6 Things I’ve given up for a better life

The one thing I love about motherhood is that it has pushed me to be a better person. I know that my kids are continuously watching me, so it became vital for me to make drastic changes. Trying to improve your life can seem overwhelming, but change happens incrementally, so our improvements should tackle small bits at a time. These are the 6 things that I’ve given up for a better life. No Negative Self Talk Positive thinking is an incredibly powerful tool. The quality of your thoughts determines the quality of your life. Be careful of how you speak to yourself. If you make a mistake,...

5 Wellness practices you can do in 5 minutes or less

We all have a lot going on in our lives. Between family and work, it’s easy to let the things that make us feel good fall to the bottom of our priority list.   Yes, a trip to the spa may do the trick, but sometimes we don’t have the time or money to make that happen. That doesn’t necessarily mean that self-care should go out the window. There are daily practices that you can adopt that are not time-consuming and, most importantly, they are free. Here are 5 wellness practices you can do in 5 minutes or less. Breathe deeply Before you run away, I’m not talking about meditation! I know...

21 Call to actions that every Instagram post needs

Your engagement on social media is crucial. Yes, the number of followers that you have is essential, but your engagement is equally important. Your engagement indicates whether your content resonates with your audience or not. Not only that, the more engagement you get, the more visible you are on Instagram. The best way to get your audience to engage with you is by including a call to action (CTA) in your captions. Ultimately, CTA's allow you to drive your audience to take action on your posts. Your CTA needs to be clear, concise and easy to execute. Every post should invite engagement...

4 Reasons why you should hire a social media manager

Social media is a powerful tool that you can use to build your brand online. However, creating content and managing your social media platforms takes time, which is undoubtedly the most valued limited resource as a business owner or an entrepreneur.  If you continuously find yourself pushing things off your to-do list, like creating social media content, it might be time to consider outsourcing. Today, I’m going to dive into 4 reasons why you should hire a social media manager. Strategy Suppose you find yourself sporadically posting on Instagram or posting for the sake of posting...

30 After school conversation starters

I don’t know about you, but when I ask my kids how their day was at school, I get “fine” or “good,” and that’s the end of the conversation. School days can be long and tiring for them, so understandably, they might not be talkative in the afternoons. I pick up my kids from school, so it became essential for me to be more intentional with our conversations on the drive home. I wanted more than just “good” or “fine,” and that’s when I started asking them more open-ended questions. Here are 30 after school conversation starters to try with your kids. What made you smile today?Who did you sit...

5 Things you shouldn’t do when pitching to brands

As an influencer, you have two options. You can either wait for brands to reach out to you or be proactive by making the first move. Yes, there is a probability that brands will reach out to you first. However, you want to be the kind of content creator who creates their own opportunities. Clicks was one of the first clients that I pitched. I spent a week trying to get the right contact person’s email address, sent them a pitch, and one month later, I was working on a campaign for them. I made my fair share of mistakes when I started out, and I don't want you to fall into the same trap....

4 Places to find brands that you can work with

You’ve been creating content for a while on Instagram and possibly on other platforms, and you now feel like you’re ready to start working with brands. But where do you even begin?  With so many brands in the market, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. In this blog post, I will share 4 places to find brands that you can work with. Other influencers You want to approach brands that believe in influencer marketing, and those are the brands that are already running campaigns with other influencers. Check out other influencers’ accounts and see which brands they are working with. Those are the...

6 Ways to bring more positive language into your home

The way we speak to our kids becomes their inner voice. In the middle of a stressful situation, it can be hard to find the words to express the kind of mindfulness and positive language we want to model. When you treat your kids with love and respect, you’ll strengthen your bond. Over the years, I have learnt to make small adjustments to my words, and I would like to share them with you. Here are 6 ways to bring more positive language into your home. Instead of “You’re naughty” try “You can do better than that” or “You’ve made a poor choice” Saying things like “you’re naughty” or “you’re...

3 Things that influencers should focus on

As I write this blog post, I have five different tabs open on my laptop. I’m batching my blog posts for next month, I still need to prepare for an event that’s taking place tomorrow, and I need to shoot content for a brand campaign. Being an influencer has become so lucrative, it’s no wonder everyone wants a piece of the pie. So how does one decide what to focus on when you are continually being pulled in different directions? Here are 3 things that influencers should focus on. Post valuable content consistently How often are you posting on Instagram? The algorithm will reward you if you...

30 Positive affirmations for kids

Positive thinking is an incredibly powerful tool. The quality of your thoughts determines the quality of your life. Saying positive things out loud and hearing yourself saying them is an effective way to program your brain to think positively. Positive thinking is a skill that we can teach our kids from a young age. By beginning to think positively, we can help our kids to boost their self-esteem and overcome negative thoughts. Positive affirmations are phrases that we repeat to ourselves to provide ourselves with encouragement and motivation. I introduced affirmations to Asante a...

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