3 Branding Ideas You Can Learn From Artifact Uprising

Just got back from a sweet little trip to Portland, Oregon. Hadn’t been there since I was a Nike Master Trainer years ago.

But unlike earlier visits, this time I had more of a chance to enjoy the city and culture — which is AWESOME!!

Dazzling hikes in the forest, mouth-watering meals and great conversations made it a pretty spectacular weekend.

Brands that lead with humanity capture more than just sales, they capture hearts. Click To Tweet

One thing I really appreciated was the heart and humanity I felt throughout the city — especially from small businesses.

From tiny food carts to huge antique shops to a brand new boutique built entirely around artisan butter

There was a strong sense of local pride and love baked into every offering.

And in my opinion, boldly expressing the heart and soul of your business makes a tremendous difference — to yourself, your team, your customers and the world.

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My Secret Weapon For Leading A Happy Team

Over the years I’ve gone from being a one-woman shop to now leading a virtual and growing team of star players.

We’re all sprinkled across time zones and spend at least 80% of our time working independently.

Every day I take time to appreciate the beautiful souls I get to work with and I’m constantly looking for ways to improve our company’s culture. Why?

The greatest need of a human being is to be understood, validated and appreciated. - Stephen Covey Click To Tweet

Because no matter what you do for a living, being a part of a healthy, high-functioning team is vital if you want to feel fulfilled at work.

Now your team may be your family. Or fellow writers, designers, agents, managers, assistants or programmers.

Or even fellow employees if you’re working within a company.

As technology continues to erase the confines of the traditional 9-5 work environment, it’s vital that we all learn ways to become better, more caring leaders.

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The Future of Social Media Marketing w/ Gary Vaynerchuk

This is a big week!

My favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, is in two days. Plus, I’m test driving a new recipe for one of my favorite foods — mashed potatoes.

After some extensive research, I learned the perfect mashies are both an art and science. I’ll post pics of my experiment on Instagram and Facebook, so be sure to join me there.

Today, though, I’m serving up a true feast for your mind, heart and business. The one and only Gary Vaynerchuk, author of Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook, is on the show today and let me tell you, this man does not disappoint.

Everything else can be bought, but your caring can’t. @garyvee Click To Tweet

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Want A Booming Local Business? Try this.

In today’s video lesson, I’ll show you the super secret tool I used to answer Dr. Laura’s question on how to connect with more of her local “peeps.”

Fortunately, or unfortunately for Dr. Laura, I didn’t stop there.

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