Wow! We are in the 7th month of 2016. time, will you please slow down!! I know some chicks were on top of their game and it has been a breeze, you've received a breakthrough and you're content with what you've accomplished thus far. But on the flip side, I know some ladies are still thinking how in the hell did I end up here, feeling like you've hit rock bottom, not moving forward one bit, haven't accomplished one goal, wondering can she get a do over because it seems like everyone is passing her by and things seem like they're never gonna move forward. I know first hand how that feels and to be quite honest it really can take a toll on you mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and everything else.
I'm cheering all the ladies who are on target with their goals, who can see how the end of this year will be, congrats to you ladies, but this blog post right here, is for the ones who feel like giving up, the ones who have these creative ideas but just don't know what to do with them.. Yup, this right here is for you.
First and foremost, I just want you to know that you will win! Not instantly, but it's gonna happen for you! Just keep pushing , just Start. The thing that you must know about building your business is that it won't be perfect and that's okay. This fight aka entrepreneurship is not for the weak and you have to understand that some days are going to be dope and some days will make you question why you even started, but don't let that stop you! I've been guilty of it and I know some of you have too, but guess what... Those people you're set out to help won't be able to experience your greatness if you allow that struggle to make you give up. Someone needs what you have to offer and YOU will be the reason why someone will receive their breakthrough, how freakin' awesome is that! But in order for that to happen, YOU HAVE TO BE...
STRONGER THAN YOUR STRUGGLE!
You can do it ❤️
What do you really want in life?
Most people don’t discover what they want in life until it’s time to die — and that’s a shame.
Some people struggle in answering such question. When asked what they want or what their goals in life are, many people just don’t know. They delay in their decision, hardly giving any thought about what they want in life. People without definite goals are letting time pass them by. Are you one of these people?
People live by what they think they should be or by what others like them to be. The discovery process is the perfect time to listen to your heart. What your heart desires comes from the whispers of your authentic self.
Listen to your heart
To be able to listen to your authentic self. What your heart says usually feels right. What your heart desires is what you usually love to do and this represents your passion. Anything done with passion is like play where the task is accomplished without hesitation. You pour out your very best and feel no pressure or resistance.
You will totally enjoy doing things that are your passion. Setbacks, difficulties, and obstacles will make it more challenging, but should not deter you from pursuing your goals. Naturally, there may be barriers that may prevent you from reaching your goal, but your heart’s desire will find ways to overcome these barriers so that you may ultimately get what you want in life. Remember this: the universe supports people who are pursuing their passion and those who are pursuing their destiny.
However, this does not mean that you don’t use your head. Your duty is to live your best life and be in harmony with your mind and heart.
“Live completely in the head and you cannot feel the breath and rhythm of life. Live completely in the heart and you may find yourself acting like a love-struck fool with poor judgment and discipline. It’s all a fine balance — the head and heart must forge a lifetime partnership if one wants to live a beautiful life.”
Listen to your instinct.
Part of human nature is the mysterious and spontaneous reaction on things. These are called instincts. Your authentic self communicates with you and guides you via instincts. Instincts are those gentle nudges that urge you to act and follow a certain path. Your role then is to listen attentively.
Often times, we listen to what others say and allow them to run our lives. Parents often do this to their children. “We come from a family of doctors, so my son must also be a doctor.” How often do we hear this from parents who have good intentions for their children? Parents unconsciously block the true expression of their child’s real self and calling. Friends and critics will discourage you and point out the impossibility of your dream. Before heeding their advice, evaluate the accomplishments of the critics. Did they achieve their dreams? Do they dream big at all?
Remember, it is your destiny that is in line, not theirs. It doesn’t mean, though, that you will not listen to what other people say. Hear them out just the same. But the final decision should be yours.
There is only thing to remember: Every person, to live truly and greatly, must define how he wants to live and what his brightest life will look like. Listen to your instincts and follow your heart’s desire. You will never go wrong.
Thank you for reading! Feel free to leave a response below. Follow me @MzRobinWiggins
I’m here to motivate you to make mistakes. Yep, make ‘em, over and over again. Make mistakes until the fear of making them has taken several seats. From this day forward, no longer let the fear of a thing prevent you from actualizing your dreams. It's time to make those mistakes WHILE you are making those Boss moves.
You are full of ideas. You have notebooks and folders filled with images and content. But that's just it. Everything is inside of you. Your forward movement is being held hostage by your fear of fumbling the ball. Stumbles are ideas that just need more development on your way to phenomenal. Your falls are not indicative of how you’ve failed. NO, your missteps solidly mark how fearless you are. Mistakes announce INNOVATIVE, RISK TAKING, OUT OF THE BOX THINKING Diva has entered the room. All Rise!
