Maybe you're feeling this too. For too long I have stayed silent about what has been going on in our country because of my own discomfort and fear. What I've learned ----> THIS IS NOT ABOUT MY/OUR DISCOMFORT. . We're all going to mess up, and this is about showing up, educating ourselves, and doing the work through the uncomfort (just like in anything worth working towards in life and business!!!). It's not supposed to be easy. . Here are a few things I've learned and am doing to bring more equity to our country. If we can speak up now and bring a change to one conversation or one thought...this has a ripple effect that can change generations. Small actions bring big change. . -----> Speak up when you hear or see a racist or inappropriate joke. If someone is speaking down to or making comments about marginalized people — say something. . -----> When you're in a position of leadership and have the ability to hire or gather a group of experts, bring diversity into the equation. Are you gathering like-minded people around you with more of your view points? Or are you intentionally bringing together a diverse group of people for a bigger conversation —outside of what is your norm or personal point of view? . -----> Donate to organizations and people who are doing the work that you don't have the time or resources to accommodate. Just because you can't get down there in the trenches, doesn't mean you do nothing. . -----> Use your purchasing power to support WOC (Women of Color) businesses. Our purchasing power can have huge momentum for generations to come when we intentionally make these choices and empower WOC with our dollars today. . -----> LISTEN to people of color. Don't respond and make this about you. If you're getting called out, take it in and check your biases and realize your privilege. If you're white, if you're able bodied, if you have generational wealth, if you're male...you have privilege simply because you were born. . (continued in the comments)
More than anything right now - I’m seeing opportunity. No matter what is going on, we have a choice in how we respond. It might feel like the haarrrrdest thing ever, but we 100% have that choice. (Don’t worry, I’ve had my fair share of down in the dumps days lately!) Today, I had a digital photoshoot with @shannonconfair and it was so fun to see how she has pivoted her photo services. While there’s nothing that can replace an in-person shoot with an amazing camera - the sentiments captured here speak for themselves. I want to hear: what has been something new and fun that you’ve been a part of or witnessed because of all of this? What positives are you seeing? Leave a comment and let me know! #alignedbusiness #creativepreneur #digitalphotoshoot #staybossyladies #herestothecreatives #bschool #soulpreneur
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WORRIED ABOUT FINDING CLIENTS? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There’s a quote I love that I’ve shared before but that I’m sharing again because it’s so good: “For every 10 rejections you get 1 acceptance, and that's how you win everything.” (thank you Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for this gem)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you’re ready to reach your big goals in life and biz, you need to know — rejection is part of the process. When you know this, the fear level around it can go waaaay down, and you can get on to putting yourself and your business out there!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Having said that, one of the things I always tell our clients and students is that you need to consistently create ways for people to take the next step with you - whether it’s to engage with you, download a freebie, attend a workshop, or yes….invite them to work with you (scary, I know!)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ideally, you should be aiming to make and send out one invite (or call-to-action) a day. It may seem like a lot, but once you get into doing it consistently - and push your fear of rejection aside - it starts to feel like second nature.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Remember, you’ll never know what's possible until you ask!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So here's my invite! ----> If you're looking for some resources on rocking your online business, click my profile @pinegateroad to get started! A favorite? People have been raving about our 25 profitable offerings for your service-based business training! Each and every one shows you how you can get to consistent $10k months with a single offering. Head to my profile to watch instantly!!
When you think about getting clients what comes up for you?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Does it feel like a chore and something that you're confused about? Do you get a little twinge of anxiety thinking ahhh, how do I doooo that!?!?!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Listen, I've so been there! And you're not alone with these feelings. When it comes to finding clients for your online business — think back to the biggest business wins you've had. Where did they stem from?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When I think back to my best business wins, they all came from relationships that I had built and nurtured over time. In fact, it’s crazy and wonderful to think about how many wins came from just showing up as a friend first.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And now? About 80% of our clients at Pinegate come directly from referrals - no paid ads, no marketing, and no hustling.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My best advice? Don’t think about business when you're meeting with people. Show up as a real human. Have a FUN conversation, and share about what's on your heart — whether it's the huge life goals you're going after, or the fact you're in loooove with Starbucks Pink Drink! (hi! me!) — Be a friend first and a service provider second. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ First and foremost: Be a good human.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you have any other tips for finding clients that have worked for you? Can you share how you usually get wins in your business? Leave a comment below, I'd love to hear!!
DOES YOUR CONTENT CONVERT TO CUSTOMERS?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Content is more than just filler on your blog, social media, or in your email newsletter - good content should provide value to your people, position you as the expert in your industry, and build trust towards your brand. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And with trust, comes conversions! People are not going to buy from people or companies that they distrust, right?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When you’re creating content there are a few things to think about:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ —-> What are your ideal people searching for?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ —-> What are their pain points?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ —-> What problems do they have?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ —-> What goals do they want to reach?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Then create your content around the answers to the questions they have and you’ll find that they’ll associate you with the person who has the answers…aka the expert! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Another thing to think about when you’re creating content is to make sure that it’s evergreen. Will it still be relevant in a year or more from now? If yes, you can re-use and re-purpose your content so it continues to deliver and compound over time.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Turning your content into conversions is not something that will happen overnight - it will take time, but if you go all-in with this it can happen sooner than you’d think.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Double tap if you're ready to create content that your people love!
