She's stubborn like her mama but has a heart of gold like her daddy. Love you, Brielyn Le... Happy 9th Birthday!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ PS. Go ahead and walk away mad. I know you'll return for a big hug in a few seconds because you can't stay mad too long. 💝 From the moment she came into this world she’s been the perfect mold of Bradley and myself. For instance she was 7 pounds and 14 ounces (my birthday is July 14th) and 22 inches (Bradleys birthday is Aug 22nd). Brielyn Le, you bring so much love, warmth, and smiles into this family. You continue to grow from a bright, little girl into this beautiful, brave, tall young lady. And yes another THREE inches to those long Korn legs of yours! You are our sensitive, quiet, listener, and observer who is always thinking ahead... You love... sports, your pets, Jesus, school, art, reading, unicorns, riding your bike, soccer, making cards, swimming, snorkeling, math, K-State Wildcats, and your many family and friends! Even her teacher said this year... “She is so kind and giving and never asks anyone for anything in return. I wish I could tell you something that she needs to do but she is great and I wish I had 26 of her.” Some of the places you've traveled in the last 12 months... ✈️ Ft. Meyers, FL / Kansas City, Missouri / Big Sur, CA / San Jose, CA / San Francisco, CA / Exuma, Bahamas / Phoenix, AZ ENJOY your first day as an NINE-YEAR-OLD my sweet girl!! Mommy, Daddy and Sissy love you lots and can't wait to continue celebrating YOU!!
Oh hey there! 🙌🏻 For those who have been here a while, thanks for stickin’ around! And for the newbies, I hope you love business and branding as much as I do! I hope you learn a little something new about me today. How about we do this like a game show lightning round? Name: Kristin Le Korn Business: Personal Brand Marketing Years in the field: 20 years experience / 3 official Hometown: Nashville, Illinois #farmraised Best feature: Height 5' 10 ... long legs Worst quality: Cooking and Laundry First pet: a Cat who loved Doritos Pet peeve: Fake people Weekend hobby: K-State Men’s Basketball #coachswife Favorite ice cream flavor: Salted Carmel or Cookie Dough Favorite vacation: Exuma, Bahamas or Italy Guilty pleasure: Margaritas So there you have it. Anything surprise you? Sound just like you? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don’t leave me hanging... share something so I get to know you better too! 👇🏼
All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. — Walt Disney⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What I learned from our stinging financial situation as we sat with $5 in our checking account in 2015 was that when things are falling apart all around us, action will overcome these roadblocks.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yes, I could've very easily sat and hoped to be making more money in my direct sales business and get into more debt... or I could take a slight pivot and do what I had to do at the time to get back on track.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So I opened an Etsy shop and designed digital invitations, birthday cards, and signs and other handout materials that I saw a need for.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It wasn't that I loved spending 8 hours a day in front of the computer at the beck and call of clients with urgent deadlines. It was that THIS was the starting point I knew I needed to master in order to get to the next level.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I had NO CLUE what that next thing would be... or when my direct sales business would turn into a full-time reliable income... but I knew I had talents and it was time to use them.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My friend, I didn't know where that Etsy business would take me. All I knew is I had bills to pay and it was a means to an end at the time.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What I learned was this...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Adversity is a gift from God. It is a gift, but only when you see it as a hurdle to be overcome, rather than a block.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It is a gift if you see it as a point where He is pushing you to change your road map.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Had I not listened to Him I know I would not be living out my passion like I am now with brand strategy and content marketing.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Stop overlooking the POWER inside of you right now to make a change in your own life and bank account.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ PS. If you want to learn what I did to turn that direct sales business around - grab my workbook - kristinkorn.com/directsales
One thing that doesn't cost anything, occurs naturally, and always makes me smile? This... I love the desert and the Arizona cactus landscape so much. #lifegoals⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What about you? What would be your answer?
I was doing it all right... I started a direct sales company, opened my doors and promoted product after product.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✔️Company colors ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✔️Company fonts⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✔️Company photos⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ....⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ugggh. Why didn't' someone STOP me!! That was NOT how I should've done it.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You see, the first mistake when starting my direct sales business was that I would brand my company and not myself.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Some might think that attaching yourself to your new company is what you need to do, but it's the worst thing you could do.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Why?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When you brand your company instead of yourself, people no longer need you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's true. You become just like those other thousands of reps in their timeline, and nothing is separating you from them, or the company itself for that matter.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So no wonder you lose potential clients to other reps, you aren't unique to them.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Luckily, for me... and you... it only took me a few years to figure out that was completely OPPOSITE of what I needed to do.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My story leads you right here... to learn how to brand YOU and how to set up a sales marketing process that will have you attracting new clients, creating more engagement, and growing your sales online in five simple steps.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So.. I did what everyone who wants to serve others does?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While in the waiting room for my daughter's dentist appointment, I wrote up the exact steps I would have LOVED someone to teach me 8 years ago.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And put it all inside my *BRAND NEW* Stay in Your Lane Brand Method for Direct Sales Workbook.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For you... For free... https://kristinkorn.com/directsales⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ No fluff... just real steps you can start taking today to turn your direct sales business around.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Go ahead and join the OVER 100 direct sales reps who now have this info in their hands and are about to make BIG waves in their brand strategy!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Link in Bio - or head to https://kristinkorn.com/directsales for your complimentary copy!
