My clothing line releases in ONE MONTH today! ✨ Designed by me. Made in Nepal. I can’t wait for all of you to have these pieces in your closets! #EHxElegantees @elegantees
Every girl boss needs a sidekick. 💪🏼🐾💕 ⠀ Giving Ember a quick squeeze! I’m off the the resort in Orlando to put on our @tradesofhope conference! 🎉 Can’t wait to host hundreds of women who believe in our ethical fashion brand @tradesofhope! It’s mind-blowing everyday when so many people are behind something you’ve started, but it feels even better knowing we’re using fashion as a force for good! 💫
👉🏼 6 of 6 Insights I’ve Learned as a Creative Entrepreneur in 6 Months: Your goals won’t happen just because you think a lot about them. 🧠 Follow the 4 P’s: PUT your PLANS to PAPER + PRIORITIZE. I did this on Jan 1st + just 6 months later, all those dreams came true. I wrote down all I wanted for 2019... ⠀ - To land an internship in government work. - To create a product to share with my blog readers. - To visit Trades of Hope Artisans I’ve never met before. - Plus personal goals: financial, to meet someone special, and to start singing again. ⠀ ...and then I ONLY PICKED 2 GOALS. Because you can’t do everything well. 🤹🏼♀️ People who try to do everything end up doing nothing. ❌ So I picked *just the first 2 goals* to focus time + energy on. ⠀ 🎉 BUT YOU KNOW WHAT’S CRAZY?! ALL OF THOSE DREAMS HAVE COME TO FRUITION IN MY LIFE! Just because I zeroed in + prioritized. Never underestimate the power of writing down your dreams + narrowing down what is important to you in this season. ✨ Don’t be afraid to say, “this is still a goal of mine but can wait till next season.” ☀️ ⠀ All my dreams happened in 6 months. 💫 You have just as many months before the end of the year. Write down your goals, pick only 2 to focus on + change 👏🏼 your 👏🏼 life! 👏🏼
🎉 Taking a break from our 6 Entrepreneur Insights series for just today to share a vlog I’ve been working hard on! I did a video of some of my favorite DC restaurants with a complete list on the blog! 🏛🍽💕 ⠀ I frequently get messages from people new to DC or who are thinking about moving to our nation’s capital asking for tips — so I’m so happy to be releasing this resource! 🌸 ⠀ Whether you’re moving to DC or just like seeing me show up at the real, awkward me on camera — go check it out in my bio link! 🙌🏼😅📺 ⠀ Last post of our 6 Insights I’ve Learned as an Entrepreneur in the Last 6 Months coming tomorrow! (Edited with my presents — coming soon! 💫📷📱)
Bye, D.C. 👋🏼🏛🌸 Off to Florida to speak at INSPIRE about being confident + empowering women around the world. 🎤🎉 Can’t wait to be around hundreds of my best friends + @tradesofhope fam! 💕 ⠀ Post 5 of 6 in our series: 6 Insights I’ve Learned as a Creative Entrepreneur in 6 Months! ⠀ ::: 5 of 6 ::: Surround yourself with people + follow people on social media who have your same goals + are living your dream life! 👯♀️ ⠀ Listen, when you’re an entrepreneur, you have a lot of tasks + emotions weighing on you. You know what you *don’t* have time for? Toxic people, negative energy, and scrolling through uninspiring IG posts. 🙃 ⠀ 👏🏼Find friends + mentors in real life who have your same level of ambition, direction, or have already accomplished your goals. Have people who call you forward, not people who cloud your vision. 👏🏼 ⠀ 📱Similarly, be careful how much time you spend scrolling on this app + what kind of content you consume. Those posts can influence your mindset + creativity. Remember what you put in your mind is what you get out in our work! It’s okay to be picky with who you follow to protect yourself! 💫 ⠀ #TOHinspire19
6 Insights I’ve Learned as a Creative Entrepreneur in 6 Months! [I’d love your feedback on whether it’s helpful. Let me know below? Okay, let’s go! 👇🏼] ⠀ ::: 4 of 6 ::: Don’t be afraid of looking like a “try-hard.” Try-hards earn hard. 💪🏼 ⠀ This relates back to Post # 1, but it’s something I really believe in, so let’s go a lil deepa 🌊🐠 ⠀ Yes, there will definitely be people who call you a “try-hard” when you use your social media for your business. (To your face and behind your back — been there 😬) ⠀ But you shouldn’t apologize for using the app the way it was designed to be made! Why do we try to look “effortless”? As if that’s cool. 🤨 You know what I think is cool? Freaking smart, strategic women who believe in themselves + use social media with total business savy! 💪🏼👊🏼✨ ⠀ You know who earns an income + reaches their dreams? Try-hards. 💸 You know who don’t? Critics. 👹 They just see you calling the shots in your own life + are mad grouchy that they aren’t. So the next time someone calls you a try-hard, lovingly respond with, “That sounds like a you problem.” 🤷🏻♀️💕 ⠀ (Edited with my own presets — coming soon 💫📷📱)
