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Where to Buy Clothes for Your Boutique

If you are just starting your boutique, you'll need to know where to buy clothes for it. Please don't buy vendor guides online-- they may not be the vendors you need for the customer you want to sell to!!

You can get access to vendors once you register your business on websites like www.FashionGo.net and www.LAShowroom.com

Get my FREE Market Guide that has listings of all the shows and links to the websites for the market centers here: bit.ly/MarketGuide2018

Or My How to Shop at Market Guide with my Favorite Vendors List included here: https://emily-benson.mykajabi.com/mar...

Here is my video about How to Register Your Business (coming 4/9/19!!!! Working on editing it now!)

Here is the link to the list of shows: https://www.apparelnews.net/industry-...

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I film most of my videos as Facebook Live streams where I can talk back with you! To catch me live, make sure to LIKE my page here and turn on Notifications: https://www.facebook.com/stylishandsu...

Join my FREE Facebook Community "The Fashion Truck Tribe" here: bit.ly/trucktribe

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Email me: hello@stylishandsuccessful.com

Purchase my book here! - www.BoutiqueHandbook.com

Get my FREE Market Guide: bit.ly/MarketGuide2018 Or

My How to Shop at Market Guide with my Favorite Vendors List included here: https://emily-benson.mykajabi.com/mar...

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Read some of my blog posts!

How to Fund a New Boutique Business - http://bit.ly/2EqNB2d

How to Find New Customers and Get them to Buy - http://bit.ly/2SxcwX6

How My Yearly Income Became my Monthly Income - http://bit.ly/2IHNBQL

We have a Problem in the Boutique Industry - http://bit.ly/2tHA3dS

Want a Successful Boutique? Do this. - http://bit.ly/2IMgETl

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{BOOST YOUR BOUTIQUE PODCAST} 219: The Inside Scoop on WWDMAGIC with Kelly Helfman

You either LOVE it… or are SCARED of it. Fear not, BoutiqueLand! I’ve brought in THE woman behind of the infamous Las Vegas fashion trade show, WWDMAGIC, on the show to debunk all myths and rumors you may have heard about it on the Internet. Kelly Helfman, Vice President and Brand Director of WWDMAGIC, tells me that the twice annual show is NOT overwhelming, NOT hard to shop and actually sounds SUPER fun! In our in-depth conversation, Kelly walks us through how to shop WWDMAGIC, what’s new for the August 2018 show and shares her take on boutiques in today’s retail landscape. 

This episode is PRICELESS. Listen ASAP!

SHOW NOTES:

Kelly Helfman worked her way up from Customer Service to Vice President at the company that operates WWDMAGIC! (love this.)

75-80% of WWDMAGIC attendees are small boutiques.

They are a one stop shop twice a year- a mix of 2000 brands, new brands, returning and international. 

“Don’t let the size of the show overwhelm you. We are very careful about curating the floor to make sure that you know exactly where you need to shop.”

“It’s not just the ultimate buying trip. It’s education, it’s networking, and it’s buying all wrapped up into one trip.”

“We have a retail relations team of 10 people their sole job it is to help boutiques like you figure out where they need to go, set up travel, make appointments, anything you need!” Here’s the email to ask for help: retailrelations@ubmfashion.com

How to find out all the contact info and FAQs about WWDMAGIC: https://www.ubmfashion.com/magic/attendee-contact

and more Show info here: https://www.ubmfashion.com/magic/attendee-showinfo

Schedule your seminars & networking events here: https://www.ubmfashion.com/show/76/schedule

“Let’s say 80% of your listeners are boutiques that like to have product that retail under $100 and you’re women’s, you only need to go to WWD MAGIC.”

How to Search Brands that are attending WWDMAGIC:

https://www.ubmfashion.com/shows/wwdmagic?display=modal

“It’s an area called GLAM. We have 13 brands only, and it’s a mix of Korean beauty, skincare, makeup, accessories, like makeup erasers and cute makeup bags. Basically, we curated it down for you to have a simple selection to pick a few to add to your store.”

“I really encourage everybody to include beauty in your stores. The world is going toward indie beauty and we’re supporting those companies more than ever, their stories are great, and we should all be jumping on that bandwagon.”

@MakeupbySamuel will be at the August 2018 show to do some demos, and talk about how to mix more beauty products with your boutiques!

