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My Self Worth Isn't Defined by a Number

Can I tell you the truth? > I don’t care about how many followers I have. <

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Meaning, I’m not actively concerned with the literal number that pops up on the screen when I open Facebook, Instagram or YouTube.

I feel like so many boutique owners get caught in the numbers trap. 

>> “I got 20 new followers! I’m feeling great!”

>> “I only have X amount of followers so I’m not doing well.” 

>> “I had a great day in sales so I feel really great about myself.” 

>> “I didn’t have a great week in sales so now I feel really bad about myself.”

Now don’t get confused. Do I think you should celebrate your wins? Of course. I totally get excited when I see I’ve hit a new 100 or 1000 level!

What I don’t love is your mindset linked to these numbers. Especially when it’s a matter of a few here and there. “This is happening”— so I’m going to define how I feel based on that.

Not only is it bad mindset practice, it’s also contributing to the up and down of your boutique! Remember, what we think, we create. And when we think about how bad things are… we actively are creating more bad things/times. It’s a TRAP.

Do you feel your mood and self worth being defined by the numbers you see on the screen, in your bank account or even on the scale?? We’ve GOT to fix this (maybe not all at once) ASAP! The reason your growth is inconsistent is because your mindset is inconsistent.

Ready to change this? I’m ready for you to also! During the month of April, I’m leading a one of a kind LIVE course for women who are ready to transform in a major way. I’d love to see you there! Here’s the details: www.RetailMindsetMakeover.com

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YAY FOR MONDAY!!!

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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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My Winter Mindset Hacks!

Do you feel like you are in a WINTER RUT? The cold weather or lack of sunshine is getting you down? Did you know there are ways to combat this? 

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In today's MINDSET MAKEOVER FOCUS, I want to talk about how the winter has been (maybe?) crushing you and simple solutions you can use!

I grew up in the Northeast and spent 33 years dealing with winters-- I get it. You are stuck inside, getting sick all the time and generally just feeling down from the lack of sunshine. Did you know that mindset work includes self care and treatment? Here are some of my best WINTER mindset tips for you to try:

1. Take extra vitamin D (you can probably take more than you think!). You can easily have a doctor run the test for you (I did!) and you'll see that most people who live in a place where winter hits are vitamin D deficient. When I was tested, my levels were so low that I was on 50,000 IUDs a week for 8 weeks! WOW right? Now, when I'm in the US during winter months, I'll take 10,000 a week, either all at once or over the course of the week. Check with your doctor to see if this might work for you. I know it made me drastically happier (results will vary)!

2. Try a guided meditation where you can envision being somewhere warm, or a happy place for you. Did you know that 20 minutes of meditation can give you the same level of mental energy as 3 hours of sleep?  THAT'S HUGE. Maybe meditation feels hard, or like your brain "won't stop"? Guess what? It's not supposed to! Meditation is basically breathing, something we rarely do deeply and with intention. Here's a quick 9 minute meditation I've been doing since 2006! Guided and great music: https://buff.ly/2peIbA4

3. PEPPERMINT OIL! You guys, this stuff is like magic. If you aren't allergic to essential oils, I have personally found power in using them. My life changed when I started tapping into this plant power to help me change my state. Peppermint oil helped me heighten my overall vibration, calm my headaches (how I started using it) and generally gives me a pop of energy when I'm feeling low. The quality of essential oils is super important to their effectiveness. I learned this when the ones I bought at Whole Foods didn't work as well as the Young Living samples I got from a friend. Here's my favorite peppermint oil: https://buff.ly/2pcS0z0

For the month of April, I'm going to be cutting through the MASSIVE world of personal development world, in a new course called Retail Mindset Makeover, to give you the keys to create a better life as a retailer, holistically. I want you to live at a higher level, feel refreshed more often and see an easier path to getting what it is that you want as a boutique owner and woman. Learn more about this groundbreaking new program here:

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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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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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Do You Need A Business Partner?

"Would you rather feel overwhelmed or peaceful?
Of course you'd rather feel peaceful.

Would you rather like to feel energetic, and adventurous and excited about something? Or bored?

You must move toward what you you've become... or you become complacent and dissatisfied.

To take action from a place of split energy is always unpleasant.

