"Lack of revenue isn't your greatest problem, lack of reputation is"
New York Times best selling author of School of Greatness and his podcast of the same name is the top 100 ranked in the world, Lewis is a rags to riches (and not just money) story who inspires people to make a full time living doing what they love. He interviews the best in the biz and it's on my vision board to be one of those interviewed one day.
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Lewis and Rory chat about so many things including how important your personal branding is, what the difference between a business brand and a personal one is, your brand DNA, how to figure out what business you're actually in and oodles more.
I recently had another universe nudge nudge.
I’m currently about to launch my new website under the title of Personal Branding Coach and I feel so excited to do so, but still a shadow of a thought comes up from time to time telling me that “who am I to do this? What are my credentials? There are so many bigger people out there doing this and are probably way better than you”
I know I’m super qualified. Paired up with my experience of doing headshots for hundreds of people, a love for all design, high end taste, an unparalleled eye for detail and not to mention my marketing and merchandising business background and I’ve gone through this process several times for myself already – Like, c’mon ego, let’s take it down a notch. So I looked to some of my favorite people to follow for inspiration and to keep me on the path to awesomeness.
I knew who Lewis Howes was and he’s been on my radar for a few years, but I was never really that into him- I thought of him as being very masculine, something I’m not that drawn to, I had subscribed to his podcast, but only had listened to a few. Recently I felt a lean towards him more, I paid more attention to his Instagram and found myself really inspired by his posts. I screen shot a couple and shared in my stories, and… he replied with a heart. Wtf, this guy has like, 775k followers… I replied with a heart and “always”.. another heart appeared. So I thought, ahhhhh I get it… it’s a bot and wrote “Ya gotta wonder if it’s automated ;)” Ummmm wouldn’t you know it he replied with a selfie with “it’s me”
*insert pic of my jaw on the floor”
I was really impressed to say the least, that he takes this kind of time out for his followers. It meant a lot. (PS – this was right after I had a really bad first half of the day involving an ex visiting, nothing bad, just lots of sadness came up for me after our visit)
Wrapped up in these high vibe feels I was about to drive to work so, since I’m Lewis’s new biggest fan, looked up his podcast and the first to come up was Building an Influential Personal Brand with Rory Vaden
…Are you kidding me… Universe, I’m listening.
There are so many takeaways from this, I kept pausing to wrap my mind around what they were saying or take notes.
I can’t wait to start helping entrepreneurs with their personal brand!!! AHHH!!!
High Vibe : A naturally high state. The state of joy one achieves when a persons actions and beliefs are aligned and all the pieces of their life have integrity and love at it’s core. The state of bliss experienced when at full health as a result of being substance free.
– Urban Dictionary
Being high vibe, a boss, gypsy or badass etc to me means taking responsibility, doing the research, asking questions, not being a sheep, doing your part, standing up for what you believe in, even if you’re the first voice saying it. Sign that petition. Bring attention to that cause you love. Write a letter to that company. If you don’t like something, do something about it. Stand up. Standing up for what’s right. With much love and respect for our Mother Earth.
Imagine if everyone cared and voted with their money. The world could be such a different place. If we bought local, took care in our buying power to not have mass amounts of cheapness from overseas but rather quality made with local designers or vintage and using what’s already here. Research where things are made and what you are supporting with your purchase.
Doing things not for vanity, or because an influencer says it’s cool, but because you’re aligned with it, it’s healthy for you and makes you happy. Breaking down what society tells us and deciding for ourselves what’s good.
I sometimes hear of people in my field of wellness or spirituality dishing on healthy food, #highvibe, but then mentioning a great boho dress they got at a fast fashion store, or a lipstick they got at a drug store that was so cheap (don’t get me started as to what the ingredients are for those… what you’re eating… *shudder*) .They need to keep going, keep reaching for that next level, that next frontier on what it means to be a light worker in this beautiful life we have. We’re literally consuming and shrouding ourselves in a vibe of goods. That boho dress was made in terrible working conditions overseas and no love energy was put into the making of it and the dye is the cheapest and pollutes the planet, that lipstick is just filler, bad for you shizzle in there. Read the ingredients, look into where things are mades and investigate.
In Kundalini yoga, we use our fingers as antennas for energy, is your nail polish made with formaldehyde and other baddy things that are blocking your energy stream? That lotion we put on, those ingredients are getting in our bloodstream and are they blocking our energy points throughout our body?
Little things like if everyone stopped buying products with animal parts unnecessarily (the animal abuse that happens often for just trim on a coat to makeup brushes is disgusting) Also, are you working in wellness with “high vibe” people, ask where the gemstones are mined, where the farming happens for the essential oils your buying, ask the questions, are they supporting child labour? Paying farmers fairly?
Our buying power is effing huge and you can make an impact by where we shop. We can do so much good in the world, simply by making more informed, educated choices for ourselves, the earth and future generations.
