I used to be a wannabe model.
Other career fun facts:
🌈 I've been a telemarketer, a customer service agent (from Air France to the 1-800 numbers in the back of food boxes and yes, people call these), a personal trainer, a journalist, a video host, a writer, managing editor/editorial director in a corporate environment as well as a startup, and director of operations (current title).
📰 I became the editorial lead of a North American publication a year after starting as a junior editor.
📚 I skipped a year in school before even starting because I learned how to read at the age of 3.
😮 I dropped out of post-secondary education twice -- on impulse (god, my intuition didn't come with a side of responsibility back then).
😱I was so non-confrontational I quit a job by GHOSTING after 8 months of working there. (I am so sorry and will never do that again.)
🏫 I tried studying communications and English & French literature before pursuing my journalism degree at the age of 23. I managed to get into the program even though they take about 50/500 applicants a year.
🎥 I have a certificate in TV & film production.
🇫🇷 I used to refuse to speak English and now I butcher sentences in French.
😳 I used to be so freaking shy people thought I was a bitch because I just would not speak.
📣 I used to shake before all-hands meetings when I had to speak for 2 minutes and now I can address large groups without batting an eyelash.
The sooner you get the "shoulds" and the rules out of your head, the sooner you'll free yourself from self-imposed and externally imposed limitations.
The sooner you realize you can make the best out of any decision and get clarity through action, the more you'll grow — FAST. You’ll make mistakes, and you’ll learn — FAST. You’ll take responsibility for your life and that’s way more fulfilling than being passive. Though less comfortable.
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I see so many estheticians lowering their prices to get people in the door. This leads to a ton of issues that I’m not going to get into right now, but I want to suggest an alternative to simply decreasing prices: Increasing value.💡 What can you do to increase the value of the services you offer so that you can keep your prices where they should be and still give clients an incentive to come to you?🤔 Adding value to your services could come in the form of free consultations, homecare product samples, punch cards, complimentary scalp massage, consistent follow up calls, email newsletter, your level of attentiveness and care, complimentary beverages, or a hundred other things. You just need to find what works for you, your brand, and your ideal, quality clients.✨ Think about why you are loyal to your personal hairstylist, nail tech, esthie, personal trainer, etc. What made you want to go to them? What kept you coming back? You need to think like a consumer rather than a desperate small business owner— shift your thoughts from scarcity to exclusivity, because THAT is what quality clients like! They want to believe they are coming to the best! Not just to the cheapest. Put yourself in your ideal client’s shoes and think about what would attract her to a spa, then create that spa.🙌🏻 What do you do to increase value rather than just decrease prices? Also, how gorgeous is this waiting room by @aglassofbovino ?! (Okay, technically it’s a bridal suite, but I’m feeling all the client waiting room inspo vibes!) 🧡 #SpaStrong
I know what it’s like to apply for a role get so excited about it, start planning my route to work, get ready to share with everyone I’ll now be working at xyz, calculating the money I’m going to be making 😉. Then have them come back and say NO. Now, for me personally I’ve always found I tend to get “positive” rejections which makes it 10x harder to understand why it’s a no.
Things like “ we just decided to go with the other candidate but you are great”
“They loved you but the role has been put on hold”
Which means nothing, even the overqualified excuse I know some people get, can sometimes be broken down into 1. being really and truly true
2.code for we didn’t think you’ll fit in here ( at the end of the day they saw your qualifications when you applied).
The thing to note, is when it’s not a question of your technical ability to do the role then it’s about your “fit”. Will she get along well with others in the team, as a hiring manager can I manage her, will she be a competitive advantage
Now most of us go for jobs when we need it, so that’s not always what you’re thinking about or what your focus is but believe me a lot of the time it’s a blessing in disguise. If they didn’t reject you, you might have gone there miserable for various different reasons. So I’ve learnt to take rejection as REDIRECTION while God gets what I deserve ready.