So let's say you're focused on something that's not working. To dig in and try to offer more effort and to think harder about how your going to get it done, just causes you to pile more engines on in opposition

So the rule of thumb that we would apply, if we were in your position, is that we would follow the good feeling thoughts."

- Abraham Hicks

This past weekend I watched a video of myself from 2014. Talk about having a pile of opposition showing up all over my face.

I looked terribledepressed, like I wasn't even there... straight up dead behind the eyesSeriously, look at the screenshots from my videos!

I was 3 years into my business and I had what everyone on the outside saw as major success. On the inside I was falling apart. In those 3 years I had crashed my first fashion truck (my business), developed crippling reactive arthritis for 3 months where I could barely walk or move, was chained to my desk all day, everyday and felt like my business was at a total stand still. 

On top of it, I was SO worried ALL.THE.TIME. about everything- money, customers, social media, buying, money, family, my relationship, what the hell I was doing with my life. Seriously, to have spent three years riding the highs and lows of my business had made me a complete wreck. Can't you see it in my face?

I spent much of 2014 depressed and overwhelmed. I didn't know how I had gotten to that place, but it sucked.

I felt alone in my business and wanted to take a vacation from my life and run away.

I wish in that time, I had someone to help me.

My family, my boyfriend with a business degree, my friends... they're all amazing listeners but the real deal is that they aren't business consultants, they're not life coaches... and they just didn't understand what being a boutique owner felt like.

In that time, I needed someone to simultaneously lift my spirit up, tell me how to adjust my business to keep hitting my numbers and be my ally to pull me out of the lonely, overwhelmed situation I was in.

In 2015 I ended up on a woman's email list who sent emails that resonated with me. I loved her message, I listened to her audios and felt in my heart that she was the one who could help me figure out what I was doing with my life. 

I signed up with her as my coach and wow, how quickly my life changed. Changed in the best ways... I got happier, I felt lighter and a year and a half later I'm the happiest and most creative I've ever been in my life.

By saying yes, admitting that I needed help, I got exactly the help I needed! Help from an expert to get me from where I was to where I am now. Her 1:1 support was like the business partner I never had and so desperately needed. She knew about things like manifesting, journaling, online marketing, Facebook Ads... all these things I never had the energy or awareness to deal with before.

I now live a lifestyle that I LOVE and have a business that LIGHTS me UP! Every three months I travel to a new spot that I've co-created with my boyfriend, I have the most delightful clients who get massive results, the relationship with my family is only about being family, and new opportunities flow to me with ease (very exciting things coming soon!)My business is easy, makes perfect sense and I am more centered and focused than I ever believed I could be.

You don't have to keep filling your head with doubts, questions and struggles. You don't have to be alone in your business. You can have clarity, alignment, and forward momentum, right now. It is possible for you! 

When you work with me in my 1:1 Boutique Consulting Program, I am your best business partner ever.

I help my 1:1 clients make these shifts so they can take winters off, they can spend more time with their kids, buy the car they most desire, have freedom to take vacations and love their business... with ease.

Who are the types women who work with me in my 12 Week 1:1 Boutique Consulting Program? 

They are:

  • Ambitious & Creative
  • Have had their retail business for 2-4+ years (although I have helped many of total newbies!)
  • Ready to do the work to have the life they desire
  • Happy & Positive
  • Not scared to invest in themselves and their business
  • Know that where they are now isn't working and something has to change

Maybe that list sounds just like you? And perhaps you can relate to how I felt in my third year in business, lonely and ready to ask for help? 

Right now I have 4 spots open for my 1:1 Consulting Program. I'd love to invite you to schedule an appointment to connect with me if you feel like what I've said speaks to and you're really ready to create change in your life and business. I know these spots will fill up by the end of the month so if you're reading this and feeling excited, click that button below and let's talk!

Here's to making lots of friends and making lots of money!
Emily

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What it Takes to Take Off

Last Wednesday, we took off for 3 months in Antigua, Guatemala. It had been about 6 weeks since I had flown (after logging a flight every 2 weeks during the fall!) so taking off somehow felt like a new experience.

Or maybe I was just seeing it through new 2017 eyes?

When we took off from Boston Airport… and made it above the clouds to the bright blue sky and blinding sun, I realized that taking off on a flight is so similar to taking off in business.

