Sometimes business is hard

Sometimes business is hard.

HARD

There is hard, like spending two years building a business while running another business while raising two boys while going back to work most nights from 8-10pm hard.

Devastatingly Hard

Then there is devastatingly hard like, Instagram decided to disable my Instagram account and cut off my entire following that I have fought tooth and nail to build right before I was about to launch my second collection hard.

Yes, that has happened. I hope it never happens to you.

I know of several others that this has happened to as well.

I cried.

I didn’t sleep.

I stressed.

Then this happened...

I got up the next morning, put on my “Do Not Give Up” earrings and got back to work.

I shared this story with my two boys (ages 6 and 3) so that they learn that even when life is hard, you do not give up.

After I told my boys my story, we reached a stop sign. I said my usual, “1, 2, 3, no ticket for me!” (I may have been stopped by a police officer once for not fully stopping.) My kids think it is funny and often chant it with me.

We get to the next stop sign and my three-year-old blurts out, “1, 2, 3. NOT TODAY SATAN!”

Indeed, child. Indeed. No bad attitudes will get us down today.

So here are my takeaways:

  1. Keep a list of your social media followers offline so that you can re-follow people if your account gets disabled.
  2. Invest in more than one social media platform so that you have multiple audiences.
  3. Move as many followers as possible to your email list so that you are in charge of your audience.
  4. Back up your email list in case something happens to your email account.

Business is sometimes hard, but it may as well be sparkly. 

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