Get More Followers On Instagram with IG Stories

Many marketers don’t realize the power of the hashtag on Instagram.  They also don’t realize the power of stories on Instagram.  Put the two together, and you have a secret weapon for organic growth and highly improved engagement.

It’s a very simple strategy. Simply use the hashtag by type (#) then your topic of choice, into stories you are able to reach an entirely new audience quickly and easily.  All it takes is a little research and your audience will be growing in no time.

Every time you post an Instagram story you should add a generic hashtag to it.  Keep it broad.  Make sure to lay it over the video or the photo post.  Then, all you need to do is watch the views (and follows) come rolling in.

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Travel Habits You Should Develop

You live and you learn — and the same goes for travel. The more you do it, the more you realize mistakes you’ve been making and ways to make travel much easier the next time you do it.

There is a lot to be said for establishing good travel habits. When you’re traveling, most of those good habits involve being prepared for a possible setback like losing your luggage, getting sick or having something stolen. Here are 15 travel habits that all savvy world-travelers should adopt to ensure you’re always prepared, no matter what setbacks you encounter during your trip. Continue reading “Travel Habits You Should Develop”

Habits That Are Holding You Back At Work

Habits are the foundation of our everyday lives. We build our daily practices, and eventually, our habits and routines shape us.

We either build good habits that support us as we move toward our goals or bad ones that undermine our ability to achieve and succeed. One thing is for certain: it’s going to be difficult to reach your dreams if you are living with a slew of bad habits. Continue reading “Habits That Are Holding You Back At Work”

Power Dressing Tips/Always Look Your Best

Dressing well and taking care of your appearance goes hand in hand with feeling confident and dare I say invincible. Various studies have been done to see exactly how your choice in clothing affects your state of mind, and results have found that formal clothing is a great choice for inducing feelings of empowerment as well as fueling a more abstract and broad mindset.

Considering this, it comes as no surprise that powerful working women such as Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Anna Wintour continuously make headlines for their style as well as their work.

The performative quality of going-out dressing, of becoming a “most attractive” version of myself, and the pressure involved weren’t something I’d spent too much time actively thinking about, but it was a more subconscious choice. Make sure you are dressing for yourself and not others. Continue reading “Power Dressing Tips/Always Look Your Best”

Building your Wardrobe for Work

I live in NYC (where fashion is on every block) and it’s so hard to be stylish and look professional.

Work attire is a tricky subject. While there are a few general rules of thumb for office dressing, it really depends on where you work. Different environments call for different ensembles.  We all have those days when we just don’t feel like trying but still want to look good. Is that so much to ask? It may seem as though girls like Gigi Hadid just roll out of bed looking casually chic, but there’s a formula for their effortlessly cool style. You too can pull off the “I-just-woke-up-like-this” vibe, and all it takes is the right inspiration.  Continue reading “Building your Wardrobe for Work”

Looking out for Yourself/Increasing Your Self Worth

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson

So often we hear people talk about broadening that network, nurturing relationships, but never enough about the most important relationship in our lives – the one with ourselves. If you’ve been extra focused on the external factors in your own life, I encourage you to stop every once in a while to practice self-care and develop a better relationship with yourself. Continue reading “Looking out for Yourself/Increasing Your Self Worth”

Things to Know About Starting Your Own Business

Starting a small business is no small decision.

But despite the countless sacrifices and challenges small business owners face, an overwhelming 84 percent of small business owners would do it all over again.

Leaving the security and comfort of a “traditional” job—the kind that comes with 401(k) matching and set vacation days—is exhilarating and terrifying in equal measure. Few decisions exemplify the “great risk and great reward” equation as much as starting your own company, and while it’s not a path to go down without forethought, there’s something to say about not overthinking it either. Continue reading “Things to Know About Starting Your Own Business”

How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome?

Have you ever felt as though, no matter how much progress you make or success you achieve, you don’t truly deserve your accomplishments?

Accomplishments at the level of Angelou’s or Einstein’s are rare, but their feeling of fraudulence is extremely common.

Imposter syndrome can manifest in a number of confidence-sapping ways. It might be a gnawing voice in the back of your mind questioning your accomplishments; a fear of being “exposed” as a fraud; a sense of guilt that you don’t deserve the success you have achieved; or the conviction that people compliment you just to be polite or because they feel sorry for you. Any reason can undermine your well-being and chip away at your self-esteem.  Continue reading “How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome?”