Abraham Lincoln said “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend four sharpening the ax.” Your mistakes sharpen your vision. As you go you grow. I look at my social media platforms and laugh at my beginnings. I was initially tempted to delete some of my early posts. They showed the world I was a beginner and not at all polished. But then I looked again. Those unpolished posts told a powerful story. My early mistakes show my growth, my tenacity, my determination to improve and sharpen how I convey my vision to the world. I’m still growing. What I think is great now, oh you just wait until you see me this time next year! And that's the mindset I want to motivate you to. Look at all of the lessons and hands on training I would have forfeited had I allowed fear of a mistakes to hold me back.
So I’ve come to make a demand on your greatness. The world needs to see the stuff you're made of. That invincible, can't nothing take me down kind of stuff. It’s in there. Go ahead and make mistakes, but keep making those moves baby! Show ‘em what you're working with. Teach them how a FEARLESS Diva gets it done. Then turn around and say “class dismissed.”
We have all heard the saying "Content is King". But what does that actually mean to someone who has no clue about what content is or how to share it with their audience? I'll tell ya what it means... FRUSTRATION AND CONFUSION!!!
So here are 5 Simple Content Creation Tips to help save your TIME and your SANITY on social media!
1. Survey Your Followers: If you want to know what THEY need or want, then just ASK 'EM!! The survey doesn't have to be a 20 question survey. You ask one question and get several responses! This keeps you from wasting time creating programs, products, or services that your followers don't need!
2. Share Quotes and Affirmations: Motivational quotes and affirmations are quick, simple, and effective pieces of content to share with your audience. You can either quote yourself, or share quotes from others! If you need help creating the images for your posts, check out the Summer Gram Slam Workshop replay!
3. Share Behind the Scenes Photos: Y'all know this one right? These pictures usually involve the infamous "laptop or open notebook" shot! Or how about the "I just happened to be workin' at Starbucks" picture!! And guess what? Your audience loves every bit of your staged behind the scenes photos because it gives them the opportunity to see the time and effort that you are putting in to connect with them and help them with solving their problems.
4. Share Tips with Your Followers: Transparency moment: It took me a while to get comfortable with sharing tips because in my mind (and some of you are thinking the same thing), if I GIVE them the tips for FREE then why would they PAY me for anything else???? 👈 This mentality kept me BROKE for months... YEARS! You have to give your followers the VALUE that they are seeking and in return, they will see YOU as being VALUABLE! When you become valuable to them, then they won't hesitate to invest in the solutions that you are providing! Remember... Know, Like, & Trust!
5. Share a Top 10 List: This can be a Top 10 List of your favorite tools, favorite blog posts, favorite influencers, favorite quotes... you get the picture!
Simple right? Comment below which one of these simple content creation tips you will be using during the month of July!
Every single time I am asked what I do and I mention the company I work for, the first thing people say is “that’s a scam”. They have no idea that this “scam” has allowed me to meet some truly amazing people, food on my table, and branch out into multiple avenues, creating various streams of income. They don’t realize that while their newsfeeds and timelines are filled with their various comings and goings, feelings, meals, and endless selfies, I am posting the same thing… but I actually get paid to do so.
Don’t get me wrong. I have had multiple 9-5’s. And I am not knocking them at all. Some people thrive at their 9-5 and that is great! You should always bloom wherever you are planted.
But some people are born with glitter in their veins.
At some point any driven individual will get tired of building someone else’s dream. Any creative individual will start to resent the cubicle life. Sadly, it has been embedded in our brains that going to school for 4 years to work 40 hours per week for 40 years and retiring on 40% of the pay is what life is all about. It is also sad that most people are driven by the fear of failure.
But what if, my darling… you fly? Stay tuned for details and tips on how I balance my MLM, motherhood, and social media like a boss! In the meantime, be sure to drop a line on my Instagram page @the_skinntea_girl
Do you ever wonder why so many entrepreneurs procrastinate when it comes to working on the things that are the most rewarding for their business?
It’s because most entrepreneurs feel like there are always circumstances that must be overcome first, or in some cases, that there are dues to be paid first.
We think we need more money in the bank, more time and more experience.
From this point on, I want to you think of this saying, “Don’t wait: LAUNCH NOW”.
Whatever it is that you desire (dream business, dream vacation, dream home, the dream car); you’ve got to LAUNCH it NOW. Whatever it is that you desire (dream business, dream vacation, dream home, the dream car); you’ve got to LAUNCH it NOW.
It’s okay to say now is not the right time to take a crazy leap of faith, but what CAN you do Right NOW that will help encourage you take a big leap now instead of later.
I have a close friend who recently was inspired with a business idea that totally lights her up. When she initially told me about the idea, she was glowing with excitement.
After our chat, I was excited for her, but my most pressing question to her was “when are you going to take action?”
She’s a stay at home mom with three kids under the age of 5 who never had a long-term plan to stay at home.