“We created an area called ON:LINE. ON:LINE is an area with 35 new brands that have never exhibited at WWD MAGIC before.They’re each going to have a rack or two of product, so you can touch it, feel it, see it in person and figure out which of the 35 brands you really like. And then, with each brand is going to be an iPad with their full collection that you can shop there at the show and place additional orders. And then you can shop online, all year… and guess where you’re going to shop them online, all year? FASHIONGO!!!” (www.fashiongo.net)

Kelly walks us through how to shop WWDMAGIC, gives us the inside scoop on her own perspective on owning a boutique in today’s retail landscape… and tells us about her favorite boutique purchase! This episode is a MUST LISTEN!

As of the air date of this podcast, the next WWDMAGIC show is August 13-15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. You can find out all the dates and other worldwide UBM Fashion Trade Shows at www.ubmfashion.com

Want to scope out Kelly’s killer style on Instagram? Follow her at @greydahl. You can also follow WWDMAGIC: @wwdmagic.

 

Emily Benson

www.StylishandSuccessful.com

www.FashionTruck.com

www.BoostYourBoutique.com

My FREE Facebook Community: bit.ly/trucktribe

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YAY FOR MONDAY!!!

monday mindset hacks

From the time we are young, we’ve learned to start dreading Monday mornings around 5pm on Sunday night. “Sunday Funday” … “Working for the Weekend” and phrases like that just reinforce our deep hatred for the “first” day of the week.

WHYYY do we put so much stress into Mondays?? Monday didn’t ask for it!  And honestly, because we have had these chronically negative thoughts and emotions about it, it’s making everything just SO.MUCH.WORSE!!! 

**THIS IS A MINDSET ISSUE!!!**

What if you never fully realized what day of the week it really was? What if Monday was just another day of the week? What if we could just flip the switch an turn off this chronic thinking that Monday was ‘bad’?

I’d like to help you feel better about Mondays NOW, so here’s 3 tips for switching your MONDAY MINDSET!

  1. If you have to set your alarm, make it something soothing. Birds chirping, beautiful classical music or a fun song that makes you feel really good. When you hear the alarm, say “I’m so excited for today!” (even if you don’t believe it yet! you’ll get there!)
  2. During your morning routine, talk yourself into having that great day. Talk aloud or in your head saying things like, “My drive to work is going to be smooth and fun!” “I’m going to crush that meeting today!” “I have plenty of time to get everything I need done.” Again, even if you don’t totally believe it, we’ve GOT to start re-programming the chronic thinking that’s not been so helpful all these years. Trust me.. see what happens.
  3. If a moment of contrast occurs, like a kid spills their cereal on the floor, take a deep, calming breath, and laugh!!! Laughter will immediately raise your vibration, calm the energy of the room and help you see the situation in a more positive way. Every moment where we can ‘flip the switch’ like this is moving the momentum of your day towards ease and fun!

Try these Monday Mindset Hacks and let me know how it goes. I know my Monday is going to be awesome, even though it’s the first of two travel days in a jam packed week. MINDSET!

Ready to MASTER YOUR MINDSET with ME? Awesome. I'm teaching a 4 week RETAIL MINDSET MAKEOVER class and I want you there! But only if you are really ready to TRANSFORM! Here are the details & waitlist sign up:

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How my yearly income became my monthly income...

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How my yearly income became my monthly income...

I have something to confess: I made more money in the month of December 2017, than I did the entire year of 2015.

I love talking about making money. And as an entrepreneur, I’ve made a lot of money. But in 2015, I didn’t. I almost cried when I actually SAW what happened in the numbers.

You see, I started my mobile boutique The Fashion Truck in early 2011. It took off with massive success. I opened a brick and mortar version in 2013 and slowly had a downward spiral into the depths of my own mind. Turns out, I don’t really like sitting in a store (even though I had the cutest store ever!).

In 2015, I wrote my book, The Ultimate Boutique Handbook, and consequently became deeply depressed. My energy became really dull and super scattered- I was teaching illustration classes, doing styling and closet clean outs, hosting a massive food truck festival and, oh yeah, still running my 2 boutiques.

I WAS A HOT, DEPRESSED MESS.

Looking at my expenses from that year, I see $8.99 at Tedeschi over and over. You know what that was? The cheap bottles of Barefoot Chardonnay I’d drink to ‘feel better’ and ‘relax’. (Hint: they made my depression worse.)

