Tastings are a full-proof way to increase sales and educate your customers on the merits of Sake. This tasting was 3 hours on a friday and we moved 36 cups/cans and converted a high percentage of weekly/regular customers to Sake. It takes people to make it…and people to sell it. #consultantlife#sakelife
I can’t do what I do without the support of my friend and assistant @ailujrap We first met covering the Alberta budget during my time as the political reporter @ctvedmonton She was the brain behind the web team. She had never covered such a intimidating, media spectacle and she looked a bit uncomfortable.
I looked at her and said, “Hey, you new? Are you with us?” She nodded yes. I said, “Come sit with us and then let me show you where the rest room is.” Who knew a bathroom at the Alberta legislature could be the foundation of a great friendship. I won’t forget how a small gesture has forged a lasting connection. Fast forward, several years and lots of belly laughs, I am absolutely thrilled to be working with her. We video chat A LOT and it melts the kilometres separating us (she lives in Chicago) away immediately. Today, I want to celebrate her and her amazingness. I can’t wait to return to the Windy City to introduce Auntie Serena to the new addition, to be added to your family, later this year. I can’t think of a better person to become a mom. With all my heart, I thank you for sharing your talent and for everything you do for me. Oh, and if you see someone sitting alone reach out and welcome them in. ❤️❤️
. #yeg#yegpr#yegmedia #consultantlife#performancecoach#mediatraining#podcast#blogger#findyourvoice#lovewhatyoudo#videoproduction#storytelling#lovemyjob#friendship#momlife#kindness#support#friendslikefamily#abpoli#ableg#abbudget
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My Annual Business Recharged Event is coming to Atlanta April 23-24 in a major way!
I want to partner with you.
I am seeking speakers, panelists, authors, photographers and volunteers who want to serve at our Corporate Event!
As an independent worker, I’m constantly looking for opportunity to help organizations or individuals meet their goals. When it comes to helping, we have to know who we could potentially help. Who needs our knowledge, skills and experience?
Creating a clear target of the top 10 companies that we can help takes research. Here are 3 tips for narrowing your target:
1. Research company websites to get a feel for vision, mission and values. Do you align? When it comes to being an independent worker, you want to align in these three areas. Otherwise, working together on projects is more challenging.
2. Meet the owners, managers and/or staff. If you are targeting small to mid-size companies, it is very possible to meet decision makers and the owners. This makes a huge difference in long-term relationship building for consistent consulting, contracting or freelance work because we get a clearer picture of #1 . I always want to really know who I’m helping and get a clear understanding of what is important to them and their business. This helps us narrow our top 10.
3. Research their projects and history in depth. If it’s possible to get deeper information on the company and what they do through researching their projects or the products they sell, who their clients are and their company structure, this also helps you get an idea of HOW you can help and HOW you can make a difference as a consultant, contractor or freelancer.
Targeting the top 10 companies you want to approach, gathering information, having conversations before you pitch your idea or skills is absolutely necessary to long-term growth and success as an independent worker. #independentwork#independentworker#freelancer#consultant#consultantlife#contractinglife#contracting#careergoals#careertips#careertip#careeradvice
You need bravery to find purpose.
For some, being brave may mean delivering a 5-minute speech to an audience of 10 people or mustering up the courage to assert yourself in meetings.
It may take a push from someone who believes in you and sees potential that you may not yet see in yourself.
Being brave enough to explore underutilized skills is the best way to finding your purpose.
You don’t need bravery to do things that come second nature to you.
If you’re struggling to find purpose in your work, I challenge you try something new.
As the old saying goes, “don’t knock it until you try it.” Take a chance on yourself. It just might change your life.
Hey friends, I’m excited to share we’re hiring a part-time Executive Administrator for our evolving little Leadership Development, Speaking & Executive Coaching Company. We are on a crazy mission... DM me if you know someone that:
✔️ Loves to have fun and wants to encourage and empower leaders around the world by working and winning behind the scenes.
✔️ Wants to make an impact across multiple sectors such as business, real estate, health care, energy, financial, government, non-profit, churches.
✔️ Is not afraid to jump into any detail, project or even errands with a whatever-it-takes attitude and heck yes attitude.
✔️ Is not intimidated with the thought of communicating frequently with high-influence executives/leaders and respecting their privacy and confidentiality.
✔️ Wants a flexible work schedule that can work around life and family
If would rock if you are:
✔️ Local to the Edmond, OK area. Preferred, not required
✔️ Detail-oriented and day-dream about organizing, scheduling and communicating.
✔️ Capable of managing projects w VAs, writers, vendors, contractors, content & creative types.
✔️ Not afraid to help with editing and turning ideas into action.
✔️ Prepared to manage multiple social media and other content accounts.
