Did you realize less than 2% of women owned businesses reach the million dollar mark? I am honored to be participating in the Lead Like You Mean It Summit with 15 women who have either passed the million dollar mark or are well on their way.
Leadership is a crucial skill in business. You simply cannot create a highly profitable business by yourself. It’s not too late to register but you need to act fast.
The Lead Like You Mean It Summit is easy and free to attend. Simply register here and you will receive a training video a day from September 8-25th which will be free to watch for 24 hours.
I will be training on how to create your own unique personal brand so you stand out from the competition. I can’t wait to share my tips with you! In addition to me, you will get to hear from Sheryl Wolowyk, Nadia Brown, Dolores Hirschmann, Dawn Raquel Jensen, Eleanor Beaton, Kamila Gornia, Catrice Jackson , Donna Spina, Karla Silver , Placida Acheru, Nicole Gebhardt, Towanna Freeman, Alyssa Granlund, and Amy Walker!
These women are leaders in their industries. They are highly sought after business coaches, experts, authors and business strategists. We all know education is priceless but I want you to truly understand the value of this event. If you were to attend training with each of these women individually, it would cost you upwards of $7,500. So when I say you can attend this event for free, I want you to jump at the opportunity.
You CAN be successful. You CAN lead a profitable business. We are here to support you in that journey.
There are people who spend their life saying, “I wish I had…” Why not be one of the ones saying, “I’m glad I did.”
Registration closes on Monday September 7th. Register now so you will not miss a single training!
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Marketing is so much more than just advertising. I’m going to say this until every business owner gets that through their heads! It’s about developing a brand, an image that customers will remember. I often refer to what I call the marketing wheel. (I’m not the first or only one to refer to it this way, nor is my “wheel” the only one out there.) Here’s how it works. Advertising messages from different media and different promotional approaches all become part of a single message about the company. So, it stands to reason that marketing is not just about advertising… it’s about the entire package that the company portrays. That means that all of your marketing activities need to work together to deliver the same consistent message. Marketing involves so many aspects not to mention it can be a huge expense. It definitely takes a lot of hard work and dedication to get it right (and even some of us who have worked in marketing, don't always get it 'right'), but it really is possible to drive more customers into your business without working 20 hour days for the rest of your life.
Just remember that it’s about delivering a memorable experience. Sure, advertising is a part of that, but so are a lot of other things. Customer service is by far one of the most important aspects to developing that brand for your company. But it’s not just about what level of service you actually provide; it’s about what the customer perceives to be great service. According to American Express, 85% of customers have decided to never do business with a company because of poor customer service in the past. That’s a lot of people!! I’m the picky customer so I notice stuff that maybe other customers wouldn’t be looking for. But why not strive to impress even the pickiest of customers? Even the customers who might not have paid attention to the small details will be very happy with what they perceive as “exceptional” service.
After all, who doesn’t want to feel special?
Customer retention is so much cheaper and easier that customer acquisition. But I see it time and time again, where managers work their butts off to try and get customers to come to their place of business and buy their products but they fail to build a relationship with their customers. As a former marketer, I know how absolutely vital it is to generate awareness of a company. But, where advertising creates an image for your company, your relationship building skills (or unfortunately as we’ve all seen, lack thereof) solidifies that image in the eyes of the consumer. Your primary focus is to listen to your customers. You’ve gotten them interested enough to come to your store/office/etc. Now ask questions and really (I mean REALLY) listen to what they have to say.
Don’t get so wrapped up in a conversation about your business and what you can do for your customer. Your goal is to dig a little deeper, find out stuff about the person. People like to talk about themselves and the things they tell you can be incredibly enlightening. You can learn so much from your customers. And by taking the time to listen to them, you are creating an atmosphere of trust. That trust goes a long way in developing a long-term relationship with your customers.
