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August 13, 2020
Are you a multi-passionate person? Have you ever been told to “pick one thing and stick with it” and it feels like making Sophie’s Choice? Oh friend, if this resonates with you, you are going to LOVE my conversation with Ken Coleman! In this interview, Ken and I discuss: How to find your purpose Ken’s unexpected advice for the multi-passionate entrepreneur The 7 stage path to meaningful work I know that I personally learned so much about marrying your purpose with your paycheck so I can’t wait to share it with you. Click play to hear my conversation with Ken Coleman! Also, if you enjoyed Ken’s practical tips as much as I did, please show us some love in an iTunes review. And you know the drill, boo boo: After you leave a review, you can download my 3-part Instagram Branding mini-course course designed to help you intentionally show up on Instagram and create a recognizable brand for your business. So if you loved this conversation, leave a review on Apple Podcasts and then let me know >>HERE< to get your branding game on!
August 11, 2020
Let me be real y’all: When I first started my business, I was desperate for people to know who I was. I wanted to show what made my business special, but it felt like no one paid attention. >>It wasn’t until I started sharing who I was, in addition to what I did, that made the biggest difference.< Now, when it comes to using Instagram to build a relationship with your followers to eventually turn them into customers, it is so important to create content that gets followers talking back to you. In this quick, fiery episode I want to walk you through the 5 types of Instagram posts that foster engagement to serve as inspiration for your next week of posts. Click play to build trust with your audience and foster meaningful conversations with them! If you’d like to get even more tips like this, download my free Instagram Marketing Guide to learn how to write scroll-stopping captions and look at an example of the best type of post that gets people talking back to you, as well as have an actionable plan to get more engagement. Download the guide NOW here: https://www.jasminestar.com/igmarketingguide
August 6, 2020
50% Holy, 50% Hood… That’s what perfectly describes me and my twin sister, Bianca Juarez Olthoff. Can you guess which half I claim? *That’s riiiiight: I’m definitely more Hood than my Pastor sister, who’s like the MexiRican version of Mother Theresa!* Now before you think that we’re about to go on a trip down Memory Lane, I have to introduce the real subject of this conversation: how to build a personal brand. >>As two women who grew up in the same town with the same parents and the same education, I think it’s wild that Bianca and I both ended up building our businesses around ourselves.< With real-life examples and lots of laughter along the way, I know you’re going to love this behind the scenes look at my personal life. Click play to join in on the fun! If you enjoyed this episode, let me know in a podcast review! If you do, maybe my Mother Theresa sister is rubbing off on me because I want to give you something in return. If you leave a review on Apple Podcasts you are able to snag my 3-part Instagram Branding course for FREE! So leave a review and then let me know at https://www.jasminestar.com/igbranding!
August 4, 2020
I know this may sound a little lofty, but I know the BIGGEST mistakes you’re making when speaking to your ideal customer on social media. And today, you’re going to hear that tip and MORE as I deal it to you straight *no chaser* in today’s coaching session with Social Curator members. I can’t *help* but get heated in conversations about finding and engaging with your ideal client on social media! In this episode, I answer the following questions about identifying your ideal client: How can I find my Ideal Client Avatar in a saturated market? How do I balance what my ideal client expects me to do on social media vs. what I want to do? What’s the biggest mistake I could be making when creating my Ideal Client Avatar? How do I know who my ideal client is when I haven’t sold anything yet? I just KNOW this episode is going to fire you up too, so click play to listen in on a coaching session with members of Social Curator around finding, attracting, and engaging with your ideal client. And friend, if you’re curious about what goes on on the inside of Social Curator, I’d love to give you a Sneak Peak. Inside this FREE Issue, you’re about to download 3 Instagram Story templates, 10 customizable captions, 10 lifestyle photos, and a marketing action plan to ensure you’ve got all the tools you need to help you market your business on social media. It’s yours at https://www.socialcurator.com/resources!
July 30, 2020
Friend, I’m going to be real with you... I often hear entrepreneurs not posting on Instagram because they’re worried about not getting likes or wonder what people will say about their content… And I’m like, STOP THINKING + START DOING. And here’s the thing: I can talk a biiig game by telling you all of the things you need to have in your Instagram account but it is crucial for you to look at your own account with objectivity and self-audit your account in order to make big changes. >>Because boo, the magic comes from action, not thought. It’s time for you to take control and get your account seen. Hold your head high, stop thinking, and do the work.< I hope you’re ready for an Instagram makeover, because I’m going to teach you step-by-step how to audit your own Instagram account to get more followers, more engagement, and more customers. Y’all, this episode is juicier than a sweet Georgia peach on a hot summer day so click play now! And friend, I’m obsessed with you actually doing.the.work because friend, in order to see big results on your Instagram account, you have to make big changes! To help you implement the content, download the corresponding Self Audit workbook at https://www.jasminestar.com/selfaudit
July 28, 2020
“Here's to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” -Maya Angelou Oh friend, if you love this quote you are going to love today’s guest, Sandra Chuma. For more than 15 years, Sandra has successfully blended business leadership, entrepreneurial innovation and creativity. Sandra hopes to provide access to the untold stories of exceptional African women that will resonate, inspire and ignite strength through her podcast, Ndini. >>She believes that our greatest responsibility is to share our stories so we can inspire, and create possibilities for others.< Today, we talk about how Sandra went from being raised in a mud hut in Zimbabwe to attaining her Masters degree from Columbia Journalism School, her mission of changing the singular narrative the world has about African women and so much more. Sandra is undoubtedly one of the most educated, inspiring, and powerful women I have ever known and I am so honored to have shared this vulnerable conversation with you. Click play to get inspired! If you loved mine and Sandra’s interview, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts by simply searching for the Jasmine Star Show on iTunes and clicking “write a review.” After you leave an iTunes review, head to https://www.jasminestar.com/igbranding to snag my 3-part Instagram Branding course for FREE!
July 23, 2020
Friend, how often do you think about your pre-Coronavirus life? Is it filled with nostalgia and longing? For me, I think about receiving a call that we are able to adopt our baby girl and packing in about 30 minutes for a trip to Vegas… and that’s exactly what you’re going to hear today. Right before the quarantine, I had a conversation with Vivian Nunez on her podcast, What Happened After? Although I feel that while the changes in this episode feel different with what we’ve been through since then, the same lessons apply… Which, mostly, is to embrace the suck. >>I mean it, friend: embracing the suck shows you where to go next!< If you are ready to feel inspired, take action and embrace the suck, click play! And if you loved hearing my conversation with Vivian, you’re in for a treat. If you leave a review on Apple Podcasts you are able to snag my 3-part Instagram Branding course for FREE! This is a mini audio course designed to help you intentionally show up on Instagram and create a recognizable brand for your business by creating a purpose-driven account, playing up your profile so your followers recognize you instantly, and getting real engagement with your audience. And it’s all yours if you leave an iTunes review, then let me know at https://www.jasminestar.com/igbranding!
July 21, 2020
Friend, do you feel like you’re doing #allthethings on Instagram but you aren’t seeing results? *Cue the sweaty palms!* You’re not alone, boo boo. Jamie asked the same question on a recent Ask Me Anything video I did on Facebook Live. In this podcast episode, you’re about to hear my response about when she should change her strategy or have more patience. And in addition to changing strategies, in this conversation I also answer questions on: What to share in your free resources vs. what you teach in your paid course The best Pinterest strategy for business owners How to start building a team So click play to dive in and hopefully your questions will be answered as I chat with other business owners live! If you enjoyed this episode of the Jasmine Star Show, take a screenshot, post it on your Instagram story and tag me @jasminestar! I love putting faces to those who tune in to the Jasmine Star Show, so let me drop a love-bomb in your DM’s for being an amazing supporter of the podcast.
July 16, 2020
You’ve started a business... great! Now how do you go about setting yourself apart from all the competition? When I hear business owners talk about how to stand out in a saturated market, they paint the picture of feeling like they will get lost in a crowd *especially on social media* Friend, you’re in for a treat because that’s exactly what my friend Amanda Tress and I help you with in this episode! Amanda founded the FASTer Way to Fat Loss in 2016 and quickly scaled it to become one of the fastest-growing health and fitness companies in the market today. Hustler, it’s time for you to cut through the clutter and break through the white noise. Amanda and I are here to help you along the way, so click play play to join us! If you enjoyed this conversation, I would love for you to leave a review and gain access to my FREE three-part Instagram branding course at https://www.jasminestar.com/igbranding! This is a mini audio course designed to help you intentionally show on Instagram and create a recognizable brand for your business and I know you’ll love it… So leave a review and I’ll see you inside the course at https://www.jasminestar.com/igbranding.
July 14, 2020
Have you hopped on the hashtag train or are you still sitting at the station too scared to get aboard? I get it friend, hashtags are a beast to conquer. You don’t know which ones to use, how many to throw on a post, and in the end wonder if they even do anything. But guess what Buttercup: you can’t sit on the side of the tracks forever, because Instagram *wants* you using hashtags and using them is one of the best ways to get discovered! Want to hear a crazy statistic? An instagram post gets 12.6% more engagement if there’s at least one hashtag on it. Simply put: if you want more Instagram followers, comments and likes, using hashtags are the best way to make it happen... faster. If you want to hear my strategies for mixing and testing hashtags that are the right blend for your business, click play! And if you’re looking for additional resources check out my FREE Hashtag Strategy Guide by visiting https://www.jasminestar.com/hashtagstrategy so you can get savvy and get discovered on the ‘gram.
July 9, 2020
If I were to stop you on the street and ask you who your business is for, would you hesitate or would you be able to confidently describe who you cater to? >>Most business owners I talk to struggle with not knowing who their ideal client is. They try to reach everyone, but by doing that don’t really reach anyone.< I get it boo, you’re scared to limit your sales by limiting your audience. Some of my Social Curators felt the same way!But in a recent coaching session I explained to them that creating an ideal client profile helps you serve them well, which leads to an increase in sales. In this episode you’ll hear a list of questions to help you build your client profile. By knowing their age, where they live, or where they shop, you can more clearly draw your followers in with a post that resonates with them, a photo they can relate to, or tutorials to show them how your product or service fits into their lifestyle. Buttercup, there’s already an audience out there looking for what you provide. Now let’s help you resonate and connect with them! Click play to begin building your dream customer profile. If you’re looking for more tips on marketing and engaging with your ideal audience, Social Curator is the place to be! Head to www.socialcurator.com/resources to get a sneak peek of the inside.
July 7, 2020
Have you heard of a little show called Shark Tank? In case you haven’t, it’s a captivating one where entrepreneurs pitch their products to investors for the opportunity to get funded. *It has me sitting on the edge of my seat everytime I watch it!* I had the privilege of getting as close as you can get to being on the show… I went live with Daymond John (one of the investment Sharks) on Instagram. I definitely geeked out a little. *Okay who am I kidding, I geeked out A LOT.* This episode is ALLLLLL about using your platform for good and making your voice heard. There’s always going to be haters, there’s always going to be someone bigger and better than us, there’s always going to be uncertainty like COVID or civil unrest going on in the world… but don’t let anything dissuade you from the thing you’ve been called to do. Stand in your power and shine by clicking play! If you loved this conversation between me and Daymond John, I’d love for you to share about it on Instagram and tag @TheSharkDaymond and @JasmineStar so we can continue connecting with you.