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This was on my mind this morning. @khadeejahsmith discussed this topic of teacher burnout on her page. @loveteachbless shared an article and her thoughts about taking sick days on her page. Sometimes I feel like we are intentionally made to feel that the only way to close the achievement gap is to sacrifice our time, health, financial resources, and sometimes even our own personal relationships with others due to the time commitment some of us give to our jobs. Society and schools reward teachers who go ”above and beyond” and villainizes teachers who create hard-line boundaries. Some things don't have easy, quick solutions. In order to dismantle this toxic culture, the first step (of many steps) is to first acknowledge that there is a problem. Thank you @loveteachbless@khadeejahsmith and other folks for speaking up about this!
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▪️ #CES 🤖🎰🤯▪️
Hey Devs! Sunday night relaxing here in CT after a productive Sunday. Finally recovered from the CES sensory overload. It was an amazing experience. I saw so many incredible pieces of technology first hand. It’s amazing to now know exactly what sorts of tech will be impacting our lives in the coming years. And I have to say I am not disappointed. Robots that do things in your home (cook, wash dishes, make your pour over coffee, etc.) were all the rage. Electric cars, digital home specific products (Samsung had a sick front door that showed a ton of cool real-time information), and data collecting wearables were everywhere too. 🤖 🚘 👕🩳👟
My favorite experience was the Delta one which if you saw my stories that day, was pretty incredible. There’s is so much more I could talk about but I’m pretty sure Instagram caps the length of captions. All in all - a great week and it was great meeting Slalom people from across the country in other markets, as well. ✈️
New project starts on Tuesday where I am the project lead and I’m very nervous but also excited to prove myself. 💪🏼 Glad I got my weekly plan done and now relaxing the rest of the night. 💤 What’s on your agenda for this week? #100daysofcode
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▪️New Year Ready 🍾🎇▪️
Hey Devs, Happy Monday. Back to work after a weekend of no-work. Drove a lot on Saturday visiting family in NYC, and barely moved off of the couch on Sunday. Was pretty nice to unplug and unwind. On Friday I had a great meeting with a local, successful entrepreneur. He has a finance business, is building an app, and is part owner of the local italian/pizza place that opened up recently up the road from my house (chef was on the show Top Chef). Walked away from that chat with two new freelance accounts, so that was unexpected and awesome. 🍕🍝 .
Was anticipating on having a tutorial filled day today, but since I am assigned as the PM on my new project starting on the 14th (and ill be away at CES all next week), I had to spend all day getting organized and planning out the project assets I will need for my team to have a kick off (project plan, financials, playbook, Delivery Excellence, and High Performing teams). These are all things that I have not had experience with before, and this project will be managed using Agile methodologies, so while I am learning a ton from my coworkers right now, its a lot to catch up on in such a short period of time. Thankfully I always love a challenge. 💪🏼👊🏼
Lastly, I got through a good amount of New Year goal setting this morning, still some more to do on that front, but overall excited for the 1st to hit the ground running. Thumbs up 👍🏼 in the comments if you’re ready for 2020! #100daysofcode
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In case you’ve been feeling discouraged... Practically no one watches my videos live, but on almost every consultation call, the prospect mentions my videos as one of the reasons they wanted to talk about working with me! 🤯 Those replays are powerful. Showing examples of your work are powerful too even if the engagement is low. Work examples and success stories give you credibility. Keep showing up with fresh content to serve your dream clients and the right people will notice. ❤️
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When I took my business full time in fall 2018, I wasn’t sure if I could really make sustainable full time income from it.
I just knew I was fed up with going from one corporate sales job to another, only to continuously end up in jobs I hated and toxic work environments.
And I knew I had skills in web design that I’d been working on outside of my day jobs for years and I wasn’t putting those skills to use.
I had 6 months of money saved from my sales commission checks and I decided quit my job to take the leap to see if I could actually create full time income from my skills in web design.
And now, here we are at the end of 2019, and I generated $65,000 in revenue during my first calendar year as a full-time entrepreneur. And I’m on track to grow that for my first six figure year for 2020 in only my second year full time.
I was hesitant to share my revenue, but I see many black women undercharging and struggling in business. And I want to see more of us thriving and profiting. 💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾 We deserve profitable businesses, too. We deserve to be able to save for retirement, buy homes, and travel. And we can’t do any of that if our businesses aren’t making any money.
If you’ve been doubting your abilities to create full-time income from your skills, just know that once you make a relentless, serious decision to try, you’ll be successful!
Once I got serious about it and stopped messing around, that’s when I made the most progress.
Wishing you a prosperous and very happy 2020! ✨
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Today marks my one year anniversary as a nomad ❤️ Crazy where you can go and what can happen when you’re living out of a suitcase 🧳
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How ‘bout those Tetons?! 🏔
Back in #Jackson to visit clients & celebrate this fantastic human. 😍