Business Bites: Just Be True to Who You Are

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Photography: Via Elle Spain

As many of you probably already know, I’ve been over in my second home, New York City this week. Last weekend we taught a Blogcademy workshop to 30 incredible women in Brooklyn and yesterday we flew to Minneapolis to do this same again this weekend (if you’d like to come along we can totally squeeze you in by the way!)

The amazing but scary thing about teaching a workshop that travels all around the world is that every class is different – a different city, a different venue and a whole host of different students each time… But I never need to worry. The babes that come to our class are passionate, colourful and as Shauna, Gala and I said on the subway home on Sunday, just like us – like attracts like and all that! Oh we love them so but we adore them even more when they send testimonials like this one. Madelin you blew us away and I couldn’t help but share it here. Blush!

“The Blogcademy is fucking life-changing. I sold half of my wardrobe (no joke) in order to attend and I’d sell the other half and show up in nothing but my undies and black eyeliner ten times over: these women are legit. Their energy is through the roof. Their knowledge is powerful. Their commitment is palpable. And they will give you the necessary kick in the ass you need to own your identity, no matter how scary that might be. Between the sparkles, sea of hair colors, and resounding tribal spirit, I kept waiting for Jessie J to burst through the window on a Tarzan rope belting out ‘Just be true to who you are’. (I wouldn’t put it past these three. I believe them capable of anything). But all in all, whether you have to walk 500 miles, subsist on Ramen noodles for a month, or fly on a broomstick to get there…GO. Stop thinking about it. GO. I kid not when I say it will alter the course of your professional career and, by extension, your life”

I’ve only got a few links for you this week as I’m sure you can imagine, I haven’t spent a lot of time online. Have you read anything awesome this week? I’d love for you to share the links in the comments!

♥ Respect and love
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“A great story is true. Not necessarily because it’s factual, but because it’s consistent and authentic. Consumers are too good at sniffing out inconsistencies for a marketer to get away with a story that’s just slapped on.” Seth Godin

4 comments

  1. I don’t have anything necessarily to link to, but I wanted to say that I hope you come to Canada next year! And had I been on top of things, I totally would go to the Minneapolis one, but I have shoots booked 🙁 I am saving up my pennies as we speak and have a special bank set aside for the workshop! So, TRY to come to Canada, but if you cannot then aim for a place close to the border (like this time :D) so I can definitely make it!!! I love what you do and every time I read an article or check out the Blogcademy site I get butterflies in my tummy about how exciting it all sounds! Thank you for continually inspiring!!

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    Hi Angi
    We don’t – not for this or next year. We’ll be in London in September which will be your closest option – gotta be worth an excuse to pop over and visit!?

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