The EXACT diet I follow to stay lean and energized. . I’ve said it before, and imma say it again, i DO NOT and never will, follow a diet. I eat to nourish my body and my soul. I fill my body with foods that energize me. I snack on fruit that keeps me bright and alert. And I will never “diet” again. . WHY?!🤔 . When you say you’re following a certain kind of diet, it creates a sense of restriction, whether you admit it or not. “You can eat this, but not that”. It can cause a really deep struggle mentally and it will lead you to feeling miserable, wanting to rebel and quit. That’s what we want to avoid. . I eat for health. I follow a mainly plant based lifestyle where i prioritize how i feel over everything else, and THAT is what keeps me lean. No restrictions. No mental battle. Tons of fruit. Tons of veggies. Food from the EARTH 🌍 . This provides me natural energy so I can thrive as a female entrepreneur and serve the crap out of my bliss babes. I am addicted now, to a different kind of “diet” which is my health.✨ . Tell me down below!! Are you curious about plant based nutrition and what it can do for you?! ⬇️
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My thoughts on being a mompreneur... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Some days we feel like we have it all together - ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ and other days it's problem after problem - hitting, cleaning up the same thing 100 times, kids screaming and being crazies, sick kids, etc. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But we make it work don't we? ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👀 We're not like the other entrepreneurs out there who don't have many responsibilities. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We have little humans to nurture, protect, teach, provide experiences for, raise them to see how powerful their mama is 💪🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We try to balance everything and sometimes something has to take the back burner (self care, quality meals, time with your partner, washing your hair 😂) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ but we ALWAYS make it happen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We show up for our clients We put in the work to build our businesses We have HUGE dreams for ourselves and our families We care for our children. 🎉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It might take us a little bit longer, or cause us to work the weirdest hours (nap time hustle), or we may have to re take a story 500 times or have a call/live video/ etc. interrupted but.. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We got this. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are powerful women and loving mamas. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are successful and spend time with our families. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are getting results for our clients from our kitchen tables. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are creating something wonderful. 🌿 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you are a mompreneur, what do you do? How old are your kiddos??
“The greatest act of courage is to be and to own all of who you are — without apology, without excuses, without masks to cover the truth of who you are.”. ― Debbie Ford, Courage: Overcoming Fear and Igniting Self-Confidence... I am in LOVE with this book 😍
I love my smartphone. How about you? I’m sure you do too 😀 especially since Social Media has become part of our daily lives. But how much time do you spend on your phone? Are you mindlessly scrolling through the posts or you are using time spent on Social Media like me? How many of you are building their businesses online and creating a substantial income? Let me tell you, not that long time ago I was like many others, spending time on Social Media aimlessly. Just for fun! Little bit to distract myself 🙄 Or checking my friends accounts to see what they’ve been up to 😂 Not, anymore! I decided to put those average 3 hours into work! and build a business with my smartphone and set myself free! If I could master Social Media Marketing so you can too! The only thing you need is to have an “ALL IN” attitude and commit yourself to make it happen! If Social Media Marketing is something you want to learn and turn your “screen time” into valuable activity hit the link in the bio! I HAVE FEW SPOTS LEFT IN THE COURSE THAT WILL SHOW YOU HOW I’M MA$TERING SOCIAL MEDIA AND USING IT TO BUILD A SUBSTANTIAL BUSINESS!
