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How to Play Big in Business

As President of Lillie Mae PR and Creator of the Glambitious Empowerment Network - Lillie Mae has dedicated her efforts to empowering, recognizing and supporting entrepreneurs of all facets around the country.  From London to Nigeria, she has connected with women through books, masterclasses, innovative events, to provide them with unique resources that will elevate them professionally and personally.  She's created a hub at GlamBoss.org specifically for women to secure exposure opportunities and educational tools that will help them accomplish their dreams.

In 2016 she hosted her signature Glambitious Tour in Miami, Atlanta, Charlotte and Washington DC.  She also honored a number of top female influencers including Lisa Nicole Cloud and Saptosa Foster, as well as presented the first annual Glambitious Business Grant to a deserving entrepreneur.  Her Public Relations efforts have extended nationally for client placements including USA Today, BET Networks, Madame Noire, The Tom Joyner Morning Show & Yahoo News.  For her empowerment work, Lillie Mae herself has been featured on Black Enterprise, Rolling Out, The Examiner, Uptown Magazine, Kontrol Magazine and the front cover of BE Magazine. 

STOP PLAYING SMALL | Interview Laura Bartlett

Laura Bartlett is the Founder and Editor of House of Coco magazine, one of the largest travel magazines in the UK.

Laura has overcome rejection on Dragons Den, bankruptcy and has picked herself up from being at the bottom and created a highly popular and inspiring magazine, along with picking up awards and accolades along the way. The magazine now retails in many stores in London such as Selfridges, Harrods, WHSmith and is available in the App Store.

Life of Laura one month ago was just a small idea with huge potential. As someone who travels the world frequently, visiting exciting and wonderful places, Laura now wants to take her subscribers on the journey of not only her business side of life and what it's like to be a #Girlboss, but also her travels around the world

Life of Laura has partnered with Land Rover, the official car partner for this series.

If you would like to follow the Life of Laura on other social media platforms here are the links: 
Snapchat - @laurabartlett87
Instagram - @laurabartlett0
Facebook - laurabartlett1987
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For business enquiries: laura@houseofcoco.net

STOP PLAYING SMALL | Interview with Camilla Kristiansen

We continue this series with the gorgeous and successful Mentor, Speaker and Stylist Camilla Kristiansen from http://camillakristiansen.com she shares with us what it took to leave her 9 to 5 and go all in in her business and the defining moment she decided to step up her game. Head over to her website and grab your free gift!

Listen, this interview series is the tip of the iceberg in how I really want to help you step up your game. On the 1st of May we kick off the Shameless Visibility Free Challenge and this is for you if you're sick and tired of playing small and you're ready to step it up and go all in!

STOP PLAYING SMALL | Interview Desiree Stafford

Desiree Stafford shows high achieving coaches, experts, and spiritual entrepreneurs how to consistently attract "YES on the spot" clients WITHOUT burn out.

She took her business from struggling to success when she collapsed her YEARLY income into 90 DAYS by adopting a QUANTUM leap mindset, DEFYING "cookie cutter" marketing strategies.

Grab her free training on desireestafford.com/masterclass

STOP PLAYING SMALL | Interview Tanja Seetzen

Tanja believes that: Style is so much more: It‘s your smile, your attitude, your personality, your brand, your business. Everything belongs to your own personal style as it is YOU and what you are doing it. No one is like you! And this is what you can and should show to the world – to your clients – to be seen as you want to be seen.

You can find here:

https://tanjaseetzen.com/about/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tanjaseetzenofficial

STOP PLAYING SMALL | Interview Ronne B

My Guest for this episode of The Haut De Game Interview series is multiple 7 figures entrepreneur Ronne B from http://ronneb.com

Ronne Brown is a wife, mother, coach, author, speaker, entrepreneur and over comer. She has influenced thousands of entrepreneurs by teaching them to achieve success on their own terms. Hailing from Washington, D.C., Brown inspires others to live and dream big. Ronne worked hard to change the trajectory of her life. 

Ronne worked hard to change the trajectory of her life. She went from being a statistic to a success story. She worked long hours as a janitor while pregnant, but she didn’t allow that obstacle to make her lose sight of her purpose. Even though the odds were stacked against her, she was determined not to allow her past circumstances to stop her from achieving her goals. After being laid off from her job with only an unemployment check as her income, and three children to take care of, she knew she had to make a change. She was determined to face her fears, and step into her purpose. The lessons she learned on her journey as a teen mom gave her the courage to launch several business ventures.

