Podcast Episode 014: Branding Your Blog with Siedah Mitchum

Hey Glowers,

In this episode I interview Siedah Mitchum, website design guru, coach and fellow podcaster. She shares really important gems about why having a clean website can add to your business and why branding your blog attracts more leads. She also opens up about what it felt like to leave her job and ramp up her part-time business to full-time.

I love interviewing courageous, creative, entreprenerial women like Siedah because she proves that you can have a business that is creative and thrive in it. Siedah now hosts The Freedom Biz Podcast where she also interviews other creatives and entrepreneurs, so head on over to her website to take a listen.

And thanks for subscribing to my iTunes account as well as my #GoandGlowTV channel on Youtube. Also, if you haven’t yet already – don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter on my blog to get more life and business hacks straight to your mailbox.

Until the next episode,

Go and Glow!

Love, Natasha Cole

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Podcast Episode 013: My Mirror and Me with Madison Sampson

Hey Glowers!

This is a very special episode of Go and Glow! As part of the new Go and Glow Kids & Teens program that I’m launching, I’m bringing younger girls and teens onto the platform to share their entrepreneurial and inspirational journeys, and I’m going to be building a community for them to learn about personal development and creative entrepreneurship with courses, workshops and products from the Go and Glow Academy.

So, how exciting is it that my first kidpreneur and guest is a dynamic, 4 year-old author named Madison Sampson who wrote a book called My Mirror and Me: I Can Be Anything I Want to Be! Madison was born prematurely and was in the NICU for 83 days while doctors told her mother, Realtor and Entrepreneur Kye Sampson, that running, jumping and becoming a ballerina would be almost impossible for Madi because of her benign paroxymal veritgo of childhood condition (BPVC). But Madi has defeated all odds and is an energetic, active and creative entrepreneur who teaches other children in her book that they shouldn’t be defined by what other people tell them they can’t do. Vicariously through the princess, astronaut and other characters in My Mirror and Me – Madi shows how children can be anything they want to be if they use their imagination and define themselves by what they make of their reflections in the mirror and through positive self-esteem. She hopes to empower kids to believe in themselves and to not let society put limitations on them. Amazing, right!?

My Mirror and Me: I Can Be Anything I Want to Be can be purchased on Amazon here and will officially launch on March 21, 2015, which also happens to be 2 days after her 5th birthday! Madison is having a book signing in Sugarland, TX at the Brilliant Sky Toys and Books Store on the same day as the launch from 2-3pm.

You can follow the book and the My Mirror and Me organization on Facebook, Instagram and on their website.

To learn more about kids and teens like Madison or to listen to adult female entrepreneurs share their stories, subscribe to my Go and Glow! with Natasha Cole podcast on iTunes or for my newsletter on my blog at www.GoandGlowProject.com. And to book me for a marketing, branding or website design consultation for your business, email me at Natasha@GoandGlowProject.com.

Until the next episode,

Go and Glow!

 

XO, Natasha Cole

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3 Steps to Get What You Want This Week

 

What Do You Want For Your Life This Week?

3 Steps To Get What You Want and Be More Excited About Mondays

Hey Glowers,

Happy Monday! I wanted to send you some positive energy today because I know that you’re going to log on to social media and everyone will be posting how upset they are that it’s Monday. They’ll post those “Can I have a weekend re-do?” and those “Monday, I hate you.” posts that will have you either ‘liking’ them to fit in or because you actually feel the same way. So, I’m here to be that friend and coach to say that you don’t have to feel that way. And you don’t have to ‘like’ those posts to appear to be a part of that gang that’s always looking for a reason to say ‘Life is unfair,’ or ‘Life can be so hard.’

I want to give you 3 ways to get what you want out of life this week. I want you to feel empowered to do something to change your feelings about Mondays. I want you to plan your week out today so that you can get excited on Mondays because you’ve got something to look forward to! Like when you know you’re going to a concert a few days from now – don’t you talk about it to your friends and think about what you’re going to wear? Or when you plan an international trip with your friends. My God-Sister, Chimere, literally packs her suitcase 2 weeks before her trips because she’s so excited (and organized!) and she has something fun to look forward to.