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⭐️F E A R ⭐️ Happy #personaldevelopment Tuesday everyone! Fear is something common that each of us face on a regular basis. Fear of failure, judgment, rejection, being alone, etc. There are so many things we can be fearful about and sometimes having those fears will do us more harm than good. ✨ Fear is something I’m constantly working on overcoming. My biggest fears have been of failure & judgment. The last couple weeks I decided to dig deep & get to the root of these fears. I had realized how much I was holding myself back & I didn’t want that anymore. ✨ Sometimes the fear goes all the way back to your childhood & it’s important to get to the root of that fear to work through it. I was made fun of a lot throughout school & bullied. I was never good enough for my mom so that’s where those fear of failure & judgment stemmed from. In order for me to fully get past that, I had to let it go. I had to let that past go & come to terms with it. Just because it happened years ago, doesn’t mean it can happen today. It doesn’t mean I still have to live in fear only confining myself into a small box. ✨ I’m now learning to embrace failure. It’s better to take action & fail, then not take any action at all. If I do fail that is okay, because I can always fix it & improve to be better. I’ve learned that not everyone will like you in life & that’s okay. I’m not here to please every single person out there & that’s okay. There are people out there who do need you & those are the people to focus on serving. ✨ Fear can be such an ugly thing at times only holding us back from our true potential & purpose in life. If you’ve been living in fear, I encourage you to think back to where that fear has stemmed from & work on overcoming it. It may not happen overnight, but the more you focus on taking action to get past that fear you can make it happen.✨💖
Ever wonder what life would be like without coffee? 🤔 ___ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Honestly we don’t want to know. We’ve been heads down with client work over the past week, so today we’re back on the ‘Gram to give a special shout out to coffee, and Jesus, for keeping us going 🙏🏽 ___ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And in the spirit of supporting small biz, we’re also anxiously awaiting our order from @blkcoffeeco 🙌🏽 ___ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So how many cups have you had so far? Comment below with a coffee emoji for every cup you’ve consumed today ☕️☕️☕️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #entrepreneurlife#coffeetime#createandcaffeinate
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Why is it that entrepreneurs are at a higher risk for mental health issues? I've seen many entrepreneurs bravely share their stories as well as posts in entrepreneurial Facebook groups where people openly comment on their own experiences with mental health issues. There are a lot of people who are suffering, often times in silence, so I want to talk a little bit about entrepreneurs and mental health since it's mental health awareness month. Entrepreneurs have a higher rate of mental health issues than the general population. While some may have a formal diagnosis, others may be predisposed to them or be unaware of their condition. There are also factors of the entrepreneurial lifestyle that can increase your chances of experiencing mental health issues. For example: ➡️Grinding away and not taking care of your basic needs ➡️Stress and uncertainty ➡️Constant comparison ➡️Feeling the need to put on a facade of success or strength to make it seem like everything is all together ➡️Financial risk ➡️Feeling alone or misunderstood by working alone all the time or not having people who support you ➡️Rejection ➡️Tying your self-worth to your business The journey of entrepreneurship can be taxing on a person, let alone someone who is knowingly battling a mental health issue. This is why I believe it's important to have these conversations. Feeling like you're not alone matters. When we openly share our stories, we can help one another. Most importantly, shame and stigma around mental health thrive in the shadows. If you're silently fighting your battle, you are not alone.❤️ What do you feel is one of the most challenging aspects of the entrepreneurial lifestyle?
Don’t know HOW to deliver value with your posts? This is a follow up from my previous post, as I had a ton of DMs from women feeling as though they struggle with this, so they immediately default to those fluffy motivational quotes and poems. (guys do it too!!) There are 3️⃣ ways to deliver value with your brand 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 1️⃣ Educate and include actionable steps for your audience to immediately take positive action. 2️⃣ Share a vulnerable story that allows your audience to connect with you and feel a sense of trust. 3️⃣ Entertain! This can be with comedic skits, wild videos, or memes. IMPORTANT 🌟If you are a serviced-based business with goals of growing your brand, then delivering EDUCATION should be your main focus. Not only does this positively serve your audience and immediately puts you in a place of giving, it also helps to confirm your expertise. You become an authority, or the “go-to” person for that niche. A simple way to shift your posts to start giving educational value (as oppose to being ego-driven) , is by changing your language: ❌ LESS “I” ✅ MORE “YOU” For example: Just posted an intense workout video ? Change the language from “look how hard I work, look at me in my sports bra, look how strong I am” To 👉🏻 “Here’s how YOU can perform this workout ... this is what YOU should be feeling .... the most efficient way YOU can accomplish this is ... As the expert, change your mindset from “look at what I can do”, to “here’s how YOU can also do this”, and post with the intention of providing a helpful solution ... to even ONE follower. HOWEVER 🌟 THIS IS KEY 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 It takes WORK ! This means investing time in your captions and content creation, and CONSISTENTLY providing this valuable content. And it will take TIME