Starting and growing a business is truly like flying, defying gravity. Defying what you’ve been taught, told to do… and not staying stuck on the ground with everyone else.

It all starts with boarding the plane. It’s exciting and you are committed to taking that trip now, walking down the aisle to find your seat. 

Just like writing a business plan, you’re settling into your seat, buckling up for the ride to come.

The runway leading to take off is easy, smooth and your stomach has butterflies. Kind of like when you start telling people what you’re plans are… maybe you start a Facebook page or begin to buy products.

Then you take off, and the view is great! You’re seeing things you’ve never seen from that angle and height before. Your perspective of the world shifts, you start to step into your role as a business owner.

But just as you are feeling comfortable there, you hit the clouds. This is the bumpy part, your vision is blurred, you can’t see the ground anymore and it can be a little scary. There are some clear spots, but mostly thick, cloudy areas. Maybe you have to hold on or ask for help during this stage of your business. You need an experienced pilot to keep you on the upward trajectory.

Until that moment finally comes, you’ve climbed above the clouds… you can see the sun, the skyline horizon. It’s light and bright. 

Looking down you see those clouds from before are now puffy, like cotton balls, and actually, so beautiful. The sun is so bright, it blinds your eyes, but it feels amazing on your face. You feel the lightness, weightlessness, the incredible pure bliss of being so high in the sky, somewhere where— for all intensive purposes— humans shouldn’t be.

We’ve been told for so long that humans shouldn’t start businesses. It’s hard. It’s a lot of work. You’ll never make it. Most businesses fail after 2, 3, 5 years.

Maybe you are in that cloudy stage of your business? It doesn’t feel consistent, smooth and with a clear path? That’s ok and that’s where I get excited to help.

My private consulting is meant exactly for that cloudy stage. You’ve got a business up and running, but gosh, it seems like it’s going to be hard to rise above the clouds and feel the sun on your face.

You have new ideas every week. The technical part of growing seems daunting, where should you start? And maybe you feel like sales have been good, but the money in your bank account doesn’t reflect the work you’ve been putting in.

Maybe you're ready to hire a consultant who teaches and guides you on how to not only get through the clouds, but basking in the sun on the other side? A coach who knows how to help you with all the technical stuff, but can give you all the mindset support when shit really gets real in your business.

SOUNDS EXACTLY LIKE MY 1:1 CONSULTING PROGRAM!

I’ve re-opened only 4 SPOTS FOR 12 WEEK 1:1 CONSULTING. Yes, the 1:1 Consulting program that literally TRANSFORMED women’s lives in 2016. 

Last year, I helped women go from $6k months to $16k months, buy new cars, start from scratch to a $10k 1st month in biz, have fully booked out schedules (with down time!), move to their dream locations… and honestly, be happier, feel more calm and run their business with ease.

If you're feeling like you’re ready to take 2017 by storm, but all your BIG plans feel a bit too overwhelming already…

STOP RIGHT THERE.

I want to help you get a FIRM GRASP on 2017 and really make shit happen this year.

You can choose to give yourself a chance, rather than saying: "oh well my dreams are probably too big...", you could buckle down for 12 weeks with me and REALLY make yourself proud.

Prove it to yourself that you can defy gravity and make it through the scary cloudy part in your business.

🌟 You'll hardly recognize yourself by the end of these 12 weeks! 🌟

This is a super high-level customized 12 weeks. You'll get training videos, book lists, workbooks, everything you need to succeed.

You want a business partner? Great- that's me for twelve weeks. You'll have weekly 1:1 calls with just me and full email access to me for the entire length of us working together. We’ll talk through any blocks that come up and I’ll give you all of the woo-woo stuff I do to keep my vibe high and hit my goals.

You + Me... we're going to deep dive into your business to figure out what is going right to push it, what's going wrong, and stop it. No more wondering why you have too much inventory or why there's not as much money in the bank as you thought there should be. 

Picture this: In just 12 weeks, you've got your business running like a super profitable machine, you have a plan set up and in place, and you KNOW it's all working exactly the way you imagined in the dreams you had about your retail business. 

WHY ME?

I know finding good teachers is the hardest part. 

If you want to do what I've done... be featured in magazines, win awards, have six-figure years, know the latest in internet marketing and social media, develop a strong money mindset and go out and kick butt in business... I'm probably your teacher.

