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Hi there! Today I'm continuing my little CEO series to share some insight on working with brands.. but this one is SUCH an important one... Brand ambassador or fully sponsored - trying a product B E F O R E you represent it is 🔑This goes back to my earlier discussion on how to initiate conversations with a brand...If you’ve tried the product first you can speak to:•How you use it•Why you love it•Why you would recommend it to someone elseIf a company DOES reach out to you, what do you do? Say yes? Agree? Sign the papers... NOPE... I'll touch...

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Hi Friends! We're back with some more helpful tips on working with brands...⠀⠀ FIRST - again - there is no right and wrong way. Every company you reach out to is going to be different. Sometimes it’s ok to DM, sometimes it’s ok to email, sometimes they have a site where you can log your information.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀But more recently I’ve just been slammed with copy and paste messages who want free stuff...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀QUESTION TO ASK YOURSELF: If you truly love a biz (especially a small biz!), is FREE STUFF truly the way to SUPPORT them grow? I’ll let you answer that on your...

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Hello Hello! The other day I attended a private event for a group of Dallas fitness influencers, where I had the opportunity to speak on behalf of my experience as both a brand and as an influencer. This inspired me to be more vocal on a few topics regarding influencers and working with brands, as no one really gives you the exact "how to" do it. There really isn't a right way to do it yet. Influencer marketing is still in its infancy, but in my experience so far there are certainly better ways to approach the whole process. First...

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  I’ve never really liked “stuff.” I avoid buying “stuff” as much as possible. I’d much rather focus my time, energy, and dollars to doing something – an experience with my friends, a fancy dinner, a vacation, doing something fun with my nephew, and you see where I’m heading. I don’t often find a deep attachment to material objects. That doesn’t mean that I don’t find VALUE in material objects – because I certainly do. You get what you pay for – blah, blah, blah. But why buy something if you don’t need it or it doesn’t serve a specific purpose in your life?...

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I grew up in Alabama and consider myself a true Southerner, even though I've spent the last four years full time and the three years before that going to college in the Midwest. Don't get me wrong; I love cheese curds and am making my way toward loving brats and all those other "Northern foods," but the love of Southern food still runs through my veins.  Right up there with from-scratch biscuits and sausage gravy, fried okra, and sweet tea is one of my favorite recipes of all time: real-deal banana puddin'. (You can't add a 'g' to the end...

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