When my full time day job was suddenly eliminated in 2016, I decided to say goodbye to the corporate world; took the leap and became an independent NSD Stylist and have never looked back!
A big part of my adventure had been building a team. Achieving Team Leader was a moment of pride and continues to be rewarding! I discover that when you put yourself out there, even when you’re scared, great things will happen!
My journey continues to keep me more open to trying new things, to meeting new people, to ask and not be afraid of hearing “no”. Because, sometimes you hear “yes” when you least expect it and that really exciting! — Linda, Team Leader
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Melissa of @dough_and_batter resides in NYC, so when we storyboarded her Personal Branding session, urban is a word that came up again and again. She’s definitely a hip, chic city gal, so we had to capture that in her photos. This little modern spot delivered for us on an overcast morning while she was in San Diego. I think she also looks like a supermodel!! Chic, fashionable, talented, fun, and a wicked sense of humor. Have I mentioned how rad my clients are?! Be sure to follow her IG account. It’s constant whimsical eye candy!
#SheChangedItAll Today is one of the biggest and most validating days of my journey... I can't believe what I am READING! I've been working on the @shechangeditall - Amanda Heintz brand and dream for a while, to be featured as a Inspiring Woman in business means more to me than you may understand.
Guys, I've been at this whole copywriting & entrepreneurship thing for SIX. YEARS.
And if I can't end client welcome vids with fake moustaches, what the fuck am I actually doing?
I know it can be daunting to look at outsourcing stuff for your business, but you wouldn't expect a plumber to make perfect sugar flowers for a wedding cake -- so why do you keep pressuring yourself to be a conversion copywriter?
If you just wanna rap on the phone for 15 minutes, the link is in my bio. It's totally free, real quick, and a great chance to see if we like each other. (This is when you circle YES / NO on the note and pass it back in 4th period geography.) Let's make you more money for what you're already good at. More money is good. More money means fancy cheese. 🧀
Wednesday got me like ☕️🧘🏻♀️🐿 .
Reconnecting to balance my mind and my energy ✨ Simple things can ground you. When I say ground what do you think of? 🤔 .
Remember when you walked across the carpet as a kid and drug your feet? Then touched someone? 🤣💥 Essentially - that person grounded you. They evened out the energy. Grounding your personal energy is much the same. Balancing. Replenishing. Evening out. Expelling the extra. .
Ever been around someone - friend or family - thats super negative? Complains? Woe is me? 🤷🏻♀️ The. You leave feeling drained, tired and cranky? 🙋🏻♀️ Their energy affected you by either lowering your frequency or simply draining your energy. You unconsciously try to pull them up to your level. In doing so you expend your energy. Sometimes they win and your just depleted. .
Have a friend who’s like a sunbeam and just lights up a room when they enter it? Or with just a hug you feel energized and amazing too? 🥰 Their higher frequency bouys you and could pull you up. The high vibe just resonates and you feel replenished and overflowing. ☀️✨ Like your battery being recharged. .
Learning who and what replenishes you and depletes you is super important. When you know you can protect yourself from the low vibes and also remove yourself if needed. And you know what fills your tank. For me - walking barefoot in the grass or sitting by the ocean fills me up to overflowing. Which is why I sit outside and work most days. 💙 .
What energizes you?? Do you actually do it often enough? 🤷🏻♀️💙
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Good morning! When you’re feeling stuck then all of a sudden, boom 💥God blesses you! If you waiting for God to show up & show out in your life drop a 🙌🏾 in the comments!
Ummm... reposting here because we can’t live with the typo in our last post🤷🏻♀️ oopsies💕
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Here’s a little midweek high five for ya! 🖐🏼
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We all know the famous saying, “comparison is the thief of joy” but how easy or hard is it to stop comparing yourself to other people. What are the positives of comparison?
How do you break free from comparisons?
What’s the other side?
Well, we’re back with “Chit Chat with IHWGlobal”. This weekend, we’re sitting with Funmi - a member of the team here at IHWGlobal & the CEO of House of Layo - an African Fashion House.
Here on Instagram Live!
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Hey Trailblazing Women,
Get ready to meet us at 7:30pm tonight on FB live! This Spotlight Interview is going to be amazing.
How many want to avoid COSTLY mistakes entrepreneurs often make when starting a brand 🙌🏾
Don’t miss tonight’s FB Live! Click the link in the bio and like our FB page to get notified that we are live. 👆🏽
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A woman who is chasing the Dream,
has vision and the purpose behind her, keep moving along..