Years ago, when I was a manager of cellular phone store, I had a gentleman come into my store to find out some stuff about phones. He was an older guy, maybe in his 60’s and knew nothing about cell phones, but his kids were telling him he should get one for emergencies. He must have spent about 45 minutes in the store that day. We had quite a conversation about his kids, his grandkids and his love of motorcycles. He left the store that day without a phone, but he came back about 2 weeks later with his son to get himself a phone. When he arrived, I had just stepped out of the store for a minute, so he told my co-worker that he would wait for me because he told her, “She knows me”. Based on all of the information I had gathered from him, I got him exactly what he needed… nothing fancy or expensive, but something that was useful for him. The one thing he hadn't mentioned in our conversations was that his son was a business owner. A month after I made the sale to the father, the son came in and wanted to switch ALL of his company’s current cellular business lines to us. He said that he was so impressed with how I treated his dad, that he wanted to be sure his company and his employees would get that same service. They became long-time customers of ours all because I took the time to listen to his dad. So, take the time to engage in a 2-way conversation with your customers. Don’t just go off on some rehearsed sales pitch about what you can do for them. Of course you can’t please everybody all the time, but your goal here is to let the customer know that you sincerely want to hear what they have to say. Let’s face it, we all want to be heard, understood and appreciated from time to time. Let your customers know that you are genuinely interested in what they have to say. You never know where that relationship can lead to.
When I was a manager, the absolute number one priority in my store was customer service. The stores I managed were number one in the district and the company for a reason… because we had repeat customers who wouldn’t think to shop anywhere else. In order to do that, your sales team needs to know exactly what your company mission and vision are and they need to live that every day. The last thing you want is for customers to have a bad experience with a sales associate because they will tell a lot of people to never shop in your store ever again. Remember, 85% of your customers won’t come back because of poor service.
Take an honest look at your own business. Do you have a thorough training plan in place? Do you have high expectations for your staff? Taking the time to adequately train your staff, follow up regularly with them and instill a sense of pride to be working for your company is well worth the time it takes to do that. When you take out the bias you have towards your own way of doing things and really look at things from a customer’s perspective, you may not like what you see. So, don’t scrimp on your training budget when it comes to fully training your staff on exceptional customer service. Remember that memorable image will remain in your customers’ minds for a very long time and it’s much easier and cheaper to retain existing customers than it is to acquire new ones.
One thing I struggle with in my business is being able to “sell” myself. It’s pretty ironic since I was recognized as the manager that made things happen, an award winning, bonus-making sales manager who could sell anything to anyone. Listen to the customers’ needs, provided options that suit their needs, focus on the benefits and make it easy for them to purchase. Sounds simple and easy but not everyone is good at it or enjoys it. I am good at it and I love helping other sales people and managers find their own groove and make the sale.
However, I have come to discover that selling products and services to people in a retail setting is a whole lot different than when you are an entrepreneur and you need to essentially sell yourself. After all, I AM the brand. I can’t hide behind a fancy logo or tagline. My visual set and store front displays are my website and social media pages. People want to do business with ME. I AM the brand.
Helping leaders define their own personal brand that lets them shine in the world is something that I love doing with my clients. I have defined and created (actually, I will always be creating) my own personal brand. But I have realized that I HAVE TO sell myself. Nobody is going to just wander into my business like they would when a retail store front display would catch their eye. Whenever a customer would come into my retail stores, I could sell. And I had my staff trained very well too so that every single customer was taken care of. Now it’s up to me to put MYSELF out there as the product.
Fears always come up:
· I’m not good enough.
· There’s too much competition.
· I’m not as educated/experienced as some other coaches.
Here’s what I’ve come to realize. Those fears come up for everyone. Not just for coaches or entrepreneurs, but for everyone. You know why? It’s because you’re comparing yourself to someone else’s standard of what is “good enough”. Managers and even CEO’s have these fears. We’re not alone in our thinking. The difference is that the leaders are the ones who circle back and focus on their goals, remembering their core values and their vision for the future. The leaders are the ones who step back and look at the bigger picture and get out of their own way.
So, think about your value. What do you give to your customers that makes them do business with you, not your company logo or your store visuals?
I recently had a conversation online with a woman about what a strong female leader looks like. She said that my job title, Executive and Leadership Coach for High Achieving Female Leaders was terrifying. Obviously “terrifying” is not the emotion I’m going for so I asked what was so scary about it. She said that it conjured up images of women in power suits, complete with shoulder pads, walking around on a power trip not caring about anybody.
Here’s my take on that. In order to be a good leader, you NEED to care. A leader defines and creates the vision, the big picture. A good leader is someone who can communicate that vision to everyone. And to do that, you need to be able to interact with people in a way that makes them want to listen. Being a bitch isn’t going to bode well.
Good female leaders have the ability to connect with people, to listen, to learn, to make choices that best reflect the company values, vision and mission, and make quick decisions. So, in order to be a leader you need to care. You need to care about the company, the staff, the customers, the suppliers.