July 2, 2020
Do you ever feel like you’d rather have a root canal than plan out your social media content? It may sound a little dramatic, but I feel you boo: that struggle is all too familiar. I would spend hours each week overthinking, planning, and editing and still not be satisfied with the content I was putting out. It was so exhausting! ...That is until I created a system that helped me plan out a week’s worth of content in less than an hour. Let me say that again so sinks in… I can build one week’s worth of content in the time it takes me to watch one episode of 90 Day Fiancé. *You’re going to want to put a ring on this social media plan’s finger!* In today’s episode, I’m going to give you my EXACT Sunday routine that will help you batch content, use categories and pick photo topics to make your life easier. Are you ready? Click play to feel that weight lifted off your shoulders! If you’re looking for more productivity tips I’d love for you to check out my Productivity Planner to help streamline your workflow and kiss stress goodbye. In it, you’ll get a glimpse into my daily routine as well as how to create a daily timeline around your work projects that keeps you focused and productive. It’s yours for FREE at https://www.jasminestar.com/productivity!
June 30, 2020
Let’s face it: we’re living in a virtual world. For the last several years, online businesses have been coming in hot and with COVID-19 still hanging around like that unwanted party guest, more and more businesses are having to pivot with the times. If you’re a brick and mortar business and have been affected by the shelter in place order or you're a service based business who’s thinking about expanding your services to be offered virtually, there is something in this interview for you! In this episode I interview Stacy Tuschl on growing and adding to your online business. She drops some truth bombs on: First steps to taking your business online Four phases of sending traffic to your site Building a marketing funnel Getting creative during a crisis 2020 has shown us that we’re a little bit more fragile than we realized. But the reality is we are always going to have to try new things and put it out there so we might as well start getting good at that now. Stacy and I are excited to come alongside you as you do! Click play to start making the most of this season and learn how to take your business online. If you loved this episode, shoot me and Stacy a DM on Instagram with your favorite part of the episode, because we would love to hear from you, @jasminestar and @stacytuschl.
June 25, 2020
Ever wonder if using ads to drive traffic to your business is worth it? In this digital world, online advertising is everywhere. At any given time scrolling through Instagram and Facebook, you will probably be targeted with ads every few minutes. You’ve seen them in action, but do you know how successful they can be? My friend Rick Mulready has a superpower of simplifying Facebook and Instagram ads, teaching thousands of online entrepreneurs for the last 20 years how to create consistent leads and sales with ads. *He’s Mad Men in the flesh.* I know ads can be that giant you just don’t know how to slay but I can’t wait for you to hear all that Rick has to say about: When to start running ads for your business How much money to pour into Facebook ads How to track what’s working What lead acquisitions are This is going to be the best peek behind the curtain into ad strategy and lead acquisition that you can get! Whether you are at a point in your business where you are ready to jump into ads or need to tuck it away for a rainy day, this is information you’re not going to want to miss, boo boo. We’d love to continue connecting with you so tag us on instagram @jasminestar and @rickmulready and if you have any questions, Rick is all ears!
June 24, 2020
Do you ever feel like you’re not getting enough Instagram engagement? Do you put in the work, show up consistently and still hear crickets? That’s one of the questions I was asked in a recent Ask Me Anything I host weekly on Facebook. If you’ve ever tuned in, y’all know I deal it to ya straight and it’s one of my favorite ways to connect with you more! In this episode I go over: 3 steps to getting more Instagram engagement Having a Personal vs. a Business account Best practices for using Instagram stories The biggest opportunity you’re missing out on Boo there are so many opportunities out there, so many strategies to get engagement, and so many ways to serve your audience. I know it can be overwhelming but are you letting that overwhelm prevent you from being all you can be? It’s time to stop giving in to fear, making excuses or putting it off until later and just take that first step. Every week I get the amazing opportunity to connect with you. I’d love for you to join me for my next live Ask Me Anything over on my Facebook page, www.facebook.com/JasmineStar. See you there!
June 23, 2020
Git up... Renegade... Say So… Do these phrases mean anything to you? I am right there with you boo *it goes right over my head*. But fellow grandmas, these are the names of popular TikTok dances! TikTok is the latest social media craze that ALLLLLL the teenagers are about. For the last few months I’ve been wondering if TikTok is the place to be as a business owner, and from the questions I’ve seen online I know you’ve been interested in the same thing. Guess what Buttercup, you don’t have to embarrass yourself doing TikTok dances to use this new platform for your business. My friend Jenna Foster-Fell is going to show us how people of all ages, industries and personalities can use TikTok. In the episode you’ll hear all about the TikTok best practices: How to quickly grow a following How to be authentically you How to find your area of influence How to make your first TikTok video It’s the 20’s ya’ll and you best believe there’s going to be a new platform coming out everywhere you look. So are you going to choose to avoid it or use it to your advantage? Click play because Jera and I want to hold up a mirror and show you what you are capable of. Don’t let fear stop you from playing the social media game. So boo boo, when you join this crazy new world of TikTok, tag us in your first video @jerabean and @officialjasminestar! We can’t wait to cheer you on.
June 22, 2020
So this is the part where a normal person gets emotional and grabs for the tissues… but this tin man over here has a hollow chest. *take me to the wizard, Dorothy!* It’s not that I don’t care… it’s that I care so deeply and viscerally for people that I think logically before I think about it emotionally. I know it doesn't make sense, but you also know what doesn't make sense? Putting something out into the world and not knowing how it would be received. The reason I should be crying right now is because my podcast, this very one you have been so faithful to join me on, hit past a million downloads. Can I just say that one more time: ONE. MILLION. DOWNLOADS. Today I wanted to turn on the mic for this special occasion and celebrate the journey we have been on together for the last 9 months. I pushed through my fears and followed a crazy dream and I want you to believe that it is possible for you too! Join me by clicking play for the celebration. As another way to say THANK YOU, as a dedicated listener of the Jasmine Star Show you can have access to my exclusive mini-course, Instagram Branding: 3 Steps to Stand Out and Turn Followers into Customers on Instagram, absolutely free if you rate and review the Jasmine Star Show on Apple Podcasts. In this mini-course, I’m going to walk you through how to build a brand on Instagram in 3 ways: creating a purpose-driven account, playing up your profile so your followers recognize you instantly, and getting real engagement with your audience. So leave a review for the Jasmine Star Show and then head to https://www.jasminestar.com/igbranding to gain access to the course!
June 18, 2020
Want to tackle one of the most annoying things on social media? No, I’m not talking about the shameless #wokeuplikethis selfies. I’m talking about bots: fake Instagram accounts that troll your posts and harm your engagement. You know the story: You head to your account and get that momentary excitement that your dream customer finally engaged on your story poll or your recent post only to realize it’s from an account with a name consisting of a bunch of numbers and letters who has no followers but seems to be following everyone *ain’t nobody about that!* Listen up Buttercup, it’s time for some spring cleaning. Grab your broom and mop so you can start connecting with *real* people and get the algorithm gods to look favorably on you. In this episode you’ll learn: What exactly bots are How to identify them Why they might be targeting your account Best practices for removing them Click play to watch the likes and comments from real customers and followers start rolling in. If you'd like more Instagram tips like this one, grab my free Instagram Marketing Guide at jasminestar.com/igmarketingguide!
June 16, 2020
Friend, let’s throw it back to 2016, when Queen B graced our ears with Lemonade, everyone was first crying their eyes out to This is Us, airpods just came out, and Hamilton swept the nation. Can you picture it? Well at the same time, I was making my first attempts at learning how to run a digital business. This was something I had *never* done before. Y'all it was 2016, not 1996, but I was straight up acting like my parents trying to work an iPhone! Then walks in James Wedmore, my online guru who totally paved the path to where I am today. Let me tell y’all, his story is AMAZING and the lessons he taught me are even more INCREDIBLE! In this episode James and I discuss: How to change from the employee mindset to the entrepreneur mindset How to view failure as success How to let business be an extension of yourself How to begin with your end goal in mind I might be a little biased but this episode is full of ALLLLLL the juicy goodness. For those of you who have been around the block with me, you know how much James has influenced my business and I can’t wait to share how we first met and about some of the first lessons I learned in my business. Click play to join us! If you loved this episode it would mean the world to me if you left a review for the Jasmine Star Show on iTunes. Not only because the reviews brighten my day but it also helps this podcast get discovered by other people and helps my team know how to better serve you with content!
June 15, 2020
Pulse check: we are halfway through 2020 already. How is your business doing, boo? Whether your business has been thriving or you are feeling low at this midpoint, this episode is for you! In this episode I’m going to share with you 3 mindsets to guarantee your success by the end of the year. You’re about to hear a portion of a fiery class I gave on the inside of the Social Curator community. This is my response to one of the common doubts I hear in the group is, “Am I where I’m supposed to be?” Buttercup, you might not like where you are today but you should be thankful because you are farther than where you were yesterday. You might not have enough followers, make enough money and your business isn’t where you want it to be but I bet 2010 you would be proud of how far you’ve come! If you are ready to dive into the 3 mindset shifts you can embrace to see success this year, click play. And if you’d like more of this group coaching and see what Social Curator is like, check out our sneak peek at https://socialcurator.com/sneakpeek! Inside this FREE Issue, we’ve provided you with Instagram Story templates, customizable captions, lifestyle photos, and a marketing action plan to ensure you’ve got all the tools you need to help you light up your little corner of the Internet.
June 11, 2020
Y’all know the expression put your money where your mouth is… but it’s time to put your money where your HEART is. *You ready?!* My guest today is Stacy Lindsey, a multimedia journalist writer, media consultant, and speaker. She is the editorial director and cofounder of The Conscious Investor, a weekly digital magazine that uncovers the world of impact investing. >>Impact investing is impacting capital with the purpose to do environmental or social good while also getting a financial return.< Money can be a taboo word but boo boo, money makes the world go round and it’s time to rethink where you invest it. Let’s make an impact and leave a legacy with it. If you want to feel inspired to put your money where your heart is then start listening! If you loved this episode, I’d love for you to tag @stacylindsay and @jasminestar on Instagram and let us know how you will start impact investing. If you're going to walk this path with us, we want to cheer you on.
June 10, 2020
I’m going to say a B word no one likes to bring up: BOUNDARIES. We have this mindset that boundaries limit us or are a heinous selfish act. But boo,that couldn’t be further from the truth. By nature setting boundaries means that you are essentially putting you & your needs first. But that’s a GOOD thing! As an entrepreneur, YOU are the business, which means that your mental & physical health must be a priority in order to be on the top of your game. How can you expect to pour into your audience, your clients, and your business if you aren’t pouring into yourself? When you look at it that way, boundaries are no longer a selfish act but a way to better serve your customers. So listen up Buttercup, because I’m going to give you actionable steps for setting boundaries in your life and business so you can be more present and more productive. This episode is broken up into three parts: Setting boundaries with your schedule Setting boundaries with your clients Setting boundaries with your social media Click play to learn how to put you first! And if you’re looking for more resources I’d love for you to check out my free mindset makeover workbook which includes five crucial mindset shifts that you need to make to succeed in business. It's a powerful exercise that changed everything for me. Check it out at www.jasminestar.com/mindset!