Ready to discuss your 2017 goals and how we can work together to achieve them?

Book a FREE call with me to see if my Private Consulting Program is for you- the woman who won't settle for staying on the ground.

The 4 spots I have open will fill up quickly so please get on my calendar if working with me is something you are thinking about!

Click below to schedule your call now.

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Start working SMARTER, not HARDER.

You might call me a creep, but I don't care. Part of being a incredible business owner is watching the trends and seeing where to make effective change.

And one trend I see is a heck of alot of wasted time.

Having traveled extensively, I honestly think it's an American "thing". We like to appear busy so people think we are 'working hard' and we are applauded for that over and over. We say we are "great at multi-tasking and time management," but core pieces of our business aren't up-to-date or even under construction.

How long can you go on telling yourself that you are so busy, have great time management and are able to grow your business? 

Remember the other day when I talked about the difference between an entrepreneur and a business owner (via email and on a Facebook Live video)? 

Let me break it down even more so you can further identify where you stand in your business:

Entrepreneurs:

  • Stay busy with the busy work
  • Look only at this week's sales
  • Focus on doing "the best I can with what I have"
  • Don't have vision past this month
  • Never take vacation or have time off
  • Worried about money
  • Just figuring it out as you go
  • Decision making triggers fear


Small business owners:

  • Focus on strategy
  • Look where to cut costs
  • Plan vacations and time off often
  • Delegate work to assistants
  • Analyze budgets
  • Understand revenue streams and how to activate them
  • Plan out seasons
  • Make decisions based on data
  • Have a grasp on cash flow and P&L statements


My goal as a consultant is to teach you how to transition from entrepreneur to small business.

I believe you should be able to have a growth plan and make it happen- whatever that looks like for you and your product based business.

Imagine starting 2017 with a clear plan, not feeling "too busy" with your business completely under control. That is possible for you!



If you're feeling like this year is slipping through your fingers, and your big hopes for a thriving business are going have to wait til next year...

STOP RIGHT THERE.

I want to help you get a FIRM GRASP on 2016 and really turn things around in these last 8 weeks.

It doesn't have to be over yet!!

You can choose to give yourself a chance, rather than saying: "oh well maybe next year...", you could buckle down for these 8 weeks and REALLY make yourself proud.

Prove it to yourself, once and for all, that you are capable and worthy of success, doing what you love.

🌟 I've put together a super special package for just 5 women who are going to rapidly shift their reality with me in an intensive 8-week transformation. (starting THIS WEEK!)

And -- it's half the price of my regular package! 🌟

You'll hardly recognize yourself by the end of the year!!

You can expect to: 
  •  analyze your sales & margin data to maximize profits
  •  get you feeling great about your biz (mindset!)
  •  find your ideal client and speak to her loudly!
  •  dig deep into your inventory management and make it flow properly
  •  develop a buying and markdown strategy
  •  create and schedule content for all your social media channels
  •  launch your e-commerce or social selling site
  •  and whatever else you need…

This is a super high-level customized 8 weeks. You'll get the same access that my longer term 1:1 clients get. Training videos, book lists, workbooks-- you'll get what you need to succeed.

You want a business partner? Great- that's me for eight weeks.  
 
You + Me... we're going to deep dive into your business to figure out what is going right to push it, what's going wrong, and stop it. No more wondering why you have too much inventory or why there's not as much money in the bank as you thought there should be. 
 
Picture this: In just 8 weeks, you've got your business running like a super profitable machine, you have an after-holiday plan set up and in place, and you KNOW it's all working exactly the way you imagined in the dreams you had about your retail business. We're going to bring this to life.

Imagine clinking glasses of bubbly on New Year's Eve, celebrating your upleveled brand, newfound confident mindset, unshakeable business roadmap!!

Let's do this NOW!
Wouldn't it be SO AMAZING to look back on this day, as the day that EVERYTHING SHIFTED? The day you jumped in and staked your claim as the CEO of your business? Finally locked into place and success felt REAL?

Can't wait to connect with you!

To making lots of friends and making lots of money,

Emily

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I Heart Mondays! {FOR REAL}

This morning I woke up early to check out a Spin studio in the town we are staying in (we've started our traveling adventures!!). The place had great reviews and I have my spin shoes with me so I thought I'd try!