It’s understandable where the bitchy, power-hungry female boss stereotype comes from. It has been portrayed in movies and on TV, and showcased in the media. Women have spent years overcoming the “old boys’ club” and did it by trying to be “one of the boys”. This way of leading was based on external expectations, expectations that were placed there by male leaders, the media and Hollywood. But that’s changing. Now women are recognizing that it’s okay to be yourself, to be vulnerable sometimes, to be tough sometimes, and to be real.
Having high standards doesn’t make you a bitch. It means that you are driven to do things on a different level than most people. It means that you see the big picture and can implement strategies to make things happen at a high level of excellence. It means that you demand that same level of excellence from your staff. Also, many corporations have diversity goals that they need to achieve and they are not going to just settle for whoever they can get. They don’t settle for less than the best. That means that your boss isn’t there by some fluke.
So, here’s the thing. Your boss is not a bitch. She has a lot going on. There are some things she needs to stand her ground on in order to make the company a success. You don’t see the everyday stuff she deals with so don’t be so quick to judge. Trust me when I say she’s not in it for the fame or the money. She’s there because she deserves to be and is working her ass off to make a difference. And yes, she does care. Give her a chance.
A girl on a mission can sometimes feel rather lonely. You are on fire, on a mission to do great things with your life and to make an impact on the world. Not many people are on that mission. Not many people have the guts to take on something so big.
I am one of those women on a mission and I know how lonely it can feel at times. My family and friends don’t get it. They have their own path that they are on, whether it’s a path of their choosing or not. But none of them really have any burning desire to do anything huge in the world. And that’s okay. Everyone has their own idea of what success means to them.
Being a leader means that you have the ability to teach, motivate and inspire others. When you are a leader, it’s often challenging to find other leaders who have the same fiery passions that you have; leaders who are serving people in a big way and making a big impact on the world, leaders you can lean on for your own support and encouragement.
We all have high profile people we admire and look up to. For me it’s women like Arlene Dickinson and Oprah. It would be awesome to become friends with Arlene and Oprah and be mentored by them but right at the moment they are beyond my reach. That doesn’t mean I won’t ever have that opportunity but for now, I need to look a little closer to home. We all need to have that support so take a look around at the women who are closer to you.
For me personally, there really aren’t any female leaders in our community that I look up to. However, I have met and connected with leaders at conferences and in select online groups. These are the kind of women I want to have in my life. They are doing big things with their lives, their careers, the communities they serve and the organizations they are a part of. You can do the same. Look for women who are where you want to be and don’t be afraid to reach out.
Being a leader may sometimes seem lonely, especially when the people closest to you don’t share your vision, and the high profile leaders are out of your reach at the moment. But I’ve learned a few things about dealing with the loneliness.
1. Be okay with who you are. Sometimes you will have days where it seems like it’s you against the world. Learning to be okay with being alone is not a bad thing. It won’t last forever and that time alone is often when the best self-reflection happens.
2. Surround yourself with a few key people who love and support you and are rooting for your success as much as they are their own. These can be people who are a step or two ahead of where you are or 5 steps ahead. Seek out people who are like-minded but are not so far ahead that they aren’t relatable.
3. Keep going. Even when you feel like it’s just you on this mission, keep going. Let your passion and your true purpose move you towards your goals. Remember that there aren’t many people who have the guts to do what you’re doing. And that’s why you are the leader that you are.
So, just because you’ve got big dreams, goals and visions and you might feel like you’re going at it alone trust me when I say that you are not alone. You have the support you need if you just look for it.
“Get your head out of the clouds.”
“You need to come back to reality.”
“Good luck with that!”
“That kind of stuff only happens in the movies.”
These were only some of the messages I got as a kid. When I was little, I had a big imagination, big dreams and big visions for my life and the world. But I was also very tiny for my age, so the comment I usually got from the adults was, “Oh, she’s so cute”, usually accompanied by a chuckle. To me, that meant that my ideas were just laughable and cute, not be taken seriously.
It’s no wonder I was shy and quiet in school. I was afraid to speak my mind, to share my ideas because obviously they weren’t important anyway. So, I just shut up. I didn’t volunteer to raise my hand, even though I knew the answer. Yet, when the teacher did call on me, I would freeze, afraid to say the answer because maybe, just maybe it would be wrong and I would get laughed at.
