The military has been a major fixture in my life even though I never served myself (ROTC was it). However, I come from a family of military men and women and also a circle of friends as well. The commitment and dedication that they have all given has never gone unnoticed and has always had my deepest respect. So thank you to all the veterans for your service, dedication, commitment and patriotism. Even more so to the ones that supported these men and women and the countless others that never get recognition. I salute you and I thank you. P.S these are a few photos that I could find of the vets in my life. The first is my dad (Army SGT and 26 year vet) also a picture of my brother on his graduation from basic training in the Marines. #happyveteransday🇺🇸
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Silence is overrated, sure it has its place and is beneficial in many scenarios. Being silent and really listening will garner you more knowledge than a big mouth.⠀ ⠀ However, in business the notion is preached to "move in silence", "never show your hand" you know all the sayings. But I say differently, I want them to know i'm in creation mode, building away at something amazing. Hear me loudly and hear me clearly. But just like some of the most lethal predators, I want the anticipation of the hunt to get you anxious.⠀ ⠀ So charge ahead in your creation, be courageous, be bold, be loud, just keep them in anticipation of when that brilliance will truly shine.⠀ ⠀
So guys I did this thing I said I've always wanted to do and I started a podcast!!! I did this so scared and still get crazy nervous recording and all but having an amazing friend and partner in Vanessa @shesgotvision helps immensely. This is a testament that even if your goals scare you tackle them anyway, your ability may surprise the crap out of you like mine did lol. Marketing & Cocktails is now live and you can easily binge on out first 5 episodes! This is a podcast for entrepreneurs, side-hustlers, and full-time business owners who want to market themselves ethically, have amazing launches and scale their business profitably. We dig into the mindset, habits, branding, marketing tactics, and business strategies that help you build buzz and make money doing what you love. Each week over cocktails you’ll hear our advice on marketing and launching your next offer while giving bro marketer advice the boot. And once a month we'll have an episode all around our love of cocktails with our fav recipes! Link is in my bio and I'd love for you to check it out, tell me what you think and share with friends!
Just a reminder that you are enough exactly how you are, flaw, scars (visible and not), your past, self doubt, all of it! This society provides a constant reminder of everything that we are not and few reminders of being enough simply where we stand. I want to give you that reminder, that boost to give you not over the proverbial week hump but the ongoing hump that life continues to bring us all. You are worthy, you are enough, you are capable, your ideas are valid, and your voice is worth hearing. Everything you are is exactly who you need to be at this time and you are deserving of all good things to come your way. So in the words of Kanye West "Everything I'm not made me everything I am" Have a great rest of the week! #makeadifferenceeveryday #thesimplethings #livemoremagic #gritandvirtue #liveauthentically #letgooffear #powerwithin #lifeonpurpose #creativehappylife #savvybusinessowner #madeforyou #creativeentrepeneur #createyourhappy #impactfuldesign #humanconnection #lifeonpurpose #thesimplethings
Hey ya'll I’m going to be different and do a Wednesday introduction and just share a bit more about me...ready? here we go… So if you’re new around these parts Hi, I’m Terrica your resident brand designer and customer experience strategist. A southern girl hailing from Atlanta, with a whole lotta heart and wit. I believe that simplicity is key, a rebellious spirit will get you far and that true progress is a process. I’m also in love with baking, bowling and all things boozy (craft beer & cocktail lover over here)! Also taking this from @kiyahc Name: Terrica (pronounced like Erica with a T) Years in the industry: 9 Hometown: Atlanta, GA Hidden talent: I have a crazy memory for details (like names, dates etc I can’t make them leave my brain) and i’m double jointed Worst habit: My need for sugar (dessert is the most important meal for me) First pet: A yellow parakeet named Tweety Pet peeve: Hearing people eat loudly/smack (grinds my gears) Fave weekend hobby: Going out for drinks/trying new brewery or finding new places to eat Current fave song: I have a fav album and that's K.R.I.T.Z IZ Here by @bigkrit (also my bday twin & fav artist) Dream vacation: Italy or Costa Rica Let me know the answers to some of the questions above, I’d love to connect and learn a bit more about you!