June 9, 2020
Do you ever wonder how much your past affects who you are today? Growing up I was an overweight child of an immigrant, living on government assistance who couldn’t read. You better believe that invited all the neighborhood kids to make fun of me. *I was such an easy target.* But you know what? I am stronger because of it. I did everything I could to prove them wrong and find confidence in what I do. Here’s the thing: people are ALWAYS going to have an opinion about you. But only YOU can give them the power to let it get to you. >>Don’t let what other people say about you keep you from moving forward.< It’s a process, boo, but it’s one that we are in together. Click play to hear more from the conversation I have with Zack Kravitz about how being bullied affected my business and learn how you can approach your own haters. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review! Your reviews help the Jasmine Star Show get discovered by more amazing business owners. I believe together we can make changes that result in how you live your life and how you run your business.
June 8, 2020
I started my business 10+ years ago and here’s a fact boo boo: 2020 is a whoooole new ballgame. Social Media was practically nonexistent when I entered the photography world, and there are so many more ways you could spend your start-up finances today In this episode, you are about to hear what I would do if I had to start my business today with just $5,000, along with some other incredible questions asked in a coaching session I had with a few Social Curator members. I love these sessions because I get fired up, excited for the future and the small changes these business owners could make that will lead to BIG results. Click play to start finding YOUR results! If you're interested in getting a glimpse into what our members receive on the inside of a Social Curator(like this group coaching session), enjoy FREE social media caption templates, lifestyle photos, story templates, an action plan and a sneak peek into the Social Curator membership by visiting, https//www.socialcurator.com/sneakpeek.
June 3, 2020
Do you feel like you have a story to share with the world but have been too scared to put it out there? We all have a story boo, and you never know who NEEDS to hear what you have to say. If you’ve ever thought about getting your message out, then let me introduce you to Tucker Max, co-founder of Scribe Media, a company that helps people write, publish and market their books. He’s written four New York Times bestsellers and is only one of three writers to ever have three books on the New York Times bestseller list at one time. In this interview Tucker completely schools us on the reality of getting a book deal, deciding which type of book to write, steps to self-publishing, and the biggest mistakes people make when writing their first book Even if your voice shakes, the world needs to hear what you have to say, boo boo. Start now by clicking play. Y’all know I’m all about sharing my message with YOU, so please leave a review so I can create more of what you need and love to hear. Thank you for being a dedicated listener of the Jasmine Star Show, friend.
June 2, 2020
What do tacos, 90 Day Fiance, and a gel manicure have in common? I don’t love them nearly as much as I do my husband and business partner JD! Let me tell ya friend, I married up! We’ve gotten soooooooo many requests to have JD back on the show and because your wish is my command,*drum roll please* JD is in the house. We talk alllllllll things going into business together, how to balance work and family life, what we love about each other that the outside world doesn’t get to see, and so much more. You’ll even hear what JD says I’m REALLY like off camera! While I can get all kinds of awkward talking about myself, JD is cool as a cucumber. Did I mention how amazing he is? Click play to get a personal glimpse into our lives. If you enjoyed it as much as I think you will, let us know in an iTunes review! Reviews let us know what content you want to hear more of and if you tell us you want to hear more JD, it’ll be easier for me to convince him to come back! We’d love to connect more with y'all so follow and tag us on Instagram: @jasminestar and @jdstar.
May 28, 2020
I know we ALLLLLLL avoid using that four lettered F word.... FEAR. Is your tongue going dry and your heart beating a little faster? Boo boo let’s replace fear with another F word… FUN. Today on the Jasmine Star Show, I join Matt Lebris on his podcast, Decoding Success. We share our advice on how to get clear on your definition of success, conquering fear, tangible tips to believing that you are enough and I even share my top three tips for cultivating a successful relationship. If you’ve ever wanted an in-depth look into my life, my mindset shifts and the fears I had to conquer, click play Buttercup. This episode is about to get reeeaaally juicy. I hope it brings you motivation as you continue on your journey, and inspires you to stop choosing fear and have FUN building your business! If you enjoyed this episode, show Matt Lebris some love over on his podcast, Decoding Success. And while you’re at it, leave a review for the Jasmine Star Show! I’d love to hear from you and it will help me to continue to put out the content you need to hear in your business journey. Thanks boo!
May 26, 2020
Friend, whether you’re a brick and mortar shop, a service provider or in Direct Sales, our businesses are ALL people-oriented. That means we can’t be successful without connecting with others! In today’s episode, I’m introducing you to one of my dearest connections, Jen Gottlieb. In this chat we talk about all things publicity, mindset, and building connections online and offline to grow your business. Jen is co-founder and Chief Mindset Officer at Super Connector Media. She is basically a PR queen and waaaaay cooler than I'll ever be! Y'all, this is one action packed, fast talking, hit the ground running episode and I can't wait for you to hear it. Click play to hear her strategy to getting anything you want in 20 days and more! If you loved to listening to Jen share her wisdom as much as I did, we would love to hear from you. Feel free to shout out this episode on your Instagram story and tag Jen @jen_gottlieb &@jasminestar because we want to connect with YOU!
May 21, 2020
Want to hear what one of the first pieces of advice I got as a business owner? Build. An. Email. List. At the time I didn’t understand why somebody would want to read a newsletter from a photographer. Even though I had doubt, I took my friends’ advice and started to seriously build my email list. And you know what I learned? >>Newsletters are a secret weapon in my business and the best way I build trust with my audience.< I was building trust by regularly popping into people's inboxes and trust leads to sales. In order to grow your businesses in the long term, you need a way to connect with your community in a place you own and friend, you own our email list. Whether you have already started your email list or have no idea where to begin, this episode will teach you how to start, grow, and nurture your list and start using your voice to connect with your audience in a new and personal way. If this episode resonated with you, I’d love for you to leave an iTunes review to help get the Jasmine Star Show in the ear buds of more hustlers like you!
May 19, 2020
Do you ever wonder when the day will come that the po-po shows up at your door because you did something wrong with your business? Now y'all know I'm a proud law school dropout who still loves watching old episodes of Judge Judy. I’m ALLLLLL about the people's court. *Can I get a witness!* Law will always be in my blood so that’s why I’m excited to jump into this conversation with Autumn Witt Boyd about how to set up your business legally. In this episode, you’re going to hear all about: Trademarking Negotiating Acquiring domain names Handling contracts The side hustle clause Creating a clear terms and conditions Hiring a lawyer Raise your right hand and repeat after me: I *state your name* am SOOOOO ready to start protecting my business and planning for my future so J* doesn’t have to come and post my bail. Remember you are under oath… so click play to get this courtroom party started! For those of you who enjoyed this episode I would love for you to show some love by writing a review for the Jasmine Star Show so I can continue helping you and your fellow business owners out!
May 18, 2020
Can I share with you one of my favorite parts of my week? Going live on Facebook for an ASK. ME. ANYTHING. These no-nonsense, kick-in-the-pants, tell-it-like-it-is Q+A's used to scare the pants off me for the longest time *#realtalk they still kind of do* but now I look forward to them. Every week I go live as a way to connect with people in real time. For 30 minutes, I enjoy sharing my journey with you and most importantly what I've learned along the way. Here’s a taste of what one of my Ask Me Anythings looks like. I talk ALLLLLLL things including starting a podcast, writing a blog, but 3 tips to growing your Facebook group. If you’re asking yourself if Facebook groups are even worth it, groups are a great way to create a community for your ideal client, do market research, and provide helpful content for them. To hear my 3 tips on using Facebook Groups click play. I can’t wait to see how you use Facebook Groups to grow your business! If you loved this episode, leave a review for the Jasmine Star Show to let me know what you’re enjoying and what you’d love to hear more of.
May 14, 2020
Are you ready for things to get a bit awkward? This episode is hands down the most embarrassing episode that I have released *and that's saying a lot!* I’m usually the one critiquing accounts, but the tables have turned my friend. *Grab your marshmallows and skewers* because I am basically roasted and toasted by my good friend, Marcus Murphy, on a platform that I feel a little insecure about….LinkedIn. In this interview with Marcus shares about why business owners need to be on LinkedIn and what best practices to use, including: How to change your mindset How to clean up your profile in 5 steps How to build a brand on LinkedIn How to create a successful account Boo boo I’m telling you, I got the complete Cinderella makeover after this. I seriously took it to heart and with the help of my team we revamped my account. If you want to see what my before and after looks like visit www.jasminestar.com/podcast/episode54. Click play to hear why more than 675 million people on this platform and why you need to be too. I can’t wait to see you on LinkedIn, boo!
May 12, 2020
Have you ever wondered how or when to pivot and diversify your business? I'm not a pivoting professional but I AM a practitioner of diversifying my business. In this episode, I’m going to take you on my business journey and show you the framework to start seeing the opportunities and possibilities for you to pivot and diversify. Here’s the thing… I have diversified and pivoted based on one thing and one thing only: What people ask for. *That's it, signed, sealed, delivered.* Are you ready to be bold and go where your business needs to go? Click play to hear my framework on pivoting and diversifying your business. And check out the show notes for this episode and all past episodes here: https://jasminestar.com/podcast/episode56
May 7, 2020
One of my favorite things about Social Media is that not a single account is the same. Our profiles are all unique because they are our opportunity to showcase us and our passions!>>The best thing about social media marketing is that you have...
May 5, 2020
Do you want to know how to save time and sanity on social media? We could ALLLLL use a little more of both, right? I get it boo, life feels a little overwhelming at this moment. But resist that urge to sip on a quarantini, because I'm gonna show you how to minimize your stress! I’m coming in hot *does anyone have a fire extinguisher* with my strategy for planning, creating, and executing a MONTH of social media posts in ONE day. You heard that right boo! ONE DAY is all it’s gonna take. You’re going to want to plug in those headphones and listen up Buttercup. It’s time for you to start showing up consistently on social media in the easiest way possible. Click play to begin relieving that stress. Boo this is just a little taste of what we do on the inside of Social Curator. If you are looking for more social media help & a supportive community to come alongside you… then I’d love for you to join Social Curator at https://www.socialcurator.com/join!
May 4, 2020
Real talk… have you given yourself permission to wholeheartedly pursue your dreams? We ALLLLL face barriers when it comes to chasing our dreams. The difference is, do you let them stop you or do you jump right over them and leave them in your dust? In this episode, I am addressing 5 barriers that stop you from pursuing your dreams. Boo boo, here’s the thing, I’m bringing these up because they are barriers that I’ve faced before and occasionally still do. And on those dark days when I wasn’t sure if I could push through, I wish someone gave me this encouragement I’m about to share with you. This is made from my heart to yours. All right? Your success is a foregone conclusion, boo boo. Click play to begin breaking down those barriers. If you would like a personal cheerleader, a fierce community of fellow business owners coming alongside you, and tools to take your business to the next level, I would love to welcome you into Social Curator at https://www.socialcurator.com/join!
