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Leadership & Your Public Persona: Why Authenticity Counts

Leadership & Your Public Persona: Why Authenticity Counts

You’ve heard the saying before – image is everything. Now that you’ve got the business in place, funding, customers and a great team, you’ll need to make sure that your image reflects your authentic self. Showing up best as only you can is the best gift you can give to the world; and as a leader, it’s important to balance that authenticity with marketing yourself, getting “out there”, and ensuring you have that “polish,” as YOU ARE YOUR BRAND.

We are just a few days away from the Soar Community Summit and are excited to share tips with you from some of the powerful speakers, who will be at the conference, speaking about just this topic. Bliss Magazine got a chance to connect with Cyndy Porter, Founder of Cyndy Porter Style & Photography and Robin Finnell, Wardrobe Stylist and Image Consultant with the The Doncaster Collection about “Leadership and Your Public Persona: Why Authenticity Counts”.

Robin Finnell
Robin Finnell

Robin shares some tips on image, snazz and brand identity:

  • Tip 1: It’s easier to be yourself than someone else. You already know that person.
  • Tip 2: Good grooming habits and dressing like the professional you are, shows respect for clients or potential clients.
  • Tip 3: Know your audience. Do your research. Do not give someone a reason to misjudge you.

Here are Cyndy’s tips on balancing privacy, being confident and letting your authentic self shine:

  • Cyndy Porter
    Cyndy Porter

    Tip 1: People relate to you when you are authentic. When I decided to share my personal story with vulnerability, my business took off. I attract my ideal client more easily, because she can relate to who I am and why I do what I do.

  • Tip 2: For people who are private and not as willing to be open but want to live authentically, they can decide to share as much or as little as feels right for them. This is still authenticity. You don’t have to tell all of your private feelings. You just have to be true to who you are and people will either want to follow you or not.
  • Tip 3: Being confident and accepting of who you are is key to being a thought leader. People will see through you if you aren’t real. It’s great to be a leader in a time when being genuine is in vogue. You don’t want to dwell on your “why” but letting people know it and being sure you have one that is not artificial has been a big factor in my success and quite frankly why I love going to work every day.

Attend the SOAR Community Network Summit on May 6th and learn more about how to lead out of the box! The summit will be held at the Embassy Suites, 19000 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, Virginia. Tickets are available at www.soarcommunitynetwork.com. The SOAR Community Network is led by Mali Phonpadith. Learn more about Mali here.

Bliss Magazine is a proud sponsor of the SOAR Community Summit. For advertising opportunities or to suggest a story, email editor@blissmagazine.net.

Six Expert Tips on How Legacy Driven Leaders Maintain Mindfulness

Six Expert Tips on How Legacy Driven Leaders Maintain Mindfulness

We are just a few days away from the Soar Community Summit and are excited to share tips with you from some of the powerful speakers, who will be at the conference. One of the things many leaders struggle with is maintaining mindfulness, balance and decreasing stress, while managing multiple priorities during the day. If you’re a dynamic leader, who is driven, passionate and wondering why you took the “I Want to Be an Entrepreneur Crazy Pills,” this article is written for you. Stay the course… a lot of entrepreneurs face the same challenges of having a busy schedule, while trying to maintain mindfulness. Bliss Magazine got a chance to connect with Constance Ayuago and Coach Lowell Nerenberg, who will be speaking about “How Legacy Driven Leaders Maintain Mindfulness.”

Here are some mindful tips from Constance:

  • Tip 1: Begin each day with a gratitude that supports your mindfulness objective and an affirmation about your objective.
  • Tip 2: Plan mindful moments, while eating or drinking or walking or simply resting and breathing through your mindfulness objective. Syncing your mindfulness with life giving activities in your day creates positive connections that support new habit building.
  • Tip 3: End each day with an appreciation moment for progress or wins from your day.
Coach Lowell
Coach Lowell

Coach Lowell Nerenberg, a Leadership, Management & Team Coach, suggests these:

  • Tip 1: Notice your experience of the present moment.
  • Tip 2: Deliberately focus your attention on your intended result or purpose.
  • Tip 3: Follow your intuition towards your purpose.

Attend the SOAR Community Network Summit on May 6th and learn more about how to lead mindfully. The summit will be held at the Embassy Suites, 19000 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, Virginia. Tickets are available at www.soarcommunitynetwork.com. To learn more about Constance Aguayo, and The Aguayo Group, LLC visit www.theaguayogroup.us Visit www.CoachLowell.com to learn about Coach Lowell.

You’ve Got Passion? Now, How Do You Fund it?

You’ve Got Passion? Now, How Do You Fund it?

