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How to Start Creating Simple Business Boundaries

“One of the most shocking findings of my work was the idea that the most compassionate people I have interviewed over the last thirteen years were also, absolutely, the most boundaried.” — Brene Brown

At this point, you've probably heard how important it is to have boundaries — in your business, in your life, with clients, with family, with friends, etc.

The tough part is knowing where to start, what boundaries to put in place, and how to enforce them.

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businessDevan Danielle
This One Goes Out to the Side-Hustling Creative Entrepreneurs

I’m a big believer in fate and live by the saying, “everything happens for a reason.” So I’m taking this hot mess of a week, turning it into some valuable lessons learned, and sharing the encouragement with you!

But First, Story Time

I took “the leap” and left my corporate job back in May of 201X. However, I transitioned right into part-time, seasonal work doing social media for a local small business.

Because the work was seasonal, I went through weeks and months where they needed a lot more help from me, so I’d be there all day, every day, which had me remembering what it’s like to b ein that hectic, pre-leap, side-hustle stage.

As you probably know from experience, it’s exhausting and mentally straining!

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businessDevan Danielle
What do car dealerships have to do with your branding?

I'm a little resistant to change when it doesn't absolutely need to happen. I like to wait for a sign and know without a doubt that it's the right next move.

So months ago my husband started hinting that it was time to replace my car.

Then he slowly introduced the idea of test driving different vehicles.

Then the next thing you know, we were popping into a different car dealership each weekend. (He's a sly one, that smart husband of mine...)

So, how does our car search relate to branding?

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Structure Your Elevator Pitch in a Way that Sells

Have you ever been to a networking event, met someone new, asked them what they did, and immediatly thought, "I need you!" or "I know someone who needs you!"? 

Or maybe the exact opposite reaction happened and you walked away completely confused having absolutely no idea what that person did for a living.

Your elevator pitch is the perfect way to attract or repel someone within seconds of discovering your brand — whether it's in person or online.

Start attracting the right customers to your brand by structuring your elevator pitch in a way that sells.

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5 Simple Ways To Be the Leader of Your Creative Business

1. FIND YOUR BUSINESS BESTIES

In order to be the visionary and CEO of your business, you need to cut the naysayers out and find the people who support you. It's all about your mindset.

"You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." — Jim Rohn

Find people that are also in the creative world you're living in that get what you're doing.

Make sure they are people you trust and can rely on. Make sure they have their own goals and ambitions. You can't do it alone. Find people to ride this entrepreneurial rollercoaster with.

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Creative Brand Chat with Kali Edwards

Listen in and hear from two creatives about the importance of branded websites for your business. 

TOPICS COVERED:

  • How to combine website design and branding
  • Sharing your business 'why' through your website
  • Creating your niche
  • Right right time to invest in serious business branding
  • Attracting new clients and visitors through your website's call to action  
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Creative Brand Chat with Ashley Beaudin

Listen in as two creatives chat about relating to your audience by sharing your imperfections in a very filtered world. 

Topics Covered:
 

  • Relating to Your Audience by Sharing Your Imperfections
  • Showing up as who you are first
  • Knowing your deeper why
  • Being your true self to others and your audience
  • Attracting your ideal clients with authenticity
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90 Quick Tips (and Fun Facts) You Need to Know About Branding

I’m coming at you with 90 branding tips (and some fun facts) that we’ve covered in the past eight days of my #22DaysOfBranding periscopes. There is over eight plus hours of video content, you guys! Thank you so much to everyone who’s already joined in and helped make #22DaysOfBranding a success so far. It seriously blows my mind just how much we’ve covered in the first eight videos! If you haven’t joined in yet, don’t worry, there is still plenty of time to get in on the fun.

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business, brandingDevan Danielle