There was a time in my life when everything seem dark, everything seem dim, and it was just flat out scary. . What would become of my life now? How will I raise these children? Then I meet others just like me. Left with fragmented remains. . When life throws us a bomb we often struggle to recover. We struggle to survive. While looking for meaning and purpose. . Has there ever been a time that you felt lost, lonely, embarrassed, and confused. Your never alone. Your story has more power when it’s shared. You’ll never know who’s day you may brighten. . Inspiring Hope...Empowering Transformation Pain to Purpose...link in bio. . #transformation#lifebydesign#influencer#thoughtleader#speaker#reginainspires#coach#contentcreator#author#bestseller#loveyourself#selfcare
Your business is not a brand without a strong brand identity. You may a fancy logo and amazing color palette online, but is your messaging, values and personality aligned to what you do or attempting to resolve? In other words, when someone looks at your brand, it should be clear and easily understood so that they can form an emotional connection. This in return will help to foster awareness and establish trust among the customers you want to win over. So in order to properly maintain your brand, consider the following, 🔹️Design - logo is good of trends, ensuring easy recognition and longevity 🔹️Consistency - consistent branding ensures that you're relevant and in sync. 🔹️Messaging - it's believable and summarizes what you stand for. 🔹️Persona - visual element evoke the right feelings to your audience. . . . . . . #onlinemarketing #branding101 #creativeentrepreneur #dothework #socialmediamarketer #thegirlgang #thoughtleader #savvybusinessowners #womenwithambition #foodpreneur #brandingtips #gottastayfocused #buildinganempire #startupbusiness #hustleandheart#marketing101
Tomorrow, I’m launching a series on my IGTV channel called How To Be More Human. The series will explore topics surrounding human connection such as storytelling, meaningful conversation, curiosity, belonging, community, and more. Everything I do in life from my storytelling work, writing and speaking revolves around creating a more connected world. It’s my hope that by sharing my stories, insights, and experiences that I can help you feel more connected — in your personal life, at work, in a social setting, on your social media, in conversation, or wherever it is that you want to communicate better. Tune in tomorrow to listen to a personal story that changed the way I understood people in the most unexpected way. In the meantime, where in your life do you want to connect deeper? Or communicate better? Share your thoughts with me 👇🏼
Hooray! What an adventure! Today my 100th episode of #themonicakadepodcast goes live with @drzembroski I have spoken to SO many incredible humans over the years. I’ve had the pleasure of chatting to some of the world’s leading entrepreneurs, thought leaders and creative minds. And I am so grateful that they’ve been so willing to let me into their lives, ask questions (sometimes quite personal) and to then share their stories. I personally take away something from every podcast I do. And as I write this I’m taking a moment to revel in this moment. Countless hours, days and a big part of my life has been lovingly invested in producing each episode. And I’m so thankful for you, the listeners who continue to immerse yourselves in these conversations. Thanks to everyone who’s made this podcast possible! ❤️❤️❤️ I couldn’t tag all the amazing people, but thank you all. Gosh there’s so many!
Welcome to my Instagram! I have a whole bunch of new followers so I thought I would take the time to introduce myself and my IG! (Post 1 of 3) My name is Dr Sheila Loanzon and I am a board certified, California based Obstetrician and Gynecologist. I have a full office practice as well as hospital responsibilities where I deliver babies (at least 2000+ at this point), do surgeries and consults. I wrote a book in 2016 sold on @amazon about having genital herpes from a unique perspective of being a physician who diagnosis the virus, and a patient who has overcome the shame of having the virus. I love interacting with my friends here, sharing photos, and educating the public on various obgyn and health topics. I constructed my IG page to share motivational thoughts (Posts 1 of 3) , photos of myself/ friends/ daily life (Posts 2 of 3) , and my past contributions on obstetric, gynecology, and mental health found online and in print (Oprah!) outlets in the past (Posts 3 of 3). I post sporadically as my personal life, self care, and in person patient load takes precedence for my attention. Enjoy and please let me know what you think at any point through my posts!! My goal is to change your perspective, offer what I have learned about life, and break the stereotypes you have about anything and everything. 📸: @mauimakaphotography #beyonceofob#lifequotes#quotestagram#author#writer#book#influencer#thoughtleader#herpes#hsv1#hsv2#education#learning#bookstagram#booksofinstagram#healthybody#obgyn#surgeon#femalesurgeon#physician#doctor#osteopathicmedicine#womeninmedicine#md#do#pa#rn
🚨You can’t make a living on marketing that JUST provides value🚨 You have to let your audience know why they need to take that next step and work with you, too. This is where I see a LOT of coaches and service providers getting stuck in their content strategy. They provide free value day in and day out, and their people are getting great results and love them for it, but it ends there. They have a community of BFF’s, and no clients. 😩 If this sounds like you, here’s what you need to start sprinkling into your content👇 You need to tell them WHY that free value isn’t enough, why it’s not the end game, and how it’s simply a small piece of the full transformation you could achieve together. Think about it: Why would they invest if they think they can get the same results for free? You have to create an information gap between the free value and the bigger, transformative result they REALLY want. And if you can’t come up with that information gap, or if you’re worried about ‘giving it all away’ for free? Then it’s time to go back to the drawing board and get sold on your program BIG TIME. Do you honestly think someone will get the same result from something like a 1-hour webinar, social media post, challenge, email, etc. as they would in your signature private coaching program, for example? If the answer to that is yes, then your problem isn’t your content, it’s that you don’t believe in the program/product/service (or yourself) enough to sell it. Once you’re clear on the gap between your free value and your paid program, GO TALK ABOUT IT and all those BFF’s in your audience will start turning into paying clients real quick.
