So often we just see the building and the finished product. I used to always get very intimidated because of how shiny things seem from the outside. Like it’s all put together and successful and all is going well. But what’s the story before all of this came to be? What’s the story behind it? What was the journey like? What brought you here today and what keeps you going? Everything changed when I learned her story.
It’s surreal to think that it has only been 11 months.. That girl in that little coffee shop, working on her vision board, creating her dream life, alone.. she had no idea what was in store for her. That girl, with her tripod set up in a corner like the cafe was hers.. Little did she know that 11 months (not even a year!!) later.. she would be in another coffee shop.. In a complete different country, frick, continent, creating another vision board but this time, she’ll be doing it WITH OTHER PEOPLE!!! 😭
Have you ever wanted to start a blog but didnt know where to start? Have you ever wished you just had someone that would tell you exactly what you need to know because google seems overwhelming? I’m SUPER lucky to have been able to sit down with Carlee of StyledToSparkle.com! We talked for almost two hours and you bet I maximised our time together and dug deep into her blogging brain! I asked her about SEO, Pinterest, Getting Started, Making Money, Pitching to Brands and more! (And let’s be honest, her entire life story because Im nosey like that. Haha!)
Two months ago, I went to Toronto to see Tony Robbins for my birthday!! It was a very significant moment in my life and a roller coaster of emotions. What a way to kickstart my twenties! #twozeroinToronto I journaled lots when I was there, filmed and took lots of pictures. Maybe part of the reason I was sent there was to gather stories and lessons I would tell others. At least that’s how I wanna see it <3 Here’s my travel video I named “Postcards from Toronto” It captured how I felt and how I experienced Toronto. Ahh <3
When you hear the word “CEO”, what comes into your mind? Because for me when I was younger, when I heard “CEO”, I thought of people in business suits and polished shoes and straight serious faces. I though t of people in big offices with lots of paperwork to sign on their desks. The past few months, through my photography journey, I have been fortunate enough to have come across and work with so many successful people. They all proved everything I grew up believing to be WRONG. So wrong.
Acting as if is one of my favorite manifestation tools and law of attraction processes. It basically says that we should start to embody the person we want to become and behaving in a way as if what we desire has already happened or is already happening. If you want to be rich, start spending money in the way a wealthy person spends money -- happily and generously..
This isnt a “Oh Ive been there before, here’s what you should do” kind of blog post. Nor is this a “how to end impostor syndrome for good” article. Because I am here. Still. I feel the Impostor Syndrome and it comes crawling back every once in a while. And today, I decided that the way to tackle it is to create, to write, to turn the mess into a message.
The past few months have really been a learning experience! I wanted to be better with my “people skills” I guess and I really made an effort to go out there. Because it’s always true, “if you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together.” And so I started my search for my tribe— the ones I can grow with and share the journey with. And since I allowed myself to be around more people, I learned that this is really and has always been the reason that I do what I do— being part of a community and having genuine relationships.
I turned twenty 3 weeks ago.. TWENTY! Cue the weird feeling of not having “teen” on my age anymore. Ive seen a lot of posts about being in your 20s. I know this one’s going to be a wild ride, and Iii REALLY wanna do this thing right. Haha! But does anyone ever know how to? And is there actually a right way?
It is so different when you’re actually surrounded by this kind of energy, people, conversations, stories as compared to when youre just watching on youtube or hearing someone tell their story on a podcast interview. I crave their energy. I promised myself I’m going to make more effort to surround myself with winners, to surround myself with people who are not just in the bleachers of life, but those who are in the game.
I am just genuinely proud of these girls. They started just a year ago and have created this wonderful community of like minded, passionate and driven women from Edmonton. My biggest takeaway from that day was from the guest speaker Justine, founder of Lipstick Empire.
“I have made it my mission to surround myself with people committed to their own success and to the success of others.”
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