 

In 2009, she founded High Heels High Goals, an exclusive, non-profit organization that teaches women how to be successful entrepreneurs and empowers women to reach their goals. Because Ronne has a heart for women, on any given day you can find her pouring into the lives of other women by speaking positive words, sowing seeds to assist with start-up costs in a new business venture, or coaching a woman to success.

In 2014, Ronne launched The Millionaire’s Academy, where she teaches people all over the world how to leverage the direct sales industry and earn income from home. Through this program, she has helped men and women create 6-figure incomes, become debt free, and live life on their own terms. Her vision is to empower others to succeed in business, and inspire people to leave a legacy for generations to come. She coaches entrepreneurs by using the strategies and methods she used to grow her own business and develop her as a leader. She believes, “Success is no accident, if you want to achieve amazing things and build a successful business, you have to do it on purpose for a purpose.”

Listen to her giving us a wealth of insight,  sharing her leadership wisdom and best success advice.

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How To Build Unshakable Confidence: 3 Essential Tips To Live Confidently Ever After!

I believe that anybody can do with an extra dose of unshakable confidence to help us move past blocks, make decisions on a daily basis and feel better about ourselves in general. 

Mais Comment? Is it possible just to take a magic dose and have confidence flow in our veins? Humm...

Many will disagree but I believe confidence is a built in mechanism we're born with and shut down bit by bit unlearn as we grow or when we experience trauma.

There are however tips and tricks that you can use to up your game a bit or a lot. And in this article I’ll explore some of those tips. You can also learn more about becoming bolder, more fierce powerful and unapologetic in my 4-week Confidence Cure Online Course.

It is my hope that you find some useful tips in this article to kick you into gear and boost your confidence now!

 

Walk like you have three men walking behind you.
— Oscar De La Renta
 Canvas credit of Joss & Main (jossandmaine.com)

Canvas credit of Joss & Main (jossandmaine.com)

YOUR STATE MATTERS

Body language speaks volumes about your state. Increase your awareness whenever  possible and especially in situations where you need more confidence whether it is public speaking, in a meeting, a presention, livestream or je ne sais quoi.

According to research, to hump forward when sitting can make you look insecure. So suck that tummy in towards your spine, lift up your head and square your shoulders when standing or walking for an instant boost.

I don’t need your approval darling, that’s for insecure people.

GET OVER THE FEAR OF CRITICISM

One of the main fear that keeps women small is the fear of criticism. Realise once and for all that people care more about themselves than others. No one is out to get you! They have enough problems of their own not to mentions the thousand thoughts per minutes streaming through their minds. We need to stop looking at ourselves through the eyes of others and get back in touch with our own selves.

Yes, it's worth mentioning that you might have suffered criticism from parents, teachers, friends or family when growing up and that would have caused some serious damages. Yet as an adult, you have the power to redefine yourself and claim back your power.

Letting in criticism from others can have disastrous effects on your self confidence, preventing you from taking initiatives, making the most of your creativity and completely  locking yourself in a self imposed cage of negativity.

So ma cherie, CHOOSE not to let criticism in if it's not constructive!

The woman who doesn’t require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.
— Mohadesa Najumi

know your values

Values give meaning and purpose to our lives. They are the building blocks for a solid foundation. It's the sum total of what you stand and fight for. Having deep core values are essential to an unshakable sense of confidence because they will be infused in everything you, whether it is raising your kids, being a wife, a friend or sister and for our purpose here a kick ass business woman. Remember how you do one thing is how you do everything!

Here's a quick fun exercise I always give to my students whenever I teach at Colleges and Universities or to my private Coaching clients:

1/ List 5 people to really admire

2/ For each person write down the reasons why you admire them

3/ Look at the pattern: which values come up the most?

4/ Pick the top 5 values that most speak to you

Voila! You've got your core values (you're welcome)! Because we can't see in other people what's not already in us, we identify and resonate more with people who are like us.

Your values will determine who you hang out with, date, marry and work with so make sure your entourage, clients and prospective clients know what you stand for and your non-negotiables 

Now go live confidently ever after!

Top 5 Personal Branding tips for Women Entrepreneurs!

As women entrepreneur, we spend a great deal of time perfecting our businesses' brands. However, as a Personal Brand Stylist, I've realised that many often pay less attention to the development of their personal brands. As the face of you company, thus your brand, crafting a personal brand aligned to your business's can  be a pivotal factor in helping you grow the confidence and grit to self promote and stand out!

Your personal brand is a combination of your identity, beliefs, passion, gifts and your purpose! It starts with you and ends in the hearts and minds of the people you're meant to serve. Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon said that: personal brand is what others say about you when you're not in the room."