#tuesdaychooseday ! In this digital age, there are so many ways to make money online with the right mindset. In the big picture, there are 3 steps to success: 1. Dream it. 2. Believe it. 3. Achieve it. It seems too simplistic, but most of us overcomplicate things, don’t believe in ourselves, and quit or in Running term, DNF(Did Not Finish). Or even worse, “DNS(Did Not even Start). Then come up with reasons to justify why we couldn’t. Goal setting is what separates successful people from unsuccessful people. If you do not know where you are heading you will just wander around aimlessly living a life of mediocrity. “Set daily, monthly, and long-term goals and dreams. Don’t ever be afraid to dream too big. Nothing is impossible. If you believe in yourself, you can achieve it.” Nastia Liukin (@nastialiukin Russian-American Olympic Champion Gymnast) Find a way, NOT an excuse Happy #chooseday ! ✅FOLLOW US & TURN ON POST NOTIFICATIONS to see our daily inspirational post. ✅TAG YOUR FRIENDS you want to inspire💗 ✅REMIND YOUR MANTRA TO YOURSELF with our glam chic letter board available on Amazon.com (Link in bio) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #womenempowerwomen #empoweredwomenempowerwomen#inspiredwomen #womansupportingwomen#highvibetribe #empoweredwoman#bossbabetribe #womaninbusiness#womanownedbusiness #femalebusinessowner#womenempowerwomennetwork #fempire#fempowerment #womensupportwomen#empowering #empowerher #empowernetwork#buildyourtribe #bossladystatus #womenceo#womenwithambition #womanempowerment#womanpreneur #supportwomeninbusiness#womenwithpurpose #womenofinfluence#purposedriven #girlbosstribe
"have you felt [insert pain]? I used to feel it too! and now I [insert pleasure].” 😳 ^^I have done this post before - yes it is cringe-y as fuck, no I'm not proud of it 💜 Fess up in the comments like a big girl if you’ve done it too [I know you have at one point or another, I love you for going outside your comfort zone and doing the weird shit, and your throwback cringey content is welcome here, friend] 🙌🏼 Here’s some real real - no one is doing it to be cringey, to leverage human psychology, or to force themselves down people’s throats like a used car salesman [no offense, car salespeople everywhere😘🙌🏼]. . I did it because I was afraid to own the ugly parts of my story. I did it because “you have to share your story” and all and I wanted to share in a way that felt safe and that felt tried-and-true. 🌙 Here’s the truth, my friend - 🌙 When we try to share our gifts while hiding out behind a giant shield built out of strategy... others can't actually receive them. 💜 Because they can't actually see them - all they see is a shield of strategy 💃 The answer isn’t a different strategy, to tweak it a million times, to find a new niche, or to completely change your branding for the third time. 😳 >> THE ANSWER IS MORE OF YOU
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I’m ecstatic to be presenting, along with other inspiring female founders, including @elaineswann, @getpinkicing, @ellevatenowcreativemedia at the No More Hidden Figures Mastermind.⠀ ⠀ The event’s purpose is to increase your confidence in front of the camera. Social media is quickly transitioning to and rewarding video content. Join us for a day of in-depth strategy discussion to elevate your brand, drive revenue, and create your game plan to leverage video! Link in Bio.
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EMBARRASSING SECRET: I used to pray that no one would answer the phone so I didn't have to actually speak with anyone. I'd just cross my fingers and hope that it went to voice mail so I could leave a message and pretend that was ""doing sales."" It was excruciating. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But even without the confidence or training I had a secret that propelled me to the top. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That first year of sales . . . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ even though I was insecure ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ even though I hated getting on the phone ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ even though I was stressed 24/7 meeting new people⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I still made over HALF A MILLION DOLLARS for my company! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That's because I had a secret. Actually, I had 5. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 5 Secrets that I used to routinely counteract all my insecurities and made me the #2 sales person in the company my first year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These are five secrets that ANYONE can take to book more clients.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Click the link @lauren.bromberg to get your free copy to my five secrets to increasing your sales right now.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There's no time to lose. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #mybodymyrules#girlbosslife#femmepreneur#fempire#supporther#sheinspiresme#styleyourmind#femalefounders#yourinfluence#manifestationbabe#ladybosslife#womenontop#womenwhoconnect#coachingbusiness
