Make Your Choice TODAY!

I had no IDEA I was doing this!

When I started making YouTube videos 10 years ago, I don't think I actually knew what could happen. I don't think I really knew where it would go. I just knew that in the moment it was what I wanted to do and it felt like the right step for me. And that's what life is all about! Its just a series of choices.


A decade later, here we are! But to think it all started with ONE decision to do things a little differently.

I didn't know anyone making YouTube videos back then. I didn't know any entrepreneurs. I didn't know anyone who was a "personal brand" - pretty sure that wasn't even a thing.
 
But what I did know is that I felt called to make a move and I just did it. Apprehensively. A little ignorantly. But also unapologetically.


I don't really know any other way to do it if I'm honest.

In college someone told me, if you want to have an amazing life, learn to listen to the voice of God and do exactly what He says.

Sitting on my bathroom floor, filming that first video, I had no idea then that i was building what I have now. But I was aware that I was honoring God by doing what He called me to do in the moment that He called me to do it. And when you can learn the art of that...your will live the most amazing life!

What are you called to do RIGHT NOW?


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Stop Competing With Other People… Your Only Competition is YOU!

I'm just gonna leave this right here.

We all compare. I mean, we are human lol. And we see sooooo much these days. We are literally bombarded with other people's wins everyday. And it makes us wonder why we can't have it, in the way they have it, at the same time they have it, and at the level they have it.

I always say I'm a pretty self-centered #entrepreneur lol. Meaning, I am pretty good at staying in my lane. I've learned to trust myself, trust God with what He's given to ME! And make my moves accordingly.

While it's rare that I find myself wanting something someone else has, I'm not immune to comparison it is from time to time. But thankfully, I can very quickly snap back to my own version or reality. Because the truth is... I really only want what I am meant to have in the way I'm meant to have it.

You may see other people live at a level you desire, but the truth is, you have no idea what they had to go through to get there.

You have a destiny. You have a level of success that is meant for you. You have a future version of yourself that is greater than what it is today, but if you keep wanting someone else's life, you can very easily get lost in your own journey.

So... When comparisonitis rears its ugly head, here are some things to remember. 

>>Competition assumes that everyone has trained the same way. And life isn't that way. You have experiences, gifts, talents, education, etc that, when combined, creates a unique playbook. No one else has what you have in that regard. And you don't have anyone else's.
>>Competition requires metrics. Success isn't always measured in metrics. Only a fool looks at success based solely on numbers.
>>Competition puts the focus on the wrong person (ie someone that's not you!). Use that energy to focus on yourself - stop worrying about what Susan is doing down the street.
>>The biggest thing... Comparison robs you of joy. You get no fulfillment from comparing yourself to others. There's no true satisfaction, other than proving your ego to be right. Comparison is a distraction from what you are truly meant to be in this life. So... Just stop!

You have your own greatness inside of you. Time to let that out! ❤️

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Why Perfectionists Make Bad Entrepreneurs

I'm sure some "Karen" is gonna be triggered by this... But it still needs to be said.

I've been doing this work for years. And perfectionism is one of the biggest roadblocks to success when it comes to entrepreneurship.

They want it all to be perfect before thy launch anything. And since... 

💥 Newsflash 💥...

It's never going to be perfect they just never launch.

They don't launch a business.
They don't launch a course.
They don't launch a workshop.
They don't launch a book.
They don't launch themselves.

Oh... But people love to theoretically make plans. I mean, give them a piece of paper and a they will go to town writing it all out.

When I give people workbooks to help them plan, they are all over it!

When I say it's go time... Completely different story.

I watch people sit on genius all. The. Time.

>>> Waiting for the right time.
>>> Waiting for the right equipment.
>>> Waiting for the right # on the scale.
>>> Waiting for the right $ amount in their bank account.

I can go on and on. I've heard it all at this point.

The right time is now. Cuz now is all you have.

And the power to decide is always yours!

Meanwhile, this video is available on demand, on my Facebook page, so head on over!