I had zero self-esteem. I was a smart enough kid, getting A’s and B’s on my report cards, but I never felt smart. I was convinced that other people knew more than I did, that other people had better ideas than I did and that my silly thoughts were nothing but fantasy. I only had a couple of friends when I was young. It’s not that the kids picked on me or anything like that. I just was very, very cautious of who I let into my life. And even then, I didn’t really share my inner, deep thoughts with my friends.
By the time I got to the middle of high school, I had had enough of being shy. I decided that summer going into grade 11 that I would consciously open up more and not be afraid to talk to people anymore. And I did make some serious headway over the next few years. I made more friends, started dating, had fun on school trips. But I still had this vision of a bigger life, of doing incredible things in the world, of travelling and being financially successful.
At the time (which was in the mid-80’s), the idea was that you graduated from high school, went to university, got your degree in something, got a job that you stayed at for 40 years and then retired with a gold watch and a pat on the back from your employer for exemplary service. I knew that I didn’t want to be stuck somewhere for the next 40 years, but it was ingrained in me that I needed to go to university.
When I went the guidance counsellor’s office in grade 12 to find out about college and university programs, I had to try and explain my vision for my future to a male guidance counsellor who was ready to retire. He definitely was of the thought process that women were to become teachers, nurses or secretaries… that’s it. The idea of me becoming anything else wasn’t an option. A CEO?? Not a chance. Women didn’t do that. I left there feeling so frustrated because I did not know how to fulfill my vision for my life.
So, like the good girl that I was, I went to college, got a job, worked my way up into various management levels within the retail industry and was outwardly successful. And yet, I always knew there was more out there for me. In 2010, I had my a-ha moment. It suddenly hit me that for my entire life I had been living my life based on other people’s expectations, that I had pushed down my own vision for my life because “that stuff is not reality”. The thing I have learned is that for all those years, it wasn’t my voice telling me not to do these things. I let other people’s voices drown out my own. I have now learned how to make the opposite happen where I now drown out those other voices by making mine loud and clear.
I have done that by:
1. Getting really clear on what I want to do to make an impact on the world, which is to empower other aspiring female leaders to create a brand name for themselves that allows them to achieve whatever they want in the world.
2. Why this is so important to me. I strongly believe that everyone on this planet is their own unique name brand and they need to own who they are and make shit happen, despite what anyone else says.
3. Learning to trust people. I have come to realize that more people are inspired by my passion than they are critical. And I have learned that the critical ones are actually envious that I have the guts to go for something bigger.
So, trust your gut. Do what makes you happy. Build a name for yourself that is built on authenticity and openness. You never know who you will inspire to do the same.
Oprah. Madonna. Shania. They all have names that are instantly recognizable. As I was growing up, I always wished I had a memorable name. In fact, I was envious of my best friend Didi (her real name is Dineke (pronounced Deenika) but everyone called her Didi). Everyone instantly knew who she was. She was the only kid in the school and really, the entire city who had that name. I on the other hand have one of THE most common names ever. From 1970 (the year I was born) through to 1984, Jennifer was the single most popular girl’s name every single year. Every. Single. Year. 14 years of babies being born named Jennifer!! I feel for the other girls (now women) who also had to try to stand out among every other Jennifer out there. In my neighbourhood, there were 3 of us within half a block of each other!
When someone says “Oprah”, you know instantly who that is. Say the name Jennifer, Jen, Jenny, Jenn or Jennie and you have no idea who that is referring to. Even if Oprah wasn’t as famous as she is, known all over the world, there is no mistaking that anyone in her circle would know who she was. You can’t get more unique than “Oprah”.
So, how do you stand out in a sea of Jennifers? Well, it has a lot to do with your own approach to life. Just because you have one of the most common names on the planet doesn’t mean you are common or ordinary. You have some pretty spectacular gifts, talents, skills and abilities that no one on this planet has. Not even the Oprahs and the Didis of the world!
And you don’t need to change your name to stand out. Think about who you are and what you have to offer the world. Think about Ellen DeGeneres for a minute. Ellen is a lot more common name than Oprah, yet she has been able to make a name for herself. Say the name Ellen and she’s likely one of the first people to pop into your head (and my great-aunt’s name was Ellen!).
Step out into the world and show off who you are. You are not common. You are unique, despite having the top ranked name in the world. In fact, think of it this way. Jennifer must be a pretty spectacular name for so many people to have chosen to give it to their child. Embrace it and just know that you can be the next Oprah or Ellen if you want to.
