ARE YOU TRYING TO BE THE OPRAH?

I have yet to meet a client who didn’t want to be “like” someone they saw, follow or stalked on social media. LOL! It’s totally normal. I am not talking about being a catty copycat, I am talking about MODELLING.

DEFINITION:

Modelling is a form of learning where individuals ascertain how to act or perform by observing another individual. Think of it this way, you may know how to tell a joke better because you have watched Jay Leno's standup routine on TV. Or, if you have ever felt uncomfortable at a party and someone gives you the advice of: "When in Rome, do as the Romans do" -- well, the person is really saying: "Model your behaviours and learn how to act by watching how others are performing in the same situation."

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In business, this could be in the way you build your website, how you brand your content, how you speak to your customer or the keywords you use. The point is everyone models their company after some other brand they admire and then put their unique twist or offering on it. DON’T REINVENT THE WHEEL PEOPLE! Stress less and learn from the people who have come before you and have been successful. I mean no one has said, “Man I wish I could do it better than Oprah,” he or she says, “I want to be the next Oprah!

Know what I mean?!

In this video I talk about this + MORE:

⚡️How to study the competition effectively and apply it to your own business.

⚡️What language are they using to speak to their customer?

⚡️How do they manage their customer relationships, through their product, copy, website, partnerships?

⚡️What is the key untapped resource on social media

In this video, I take you through a full exercise so get your notebooks and pens ready!

I also talk about the tool we created to rock your Website and put marketing in the driver's seat.

You can get it here: 

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LIVE WITH NO REGRETS

My biggest fear? If I am blessed to live to be 90 years old, my biggest fear is saying to myself, “I wish I had done that thing . . . but I didn't and now it's too late.”

I am not talking about going back in time and doing things in your life differently. I am not interested in looking backwards. I want to talk about today, right now. Is there anything you wish you were doing, but have told yourself a very good “reason” why you are not?

Is there a business you wanted to start?

Do you want to quit your job and work on your side hustle full time?

Is there a collaboration you would die to have?

Is there someone in your industry you are too scared to reach out to?

Is there an event across the world you wish you could attend, or even speak at?

What are you going to regret? Will you ever look back and regret starting this business, even if it doesn’t work?

No one is going to create your business or that opportunity for you, it's up to you. ONLY YOU, can set the wheels in motion to make it happen.

This video was inspired by a conversation I had with one of my clients.

We talked about:

📌No matter how hard or how scary, make your move before you are ready.

📌Take new actions, any action.

📌How are you quantifying your risks?

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This is it. Right now, TODAY. This moment in time.

There Is only 1 thing that is certain - death. Sorry, not sorry. Like you didn’t already know.

Ask yourself, if today was your last day, would you regret what you are doing right now in this moment in time? If the answer is yes, you know it’s time to make a change. Simple but true.

P.S.

Ready to DIVE DEEP, BOOK your VIP DAY and get your business on track. I have a few spots left for July.

BUT, I JUST WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL

“I just want to be successful!” Ahhhh!

Lyrics

The money (money)

Cars (cars)

The clothes (clothes)

The hoes (hoes)

I suppose

Yeuh!

I want the money, (money)

Money and the cars, (cars)

Cars and the clothes, (clothes)

The hoes, (hoes)

I suppose,

I just wanna be,

I just wanna be,

Successful.

I just wanna be,

I just wanna be,

Successful.

I just wanna be,

I just wanna be,

Successful.

Drake & Trey Songz - "Successful" - YouTube

Ok I know you may not be after the clothes and ‘hoes’, like my friend DRAKE, but we are all chasing a version of what success looks like to us.

But do we really know what would make us happy?

In this video I talk about what the Ah-ha’s, I got from a friend telling me, “Give yourself the space to create what’s next.”

  • How we should be chasing feelings above all else.
  • How being ridged in what we think it should look like is actually blocking our dreams.
  • How tapping into, “how you feel” is the only compass that matters.
  • How embracing unpredictability, can make everything juicy and delicious.
  • How being rooted in what you offer can make all the difference.

LIVE FROM "HOTLANA"

I’m baaaackkkkk from #EcodeATL in ‘Hotlana,’ and I am so pumped!

#EcodeATL was an event created by Tori Torres of, The Posh Girls Club and Diamond Girls the Magazine, that brought women together from all over the U.S. and moi, the only Canadian, all in the name of building their brand.

It was a privilege to be one of the guest speakers and share my story with all these powerful ladies. I could do a recap of the event, but really, I want to talk about the impact of bringing like-minded women together. Because you guys know how important that is. That is where the JUICE is! There was so much connection and love in the room, AND I got the opportunity to meet some of the amazing women who follow me on social media. It is so crazy how social media has made the world that much smaller and although we connect online when we met in person, it’s like we were already long-time friends. I just love that!

As solopreneurs, sometimes while we are doing our thing, we don’t always know if our efforts are making a difference for people. So, it was humbling to hear that indeed people are watching my weekly “IG Lives” and taking action in their business and their life. YASSSSS!

