EP 20: The Million-Dollar Word Stylist, Apryl Beverly, Goes Behind The Scenes of Her Brand

EP 20: The Million-Dollar Word Stylist, Apryl Beverly, Goes Behind The Scenes of Her Brand

 

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In today’s episode we’re talking to Author and “Million-Dollar Word Stylist”, Apryl Beverly.  Apryl takes us backstage of her business, what motivated her to quit her 9 to 5, how she prepared herself for entrepreneur life and the biggest challenges she faced building her brand.

About Apryl

Apryl Beverly, the “Million-Dollar Word Stylist” and founder of BAAB Writing and Marketing Services crafts copy that has generated millions in revenue for solo entrepreneurs and some of the top brands in the U.S.

Known for her educated, “tell-it-like-it-is” writing style, she recently hit the Amazon Top 5 Best Seller’s List in 3 categories just 24 hours after releasing her first book, “Shots Fired! How to Write Copy that Pierces Hearts (And Opens Wallets).”

In addition to being a sentence slinger, Apryl is also a mom and wife and runs a busy empire.

 

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Apryl’s website: www.baab.biz

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EP 19: How to Make More Meaningful Relationships in Business with Monique Melton

EP 19: How to Make More Meaningful Relationships in Business with Monique Melton

EP 19 How to Make More Meaningful Relationships in Business with Monique Melton

Part of what our exclusive Rich Life Society loves most about being a part of the our community is access to secret episodes.  These secret episodes takes you behind the scenes of how successful entrepreneurs are killing the industry so you can use the same strategies in your business.  Here are the show notes to our first secret episode. To get access to the audio and discussion join the Rich Life Society here.

In today’s secret episode, we’re talking to Author and Brand Strategist, Monique Melton.  Monique is going behind the scenes on how to build successful relationships and collaborations with influencers in the industry to grow your business.

 

 

About Monique

Monique Melton is a creative and incredibly insightful brand strategist, author, speaker & mentor. She encourages passionate entrepreneurs to embrace authenticity & create real strategies for achieving their definition of success.

Monique is the author of EntrepreFriendships, a book that uncovers the step-by-step process to building business relationships and earning business opportunities. She travels the country to encourage and support others in their journey of embracing authenticity and achieving their definition of success. She brings out the best in you, your brand & your team.

 

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • Power of collaboration and networking
  • Finding yourself and embracing authenticity
  • Bouncing back from a period of inactivity
  • Rebranding and being afraid
  • What the best way to build relationships is whether you’re an introvert

This interview is a must listen for any side hustler who wants to quit their 9 to 5.

 

Resources Discussed in this Episode:

 EntrepreFriendships

 

More From Monique Melton:

 www.MoniqueMelton.com

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 www.DamianDuncan.com

I Am The Possibility Book

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EP 18: Empire Life Magazine Editor in Chief Asia Horne is Inspiring Women To Build Their Own Empire

EP 18: Empire Life Magazine Editor in Chief Asia Horne is Inspiring Women To Build Their Own Empire

Best Selling Author Tiana Patrice on How Fear Pushed Her to Quit Her 9 to 5 and Pursue Her Passion (1)

Asia Horne is the Founder and Editor-in- Chief of Empire Life Magazine and EmpireLifeMag.Com; responsible for the conception of the premier digital publication developing the brand, all through the use of social and digital media.

Asia is also co-Creator; Founder of The Unlocked Summit. The summit is a national workshop-based experience created for the ultimate entrepreneurial woman, where participants can gain knowledge and resources from local women entrepreneurial influencers.

Asia is from Flint, MI by way of Grand Rapids, MI, and the oldest of five.  In this episode, Asia shares with us what inspired her to leave her 9 to 5 and pursue her passion to create digital magazine,  one of her biggest struggles as an entrepreneur and how she overcame it and her best business strategies on running a magazine.