Last night when I was tucking my 10 year old daughter into bed she gave me a huge hug and a kiss and said, “I love you mom.” I thought that was very sweet of her. But then she said, “I want to be just like you when I get older.” I asked her why and her response was, “Because you’re beautiful, smart and the best mom ever.” I just gave her a great big hug and told her I loved her too. But her comment got me thinking. I’m glad to see that I’ve been a positive role model to her and I hope to always be that role model, but I have a question about how we’re raising our daughters in today’s society. As I look at the girls and young women today, I think, "When did it become okay for girls to be so vain?"
If we had Facebook 20 years ago, would girls and young women have really posted hundreds, even thousands of pictures of themselves all over social media? Personally I don’t think so. So it begs to question how are we raising our daughters? I’m a daughter, my husband’s former mistress is a daughter and I have a daughter. Because the mistress is so young, it’s apparent that we were raised in two very different generations. When I was growing up we were told not to flaunt ourselves, that in order to get anywhere in life you needed to work hard in school and prove yourself at work. As for men, if you were flaunting everything for the world to see, you’d get a lot of guys wanting to hook up with you but you would never land a decent guy to settle down with. I still have those morals and values ingrained in me, so the idea of wearing tight, revealing clothing does not appeal to me in the least. Don’t get me wrong… I like to look good but I think it’s possible to look sexy without looking like a hooker.
Apparently the younger generation (the now 20-somethings) were not raised that way. It seems to me that girls in their 20’s love being the centre of attention. I’m not saying ALL 20-somethings are like that, because I know some who are hardworking, beautiful successful women, but that’s the overall impression that I get. My husband’s former mistress is now in her late 20’s. When I first discovered that my husband was having an affair with her I of course wanted to know everything I could about her. It wasn’t hard to find that information. She had a Facebook page with links to a MySpace page, a personal website, her address, her personal email, her employer and her work email. What I found was unbelievably disturbing. Here was this girl in her mid-20’s that had hundreds, even thousands of pictures of herself, obviously all taken on a webcam in various poses. She didn’t have any pictures of her having fun with friends or pictures with family or anything. Just pictures of herself. Who is that vain? I can only think that her parents had put her up on such a high pedestal that now she thinks she is the hottest, sexiest, most perfect woman on the planet.
As my own daughter gets older I want to teach her how to have class and self-respect. I want her to be confident enough in herself that she doesn’t need to look for admiration from other people. My daughter is a beautiful 10 year old little girl. People tell me all the time that she’s beautiful. That’s great but I want her to know that she is a smart, strong creative person, someone who cares about other people and won’t stab you in the back or turn on you when you need her most. And there is no way I want my daughter to EVER be a mistress to any guy!
I honestly think that these women who look for outside attention are the ones who most easily find themselves with a married man. It’s exciting for them to get the attention they crave. It blows my mind that my husband’s mistress’ mother was okay with what she was doing. How is it okay for anyone, let alone your own daughter, to put herself into the middle of a marriage, a place where she doesn’t belong? When my daughter gets old enough to date, the first question out of my mouth would be, “Is he married?” I would hope that my daughter would know better. When my husband was having his affair my daughter was 6 years old. She once asked me “Mom, how can Daddy have a girlfriend when he’s already married?” If a 6-year old knows it’s wrong why couldn’t the 25-year old (and her mother!) realize that?
Well, maybe if we teach our daughters how NOT to behave, maybe this next generation will have more class than the current generation.
Everyone carries the heavy burden of stress at one point or another. If you feel yourself becoming stressed more and more often, you may notice that you aren’t sleeping as well as you would like to, that you are wide-awake for a few hours in the middle of the night or that you just can’t fall asleep in the first place! Have you ever lied awake at night thinking to yourself “if I fall asleep now, I will get five hours of sleep” or “if I fall asleep now, I will get three and a half hours of sleep”? Well, you are not alone! If you think about these sleepless nights, you may notice that over the course of the night, you really haven’t formed many useful thoughts or came up with any helpful problem-solving ideas. That is because you aren’t taking the time to actually consider what is causing you stress and how you can eliminate that stress.