As I was setting up the bike, I was having trouble clipping my shoes into the pedals (it was the right size clip- I double checked!). So I asked the instructor if she could just guide my feet into the right place.

I said: "I just haven't been to a Spin class in awhile. And I think these bikes are different than the ones I've been on before."

She said: "It's Monday. Everything is harder on a Monday."

I thought: "WHAT? Well that's a crap story that you probably should let go of!"

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It set this weird tone up for me and during the class, she kept referring to the idea that "Monday is hard" "Let's get Monday going!"

All I could think was STOP BLAMING MONDAY. Poor freaking Monday has nothing to do with how I'm going to perform in this class. And honestly, you making it the enemy is NOT INSPIRING at all.

It doesn't matter what day of the week it is- I FLOW EVERYDAY. PERIOD.

When you're a small business owner, everyday is important. And frankly, everyday is equal.

When you choose to flow, choose to make everyday really great for you and your life, IT IS!

The freedom, living life on your own terms, showing up for the amazing business you've created--- this is what I do, and what I teach my clients to do.

Yes, resistance can come up. People wanting things from you, get in your way. The urge to help everyone in your path is a real life issue you need to deal with.

But at the end of the day:

  • YOU CHOOSE HOW YOU FEEL.
  • YOU HAVE CONTROL OVER YOUR EMOTIONS.
  • YOU DECIDE WHAT FLOW IS TO YOU.
  • YOU GET TO CREATE YOUR OWN REALITY.


So let's all stop blaming days of the week for how we feel. Because we can absolutely create the flow we desire no matter what day or time it is!

Here's to living your life in FUN!
xo,
Emily

PS: Have you been watching my Facebook Live Talks? They are pretty awesome if I say so myself :) I want you to hear these tips so click here.

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Are you Blocking Success from coming into your life?

"We're not here to celebrate perfectionism. We're here to celebrate how quickly we return our thoughts to love."
- Gabby Bernstein

 

I spent the a transformational weekend with New York Times Bestseller Gabby Bernstein at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. She speaks and publishes with Hay House (yeah Louise Hay's company), writes books and does workshops all over the world.

And guess what? She's not perfect. She's human. She cries. She has bad days. She told us that she hadn't slept through the night in days.

And she's INSPIRING. She knows what she wants and she goes for it. She manifested an Oprah interview AND a New York Times feature. Now that is some powerful stuff!

Me &amp; Gabby Bernstein! She signed my Kindle and I was officially a #SpiritJunkie!

Me & Gabby Bernstein! She signed my Kindle and I was officially a #SpiritJunkie!

If you've been following me for awhile, you might look at me and think,"She's so lucky" or "She's doing some cool things."

I'm going to let you in on a secret: It's NOT LUCK! I asked for all of it. I demanded all of it. I have made a very strong and clear choice to go after everything I decide I want for myself in my life.

In the winter, it was spending it in sunny Antigua. In April, it was having my dream photoshoot in Paris. May brought meeting powerhouse business women Kimra Luna and Selena Soo. This past weekend I spent with a powerful room of women and Gabby B. And in 2 weeks we will be completed selling all of our things and starting to travel around the world.

I want to be very clear... these are all the product of my manifested reality. I have felt drawn to these experiences, visualized, journaled and tapped on my fears or blocks around them. I trust in myself and the Universe that these wonderful things are available to me. 

And the cool part is that I can teach you to do this too if you are open and ready for it. 

My client Megan was a fast learner and on nearly every other call would have new opportunities pop up for her.

Whether it was a licensing deal for her artwork, a new commission, a blog interview, while working together she realized how powerful her thoughts and mindset were to the success of her business.

She even won a "Best of Boston" award during our time together! 

Are you ready to have someone in your corner who shows you the exact steps to having the life and business you desire? Everything you want IS possible for you- even if you can't quite see it yet.

I'm still offering clarity calls to those who are ready to stop playing small. Spots are open this week, but they are going to go fast so book as soon as you see this! Here's the link. I have 4 spots open for 1:1 consulting until October. THIS IS YOUR CHANCE. You are reading this for a reason and I invite you to explore the reason and see what happens...

