor you aspire to be like who will also help you connect with the right set of individuals. Perspective: Getting balanced feedback is always helpful. Sometimes, asking your friends and co-workers for help may not always give you the constructive perspective that you need to handle a situation. Accountability: A mentor will manufacture your motivation when it seems that there is none. You are more likely to act when someone is holding you accountable and thus, you will see results a lot faster. Are you a woman in transition, on the rise, building an empire or just doing you? Check out @pauleannareid
Daily Inspiration |: Never force anything. I repeat. Never. Let it either flow into your consciousness and manifest in your life or flow out of your consciousness and create room for something else far better than you've ever imagined. Self sabotage is clawing, clinging and grasping unto things that don't have any grip which almost always repels the very thing you want. Stay in the zen zone. Work hard. Keep positive. Get practical. Be confident and know that all things (both good and bad) are working together for your ultimate good. Sometimes, it has to get ugly just so that it can get really pretty. There is nothing new under the sun. Been there. Done that. I know what it is to hit rock bottom and I also know what it is to fly on eagle's wings so I'm the best person to tell you that you will always have options available. There is no such thing as a hopeless situation. If you focus inward, you will never have to lose your dignity or self esteem in the process. You are a woman, you are a Queen. And if you're a man, you're a King. Royalty doesn't beg. Have you ever experienced a situation in your life where things had to get ugly just so it could get pretty? How did you stay in or maintain your zen zone?
Stepping into the new year in style and with gratitude at a Black and Gold party. Ready to live my life like its golden! I have so much to thank God for. So many wonderful blessings and many open doors. This is your time to shine. Don't let anyone deceive you into settling for less than the excellent life or tell you otherwise. Live simple, impact the world in your own way and be what you were called to be and do. Praise the Lord and cheers to the New Year! - @jamilakyari Click the link in my bio to read up on new year resolutions and what you should be working on in order to live the excellent life - www.jamilakyari.com
New blog post |: At this time of year, many people are making new year resolutions but in retrospect, are you able to look back and confidently say that you have lived an excellent life? By this, I mean health, wealth, love and happiness. It’s not just about the money. It’s not just about finding love or being happy and in good health. Everything goes hand in hand and it needs to be balanced. It’s about this all-encompassing, holistic approach that meshes together and gives you the excellent life in such a way that you can look at the quality of life you’re living and be like “I like how this turned out.” Click the link in my bio and read my latest blog post on new year resolutions and living the excellent life in 2018. - www.jamilakyari.com
The 5 By 5 Rule: If it's not going to matter in 5 years, don't spend more than 5 minutes being upset by it. Not everyone and everything deserves your energy or emotions. Don't waste your precious time being upset by things that do not matter. Separate the petty from the important and be selfish with your feelings. - @jamilakyari
Black Girl Magic |: Chilling in Toronto!
Fashion is a $1.2 trillion global industry, with more than $250 billion spent annually on fashion in the United States, according to industry analysts. Yet, many fashion entrepreneurs (and small businesses) are struggling to stay afloat as they compete alongside others for a piece of this competitive market. How do YOU plan to stand out? If you cannot clearly articulate what your marketing strategy for the new year is in 30 seconds or less, you are most likely going to need my help! I can be your brand strategist and marketing think tank. My processes are simple, foolproof and they work with any type of fashion niche most especially if you own an online e-commerce store. What you want to do in 2018 is deliver value built on a proven framework that allows you to broaden your reach and make a profit without the added stress. If you're ready for the higher level, then click the link in my bio and visit the Work With Me page for more information about my customized marketing packages. I love helping people so get in touch! - www.jamilakyari.com
Brunch, Banter and the Business of African fashion |: @bohten X @jamilakyari cc: @misterboateng
Happy Holidays from @jamilakyari |: What's Cooking in 2018? I appreciate you so much and I hope that you are having a great time in preparing for the holidays. I just want to wish you a Happy Holiday and a great New Year! So much has happened in such a short time in my own life both personally and professionally. I am sure the same can be said for you - that you are growing, glowing and becoming the best version of yourself while meeting any challenges with grace and grit. I sent a special holiday message this morning to all my VIP group members with some info that I don't post on social media. If you didn't get it, you still can. Click the link in my bio and sign up now to get my VIP experience - (link in bio) - www.jamilakyari.com
Flashback Friday |: Help me out folks! I'm trying to place a personality on this look but I'm currently stuck between biker girl and gothic chic. Which one would you choose?
Marketing Tip |: In marketing, all that really matters is what the CUSTOMER wants and likes. You need to focus on what your target customer needs and this is the secret to creating products and services that people always want to buy. The mistake many business owners make in the early stages is revolving around how they personally envision a product and how it appeals to their own interests. Nobody cares about what you think or like though. This is why most companies spend tons of money on market research and customer service. - @jamilakyari Need some marketing support? - a coach, a strategist, a listener and friend? Click the link in my bio to see how I can help you with your marketing needs. (link in bio)
Wednesday nights are for drinking wine, cooking and eating together... sautéed kale and chicken with some garlic and olive oil. What did you eat for dinner today?
Compete with no one except your past because there is plenty of room for all of us to succeed. Success looks different for everyone and it's not always measured by the acquisition of material things but here's the thing: everyone has a chance to win and has their own journey. We can all be trailblazers. The temptation to compare and contrast oneself with others might be high but if you choose to differentiate, to harness your unique skills, to see the beauty in thyself and to own your personality, then you will always shine through from the inside out! - @jamilakyari Have you ever caught yourself in the act of comparing yourself to someone else? Tap the heart if you like this post!
Life and style with @jamilakyari |: ...because boxed water is better for both you and the environment. The packaging is recyclable and it prevents plastics from getting into our landfills. From living an eco-conscious lifestyle to reducing my carbon footprint, I do my best to make very careful choices in order to care for and protect mother earth from the effects of waste and climate change. You should too! cc: @boxedwater
Giving up is not an option. There is no sense in letting go of a chance to be and do more. Keep going and know that you are very much capable of doing whatever you put your mind to. You've got this! - @jamilakyari Tap the heart if you love this post!
Happy Motivated Monday! You know what time it is - prime time to crush those goals. Go get it and listen, maybe you're not exactly where you feel you want to be in your life and business. It doesn't matter. It's okay. You'll be fine. I believe in miracles as long as you're willing to stay focused and do the work. Starting later is still better than never. Lord knows, it does get tough but my determination comes from the fear of being in the same place next year. I compete only with my past on my way to the future. Anyways, stay inspired and visit my website for all things lifestyle, marketing and motivation. Click the link in my bio, sign-up to get my content and let's stay connected as we push each other on the upward climb! (link in bio!).
Marketing Tip |: If your business is not generating any income, it is a hobby. Double down on the things that matter like creating products for value exchange and investing in income-generating activities. - @jamilakyari Click the link in my bio or visit: www.jamilakyari.com to find out how I can help your business or brand with marketing.