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Moving through Resistance with Vulnerability

Moving through Resistance with Vulnerability

As service based professionals we deal with people in real life, as opposed to being able to hide behind a computer screen; unable to press the automation button, we have to sell ourselves and show ourselves. (View the vlog here!) This for many people is one of the hardest things we have to do. Many times during our lives we may have been told / conditioned to believe that we are not quite good enough, we need to temper our behaviour, quieten our voice. The way this plays out in our businesses is that we play small when it comes to sharing ourselves with the world, thereby diluting our message. We begin to measure ourselves by how much we fit in, how similar we look and sound to the people who are making it, emulating them in order to be liked. The problem with that is the voice we were born with, the light inside of us, doesn’t ever go away. Sometimes it shouts really fucking loudly and other times it whimpers in the corner, gently but persistently letting us know that we were made for more, we are not being true to our calling. Essentially saying ‘I won’t let you forget about me’. We pretend we can’t hear it, we pretend we don’t know what to do, what to say, and we try to block...

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Donald Trump: A Case Study for Baby Business Owners

Donald Trump: A Case Study for Baby Business Owners

Please let me open this post by saying as a black British woman, who considers herself to be a heart centred, client centred feminist and mother of three mixed race children, I am not a Donald Trump supporter. But I am a mindset and marketing mentor. And after observing the aftermath of what was a shocking decision for me, play out on the news and more specifically on Facebook, there were two posts that stood out yesterday that really got me thinking. The first was from a highly divisive business mentor, Kat Loterzo who opened a post with ‘Trump: It was always a done deal.’ Again, she wasn’t talking about his politics or personality, she was talking about his ability to market and brand himself. The second post was from Janey Imaani Chowdhury: which I will post in full. "I am a Muslim who lives in Virginia with neighbours who support Trump. So, I went over to their house this morning with pie to let them know that I am scared because I don't know what this means for me and my children but I am here to build a relationship with them because I know we all want the same things. They invited me in to their house and told me about how they have been scared since 9/11 and how it has...

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To blog or not to blog

To blog or not to blog

Off the back of a couple people saying bye-bye to blogging this week, I wanted to share a top tip on how you can get an infinite amount of mileage out of just one blog, if you’re prepare to do a little bit of work, just ONCE! It's true that you don't have to do all of the things, and it's much better to focus on the things that you are good at and become a master in it. However there is a way around not completely giving up blogging which is a great medium for positioning yourself as an expert and building your network. Check out the video here or read on below: There is a little thing you can do to take the pressure off creating content every week if you really don't like it. It's an idea I found on a blog on Twitter this week, I'm recycling it and making it my own. You write one really meaty, comprehensive blog post on your specialty. And when I say meaty I mean around 1500 - 2000 words so much longer then we normally do of around the 800 - 100 word mark. Give as much info as possible - if you are a baby massage expert feel free to give it all in one blog post so that people are like "WOWSERS". I recommend that you provide one or two resources that people can download if they...

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