It's #kstategameday at our in-state rival... may the Wildcat Nation 💜😻🏀 be heard inside Allen Fieldhouse tonight as this young team battles the ranked KU Jayhawks. Let the nerves and prayers begin. GO CATS!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #coacheswife #coacheswifelife #coacheswifey #coacheswifeandmore #wifelife #coachswife #coachswifelife #coachswifeproblems #coachswifey #balllife #balllife🏀#basketballislife #basketballlife #ncaabasketball #basketballcoach #basketballwives #basketballfamily #basketballgames #basketballdiaries #kstate #kstatembb #kstatefamily #kstateproud #kstatewildcats #kstatesports #kstatebasketball #big12
You’re over here doubting yourself while so many people are afraid of your potential. ...keep that one tucked away for when you need to hear it. #stayinyourlanebrand
A little #mondaymotivation on this #MLKday. Don’t let your expectations get in the way of your reality and taking your next step.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s always about taking the NEXT step.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Take the attention off yourself and put it on WHO you are intended to serve… even if it is one person.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This will help you move forward despite your fears and not knowing the outcome.
To each his own. 🤷🏻♀️ It’s a saying I’ve used for years but one that’s come up more often these days. 4 months ago I made a BIG decision for me. A pivot of sorts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I made it “official” to myself and my direct sales team that I would be putting my own brand marketing business front and center. It wasn’t a hard decision as God had been leading me down this journey for the last 7+ years but one that may have surprised several people. It’s funny how people react when you start to do things for yourself, your way ...and not for them, or with them any longer. Some get angry, talk behind your back, try to talk you out of it, or stop talking to you all together. It’s a fear that I see happen all the time inside my self-discovery 14-day challenge. My students get more caught up in what others think of them ...than pursuing their own dreams and passions. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m here to tell you I’m living MY BEST LIFE. The people who loved me for me are still supporting my every move. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ They lead with love. They are proud of me. They are God’s people. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Next time someone doesn’t agree with your decision speak aloud “To each his own.” Then walk away. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Your journey is so much brighter than your present when you live out your passions. ❤️ #stayinyourlanebrand
WOW, did I do all THAT wrong! 🤣As I mention inside my *NEWLY* published workbook, the first mistake when starting my direct sales business was that I would brand my company and not myself. I cringe now thinking of all the horrible marketing I was doing where I'd use my company's specific fonts and brand colors to then just turn around and slap my name on the graphics.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So... so ... wrong on all fronts. 👎⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And if you've been in direct sales for any time... you are probably nodding and agreeing with the images you've posted too. #iforgiveyou⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You see... most think that attaching yourself to your direct sales company is what you need to do, but it's the worst thing you could do.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You see, when you brand your company instead of yourself, people no longer need you. 👉It's true.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You become just like those other hundreds of thousands of reps, and nothing is separating you from them, or the company itself for that matter.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So no wonder you lose potential clients to other reps... you aren't unique to them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here's what to do and I explain HOW in the free workbook. 😉⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When you position yourself just like all the reps in your company ... your value offer will always come down to price. But if you build a BRAND and separate yourself from them, the price of the product never becomes an issue. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ People pay to purchase from YOU, not from the COMPANY you rep for.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👉The five-step technique shared in this complimentary workbook is a proven way to attract new clients, create engagement, and grow your online sales... in less than 30 days!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ No fluff... just real steps you can start taking today to turn your direct sales business around.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Take it or leave it... but if what you are doing right now isn't working >> go grab my free workbook at kristinkorn.com/directsales
As you settle into 2020 you may have new goals set for your business, skills you want to get better at, or you are keeping it simple this year and trying to 'better' one day at a time.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You start off great.. day one, day six... then life happens and you get off track. You started to become distracted by kid's appointments, social media notifications, and the dog puking on the carpet (maybe that’s just me?). 😂 Maybe you are thinking there just aren't enough hours in the day?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Once a realistic goal now turned into another few weeks of getting nothing accomplished.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But here's the thing, feeling completely overwhelmed and exhausted in your personal or professional life has nothing to do with how many awake hours you have to work.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s because the hours you do have you spend too much time trying to juggle more than one thing. Hang onto too many tree limbs. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The highest cost of doing multiple things at once is a gradual, long-term decline in your productivity and satisfaction.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If I'm being honest, When you get in the habit of always dividing your attention you are half-assing every activity or task you do.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But I have the productivity hack you need to be using in order to sort through all your to-do lists and responsibilities. I started implementing this hack early last year and my whole world changed.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Press play right now on Branding Bites Podcast Episode #12 as I share why this is and how to assure you get more done in less time using this #1 productivity hack every business owner needs to use. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now playing where you listen to podcasts! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #podcastersofinstagram ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #podcasthost ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #brandingbites ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #brandingbitespodcast ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #personalbranding⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #stayinyourlanebrand⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #purposedrivenceo
Keep your blinders on. It’s time to #stayinyourlane
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No regrets in life. Just lessons learned... We all know this is easier said than when going through the muck and hard that owning a business brings us.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When I think back to five years ago when our checking account was drained because my direct sales business wasn't growing as fast as I had projected I don't blame myself or regret that shitty situation.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Because of it, I had to take action. I used the skills I already possessed and created digital invitations on Etsy.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I knew it wasn't what I wanted to do the rest of my life... but it was what I had to do then.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Had I not started there, I would've never had the opportunity or confidence to build my own personal brand marketing business. #notachance⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I would also still be relying on an unstable direct sales business to get our family in the green. #nothankyou⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ No regrets. Just lessons... and sometimes those lessons turn into gifts and blessings beyond measure.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What's one lesson you've learned the hard way?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ PS. If you need to find clarity in your business idea or brand... I've outlined my steps here: mybrandingchallenge.com