May 1, 2020
*Take 2!* It’s time for another Instagram-themed coaching session. Ever wonder what the deal is with Instagram stories, IGTV and going LIVE? I mean, it can’t possibly be as successful as everyone says... No one wants to see my face on screen, right? Oh boo, you couldn’t be more wrong! I know it can be intimidating and overwhelming but I’m telling ya friend, Instagram video features is where it’s at! By showing up for your audience in this way, you will see engagement go up because your followers are seeing a different, more personal, more engaging side to your business. In this episode you’ll hear me answer questions on: Best practices when using IGTV for your business Utilizing different video angles to keep your viewers engaged Nailing down your messaging on social media How to go Live and get the most out of your Live content Boo boo, I hope after listening to this episode you find confidence to go out and try something new. The best way to beat fear is by taking ACTION. Click play to start learning the tools and building your mindset! If you'd like more help with showing up I’d love for you to join my free class on How to Plan 30 Days Worth of Content in 1 Day! Head to www.jasminestar.com/30days to save your seat.
April 30, 2020
Ever wish you could ask me your burning Instagram questions? Listen up Buttercup, because today's your lucky day! I’m gonna bring you in on a coaching session I had on the inside of Social Curator where we talk about all things Instagram. I have not been asked questions this in depth, granular and amazing. *They put me through the ringer!* In fact this coaching session was so good, that we actually had to break it up into two parts. That’s right, double the fun! In this episode, you’ll hear me answer questions on: How to get engagement using stories *all things polls, gifs, stickers, glitter & unicorns* What content to save in your highlights *this is your opportunity to showcase your authority* Using analytics to figure out your focus area *the algorithm is no joke y’all* Featuring your team on your account *give credit where credit is due* Hang on to your Instagram hat cause we’re about to blow it off. I can’t wait to share with you my key so you can unlock the door to all the opportunities there are on Instagram! Click play to take that first step! And if you’re interested in joining me for one of my classes… I’m offering a free webinar on How to Plan 30 Days Worth of Content in 1 Day! Save your seat at www.jasminestar.com/30days
April 28, 2020
I can’t believe what I’m about to tell you……. Did I grab your attention? On a scale of 1 - 10 how do you think your posts do at getting your audience’s attention and engagement? The struggle bus is at full capacity right now. Don’t you worry, we've ALLLLLL been there. Not knowing what to write, side-eyeing someone else's grid for caption inspiration, playing eenie-meenie-minie-mo to choose a content strategy, or maybe you dramatically get down on bended knee like Boyz II Men asking the algorithm gods, “Whyyyyyyyy?” I’m going to scoop out my favorite tips to writing scroll stopping captions like we at Baskin Robbins y'all. I may not give you 31 flavors… but I WILL serve you up with my caption-writing formula in 3 simple steps: HIC (Hook, Insights, Call to Action). So if you’re ready to hear all about juicy shares, how to identify a specific audience, resonate with your readers AND SO MUCH MORE, you’re gonna want to click play, boo boo. Looking to dive in deeper? I’d love for you to join me for my webinar on How to Plan 30 Days Worth of Content in 1 Day! Register at https://www.jasminestar.com/30days and join us LIVE.
April 27, 2020
Listen up boo and listen up closely: you do not need to be an influencer to run a successful business Don’t believe me? I know so many of us are convinced that your account has to look a certain way, have a certain amount of followers, or have that blue check mark on it. Some of you strive to become an influencer as your ultimate goal, dreaming of sponsored ads, free products, and tons of adoring followers. I mean, it would just make business easier right? Oh Buttercup, I can’t wait to prove you wrong. I was invited to speak at Spark U to high school senior girls recently and what I shared with them I want to share with you too: There’s a difference between building a business with influence and being an influencer. If you’re ready to hear why that influencer life isn’t as desirable as you think and how you really don’t need it to be successful, plug in those headphones and take a listen because things are about to get real good. It all starts with clicking play.
April 23, 2020
If you are a regular listener of the Jasmine Star Show (thanks boo!), you hear me preach all the time about getting personal on social media. I’m ALLLLLLL about building those relationships and talking as if you’re with your BFF. However, is there such a thing as getting TOO personal on social media? This is actually a question I’m asked quite often because it's something that many business owners struggle with. Maybe you want to get personal with your audience but respect the privacy of your family and friends. Or maybe you run a business like Nike or Starbucks *don’t we all wish?* that doesn’t have a “face” of the business. How do you get personal when people don’t even know you exist? >>There is really no limit to how personal you can get on social media. It just depends on what you're comfortable with and what your audience wants to see.< What makes you unique as a business owner is one of the most powerful things you possess. Stay true to the business vision and share images that differentiate your company with the only true thing that makes your business different: YOU. So let’s work on testing it out! Are you ready to get personal with your followers and create raving fans? Click play to hear all my thoughts on getting personal with your audience and how to start doing it! Want more tips on how to build a brand and market it on social media? Visit www.jasminestar.com/branding for my free branding guide that contains goodies like Your Dream Customer Profile, The Fastest Way to Find Dream Clients Guide, and a Copywriting Workbook to Attract Dream Customers.
April 22, 2020
Let me ask you, friend: Do you consider yourself a freelancer or an entrepreneur? Because once you’ve identified which lane you are in it’s not only going to bring you confidence but help you approach how you do business. Let me introduce you to my future best friend and spirit animal Seth Godin. Seth is nothing short of a genius. He’s written 19 best-selling books, given 5 TED talks, and created life-changing workshops and online courses about marketing, entrepreneurship, and mindset. Seth is about to spill the tea on my podcast *so turn that volume up!* I’ll give you a hint: freelancers work with their own two hands while an entrepreneur’s job is to build systems so they don’t have to do the work. Feel like you’re starting to figure out which camp you might be in… or are you even more confused? We can’t wait to help you discover it. For all the explanations and more click play!
April 21, 2020
Are you struggling to identify your voice on social media? There are millions of Instagram users so let’s get you to stand out! In this episode, I’m talking all things branding. I believe the foundation to growing a tribe of loyal followers is by defining what branding category you're creating on Instagram. This is going to help frame what you should be posting, how you should be posting it, and help your followers understand what to expect from you. Click play to hear ALLLLLL about it. If you've enjoyed this training on defining your Instagram account, you will LOVE my free class on How to Plan, Organize, and Execute 30 Days Worth of Content in 1 Day! Head to www.jasminestar.com/30days to register and join us LIVE.
April 20, 2020
Anyone feel like they are living in an alternate reality? *cue the Twilight Zone theme song* During the COVID-19 quarantine, normal life is like a long lost friend we are desperately waiting to reconnect with. Some of us are holding on to the hope that once the dust settles, life is going to completely go back to how it was. But boo boo, that’s just not realistic. It’s time to push past the disappointment and embrace new memories, new patterns, and new opportunities. JD and I are counting the days until social distancing is a thing of the past, but while we wait we are CHOOSING JOY. I want to bring you in on one week of our new normal. Big crazy things are happening for me right now… some of them I'm even a little bit embarrassed to talk about. But these are the unexpected twists and turns that happen in the midst of a crisis. I’m creating this podcast in real time and hope at some point in the near future I will be able to come back and talk about how things ended, how things fared, and the lessons I learned along the way. If you’re ready for my real talk, clips from my personal life, and to get an inside look into a business navigating a really crazy time in human history… then click play. This is a rollercoaster of a time for all of us, but we are in this together! And if this episode resonated with you, I’d love for you to leave a review!
April 16, 2020
I’m gonna throw it back to the early 2000s when the show Mythbusters was airing. Remember that show where they took common myths and either confirmed or busted them? *I mean, who knew that turning off your ac and rolling down your windows doesn’t ACTUALLY save you gasoline!?* In a keynote I presented at Social Media Marketing World, I take down some of the common myths people tell themselves about Social Media. Boo boo this is something I’m sooooooo passionate about because I don’t want these misconceptions to hold you back in your business. Are you ready to stop letting myths keep you from showing up, adding what you can to the world, and being all you can be? >> I want you to believe the impossibilities are possibilities for you! < Tune in to today’s episode where I break down the myths that are holding you back in business, Buttercup. And if you would like more help on owning social media head to www.jasminestar.com/igmarketingguide for my free Instagram Marketing Guide.
April 15, 2020
I feel like times of uncertainty make us do crazy things. I mean JD and I made a mad dash to the grocery story and want to know what we walked out with? A jar of olives, pimentos, coconut oil and cheese crisps. Who are we? Let's not talk about how I could really use extra toilet paper right now. Showing up on social media can feel the same way. You scramble to put out anything and everything without a plan because you want to keep showing up right now. Or maybe you’ve shied away from posting because you want to be sensitive during this time. Whatever it might be, figuring out what conversations to have on social media can be tricky during COVID-19. The good news is: more people are on social media than ever before, and the last thing anybody wants to see on there is more depressing news. Say whaaaaaaattt? That’s GOOD NEWS y'all! That means you have a bigger audience and a better chance of getting your voice out there. So are you wondering what content should you be publishing right now?? That’s exactly what Chase Jarvis and I talk about on his show with Creative Live. Listen up Buttercup, because we get into all the juicy strategies. Click play to join us!
April 14, 2020
Is Facebook DEAD? You might think Facebook is SOOOOO 2010…. but I'm here to tell you in 2020 Facebook is alive and well. In fact, it’s personally one of my favorite platforms. I want to show you three ways you can market your business on Facebook and give you tons of tips along the way. Starting a Facebook Page Using Facebook Groups Utilizing Facebook Ads Buttercup, I’m all kinds of excited for this conversation because I’m ready to change your mindset on Facebook. You’ll hear tips on repurposing content, going live and scroll stopping captions and much, much more... so go on click play to join in on the fun. Want more information on going live on Facebook? I gotchu boo. I’d love for you to check out my free Facebook Live guide here: http://jasminestar.com/fblive
April 9, 2020
Friends, do you love a good Q&A? I’m ALLLLLL about that life! That’s why each week I go LIVE on Facebook and Instagram to show up for my audience and answer the questions they are struggling with. In this episode you’re going to hear me answer questions on: How to prioritize tasks How to get people to buy into your business How to create your 45- second elevator pitch How to streamline your morning routine How to establish boundaries I’m going to stop there because I don’t want to spoil too much of this episode for you. If you like the little taste I gave and want the full meal, click play to listen! And if you enjoy these short and sweet podcast episodes I’d love to know in a podcast review! I’m here to serve you and want to know what you enjoy so we can continue to grow here each and every week!
April 7, 2020
Have you ever struggled with how much to charge for your services or product? You question if you’re asking for too much or not enough, want to hide your head in a hole when someone says “that’s too expensive,” but also strive to charge enough to make ends meet. Boo boo this is one thing that allllll businesses struggle with. You are not alone. I had the opportunity to connect with Ramit Sethi, author of the New York Times bestseller I Will Teach You to Be Rich. He's known for his unique blend of business, finance and psychology. Ramit is going to walk you through how to set your prices for your business… it’s his proven technique to charge luxury prices y'all! Are you ready for a confidence boost? *Think of this as that splash-of-water-across-your-face wake up call* >> You are WORTH what you charge.< Your time, your ideas, your creativity, and your efforts are valuable. You have learned to be an expert in what you do, and only YOU can provide that special flair, that expert touch, and that care to what you do. You first need to believe and own it before anyone else will. So are you ready to hang up your current mindset in regards to pricing and open your eyes to something you never even dreamed of? I can’t wait for you to hear this conversation with Ramit. Click play to dive on in!