Here's to living your life in FUN!
xo,
Emily

PS: Next week I'm doing a 5 day challenge on how to get more sales in your business in my Private Facebook Community--- If you aren't already in there, join NOW!!

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Why MASSIVE ACTION is the only COURSE OF ACTION

When you're a creative entrepreneur, you get caught in this limiting belief cycle of:

- "I need my big break."
- "I have to do it exactly like that successful person did."
- "I'll always be struggling with money and success.
- "Working hard is part of the journey."
- "If I work more, I'll make more money."

You know what? It doesn't have to be that way. 

Those are just old lines a society of humans based in fear have been caught up in. It hasn't been like that for me this past year. I've learned to get where I am with ease, clarity and incredible support. And within 1 year of deciding to completely overhaul my life and business- another BIG shift is happening:

In the next 3 weeks, we are selling nearly everything we own to travel freely around the world.

Seriously. 

That saying "If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you" is DEAD ON. The idea of moving is challenging me... it's also changing every fiber of my being.

At 33 years old, I'm once again, choosing to LIVE BIG and go for EXACTLY what I wantDesigning my life around SUNSHINE, FREEDOM and EXPLORATION has been something I've wanted to do for many years. And in small steps, I had been getting bits and pieces.

Starting as a winter away in Florida, Greg and I slowly have been traveling more, and for longer time periods. We've downsized our "things" every month. We've simplified our lives with things like housekeepers and food delivery service to uplevel and create ease.

Last night, my body's natural reaction to fear kicked in and I had a little meltdown. I cried and tapped and hugged Greg. I told him I was scared and nervous about moving away. We talked feelings and plans and within minutes I felt SO.MUCH.BETTER.

I don't know if I've shared this with you yet, but I process every itty bitty feeling that comes up in my brain-- doing mindset work like journaling, tapping and meditating 2-3 hours a day. Excitement, terror, sadness, confusion, clarity. ALL OF THE FEELINGS have come up in this most recent upleveling cycle.

You see... INTENSE FREAKING EMOTIONS ARE BEHIND EVERY OUNCE OF MASSIVE ACTION.

I realized that ALL of this work to move my business online is workingexactly the way I've planned. The MASSIVE ACTION in my business I've taken over the past year is creating more MASSIVE ACTION in my life. 

AND IT'S AWESOME.

Maybe you're a creative entrepreneur who wants to run their business from anywhere (even from the couch!). Perhaps you have a business up and running and it's not profitable, or at all where you want it to be financially? 

I want to help you. I've been running businesses for 12+ years in product and service based spaces. Turning a PROFIT in every single one. And when I say profit, I don't mean a little fun money-- I mean PAY FOR MY LIFE money.

That PAY FOR MY LIFE money has been my HAVE A FUN LIFEmoney.

I want you to have a fun life which is fully funded by your business. So are you ready to give up the story of struggle around money? Ditch the self doubt and start taking MASSIVE ACTION? Invest in a MAJOR way for MAJOR RESULTS? Oh, and trust that you are AVAILABLE to having an amazing business?

That's the woman I'm looking for.

I have 5 spots open in my 1:1 Consulting Program. It's customized to your goals of living a fun, fab life running your biz and having a blast. These are my last spots open until October when I will once again raise my prices.

Here's to living your life in FUN!
xo,
Emily

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Are You Obsessed with Perfection?

Is it serving you?

I've been teaching this week- at Fashion Summer Camp!! 

And my mantra with the girls is "As long as you create it from your heart, it's perfect."

At camp, it's a "prepare for a mess" kind of place. The kids are out of school and I get excited to let them go where their inspiration takes them- no matter what that looks like to me or anyone else. 

I'll admit, I have a mega-perfectionist streak. And for a long time I thought it was necessary to be successful. But, it doesn't serve me to lead with perfection.

What's important to me, what I desire for my life to look like, is just plain FUN (being perfect doesn't feel fun to me!). I want to explore, learn, grow, be challenged and teach. 

So I proclaim...

- If driving your beat up old car feels fun to you- do it!
- If eating out at restaurants on weekends feels fun to you- do it!
- If wearing your old comfiest shoes feels fun to you- do it!
- If traveling around the world feels fun to you- do it!
- If taking a walk twice a day feels fun to you- do it!