I knew with everything she has on her plate that this idea could easily drift off into someday land if she didn’t take action and get it launched right away.
Well, as it turns out, I had nothing to worry about. By the next time we spoke, which was only 3 days later, she had a complete business plan, had reached out to three organizations, and secured a speaking engagement to train a corporate team in her field.
She took what I call MASSIVE action and she is now laying the groundwork for substantial success.
If you are tired of waiting and you’re ready to create your dream business by launching products and services that lead to profits, I’d love to help you get there.
I’m offering complimentary 30-minute strategy sessions to help you launch your profit generating business idea, zone in on your marketing message, and create a step-by-step launch plan.
Launch Into Profits,
I was scrolling through my Instagram feed one day, and I was amazed at the caliber of experts that I am connected to, who sprinkle Dazzling Dopeness all over the world on a daily basis... Then I thought... Wouldn't it be dope to connect and collaborate with all of these amazing women? Of course! So that is the short version of how the Dope Chicks Tribe was created! The women in this tribe are passionate about motivating and teaching other women how to grow and be successful, both personally and professionally!
Every week, you will be DAZZLED with tips for your brand, business, and your soul!
Now, I introduce to you... The Dope Chicks Tribe!
What is Social Media Management?
Social media management is basically when someone is responsible for keeping your brand alive on social media. Social media managers are able to strategically create and distribute brand content across a variety of social media platforms. They are also able to curate and repurpose content,as well as help you build authentic relationships with your ideal clients. Some key words that come to mind when thinking about the social media managers are support, engagement, implementation, and growth.
Social media managers are typically highly motivated, creative individuals with a known passion for connecting with and building authentic relationships with current and potential clients. That passion is obvious as the social media manager engages with clients on a consistent basis, with the ultimate goal of turning fans into customers.
So what are a few of the essential tasks of a social media manager?
1. Content creation
2. Content curation
3. Repurpose content
4. Data analysis
5. Connect with ideal clients
Now... Why should you give a f$ck about what social media management is? I'm glad you asked!!
Social media is very time and energy consuming. And you already have enough on your plate with the babies, your boo, and your business! Do you seriously have time to be posting on FB, IG, and Twitter too??? Chick, naw!! You need to be focused on helping other women build successful brands and not on what, when, and what social media platform need to be posting on!
So what do you need to do now that you know what social media management is and why you should give a f$ck?? 2 things:
1. Download this Simple Instagram Task Guide, which will at least give you some basic guidelines for posting on Instagram.
2. Schedule a Discovery Session and let's chat about how we can partner up and start eliminating those overwhelming feelings about social media.
As always, I'll holla!
Maximizing your time on social media, is not always the easiest thing to do. As Savvy, yet Busy female entrepreneurs, it seems as if time is purposely not on our side, especially when you have a family to support. However, in this digital world that we live in, being on social media is a must. The thing about being on social media is you have to be able to DAZZLE your ideal client in a short amount of time, so posting a bunch of random, dull ISH, will get you quickly overlooked every time.
Check out this video that I created that on the 5 Ways to Take Your Social Media Presence from Dull to Dazzling Dopeness! At the end of the video, I share an amazingly dope offer for the Dazzling Dope Chicks Ultimate Guide to Social Media, that you don't want to miss out on. Click here to check out the offer!
If you haven't done so already, I invite you to subscribe to my Dope Chicks List! Each week, I sprinkle lil' bits of Dazzling Dopeness in ya inbox to help you maximize your time on social media! You definitely don't want to miss out on this weeks' dopeness!
I chat with a lot of female entrepreneurs who are frustrated with the lack of engagement that their social media posts receive on a daily basis. They all ask the same question… Why?
Well, there could be several reasons as to why their social media posts suck, but I will start with the 3 main reasons today: Who are you talking to? Where are they at? What are you talking about?
Who Are You Talking To?
I know you have heard this time and time again, but knowing who your target audience is critical when it comes to posting content on social media. One of the biggest mistakes that entrepreneurs tend to make is trying to talk to everyone on social media. My advice: Cut. It. Out. Now. You have to aim your content at a particular target. If you hit the right target, then you get the right results!
Where Are They Hangin' At?
Your target audience is not on all social media platforms. Sorry to burst your bubble… Here is a really great infographic that I found on socialmediadelivered.com, that gives a breakdown of which social media platform your target audience is actually hangin’ out on.
What Are You Talkin' About?
Listen, you have to make sure that your social media posts make sense! Like seriously chick… Don’t confuse your audience with a bunch of random posts about any and everything! Make sure you are consistent with your brand message… For example: If you are life coach, then you shouldn’t be sharing information about how to do graphic design. Or if you are a photographer, you shouldn’t be sharing posts on social media about how to buy the right the bundles of hair… I could go on and on, but I think you get my drift!
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