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Instagram Marketing Strategist  Helping entrepreneurs make more money + more impact with Instagram. 💛 Target + nachos + @itsmeericc 🏡 Chicago ⬇️ GET THE INSTAGRAM ROADMAP ⬇️

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.
-- by Charles Bukowski

What could you achieve if you simply believed that anything is possible?

Tell me in the comments. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

If you would have told me a year ago that my life would be the way it is today (happy, healthy, financially secure, confident, and joy-filled), I wouldn’t have believed you.

You see, a year ago this month @itsmeericc and I moved to Chicago. We packed up everything we owned and left a place we knew filled with people we loved.

We were ready for something different. Ready to be on our own. Ready to get away.

I remember our first night here, sleeping on an air mattress, wondering what in the hell we had gotten ourselves into.

The days turned into weeks and everything started to fall apart. My business wasn’t where it needed to be. My relationships with most people - other than Eric - were strained. My confidence was all but gone. And we were broke. Like...dirt broke.

I remember sitting down in the kitchen, getting a piece of paper and pen, figuring out all of our finances right after our move, and telling Eric that after we paid our September rent, we would be completely out of money.

And then I had a realization that changed my life. I finally understood that no one was coming to save me.

For the first time in my life, I recognized that I was responsible for my own future. That I had the power to change my life. That I was already in the driver’s seat, I just needed to take charge of the controls. And I did.

It took hard work. But not like “working hard” hard work. Instead, I had to do the hard work of recognizing all the ways I had gotten myself to that point, coming to terms with how I had let myself down, and accepting the fact that I was responsible for the life I created.

And the person I thought was coming to save me? Yeah, he was there all along. I just had to accept that he and I were one and the same.

Raise your hand if you identify with this statement: “Guac is extra and so I am!”

Happy National Avocado Day - I’m celebrating with lunch from @Chipotle COVERED in guac because it is #SoWorthTheExtra! 🥑 🤤

PS: Get FREE guac with code ‘avocado’ when you order online or through the Chipotle app today!

#sponsored #GiftedbyMavrck

How to Build a Business Online in 2018

1️⃣ Own Your Shit (still a work in progress for me) - you gotta own your shit so you don’t accidentally put it on other people. Important note: no one likes getting shit on.

2️⃣ Be Yourself (feeling good about this one) - stop trying to be her or do what he does or focusing on copying them. Be yourself. Say things you’d really say. Share photos you’d really share. Stop watering yourself down.

3️⃣ Remember It’s Not About You (getting better at this each and every day) - you provide a transformation for your customer, student, or client. EVERYTHING you do and say and share and post is for them (even when it’s about you...the goal is to serve them through your story).

4️⃣ Kill Your Scarcity Mentality (that’s done been dead for me) - you MUST accept that there is more than enough for you and everyone around you. Your obsession with scarcity and your fear that others are taking from you is leading you to make terrible decisions in terms of your marketing, positioning, messaging, offerings, and pricing. You can’t grow a business if you believe there isn’t enough out there for you.

5️⃣ Be The Least Experienced Person In the Room (I’m actively working on this) - look for spaces where you know the least and have the most to learn. You. Do. Not. Know. It. All. The sooner you accept that (TYLER J. MCCALL) the sooner you’ll be able to move on and learn from the best of the best.

What did I miss?

📷: @alexblackwelder

I’ve spent a lot of my life feeling like I didn’t belong.

I remember being in middle school and feeling so, so alone. I was shy beyond belief and putting myself out there? Yeah, that wasn’t going to happen. I was chubby and effeminate. I never fit in. I was different.

Going into high school, I made some close friends; however, getting outside of that friend group was next to impossible. And I was still never my true self.

It really wasn’t until college that I finally felt like I belonged. I found my community. And when I found them? I was finally able to be myself. For the first time in my life.

You don’t realize how dangerous it can be to keep your true self hidden until you’ve had the joy of being yourself without fear of judgment compared to the pain and loneliness of hiding who you are.

