allyn_lewis allyn_lewis

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Allyn Lewis  Lifestyle blogger & storytelling strategist showing people how to keep it real online. Big fan of ice cream, jewel tones, and deep conversations. ๐Ÿ’Ž

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You know how you have those dream people you'd love to collaborate with that sometimes you brush shoulders with in Facebook groups and freak out because you love them so much??? And you're like "OMG, she replied to my comment! She knows who I am!"โ €
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That's how I feel about @rachel_tenny.โ €
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I had been following her artwork for quite a bit because she has really pretty handwriting and I don't, so I felt like I could live vicariously though her ๐Ÿ˜.โ €
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But then, she started to post more and more about important topics like mental health, body image, self esteem, and what it's really like to be a business owner and my girl crush grew and grew. To put the cherry on top, I found out she had just finished getting her therapist license and was going to start working with women on the issues of mental health and how that influences both their business and personal life.โ €
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My first though was, "I have this whole community of people who need you!"โ €
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Before our first video chat, I was literally like, "calm down, Allyn. Don't mess this up!" (I had nothing to worry about because she is the sweetest, most down to earth person ever, but still I was like, "PINCH ME!").โ €
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So, when I tell you I'm excited about our "How to Continue Creating When You Don't Feel Create" $5 Master Class on Tuesday (this one right here >>> https://goo.gl/ch1f6e), I'm like jumping out of my seat, has the desire to throw confetti everywhere, trying not to pee my pants kind of excited.โ €
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Tonight at 8 pm EST, Rachel's going to pop into the Gem Nation Facebook Group (just search "Gem Nation on FB, you'll find it!) to share her story, give some background on why she's so passionate about helping people like us, and tell you a bit about the $5 Master Class (this one right here ๐Ÿ˜ฌ >>> https://goo.gl/ch1f6e)!โ €
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I'll be teaching yoga tonight, so I need you all to hop on at 8 pm EST in Gem Nation and give her lots of love, okay? <3โ €
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YOU DA BEST!โ €
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(I can't believe I just used "da" ๐Ÿ˜‚)

I see you over there. โ €
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I see you're creating. You're sitting there wondering if anyone's watching. Wondering if anyone cares. Questioning if what you're doing matters. โ €
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They are. We do. It does. โ €
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Just keep going. You'll start to see it too, promise. โ €
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Be a Gem and share this message with someone who needs a reminder to simply keep going. Tag them below! ๐Ÿ’Ž โ €
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[๐Ÿ“ท: @kate.stutz]

Double tap if you're a fellow banana lover! ๐ŸŒโ €
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"Eating a banana is the quickest way to get a boost of energy."โ €
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Back in my ballet days (these are a real pair of my pointe shoes!), I had a dance teacher who reminded us of this every single time someone yawned in class. Now, I don't know if it's true or not, but it is now engrained in my brain and I buy bananas every trip to the food store (I need all the energy I can get!). โ €
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Starting today, you can find these fun DM3 sticker packs from @chiquitabrands to dress up your bananas! Share your pics to participate in the #DressMyChiquita Challenge and to win fun prizes - see rules at play.chiquita.com! #sponsored

Will you answer a question for me, darling? โ €
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What's your favorite way to enjoy content? โ €
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A) blog posts โ €
B) newsletters/eblasts โ €
C) videosโ €
D) podcastsโ €
E) live streams โ €
F) printables/downloadable workbooksโ €
G) social media posts โ €
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Drop the letters that fit with your answer below. Thank you! ๐Ÿ’Ž โ €
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[๐Ÿ“ท: @abaroner]

Today was a big day for me, Gems. โ €
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After 26 years of life, I finally learned how to ride a bicycle (further proof in my instagram stories ๐Ÿ˜‚). โ €
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I'm so proud of myself. โ €
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I kind of forgot what this feeling of succeeding at something new was like (which confirms the need I've been feeling to adjust a few things in my biz/life... stay tuned ๐Ÿ˜‰). โ €
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What's the last new skill you learned?! Tell me about it below! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

Why not you?โ €
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What's the difference between the people who have already achieved success and you? โ €
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Not a thing. โ €
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It's not the money, time, resources, or any other excuses that you think separates you from your potential. โ €
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They only factor is showing up (even on the days where that seems impossible). โ €
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No one else is going to show up for your dreams for you. It's gotta be you! โ €
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Drop a gem ๐Ÿ’Ž below if you needed this reminder.

Every week I forget about #fridayintroductions ๐Ÿ˜ณ. But I've got another 24 minutes of this 7 hour drive (see my last post, also I'm not the one doing the driving in case you were worried), so I figured I'd jump in! ๐Ÿ˜ฌโ €
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1.) No matter what it is, if I don't put it on my to-do list, I'm absolutely going to forget to do it. โ €
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2.) When I'm not doing business/blog stuff, I teach barre and yoga! โ €
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3.) Ice cream is my best friend.๐Ÿฆโ €
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4.) I overthink everything.โ €
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5.) I am absolutely positive you have a story that is worth sharing. โ €
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Your turn! When you're asked that awkward "tell me a fun fact about you"'question, what's your answer ๐Ÿ˜ฌ? โ €

What are you up to the weekend, Gems? โ €
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I'm on another adventure with my family. My sister (not this one, the other one) is headed off to college next month, so we're spending some time at Averett University. It may not be quite as magical as our @waltdisneyworld vacation two weeks ago, but I'm soaking up all the sister time I can before we're in separate states (shhh, don't tell her I said that!)โ €
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We're halfway through the 7 hour car ride and I've got about half of my sanity left. ๐Ÿ˜โ €
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Tell me about your weekend plans! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

The other day, I had a 16 oz iced coffee and I waited FOREVERRRRR for it to kick in, only for my caffeine to stand me up (what a jerk!). And then we have napsโ€ฆ Naps are great. I love a mid afternoon 30 minute cat nap, but sometimes that takes a lot of self-control to only set that alarm for a half hour. Thereโ€™s got to be a better way, right?!โ €
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Meet YOGA. โ €
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If you've been overworking your Keurig, there are 5 *simple* yoga poses that will help to boost your energy today on hitthegem.com ๐Ÿ’Ž. โ €
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What's your favorite way to energize? Share it with me below! โ €
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[ photos: @kats.stutz // pants: @gracedbygrit // tank: @garbella // mat: @freethirtythreeyoga ] โ €

This @seedbodycare lipgloss is how I kept my lips nourished and soft in the hot Florida sun last week. โ €
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Like all my favorite brands, this one started from a story. Rebecca and her husband Benjamin created the plant-based formulas Seed is recognized for after struggling with infertility. As they shifted towards a healthier lifestyle and more natural choices, they created products to help others do the same. โ €
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I know that sometimes natural products intend well but can fall short of our expectations on effectiveness. Not these babies! โ €
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I'm proud to stand by the quality and story of @seedbodycare. It's pretty cool that they used their struggle as fuel to fill a gap in the beauty market. Leave a โค๏ธ below if you agree!

What's your definition of creativity? โ €
With our "Continue Creating When You Donโ€™t Feel Creative" $5 Master Class coming up with @rachel_tenny (save your seat! >> https://goo.gl/ch1f6e), I want to spend the next few weeks exploring and discussing creativity. It may be a magical force, but let's face it, creativity can be challenging and overwhelming to navigate through! โ €
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Share with me what creativity means to you in the comments.

Sorry it's been a little quite around here, Gems! I just spent 8 days in Disney World with my family (and without my laptop!). Any tips on how to smoothly integrate back into real life and working without getting totally overwhelmed would be appreciated ๐Ÿ˜‚.

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