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Sunflowers die brand cycle Oct 19, 2022

I go for a walk almost every morning.

It's amazing what it does for my mental clarity. Even in the middle of winter or on a "horrible...

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Why not YOU? creator marketing Oct 18, 2022

This stat blows me away every time I see it.

According to a report from InsightSlice, the Global Digital Content Creation Market...

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For the love... stop being pretty content instagram social media Oct 17, 2022

I see it all of the time, and you probably do, too.

Posts on Instagram and social media that are hard to read.

Not because they are long...

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Unbox it! brand influencers marketing Oct 14, 2022

Do you remember the kids on YouTube who were making millions of dollars every year by "unboxing" toys?

Why?

How?

It is often-mocked, yet...

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Dirty dishes content creator social media Oct 13, 2022

If you've ever had dirty dishes sit in a sink...

you know how much more difficult they are to clean once they have crusty, dried food on...

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Talk the Write Way captions content instagram social media writing Oct 12, 2022

Do you write like you talk?

Or do you talk like you write?

Perhaps you write like you think you should talk... if you were presenting to...

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Your 5th Grade Teacher Won't Agree content instagram marketing writing Oct 11, 2022

A few years ago, my son came home from school with a writing assignment and asked me to edit it for him.

I suggested he move a few...

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Why ORIGINAL audio is 👑 creator instagram Oct 10, 2022

When you're making an Instagram Reel, it's tempting to use trending audio.

Trends are trendy, so why not?

Plus, many of us have seen that...

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The right doctor expert marketing Oct 07, 2022

I don't want to make you uncomfortable talking about random bumps on bodies, but I'm already this far into it...

There was a bump on my...

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Spatulas instagram tool Oct 06, 2022

I have this thing with spatulas. Seriously.

There are at least a dozen spatulas in my kitchen, most of them I purchased at an estate sale....

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Fear is what you FEEL grow Oct 05, 2022

"Fear is what you feel. Work is what you do."

I’m all for feelings. All for them. I feel deeply and strongly and sincerely.

I also...

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Would YOU follow? instagram social media Oct 04, 2022

Wondering how to grow your audience?

Look at your social media feed. Imagine it’s a stranger’s account. What are the emotions...

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Good ideas try Oct 03, 2022

What’s a good idea???

So many things, actually. I had a meeting recently where I was reminded about something I had suggested two...

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The wealthy buy this... grow learn Sep 30, 2022

Listen, I get it. You would rather spend your hard-earned money on some new shoes or put it toward a trip to somewhere warm for the...

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Never hurts collab Sep 29, 2022

"It never hurts to ask. It always hurts to assume."

I don’t know if I made this up or unintentionally regurgitated it from...

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Watching doing build Sep 23, 2022

"I could do that," 

I say to my kids, as we watch the Olympics. It works for every sport and every category because, no, I can't...

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Connection > Perfection connect social media Sep 16, 2022

(originally written and shared in December 2019)

Let me tell you a little story about my new neighbors. They moved in a few months ago...

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Noticed and NOT ignored instagram social media Sep 14, 2022

If you want to be NOTICED and NOT IGNORED on social media (and quite possibly in all of life), the best thing you can do is be really,...

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Be loud about it connect grow Sep 13, 2022

When I got realllllly sick 12 years ago, I thought for a few weeks that my life was ending. I remember praying—more like...

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Get the FIRE ready build connect Sep 08, 2022

One of my online students and friends showed up every day for two years on Instagram. She understood her audience. She did the work and...

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Parton me, do you know Dolly? learn from marketing Sep 06, 2022

Let’s talk about Dolly Parton.

 

Ms. Parton is a marketing genius. She is careful, thoughtful, calculated, funny, and straight...

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Not WHY. Why not build Aug 26, 2022

A better WHY!

Everyone is so focused on their WHY.

WHY are you in business?

WHY does your company matter?

WHY are you posting every day?

...
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Lean in for this secret... instagram social media Aug 22, 2022

Lean in real close for the most secretive secret about Instagram growth:

 

Shhh... come closer...

 

A little bit closer...

...

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Poo-pourri doesn't stink learn from Aug 15, 2022

 

Have you ever used Poo-pourri? Not potpourri (the dried flowers and oils your mom and grandma used to have in bowls on the...

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