April 6, 2020
Let’s talk about what’s been on everyone’s minds lately… How to Build Your Business While Social Distancing. Is it even possible right now? How do you get past this tidal wave of overwhelm? Your girl has a plan to wrap your business with hope, strategy and a future. Are you ready to hear it? This is not going to be a warm fuzzy conversation. No, this is a conversation about what real business owners are doing during this rather crazy time. Here’s the good news... >>There has never been a better time to grow your business then now.< This season, our hurdle is COVID-19 but next year it might be something else! You have to be prepared to keep moving forward no matter what is thrown at you. So if you’re ready to start hearing the tools on how to do so click play. We are in this together boo boo and I can’t wait to see what you do! Because I’m all about showing up and providing resources for you, especially in uncertain times… I want to introduce you to a Social Curator sneak peak. This is no nonsense, no pitch, no expectation, look inside my closed membership for business owners like you. So if you’d like to see what we do on the inside of Social Curator and download engaging caption templates so you know how to show up and talk about your business, visit https://www.socialcurator.com/sneakpeek
April 2, 2020
Let me ask you friend… how good are you at setting goals? If you’re anything like me, sometimes it’s hard to set goals and let yourself dream because you are afraid of being heartbroken. What if I don’t meet my goals? What will people think of me? There’s a level of vulnerability when you speak them into existence. But boo boo that’s what I want to tackle with you right now with some simple tips and a mindset change! I am going to be an unashamed guest-repeater right now and bring back one of my favorite people ever, Cathy Heller! We have a beautifully raw conversation about goals on her podcast Don’t Keep Your Day Job and I *had* to share it with you! Click Play to hear this raw conversation that will inspire you to change your mindset and find your strength to dream no matter what the outcome is. If you're feeling inspired by this conversation, shout us out on Instagram @Jasmine Star & @Cathy.Heller so we can cheer you on!
March 31, 2020
Have you ever wondered what MY day looks like? I am pulling back the curtain to a day in the life of a seven figure business owner and inviting you to spend an entire work day with me.*That’s right boo boo,  you are straight up Dorothy revealing the...
March 26, 2020
Whether you like to admit it or not, one of the biggest struggles every entrepreneur faces is worrying if your audience will like you or not. You post something and immediately check how many likes you get… and if you don’t reach a certain amount in the first hour you consider deleting it. Or maybe you hesitate to send a DM to a stranger because you don’t know how it will come across so it just sits in your drafts waiting to be sent. *We’ve allllll been there, boo boo* Want to hear something totally crazy? >>It’s a-okay if people don’t like you.< In this episode, I interview gangster life coach and advice columnist Susie Moore about living a life where you don’t need other people’s approval. Social media has blown up the comparison game we have *always* played in the back of our minds.Social media creates a much larger arena, with more “friends” than you’ve ever had, that you have access to 24/7. That has doom written all over it! So let’s start capturing those lies that can come from it... that you are not good enough, that you are not good looking enough, that you are not talented enough, that you have nothing worth sharing, and a million other stories you’re telling yourself. Stop checking your likes and shake off the need for approval. It all starts by clicking play! Many many thanks to my dear friend Susie Moore. To check out Susie’s book and show her some love, visit https://susie-moore.com/.
March 24, 2020
Boo boo, since the CoronaVirus showed up at our front door this month as a *very* unwelcome guest, we are allllll living in times of uncertainty right now. This past week has been nothing short of crazy, right? *I feel like I’m living in a movie right now… Hopefully that means a happy-ending is in our future!* But when times are topsy turvy and I don’t kn0w what makes sense anymore... I make the decision to keep moving forward and keep taking action. I don’t have the answers but I find the answers by doing.the.work. I can’t wait for us to look back on this season and see all the amazing opportunities we took hold of, the unexpected blessings that came out of it, the connections that were made, and the lessons we learned. Showing up for your audience and your business when times hit hard is when it matters the most. >>You can't change what's happening with the world but you can change your mindset around it, Buttercup.< So if you’re wanting to make sense of the mess, show up for your audience, grow your business and feel confident doing it… click play to dive into this episode on building your business during uncertain times. You and me boo, we are in this together. And because I’m not about just talking the talk boo, I want to show up for YOU. Our amazing team put together a Social Curator sneak peak for you during this time. This is a no nonsense, no pitch, no expectation. So if you’d like to see what we do on the inside of Social Curator and download engaging caption templates so you know how to show up and talk about your business, visit https://www.socialcurator.com/sneakpeek
March 19, 2020
How do you handle failure? Do you let it completely crush you and stop you from moving forward? Or do you see it as an opportunity to learn and turn it into a success? The feeling of failure is something every entrepreneur is going to deal with in their business. *It’s inevitable, boo boo!* We have the tendency to put this pressure on ourselves and if something doesn’t quite work the way we hoped for we see it as a failure. But it doesn’t have to be! In a Q&A I recently had on Facebook Live *yes boo, did you know I go live every Wednesday?* I talked about how to turn failure into success. It’s all about that mindset shift, friend. >>If we don't have failures, we don't have lessons.< So click play if you’d like to hear about 3 lessons I’ve learned from my failures: Don’t strive after perfection Listen to others Set priorities I’m all about sharing my journey so that you can learn from the mistakes I made. I’m having the best time growing our businesses and chasing our dreams together. In today’s episode I mention my 3 tips for Instagram Story Hashtags. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlVcdhAc6i8!
March 17, 2020
What are your thoughts:Do you see a successful business and think “boy that person got lucky”? Or do you look at a successful business and see all the hard work that went in and believe that luck had nothing to do with it? When I look back at my career,...
March 12, 2020
Gone are the days of going door to door selling encyclopedias or spending hours making cold calls to get someone to buy paper toner from your company *okay I’ve never personally done this…. but you see it all the time in movies!* Nowadays, people have turned to Social Media to sell their products and services. I mean can we just stop and think about that for a second?! How cool is it that we get the privilege of being a part of this movement!? >> Instagram is your portfolio to showcase your work and connect with the potential clients.< In this episode you’ll hear: How to use Instagram stories to give an inside look at your business How to use Instagram ads to target your ideal client Tangible ways to build a personal connection through DMs The type of photos that get 64% more engagement How to create the perfect Call to Action to draw your audience in I’d love to share with you my favorite way to market my business and help you develop a few tricks of your own! So if you are ready to be an UNFORGETTABLE presence and sell your business like a boss on Social Media Click play to listen! If you’re looking for more help with your Instagram Stories game I’d love for you to check out my free story checklist: www.jasminestar.com/iggchecklist. You won’t regret it, boo!
March 10, 2020
Have you been telling yourself the lie that you need to have money, resources, talent or connections to run a successful business? Boo I want you to throw that mindset right out the window and never look back. In fact, I want you to reverse that car and run over it a few times just to make sure you completely get rid of it As a girl from the hood, I didn't grow up watching people build businesses. I didn't grow up actually thinking that entrepreneurship was a path in life that I could take. I lived in so much self doubt and created this lie that I had to have the money, resources, talent or connections to make my way in life. The thing I had to learn was that: >>I just had to start with who I was, and with where I was at, and with what I had.< As a result of this lesson, I started taking simple actions and building habits from that mindset that radically transformed the way I approached my business and my life. Click play to continue learning about the habits I built early on as a business owner and still maintain to this day. If you would like to check out the free branding bundle I mention in this episode head to www.jasminestar.com/branding.
March 5, 2020
Want to know how to build a killer personal brand? Here’s the thing, it isn’t just important but rather a necessity if you want your business to actually work. A business without a brand is like a Kardashian without her phone. #useless All jokes aside, your brand is what sets you apart. A brand is expectations, memories, stories and relationships that lead into a consumer's decision to choose one product or service over another. How does your business make them feel? How are you serving your ideal customer? How are you creating an amazing experience from start to finish for them? >> A brand is not defined by a business, a brand is defined by a consumer's perception of that business. < So let me ask you: What are your followers saying about you? If you’re ready to start building your brand then CLICK PLAY to listen to the rest of my keynote presentation. Interested in knowing when I may be giving a keynote near you? You can view all of my upcoming speaking events at www.jasminestar.com/speaking . I'd love to give you a hug in real life, and if we're not really going to hug in real life, maybe you can give me a digital hug in the form of a podcast review. It would mean the world to me to get to know you on a personal level. I read every single one of them!
March 3, 2020
What is more important: WHO you know or WHATyou know? I was recently asked that when I joined Travis Chappell on his podcast Build Your Network to discuss how to connect with people online to grow your business. Here's the thing boo boo, you're going to be very hard pressed to find somebody who is worse at networking than me. *I’m all kinds of awkward* But I know how important it is and for me it’s all about what you know! But that’s contingent on if you’re willing to share it. >> Buttercup, knowledge ain’t worth a dime if you don’t go out and share it.< It’s 2020, people! We don’t need to follow the 1980s way of networking. There are so many opportunities to grow your business by just being you and putting your information out into the world. Travis and I cover so much ground in this interview and I’m so excited for you to join in on it! Click play to start learning how to best network online. And check out my show notes here: https://jasminestar.com/podcast/episode40 If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, I would love it if you subscribe to the Jasmine Star Show so you don’t miss a single episode. I love spending time with you every single week!
February 27, 2020
Have you ever felt so exhausted, overwhelmed and confused that you wanted to throw in the towel? *Friend, I know I have and all of the ladies I brought in on my coaching call today have because it is NORMAL!* It doesn’t matter how tough you are, what skills you have, or where you are at in your life... it’s normal! There isn't a single entrepreneur in the world who hasn't thought about quitting at least once. When I first started my business, I did not have the kind of confidence I have today. In fact, one of the reasons I love these coaching calls is because I love hearing where everyone is at and encourage them in any way I can. There is nothing I believe in more than teaching what I’ve learned, tested and tried to other business owners hustling hard to make their dreams a reality. We are all going to feel stressed and overwhelmed when we put ourselves out there. >>However, success goes to us who remain undaunted and keep pushing themselves forward past the point where everyone else may quit.< So if you’re telling yourself maybe this isn't for me after all... I am here to tell you this is for YOU. You are meant to be here. You are meant to do this. You are intended to pursue your passion and you are here to create a life that makes you excited to get out of bed every morning. You are meant to do the thing that you love because why would you ever settle for anything else? So please, please, please Buttercup: do not give up. If this is resonating with you right now, it is because you need to hear it. So take a deep breath have a good cry, but then go out and chase your wildest dreams with reckless abandon because you can. Click play to hear how I coach Leanne, Megan, Amanda & Mye through their challenges and encourage them to keep pushing through when everyone else gave up. And of course, you can learn about our guests here: https://jasminestar.com/podcast/episode39 !
