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The new Instagram update is BANANAS!! So many great ways to use it for your business…if you have a plan and strategy. In early December 2017, Instagram dropped a bundle of new updates that made sweeping changes to the app.  I’m a HUGE fan of how these changes will affect the algorithm, so if you’d […]

New Instagram Updates – December 2017

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It’s a true honor to connect with my students.  I love championing their success as if it were my own. Speaking of stand-out alum, Jonathan Tilley is one such person.  He’s the author and host of Embrace the F Word : Failure book and video series. We had the chance to chat about my failures […]

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Social media is an odd thing.  It’s connects users worldwide, it transcends barriers, and it serves as a personal platform to share more about who you are. But–on the flip side–it has the ability to distance people from each other based on sheer perception. I hate to admit it, but I still get intimidated connecting with […]

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Have you ever lost prospective customers because they said you were too expensive?  Or your products cost too much?  I have.  In fact, this used to happen more than I’d like to admit.  But here’s the ironic part: I lost the most customers when my prices were at their lowest. I started my photography business and […]

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  Wanna hear a crazy Instagram statistic?  Posts that use at least one hashtag gets 12.6% more engagement. So what I’m telling you is this:  if you want more Instagram followers, comments, and likes, using hashtags is the best way to make it happen.  Faster. Friends, you want to know what this means?!  Your Instagram […]

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I’m really proud of something.  Can I just be real?  Will it sound like I’m bragging? I’m really good at COLLABORATION. If you’d ask my mother, she’d say it had to do with me being born a twin, but I think it has more to do with finding great people who share similar values and […]

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I make no qualms about how I was raised or where I come from.  I was spanked hard with a belt, but hugged afterward even harder.  I knew love in a myriad of forms.  We shopped at thrift stores and, later, my mom sewed holes shut and dyed our pants so they appeared new.  My […]

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There are these moments in life that I look back to and ask myself, WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?!? I try to be as loving as possible (well, because, my yoga instructor believes that loving yourself keeps you ageless and I’m all, like,  let’s avoid Botox and namaste the wrinkles away!), but it isn’t always that easy. […]

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To say I’ve met some amazing people by way of podcasts would a major understatement.  Not only are these podcast hosts kind, smart, and good, they have taught me so much.  It’s been an honor to be a guests on the following podcasts, so feel free to check them out! [Note:  I’m really late starting this […]

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