After the event I received a ton of messages for the women I met, it had my heart just bursting! I told myself that if I went all the way to Atlanta to speak and was able to inspire even one woman to take on their life, then it would be worth it. Here is what happened.

Not even 24hours after the event had finished I got this message (she gave me permission to share):

 

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AND the next day she made it happen! FYAH! That is what I am talking about!

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Listen, nothing I said up there was, “new” necessarily. However, sometimes all we need is to hear something said, from a particular person, in a particular way, at the right moment in time, to have them take a new action.

Receiving this message is truly why I do what I do. Thank-you (you know who you are).

Want to hear a snippet of the Talk you missed? WATCH IT NOW.

FOLLOW THE MONEY, HONEY

It breaks my heart to see entrepreneurs with amazing businesses struggling financially simply because they failed to make a plan.

A goal is just a dream with a deadline. – DRAKE

You have to plan to be successful, and that means knowing how much you want to make year to year, month to month and week to week. When you look at your money goal, ask yourself the following:

• Is this enough to cover, not only my basic business expenses but an investment to grow the business?

• Did I take into account Marketing expenses?

• Am I charging enough for my products/ services to hit my goal?

• Is my goal realistic given how many months are left this year?

• Do I have a plan in place to make my money a reality?

Check out the Video and let's dive into your money plans.

OVERWHELM IS A STATE OF MIND

You could say, “I am so overwhelmed!” OR you could say, “I am just living a big life!” Can you feel the difference?

Can I get real with you for a second?

Watch the words coming out of your mouth. Why? Because they are actually creating your reality. If you stop and look around you, your life is the total sum of all your thoughts. Those thoughts turned into actions and voila, welcome to your life! If you look around and love everything you have created, then YAY, you are good! If not, take some comfort in knowing, that if you are at the source of your life, then you have the power to change it at any given time.

In this video I talk about:

  • Some tricks and tips to beat that feeling of, “overwhelm”
  • How to not let that feeling dictate your behaviour
  • What to get sh** done despite that feeling
  • Find out the one thing that is running your day and how to get it handled.
  • How short timelines are the holy grail of getting sh** done

Are you a "Wantrapreneur"?

Do you agree with this statement?

“Not everyone is meant to me an entrepreneur.” - Gary Vaynerchuk, entrepreneur, author, speaker and internet personality.

Or this one?:

“You are who you say you are.” - Whoopi Goldberg, Sister Act 1

In this video I talk about, Entrepreneurship vs. “Wantrapreneurship,” and what that means to me. 

I also explore:

  • How entrepreneurship is a calling 
  • The Freedom of choice
  • The things to ask yourself if you are unsure if entrepreneurship is for you
  • How money plays a role
  • Why quitting your job to become an entrepreneur is not a solid business plan 
  • How to play by your own rules

WHAT IF I LET FEAR STOP ME? EVENT RECAP

“This time last year I was laid up and laid out, and now I am prepping to host a workshop with 40 women centred around my new workbook and new business. My world can shift in such a short period of time . . . I am nervous and excited. I know I can put on a rockstar event, I’ve done this before . . . but this is different, I’m different. I use to worry about whether people would get the value of the evening, now I worry about having enough energy to make it to the end without fainting. Or being overly exhausted, or dealing with these hourly HOT Flashes! They make me so self conscious and are F** horrible! AGHHHHH! I have packed ice water, some fans and I am wearing a light weight dress. I mean other then showing up naked on a slab of ice, it will just have to do!”

This is the journal entry I wrote hours before hosting the Small Business Self- Care panel/workshop a couple of weeks ago, in collaboration with Make Lemonade and She Does The City. I am happy to report I didn’t faint LOL! and everyone told me how inspired and empowered they felt from participating in the event. I DID IT, and I couldn’t be happier! Cancer didn’t stop me, it only made me stronger. 

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What’s the one thing you have been too scared or nervous to do? What are you telling yourself is too hard, or coming up with reasons why you can’t have something? I’m telling you, YOU CAN! What if I had let my fears stop me? It would have been a disservice to myself and every person who came to the event.

 

Thank-you to Make Lemonade for helping organize and providing your amazing space and She Does the City for always supporting me throughout my journey, introducing me to your community and profiling me on their platform.

SPECIAL THANKS TO my beautiful panelists who volunteered their time and wisdom, I am forever grateful:

Bianca Harris IG: @iamBiancaHarris - @WIPPToronto

Aya Mcmillan IG: @ayamcmillan

Davida Gragor IG: @davidagragor

Nicole O. Salmon IG: @nicoleosalmon

Desiree Eatmon, for always being my right hand and being my photographer for the night. Dani Lyn Ayee, for the great video content IG: @danilynayee,To our food sponsor, Delica Kitchen, IG: @delicakitchen, To Nichole Williams IG: @orooro for the beautiful gifts for the speakers AND to all my friends and followers who came out (rain and all), I love you! 💕