10 Ladyboss Instagram Accounts to Follow

Who here loves Instagram as much as I do? I spend (probably too much) time on IG everyday and I love to see happy, exciting, encouraging, helpful posts out there that make me feel motivated in life and in business. I carefully curate the list of people I follow so that I always step away from the phone feeling energized and ready to work!

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10 inspiring women

Here’s my list of some of the top ladybosses I follow who always bring a smile to my face! Please share your favorite accounts in the comments so I can check them out too!

  • jessicadebry – founder of SheClubMonthly, I love how she shows the “real life” side of owning a business and how she grew it while working her regular grind before she quit to run her company full time!
  • onechicktravels – full time vanlifer, single lady living her dreams and showing us all another way to do the things you want to do – if its important to you, find a way to make it happen! Her YouTube channel is a constant source of inspiration for me to move into vanlife, so check that out too.
  • rooted.in.healing – diagnosed with an autoimmune disease changed her whole life and she’s been tackling each and every piece of it to put it back together and find a new normal. She shares recipes, advice, encouragement and body-image love!
  • paulapant – host of the Afford Anything Podcast and YouTube Channel. This awesome lady has built a life where she no longer has to trade time for money and she shares how YOU can too!
  • linaescamilla – host of the Business Mastery Series and all-around positive, happy, hard-working woman who dishes out business, marketing and mindset advice like confetti!
  • jordanyoungblade – mindset & money coach of Mind, Body, Wallet who keeps it real about what happens when fear takes over your brain and how to move through it to really achieve what you’re looking for in life.
  • thefinancialdiet – these ladies have built an awesome company giving great advice to millennials about how to handle money, work, relationships and life, their YouTube channel is filled with educational, inspirational videos about a huge variety of financial topics as well.
  • susicruzz – another lady vanlifer who posts inspiring photos of her adventures and videos of exactly how she converted her van – and her lifestyle – into one that she loves!
  • denvermobility – this beautiful woman is a personal trainer and Kinetix expert here in the Denver area. She’s so good at what she does and if you can’t work out with her in person, she just launched an online program that you should check out!
  • iamsambearfoot – visibility and Instagram specialist, this fabulous lady is always dropping useful content for those of us looking to grow a business ourselves and use social media to do it!

So those are some my favorite accounts to follow and I always get excited when I see a new post or story from them. Come follow me on Instagram and drop me a line with your account so I can follow back!

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Cure Your Social Anxiety

Do you get nervous at the very thought of going to a networking event or talking to strangers?

I used to be the exact same way! My palms would sweat, I’d feel nauseous and my voice would crack.

Let me share with you how I overcame my social anxiety and got to the point where I actually LOVE going to networking events!

Social Media – how, when + with what frequency?

With so many different social media outlets on the web and so many different strategies for using them, I wanted to create a simple, one-stop-shop for 5 of the biggest, most currently used sites.

Do I think you should all be using all of these outlets?

NO!

If you try to post on every social media site there is, you’ll stretch yourself thin and risk burnout. Pick the 2 or 3 that most resonate with you and dig deep into those.

Do you like to write? Use Twitter, start a blog, write for other sites with a large audience.

Do you like to shoot gorgeous photos? Use Instagram, Tumblr and maybe Pinterest.

Do you like to create video? Use YouTube and Facebook.

Each of these sites caters to a difference audience (except Facebook, Facebook basically caters to all the audiences…) and so learning about your client and where your client hangs out might be the best strategy in figuring out where to put your own efforts.

Want to brainstorm with me to figure out which outlets you should be using for your unique business? Reach out! Let’s get that conversation started!

Stumped for what sorts of things to post on your social media channels? Check out this post and my infographic with 10 Engaging Ideas!

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My Do, Doing & Done Board

I’ve tried a lot of different methods to keep my business (and life) organized and I find that my Do, Doing & Done Board helps me keep my bigger projects and tasks on track!


Please share how you organize your business to make sure you don’t miss anything!

Stop Being Afraid of Video & Grow Your Business

Are you looking to gain more customers or clients? Chances are that video can help you do that! So many of the social media channels these days – especially Facebook – prioritize video content over photos and absolutely over text-only posts.

“But Holly, I get so nervous in front of the camera! I’m so nervous!”

Yup, I was too! The camera can be a scary thing, the perceived audience can be such a block for most folks.

Find out how I overcame the fear and anxiety I felt when I first started doing video and how it can help you grow your business too!

Take The Dirt Path

“of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt” – john muir

Although there are many an excellent quote about nature from John Muir, this is one of my personal faves. I love that this simple sentence is so true both literally and figuratively.

Personal biases aside, everyone should take the time to get out into nature – to absorb the smell of the trees and sky above and the earth below. Being in nature has so many fantastic benefits not limited to better health and increased creativity. Taking a path less travelled exposes you to, as Jasmin so melodically put it, “a whole new world, a new fantastic point of view.”

Depending on where you go, you’ll see wildlife going through each day in a totally different way than you see your family or coworkers going through each day. You’ll be introduced to new plants and foliage. You may even have to do things you’ve never done before (I encourage it).

If your version of a hike is the 1-mile loop around the lake you’ve tread a million times, work your way up something with an incline or perhaps even a big ol’ 14,000ft mountain! Love the look of said lake from the shore? Rent a kayak and see what the view looks like from the middle.

In a more figurative sense, in growing your life and business into the creation you want it to be, you’ll likely need to blaze a trail all your own. Use the tools and maybe even some maps developed by those ahead of you, for sure, but don’t for one second limit yourself to the exact path that they tread.

Your mentor may have started her very similar business at a similar phase in her life and grown it to an extraordinary accomplishment but the exact steps that she took won’t necessarily make the most sense for you, your life or your business. Ask her for advice, listen to her responses and do whatever helps you achieve your own personal goals in the end.

There are a lot of tried-and-true methods and recipes out there to grow your Instagram following or get your product on TV or your service featured in a local publication. These are excellent tools and you should by all means absorb and follow them! You should not, however, let fear, insecurity or lack of a manual prevent you from trying something new in your business.

If we all followed the paths paved by those before us, we’d never explore new terrain, we’d never have innovation, sliced bread, the snuggie or rockets careening into space. You don’t have to do everything from scratch but be sure at least some of the trails you take are self-mapped.

-Holly P.