Moving From What If to What Is

All those times in our life when we are overwhelmed with things we can’t control, we find ourselves asking #allthequestions.

What if I had done this differently?

What if this had happened instead?

Why me?

Why am I the one going through this?

What makes these questions even worse is that they snowball.

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The First Step in Overcoming Adversity

Let’s just address the elephant in the room: everyone faces adversity in our lives. Yes, everyone.

As beautiful and perfect as people make their lives seem on social media, none of us are perfect - that stuff is just a highlight reel. In the background, we all face difficulties big and small every single day.

But how we each handle and overcome adversity greatly differs.

The people we look up to, that inspire, have figured out how to punch adversity in the face and get moving anyway, while everyone else stays stuck.

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Unpaid does not Equate to “Not Valuable”

You’re not going to perfect your craft if you don’t have a chance to practice it. Get on that stage and serve your people. Do you need to break the bank building your credibility? No. But should you turn down valuable opportunities because they’re unpaid? Absolutely not.

Weigh your options, do the math and seek out opportunities that are mutually beneficial.

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6 Ways to Make Your Story Part of Your Website Design

It may sound strange coming from a website designer, but the most important part of your website isn’t actually the design – it’s the words you’re sharing. Don’t get me wrong, a well-designed website is important and attracts more people to your work, but without the words to back it up, pretty images and a great layout won’t help you reach anyone.

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Why You Need a YouTube Channel as a Speaker

If you are thinking about adding speaking to your business you probably aren’t thinking about a YouTube channel, right?  What good would a YouTube channel do for you if you want to start booking those speaking gigs?  Why should you add another platform?

Let me tell you, you are missing out on a huge opportunity on YouTube.  And YouTube should probably be the main platform you are focusing on!

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Three Steps to a Compelling Home Page: Just Add Story

Storytelling is an art, and the art of storytelling for your brand happens on many platforms and avenues.

There are the mini-stories you share in your social media feeds and captions, photographs, blog posts, and even ads and email campaigns. For all of you fellow bootstrapping ‘preneurs out there, you know what I’m talking about. We do our best to weave our little stories into our online presence so we can hopefully make an impact on those who read our content.

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Simple Routines and Boundaries for a More Productive Day

Distractions, interruptions, notifications, and a lack of planning all tug at our time and make us feel less productive than we know we are capable of. If you’re like me, you sit at your desk most of the day and are sometimes left wondering why you didn’t get more done. I feel you, girlfriend! That’s why, today, we are talking about a few tips and tricks that can help you with focus, productivity and feeling more in control of your day.
 

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WHAT YOU NEED TO CREATE A BEAUTIFUL SIGNATURE PRESENTATION

My face turns tomato red (challenging for a Filipina), and the words filling my mind disappear into an abyss. Speaking in front of a crowd is always intimidating no matter if it is in front of an audience of 10 or 100. I am still overcoming this fear, but when I do, it will be because i’ve prepared, researched and practiced… and hired Jessica as my speaking mentor.  But what’s next?

With a beautifully designed signature presentation, just like when you wear your favorite shade of lipstick, you will feel poised, confident and ready to take on the world.

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How To Find Your Creative Outlet And How To Utilize It

I have always been a creative person.  Like the “traditional” creative.  I sew, scrapbook, paint, needlepoint, craft.  You name it, I probably do it.  And I am organized.  Like freakishly organized, which I have found goes hand-in-hand with my craftiness!  So I have built a business around my creativity, and I make sure to make time to be creative every day.

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How Speaking Has Helped These Business Owners Grow and How You Can Do the Same

Speaking is on your vision board for this year. You've been attending events and conferences secretly wishing you were the one teaching from the stage. 

Unfortunately, hesitations (and lies you're telling yourself) have you stuck at square one. 

"But is this really going to benefit my business?" 

"I'm not HER. That won't work for me."

"She has it all figured out."

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3 Things You Need to Know if You Think You're the Only One Not Being Asked to Speak at Creative Conferences

Another conference speaker line up has been announced and you’re dealing with major FOMO. It feels like everyone ELSE is getting asked to speak at events and you keep getting skipped over. Sulking in your desk chair you scream at your computer “You forgot about meeeee!!!”

I get it, you want to speak at creative conferences but you feel like everyone EXCEPT you is getting their chance to shine. Rather than slipping into a three day netflix binge and sulking over what isn’t working…. I’m going to break down three things you need to know about how conference organizers pick their speakers AND give you action steps to finally snag your spot on the stage.

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