We all know that there are many causes of stress: work, relationships, money, etc. We also know that there are many negative effects of stress on our health and happiness and that being stressed just doesn’t feel good! For these reasons, we want to combat stress. Kick it to the curb! Throw it out the window! But how? In my mind, there are really two options to consider when you find yourself in an unwanted stressful situation.
The first option is to do something about it! The second is to move on. Which option is right for your current situation really depends on whether or not you have control over the situation. You need to ask yourself “How much control do I have over this situation?” and “Who else is involved?” When you have full or even some control, it means that you can make choices to change. Change what you are doing. Change the things you say. Change your response to other’s behavior. Change how you think about something or someone. The list goes on and on, depending on your circumstances. So, once you have decided how much control you have over the situation, you can decide whether to do something about it or move on.
When you find yourself in a position of control, the next step is to explore your options. Think about ways to improve the situation that you are stressed about. Even go as far as to decide what would solve the problem completely. Next, you must make a choice. What can you choose to do today that will minimalize your stress and lead you to overcoming the problem that you are facing? It is not always possible to make all of your stress go away at once, but you can chose to start today at improving your life’s circumstances.
· make a choice
· put a plan in place
· follow through
· check in with yourself often to monitor your progress
Of course, everyone is different and their problems vary greatly. In some cases, you can make a simple choice that will make your stress disappear almost immediately, but in other cases, you may have to work at it a little harder and for a longer period of time. Just remember not to get discouraged and remember that nothing in life lasts forever. This problem that seems as big as an ocean will seem as tiny as a puddle when you look back at it. Before you know it, you will be onto better things and you’ll wonder why you worried so much in the first place! That is one thing that we can count on in life, is that it goes on!
Speaking of life going on, some situations require you to make a choice to simply move on. If your answer to my earlier question “How much control do I have over this situation?” was “little” or “none”, than this might be the option for you. This option will often come into play for one of two reasons.
First is that you are dealing with other human beings. For example, a friend, family member, or coworker said something to you that upset you. Maybe you have already tried to do something about it. Maybe you have told them how you feel and they continue in their behavior. Maybe you have tried to change your reaction to their behavior and have come to realize that sometimes, two people’s personalities don’t always mesh. This is when the moving on part comes into play.
Second is when the situation involves some sort of rule or guideline that you cannot change. For example, you would like to implement something new at work that you think would be beneficial, but company policy doesn’t allow it. Or your child’s school has a rule in place that you disagree with. Perhaps you have complained or spoken with the principle, but nothing can be done. Perhaps you have thought about switching your child to another school, but there are no other schools that are close enough to your home. This would be another case where you have tried to do something about your situation, but have found no solution. Now it is time to move on.
I know that moving on might sound easy at first, but it is not always the case. When there are people involved that you are still required to be around or communicate with, moving on can be difficult. You just have to make a choice today to not waste any more of your time or energy on the person or situation that is causing you stress. It is not worth it! You are strong, intelligent, and talented. You need to be able to move onto bigger and better things and not let the weight of stress tie you down. You need to show the people who are getting you down that you are a bigger person than they are and that you have your own life to live. Try these tips and techniques today and you will feel stress free soon!
Let me know in the comments a time when you successfully overcame stress. I would love to hear from you!
This week's blog is written by a very special guest writer... my 10 year old daughter! The idea to have her write this week's post came during a conversation we were having about a girl she knows who suffers from anxiety and is really a very timid girl. My daughter decided to share her ideas in hopes that other girls can be inspired to live a happy life, hoping to encourage other girls to not let their fears get in the way of living their lives fully.
*Note* Juliana wrote, edited, typed and published the blog by herself. There may be some spelling and grammatical errors!
Hi my name is Juliana. From my perspective, my awesome family taught me how to live a super happy life! I’m going to give you 3 tips on how to live a happy life .
My first tip is to never give up. Everyone has that one bad day in their lives. For me mostly every day of the week, one thing bad happens but I know the good part is right around the corner.
My second tip is no one can live in another person’s shadow. You just have to live your life without fear. To do that you have to try everything that comes at you. Trust me I used to be that person hiding in my mom’s shadow. She never knew but still I was scared of everything and now….. I’m fearless. I take dance and gymnastics and I do very well in school. I love to write. I also love MATH!!!
My last tip is, show who you are in side. It doesn’t matter what people think of you. Just be who you want to be. I love my happy life!
This has been Juliana sharing with you what I think is a happy life. I hope you enjoyed reading this. I know I enjoyed writing this.☺☻♥☼