Experts Share Tips on How to Fund Your Passion

Every legacy-driven leader has a dream inside of him or her. However, defining the dream and bringing it to life is just the start. Now, how do you fund it? Funding is one of the most critical aspects of businesses, and often times, passion-driven leaders forget to focus on that piece first. In order for your business to thrive, be profitable and sustainable long-term, it is important to ensure that you have a sound financial strategy.

We are just a few days away from the Soar Community Summit and are excited to share tips with you from some of the powerful speakers, who will be at the conference, speaking about just this topic. Bliss Magazine got a chance to connect with Chintana Vann, President of VFOX Island Private Equity and Jason Howell, President & Fiduciary Wealth Adviser at the Jason Howell Company about “How to Fund Your Passion.”

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Chintana Vann

Chintana shares tips on how to build revenue and a buzz:

  • Tip 1: Become the subject matter expert (SME) on your passion, sell your knowledge, lecture or seminar.
  • Tip 2: Sell your products, and exchange/barter your product and services with other entrepreneurs
  • Tip 3: Create a business plan and the project pitch to raise funding from investors. Planning the phase of getting funding stage.

Jason suggests these:

  • Tip 1: Start with your own disposable income – investors respect founders with “skin in the game”.
  • Jason Howell
    Jason Howell

    Tip 2: Do one thing very well – investors fund experts, not generalists.

  • Tip 3: Stay humble – pretty much all ideas are creative; it’s the execution that makes them priceless.

Attend the SOAR Community Network Summit on May 6th and learn more about how to lead out of the box! The summit will be held at the Embassy Suites, 19000 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, Virginia. Tickets are available at www.soarcommunitynetwork.com. The SOAR Community Network is led by Mali Phonpadith. Learn more about Mali here.

Bliss Magazine is a proud sponsor of the SOAR Community Summit. For advertising opportunities or to suggest a story, email editor@blissmagazine.net.

Experts Share How to Lead “Out of the Box” at the Upcoming SOAR Summit

By nature, most entrepreneurs are “out of the box” thinkers who launch their businesses to offer an innovative service or product offering. As we foray into the business world, we find ourselves focused on managing the business, with less time to be creative, and play… the very thing that sparked our entrepreneurship in the first place! So, how does one continue to innovate, conjure up new ideas, and keep staff excited and engaged, while maintaining the business structure.

We are just a few days away from the Soar Community Summit and are excited to share tips with you from some of the powerful speakers, who will be at the conference, speaking about just this topic. Bliss Magazine got a chance to connect with Josh Silverstone of Aces Raise, Julie Jakopic of iLead Strategies, and Jane Lovas of Lovas Consulting about how to lead by being uniquely you and doing it “Out of the Box”.

Josh_OOTBJosh, Founder and CEO of Pokerpreneur, shares tips on how to shake up our routine and spark creativity:

  • Tip 1: Have A Brainstorming Session. Sometimes we feel like we’ve done everything we can to solve a problem. The truth is, we’ve done everything we can think of on our own. By seeking advice and counsel of others, we’re able to gain additional ideas and perspectives that may offer a new solution.
  • Tip 2: Learn Something New. Everything we do and experience offers lessons that apply to other areas of our life. For example, playing sports teaches us about being part of a team as well as the benefits of hard work. Studying a subject outside of your area of expertise helps you see your situation differently.
  • Tip 3: Break Your Normal Routine. Often we get caught up in the grind and drift into autopilot. Our thoughts and actions become habitual, so making a clear decision to break that pattern can open you up for new insights. This doesn’t need to be a major thing, it can simply be changing around your schedule.
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Julie Jakopic

Julie Jakopic of iLead Strategies, suggests these:

  • Tip ​1: ​ Be outside on purpose. Take a clear stand to be outside the box, in order to understand what you can do better from outside the box and why it’s worth it.
  • Tip ​2: ​ Clarity is king. It’s important to be clear about what you want and where YOU want to go in order to pursue not what you think others want, but what you really want.
  • Tip ​3: ​ Engage others. People are used to boxes. If you are going to lead and play outside it, you need to help people understand where you are, where you are headed, and how they fit in. ​

Jane Lovas, of Lovas Consulting shares tips on how to shift your mindset to stay creative:

  • Jane LovasTip 1: Observe. When you hear yourself saying “I’ve always done it this way.” You’re in a box of your own making.
  • Tip 2: Listen. The more you listen the further out of the box you can go.
  • Tip 3: Act. Make a list of the thoughts and ideas hanging around in your head, then make room for new ideas.

Attend the SOAR Community Network Summit on May 6th and learn more about how to lead out of the box! The summit will be held at the Embassy Suites, 19000 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, Virginia. Tickets are available at www.soarcommunitynetwork.com. The SOAR Community Network is led by Mali Phonpadith. Learn more about Mali here.

Bliss Magazine is a proud sponsor of the SOAR Community Summit. For advertising opportunities or to suggest a story, email editor@blissmagazine.net.