“Every dollar is a vote for the world you want to live in”
I’ve heard and have used the above quote before numerous times, but I would like to take it a step further by saying, every like and every view as well, especially online. Imagine if nobody liked, watched or shared a particular viral family… our attention is so powerful and shapes the world we’re in, which then becomes the norm and snowballs in a particular direction. It’s all relative, we compare ourselves to what’s around us and that becomes our environment. I invite you to think about what you see in your everyday, because that’s something we can change easily, if any account or person you follow makes you feel small in ANY way, unfollow them. Follow and engage with ones who inspire and encourage the right things for you. For example, I don’t follow many makeup or fashion accounts other than eco ones or friends, Barely any celebrities, I follow a lot of animal rescues, life and biz coaches and indie artists around the world. I want them to have the attention, my likes, my views, they deserve it. And I see those and as a result makes me happy, inspired and feeling high vibe.
Check in with local Facebook groups and see what markets are around, clothes swaps etc
Etsy, Do a search for shops near you.
When you give gifts, give a wellness/experience gift, like a yoga pass, massage, skydiving session, a day planned of your favorite things, you’re creating an amazing memory for them as well as supporting a local business.
Let’s make this world a badass place for everyone
THE HERO'S, MENTORS AND FRIENDS
These are my go-to’s for inspiration, for learning, for keeping me aligned. Some I consider mentors, some I’ve met, some I’ve taken courses from and some I want to take courses from. This list will of course evolve. But these are my top recommended people right now.
None of these are affiliated, I just wanted to share this with you 🙂
NY TIMES BESTSELLER, SPIRIT JUNKIE MAMA
What can I say about my mentor Gabby... she has taught me so much and I know that my life wouldn't be nearly as fantastic without her and her lessons in it. Her books and especially Spirit Junkie Masterclass have helped me and so many immensely. She focuses on recognizing your blocks to your truth and how to release them safely. Bringing your light out to the world as bright as you can. The world needs so much of this right now.MEET GABBY
Creator of B School
B School is the most taken online marketing course for entrepreneurs that is launched once a year. Marie also gives out content like candy through Marie TV, she interviews amazing guests and answers fan's questions in a talk show setting with inserts of hilarious skits. Oh and dancing. There's always dancing. I've taken B school and LOVE ITMEET MARIE
Monk turned digital wisdom disher outter
I'm so in love with Jay Shetty. He is just pure light, passion and good. He takes his lessons from being a monk and brings them to the world through social media. He's always smiling, is always positive and is a inspiration to many (like, millions) Everyone needs some Jay in their lives.MEET JAY
Life and business coach
Hayley has been my coach and I can't wait for more of her. Her style is inspirational and in a world of selling and pitches, she's very anti that. She's here to serve you the best way she can and she is such a delight. I love her to pieces.MEET HAYLEY
Coach, Master Manifester and online course queen
I've taken three of Amanda's courses and every time I re watch a video I up level myself more. She also hosts masterminds now and then at different locations around the world (it's up on the vision board) she breaks the stigma of what a coach should be. Money is her thing and she's great at it.MEET AMANDA
Stylist and course creator of social media
I've taken a couple of Hilary's courses on social media and it's insane how much content there is - TONS of information and not a crazy price. I highly recommend her. If I weren't from a fashion background I would totally hit her up for styling advice too.MEET HILARY
Yoga Instructor, Podcaster and Foodie
I've had a girl crush on Kathryn for a few years now. She's one of my favorite yoga instructors and has a great sense of humor and realness when she teaches, often on YogaGlo. Her mantra is aim true and has a book of that name filled wish yogi reco's, yummy recipe's and self love rituals. She co-hosts her podcast Free Cookies with her partner Kate Fagan.MEET KATHRYN
Podcast King and Author encouraging you to live your best biz life
Lewis's podcasts are one of my favorites, always the best guests and insights, tons of valuable information for business and life, I constantly have to pause to take notes. I'm just about to start reading his book The School of Greatness... I'll let you know how it goes 😉MEET LEWIS
Yoga instructor and inner beauty goddess
Lovely is the one word I would use to describe Elena. I had the pleasure of meeting her and chatting for a while at SJM and she's just incredibly inspiring, sincere and warm. I cried when I first met and hugged her, she just has that connection so quickly with people to open up.MEET ELENA
Brains behind the globally renowned Female Entrepreneurship Association (FEA)
I've been a member of the FEA for YEARS! It's the one thing I kept up from when I owned my store because of it's incredible value and I knew I'd be using these tools again. Every month there's a new bundle with a guest and tons of info. And all past bundles are available all the time. The private Facebook group alone is worth the monthly price.MEET CARRIE AND THE FEA
bestselling author of You Are A Badass and it's sequel You Are A Badass At Making Money
I'm just started reading these books a second time and they're two of my all time faves. Hilarious lessons are to the point and I recommend these books to many, a perfect intro into the world of law of attraction, damn they're good. And her writing style is my inspiration.MEET JEN
Online biz entrepreneur, founder of Freedom Hackers
Welfare to millionaire, Kimra is a truly unapologetic. Very honest, straight to the point, no bs. Her site is where she hosts webinars, courses, a podcast and members area. She's very giving in her freebies which include intros to branding, webinars, course creation and facebook ads. She's done it all. And she's super nice.MEET KIMRA