Show Notes & Mentions:

Empire Life Magazine  @empirelifemag  empirelifemag.com  asiaavantgarde

The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage

Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time 2nd (second) Edition by Tracy, Brian published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2007)

I Am The Possibility: 10 Ways To Design The Life You Want To Live

First Issue of Empire Life Magazine

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EP 17: Amber Aziza Shares Her Story on Quitting Her 9 to 5 and Building a 7 Figure Biz Before Age 30

EP 17: Amber Aziza Shares Her Story on Quitting Her 9 to 5 and Building a 7 Figure Biz Before Age 30

Amber Aziza

 

Amber Aziza, founder and CEO of Amber Aziza Enterprises which houses ASquaredCoach.com and MidnightMillionaireClub.com has made it her life’s work to help amazing and talented Millennial and Millennial-at-heart Entrepreneurs build their businesses into 6 and 7 figure success!

She built and sold her first multimillion dollar  business before turning 30, and turned around and sold her second company shortly thereafter. Amber helps her clients all around the world through the entire process of biz ownership—from the spark of an idea all the way to their first million dollar year!

Named by Huffington Post as one of the top seven Periscopers to follow for Business, Amber speaks about  Business, Millennials, and Public Speaking. She currently owns 3 successful Entrepreneur ventures and operates them from Headquarters in Washington, DC.

In this episode, Amber shares what happened in a board meeting that made her quit her job right on the spot with no warning, the one thing she regrets doing when she quit, the first thing she did to jumpstart her biz and how others would have probably shamed her for this, the low point she had in her business when she had to sacrifice her prized possessions, and how she manages to have an omnipresence across social media.  This interview is a must listen for any side hustler who wants to quit their 9 to 5.

Show Notes & Mentions:

Blue Ocean Strategy

The Art Of War

Xero

Freedcamp

Find Amber at www.ASquaredCoach.com, and www.MidnightMillionaireClub.com

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[Ep 16] TV Producer, Diamonde Williamson Shares Why It’s Important to Stay True to Yourself as an Entrepreneur

[Ep 16] TV Producer, Diamonde Williamson Shares Why It’s Important to Stay True to Yourself as an Entrepreneur

Diamonde Williamson’s mission is to empower women by living her own dream and creating inspiring digital and television content. After producing shows on networks such as OWN, USA, TV One and WETv, Diamonde is determined to create more opportunities for black women to see an expanded view of themselves and tell their authentic stories.

During this episode, Diamonde shared with us how she started her career in television, what challenges she faced going into an industry that exploits african americans on “rachet tv” and how she plans to make a difference in showing people of color in a way that promotes excellence through her new broadcast channel, Blossom Network TV.  She also shared how getting fired 4 times was the best thing that ever happened to her.

Show Notes and Mentions: 

Content Marketing Institute

Entrepreneur.com

The Compound Effect

Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation

Contact Diamonde: Website | Instagram: @therealdiamonde

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[EP 15] Tonya Rapley Talks Emotional Transformations She Went Through After Quitting Her Job and How She Built Her Finance Empire

Tonya Rapley is a nationally recognized millennial money expert. She was deemed the “New Face of Wealth Building” by Black Enterprise magazine and was selected as a Modern History Maker by TV One. Her mission is to help millennial women break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck and look fabulous while doing it.

Because of her relatable personality and fabulous flair, Tonya is a highly sought after media personality. Her work has been featured in Women’s DayEBONY, and on CentricTV. Tonya’s expertise has also been recognized by popular media outlets such as, the NY Daily News, Yahoo! Finance, and Marketwatch. As a writer, Tonya has also contributed to Credit.com, Buzzfeed, and TheRoot.com, making a powerful influence on the financial lives of millennials.

In this episode Tonya shares:

  • The emotional transformation and fears she faced when she quit her job and how she bounced back
  • The importance of having an emergency flight fund
  • How building a strong support system helped her catapult her business

Show Notes: 

www.myfabfinance.com

www.courses.myfabfinance.com

Find Tonya on Social Media: @myfabfinance

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[EP 14] Tiffany Lanier Talks Quitting Her Job, Making Her Bosses Her New Clients, and How a Near Death Incident Changed Her Life

Tiffany is a Vision Ignitor, Online Business Strategist & Clarity Coach helping experts and purpose-driven entrepreneurs build authority online and monetize their message so they can impact the world doing work they love.

