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Waiting in the wings? It's time to flip the script.

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Waiting in the wings? It's time to flip the script.

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WAITING IN THE WINGS?

It’s time to flip the script, darling; they’re ready for you.

Although you may not have hit everything on your to-do list this past year, we hope you still give yourself a much deserved fist-bump for keeping your business alive. The curtains are finally closing on what felt like a long year, and now that we’re in the final days of December, let's look ahead at tomorrow so you can confidently tackle what the universe may have in store for your business this upcoming year. So pour yourself an eggnog (give it a little spike) and let’s flashback to the yesterdays of 2018 and use them to set the stage for the badass tomorrows of 2019.

Get pumped. 2018 was just your dress rehearsal.

These 7 questions
will use your hits (and flops) of 2018
to write your award winning story of 2019.

1.

YESTERDAY: Let’s dive right in, what was your biggest f*ck up of the year?

TOMORROW: No one expects you to be perfect (except for yourself because you’re a type-A entrepreneur), but the important thing is learning from your not-so-perfect past decisions. Take some time to forecast what might be thrown your way this year and think of different ways you can be more prepared to handle it. Just remember, not everything follows the script, so take it like a champ and use every past lesson to improvise your best outcomes this year. 

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YESTERDAY: We don’t necessarily condone playing favorites, but who was your fave client this year?

TOMORROW: They get you, they let you do your thang, and you even enjoyed some laughs (and cocktails) along the way. How can you create the same connection with future clients? Think ahead –where can you find similar clients and how can you remain tight with your current ones? It’ll make working with all your clients in the upcoming year a breeze.

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YESTERDAY: Which leads us to our next question- for every kickass client, there’s always a villain. What villainous client was a thorn in your side this year?

TOMORROW: Every rose has its thorn, so for every sweetheart client you have, every now and then you’ll probably get a prick– and you might have even known that before you begrudgingly agreed to work together. In the upcoming year, try to avoid working with these wicked characters. Why let them stress you out more than you already are? Listen to your gut and to stop catering to villainous clients. They don’t deserve a call back.

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YESTERDAY: We know you upped your social game in 2018, so what was your top performing post of the year?

TOMORROW: Your social notifications blew up your phone, so let’s keep it going in 2019! Create similar, or even repost (but don’t overdo it), the most engaging content to your top social channels. Keep an eye on the ones that rake in a lot of engagement and keep them coming. Give the people what they want. 


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YESTERDAY: We’re all balancing a bunch of different services at once, but which specific services/products of yours did the best?

TOMORROW: Crunching the books at the end of the year, you know which services and products were your shining stars, and which ones had the crickets in the background. In the new year, continue to rock the star seller, and if there’s something you just don’t want to do anymore, cut it from the script.

6.

YESTERDAY: Teamwork makes the dream work, who was the star performer on your team this year?

TOMORROW: Getting the right people in the right places is crucial for making big moves in 2019. Again, we don’t condone playing favorites, but let’s be honest- that all-star performer made your life a lot easier. How can you take their process and skills and spread it to the whole team, while also empowering your star to stay motivated? Turn your leadership critical thinking knob up to ten and figure out how you can get your entire cast pumped to take 2019 to new levels.

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YESTERDAY: They like you, they really like you! What was the biggest compliment you received (from clients or otherwise) this year?

TOMORROW: Alright, grab another spiked eggnog because we’re willing to guarantee your clients and colleagues raved about your performance in 2018. Soak up those star ratings and flesh out what was specifically written in those reviews. Make notes and build on those accolades for your encore performance filled with slow-claps, round of applauses, and standing ovations in 2019.   

If these 7 questions are empowering you to rewrite your script and make your business bigger, better, and more action-packed than ever before, Editor’s Edge will get your a** up out of the crowd and elevate your brand to be the main character, the big star, the Oscar-award winner in your great, big, beautiful tomorrow!

Lights are dimmed, music is started, everyone’s in their seat...it’s time for opening act of 2019. Do you know your way to center stage?

Want no less than a
five-star performance in 2019?

Schedule your complimentary
30 minute consult with Editor’s Edge.
It’s almost last call, seats are going fast!

 📩

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Cozy, Content, and Feeling Guilty?

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Cozy, Content, and Feeling Guilty?

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COZY, CONTENT, AND FEELING GUILTY?

Wrap a towel around yourself and get over it.

As you stare happily out onto the sea with the summer sun on your skin, you might be wondering, “Is my business where I want it to be?” Fair question. It’s important to hit pause and check in. Once you realize that yes, you’re right where you want to be, don’t start feeling guilty! Just remember… 

Happiness is where you are.
 

Now it’s not all smooth sailing & coconut trees - you have to be honest with yourself. But in doing so, don’t lose sight of what’s important to you. For some that may mean choosing not to expand into the national “luxury market” when the local “lovely market” feels just right. For others, the hard-knock hustle is what makes it all worthwhile. Wherever you fall, don’t apologize for knowing what you want instead of conforming to everyone else’s definition of “success.” 