Everyone's desires are completely different. I want to encourage you to do whatever is FUN for YOU!

I'm gathering an amazing group of business women who want to live life in a way that feels more FUN to them. I'm giving them support, high level trainings, accountability, a community and (when it's needed) a big push in the direction of their BIG goals for 2016. 

If you aren't on track to reach your 2016 business (and life!) goals, I'd love to have you in my Signature Mastermind program. 

I want to be clear that it's not a formal course with modules-- it's more than that. A CUSTOMIZED 5-month program for you and a community of game changing women. 

Learn more about the Signature Mastermind.

What do you need help with? Marketing, FB Ads, selling more product or service, establishing a mindset for success, website design/structure, scheduling your days and weeks for efficiency, sales conversations, sell through rates, GROWING your BUSINESS to the income goals you are so desiring and living the life that feels joyous to you. I have studied it ALL with the BEST (seriously, I know too much about too much!) and I'm jazzed to help a special group of women for the remainder of 2016. 

The Mastermind and my 1:1 Consulting are the only 2 ways I'll be offering for you to work with me for the remainder of 2016. So if you've been thinking about me for awhile now, I highly suggest you check out this incredibly priced program ASAP.

Learn more about the Signature Mastermind.

Apply for the Signature Mastermind.

Here's to living your life in FUN!
xo,
Emily

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Last July > This July

Last July, I was sitting on this bed, staring at my computer and crying my eyes out.

It was supposed to be a fun holiday vacation, but I all I could think about was how I had no money. How I had no hope and how the hell I got myself into this situation.

My brick and mortar business was struggling, I had panic attacks every time I was in my mobile business... and as for the 3 other businesses I had running--- well, they were the ones paying the bills. I was tired, sad and in hindsight, I'd say I was depressed.

I knew I had to make a change-- and the change was certainly not to go back to a typical 9-5 job.

A month before this, I had started listening to an audio training series from a woman, also named Emily.

She had this incredible outlook on life and business... there were quotables inside the trainings, and I had taken notes on notes trying to figure out what her secret sauce was.

See, I was the type of person who always said, "I can figure this out, I don't need help."

But at this point, I was so deep into my entrepreneurial life, I wasn't quite sure how to figure this out myself. And sure, these audio trainings we amazing-- inspiring and with instruction-- but I realized that I couldn't replace a freebie training series with a true course with a real person to help me.

And that's when I gave in. Well, with a little help.

Emily was selling a 3 month course at the end of the audio training. I looked at the sign up page for the course probably a thousand times, continuously telling myself I couldn't afford it. But deep down, I knew I needed to sign up soooo badly. Like THIS was THE thing that would change my life. If I didn't take this risk, I'd continue along my path of depression.

I tried to sell some things, ask my sister to use her credit card, and moved some bits of money around. But it still wasn't enough for the first payment.

My boyfriend Greg had seen how much I would light up listening to the trainings, and that I had this glimmer of hope when I spoke about signing up for the course.

The day I was sitting on the bed crying, he came in and asked what was wrong. It was the last day to sign up, and I couldn't because I didn't have the money.

He left... and in less than 2 minutes, he came back with his credit card. Passing it to me, he said "Use this to sign up and you can pay me back when you can."

I almost didn't take it... Who was I to be using his money? This was admitting defeat in the biggest sense possible. I would never ask a man to pay for something like this. I was taught that a woman should take care of herself.

I shut down the voices running through my head and took the card. As soon as I got the confirmation for the course sign up, I felt a rush of relief come over my body. I knew that I was a good worker, I could get things done. And now I had an expert telling me exactly what to do to change my life for the better.

I was saved.

That was one year ago.

Since then it's been a whirlwind:
- I closed my brick and mortar store.
- I sold my mobile business!
- I started a business consulting business!
- I've been completely booked since I started consulting. And my clients are getting insanely positive results in their lives and businesses!
- I launched 2 new programs, a mastermind and intensives.
- I spent the winter in Antigua, a week in Paris (where I had my dream photoshoot!) and am about to travel around the world for the next couple of years.
- I've worked (and continue to work) with the top coaches in the world in business, mindset, public speaking, personal development and internet marketing.