In this episode, Tiffany talks about how she quit her 9 to 5 back in 2012, and turned her boss into her first client. She shares how she went broke after 6 months of quitting with $20 in the bank, maxed out her credit card to go to an event to learn how to blog for business an create digital courses and programs and then in 2013, took a break to learn everything she could about online business and personal branding.

She launched her Personal Brand, Livewithtiffany.com, in Spring of 2014 and made her first 10k in less than 60 days. But shortly after getting pregnant in the fall of 2014, Tiffany was faced with dyer complications. Doctors told her that she would lose her baby by 24 weeks and could possibly lose her own life in the process.  You’ll learn how she shifted her mindset and decided that it was imperative to make her online business work to support her family and the unborn child she knew she would have despite what the doctors told her.

Tiffany shares how she was able to have her first five figure month In January of 2015, gave herself a two month maternity leave, and doubled her income for the year with a newborn baby.

For daily motivational, business tips, and a behind the scenes look of her life follow Tiffany on Snapchat: LivewithTiffany and for Weekly Videos check out her Youtube Channel, Live with Tiffany.

 

CONNECT WITH TIFFANY

Website | Twitter | Periscope | Youtube

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[EP 13] Best Selling Author Tiana Patrice on How Fear Pushed Her to Quit Her Job and Pursue Her Passion

Tiana Patrice is a captivating bestselling author, thought leader and empowerment speaker who holds a deep-rooted passion for supporting the personal and entrepreneurial development of women all over the world.  She is an award-winning author, entrepreneur, speaker, and business mentor who specializes in equipping women to shift their mindsets, own their power, and push through their fear. She is also the CEO of Tiana Patrice Consulting, a consulting company that focuses on bettering small businesses and corporate entrepreneurs through personal and professional development.

Her message of empowerment has been spotlighted on The Huffington Post, WTVY News (A CBS Station), WGRX News (A NBC Station), WOOF FM, MMIA Magazine, The Freedom Biz Podcast and more…

Tiana Patrice is the author of the bestselling book Fifty Two Shades of Fearless: Powerful Declarations For The Purpose Driven Woman. In this book she inspires women to shift their mindsets, declare greatness over their lives, stand on faith and make the conscious decision to fear less. She encourages them to own their power, stop playing small and make things happen.

Tiana’s vulnerability of sharing her story empowers women to keep pushing when things seem impossible. Her vibrant personality and conversational tone incites a spark among her audiences to take immediate action outside of their comfort zone, let go of the self-limiting beliefs, divorce their fear and reach their fullest potential.

Tiana’s personal story is one of determination and resilience. In her journey, she repeatedly demonstrates the power of imagining and cultivating your dreams and possibilities all while divorcing your fear. From a very young age she developed a strong belief that she would not become a product of her environment, and with the life skills she learned from her hard working mother and grandmother, she set out to create a different reality for herself.

Immediately after graduating high school, Tiana set off to college at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and quickly jumped into the work force landing a number of well-paid positions in Corporate America. For nearly 10 years, she built a career that most deemed comfortable. But, it wasn’t enough for Tiana.

After having her daughter Khloe, she yearned for more. Her spirit became restless. Her life seemed mundane. She knew she was destined for greater things. So she decided to do the unthinkable, she ditched her 9-5 to set out on her own path. Tiana redefined mommy-hood for her daughter. In just a few short months, Tiana launched her LLC, Launch Your Dreams, and began mentoring purpose driven women along their journey of life and business.

Because she made the decision to walk fearlessly in her purpose, without apologies, other women now have the courage and the hope to do the same. Tiana authentically shares the truths about entrepreneurship and her journey of following her purpose, which continues to inspire women to push through and reach their goals, even in the face of challenges, fear, doubt and setbacks.