February 25, 2020
Have ever wished you could make your business an expression of yourself and get paid for it? In this episode, I dive into an interview with Laura Belgray, founder of the Talking Shrimp, and we discuss getting paid to be YOU. Friend, you don’t have to be living the Instagrammable life to make an impact. This is attainable for anyone, no matter what you look like, how you act, or what stage of life you are in...Your business should be an expression of yourself. >>Being authentically you is one of the simplest and simultaneously hardest things you could do in your marketing.< It requires so much bravery because often, especially on the internet, we are attempted to tuck away the parts of ourselves that we don't really think will be accepted. It’s easier to only post your flawlessly contoured #IWokeUpLikeThis face on Instagram. It's easier to go live only when you have detailed notes and a good hair day. It's easier to only show up on stories when you've just cleaned your house and the kids aren’t running around like crazy But you know what’s worth moreBeing relatable, engaging, & profitable, which comes by showing up consistently as YOURSELF. Click play to listen to all the tangible steps you can take to do that, and learn more about Laura Belgray in the show notes here: https://jasminestar.com/podcast/episode38.
February 20, 2020
Do you struggle with the feeling of OVERWHELM? Maybe it’s due to the feeling that there's always more to do, more to learn and more to work on? *I’m not raising one hand but two hands with you* If you're overwhelmed in your business, you're not alone. So it’s time to have a mindset shift. In this episode you’re going to learn how to: Start each day with a gratitude list #blessed Remind yourself of what you’ve accomplished over the past 3 months Stop dreaming and start doing *it’s all about that messy action* Focus on one thing at a time *multitasking is a hoax boo* Now I get it... Your time is limited or you’re worried about taking that step before you’re ready. You might like the idea of this practice, but will you actually do it? >>The only thing more tragic than making a mistake in business is not doing something to begin with.< So boo boo let me be your number one fan, you know the one with the giant foam finger, and cheer you on because YOU GOT THIS. Click play to start fighting the overwhelm! And check out my show notes at https://jasminestar.com/podcast/episode37 If you have a business bestie, family member, coworker, or random stranger who you think needs to hear this message please share this podcast with them! Together, we can fight overwhelm and find peace in this crazy world of entrepreneurship.
February 18, 2020
Are you ready to be taken to business church?! Good, because I’m about to preach atcha in this panel Q&A I did at Business Boutique with four other AMAZING business owners. *You’re going to be saying all the amens after this!* You’re going to hear everything from: How to narrow down your focus when you're multi-passionate What to do when you're spinning your wheels and not moving forward How to launch your business before you're ready How to set goals with the end in mind Friend, I’m going to stop there because this episode is SOOO packed full of business nuggets that I want you to start listening ASAP and get all you can out of it! So click play and join us for this amazing conversation Shout out to the incredible Christy Wright & Dave Ramsey’s Business Boutique, as well as all the amazing panelists who slayed this Q&A! If you liked this episode, I’d love for you to subscribe and view the show notes at https://jasminestar.com/podcast/episode36! Let’s continue learning and growing together, boo boo.
February 13, 2020
Do you want to hear the one thing every new business owner needs to know? Even if you aren’t a new business owner you’re going to want to tune in! I had the privilege of speaking last year at Christy Wright’s Business Boutique, an incredible conference In Nashville, TN with thousands of business women. The energy of that conference was something special and I want to bring you in on it. I fully believe that my purpose is serving my followers in only the way that I can. If I show up and serve these women well, businesses could change When business changes... homes change… When homes change... neighborhoods change... When a neighborhood changes... a city changes. And when cities change… lives change. >>Y'all, if you could serve one person really, really well, you can create big changes.< So let’s figure out how you and only you can make an impact right where you are at, in the place you are at, with the skills you have, and the tools you’ve been given, shall we?! Grab your pen & notebook or open the notes app on your phone and let's dive into my keynote at Business Boutique 2019. You won’t want to miss hearing the one thing every business owner needs to know. Click play to listen! If you would like more tips on how to build your personal brand, head to Jasminestar.com/branding.
February 11, 2020
Have you ever waited for something for so long that you begin to doubt that it’s in the cards for you? And if you’re lucky, when it finally happens your heart just bursts and all that waiting was totally worth it because you couldn’t possibly imagine another outcome? Well Buttercup, I want to take you on the journey of meeting my daughter for the first time. Yes, I just said my DAUGHTER. I waited years to say those words and today I get to say it publicly on this podcast.&nbsp;For years, my husband and business partner JD & I were determined to start our family through adoption. We looked into international adoption, foster to adopt, different agencies and attorneys. We were sooooo ready to will our experience as parents into existence but we had no idea the years of heartache and longing we would endure before we would be placed with our healthy, happy, and beautiful baby girl.&nbsp;So many of you have been on this journey with us and I can’t even begin to describe how your constant encouragement, prayers and presence impacted us during this season. But now we cannot WAIT to share with you the process we went through, the mindset that got us through it and the incredible story of the week that changed our lives forever.&nbsp; &nbsp;Join us step by step as we share our story… with a few tears along the way… by clicking play.
February 6, 2020
Boo boo, I see you juggling all those work projects, driving out to meet a new client, running to drop your kids off at soccer games, rushing home to make dinner.... *the list goes on and on and on and on* And I know you don’t think you’ll see the end of it. You’ve lost all hope that you can find balance. >>Well I’m here to give you the assurance and proof that a balanced work & personal life can exist.
February 4, 2020
Boo boo, do you ever feel like there’s not enough hours in the day? *I feel you!* I felt the same way until I established a daily routine that profoundly impacted my life and business. Get ready to take that sigh of relief and make the most out of your day in this step-by-step plan to make yours! Before this schedule, I got caught up solely focusing on what was due in the moment and what my deadlines were rather than thinking about the bigger picture. So I started asking myself: Where do I want to go? What do I want to create? What is going to change where I am now to where I want to be in the future? And here’s the biggest thing I learned: >>Where you want to go in your business lies in setting your daily non negotiables.< If you’re ready to start building your schedule around non-negotiables and hear more about my favorite steps to setting a routine click play and visit the show notes at https://jasminestar.com/podcast/episode33! I want to give you the power to feel accomplished and refreshed after each and every day. And if you want to continue streamlining your schedule and kiss the overwhelm goodbye then check out my free productivity guide www.jasminestar.com/productivity!
January 30, 2020
Are you ready for a Social Media makeover? *The kind of makeover that would make the Fab 5 from Queer Eye proud?* You won’t even be able to recognize your Instagram by the time I’m done with it! In late 2019, I had the privilege of speaking on a stage at United, an annual conference for photographers. I loved this keynote because I did something completely different: I critiqued the Instagram accounts of AUDIENCE MEMBERS. *Aren’t you glad you’re safe at home or in your car and not being exposed in front of hundreds of people at this conference?* If you are ready to hear exactly what I would change about your Instagram account from your bio to your photos to how you engage with followers, this episode is all for you. So without further ado, here's my keynote at United 2019. Click play to listen! Speaking of making changes, are you ready to take your business to the next level using my proven Instagram strategy? Then you need my Instagram marketing guide, boo boo! Download it for FREE at http://www.jasminestar.com/igmarketingguide.
January 28, 2020
Fear can be a crippling thing. I know that all too well. *Fear is like that uninvited guest at the party but NEVER FAILS to show up.* From birth, we have all developed survival skills and what often happens is that we approach everything in life with a strategy to avoid pain so we don’t put ourselves out there. I get it friend, the stakes are high and vulnerability can be crippling. But every successful person I know has one thing in common: They give themselves permission to do the hard things, even when it isn't perfect and even when they are messy. >>I know you want to find the success you’ve always dreamed of… But it won’t come knocking on your door without the courage to embrace the mess.< In this episode, I interview one of my dear friends Cathy Heller, host of the podcast and author of Don't Keep Your Day Job. If you are ready to find your courage click play to listen and check out my show notes at https://jasminestar.com/podcast/episode31 If you loved this episode, we’d love to continue connecting with you on Social Media. Follow us on Instagram: @cathy.heller and @jasminestar\
January 23, 2020
Want to hear about the time I broke the internet? I went on Nikita William’s podcast She’s Crafted to Thrive and boo she found a trap door to a part of my origin story that I rarely talk about. *She’s one gangster detective!" In this interview, I felt open, exposed, and I also exhilarated at the same time. >>I’m giving you ALLLLL my tips and tricks to finding that gap in the market and filling it.< Just like Julie Andrews says… Let’s start at the very beginning… when I first had this crazy idea to become a photographer and bring my service into the world,you’ll hear about how I broke the internet by putting an online photography class together. If you walk away with one thing it’s that no idea is too crazy! I don’t want you looking back on your life and asking: Did I do the things I wanted to do? Did I live my purpose? Was I passionate? Let’s find that gap in the market where you can use your giftedness and put out those crazy ideas! So click play to listen and read the show notes at https://jasminestar.com/podcast/episode30 If you enjoyed this episode as much as I did, I would love to invite you to subscribe to the podcast so you never miss a single episode. Until next time friend, shine on!
January 21, 2020
Let’s be real: ain’t no entrepreneur getting 8 uninterrupted hours of work time. It’s just not realistic. And that’s not the life we chose! We could be sitting in a comfy office for 8 hours straight and there’s nothing wrong with that but that’s not how we roll. I want you to learn how to use your hours with no nonsense. It’s about dedicating and protecting your time, but it’s also about permission and understanding. You have to give yourself grace and take things as they come. If you’re ready to find that balance then take a front row seat to a coaching session I have with Social Curators. I talk ALLLLLL things managing time, avoiding sales burnout, getting real engagement and marketing. These moments are so dear to me because I get to hear from hustling business owners just like YOU! So join me by clicking play and let’s create a clear path to productivity, determination, and hutzpah! You can learn more about the Curators coached in this episode in the show notes at https://jasminestar.com/podcast/episode29 And if you would like more monthly business coaching, the best way for you to do that is to join Social Curator, my monthly membership site for business owners. We have rockstar community full of hustlers and dreamers. Open enrollment closes on Jan 22 so don’t miss out on your opportunity! For more information visit www.socialcurator.com.
January 16, 2020
What if I told you I could help double your business in 2020? *You’d be looking for my magician’s hat and wand, am I right?* While I’d like to think that I’m the next Harry Potter... this is truly something attainable for anyone. I’m going to show you the exact steps to doubling your business using social media, and share the stories of business owners who ALREADY HAVE doubled their business using the same system I created. It all can be done with 3 easy strategies: Customer Content Consistency >>These strategies revolutionized my business growth< It’s time to click play and start taking your first steps to doubling your business. I’d love for you to join me on the inside of Social Curator for further business tips! Head on over to www.socialcurator.com/join to become a member before enrollment closes!