In hindsight, I was running. Running quickly away from the fact that maybe this wasn’t my end-all-be-all dream life. Maybe I wouldn’t have the pack-n-play in the back room of the store for my future baby to take naps in while I re-did the window displays. Maybe I wouldn’t buy a house in the town I grew up in and live down the street from the store. Maybe what I wanted when I was 17 years old, wasn’t actually what the now 32 year old self wanted at all…

Believe it or not, my entire revenue in my business that year was a whopping  $38,993.77. Yep, the woman who was making well into six figures the previous years suddenly nose dived. I paid myself $12,066.66 (I’m not kidding, these numbers are directly from my profit and loss statement) and luckily I survived with the help of my now fiancé when it came to splitting the bills. 

But... SOMETHING HAD TO CHANGE.

Mid-2015 I decided to sign up for a group coaching program where the coach talked a lot about this thing called ‘mindset’. I had never heard of it before, but I was interested. I liked the idea of shifting thoughts, and a this point, I’d try anything.

I went hard and fast... instead of running away from my fears and problems, I ran at them with every technique I could find. Most of 2016, I even had my own mindset coach who pushed me on every tiny trigger that would come up.

By 2017, my entire life had COMPLETELY CHANGED. I was off the anxiety meds, sober, traveling the world, making money while I slept and utterly in love with my life.

Cut to December 2017 when my revenue was $45,073.51…FOR THE MONTH.

What's shocking to me is that once I set my mind to change, it took me about 2 years to go 360. Only 2 years!

It’s time I teach this to you. Mindset has become the most important topic I teach in 2018.

Mindset is the first 3 weeks of my big Six Figure Blueprint program. I see the women in Six Figure Blueprint that have gone full force into it make the most incredible changes- no joke. Hitting goals before the end of the month (then beating it by $3000 in the last 3 days!), hiring housekeepers and nannies, letting go of past beliefs that held them back in their new boutique business, BEING HAPPIER and seeing that their lives CAN be AWESOME while running their businesses…

I need you to get in on this. ASAP. I’m over seeing the “mindset stuff” pop up in The Fashion Truck Tribe, and I bet you’re over it yourself. I’ve decided to give you a taste of my second book and the EXACT steps I took to transform my life in a 4 week Bootcamp-style course called the Retail Mindset Makeover.

In 2017, I did a ton of trainings on my spiritual side: I got Reiki level 2 certified, I became a May Cause Miracles facilitator and completed my Spiritual Teacher Training with Gabby Bernstein's Spirit Junkie Masterclass. I flew to Sedona to meditate in powerful vortexes, have shaman healings, go to Native American medicine wheels and dive even deeper into the work I'm here on this planet to do. I took up Kundalini yoga and recorded transformational meditation tracks for my membership site.

Whatever you believe, mindset work is the deepest level of business training you can study. It's a lifelong journey of self love. "Where there's self love, there's no fear. And where there's no fear, there's no anger." Or what I like to say... no worry.

I'm ready to teach you how to tame your worry, master your mind and create more peace inside you and your business.

Does that sound like something you'd like in your life?

The 4 week course will open for registration on March 22. It will be the only time I teach this course LIVE and IN PERSON with you.

Click below to learn more about the course and get on the waitlist... this is the set up to so much in your life changing for you...

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Learn my Secret to Getting Ahead!

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I’m in this interesting place in my business… maybe you can relate?

I’m growing at a fast rate, but I still have big goals and a good amount of ‘work’ to be doing each day/week. I really try to take days off... but I LOVE my work and it can be tough.

But about every 4 weeks, and yes, it’s totally a ‘moon cycle thing’ (TMI)… I get really tired. Like, I don’t want to do anything but sit around and read articles on the internet and watch a movie or two.

Problem is, I’ve started this freight train of a business rolling down the track… and if I stop, it stops. Well, kind of. It used to- but not anymore!
 

Yesterday I was on a group coaching call with Danielle LaPorte as the guest coach. If you haven’t heard of this NY Times Bestselling author, you should look her up. Most recently, she wrote a book called “White Hot Truth,” and she started out 8 years ago as a business coach. So much of what she said on yesterday’s call was amazing. But one thing stuck out at me…

“You can win by being the most consistent. But consistency isn’t glamorous.”

So many of us start businesses with the hope, dream and wish of it being easy, making us tons of money and then being able to retire at 45. (Well, maybe that’s just me… I bet you have goals though, right?)