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10 Things to Know Before You Become an Entrepreneur

10 things to Know Before You Become an Entrepreneur

By Dr. Tracy Timberlake

So you’ve been thinking about doing the whole entrepreneur thing.

I get it.

It’s really enticing, isn’t it?

You see other people bragging on their social media about how much money they make and how they are their own bosses (aka how they don’t have to answer to anyone else or be micromanaged all day, every day.

There are so many things that might attract you to entrepreneurship.

It might be the fact that you can take vacations days whenever you feel like it, sleep in until noon because you know you don’t have to work on anyone else’s timelines or maybe it’s the fact that you can run to pick up your kids from their piano recital in the middle of a work day without having to beg and plead to take your lunch break at a later time. Time freedom and freedom of schedule is one of the biggest benefits of being an entrepreneur.

Or maybe entrepreneurship is calling your name because you don’t want to wait until you’re 65 to see the world. You want to travel to every corner of the earth, tasting delicious food, learning about new cultures and making connections with amazing people.

For some people, it almost seems like a calling… like something they have to do.

Whatever your reason may be for leaving your 9-5 and starting the entrepreneur life, there are a few key things you should know before you get started.

I wanted to put this list together for you because although it may seem like all fun and games from what you may see on social media, I don’t want you to be fooled – most people will only show you their highlight reel.

So if you’re really going to commit to becoming an entrepreneur, I want to make sure you go into with both eyes open and armed with as much knowledge as you can get your hands on.

In my latest video, I am sharing 10 Things to Know Before You Become an Entrepreneur.

Now, this isn’t all of them. Everyone’s journey is going to be unique and you will only learn to navigate the joys and challenges of entrepreneurship once you dive right in.

But for now, this is a pretty solid place to start!

Here’s a recap of what I will be covering in the video


1.

Money is easy mindset is not, you cannot expect everyone to understand.

2.

You have to participate.

3.

Don't underestimate the time it will take to reach your goals, but don't over estimate either.

4.

Learn to trust yourself.

5.

Focus on money making activities first!

6.

You decide the outcome. No one else.

7.

It's always about service. Not sales.

8.

Presentation matters.

9.

Set up your business systems so you're not working 24 hours a day.

10.

Get help.

Check it out and I'd love to know what you think!

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#1 Content Strategy

You’re gonna wanna hit save on this one! #trustme

It’s a content strategy that people rarely ever talk about, but I learned this long ago – as a beauty #vlogger, it’s hasn’t failed me since. And I’m sharing.

Ready?⁣

SOCIAL MEDIA SYNDICATION!⁣

Most people didn’t dive into this entrepreneurship thing to be social media managers. I don’t know anyone who has 18 hours a day to create endless captions, snap umpteen selfies, and post till their fingers pop off.⁣

So, what’s an entrepreneur to do?⁣

Syndicate!⁣

Let me give you an example – though, if you follow me, especially on multiple platforms, you have seen this a 💯 times.⁣

Instructions

¬ upload a #youtube video.⁣

¬ share the link on LinkedIn, Facebook Group, Twitter, and Pinterest.⁣

¬ send an email to my VIP list with the link and a little explanation of the video, basically reasons to watch.⁣

¬ tweet out the link 3 more times within the first 48 hours.⁣

¬ create a 30-second trailer for Instagram post it, with captivating thumbnail.⁣

¬ edit a 15 second IG story, and add a swipe up to the video.⁣

¬ post that same 15-second story to Facebook stories and snap chat.⁣

¬ write a blog post for your website (embed YouTube video, it’s good for SEO backlinks).⁣

¬ in a day or two share the link to the blog on all social media platform.⁣

¬ if the video is inspirational, motivational or transformational, capture a quote, create a graphic and schedule it for 3 days after w/ CTA that leads to YT.⁣

¬ go out, live your life cuz you just took 1 piece of content and syndicated the heck out of it. Yay you.⁣

Will people see it multiple times? Maybe, but reach is like a <20% plus if it’s good, it’s good! And your people won’t mind (that’s my “make sure you create good stuff” clause 😉 lol⁣

Have you done this before? Let me know your thoughts are and comment down below…

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