Are you practicing social distancing? We are doing what we can at the Kerslake home. - I know that this time is unprecedented, scary, and you might have fear and anxiety about what you can do in a situation like this. I've been feeling it too, and then my heart makes a switch.... - Instead of letting ourselves go deeper into fear and anxiety, what if we think about the positives that this time gives us? This is always my natural inclination for any situation, and I hope this list of 18 unexpected positives gives you a little lift. - In ANY situation in life and in business, there is always a positive. It can be so hard to see, and even if we wish the reality were completely different...it's there if you look for it. - Sending you love and healing through the upcoming weeks. Leave a comment or send me a DM if you need anything! Advice, support, etc. I'm here for it. I'll also be going live today to share about what I'm doing during this time in my business, and sharing some thoughts that might help you flip some of your mindset patterns around this all. - - - - - #covid19 #coronavirus #creativepreneur #herestothecreatives #workfromhome #socialdistancing #staybossyladies #beingboss #soulpreneur #myalignedbusiness
ARE YOU GOING TO REMEMBER THE TIME YOU DID DISHES, OR THE TIME YOU SPENT PLAYING OUTSIDE WITH YOUR KIDS?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m willing to bet you’re going to remember playing with your kids a heck of a lot more than you’re going to remember doing the dishes!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Having my son, Carter, has been eye-opening in so many ways, but one of the most profound ways he has changed my perspective is how easy it is for him to just BE. I’ll put him in his walker and he’ll move around the room, babbling and chasing the dog. Sometimes he’ll come over to me and pat my leg, taking the time to feel the fabric under his hand. He will just live in the moment and enjoy what it is to be alive.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In these moments, I love getting on his level and simply being….with him. We take the time to explore our surroundings, and you know what? These moments are some of my favorite all-time moments ever because I drop my sense of time and focus on just being completely present.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And that, my friends, feels sooooo freeing.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The way that I think about time 100% has a direct correlation on my happiness. When I’m spending intentional time with my family (ie. NOT thinking about the next thing on my to-do list or responding to emails in my head) my positive energy and gratitude SOAR!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s these small intentional moments that make up the fabric of our lives, and taking the time to be present with them is what makes a life well-lived. It’s not always easy to put all of the other “stuff” to the side and be completely present in the moment, but I can promise you that once you start being intentionally present you will notice it becomes easier to do AND causes a huge ripple effect of positivity and gratitude in your life.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Double-tap if you’re ready to truly engage and experience the beauty of the everyday moments in your life!
WHAT DO YOU WANT THAT FUTURE YOU HAS?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Recently, I have been investing a ton into who “future me” is, aka the person that I envision myself being in a few years. Let me tell you, these investments have made a HUGE change in the positive energy in my life - and some of them seemed so trivial at first, but the difference they’ve made to my overall happiness has been astounding!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Take, for example, the brand-new Louis Vuitton bag that I bought for myself because future me wouldn’t have hesitated to buy it. It seems like such a small thing but just the act of picking up that bag as I walk out the door has brought me so much energy, and you know what? I feel like my best self every day, and part of that is because this silly bag has caused a chain reaction of positive energy in my life.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Putting thought and intention into ME and how I want to be showing up in the world has infused soooo much energy into my daily life. Experiencing all of the smallest details of my life, even when they seem so trivial, has given me so much positivity that it’s become contagious (in a good way) - it’s made me realize that it’s not only important to invest in myself, but that I DESERVE to invest in myself…and doing so has a ripple effect on other areas of my life.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Mind. Blown. Seriously!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I want you to ask yourself: what small things can you change up in your life to feel like your best self? It doesn’t have to be buying yourself an expensive handbag…it could be as simple as creating a nightly ritual of enjoying a cup of kava and valerian root tea while listening to an audiobook (something else I’ve been doing that future me does!) or making time to do a yoga class every morning. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When we start to incorporate these small “future me” changes into our daily lives, we start to become the person we’ve envisioned. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’d love to hear ONE thing that future you has that you could incorporate into your life today - drop a comment below and spill the beans!
YOUR KICK IN THE PANTS IS WAITING.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Around 2 years ago I made the first big investment in my business, and I thought at the time that this investment would be it, that I’d committed to the next big level and was set to keep cruising.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A couple weeks ago I made another HUGE investment in my biz, and it has me back to square one, except this time on a whole other level! I had mostly convinced myself that now wasn’t the right time for another investment, that it was financially “unsafe” to move forward, and that it could wait until I had more time, money, and energy to make it happen.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Well….I did it anyway, and it’s been the kick in the pants I needed to step things up a notch. That time I didn’t think I had? Guess what - I found the time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The energy that I thought was spent? Nope, I’m pumped up and excited every day to show up and do the work.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And that money I didn’t think I had? Well, crazy opportunities have opened up and money has been flowing to me with ease 🎉⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ All of this has made me realize that when we push ourselves outside of our comfort zone we have the potential to REALLY grow. Remember that investment I mentioned 2 years ago? That seems like small potatoes now and it’s hard to believe I found it to be such a HUGE deal back then! Those revenue months that made me freak out when I first started hitting them? Well, those are now my new norm, and it feels FANTASTIC.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you’re telling yourself that you can’t have or do something because it isn’t the right time, I’m here to tell you that the time IS now! When you make the uncomfortable choices a shift happens in your core, and your identity changes to become the person you have been wanting to be. It’s in these uncomfortable choices that you become that future version of you!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Let’s get some motivation happening: let me know below if you’ve made an investment that made you second-guess yourself but that actually turned out to be one of the best decisions you’ve made - in life or business!