If I’m honest, social media and I have been growing apart for some time now.

The endless algorithm changes, the growing number of ads and products, and the fact that I have to post selfies for my content to be seen by anyone (which I don’t enjoy!)

And even when I do post a selfie, it still reaches only a fraction of my connections. Most of the engagement is just because it’s my face and not because of the content that I work so hard to craft in support of people who need it. Lame.

Social media is noisy and tiring and I just don’t want to do it anymore.

So, I’m not!

I’m quitting social media indefinitely, and I feel really good about it.

There have been times in my life (after certain relationships especially) that have tanked my sense of self-worth.

It’s happened from being in situations where I felt taken for granted, was treated poorly or flat out abused, or was told in one way or another that I was “too much.” It’s happened from being in relationships with people who didn’t show up, made me and my experience wrong, or continually showed me that I didn’t really matter. It’s happened from situations that made me doubt myself and my power, caused me to question whether or not I deserved support, or led me to gaslight myself in crazy-making ways. It’s happened with family, friends, partners, and in work.


Ever get the feeling that the road to success is a hurdle race?

If you have, then you’re not alone.

Contrary to popular belief, getting from point A to point B isn’t always a smooth transition. Actually, there are more ups and downs (and some more ups!) than you can possibly imagine.

However, entrepreneurship is a marathon, not a race, which means that if you want to finish running this marathon, you first need to get ready.

And the best way?

Start by developing your mindset and learn how to overcome any imaginary obstacles on your way to the top.

What you believe:I don’t have the knowledge or the expertise!

Raise your hand if you’ve ever managed to convince yourself not to do something simply because you’ve firmly believed…

Day by day, you dedicate huge chunks of your time to show up online… and yet nothing happens.

If this is you, it may be time to review what exactly you’re doing and how you’re representing your brand online.

Yes, consistency matters but doing it the right way matters too!

And the best part? It really doesn’t take much to see a massive difference in your results!

Here’s how to tell if your business can use a bit of polish and what you can do to upgrade your online presence.

1. You’re not consistent with your branding

Are you using a different color/font in your graphics every time you post on Instagram to spice things up? …

Fear has the worst reputation among business owners.

Don’t listen to it and ignore it is the top advice you’ll hear most often.

But if you ask me, it’s not always that simple.

Being scared isn’t necessarily a bad thing (after all, fear is what kept humanity alive), so completely blocking what fear has to say may not be that great of an idea.

However, there are moments when you shouldn’t believe a thing that hushed voice is saying.

With that being said, here are the five most common lies fear has you believe about your business and the real truth about them!

#1: You’re not good enough

Yes, the Impostor Syndrome is real — and believe it or not, even the most experienced entrepreneurs sometimes feel out of…

Finally made the leap and now you proudly call yourself an entrepreneur?

Then this one’s for you!

If you ask others, most will agree that the first year in business is often the most challenging one.

And yet, with a little bit of guidance from seasoned entrepreneurs and a mind that’s ready to learn and grow, you can make this year one of the most significant ones in your life.

Here’s my best advice on how to make the most of your first year in business!

Dream big but action small!

I wholeheartedly believe dreams shouldn’t fit into boxes or follow the status quo. Even the sky isn’t the limit anymore!

However, to make sure you’re going to make those dreams…

Have you ever wondered how some businesses seem to have an army of loyal fans-while others fade into oblivion a mere year after launching?

The difference often hides in the brand, or better said, in the brand personality.

The brand personality is what your brand displays in public, the way your brand behaves with its audience, the foundation of the connection you build with your audience. Put most simply, it’s the character of your brand!

And savvy entrepreneurs know the brand personality isn’t something that just happens… you have to strategically craft it beforehand!

With that being said, here’s a simple exercise to help you infuse some personality into your brand!

Hold on — wasn’t branding something…

Coming to terms with reality is hard when life pulls the rug out from under you.

But what’s even more challenging is learning how to navigate this new experience you’re suddenly standing inside of, walking down a path you never thought you’d have to navigate or consider.

Once the state of shock wears off, you start to recognize how you’ve been forever changed-how you can’t go back to the person you used to be. To the hopes you used to have or the life you used to love.

You start to notice the pieces of yourself that have gone missing because suddenly, there are things that seem impossible and overwhelming, even if you’ve done them a thousand times before. Suddenly, day to day life feels like a slog, the normalcy endlessly jarring your nervous system.

But as you begin to accept that things will never be what…

Do you have negative money beliefs?

The worldviews you hold about money determine not only your chances of success in the future but can also affect the quality of your life in the present.

Scary, right? I know!

Even though it may seem ridiculous that just a few thoughts can have that much of an influence over your life, it’s a well-known truth by now that changing your mindset is the first step to changing your life.

To help you get started, here’s one of my favorite strategies you can use to replace negative money beliefs with positive ones!

Step 1: Be aware of the beliefs holding you down

You can’t replace thoughts if you’re not even aware you’re having those thoughts… which is why it’s crucial to first identify the negative…

Stephenie Zamora

Digital media and production company, publishing house, and full-service life-purpose development, branding, and online marketing boutique. StephenieZamora.com

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