And personally:
- My relationship with Greg gets deeper everyday.
- My mom and I are closer than ever before.
- My dad has a new level of respect for me as a business woman.
- I have ah-mazing new business besties all over the world. (And my super sweetie long time besties are reaping the benefits of my enhanced personal development, making continual improvements in their lives!)
- I feel happy, safe, inspired and vibrationally aligned every single day.
- I live with a greater sense of purpose and clarity than I ever have before. 

I live with a passion for not only MY dreams, but I'm obsessed with my CLIENT'S goals and dreams. I have seen so much transformation in my own life, I can't help but be addicted to seeing them transform as well.

Being successful in life and business REQUIRES being vulnerable. 

If I hadn't gotten over myself and what my mind was telling me to keep me safe, I absolutely wouldn't be where I am today.

I had to take the risk, I had to ask for help, and I had to be willing to put myself into situations that were uncomfortable (trust me, there were more than just in this letter!).

There are 174 days left in 2016.

How are you going to choose to be vulnerable? 

Are you willing to get uncomfortable for the sake of success, the chance to live a fantastic life full of every desire your business can afford you?

I believe in you and I'm obsessed with you achieving your dreams and goals!

Here's to living your life full of everything you desire!
xo,
Emily

P.S. Want to talk about your dreams and goals for your life and business? I'm ready to hear them and map out the quickest way for you to get there. Just click here.

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My $35,000 Plan

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My $35,000 Plan

I only watch very specific television shows, and one of my favorites lately is ‘The Grinder’ on Fox. Rob Lowe (total hottie!) plays an actor who for many years was a famous TV lawyer, and now he’s returned home and works at his family’s real life law firm in Idaho. He never passed the bar, but his TV show antics seem to always work in real life.

Anyhow, the episode I watched last week was all about how he decided that to be able to solve the BIG case, he needed to get wrapped up in a side story. That the ‘side story’ would be able to distract him enough so he could connect the dots and figure out how to work the angles on the BIG case.

Of course this got me thinking about how my mindset practice is my FOREVER side story, helping me solve the issues that come up while running my coaching business. I spend between 1-4 hours A DAY on journaling, tapping, drowning myself in audios and reading. I’ve unlocked blocks I didn’t know I had, solved problems in my relationships with others, and gotten the clues to what’s holding me back from the next HUGE levels in my business (I hit $35k this month already. $40k is July’s goal!!)…

And now I’m helping others do the same. Last week on a call with a client, she said “I spoke to a total ideal client, but she probably can’t afford my $4,000 rates.” I immediately stopped her… 1. Because her rate is $5,000… and 2. Because she was putting her own limiting beliefs about money onto this woman she had talked to for 30 minutes.

I gave her the assignment to write down all the reasons she is capable of charging $5,000 and why someone would pay her $5,000. Guess what? Two days later she signed a $5,000 client!

In business, a person’s side story should ALWAYS be mindset work. Lots to do, do the mindset work first. Got nothing to do, do some mindset work.

So many coaches are throwing around the term "mindset work" but not telling you WHAT that MEANS or LOOKS LIKE! Let me be specific about what mine looks like so you get an idea of what it looks like for a $35k month:

I focus on ONE GOAL and became laser focused on that one goal.

I wrote the goal down every day— and the goal has a deadline.

>> My morning routine:
1. Wake up, be aware of how I feel.
Listen to Abraham Hicks good morning rampage.
Write down how I want to feel today.
2. Then move on to journaling around my goal. What it would feel like to have achieved the goal, what I would do when it happened, how I would act, and then I close my eyes and visualize myself with the results.
3. Then I listen to Steve Seibold’s positive self talk on self esteem and personal development. I kept myself around high vibe people and things.

>> During the day:
I’m aware of my thoughts and feelings. If something negative comes up, I stop, write it down and journal and tap about it. I also listen to more Abraham Hicks and subliminal messaging music.

>> Before Bed:
I go back to my ‘how I want to feel today’ notes and once again, focus on my goal and the feeling that the result of that goal is going to bring. I journal more, tap if I need to, and end the night in meditation. As I lay down in bed, I start to think about how much I appreciate everything around me: the bed, the air conditioning, the pillows… all of it. And I drift off to sleep with some gentle music.

Hope this helps YOU have a $35k month!!
xo, Emily

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