During the midst of this pandemic I actually had a win in that I was nominated to be featured in VoyageAtl magazine. This was a bright spot amidst all the craziness in the world and one of biggest platforms I’ve had to truly tell my story. The sad part that as big of a win as it was I shortly celebrated and was on to the next project. So while I want to share this feature with you (link in bio), I also want to encourage you to take a moment and truly celebrate your wins no matter how big or small. A lot of us have a tendency to quickly move on to the next thing as life feels like it slows down for no one and trying to get one step ahead is the best strategy to feel some semblance of balance. So while I’m a bit late in truly celebrating this I’m basking in the opportunity to reshare this with you. This honestly was one of the biggest wins for me and felt like everything I’d been doing in the background had finally been acknowledged. So know that your time will come, you are worthy and whether no one else celebrates your success you should!
This is such a great question because off top they probably seem like opposites an online business that invests in tangible items? Buy why? Why is the customer experience. It’s essential to every business whether you have a brick and mortar, are solely online or a hybrid of both. Cultivating an experience where the customer not only feels valued but their investment respected. In mapping out this customer journey focusing on the key touch points where you can influence this valuation and enhance their experience is super key. So yes I sure do believe that online businesses should have printed materials. Sure I’m a stationer + designer so you’d say I'm biased in my love for all things paper and you’d be right. That bias comes from knowing and experiencing the impact that it has on individuals. Think about the last time you got a hand written card in the mail? Or even got an exceptional packaging from a product you bought (in person or online), made you feel good right? Felt even a little warm and tingly inside, those feeling and enhancers stick with people because like Maya Angelou said “that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” I’m all about the feels guys, its so foundational in cultivating a brand identity that connects but also in how you craft your customer experience and those go hand in hand like Cher and Dionne in Clueless (yep I was a 90s kid). So if you can wave in a printed piece in your customer experience I highly encourage you to do so. It doesn’t have to be huge or really expensive but a handwritten note on a branded piece of quality stationery is epic! Send that new clients when they book, on one of their personal holidays (birthday, anniversary etc,), add in a physical client gift with that too that's either tailored to them or your brand as a whole. There are so many small things we can do to elevate our businesses.
“I’m different”, a phrase heard in every facet of life almost as common as “I’m sorry” The phrase “I’m different” has always been huge for me because whether I wanted to or not I embodied that. In every situation as a kid from the inner city kid moving to the suburbs and being one of 2 black kids in a whole school, I was different. When I then moved back to the inner city I “talked different”. As I transitioned to every new environment, there was always that either overt or secret thought of “she’s different” . It’s taken me most of my adult life to reframe that thought that being different could be a good thing. So if you see me now I’m the chick with the teal hair that may decide to be purple tomorrow or hell chop it all off. I’m an odd mix of all the things and yet those things are the best parts of me. Over the past 9 years of being in business this has been something that I’ve grappled with, “Is it good to be different” everyone tells you you should be different so that you can stand out. But when you’re too different you become one in a sea of your own. So it felt like such a crazy balancing act of finding where you fit in. But this past year especially after all that's traversed in this world I thought to myself “why am I holding back?” So I committed myself to embracing the fact that I'm different. I’m different in my ideals, my process, my designs and how I tackle things. I say this all to give you an insight into me but to also empower you to embrace your different, whatever that looks like, feels like or even sounds like. Your different is an amazing thing, one thing that no one else has but you, one that's your shining light even at times when it feels like your anchor. So go out and celebrate your different, break molds, stomp down barriers and do the damn thing! #makeadifferenceeveryday #thesimplethings #livemoremagic #gritandvirtue #liveauthentically #letgooffear #powerwithin #lifeonpurpose #imperfectboss #mycreativecommunity #shemeansbusiness #makersandthinkers #wearethecreativeeconomy #dreamersandoers #imdifferent #doitanyway #femaleentrepreneur