Tiana has indeed impacted the lives of thousands of purpose driven women through her life-changing principles of fearlessly walking in one’s purpose.

In this episode, Tiana shares her story of how fear pushed her to quit her job and take a leap of faith to pursue her passion.

CONNECT WITH TIANA

Website | Twitter

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[EP 12] Shunta Grant of Because of Zoe on How She Used Instagram to Build Her Empire and Quit Her Job as an Attorney

Shunta Grant is the creator and owner of Because of Zoe Designs (affectionately known as BOZ), a design brand specializing in modern handmade accessories for girls and women.

Shunta began Because of Zoe while practicing law full time at a regional law firm in Greenville, South Carolina. After realizing that she loved to style her daughter, Zoe, in headbands and hair bows, Shunta took to creating her own and when she had left over materials from making Zoe’s hair bows, she began selling them through Instagram. In her first sale on Instagram, Shunta sold over nine hundred dollars worth of bows in less than 45 minutes. Each Instagram sale resulted in higher sales and the popularity of the bows grew beyond Shunta’s imagination as she watched her products sell out each time.

After seeing the success of her products and receiving an array of positive feedback from customers, Shunta began to think about Because of Zoe as more than a beloved pastime and began to work toward turning her passion into a business that would allow her life to better reflect her personal priorities and life goals. The dream of the freedom to be the mom, wife, daughter and friend that she wanted to be was the push she needed to grow Because of Zoe into a sustainable business. Shunta developed an online web presence for Because of Zoe and began to focus on growing a loyal customer base and entering into retail relationships with stockists.

Because of Zoe Designs is currently sold in three retail locations and is projected to more than quadruple its retail reach within 2016. Because of Zoe has been featured in two magazines, receiving a two­page spread in each, and currently has a social media following of over fourteen thousand.

When it came time to select a name for the business, Because of Zoe was a natural and easy choice for Shunta. Although this business began as creating hair bows her daughter, it has grown to be much more. Because of her daughter, Shunta realizes how important it is to spend her days, her time, her life doing not only something that she loves, but something that loves her back.

In September 2015, Shunta left the firm and became a successful full time entrepreneur. In addition to continuing to grow and expand Because of Zoe Designs, Shunta launched Because of Zoe BIZ, an innovative business development and consulting platform, where she teaches and counsels women entrepreneurs in an effort to encourage them to define and discover their freedom in business. Knowing how amazing life is beyond the “9 to 5,” Shunta strives to empower and help women achieve the entrepreneur life.

CONNECT WITH SHUNTA

Instagram | Pinterest  | Website | Facebook

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[EP 11] Raeh Williams on Going From Wantrepreneur to Successful Entrepreneur

Raeh is a multi-passionate entrepreneur with a number of successful businesses. Her passion for online business has helped her start a number of online stores, a subscription service and an online classroom that provides Traditional and Online Business Training.

A Chartered Quantity Surveyor (Construction Cost & Project Consultant), Raeh formerly managed the leading Quantity Surveying firm in the Bahamas region for 10 years. She has worked on a broad range of projects over recent years including major developments throughout the Bahama Islands such as Bahamar Roadwork and Bahamar Commercial Village as well as luxury homes in Ocean Club Estates and Lyford Cay. Raeh teaches wantrepreneurs, entrepreneurs and small businesses how to use online systems, social media, marketing and branding to be more profitable.

She dreams of a Bahamas that harnesses the potential of online business, where, in her words, “The opportunities to create entrepreneurship and jobs are amazing, but we are not taking advantage of those opportunities, I hope that through my example, that changes, SOON”.

She is also a respected trainer for many established Bahamian businesses and organizations and often speaks on business and entrepreneurship at events and has been featured on a number of international telesummits.

In this episode, Raeh shares how she went from Wantrepreneur to Entrepreneur and her journey on helping other wantrepreneurs achieve success doing what they are truly passionate about.

 

CONNECT WITH RAEH

Instagram | Twitter  | Website | Facebook

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