What if you knew you could get to all of those goals just by being consistent? Consistently learning, consistency posting, consistently responding to customers, consistently keeping expenses low… you see where I’m going with this yeah?

Looking back at the past 7 years, I know the times when I haven’t been consistent with my intention and action is when I’ve seen my income go down. Only recently have I learned that I need protection for myself and my business to allow me to savor in the slow days I really need. I also have learned that the most valuable thing is setting up systems for when I need a break.

Currently I can slow down, because I have:

  • Great Facebook Live videos!
  • Holly scheduling out content on the FB biz page & group!
  • Holly answering client emails that don’t need my attention!
  • Automated emails and systems on the back end that just run! 

Have you thought about how you can put automation and help into place for when you need to slow down? 

TO TRY: Right now, write down at least 3 ways you can get help or schedule automation into your business. Set the intention that you will have these completed over the next 2-4 months.

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My deepest desire is for you to have a successful boutique that supports your passion and life. In the work that I do with clients, I not only lift them up to fly, but I also help them figure out what needs adjusting in their business plan (that's the "consulting" part of what I do)!

I've just opened the doors to a new way to have me coach you each month- the Boutique Elite Membership. I launched the Membership last year as a training portal- full of trainings, meditations and quarterly group coaching calls. But frankly, seeing how many amazing woman joined last year, combined with my desire to interact with you more, I decided for 2018 to expand it and make the membership even more valuable.

Click here to learn about how I've packed $25,000 of value into this membership!

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Are you looking for these things?

Are you looking for these things?
>> To get ORGANIZED & CONSISTENT in your boutique business
>> To hit consistent/growth $6,000- $20,000 sales months
>> To have more CONFIDENCE
>> To WORK LESS and MAKE MORE
>> To have a RESILIENT mindset of SUCCESS and MONEY flow
>> To improve your RELATIONSHIP with your partner

ALL of these statements are outcomes of actual students who have gone through my 3 month course, Six Figure Blueprint!
Learn more here: bit.ly/SFBA17

If you are DONE playing small in your boutique and are ready to SHINE BIG and BRIGHT, Six Figure Blueprint is for you! I've already welcomed women who are making this supportive community incredible... and we are ready to welcome YOU!

Doors will close on Friday January 5th at 11:59pm EST and there's no plan to open them again until 2019. I've offered options for 1:1 calls with me AND great installment payment options.

This program could completely change your life. Are you ready for that? Learn more here: bit.ly/SFBA17
 

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We have a problem in the boutique industry. 

We have a problem in the boutique industry. 

And I see it popping up a lot in The Fashion Truck Tribe

Women get excited about selling fashion. They do all the legwork to order merchandise, set up their store, their website and social media accounts.

And then 2-6-52 weeks later, they find me. Talking about how to solve the problems they’re having.

Somewhere in that time period, they send me an email or post in The Fashion Truck Tribe. The post goes a little like this:

“I need your help!!!! I opened a store and I have no sales. Please tell me what to do. Critique my website. Tell me what’s wrong… why do I have no sales (besides my mom and sister). HELP!”

I hear you. You need ideas. You need to know WHY this is happening to you. You need to be saved. 

My quick answer… it’s happening FOR YOU. For you to learn whatever lesson you need to learn.

Maybe it’s about working on your mindset (this is most women!)… or learning proper online marketing strategies… or you need a cheerleader.

In 2011, when I wanted to start The Fashion Truck, none of this existed. There were 1-2 other trucks I could find. There were no boutique communities in Facebook Groups, there were no books and certainly no mentors.

That’s why I’m here. To help solve the problems you are having… similar to ones I had when I opened. And problems I’ve had over the past 7 years as I was growing, shifting and changing business models.

80% of boutiques fail in the first 3 years. Why? 3 reasons: 1. They run out of money, 2. The owners have a lack of education and 3. Not outshining the competition.

You’re investment in education will help you NOT run out of money and show up as a shiny boutique owner who customers love. But buying clothes and putting up a website isn’t going to cut it anymore… it’s just not enough.

And you need to know… there’s going to be a lot of free information out there. But if you REALLY want to be saved… you might need to dig deeper inside yourself. Or you might need to pay for help.

Over the past 2 and a half years, I’ve invested close to $25,000 in courses, coaches, trainings and events. Yep, that’s like buying a CAR! Have I made that money back? Yep— I’ve about 6x that investment just this year alone.

