Social media is both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, it helps so many of us build our business, right? You know the story; I was able to build my multi six-figure business just through Instagram alone. I owe a lot to it. But it can also be the source of extreme jealousy.
In the beauty industry, it can seem like every time another salon, studio, or artist succeeds, it means you're failing. It's not a fun cycle to be in. You see someone you're jealous of experience success, you start to get down on yourself for not hitting that achievement or being right where they are or better, you get angry with them, and then you feel shameful that you're even experiencing these feelings.
Listen, you're not that raging green monster...
I talk a lot about being an immigrant. I came to the US at a very young age from the Philippines with my family and I saw my dad put in hours of hard work to take our 10 person family from a tiny two-bedroom apartment with fake walls to middle-class suburbia. I attribute my natural work ethic and drive to my parents because they taught me that you get out what you put in. Nothing was just handed to us, you know?
My story is important to me and whenever I meet someone with a similar story, it's an instant connection. That's how it was when Taby Davila and I met. She has an amazing story that starts with her family's attempts to cross the border into the US when she was very young. Now she's an incredibly successful entrepreneur with multiple businesses....
Stefanos Sifandos is one of my favorite people on Instagram. Everything he posts is just so insightful. He's a love and relationship coach - which I think everyone can learn from regardless of whether you're in a "good" relationship, "bad" relationship, or not in one at all. He works predominantly with men and channeling your masculine energy efficiently, but he also sees a lot of women one on one.
He's just really intelligent and I think the work he's doing on Instagram is something everyone needs to pay attention too because it's so important.
I was super excited when he agreed to be on Pretty Rich Podcast with me because, you know, I only want to deliver my Pretty Rich family the best. And he is.
We're talking all about emotional intelligence, the power of failure, getting your man into self-development, masculinity in female entrepreneurship, and so much more good stuff.
Look, we all love pretty pictures, okay? But if that's all your brand is...I mean, how does that help you stand out? How does that help your customers connect to you? How does that help them relate to you?
I talk about myself all of the time. I'm always sharing parts of my life and story with you guys. And it's not because I just love talking about myself all the time. It's because the more I share, the more you see of me as a person rather than just pretty microblade brows, the more we connect. The stronger our relationship gets. And the better I can help you! Because we'll know each other better.
On this episode, I have Monique Benabou, who is a master of knowing herself and sharing her truth. You might remember her from season 2 of The Voice. Before she did a deep-dive...
I'm all for strong women, okay, of course, but needing a support group doesn't mean you're not strong. It doesn't mean you're not capable.
We're programmed to be social creatures. It's a deep survival instinct. It's in our DNA. It's not really something you can fight.
And maybe, if that's the kind of mentality that you have, maybe it's been hard for you to find your group. Maybe you've struggled to find your tribe, the people, the group of friends, that love and support you and the things that you do. And I totally understand that.
If you've been alone for a while, if you've been hurt by friends before, it can be hard to open yourself back up and welcome the idea of a tribe but trust me, girl. Your life will be so much better when you do find your true tribe. So we're gonna talk...
You're in luck, sister friend! It totally can be you. That's what I'm here for!
For this episode, I brought in my good friend, Kimberly Marie Stylist. She is an award-winning hairstylist and is committed to helping other hairstylists create the businesses of their dreams through her beauty business coaching. And in this episode, she's going to share with us her best tips for pricing your services, believing in your own worth, and leveling up your business.
I know you don't want to wait any longer for the tips that will change your life, so let's get into it!
Here are the episode highlights:
‣‣ [09:22] First I have Kimberly introduce herself to all of the viewers who may not be familiar with her. Which, um, you should be.
You couldn't be more wrong, sister! Think about it like this: going to therapy by yourself just means that you want to better yourself. Going to therapy as a couple just means you both want to better yourselves and your relationship. What sounds better than that? I'll wait.
Now, I'm not about to pack your bags for you and send you to counseling or anything like that. No, I'm bringing it to you! And don't worry if you're not in a relationship - this is for you too! Especially if you're an entrepreneur that's just struggling to find the partner that fits perfectly into your unique lifestyle.
For this episode, I brought in intimacy expert Marla Mattenson to shed some light on what entrepreneur couples are really like and...
Our guest for this episode couldn't be a better person to speak on this subject. Calie Calbrese is a gut and mindest expert that coaches women on how to achieve high success in their businesses and lives and her motto is: choose joy. Now, choosing joy doesn't mean that it's easy to just choose to be happy, but it means above all else, she chooses joy.
She chooses what will be good for her, rather than what will be bad. But it's not something that's always come easy to her.
Years ago, before Calie moved to Cali, she found out that her husband of 14 years had been arrested in a prostitution sting - and that he had been unfaithful to her for the entirety of their...
I've got your back, sister! For this episode, I brought in super successful celebrity makeup artist, Melissa Hibbert, to give us all of the behind the scenes secrets to making your beauty business the next big success story!
Melissa Hibbert has been in the beauty industry for 8 years and in that time she's had more celebrity clients than I can count and she's been on Bravo, Oxygen, Lifetime, VH1, BET, CBS, and so many other shows. She's worked super hard to get here and she deserves ALL of her success. And now she's giving back, sharing all of her expertise with all of you so that you can also build the beauty business of your dreams.
Here are the episode highlights:...
No need to fear, friend, I'm here to help! I don't know if you know this, but along with being a boss beauty entrepreneur myself, I also happen to work with and am friends with SO MANY other boss beauty entrepreneurs. Honestly, I couldn't tell you how many amazing women in the beauty industry I've had the pleasure of talking to let alone working with. So, what I'm saying is, I know a thing or two about beauty entrepreneurs. And I know what characteristics make for a successful beauty boss.
Yeah, I said it. I know the secrets. I know the tricks of the trade. And I'm here to share them with you. I put together a list of the top 15 traits that I see reflected in ALL of the successful beauty bosses I know. And these are all things that I believe you can...