So, let’s make your Mondays feel like that! Here’s how:

Step 1: Create a Morning Ritual
We are creatures of habit. We develop ourselves and get results by what we consistently do. So, this week create a morning ritual to start your day powerfully and with intention. My morning ritual goes like this: I try to wake up at the same time (but the snooze button has been too accessible so I need to hide my phone at night or move the alarm clock farther away from me). Then, I’ll meditate for about 20-25 minutes. This is when I decide whether I want to clear my thoughts and think of nothing and visualize a white, blank space … or this is when I want to visualize what I see for my day, who I want to connect with, who I want to motivate, who I want to coach, how much money I want to make for the day, how powerful I want to be and how amazing my energy and vibrancy will be. Next, I go run (if the weather permits) or I at least grab my weights and exercise ball and do something to break a sweat.

Of course I prepare a healthy breakfast to nourish myself, and then I record my eating habits, my water intake, my energy levels, how many hours of sleep I got and a few other things on my Mindful Eating Diary worksheet that I’ve created. (It’s FREE to download on my site. Click here and print out as many as you need and share them with your friends!) And finally, and what I think is the most important  – I write down 5 things that I’m thankful for, sometimes more than that. And then I’ll plan out my day by writing down what I need to get done, what’s high priority and what’s low priority, and how I plan to win for the day.

Now that I’ve shared my daily ritual, I want you to share yours. Email me back and let me know what you do to make your day successful.

Step 2: Make a List of Things That You’re Willing to Give Up for 7 Days
We all have people in our lives and activities that we do that no longer serves us. It’s hard to just get rid of them cold turkey, but if we learn how to slowly replace those distractors and disruptors in our lives with more productive, meaningful people and things – we learn to start living more purposeful and getting the things done that we need to get done. I created a podcast episode about this very topic called Mindset, Motivation, Mastery and Money. Take a listen here. It’s one of my most downloaded episodes so far and women have told me that after listening to this one, they’ve been able to focus more and surround themselves with more ambitious, successful people.

So, what will you give up this week? Scandal? Empire? Happy Hour? You’ve gotta give up something and do something in that time slot to get closer to your dreams. For an hour it’ll take you to watch one of those shows (which by the way is propaganda to get you to be hooked on watching TV instead of creating your own Empire) or meet your friends for a drink  – you could be buying your website domain, hiring someone to design your logo, researching/reading or masterminding with other like-minded entrepreneurs in your city. I just wrote on my Facebook page that last year I gave up TV and shopping. And I’m not telling you that to get a pat on the back. I’m sharing that with you so you’ll understand that my brand was able to grow because of the sacrifices I made in my personal life financially and socially.

So, let’s make a deal. You give up 3 things this week (for this week only…although I’m secretly hoping that like Lent you’ll want to fast from it permanently after the assignment) that no longer serve you and then you email me at the end of the week to tell me you’ve stuck to it and the breakthroughs you’ve had, and I’ll send you a free module and worksheet of my Go and Glow Audio Course + Workbook that I launched recently in my Go and Glow Academy. I want to see you win!

Step 3: Make 3 Actionable Steps in Your Business
So this is the last step. Do 3 things this week in your business that you can tangibly see results from. I mentioned above that you could get your logo designed and secure your domain name at GoDaddy.com. You could also write your business plan (Or at least complete 5 pages of it. You have to give a quantitative number or else you won’t have anything to measure.). You could go to the bank and open up a business account, file the papers to LLC your business with LegalZoom.com, or get your business cards and fliers made.

JUST.DO.SOMETHING.MEASURABLE.

You’ll feel so proud of yourself. I promise.

Email me back on Sunday night March 1, 2015. Click that date, create an event in your phone to put it in your calendar (as a reminder to send me an email) and let me know what you did in the week to get what you wanted out of life this week. And I’ll send you a free module and worksheet full of personal development and marketing strategies from my Go and Glow Audio Course as a prize for being so AWESOME! And as a thank you for taking my coaching and applying it to your life and your business.

And if you need any marketing, branding or life coaching OR if you need me to execute your business tasks for you, email me at Natasha@GoandGlowProject.com and let’s set up some strategy sessions to take you from where you are now to SUPERSTARDOM.

I can’t wait to hear back from you!