Why did I invest so much? Because LEARNING. When you don’t know WHY you are struggling you need to know one thing… you aren’t going to find the answer in a day, in a post or in an email. 

I want to help all of you who reach out… but I’m just ONE person. And I can’t see inside your heart, head and daily business ins and outs. Even if you do tell me your backstory or where you are at now, maybe I can point you in a good direction, but most likely, you need to do the real work, invest the time to do it, and sometimes even invest the money to learn what you need to learn in this moment in time.

My best advice for you: Look inside yourself, hard. Have you REALLY given it your all to sell your heart out? Are you TRULY being consistent with your actions in your marketing? Have you seen all the options I offer from $9.99 and up?

I believe in you... probably more than you believe in yourself. I know you can have a successful boutique you work in full time and make a full, living salary.

I know because I've done it. 


Time for you to do it for yourself!

Heres to making lots of friends and making lots of money,
Emily

PS: Six Figure Blueprint, my beloved 3 month group coaching program is opening for registration again very soon... Make sure you are the first to know when doors open by clicking here and getting yourself on the waitlist.

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Want your boutique to blow up? (like in the awesome way...)

Back in May, my best friend said to me, “Emily, you aren’t allowed to act surprised when your business becomes massive in a few months. You just need to be excited.” She said that because honestly, when I start a business, I go all in. There is no ‘Plan B’, no savings to fall back on and no one to do it for me.

I am really proud to say that I’ve now started and ramped 2 businesses up to 6-figures in under 2 years time; because as of early September, this business officially hit 6-figures in revenue for the year.

And no, I’m not surprised. I expect to be successful.

This week I heard, “Your business has blown up!” and all I have to say is, “Yes! I planned it to blow up!” (oh… and you can blow up too if you decide you want to!)

I have notebooks on notebooks of affirmations, plans of my future life to come true (lots have already!), journaled feelings and experiences; hundreds of hours of books on success on Audible, Abraham Hicks on YouTube and with my own coaches on calls.

I 100% manifested my business to look exactly like it does today back in late December.

See, if you haven’t caught on yet, now’s a good time to use my business as an example for yourself. Mindset is 90% of business, period. 

You might want to believe that learning new SEO for your website will gain you more traffic, or posting more on social media will get you more sales, or there is some missing clue about Instagram that will get you more followers. That’s not the answer to you making more money, it’s just not.

Mindset comes first, and then the action is inspired from it. 

With women who are struggling in their boutique, I clearly see 3 key factors missing with their mindset:

1. Obsession: You HAVE TO BE OBSESSED with your business. No, not obsessed with worrying about how much money you will make this month.Obsessed with helping your people, obsessed with making them happy, obsessed with listening to them, obsessed with trying new things to see what works.

If you haven’t noticed, I’m obsessed with you. You ask questions in The Fashion Truck Tribe, and I make podcasts to answer. You talk about being worried about money, I do a live stream about money mindset. You need a low priced, easy access way to learn how to run your boutique better, I create the Boutique Elite Membership. I am always listening to what you need and responding. 

The next book I’m writing all about mindset for boutique owners, also comes from my obsession. It’s so clearly in my path to write this book that I dreamt the cover one night in July. I woke up and feverishly sketched it in a notebook. I sent that sketch to my photographer… and last week on the biggest high-end shopping street in Paris, we shot that dream in real life. My body was vibrating as she took the photos. Talk about your dreams becoming reality. My dreams are my reality, literally.

2. Expectation: And not false expectations. A deep, resonating belief that your life is the one you’ve been dreaming of. The idea that no matter what has happened in your life and business until now— it can take a massive 180 in the opposite direction if you decide you want it to.

I teach about affirmations and positive mindset as a way to create a new life for yourself. At first, it can feel fake. That’s where most women drop off. They don’t really believe what I’m talking about, and they don’t see it immediately show up… so they drop the practice.

Many of the women in this round of Six Figure Blueprint stuck it out (and I’m super proud of them!!!) The first 3 weeks are 100% mindset work, and it can feel icky and weird to change everything you thought was true about money and success into a new paradigm… until 4-6 weeks in (where we are now), that this starts to happen: (these are actual screenshots from our private Facebook group!)

I can’t make this stuff up.