So how do you get others to talk about you and to talk about you in a way that reflects your personal brand? How do you cut through the noise and get others to stop and notice you? How do you get them to like, trust and ultimately invest their attention, respect and money in you?

The ones who stand out the most are the ones that get picked and followed. I recently heard that: people who are scared to be themselves will work for those who are not afraid of being themselves." So without further ado

will the real you please stand out?

Have you ever wondered how did others get the deals, attract their ideal clients and charged the value of their services? How do some people stand out and others just remain plain Jane? You're pretty aware that if others are doing it you can to right? In fact, if you look closely, they are better or smatter than you! They just believe they are and that allows them to cut through the noise of:

  • Social Media
  • Online Channels
  • All the people looking to attract the same clientele as you

Through all this noise, how can you sound and look different? Your ultimate goal being to leave an imprint even as small as a mustard seed in the hearts and minds of the people that matter the most to you and you are meant to serve. The people you want to like, trust and ultimately believe and invest in you.

There a three things you want people to invest in you:

  • Their attention: how do you get them to stop and notice the value of your services.
  • Their respect
  • Their moolah

Remember: the ones who stand out the most are the ones that get picked and followed

do What your soul fancies?

 Baroness Mone of Mayfair OBE

Baroness Mone of Mayfair OBE

Besides from being on of the most sought after public speakers in the world, Michelle is passionate about giving back and over the years, she has partnered with a variety of charities raising substantial amounts of money for some of the most important charities on the planet. Currently, Michelle allocates a portion of her yearly schedule to charitable appearances and fundraisers. Source: michellemone.com

She mentors and supports young people in Scotland as part of her role as a director on the Board of Directors for The Princes Scottish Youth Business Trust. She's also been a long term supporter of  charities such as Caudwell Children and Breast Cancer UK.

What do you do best or what are you passionate about that you can add to your personal brand to make you stand out and leverage your uniqueness?

What is it about you that people can't find anywhere else or duplicate? Is it your character? Your values? Your competence? Your experience?

Only you have been through what you've been through and how you overcame it is your competence. You've graduated from set backs and knock downs; that qualifies you to be an expert in your chosen field.

Your presence and personality, the way you dress are unique to yourself. Make sure they're congruent with your values and mission statement.

dip you toe in the ocean

 Dip your toe in the ocean

Dip your toe in the ocean

The Universe is large and this is an understatement in itself, What's available to us is grander than what we could ever imagine. However, we're so afraid to claim more than the tiny little space we occupy.

We settle for less.

We don't want to charge too much.

We don't want to attract too much attention.

We definitely don't want to sound loud, be seen as too much or showing off.

But wait! Those who win at this game called life are the ones who are not afraid to claim and occupy more space than others because actually, there's enough space for everybody. Nobody can ever overshadow you unless you let them.

If you really are serious about making a bigger impact, you've got to dip your toe in the ocean of abundance and possibility. Forget the river.

Je t'aime moi non plus aka be likeable

 

The "L" factor is a crucial element in your personal brand. You've heard that people buy from people they like, know and trust. No matter how many criticism Michelle and Barack Obama may have received during the presidency no-one seems to actually dislike her or them.

Why? They've not only open the White House's door to celebrities, they've opened their door to us, the people, even if you're not american you can't deny the proximity Michelle and her husband have brought between them and the people.

They've shown us that they are just like anybody and treat others in the same way I presume they would love to be treated.

Michelle showed the world that she is a mom raising two young teenagers. She showed that she genuinly cares about the things she discusses and causes she defends. Women can relate to her and her warmth passes through the tv-screens into the living rooms of people all over the world.

We don’t always judge people on their performance, instead, we judge performance based on how much we “like” someone!”

— MarMark McCormack

Press the refresh button

 Victoria Beckham Style Evolution

Victoria Beckham Style Evolution

Your persona, the character you choose to play in the drama of life is an evolving persona. So many of us spend day and day out being the same consequently experiencing the same things over and over.

We grow through experiences so it's vital to press the refresh button every now and then and reinvent yourself so your personal brand can still capture the attention of your ideal clients and be counted!

Keep in mind that no matter how much your brand evolves and you reinvent your persona, your end goal or Soul mission doesn't change, who you are at your core never changes! A chameleon adapts to its environment and changes colours but it stays a chameleon!

Sometimes it takes very little. Just a different hair cut can bring a massive change to your facial features and boost your confidence. So how can you reinvent yourself today?

 

I want to hel yup create a market where you lead and pave the way for other women to serve better and in a bigger way. To help you do that, I've created a FREE training series "How To Kiss Your Competition Goodbye So You Can Win The Hearts & Minds of your  ideal clients".