XO,
Natasha Cole
Chief Glow-Getter
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Podcast Episode 010: Luxurious Credit with Arnita Johnson

Hey Glowers!

In this episode, I interview certified credit consultant and CEO of AMB Credit Consultants and Luxurious Credit, Arnita Johnson. Arnita shares her incredible rags to riches story where just a few years ago she was going to check-cashing stores because of her bad credit to today having built a million dollar business.

Arnita’s credit repair business empowers women to build their dream homes, land their dream jobs and start their own businesses with the education and credit rehabilitation they receive from her agency. She also travels around the country speaking to and partnering with organizations to educate future home buyers and business owners about tier 1 credit, credit to debt ratio, the importance of nurturing your credit and making timely payments.

Take a listen to how a determined single mom used her passion of helping people create a platform that transforms lives with luxurious credit.

For your credit repair needs, go to http://www.ambcreditconsultants.com/ or to read Arnita’s blog visit http://luxuriouscredit.com/.

And to contact me you can email me at GoandGlowProject@gmail.com. Don’t forget to subscribe to #GoandGlowTV on Youtube. And follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

Until the next episode,

Go and Glow!

XO, Natasha Cole

Glam University Presents “Girl Power SleepOver” in Atlanta

Hey Glowers!

I’m excited about tomorrow’s event here in Atlanta called the GirlPower SleepOver presented by the very popular and successful brand, Glam University. Glam University is a platform for female entrepreneurs who are mentored and coached by Sabrina Peterson, Founder of The Glam Bar. Sabrina has coached, mentored and helped to design hundreds of brands across the country with her branding and business expertise.

She’s been featured in Forbes, Essence Magazine, on BET and she’s won several awards for her success and ability to carry out the vision of different organizations.

Tomorrow, January 24th will be Glam University’s first ever sleepover in Atlanta where 25 of the most successful female entrepreneurs in every industry will get together and share empowering jewels, business tips, marketing and branding strategies and insight to the recipe for success.

Log onto http://www.glamuniversity.org/ for your tickets now!

Until the next post,

Go and Glow!

 

XO, Natasha Cole

 

 

Launch Your Life Atlanta Masterclass January 31, 2015

Hey Glowers!

I’m excited to announce that I’m teaching a workshop with Courtney Sanders of Think and Grow Chick in Atlanta to female entrepreneurs called Launch Your Life: A Business & Life Strategy Masterclass for Women Entrepreneurs on Saturday January 31st.

My #GoandGlowPowerHour teleclass every Monday night, my Go and Glow! podcast show, my #GoandGlowTV episodes and these blog posts are all projects I work on to help people get clarity and feel purposeful in their businesses and in their lives. As I was writing down my goals for 2015, I specifically asked God to increase my influence and my territory and give me the courage to expand my brand by helping more women in even more multiple formats. I wrote down that I was going to start speaking and teaching workshops live this year and here we are!

I’m grateful for Courtney because she has a similar platform and she loves helping women become successful and purposeful as well. So, this collaboration will be meaningful for the both of us as we’re excited to marry our ideas, our experience, and our expertise and pour everything we’ve got into you ladies who attend the event.

We’re going to be teaching:

*Goal Setting Strategies

*Client Avatars

*Brand Archetypes

*Designing Your Business + Life

*Marketing to Millennials

*Prioritizing Your Side Hustle

…and so much more!

If you’re in the Atlanta area, go to our EventBrite page and get your tickets now because seats are limited! And if you’re in Birmingham or Montgomery – grab a girlfriend and hop on 85 for an epic road trip! This will be a great opportunity to network with other powerful entrepreneurial women like yourself and a chance to promote your business and enlarge your own territory.

GO TO:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/launch-your-life-atlanta-tickets-15260131464

I can’t wait to meet you in person! Email me at GoandGlowProject@gmail.com and let’s connect before you come or ask me any questions you may have.

Until the next post,

Go and Glow!

XO, Natasha Cole

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Podcast Episode 009: Fashion & Philanthropy with Alma Mei

Hey Glowers!

This episode of Go and Glow! is an interview with fashionpreneurs Gaby Ortega and Liz De La Cruz-Jean of Alma Mei, an online fashion boutique that donates a percentage of every purchase to non-profit organizations. How cool is that, right!?