3. Intuition: Do you trust yourself? No, like when that little voice says: “do this!” Do you listen? So many of us have learned to use logic as the deciding factor in decision making. Did you know that recently Harvard Business School conducted a study that said the most successful CEOs base decisions on their intuition, even if it goes against all logic?

I’ve been re-learning to tap into my intuition in a deep way this year. 

Last Memorial Day (2016), I called a friend livid about business practices I was hearing about in the direct selling fashion world. It went against all my retail business experience and because I’m so passionate about helping women entrepreneurs succeed, I was angry to my core. Did I do anything about it? No… because I didn’t listen to my intuition to do something. 

This May 2017 I had lunch with a colleague and she said to me, “Are you helping those direct selling ladies? Because they need you.” My gut had been saying this for awhile, and the Universe clearly was sending a message via my friend for me to wake up and do something!

A day later I did one of my most watched Facebook Lives (over 15k views as of me writing this!) and two weeks later I had my highest revenue weekend to that point in time

Just imagine how many more women I could have helped if I listened to my gut last year?

I think I’ve realized I’m probably never going to be the coach that enjoys talking about Shopify apps, or Instagram engagement. Because I’m not convinced that it’s the answer to your boutique’s success.

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Ready to make the money you dream about?

“I can buy anything I want.”

That saying started it all. Started me on this journey from worrying about my debit card working in line at the grocery store, to booking trains and apartments around Europe.

You see, in 2015, I was struggling. My boutiques had been doing incredible for 4 straight years. But suddenly, I wasn’t doing great. I was unhappy, overworked, depressed and because of all that, not making much money anymore. I saw a HUGE decrease in sales all of a sudden.

I went from #SixFigureSuccess to worried about literally every penny. It kept me up at night. I was scared to open my banking app because I hated seeing it with $8.00 in it. I would make a bunch of money, pay all the bills, and then have just enough to get groceries.

Was it the economy? Was it a snowy winter? Was it women just not wanting to shop?

Nope. It was me.

I was a hot mess who had hit a wall. 

To be honest with you, I ran on straight adrenaline in the first 3 years of my business. Magazines called for stories and photos, customers raved about my product, and I felt like I was on massive high all the time. And after 3 years, inside I felt like… “This is great, but what is next?” and “Gosh, I’m pooped.”

While I looked for answers and was forced to rest, my bank account got a bit hairy. 

Until I was introduced to this thing called Money Mindset. 

All of us have it, and we’re either living in one of 2 money mindset states, abundance or lack. And the energy we feed into that state is how our outside world shows up. Because I was worried about money, I had little money. (No, not the other way around!)

I was living in a state of lack, constantly talking about how I didn’t have enough, I didn’t know how I was ever going to make the next sale and always focused on how my bank account was low.

Most women I work with think it goes the other way: When they have no money, they worry about money.

But really, think about it… have you seen that when you are worried about money is when THE worst things happen. A parking ticket, unexpected bills, some random thing you owe money to all of a sudden? Yes! It’s like ‘waking up on the wrong side of the bed’ (or bank!) and as the day goes on, it just gets worse. Bad money days can last a lifetime.

Most likely you have thoughts about money (a “money story”) that were stuck in your head a longggg time ago. And because you haven’t realized or been told (hi!) yet that you have a superpower to change those thoughts, they simply haven’t changed.

What I need you to know is that YOU CAN CHANGE THE TRAJECTORY OF YOUR MONEY STORY. I did it, and you can too.

When I was introduced to this idea, I thought it was bullsh*t. 2 years later I’m riding high as a kite on my fab money mindset. So yeah, I was dead wrongFixing my money story allowed me to open up to find my next path in life and has lead me down the rabbit hole of trying to help you! 

You need to know that there is no level of Facebook or sales training that will work when you have a mindset of lack. 

But what happens when you face the crappy money mindset and re-organize the energy to one of abundance (even if it feels fake at first) is things start to change. Orders start coming in, random emails from new customers, or big opportunities show up for you. 

Again, I know because this has been my past 2 years. The abundant opportunities continue to show up over and over in bigger and better ways. Last month, we were upgraded to a $900 a night 5-start hotel suite in Bath, England just because. SERIOUSLY. I can’t make this stuff up!

If you aren’t in one of my programs yet, let’s start here. I need you to stop talking smack about not having money. What you think about you create… so want to become a powerful creator?

Two of the most crucial keys to success in retail business are MONEY MINDSET and FACEBOOK LIVE. I truly believe that once you have these two things ready to go, you'll have the kickstart you need to crush the holiday season!