Buuuut let’s not forget, “comfort is the enemy of progress,” so don’t get too snug too soon. Do settle into your business skin (that’s how authentic brands are made); don’t settle for status quo when the newbies come to your market (that’s how companies get forgotten). Stay on your toes! Keep a pulse on your market and a continuous focus on your business (not just in the day to day) to hold on to your slice of happiness. Editor’s Edge can refine your brandtarget your ideal clients and make sure your voice stands out above the industry chatter to keep you at the top of your game. 

Once you discover your professional sweet spot add in your personal goals to build your business around the life you want to be living. Whether that means being on the road most weekends of the year or absolutely not living out of a suitcase, define specifically what your #bestlife looks like.  Now put business and pleasure together, flip it and reverse it to map out your road to cozy contentment. 

Want to kick back guilt free as soon as possible? 

 

We can get you there. 
Let’s get cozy!

 

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WTF does that mean: Buzzword Breakdown

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WTF does that mean: Buzzword Breakdown

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IT’S A BUZZWORD BREAKDOWN, YO!

We’re about to cut this one up seven times.

Bzz, bzz, bzz…sometimes the sound of trendy buzzwords is enough to have you reaching for the noise-cancelling headphones. We hear you! We’ll be the first to admit that we’re guilty of using the jargon (sorry!) and even roll our eyes at ourselves sometimes. –Scraaatch- We’re here to spin the top seven buzzwords our way so that they make sense for you.

 

Ready to take it to the bridge?

 

1. BRAND

WTF DOES IT MEAN:  A targeted brand is what separates the big dogs in the overcrowded marketplace. The synergy of a cohesive visual style and unique brand voice makes a brand recognizable (in under 3 seconds) and memorable. 

WHAT IT’S GOOD FOR: It’s that clear understanding of brand that gives you the leverage to target and connect emotionally with your ideal client – leading to major $$. 

WHEN TO USE IT: When you know you’re ready to step up your game by turning your small business into a full-fledged brand.

 

2. CONTENT

WTF DOES IT MEAN:  Content is information packaged in a way (imagery, social media, newsletters, video etc.) that is used to tell a story, portray emotion, explain ideas and connect with people.

WHAT IT’S GOOD FOR: Whether you’re posting to Instagram or putting together your digital marketing materials (i.e. services brochure, online bio, etc.) you’re content is educating potential clients.

WHEN TO USE IT: To create a connection with your target client that convinces them you’re the right person for their unique needs.

 

3. CURATE

WTF DOES IT MEAN: To curate means to sift through an assortment of similar things, select the best and organize for presentation. 

WHAT IT’S GOOD FOR: Cutting through the crap to create a cohesive brand (and consistent content) that reaches clients in less than 3 seconds. 

WHEN TO USE IT:  In the context of building your business, you would curate your website galleries to feature the work that you want to be booking while removing the work that you’re moving away from…like Mason jar weddings, if that’s not your jam.

 

4. IDEAL CLIENT

WTF DOES IT MEAN:  An ideal client is someone who you’ve qualified as most likely to benefit from (and purchase) your services and products. 

WHAT IT’S GOOD FOR:  Working with clients that you actually like – cheers to that!

WHEN TO USE IT: Once you outline hyper-specific qualities about your ideal client, such as where they shop, what their favorite TV shows are, where they want to vacation next, you can target them with content that is certain to resonate.  

 

5. CREATIVE DIRECTION

WTF DOES IT MEAN:  Creative direction is the act of guiding the overall concept for a project. This could be anything from overseeing the design for a website to physically being on set at a photo shoot.

WHAT IT’S GOOD FOR: A great creative director takes a holistic approach to each project to make sure it’s cohesive across all channels, maintains brand taste levels and elevates the team while keeping client goals in mind the entire time.

WHEN TO USE IT: To direct a brand’s vision and goals turning them into reality with style (while removing that whole stress element from the project).

 

6. SIGNATURE IMAGES

WTF DOES IT MEAN:  Signature images are the visual calling card to your brand. They should be images you share repeatedly because they represent the type of work that you want to be doing. 

WHAT IT’S GOOD FOR: Using signature images consistently and repeatedly will
allow potential clients to recognize your brand immediately.

WHEN TO USE IT: When you want to visually define your brand. Remember, what you put out there is what you get back.

 

7. INFLUENCER

WTF DOES IT MEAN:  An influencer is a person who has a guiding affect on the purchasing decisions of others. Based on a relationship of trust, often built through social media, influencers are looked to for their “expertise” on certain topics.

WHAT IT’S GOOD FOR: Businesses and brands collaborate with influencers to promote their products and services in a more authentic manner; it should feel like a friend is recommending it. 

WHEN TO USE IT: Getting an invite to that next fomo-inducing FAM trip.

 

MASH-UP BONUS: STRATEGY

Add to the end of just about anything to make it a SUPER buzzword. 💪🏻 

For example: social media strategy, content strategy, email strategy, or mid-week
survival cocktail strategy.

Feelin’ like mixing things up?
LET’S GET DOWN

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