- Published: Monday, 05 January 2015 15:54
Hi! I'm JenN Alves, Digital Brand Stylist and co-owner of a digital branding agency called The Leap Agency...blah, blah, blah. I know I should be formally introducing myself, my mission etc. but can I just tell you how difficult it was to even get to this point?!?! I'm not talking about the process of creating the vlogs or the graphic designs, the photoshoots or the website. No, no, no, I'm talking about how difficult it was to summon up the courage to put myself out there...like this. I'll be perfectly honest: y'all are scary! I mean terrifying...no offense.
When I think about putting myself and my passion out in front of the world to sink or swim, the sense of vulnerability is unreal. I pushed back my launch THREE times because of it! Of course there were other unforeseen external obstacles but truth be told, the main hurdles were internal.
All that is changing in 2015.
My turning point? Utter frustration.
The frustration and discomfort of an unfulfilled dream finally trumped the fear of going after what I know I'm meant to do. After years of doing it for my clients, I decided that 2015 is the year that I will finally build the brand I've been thinking, writing, doodling, daydreaming about for years. I finally decided to step out of my comfort zone and just go for it!
Enter Neue Stylee.
Neue Stylee is for all of us who are rising to the challenge of building an authentic, true-to-you brand and reaching those we've been called to help. I'll be sharing what I know about branding, multimedia, marketing, transitioning from full-time employment to self-employment, launching a startup as well as everything I learn as we go through this process.
It just so happens that my passion is helping people (including myself) Get The Inside Out through faith and entrepreneurship (huh, you don't say!). I don't, by any means, profess to have it all figured out but what I know for sure is that you can't get the inside out without God. He is, after all, the One who placed it in you and He's the only One that ever fully knows your true potential. This is probably a good place to point out that I'm not a preacher, nor do I profess to be one! I'm just one of many people who relies heavily on faith, prayer and scripture to navigate the waters of my business and I will undoubtedly be talking about it explicitly. So if Christ gives you the heeby jeebies or if you think business and faith should be kept separate then this probably isn't the place for you. You should also know that I'm SO not a holy roller so it's also not the place for you if you're looking for a place to shout online or do a finger praise dance on your keyboard lol :-)
It's just me (and you too hopefully). Starting from scratch. Becoming more of who we truly are and learning to be comfortable with saying "take it or leave it."
Well, there you have it...my starting point. I'm going to document this process via this blog, my youtube channel, facebook and my e-newsletter. Please subscribe, like and join accordingly...
Thanks for reading this and here's to our Good Success in 2015!