For a very limited time, I'm offering this bundle at an insanely low price to help you get your money mindset in check so you can become the wealthiest version of yourself!

Right now you'll get:

Money Mindset Mastery: a 20 page fillable PDF mini course that will show you the exact steps I've taken to open myself up to abundance and my second six figure business! 

- Facebook Live Like a Pro: a Step by Step mini course on how to get clear on your Facebook Live selling strategy! Wondering how to make sales when you hit "Go Live"? Just plain terrified about showing up on your FB page? I'll show you how to create a plan, show up, and sell! 

But I believe that it's important you invest in yourself, and why not invest in something that's going to make an incredible change in your life? If you are ready for a shift, this bundle is for you! Both mini courses are self-study so you can get them now, start today or next week! 

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What Would Happen if you Replaced Fear with Confidence?

Have you ever arrived in a country where not only do you not speak the local language, but you land at the airport with no idea how to get where you are going?

We did this on Wednesday. We arrived to Vienna, Austria around noon local time, having not slept for over 18 hours. I speak about 2 words of German that I learned from watching "The Sound of Music" a zillion times. But honestly, Rick Steves said everyone here speaks English (and they do!).

As we walked off the plane, a woman said, "excuse me?!" and asked me where baggage claim was... I looked at her confused. Like, did I look like I knew?! No I don't know, I told her. But, maybe we should just follow that symbol on the sign with the suitcase on it?!

You see, as much as I had never been to this airport, I understand the lay of the land when it comes to signage and using past knowledge to get my way around anywhere. 

We looked up the hotel and quickly figured out which subway stop we needed to take to get there. Again, this would freak many people out, but when you know how to ride a train, you just use Google Maps and your past knowledge to get where you need to go. No use in getting scared.

Cut to my fabulous Facebook Group, The Fashion Truck Tribe. Recently we asked the group "What's your biggest fear?"

So many women said they were scared to fail, not have customers or run out of money. And I see that as an opportunity to make a massive mindset shift.

How can you transform your fear into confidence?

  • What if you succeeded?
  • What if you had so many customers you often felt overwhelmed?
  • What if you made more money than you ever expected?

In today's culture, we're so easily triggered by fear. But what if we noticed the fear and turned it into confidence?

Let me give you 3 quick ways to turn your fear into confidence:

  1. When fear comes up, write it down. I find that often my fear manifests in my body. I can FEEL it physically come up. As soon as I feel my heart beat faster, my thoughts go south and my breath gets shortened. I notice the fear and I don't try to stuff it with wine, or yelling or ignoring. Once I notice it... I observe it and then whip out my notebook (or really any piece of paper!). Then I start furiously writing all the thoughts, feelings and crazy ideas that I've noticed. Sometimes I need to cry to release some of the feelings, but even if I don't, I try to get alllll the things down on that paper and out of my body. For so many years, I stuffed, ignored or drank my feelings into my body. Now I just get that sh*t out! And once it passes, I'm usually all good!
  2. Decide what it is you want, based on the fear of what you don't want to happen. All of your thoughts have 2 sides to them. Fear (we also call it stress...) shows us what we don't want to happen. And from that, we know that we can decide what you do want. For example, thinking "I don't want to fail" shows you that you want to be successful. Switching to "I want to be successful" is going to be a heck of alot more inspiring than not wanting to fail. Anytime you get caught up in thinking about what you don't want, switch the thought around to what you DO want.
  3. Ask yourself if this is real, and is it your original thought? This one is big. Consider the fact that all your thoughts aren't actually real. We have so many thoughts per minute, doesn't it just make sense that some of them aren't real? Perhaps that could give you some permission to let some thoughts that aren't serving you go? Or maybe some of your fear-based thoughts are not your own. You could have learned them from your parents or grandparents. Maybe the culture you grew up in had some limiting beliefs built in (I see this alot with people who grew up in communist countries). What if you could release those thoughts that aren't yours and decide to adjust what you owned as your own?

Try these tips and let me know what works for you!

As we continue this adventure in Vienna (which is quickly turning into an adventure in Europe), I'll keep you updated on my fears that come up. For now, I'm good. And I'm about to walk down to a bike shop and buy a razor scooter (for reals, I'm obsessed and everyone has them here!).

Here's to making lots of friends and making lots of money,

Emily

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