‘Alma’ which means ‘Soul’ in Spanish and ‘Mei’ which means ‘Beautiful’ in Mandarin expresses the spirit of the woman who embraces her sense of fashion as well as her sense of purpose. The Alma Mei girl doesn’t just look good – she gives back to her community. Check out the hashtag #LookGoodDoGood to see the ‘Beautiful Souls’ out there spreading awareness for different causes.

Based in Miami, Gaby and Liz share their entrepreneur and philanthropic journey, the impact their brand has had on the fashion community and the Latina community, and jewels on relationship building and collaboration. They also give great tips on how to manage a full-time job, a family and a personal life all while running a business.

To shop with Alma Mei, or to find out how to partner with them for events, fashion shows and/or charities, go to www.AlmaMei.com.

And don’t forget to subscribe to my blog at GoandGlowProject.com and my Youtube channel, Youtube.com/GoandGlowProject. We’re on Facebook too at Facebook.com/GoandGlowProject. I also teach Marketing and Personal Development teleclasses every Monday night at 8pm EST, so email me for more information at GoandGlowProject@gmail.com.

Until the next episode,

Go and Glow!

 

xo, Natasha Cole

Go and Glow TV Episode 8: The Top 10 Leadership Qualities

Hey Glowers!

In Episode 8 of #GoandGlowTV, I’m discussing the top 10 leadership attributes to have for success based on the personal development and business bible “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. Take a look, take notes and then order the book online.

Let me know what you thought about it after you’ve read it and feel free to share your favorite business books below!
I also have a podcast on iTunes called “Go and Glow! with Natasha Cole”. Hop on over there and have a listen.

Until the next #GoandGlowTV episode,

Go and Glow!

Natasha Cole

 

Podcast Episode 007: Glambitious with Lillie Mae

Hey Glowers!

This podcast episode is an interview with Public Relations goddess, Lillie Mae, of Lillie Mae PR. She’s an entrepreneur who manages a multi-faceted portfolio of client placements with national publications, philanthropic partnerships, educational initiatives, and product launches. And when she’s not busy handling projects for her clients, she’s touring the country to empower women and promote her books, “The PR Code” and “Glambitious”.

In the interview, Lillie Mae gives great jewels about why hiring a Public Relations team takes your business and brand to the next level, and she also talks about the importance of building relationships and networking.

Take a listen to this episode to hear about the amazing projects Lillie Mae has worked on and collaborated with. To contact her, go to her website at www.LillieMaePR.com and to be a part of her Glambitious Power Circle go to www.GlambitiousIAM.com for access to her monthly Power Calls, a business listing directory and professional development resources.

And to contact me, book me for a speaking event or for life coaching, branding and marketing consulting – visit and subscribe to my website at www.GoandGlowProject.com or email me at GoandGlowProject@gmail.com. Also, don’t forget to check out #GoandGlowTV at Youtube.com/GoandGlowProject.

Until the next episode, Go and Glow!

Natasha Cole

 

Podcast Episode 006: Traveling with Reporter Melissa Hellmann

Hey Glowers,

Today’s podcast episode is an interview with San Francisco based reporter and journalist, Melissa Hellmann, who reports on news, arts, culture, health, education, politics and design, and who has traveled to over 20 countries! Melissa is a former colleague of mine from when I lived and worked in Shanghai, and at the time of this interview she’s living in Hong Kong and interning for TIME Asia and reporting on Hong Kong-China relations and international affairs.

In our interview, she talks about the cool stories she’s worked on, some awesome backpacking-in-India tales and other traveling experiences, and the importance of chasing her dreams and having the courage to change careers to work in her passion. A great quote from Melissa in regards to working on her craft and interning before she had her dream job was, “I didn’t want to spend my entire day doing something that I wasn’t especially interested in, so I needed to have a few hours in the day to do something I was really proud of.” And a great jewel about not giving up after she made some mistakes was, “You have to fail to realize what you’re capable of doing better.”

To read some of the stories she’s covered and to follow her travel adventures, go to www.MelissaHellmann.com.

And to subscribe to my blog, watch Go and Glow TV or to book me for a branding consultation for your business, go to www.GoandGlowProject.com or email me at GoandGlowProject@gmail.com.

Until  the next podcast, Go and Glow!

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