In the moment that can be so hard but trust me I know it’s true sometimes it’s the only way to get out of your comfort zone and get more. 👋🏾 in the comments if you’ve ever been redirected.
5 hours ago
👉🏾👉🏾💎💎Patience was never my issue when it came down to ”God Where is my husband.” Preparation was my major issue!! I know as a relationship expert helping everyone else I should have been prepared. I was more focused on helping others and marriage wasn’t in my mental season. God had it in my season and knew what I needed, preparation. So as many of you know I fasted and took my relationship program to prepare for the husband God had promised. In the midst of working on me, God delivered! Now it took about 3 weeks to realize that me Preparing for my spouse had nothing to do with cleaning out my closet, letting to hope cook, keeping things in order. I wasn’t Wife material because I was an independent bad chick😂🤦🏾♀️. Who mentally had no room for a man. I had to really throw the old me away and recreate a Wife me. Thinking for we and not me. Changing my words and responses, amongst others things. Having patience and preparing to stay instead of walk away. Throwing my perspective on how love made me react and interact. Week 3 of doing the program that helped everyone else was my turning point and God’s too. I was totally out of my way and was finally a wife mentally. I realized I wasn’t meek and couldn’t be lead by a man. Which is why my husband is a true man lead by God, would have never married the old me. God knew that and needed me to prepare myself. If you think Wife material is more materialistic and how you keep a house, you are mistaken. How you operate mentally will tell you how your marriage will function. Some of you are being impatient waiting on God To send you your husband. Meanwhile, God is trying to send you a new you first. Because as ready as you think you are, you aren’t ready for the man God has for you!(if you need private coaching dm for my relationship program special) #rachelgwoodson
I made a big investment on the Teacher Career Coaching course today, and purchased a private community feature for all of my students. PS please don’t tell my boyfriend how much I spent on this hahahaha) ⠀
This is a private area to discuss your specific career paths with one another, give resume editing tips, share your favorite free resources for learning new skills, and support one another in your transition. ⠀
Because of this I’m lowering my Career Coaching Course price to my lowest price ever. I want to get as many bodies in there as humanly possible! I know how much value this will add to everyone’s journey!⠀
You’ll get access to 10 video modules on everything to transition out of the classroom, downloadable PDFs, and now some amazing peer to peer support!⠀
Celebrate with me on this big announcement 🎉🎉🎉🎉♥️ This price only lasts until 10/24 and is STILL backed by my 7 day money back guarantee. ⠀
Please don’t let any of your teacher friends who are interested in leaving the classroom miss this offer!!! Tag them, share in your stories and tag me, and let me help you transition by 2020! ⠀
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53 minutes ago
I hope that I get these resumes done before the weekend... ✍🏻
55 minutes ago
The job search can be scary 👻 But it doesn’t have to be 🎃
56 minutes ago
Ensimmäinen viikko työkokeilua takana. Oon aivan fiiliksissä!
Paljon kaikkee uutta, paljon kaikkee opittavaa. Ja paljon kivaa tehtävää, kuten muun muassa näiden diy-paperipussien teko! Oon tällä viikolla myös hinnoitellu tuotteita ja laittanu niitä hyllyyn. Mutta kassan käyttö, se se jännitti kaikista eniten.
Kiitos @pieninappipuoti-Sanna, että otit miut siun siipien suojaan. Juuri oikea paikka miulle tähän hetkeen elämää. 🌻 ❤
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1 hour ago
Finally Friday: “ The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are going.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Good morning and happy Friday!
I’m rolling into my last full day of meetings for the week. It’s been a lot of up early/out late kind of days this week but I would trade it for the world!
This week I’ve had opportunities to interview entrepreneurs, meet leaders in business from a myriad of industries, and connect & serve clients in so many different stages of their business. It’s been life giving!
As I go forth into my Friday I want to continue to practice being SUPER INTENTIONAL with my day. If you could pick one intention for today what would it be? I’d love to hear from you 👇🏻