I can't wrap my head around where life has brought me! As I look at my messy home full of ugly bright colored toys my 14 month old adores, I can't help but think how none of this life happened by mistake. The truth is, we most likely wouldn't have had babies yet if we wouldn't have moved with my husband's promotion + I would still be ooberly focused on my same career! I believe 💯 that God has a plan for each of us, but sometimes we are scared of the unknown, right? 🙋 We immediately jump to the HOW rather than focusing on the first step. Y'all I started training for a bikini competition last week. WHAT! Sure, I love fitness + nutrition, but something clicked for me to just JUMP in + get started. Maybe you don't want to prance around half naked (mostly, who are we kidding) and show off the hard work you put in for months. But, do something for me. GET STARTED with whatever it is that you have been interested in! Whether it's channeling your inner yogie, making a new recipe you've been excited about, or even getting out of your comfort zone + getting that new @Starbucks drink you've been eyeballing, DO IT TODAY! Tell me, what is it you're going to do?! ⬇️
(Gifted experience - @house21_uk) Had such a fab time on Sunday at the magazine website launch for @house21_uk 🥰 It was so incredibly nice to meet so many lovely content creators as well as find a fab new brand @prettylittleprops1 who I’ve already stalked and found multiple things I want to purchase 🤦🏼♀️ Looking forward to seeing more from this project and attending some get-togethers for us ladies in the creative industry ❤️ 📸: @charlottelanexo
Positivity goes such a long way in the workplace and something as little as reading a gushing review or receiving a compliment about your work can quickly ease the stress from an impending deadline, or clear the fog from a bad case of writers block! ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So, I’ve decided to implement something fun for those times where a little positivity is needed - the compliment jar 💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As simple as the name suggests, this little jar of sunshine will be home to all the lovely client feedback, kind passing comments and genuinely feel-good moments at ELM! 🙌🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So, when we need to inject a little sunshine into our day, this is where we’ll go! 💫 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Image via @love.pastels ☀️
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Your womb is your power centre. 🔥🔥🔥⠀ ⠀ If you are awakening to your feminine power your wombs medicine must not be cast aside. ⠀ ⠀ A midwife once told me during a moon-lodge that the womb is a women’s second heart. ⠀ ⠀ I’ve carried this teaching for years. When seeking guidance from my heart I don’t just reach for my chest but my womb. ⠀ ⠀ Your womb connects to the mother consciousness we’ve all been birthed from. ⠀ ⠀ Our cycles connect us the feminine energies and power we all have inside us. ⠀ ⠀ Each phase invites us to utilize its energetic codes + embody a different expression of our feminine nature. ⠀ ⠀ When we learn to master the FLOW of energy within the natural rhythm of our bodies we return to the cyclical law of energy and use it to thrive within our businesses and lives. ⠀ ⠀ In my PMS phase I dance with my wild women archetype and surrender to her expression. ⠀ ⠀ I use her guided expression to understand what I’m intentionally releasing in my bleeding phase. ⠀ ⠀ We have a built in reset button within the codes our body. ⠀ ⠀ We are being called to return home. ⠀ To our intuition.⠀ Our power.⠀ Our medicine. ⠀ ⠀ The wisdom that is cosmically linked by past lives, ancestors, and new consciousness. ⠀ ⠀ When we are connected to our wombs we are divinely connected to the cosmic womb. ⠀ ⠀ The ascension codes. ⠀ Guidance. ⠀ A new earth. ⠀ ⠀ That’s why I created Womb alchemy school where you learn to connect with the wisdom of your cycle and reclaim your feminine power. ⠀ ⠀ We start June 17 it’s $108. ⠀ ⠀ Drop e 💗 emjoi down below if you want all the juicy details 👇🏻⠀ . . . . #communityovercompetition#femalerevolution#womenempoweringwomen#empoweringwomen#risingtidesociety#wearethecreativeeconomy#thefutureisfemale#divinefeminine#findyourtribe#bossbabes#womenwhohustle#womeninbusiness#ambitiouswoman#fempreneur#womenentrepreneur#yvrbloggers
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reminiscing on the days i would sit by the river & write & read & look for signs from the universe that it felt me, saw me, heard me. i did some of my best writing there. i read some of the most truthful words there. i cried some of my saltiest tears there. ↟ that river, as filthy & smelly as it could be, holds so much of my journey within its banks. so many times i would go to watch the sun set between the twin bridges just because praying, wishing, dreaming, manifesting anywhere else seemed unholy. i felt like if i was there in my purest form the universe in its purest form would find me & together we’d make magic happen. ↟ there are few things i miss from my old life: seeing my mom’s smile every day, singing with my best friend, holding my sister’s babies, the smell of cheesesteaks. ↟ & on days like today, writing until i can’t feel my hand anymore along the river while cars & people & trains speed past behind me. everyone around me would be in a rush to get somewhere, to meet someone, or to see something while i sat unnoticed, completely still, impatiently waiting for the universe to show for our date. ↟ i’ll never get to go back & be in that space, at the time, & with those thoughts again. ↟ they’re all long gone now as they belong to the universe that could feel me, that did see me, that always heard me. ↟ ↟