✨ 3rd of 6 Insights I’ve Learned About Being a Creative Entrepreneur over the Last 6 Months:✨ ⠀ ::: 3 of 6 ::: Serve to the supportive followers you already have, rather than reach out *desperately* for more followers. ⠀ 💕 Whether it’s a community of 100 or 1M, there are sweet humans who decided to join you in your journey. You want to be a social media maven for your business? Be a strong leader and serve your following. This is going to create deep connections, build trust, heighten growth/engagement, and — if you are genuine about your community — it will translate to sales. ⠀ 💋📺 You know in romantic comedies how the main girl is always chill + cool and gets the hot guy at the end? And you know how she always has a supporting-role best friend who is a desperate mess and wonders why she can never get a date? The friend is dateless because guys can sense her LONGING for love and lack of confidence in herself. 🙅🏼♀️ ⠀ Don’t be the desperate best friend and only think about getting more, more, more followers. Be the cool main girl who is: ⠀ 1. Comfortable + confident to show up as herself 2. Appreciating people in front of her 3. A really fun girl who gives encouragement + help away like it’s her job ⠀ 💘 You know how they say “stop looking for love and you’ll find it”? Stop reaching for new followers and serve the amazing people right in front of you. And in the middle of all your beautiful connections, you’ll see the growth you were desiring all along.
PSA: I started watching Desperate Housewives this week + I’m low-key worried that one day I will channel all my career ambition into being a hypertensive home-maker. (Swipe 👉🏽 to behold my future.) For real though, I work from home. Anyone else? 🙋🏻♀️ It’s a blessing + a struggle. Which leads me to my 2nd of 6 posts where I’m sharing 6 Insights I’ve Learned about Being a Creative Entrepreneur over the Last 6 Months: ⠀ ::: 2 of 6 ::: Don’t fall into external pressures of other entrepreneurs saying how you “should” work. Follow your own flow or you’ll get hung up + not dominate your business.👊🏼✨ ⠀ 🤳🏼Social media has made it so easy for other entrepreneurs to speak into how you “should” run your business. “You need to have a morning routine.” “You need to work X amount of hours every day.” “You should get ready every single morning as if you’re going into an office.” ⠀ Listen, don’t beat yourself up if you just don’t WORK the same way another “successful” entrepreneur does! Maybe disciplined consistency is your thing. But maybe only putting make up on 3 days a week is you’re thing. (You and me both, sis!💋) Being an entrepreneur can be lonely, so you need to be your own number one cheerleader. 🎉 There’s no time for you to be worrying about HOW you should work from home. Just do what you find works for you! And guess what, that could totally change up month to month. But whatever you do, let your mind be a kind place to yourself and listen to what you need each day to get your work done in your own way! ⠀ 🤖Basically, I’m giving you permission to be an amazingly, disciplined robot and permission to be a free-spirited genius in 3 day old sweatpants.
6 Things I Learned About Being a Creative Entrepreneur in the Last 6 Months! ✨ . Over the next 6 posts, I’m going to be sharing 6 insights I’ve learned about being a creative entrepreneur over the last 6 months. I’d love your feedback on whether it’s helpful. Let me know below? Okay, let’s go! 👇🏼 . ::: 1 of 6 ::: Let go of embarrassment over what people will think when you transition from using social media for personal use to business use. . Thinking about posting more about your work on your IG, but are worried what your peers will think? Don’t let that hold you back because: - If they are your true friends, they will support you, not make fun of you. - The people who vaguely post about their work (because they are worried about what others will think) look like they don’t really believe in their work or themselves. And no one wants to buy from that. - Yes, maybe it will look like you’re a “try hard” but there is no shame in a woman who believes in herself + follows up with hard work. Try hards get the business. Try hards earn the life they dream of. (While the judgmental people wish they were bold enough to “try hard” and be able to call the shots in their own lives.) . If you want to start using your social media to talk about your work, go all in! Doing it hesitantly makes you look unsure. After a while you can take your judgmental friends out to dinner from all the business you brought in — and make sure they know it. 😘😘😘