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She asked me, “What is the biggest lesson you have learned from founding your own company?” Release yourself from people’s expectations of your decisions. If you’re looking for people to “get” you or applaud your career-switching decisions, you may be searching for a long time. The vast majority of people are afraid of trying something […]

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It wouldn’t do you justice if I described you as smart. Smart is what I call people who know everything about everything. It’s how I describe you to a stranger on a plane or at the grocery store. But to those who have spent time with you, I describe you as ferociously inquisitive.  You use […]

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Maybe her email to me meant more because my birthday is tomorrow. In just a day, I’ll be another year older, so when she told me she hasn’t achieved what she wanted from life so far, her words picked my heart. Unknowingly, both our birthdays are approaching. She said she felt stuck in work and […]

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Let’s talk about the perfect hashtags for Instagram.  But before we get there, should I mention that I had an allergic reaction this past weekend while on vacation?  JD returned from a dip in the pool and I asked if my face looked funny.  Bunny?  No, I said funny but my lips were so swollen it […]

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It’s a weird thing to care.  It’s weird to even notice, but we do.  If you pay attention to your social media accounts, it’s impossible not to care.  You know that moment when you post a status update and then people UNFOLLOW your account?  For a brief second you wonder, “What did I say that […]

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I know webinars can be skeazy as all get out, and there’s almost always an upsell snuck into the mix. (Pffffff. Like we won’t notice.) I’d obviously reeeeeeeeeally love for you to join me for my totally free LIVE workshop all about leveraging social media to land loads of new clients. In the interest of […]

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Selfie.   Selfie.   Dog selfie.   Salad selfie.   Sunset selfie.  Salad-at-sunset selfie. As you mindlessly scroll through Instagram while scribbling down a grocery list in your head, you see it… Your online crush / competition / bestie / nemesis just posted a vacation pic taken on a cobblestone road in London. (She’s clearly an undercover model with […]

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I’m gonna drop a #truthbomb (or two). DUCK AND COVER, Y’ALL. Your social media following won’t *magically* increase when you jot “must grow social media following” down on your neverending to-do list. Alas, your social media following definitely won’t EXPLODE just because you throw a penny down a wishing well, sell your voice to a […]

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Most business owners fall into 2 types of social media engagement. First there is the Casual Entrepreneur who’s ON social media. It’s something they do when they think about it…or they used it to launch a product or announce a sale…they get excited to promote their business, but don’t really pay attention to starting conversations […]

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