Personal Branding

  • The 6-Figure Mirage: Why I’m Tuning Out the Social Media Noise to Focus on What Really Matters

    Something that’s been gnawing at me like a relentless itch these days: the overwhelming noise on social media among online gurus. You know what I’m talking about—the endless race to six figures, the ads that promise you the moon, and the general hustle culture that’s become the norm.

    I completely understand the strong desire to grow a following as an online business. I highly resonate with the need for financial abundance and freedom. After all, if no one knows you, how else are you going to reach your financial goals?

    What I don’t resonate with is the overkill and the generalization that if you don’t have a million followers, you can’t be and won’t be successful. That is complete nonsense.

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    THE GREATsocial media CIRCUS

    Let’s set the stage. Social media has become a circus of sorts, especially in the entrepreneurial world. Everywhere you look, someone is flaunting their six-figure income, their luxury vacations, or their “hustle-hard” lifestyle. And while there’s nothing wrong with celebrating success, it’s starting to feel like a never-ending competition.

    As you know, Millennial Bella is my design and branding studio, and it was a part of this circus for a while. But as I’ve transitioned into focusing more on community and my personal brand, I’ve started to question the narrative that’s being pushed so hard on social platforms.

    Remember when I talked about taking a step back from social media to focus on what truly matters? Well, part of that decision was fueled by the exhaustion of constantly being bombarded by the same old “get rich quick” schemes and six-figure success stories.


    Let’s get real for a second. The journey to six figures—or any financial milestone for that matter—isn’t a sprint; it’s a marathon. And these ads that promise instant success? They’re often selling a mirage. Sure, some people hit the jackpot quickly, but for most of us, it’s a grind. And that’s okay!

    As I’ve shifted my focus to personal branding and content creation, I’ve realized that success isn’t just measured in dollar signs. It’s measured in the genuine connections you make, the lives you impact, and the community you build. Guess what? None of that requires you to be a six-figure earner.

    Building and joining a community has been a breath of fresh air. It’s a space where the focus isn’t on who’s making the most money or who’s got the most followers. It’s about true connections, shared experiences, and mutual growth. Let me tell you, it’s been a game-changer.


    So, how do you tune out the noise? For me, it’s been a mix of limiting my social media time, curating my feed, and focusing on my own path. It’s not about ignoring everyone else; it’s about listening to what resonates with you and filtering out what doesn’t.

    Look, if your goal is to hit six figures, that’s awesome! Me too! But let this be a reminder to not get so caught up in the race that you forget why you started in the first place. Success is a journey, not a destination, and it’s different for everyone.

    How does yours look like?

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    Before I wrap this up, I want to extend an invite to my free community. If you’re tired of the social media noise and you’re looking for a space that’s all about real talk and genuine connections, then this is the place for you.


    At the end of the day, the only voice that truly matters is your own. So, tune out the noise, focus on your journey, and don’t be afraid to take the path less traveled. It might just lead you to a destination that’s more fulfilling than any six-figure paycheck. But of course, I am never against earning enough to sustain my Ideal Income Lifestyle™️.

  • The Ultimate Pivot: Why I’m Productizing Myself As My Own Personal Brand

    Today we’re diving into something that’s been on my mind lately: the power of pivoting in business and the beauty of community growth. Sometimes, you have to take a step back, breathe, and reassess where your Selfmade business is headed.


    We’ve all been there—hustling hard, chasing those goals, and then suddenly, you hit a wall. You start to wonder, “Is this really what I want?” or “Could I be doing something that feels more ‘me’?” That’s when you know it’s time for a pivot.

    Pivoting doesn’t mean you failed; it means you are adaptable. It’s similar to being in a relationship with your business, and sometimes, you have to spice things up to keep the love alive. So, if you’re feeling that itch to switch gears, listen to it. Your gut usually knows what’s up.

    Pivoting In Your Online Business

    the SLOW BURN 🔥

    Now, let’s talk about taking things slow. In a world that’s obsessed with hustle culture, slowing down can feel like a sin. But here’s the tea: it’s not. Slowing down allows you to be more intentional, to savor the journey, and to make room for things that truly matter. It’s like choosing to walk through a beautiful garden instead of sprinting past it. You get to smell the flowers, my friend.


