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It’s More than Just Branding, You Have to Market Too

  My blog traffic is picking up ever so slightly. I have gone from 1-2 views a day to around 15 views a day. It was almost 2 months ago to the date that I started importing my posts from my blog directly into Medium. I figured why not try to grow it at the…
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How I’ve Managed to Work Smarter Not Harder

   Two weeks ago, I was contemplating what to do with my podcast because the edits were taking way longer than anticipated. I got lucky last week and cranked out an edit in one hour. You see, I didn’t want to give the podcast up because it’s so much fun having the conversations but I…
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If We’re Not Ready, We Can Destroy the Things We Want

  Lately, I’ve been having a great feeling about everything. I was trying to pinpoint the source of it this morning. Well, for one thing I am on day 14 of the affirmations I wrote about, so that’s a part of it. But I think it’s bigger than even that. The more and more I continue…
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Clear Skies Means Finally Time for a Photoshoot

  As soon as I saw the clear blue skies this morning, I knew all my work plans for the day were off the table. We’ve been waiting two weeks for the weather to clear up so my one sis and I could do this photoshoot for LaurayCo. Tomorrow’s forecast is rain again, so we’re…
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Start With What You Can Give Instead of What You Can Take

  I remember playing games like Checkers or Trouble with my siblings when I was younger. Games like this would get intense. Emotions ran high and sometimes just as someone was about to be on the losing end, the board game would go flying through the air and all the pieces would scatter across the…
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The Work You Do Today is Already Being Paid in the Future

  These past two days, I’ve been quite exhausted. I had a podcast interview with someone in Kenya last night and it was an awkward hour of the day for both of us. 7 am her time, midnight over here. We were both tired. The day before I had an interview at 10 pm. I was…
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Just Released My First Unscripted Podcast with Aman Litt

  “Wow, I actually think I can edit this episode like really quick.” My thoughts last night as I finished up my 4th podcast conversation. The guest was writer, Aman Litt. It was only a couple of weeks ago, I had pulled an all-nighter to edit and release my first podcast episode on time. I’m…
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I’m on a Bit of a Friendship Hiatus

  I only have a few friends I’m close-ish with but I haven’t gone out with them much in the past few months. Our little hangouts can get carried away real fast and it can be a bit of distraction. This year, I’ve really just been focused on building my own thing. Sunday, I exchanged…
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Will You Answer the Call to Rise? New Publication Alert

Two days ago, my friend, Mr. Molly Maguire and I started a new publication, On the Rise. It took us some time to come up with our little blurb, “A community of high-achievers on our climb to the top.” After we selected a random photo from Unsplash, we plugged it in as our avatar and…
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If You Control Your Thoughts You Can Control Your Outcome

  I’ve been doing affirmations for the past 6 days. Every morning I wake up and write the same line 15 times. “I, Aleesha Lauray, am a sovereign individual…. I, Aleesha Lauray, am a sovereign individual… I, Aleesha Lauray, am a sovereign individual…” And after I write this all out on paper, I say it…
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