Any authors relate? How did you get through day ‘I’ve lost count’ of writing a book? Next time I’m at a book shop and I pick up a book, I’m going to take a moment to truly appreciate what’s gone into creating the book for me to read 🙌
Check your engine: . Ignoring a check engine light will lead to a breakdown and costly repairs. Be careful where you get the work of your heart done. Paying some cheap mechanic (Netflix, YouTube, Social Media, Video Games) to just remove the bulb that’s alerting you to the problem is NOT worth a penny. Your engine block will crack, guys. . Have people in your life that know the matters of the heart and can help diagnose if you need spark plugs, a tune up, or a complete engine rebuild. Have people that have a heart for your wholeness. Sometimes those people are friends. Sometimes they’re family. Sometimes they need to be therapist or a life coach. I’ve spent heaps of 💵 on coaching and on therapy... not to mention the books, courses and conferences. . Get your engine (heart) checked frequently by someone skilled. Do the maintenance required to run long distances without problems. Don’t buy the cheap stuff. Pay for premium for crying out loud! . You are worth it. Your heart is worth it. Your dreams are worth it. Your family is worth it. Being healthy is worth it. . 📷 cred: @lucassankey
My approach to fitness is a bit maverick. Given the amount of information out there right now that equates health with kale pops and kombucha cleanses, my permissive approach to food isn't always a popular point of view in my community. ### In fact, during the course of writing my book, my vegan neighbor yelled at me over the fence one day because I won't flat-out demonize grains and cow's milk for everyone. (I'm all about finding out what works best for you personally.) He screamed at me, "You can't tell people that! You have a responsibility. People listen to you! Have you read the China Study??!!" And then, even for me with 25 years experience and scores of people my method has helped to finally find fitness (and yes, I have perused The China Study), in creeps the self doubt... But not for long!! And that's what I want to share with you. If self-doubt can happen to me (and I'm extremely confident about what I have to share), it can happen to anyone. It's one of the biggest reasons people don't take the first step on a fitness journey or any goal-oriented journey. So here are my top three ways of combating self-doubt in the moment to keep others' opinions from chipping away at your soul and preventing your from lifting your life: 1) Tackle a task. Immediately immersing yourself in a small task that requires either great physical or mental focus will leave you with instant gratification and confidence. 2) Embrace the criticism. Set a timer for 15 minutes and research a single aspect of what created the doubt for you. Learning something new allows your curiosity to diffuse your sense of shame. 3) Help someone. Nothing gets us out of the stormy seas of our own head faster than focusing on someone else. Lending a hand to someone else is one of the best ways to ease yourself through a moment where you're not able to be as generous to yourself. Wow... reading back over this, I'm now wondering if this is at all
I love elephants 🙈 During cherry blossom season, I went into this random store selling beautiful vintage spiritual products. Everywhere I went I would pick something with elephant designs and carvings. Spirit animal maybe? 🙈🥰
🗒️ PLANNING CONTENT VS FREESTYLING CONTENT 🎨 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Michelle, should I be planning all my content or freestyling?" 👀 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Let's look at the Pros and Cons of both. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👉 PLANNING ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✔️ When you plan in advance, you can be strategic and in control of the outcome. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✔️ I love the feeling of knowing my outcomes can be predictable. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Example: My goal is to sell 5000 books before the end of the year so it's nice to know I can reverse engineer that goal and plan accordingly. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✖️ The con of planning, is that plans can change. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✖️ What if the plan doesn't work? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✖️ What if I do something in the moment that doesn't fit the plan? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✖️ Do I need to be perfect with all of it? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Is that you? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👉 FREESTYLING ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✔️ It gives you the ultimate freedom to show up whenever you want, however you want. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✔️ It allows you to be spontaneous. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✖️ The con? Well, it's hard to measure ROI. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✖️ It's probably not going to help you reach your goals on time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👉 MY APPROACH ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I've decided to have it all and be strategic so I can impact even more people. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm outsourcing the planning and management of the content, giving myself the freedom to freestyle when I feel inspired and we have the next 12 weeks outlined! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now, isn't that the ultimate dream? 😉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The truth is, you can live that dream too! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✔️ When you have a message that works, your business grows which allows you to