I’m passionate about creating space for entrepreneurs to be themselves. Unapologetically. A place for people to do the work of uncovering who they are, what’s important to them, and why they do what they do.

That’s why the Follower to Fan Society exists. Sure, we talk about Instagram. But more importantly, you’ll be encouraged to be you. Perfectly, honestly, and beautifully you.

There is only one you and no one can take that away. Don't forget it.

Sticker by @holdenmesk.

There’s more to Instagram than a pretty picture - double tap if you agree! 🙌🏻

Instagram works best when you realize that it was never about the picture in the first place *record scratch*. 🤨 Wait. What?!

Yep! That’s right. Instagram was never about the photos. It was never about looking on brand or having a hashtag aesthetic.

Instagram started as a platform for people to share moments that made up their life. Their honeymoon. Dinner with their family. Their kid’s soccer game. A night out with their girlfriends. Or videos of their dog doing things dogs do.

You see, it’s about stories. Stories are the currency on Instagram - not photos. And the sooner you realize that your posts need to tell a story above anything else, the sooner you’ll see results.

I’m talking more about this AND so much more during my free Instagram masterclass - sign up at freeinstagramclass.com!

What if the voice inside your head telling you that you’re a fake and phony is the real imposter? What if the imposter you feel like you are doesn’t actually exist? 😯 More in my Instagram Story Highlight. ⬆️

I’m hosting a NEW FREE Instagram masterclass next week. Are you in?

This is a “what’s working NOW” kinda class where I’m going to walk you through how to turn your followers (whether you have 100 or 100,000) into paying customers.

It’s all about using Instagram to SELL so you can build a profitable and sustainable business. A business that lets you live a life you love, finally pay off those student loans, not have to always choose “sort by price” when shopping online, and buy whatever you want at Target - guilt-free.

Listen up, I teach Instagram differently than a lot of my peers. So if you THINK you know what this class is all about, think again...

This is NOT about trying to accumulate a bunch of shitty followers who tag their BFF when you post a photo of your product and say, “Omg we should make this!”

OR getting likes from lurkers who just want to consume your free content but never hire you.

OR getting a K behind your number of followers just so you can keep up with the virtual Joneses.

OR posting pretty pictures of succulents and lattes and sharing half-assed fill-in-the-blank captions about national whatever it is today day.

OR needing a sexy Instagram husband to take a picture of you in front of a pink wall while you’re wearing your latest Anthro find.

If you’re tired of feeling like your life or business isn’t pretty enough or interesting enough or Instagrammable enough or palm-tree-filled-enough to actually be successful on Instagram, this class is for YOU.

This is about using Instagram in a genuine and intentional way to attract your dream customers or clients, build real meaningful relationships with them, and convert those followers into paying customers AND raving fans who tell the world about you and what you do.

Are you as excited as I am? More details soon...

I realized this week that my energy could be better utilized loving myself for who I am instead of trying to change myself to be like someone else.

Sometimes, you just need to take a step back to fully recognize that you are whole and worthy as you are - without stipulation.

Who you are now is enough. It always has been and it always will be.

And from that recognition of enough-ness, you can find growth and success and prosperity and achievement and happiness and love.

It’s been on the inside all along. Why’ve you been looking somewhere else?

One time, @cutupanddyedpillowco joined the Follower to Fan Society (my online community that teaches entrepreneurs how to market their business using Instagram), upped her Instagram marketing game, and made $500+ in 30 minutes on Instagram Live. She also made me and @itsmeericc this adorable doormat - it explains us perfectly.

PS: I’m hosting a few free Instagram masterclasses in a couple of weeks where I’m gonna walk YOU through the exact strategy that I taught Kristyn - it’s changed everything for her on Instagram. I’ll be sharing a complete “what’s working NOW” look at Instagram marketing and giving you my complete system for turning your followers (whether you have 10 of ‘em or 10,000) into PAYING customers.

You in? Stay tuned - more details soon!

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