When life gives you lemons... we all know how to traditional saying goes, right? (I once saw a shirt that said "when life gives you lemons, keep them, because hey, free lemons!) The truth is we can't wave a wand and magically never have negative thoughts ever again. There's a lot we can do towards that end, but just like fear, it will never be 100% gone. What IS in our control, however, is what we do once we realize we are having the negative thoughts. We get to CHOOSE our response. We actually do get to choose what we do next. And THAT matters way more than whatever the initial negative thought was. We can choose to shift to focusing back on the positive, focusing back to what we want, knowing how valuable it is to maintain a high vibe, or....we can downward spiral with more and more negativity. (and we've ALL been there- most of us more than once daily!) But try and remember- you are one thought away from shifting in a new direction. Just one decision and one thought away from turning it around. That is my invitation to you!
If you want to do this with a whole tribe of high vibe soul-preneurs by your side, we are about to open enrollment to Abundance Alchemy, a group that is a container of high vibe energy, supported with my coaching. The group is the easy and effortless vessel for members to shift their energy to finally being a match for all they desire- for abundance in all areas of their lives! DM me for deets as founding members will be able to snag a discounted rate . . . .
“I fall here, my people fall here, we die!”- YJV. This poem is revolutionary and stands for all nations of color who were once held captive. Much respect to my ancestors, our ancestors Ayiti! The first black independent nation 🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹
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If you don’t make Dad jokes then are you even really a Dad? Get this card and many other funny cards for your dad on our website. #dadjokesfordays
The smell of incense. Warm greetings from the locals. Chaotic streets. Endless rice paddies. Palms dripping in coconuts. Unlevel footpaths. Morning swims. Bomb food. Beeping scooters. A vibe you can’t explain. Weird smells. Warm nights. Stray dogs. Abundant fruit. Frangipanis. A home away from home. Bali. 🌸
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🍌 Business is going #bananas
So humbled and grateful.
@brigitesselmont of @biddytarot was sweet enough to have me on her NEW Intuitive Entrepreneur podcast. I had so much fun sharing about growing our business AND I’m pumped to discuss how Kundalini yoga and @gurujagat and the work I’ve been doing with @ramainstitute has elevated my life and business. Have a listen and let me know below how you merge your intuition and work life. I’d love to hear it! Listen via link in bio.
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Throwback to this weekend. Congrats on graduating @robsabellico ! I love you and I’m loving the future we’re building together
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Aren’t nature miracles of trees wonderful! Everyday I have been really trying to develop daily habits of walking for an hour. It is so tranquil and refreshing. My walk takes me to a beautiful parkland where these amazing tall over-arching structures are found - trickling light through onto your skin. Watching the breeze change, the bouncing of light within the almost translucent leaves. I could get lost in nature, spend all day wondering in awe at this amazing creation. Also ritually now daily taking off my shoes for 10 mins, and placing my feet in the grass. I feel my tightness and stress levels starting to minimise, becoming smaller and drifting into the back of my mind. Therefore focusing only in the moment, on your present surroundings. I guess by me doing this I am also trying to reinforce the power of daily persistence. Please don’t only complete something once, and not try again... You never know, until you ‘really’ do it! Not give into fear, not half having a go - and saying ‘I did my true best...’ You truly know within yourself!! I am giving this beautiful opportunity a go, what is their to gain - friends, finances, second family and an amazing tribe of beautiful people - all walks of life! What about you, what is really holding you back? #radicalhonesty
One day at a time!
I could literally ONLY handle one day at a time. I still take each day one day at a time, but it’s no longer in survival mode status.
It was so necessary to make that shift because in the past, I’d be so stressed, overwhelmed, snappy, and overall not thriving. And living like that wasn’t going to serve my future self or anyone, really. I couldn’t even see where my future self was going at that point. More or the same? No, thanks! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I had to over haul my mindset, habits, and boundaries. For my mindset, I realized I don’t need to do #allthethings and that there was enough time to do what will best serve me so that I can best serve where I am needed. For my habits, I time blocked everything - fitness, journaling, meditations, food prep, time with family, time on work, etc. Finally for my boundaries, I protect them by not allowing myself to cross them. If I allow myself to cross them, I will inevitably allows others to as well. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I allow myself flexibility and am more compassionate because life happens. The shift from surviving to thriving requires breaking some bad habits and releasing ideas that no longer served, and my present and future self thanks me!
What mode are you in right now, surviving or thriving? #shiftingperspectives#mindfulness#choosejoy