Are you doing whatever the fuck it takes to lead your purpose? Are you challenging your limits? Facing your fears? Busting through those glass ceilings? And are you doing this DAILY? If not, you’re playing small. And playing small won’t get you where you want to go. Dare to show up in bigger ways. Dare to do more, be more, and take WAY more action. Dare to play as big as fucking possible. Drop a 👊🏽 if you accept my dare. — Today’s #lovepunch 🖤👊🏽✨
This weeks Woo Woo Wednesday tarot reading tells it like it is and requires a reality check. The 5 of pentacles shows you being stingy with your money, time, and other possessions. Have you lost sight of your original goal by focusing on financial gain? Check in and see where you've been a little greedy, mean, or possessive. The Moon reflects our inner world and invites you to look within and trust your dreams and intuition. Where has fear been clouding your clarity? What illusions have you created or false stories you've been telling yourself? Find the balance between your darkness and your light. Accept and honor both aspects of yourself. The Judgement card shows it's time for a reality check and spiritual awakening. Be honest with yourself. Where have you excelled? Slacked? Ignored? Grown? Review your progress, purge the past pain, shed the shitty beliefs, and have the courage to speak your Truth. You are emerging into a new phase. 🔮 How does this message show up in your life? What's Truths are coming to light? xo Be sure to watch the full live reading on my IG stories!
Part 6: I refuse to allow society to define “normal” as: you do what I do and you can be cool. 🦆 you. I want to be weird and creative and not afraid to run in the opposite lane of traffic. I want to be judged and scrutinized not because I am being a rebel or need attention but because deep down I inspire those that want to be free of the construct they are trapped in. Deep down people long for passion over pleasure but are too afraid of what people will think to even try. So I am calling out all my #uncommon people. I am calling you to stop being afraid of being different & embrace the power it possesses, don’t run but face the ridicule as it will pass, & tell those you love that it’s okay, that you ❤️ them for every uncommon thing. #uncommon#inspirational#thoughtleader#amidsummerfling#comingsoon#beatsbydeee#music#beats#pop#dance#lofi#edm#analogpop#instamusic#instagood
Part 2: In today’s swipe and click culture we are prone to find that and those which are aligned with our interests, taste, & beliefs. I work in marketing, & partly to blame for this tribe-based world we have created. A long time ago marketers discovered in a 🌎 of billions of people, it would be easier to target a select group of people with common interests rather than targeting 8 billion people to sell a product. So everything went the way of “micro-communities” & our bff, aka social media, made it easier than ever to communicate messages to that individual tribe. #uncommon#inspirational#thoughtleader#amidsummerfling#comingsoon#beatsbydeee#music#beats#pop#dance#lofi#edm#analogpop#instamusic#instagood
Evan Leybourn tells us how business agility contributes to a dream lifestyle on this week's #corporateescapees episode. @eleybourn founded Business Agility Institute to help #consultants and corporations to achieve their goals through agility. If you'd like to learn about his work and strategies as a #solopreneur, go to the link in our bio to listen to the interview. ° ° °
The battle stops for no man. Everyday a battle wages in our life. Everyday we are at odds with our own self. Everyday we have decisions to make. We have to make the right decisions at the right time, we have to fight the right battles and we have to come out from hiding. It means setting boundaries in your life where it seems impossible to set boundaries. It means putting yourself first so that you are better able to lead others. Let the world see you in all of your greatness and let them deal with it. You have too much to offer to hide yourself. You have too much strength, valor, and courage to keep it asleep. You must awaken the side of you who knows his purpose, is ignited by his passions, and is a full and complete version of himself. You’re allowed to make your case. You’re allowed to take your stand. You’re allowed to EARN your rightful place in this world. This question remains: will you hide or will you step into battle?