    So, what if you have decided to pivot and take things slow. What’s next? Building a community. Trust me, there’s something magical about finding your tribe—people who get you, support you, and cheer for you even when you’re just celebrating small wins.

    Community growth isn’t just about numbers; it’s about connections. It’s about creating a space where everyone feels seen and heard. And the best part? When you focus on community building, success often follows. Because let’s be real, who wants to go on this crazy entrepreneurial journey alone?


    Speaking of community, I’ve got something super exciting to share. If you’re a first-time DIY solopreneur looking to build your personal brand or online business, I’ve got just the place for you. I launched a free community that’s all about empowering you to be your most authentic self in the business world. It’s a safe space to share ideas, ask questions, and get the support you need to shine bright like the diamond you are. So, if that sounds like your jam, slide into my DMs, and let’s make magic happen.


    So there you have it, folks. Pivoting your business and focusing on community growth isn’t just a strategy; it’s a lifestyle. It’s about embracing change, taking things slow, and finding your tribe. And who knows, maybe this pivot could be the best thing that ever happened to you.

  • Leaving Millennial Bella Behind to Productize Myself as a Brand

    Allow me to open up about a topic that’s been buzzing in my mind like a caffeinated bumblebee: the journey of productizing myself as a brand. Now, this isn’t just about slapping a logo on my forehead and calling it a day. Nah, it’s way more nuanced than that. So, grab your coziest blanket, a cup of your fave brew, and let’s get into this transformative tale.

    Build Your Personal Brand


    Let’s take a trip down memory lane. Millennial Bella was my baby, my design and branding studio tailored for the fierce, independent solopreneurs out there. It was a dream come true, but like all dreams, sometimes they evolve. And that’s perfectly okay.

    You might remember that I’ve been taking it slow on social media to focus on community building. It’s been a soul-soothing experience, and it got me thinking: What if I took this concept of slowing down and applied it to my entire brand? Mind-blowing, right?

    the "AHA" MOMENT 💡

    During this social media hiatus, I had an epiphany. I realized that while Millennial Bella was doing its thing, I was evolving as an individual. My interests, my skills, and even my goals were expanding beyond the scope of what Millennial Bella could offer. And that’s when it hit me: it was time to pivot once again.


    Now, let’s talk about personal branding. In today’s digital age, people connect with people, not faceless corporations. That’s why influencers and content creators are killing it right now. They’ve productized themselves as brands, and people are buying what they’re selling—authenticity.

    So, after much soul-searching, I’ve decided to leave Millennial Bella as a stand-alone design and branding studio. Instead, I’m choosing to productize myself as my own personal brand and content creator. Why? Because I want to connect with you on a deeper level, share more facets of my life, and create content that resonates with the multi-dimensional human that I am.


    Now, you might be wondering, “What’s going to happen to Millennial Bella?” Don’t worry; it’s not going away. It’ll continue to serve its purpose but as a separate entity. Meanwhile, I’ll be focusing on building my personal brand, which will encompass a broader range of topics and services.

    Remember that free community I’ve been building? Well, it’s going to be a significant part of this new journey. I want it to be a space where we can all grow together, learn from each other, and celebrate our wins, big or small.

    As a content creator, I’ll have the freedom to explore various avenues—be it vlogging, podcasting, or even writing a book. The sky’s the limit, and I’m super stoked to take you along for the ride.

    So, what can you expect from this new chapter? Expect authenticity, expect variety, and most importantly, expect a community where you feel seen and heard. It’s going to be a wild ride, but one that’s filled with purpose and passion.

    your VIP INVITE 💌

    Before we wrap this up, here’s your personal invite to join my free community. If you’re a DIY solopreneur or just someone looking to build a personal brand, this is the place for you. We’re all about real talk, genuine connections, and empowering each other to reach for the stars.


    Change is the only constant in life, and sometimes, you need to embrace it with open arms. Productizing myself as a brand is not the end of an era; it’s the beginning of an exciting new adventure. And I can’t wait to share it with you.