January 14, 2020
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January 9, 2020
What is your NICHE? I know that can be a scary + fancy word… *I mean how do you even pronounce it?* but when it comes to marketing, your business specificity is key. >> There are riches in niches, boo boo. < If you’re like me, the first thing I do when hiring someone or buying a product is read their bio or About Me section. In order for you to stick out in a saturated market, you have to become an authority based on personality, purpose, and promise of what you're going to deliver to the customer. When it comes to identifying your niche, ask yourself: What problem do you specifically solve? Who do you specifically serve? How specifically do you serve them? Why you? Why you over another business? So if you’re ready to start identifying what your niche is and how to better serve your customers listen to my entire episode and check out my show notes https://jasminestar.com/podcast/episode26! If you need more help with finding your niche and would like an easy step by step approach to explaining who you serve and how you help them… you are going to LOVE my Nail Your Niche workbook! Download it for FREE at www.jasminestar.com/niche.
January 7, 2020
What would happen if Facebook, Instagram & all other Social Media platforms ceased to exist? Boo is that not a WAKE UP CALL! Is your heart beating a little faster right now? *Mine sure is* I know this question sounds counter to all the tips and tricks I provide you guys. I’m a huge advocate of social media and I still am, but here’s the thing… >>We cannot be dependent on social platforms you don’t own.< I am a massive believer in using my website to showcase my brand, to build a strong email list and use it as a division of my blog as well. THESE are platforms that belong entirely to my business. Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn… These platforms are meant to drive traffic to my website but I never want to solely rely on them. That's why I am here to diversify your approach with the best advice that I can give! If you’re ready to set security and build your business without social media click play to listen. Don’t forget to check out the show notes at https://jasminestar.com/podcast/episode25. Buttercup if you want to learn even more tips on building your business in 2020, I’d love for you to join me for my 60 minute masterclass: How to Double Your Business without Losing your Time or Strategy. To save your seat for this free masterclass, head to https://www.jasminestar.com/2020. I can’t wait to see you there!
January 2, 2020
Friends we’ve officially made it to 2020! Can you believe it!? I don’t know about you but I’m NERVCITED about this year, you know nervous + excited. *Yeah I made up a word because I’m gangster like that* This year holds so many possibilities, but if you don't know where you are headed, you'll never know when you arrive.... Or at least that's what my mom always told me. *She also said a lot of other quirky things like clean your room, it'll make Jesus happy. But as an adult, I've chosen to focus only on the statements that make sense to me all these years later!* Boo boo, I want to help you to find your vision and set those goals. Because once you know where you're going all the sideway tracks, the pitfalls, and the truck stops off random highways in middle America will be okay because you’re secure in where you will end up. So if you’re ready to start setting those goals and pushing yourself forward with a purpose click play to listen and check out the show notes at https://jasminestar.com/podcast/episode24. If you have the incredibly brave goal of doubling your business in 2020 *like me!* I'd love to invite you to my upcoming 60 minute masterclass: How to Double Your Business without Losing your Time or Strategy. To save your seat for this free masterclass, head to https://www.jasminestar.com/2020. I’d love to see you there!
December 31, 2019
As a very busy business owner this holiday season, you have a lot on your plate and there ain’t no time for mistakes! In this episode we dive into another coaching session with members of Social Curator and all the business mistakes I made when starting out. *Spoiler Alert* there’s plenty of them! So if you want to know what advice I would give 2010 Jasmine you’re going to want to tune in. I talk about how I learned: To invest in myself To give myself proper grace To ask the right questions To find confidence when sharing my story To present my services properly >>I wish I didn't wait so long to learn all these tips and boo boo I don’t want you to wait so long either.< It’s time for you to learn from the mistakes I made and get ahead of the game! I can’t wait to hear what you take away. So Click Play to be a fly on the wall in this amazing conversation. View the Show Notes here: https://jasminestar.com/podcast/episode23 Sign up for my free webinar, How to Double Your Business without Losing your Time or Strategy here: https://www.jasminestar.com/2020. I’ll see you there!
December 24, 2019
The song It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year has been ringing in my ears! But it’s also an incredibly busy time of year, am I right?! The decorations need to go up, the presents need to be bought, the menus need to be prepared, the parties need to be attended, and all this in the midst of trying to promote your business. Here’s the thing I’ve learned over the years... in the midst of all this chaos it’s SO important to slow down and reflect. >> The holiday season is a time to reflect and express appreciation for things that money cannot buy. < I am so thankful when I think of Christmases past. I remember moments and experiences that make me appreciate the true reason of Christmas and feel fortunate to live the life I am today. So let’s try something. I want to get personal and share holiday memories that shaped who I am and I want YOU to do the same. So this is my invite to you to think back to Christmas memories that really shaped who you are and how you function as a business owner. So grab your hot cocoa or better yet spiked eggnog because you know... alcohol makes my stories way more fun and let’s celebrate what truly matters. Click play to listen! And check out the show notes at https://jasminestar.com/podcast/episode22
December 19, 2019
Oh boo, I see you sinking lower into your seat as you read the title of this podcast. Instagram stories can be a scary thing! *This introvert gets it! That’s why I love me a good Instagram filter #realtalk* If you've been wondering whether or not you should use Instagram stories to relate to your followers and how to navigate the ever-changing algorithm, this episode is for you. So sit a little higher and enjoy.! >>Friend, stories are profoundly powerful< Stories provide the opportunity to bring your followers into who you really are. We all know that someone’s feed is curated to look a certain way… I mean nobody just “woke up like this #blessed.” That’s not real life. Stories, on the other hand, really reveal a different side that people can trust. They show the behind the scenes, they show the heart, they show the good and bad. It’s where the real human connection happens. So let’s get out of our comfort zones and sit in the awkward so we can show up for our followers! Click Play for more! Don’t forget to check out the show notes for all the details including a link to my free Instagram Stories Checklist here: https://jasminestar.com/podcast/episode21
December 17, 2019
Want to know something I’m embarrassed to admit? I have suffered from depression for years and I used to never want to talk about it... like, stuff-it-in-a-shoe-box-and-shove-it-under-the-bed kind of embarrassment. Here’s the thing: I know I portray a dog petting, book reading, coffee drinking, JD loving life on social media but depression can be found in some of the most seemingly happy people you know. For many people the holiday season can be a really tough time. Maybe you've had a loved one pass recently, or maybe there’s a lot of expectations on you during the season, or perhaps there's just a lack of sunlight that’s getting you down… whatever it might be boo, know that you are NOT alone. That is why I wanted to share with you one of the hardest yet most necessary podcast interviews I have ever done with my dear friend Amy Porterfield. We discuss: What it means to have depression as an entrepreneur How to find a support system if you need it Why you should not be ashamed in sharing your story So are you ready? Let's do this TOGETHER. It all starts by clicking play! You can also check out my show notes to learn more about Amy at https://jasminestar.com/podcast/episode20/.
December 10, 2019
Are you ready to get your business to stand out? You have an amazing business that only YOU can uniquely bring into this world. So let’s get others to see that, Buttercup! In a recent coaching season, I invited business owners in Social Curator to ask me questions about how to best position their business in a competitive market. In this episode, we dive into three main areas: How to stand out in a saturated market What to do when your calendar isn't quite as full as you would like it with a steady flow of customers How to be strategic on social media >>Friend, you are unique enough to stick out in a saturated market < So let’s work on finding your confidence, building your message & setting your plan. We will be cheersing to your success in no time... it all starts by clicking play! Don’t forget to also check out the Show Notes to learn about each of the business owners I had the privilege of working with here: https://jasminestar.com/podcast/episode19
December 3, 2019
It’s Giving Tuesday ya’ll! One of my FAVORITE times of the year! *cue the confetti because it’s going to be a party up in hurr* If you’re not familiar with it, Giving Tuesday is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving that promotes a day of charitable giving. JD and I are involved with a few charities and one of those is Austin Angels. Austin Angels is an organization that walks alongside children in the foster care system and their families. Recently, I had an opportunity to speak to each of the national chapters of the Angel organization about using social media to connect caring and amazing donors to children who need help within the foster care system. I’m EXCITED to share the Q&A that I had with them and hope you feel inspired listening to it. Are you ready for a business meets lifestyle conversation? I’m talking all things social tips, business tricks and a personal glimpse into my life as an entrepreneur. I even get into how JD & I decided on adoption! If you take one thing away from this episode I hope it’s this: >>Don’t be afraid to bring people in on your journey.< I love sharing my story with YOU boo! But I know the hesitation going into it *trust me this introvert gets it* It might be painstaking for you to get in front of the camera or let strangers in personally through a caption. But we all have a story to share! And you never know who yours is going to reach or what you can invite them in on! So friends, I hope you enjoy the journey I share in this podcast. If you would like to share this episode, read the show notes here: https://jasminestar.com/podcast/episode18
November 28, 2019
Ya’ll know that Norman Rockwell painting of the classy family around the Thanksgiving table? The one where the mom is holding a perfectly golden turkey and the dad is dressed in a suit beaming with pride. Growing up I went into every Thanksgiving with that picture in mind and let’s just say my family is known to have frozen turkey and clothing is optional. We are not your all American family. While our dinners never looked like what I imagined, I've learned to find gratitude in the mess of it all because that's the trick. >>The key to finding happiness is gratitude.< There’s always something to be thankful for. Boo, I hope you make time to find beauty in everything. So let’s simply take a moment to realize just how blessed we are today. If you want to hear more about my crazy family Thanksgivings and learn to find happiness through gratitude then take a listen! If you'd like to read the show notes for this episode, you can do so here: https://jasminestar.com/podcast/episode17. Happy Thanksgiving to you, friend!