One thing that changed the game for me #experttip (trigger warning!) There is NO THIS OR THAT choice you have to make. We don't have to choose one thing over another. So many people give up on their dreams until XYZ happens. They say I will focus on my vision.. When the kids grow up.. When I am on holiday from my job.. When I move house.. When I get more money.. When I (insert any scenario) These excuses are usually just fear and self doubt dressed up as what you see as valid stories. Because they feel they cannot have it all. You CAN. This pisses people off when i say it, and i believe because deep down we know it is true. When I was growing my company there would be times of overwhelm. Almost panic. YET - i knew this was not a reason to CHOOSE one thing over another. This was me expanding my container to handle more. So I can have it all. If I back out and choose I do not expand my container. And I keep repeating the same limited patterns. Thos who play a big game in this life, like Gary Vee or Richard Branson or Brene Brown have the SAME amount of hours in the day. Yes now they have money and help BUT they didn't to start with, They started like US or maybe worse off. So if they can - we can. PERIOD.
Procrastination never equals productivity. #positivity#mindset#positivequotes#success#goals#millionaire#millionairemindset#louisehay#manifestation#lawofattraction#entrapreneaur#jackcanfield#kindness#love#motivation#inspiration#wellbeing#peace#thoughtleader#coach#mindfulness#lifelesson#motivation#dailymotivation#inspirationalquotes#stayinspired
I want to be more than just a “fitness guy” there’s more than enough of those. I want to be a role model to those around me. I want to motivate and inspire my generation to take control of their lives and head in the direction of their dreams. We have so many opportunities and choices to make in this life. But time is limited, these days add up to weeks, weeks into months and months into years. Before you know it you’re graduated from school or stuck working a job you’re not happy with. Well guess what? We all have a choice to make a decision to do something about it. Will you choose to take advantage of this time you’re given or will you just watch it tick by and look back on the past and say.... I could have or I used to or I wish I.... Stop wishing and start taking action. It’s you’re life do what YOU WANT TO with it. The choice is yours. #getsawed#sawdogfitness#rolemodel#thoughtleader#mindset#mentalgains#mentality#gymshark#armday#gym#flexible#youngentrepreneur#preworkout#bcaa#fit#fitness#goals#dedication#determination #charlottenc
⚠️SAFETY FIRST ⚠️ WHY I’M SO PASSIONATE ABOUT CREATING A SAFETY STRATEGY THAT SUPPORTS YOU TO TAKE STEPS, LEAPS AND RISKS IN YOUR BUSINESS A couple of years ago I was in a situation where my personal safety, my safe place & the safety of knowing I could look after myself was taken away from me. I went from being the person that had the belief I could conquer anything life threw at me & no matter what I put my mind to I could figure ANYTHING out, to being a complete shell of a person. I sold my biz & went into hiding. The last 2 years have been an unravelling of that, an adjustment to my new “normal” & a recognition of the hard lesson I learnt but beautiful gift I have received. 2 years ago I’d been running a business for 5 years, burning myself out along the way thinking that to make it in the Business world I had to prove to myself & others I was working hard by working ALL THE time. I had little to no social life & said no to spending time with family & friends often. The 6 years prior to that I was passionately in corporate business, coaching, working long hours, because damn I loved what I was doing, BUT also because I grew up seeing my Father work all hours, all-days & I admired him for that and thought that was “how it was meant to be”. I was attached to that story until 2 years ago when I was gifted the opportunity to see things differently. Since then, I’ve realised that I do NOT wish to work in that way anymore. Better yet… I don’t HAVE TOO & neither do YOU! I want to live a life that is surrounded by friends & family where I have time to nurture the people I love - cos damn I love doing that. Where I have time to explore - Because my soul needs it! And where I have time to help people - because THAT is all I have ever wanted to do. So how do I do all this and feel safe doing it? I consciously & carefully created a personal strategy that is a safe to fail, safe to learn environment. It nurtures, supports, encourages
Every year I have made a commitment to invest into my personal & business development. . . Without this investment, my business would not have grown as it has. . . When people buy your programs & services, they’re not just buying a method, they’re buying who you are. . . Today @sarahboyd & I are preparing to host our business mastermind program that is happening over the next few days. . . It is a privilege to hold space for clients to have their own learnings & breakthroughs, so that they can serve their clients on another level. . . No matter what stage of business you’re at, make a commitment to invest into your development 💥💥💥
So thrilled to partner with @aisleplanner for the APEX event in Vegas this fall! If you are coming to @theweddingmba then you have to join us for this awesome day of learning with the AP team, me, @refineforweddingplanners and @moxiebrightevents Message me to get the link to grab tickets and get one of the best rates at the @slslasvegas for the conference!