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Are you qualified to be an expert?   Have you thought about what it truly means to have expertise in a particular area? The internet has created an explosion of opportunities that have leveled the playing field, allowing an open market for people like us to create lucrative and sustainable economies based on our personalities and expertise.   With so many people online sharing, selling and screaming for attention - the implications of the word, “Expert” can become quite diluted.   But don’t let...

HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR CREATIVE FLOW I understand how it is: So much inspiration comes when you're tapped into your creative flow. You want to act on each one but there's SO MANY thoughts and you have a specific window of time before you're either distracted or have an obligation that will take you out of your flow so here's what you can do to maximize it while you have it! Here Are Some Tips to Maximize Your Flow: > Jot down...

Have you ever rubbed someone the wrong way by your response? Perhaps it came off too snarky, blunt, or inappropriately excited.   "Hey Charlotte, I just gave my 2-week resignation to Phil. It's been one helluva journey, sharing my knowledge and helping you guys level up in your skills for the past 5 years, but it's time for me to move on to my next great adventure."   RESPONSE: "Really?! Did Phil say you had to work the entire two weeks? Who's getting your...

I shared a quote by Dr. Maya Angelou on my Instagram about the importance of writing words that are HEARD and go straight for the HEART. It's a really, really good quote. While I know it's easy to agree that creating content that touches the hearts of your audience is important. Many times, it's not easy! Especially when you're STEPPING UP to your next level of impact and your focus has shifted. If you know that your content needs to catch up to who you are...

As you know, it's necessary to talk to your favorite people in a supportive way. It's also important to use language that they can relate to.   Are you kind? Are you blunt in your honesty when it's necessary? Do you let them know that you're here for THEM through your words? 🧐   This is a no-brainer when it comes to your friends, mentors, and family but it's also extremely important when communicating with your IDEAL CLIENT AVATAR.   I've had plenty of conversations with entrepreneurs...

I have a sneaking suspicion that you’ve been laying low in certain areas of your business. Sure, it’s the end of the year and the holidays are upon us and ya dah ya dah ya dah. It’s absolutely OK to rest and take short breaks from online or in person networking/promotion. And of course there’s work to finish up. But come on! When you start partaking in self-sabotaging behavior that's keeping your MOST delicious and wonderful clients AWAY...

This past July my family and I took a road trip to Malibu. It was a long holiday weekend and we wanted to mix with the beautiful and bougie (at least that’s what I think when I hear Malibu) and boy did we get that opportunity! While standing in line with my then 13-year old for some smoothie bowls, she spotted a teen at the register in front of us placing her order and whispered, “That’s Willow Smith.” I replied with...

Writing doesn't typically come easy. I mean, it's easy to write an email (most of the time), a list, or birthday card but it takes more thought and energy to create content that's clever, clear and compelling. It can feel pretty overwhelming when the trickle of words that do come don't resonate with you -- and you know they definitely won't connect with your audience. When this happens it's easy to say, "Fuggit about it" and pretend that what you have to...

  This morning I cried. It wasn't a heaving chest, puffy-eyed with a dull headache kind of cry. It was more of a fuck holding back the tears and let them flow and cleanse kind of cry. Can you relate? I cried to wash away the dark thoughts and negative energy I've felt around me the past couple of days. I cried to release the fear of being judged and disliked. I also cried to bring closure to some old thought patterns. And...

I was born and raised in Charlottesville. A beautiful, quaint town known as the home of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and the University of Virginia. I lived in Albemarle County where the public school system was great. Overall, Charlottesville was a pretty and clean - yet uneventful place. So uneventful in fact that I COULD NOT WAIT to graduate high school and move out. I didn’t grow up poor but I struggle to determine whether my household should be considered middle class....