I’m not here to police your instagram content, but I AM here to give you tips & guide you through the ambiguity if growth & monetization on this platform is your goal. 🙌🏼💸✨ Make sure you save this post for later! You’ll want to refer back 💯
I hope you dream. Some dreams will only live in our hearts, Some dreams will become our reality. But I think there’s magic to be found in the dreaming itself. In expanding, In envisioning, In hoping & believing. I dream of writing a book one day. I have since I was a teenager, though I have zero certainty in what I would write about. I dream of walking into a Barnes & Noble & seeing my book on a shelf. I dream of being Jess, the author. I dream of quitting everything & becoming a tattoo artist, specializing in script. I dream of etching human skin with beautiful words that serve as daily reminders. Maybe I’ll write a book one day. Maybe I’ll become a tattoo artist one day. Maybe those dreams will be thoughts that make me smile from time to time. I like the non-committal feel of happy maybes. I hope you read this & take a few minutes to dream. Whatever that looks like for you, Whatever those dreams amount to. Happy maybe.
While you’re hyper-focused on the followers you don’t have, you’re missing out on serving the followers you DO have. You can sell one client a $30,000 offer. You can sell three clients a $10,000 offer. You can sell 30 clients a $1,000 offer. You can sell 300 clients a $100 offer. Numbers in business are MONUMENTAL, but you’re focusing on the wrong ones.
Hands down, one of my favorite brands to have seen grow & evolve WITH @themorganarcher ✨ One of the biggest indicators of strong branding is its ability to evolve with you as your brand evolves. This is why staying away from trends for the sake of being trendy & focusing on long-term vision is key. 🔑
Life unfolds in seasons. In some seasons, you’ll have 20/20 vision for your future & in other seasons, you’ll struggle to see 5 feet in front of you. It’s ok. You’re not broken. This is life. The fog doesn’t last forever. It will lift. Just find the courage to keep walking through the blur. 🧡🙏🏼💫
If you’re a business owner, save this. If you know a business owner, send this. 👏🏼💫
“I want to get closer to God.” “I’m so much closer to God now.” “I need to (read scripture/go to church/be in community) to get closer to God.” I’m not one to police people but I’ve been policing my own thoughts about God. Capturing them, sitting with them & evaluating them. Is this thing that I often say TRUTH or is just... empty words? Hey Christian, you can’t get closer to God. There is no amount of Scripture you can read, no amount of volunteer hours you can clock, no amount of widows or orphans you can serve, no amount of worship experiences you can attend... that will bring you closer to God. The fact is, you have never been closer to God than you are RIGHT NOW. Our old Spirit died with him, resurrected with him & was united again with him. Permanently. We are hidden WITH Christ IN God (Colossians 3:3) It doesn’t get any closer than that. I used to say, “wow, I feel so much closer to God,” but now I say “wow, I’m realizing how close God truly is.” Perspective changes everything. 🧡🙏🏼✨
Start small. Start where you can. Just start. ✨
Your brand is more than a logo. It’s more than your color palette or the typography that you use (though, hello... those are V important) Your brand is an experience. It’s the verbiage you use & the values you possess. It’s your personality & visual identity. It’s your voice. It’s your reputation & the promises you make. Marketing will get you in front of your ideal audience but branding? Branding is the reason they’ll say yes. Brand check: what reasons are you giving people to say yes to YOU? 🤔
when your camera can’t capture the rainbow before you the butterfly flying about you the sunset illuminating around you when your camera can’t capture the grief drowning you the sadness overtaking you the despair encompassing you when your camera can’t capture the joy within you the excitement surrounding you the peace embracing you put the camera down. be present. soak it all in. life is fleeting—when it’s most beautiful & when it’s most difficult. life is fleeting. 🤍