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Is This the Worst Decision Everrrrr?


Palms sweaty, my finger hovered over the Buy button. Sitting at my computer all I could wonder was OH EMM GEE IS THIS THE WORST DECISION EVER?? But lemme backup a second and explain how I got there. Perhaps I should start with my professional crush, Gary Vaynerchuk.I’m inspired by his knowledge of the digital media and how hard he worksI’m in awe of his ability to be

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How to Get More Social Media Followers (without paying for ads)


Want to know what I love?  The ability to chat with business owners about how to grow, pursue more of what they love, and create the life of their dreams. I’ve made the commitment to host live chats on Facebook 2-3 times a month, so my recent conversation focused on How to Get More Social Media Followers (…without paying for ads!). You can see the video in its

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Release Yourself from Their Expectations


She asked me, “What is the biggest lesson you have learned from founding your own company?” Release yourself from people’s expectations of your decisions. If you’re looking for people to “get” you or applaud your career-switching decisions, you may be searching for a long time. The vast majority of people are afraid of trying something new, but–more

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How to Stop Feeling Stuck in Life…and Business


Maybe her email to me meant more because my birthday is tomorrow. In just a day, I’ll be another year older, so when she told me she hasn’t achieved what she wanted from life so far, her words picked my heart. Unknowingly, both our birthdays are approaching. She said she felt stuck in work and personal life. She was doing good (not great), but felt like she should be

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How to Find the Perfect Instagram Hashtags


Let’s talk about the perfect hashtags for Instagram.  But before we get there, should I mention that I had an allergic reaction this past weekend while on vacation?  JD returned from a dip in the pool and I asked if my face looked funny.  Bunny?  No, I said funny but my lips were so swollen it got confusing. After a manic run to the pharmacist, I ended up being

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What to do When People Unfollow You on Social Media


It’s a weird thing to care.  It’s weird to even notice, but we do.  If you pay attention to your social media accounts, it’s impossible not to care.  You know that moment when you post a status update and then people UNFOLLOW your account?  For a brief second you wonder, “What did I say that caused you to stop our online conversation?!” Then there’s this

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The 5 Easiest Ways to Make a Profit on Social Media


In the interest of transparency (always), there will be the option to sign up for a premium program included in the workshop. But I genuinely don’t give a single flying…FUTON…if you ever shell out cash during one of my free trainings. Since my goal is to help students for life, I absolutely want to bust out some of my most valuable and powerful social media

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Using Social Media to Grow a Profitable Business


Selfie.   Selfie.   Dog selfie.   Salad selfie.   Sunset selfie.  Salad-at-sunset selfie. As you mindlessly scroll through Instagram while scribbling down a grocery list in your head, you see it… Your online crush / competition / bestie / nemesis just posted a vacation pic taken on a cobblestone road in London. (She’s clearly an undercover model with an

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Free 4-Part Video Series…to GROW Your Biz!


I’m gonna drop a #truthbomb (or two). DUCK AND COVER, Y’ALL. Your social media following won’t *magically* increase when you jot “must grow social media following” down on your neverending to-do list. Alas, your social media following definitely won’t EXPLODE just because you throw a penny down a wishing well, sell your voice to a sea witch, or bet it all on

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Casual Entrepreneurs vs. Strategic Entrepreneurs


Secondly, there are the Strategic Entrepreneurs. They are the types of business owners who USE social media regularly, develop large followings, and learn how to grow their business as a result of their efforts. After years of studying the differences between both, I noticed that the way Strategic Entrepreneurs approached their social content (their posts, their photos,

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Checking Your Ego + Narcissism of Social Media


People often ask me if it feels narcissistic to post so much about myself on social media.  They ask if I worry people will formulate opinions about my work based on how active I am Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat. Allow me to answer this in the most straight-forward way possible:There are lots (and I mean lots) of people who don’t like how I use social

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What’s an Instagram Pod + Should I Use One?


Earlier today I shared an Instagram Engagement tutorial via Instagram Stories (3 Tips to Instagram Engagement), so if you wanna check it out, do so before it disappears in 24 hours!  And I even included a iPhone photo tutorial! Speaking of Instagram, I’ve been asked lately about INSTAGRAM PODSWhat’s the purpose of an Instagram pod?How do I start an Instagram

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Here’s to Never Wondering “What If?”


And yet we wore party hats because we continued to HOPE. A couple days ago, I made a dinner reservation for a 11 people. I requested a table in the back, away from other guests because, well, our conversations might get loud. I explained there’d be laughter and toasting. We were planning to CELEBRATE…and my big, crazy, emotional Latino family wasn’t going to hold

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