November 26, 2019
Have you ever wondered how to take better photos for Instagram? *I see you nodding your head, boo!* You’ve written an engaging caption but now it’s time to focus on taking a gripping photo that makes someone stop scrolling on their feed. You might be thinking: “I’m too afraid to start posting on Instagram because my life is far from Instagram-worthy.” Let me tell ya Buttercup, there’s no secret or code to starting, and even the most successful people’s lives are anything BUT Instagrammable . Even the best photographers are still figuring it out as they go! I mean heck, I jumped into the photography business not even owning a camera! I could tell you ALLLLLLL the stories of people who tore me to shreds about what I was doing wrong. But I stuck a flag in the ground and claimed this is who I am. *I want to see you do the same.* If you’re ready to find your confidence and take a boss picture that not only looks good to you but to your audience, grab your camera and click play. I’m flexing my photography muscles and giving you my top tips for taking Instagram photos: Good Lighting The Rule of Thirds Coloring & Style Lifestyle Authenticity Read the show notes here: https://jasminestar.com/podcast/episode16. With your busy schedule, you know the importance of posting on Social Media but boo boo, who has the TIME?! This is why I would like to invite you to download 5 FREE lifestyle stock photos here: www.jasminestar.com/freestockphotos
November 21, 2019
Why is it that you so believe the message SHOOT FOR THE STARS and YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU PUT YOUR MIND TO when you’re a kid but as an adult you hide in the corner belittling your ability. *Boo boo, lock me up because I’m guilty as charged.* Let’s throw that negative mindset out like those stanky old sneakers sitting in your closet. I don’t want to catch you quietly dreaming but not taking action because of fear, doubt, or any of the arsenal of excuses you have lined up waiting to shoot at me. *I ain’t going to hear them!* That wild dream is longing to get out! So Buttercup, step out into your purpose. You have a special gift that only YOU can provide to this world. You aren’t guaranteed tomorrow, heck you’re not even guaranteed the next minute. That fact alone is enough to make me get out of bed each morning with some big gangster hoop earrings and take action. >>Do it scared because if you don’t, you’re robbing the universe of the thing that you’ve been put here to do.< So let’s go back to being those kids on the school playground who dreamed big and believed they could do anything they put their mind to! One day you'll look back and see how far you've come…. Remembering this right here was the moment that changed everything. So if you want to step into who you were made to be and continue to be inspired grab those headphones and listen to this episode. Check out the show notes for this episode here: https://jasminestar.com/podcast/episode15/
November 19, 2019
We all know that change is inevitable. I mean, 15 years ago I was on track to become a lawyer! Could you imagine where all of us would be NOW? You’d be listening to someone else’s podcast…. Or maybe still mine but it would be a whooooole different ball game. In today’s podcast, we’re talking about PIVOTING your business with your passions. Maybe you are in the midst of that change now or maybe it is on the horizon *whether or not you can see it yet!*. Pivoting can look both big (like,you’re completely changing your career to something else entirely) or small (like staying within your industry but changing what service you are focusing on). So what are you going to do when that change comes? Here’s the thing, boo boo: I want you to EMBRACE the change! I never want you reaching a wall and thinking, Is this it?. I don’t want you feeling stuck like that gum on the bottom of your shoe! I want to dare you to dream, to dream big for your business and for yourself. So listen if you’re ready to transition yourself and learn: How to find what only YOU were made to do How to shift your messaging and communicate change to your followers How to provide a clear transformation for your community How to become an authority to your audience How to incite FOMO (the fear of missing out) online >> What you do should fire you up and give you life! < So take it one step at a time… and be unafraid to DREAM BIG! Read the show notes and learn about each guest here: https://jasminestar.com/podcast/episode14. To join Social Curator and be coached by yours truly, check It out here: https://www.socialcurator.com
November 14, 2019
Where my procrastination friends at? You raising your hand or did you already hop off this podcast platform and start looking up dog videos? *you know that’s my kryptonite* You are not alone. Every single one of us procrastinate to some capacity. But here’s the thing... >>Procrastination is the highest form of selfishness.< Yeah I said it, and I’m not backing down boo boo! Every minute you waste is robbing others from your greatest purpose. It’s robbing your friends, your partner, your children, your community. It’s robbing the people you are intended to serve. And if you’re thinking “I don’t procrastinate, I’m just a perfectionist waiting for the right moment”. I want to hit you in the face with this quote: >>“Perfection is just procrastination in disguise”< Perfect doesn’t exist Buttercup. You’re just wasting valuable time. All the time you wait trying to make something perfect is you not putting yourself or your product into this world. You will not know how to make your product or service better until you take it out to market. So stop robbing others of what you could be serving them with! If you’re ready to take your messy self and quit making excuses and quit getting side tracked scrolling through instagram or reading the latest celebrity gossip in US Weekly... *yes I’m guilty of this too* … then listen to this podcast and read the show notes here; https://jasminestar.com/podcast/episode13a
November 12, 2019
brand building, how to build a brand, branding, business, business tips, jasmine star, branding tips
November 7, 2019
It’s tempting to think your business will be lost in a sea of social media posts this holiday season. People are being sold to at every turn and they’re going to have to decide where to swipe their credit card. So how do you get your business to stand out amongst the rest of the juicy offers? If selling around the holidays feels like trying to make conversation at the dinner table with your awkward uncle… then boo, this episode is for you! >>The best way to combat the holiday stress is to have a plan for selling on social.< Click play to hear my 3 tips for turning followers into customers during the holidays. So if you’re with me, let’s pop this holiday promotion season wide open like a bottle of eggnog! Read the show notes for this episode >>HERE!
November 5, 2019
fear, doubt, imposter syndrome, kayse morris, go getters podcast, business, entrepreneurship
October 29, 2019
Raise your hand if you feel surrounded by hustlers who have their junk together? You know the ones, they’ve already planned and executed their perfect work day … for next week... while you’re over here still trying to finish making your first cup of coffee? The struggle is real, friend. It's tempting to think that some people can just do more with the time they're given. *But boo, that could not be further from the truth.* We all have the same ability to succeed and the same amount of hours each day! What if I told you I could help you map out your next three months in less than 30 minutes? I want to give you the foundation you need to turn your dreams into reality by creating a plan to get you there! In this podcast, I’m going to help you: Stop getting distracted & stop making excuses that get in the way of you accomplishing your goals Move past the feeling of overwhelm by focusing on a smaller list you can tangibly handle Build a timeline for your projects & stick to it every quarter Learn the importance of pausing and breathing to keep yourself grounded It's not about your ability to succeed. It’s about whether you are disciplined enough to create a plan. If this was helpful for you, please subscribe and review and pass this episode along to someone who might need it. I can’t wait for us to pursue our goals together! Check out the show notes for this episode >>HERE!
October 24, 2019
Life is full of choices. Little and small, personal and business, negative and positive. You can choose to feel misunderstood. You can choose to hide. You can choose to throw in the towel on your dreams. OR…. You can choose to believe your work will pay off. You can choose that your efforts are not in vain. You can choose that you are right where you are meant to be. You can choose to invite others into your story. The biggest choice though, is to decide to succeed. Friends, there is nothing more that I want than to see you succeed! So what’s it going to be? Are you ready to join me in this episode and embrace your SUCCESS!? You can find me on social media @Jasminestar, or we can remain audio buddies! Feel free to subscribe to this podcast so you don't miss a single episode. To view the show notes with relevant links, check them out >>HERE!
October 22, 2019
There’s this beast that we all face on a daily basis... It’s one that’s always changing and leaves you confused and wanting to curl up crying on your bathroom floor. That beast... SOCIAL MEDIA. If you’re ready to get inside my head [*warning* that’s a scary place, trust me] and find out everything I know about social media then you’re in the right place! I spill it ALL in this interview with my sweet friend, Ed Mylett. I’m going to teach you how to: Use consistency to build a reputation with your followers and [*bonus*] track what type of posts hit better with your audience so you can double down on them Create content that gets into your ideal client’s psyche because any time a consumer looks at a piece of content that feels like it's tailor made for them, they will follow, they will spend more, they will wait more, and they will support more. Navigate conversations online to show value to your followers and build your tribe Post the same content across multiple platforms so you come across authentic and foster conversations Find what hashtags your consumers are inclined to look for so you can build your following Choose a bio and bio photo to truly capture your identity Invest in yourself, own that you are enough, and step into your purpose so you can better invest in others Boo, I want you to know that your social media is a reflection of you. YOU decide what your style is, what photos you use, what copy you write, who you’re doing this for, and how you engage. You are in the driver’s seat so let’s take control and make it something you are proud of! If you'd like to learn more about Ed Mylett, read the show notes for this episode >>HERE!< If you enjoyed this episode, can you do me a teeeeeny tiny favor and head on over to your podcast platform to subscribe and leave a review? Your reviews help this show get discovered by more amazing business owners just like you. I'm obsessed with the community of hustlers we are building and I can't grow it without you! xo
October 15, 2019
I often believe that we teach the thing we must learn and what people see is like a broken person trying to help other broken people. So here I am still learning myself and wanting to take you guys along in this wonderful journey! Let’s dive into another coaching session with three hustlin’ gangsters like yourselves. If you’ve ever had questions on speaking, branding or mindset shifts, this is the podcast for you! I can’t wait to hear what you take away! Boo, if you would like monthly business coaching with me, the best way for you to do that is to join Social Curator, my monthly membership site for business owners. It gives you the tools to build your brand on social media, including lifestyle photos, customizable caption templates in a monthly action plan, and the best part, not gonna lie, is the community that keeps everybody accountable. If you are a business owner, you have to get inside this community full of hustlers and dreamers. To learn more about the membership and the coaching within, check it out >>HERE!
October 8, 2019
Raise your hand if you’ve ever dealt with the haters out there. My arm is high in the air with you, friend! In this episode, join me as I tell you a story about when I literally handed my haters an excuse to trash me like an empty bag of Doritos. Boo, you are destined for something great, beautiful and strong as long as you stand in your purpose and don't let anybody get in the way of that. If you'd like to view the show notes with all of the links mentioned in this episode, you can read them >>HERE!< If you've ever dealt with a hater, I would love to hear how you turned it into a positive, so please leave a comment on Instagram or Facebook and we will talk it out. To learn about the mindset shifts I have made over the last 12 years in business, you can download them for free >>HERE!
October 8, 2019
Here’s something that might shock you, I’m a TOTAL introvert and my comfort zone is my arch nemesis. Can you relate? Raise your hand if it doesn’t come natural for you to own who you are! Raise your hand if it’s hard for you to ask for what you want! Well baby boo, this episode is for YOU! Talking to Lewis Howes made me feel like I can take over the world with owning my life and asking for what I want, even though it's uncomfortable. In this episode you’re going to learn: How to define your level of greatness- and don’t play that comparison game Buttercup! How to network well - It’s about bringing value to somebody else without the expectation of something in return How to allude a magnetic energy - that makes people want to buy into you We are on this journey together! I’d love for you to subscribe and review and continue along this wild ride! To read the show notes, check them out >>HERE!< And if you aren’t already, show Lewis some love by following him on Instagram or checking out his podcast, The School of Greatness!
October 8, 2019
What if I were to tell you the secret to Instagram is to stop growing? Hold up, put that car in reverse and back it up. Did I lose you already? Or are you still with me? You better still be with me, because boo this is going to radically change your world. Let’s get on the same page here. We think growing our Instagram will solve our monetization struggles. It only makes sense right? More followers equals more money? But my question to you is: >>Are you converting your followers to customers?< Because if you don't know how to create customers on Instagram, getting more followers ISN'T the answer... They are just going to sit there like that pile of laundry from over the weekend you still haven’t gotten to. *Who am I kidding, I don't do the laundry!* Hit play to hear the rest of this secret Instagram sauce! Don’t forget to subscribe to the Jasmine Star Show. I don’t want you to miss a single episode of all the business-y goodness I have to share with you! To read the show notes for this episode, click >>HERE!
October 8, 2019
One of my favorite questions I often receive is, "What is it like to work with your husband?" Ya’ll know that he is the true conductor to this party train! I would go off the tracks without him. I am #blessed with a partner who believes wholeheartedly in me both in our personal and business lives! We dream with each other, push each other, support each other and there’s no one else I’d rather do it with. So when we decided to dedicate an Episode to our relationship you know I had to bring out the big guns to interview us and who better to do that than THE Amy Porterfield! I hope you are ready for some straight up vulnerability because you guys are going to hear it all. How we met & what dating was like What roles we play in both our personal and work lives How we set boundaries If you enjoyed listening to the first three episodes of the Jasmine star show, I'd love to invite you to leave a review on iTunes. As a thank you for leaving a review, I've opened up access to an exclusive Social Curator masterclass with James Wedmore, "How to Raise Your Prices without Losing Customers." Click >>HERE< once you've left a review to gain access to the class! To connect with Amy, find her on Instagram or her website. And if you'd like to read the show notes, do so >>HERE!
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