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How This Millennial Business Coach Built a Multi 6-Figure Brand While Traveling the World

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I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Cait Scudder, who is a business coach and success catalyst for ambitious women entrepreneurs. Here is what she had to say:

When was the first time you tasted success Cait?

The very first time I tasted success was probably as a high school basketball player (I’m guessing this was not the answer you were expecting, but it’s true!).

I made Varsity team as a freshman and was one of the best players on the team all 4 years of high school.

I mention this time because my senior year, I was due to hit the 1000 point club (which was for players who over the course of their career made 1000 points). About 4 weeks before the senior year season ended, I had a horrible ankle injury that had me out for several games. I ended the year about 30 points short of the 1000 point club.

Why do I mention this? Because this “success” turned failure of the narrowest margin was a pivotal moment in my development as a high achiever. I knew that working towards the goal itself was the aim, and even though I don’t have my name waving on a banner in Avon High School, I DO know that all the sweat, tears, early morning and late nights helped define what I was able to achieve and accomplish.

When I went to launch my online business in 2017, I had spent time laying the foundation and knew I was ready to go. I launched and scaled my business to 6 figures in under a year, all from my laptop while traveling the world.

My mission on this planet is to equip and empower aspiring coaches, mentors, thought leaders, and creative entrepreneurs of all walks with the tools they need to streamline their vision, focus their ambition, and leverage their zone of genius to a build a profitable business.

6 figures in under a year is a true accomplishment, wow! So, why do you want to be successful and what’s your ultimate vision of success for yourself?

To me, success is waking up bursting with energy and excitement about what the day ahead holds, and going to sleep deeply content with who I am, the impact I’m leaving, and what I’m building. I don’t think of “being successful” as a final destination I’m aiming for, so much as the way I feel as I build towards my big goals each and every day.

Because here’s the thing: the end goal will always be receding into the horizon. Every time you achieve the goals you set for yourself, your inner achiever is going to want to – and rightfully so! – aim higher and keep expanding. The most important thing, then, is to make sure that you’re enjoying the process.

To me, that success looks and feels like witnessing my clients and my community of ambitious women chasing their dreams, building their businesses, and redefining what is possible for them. Seeing evidence of this reflected back to me gives me such a profound feeling of purpose and satisfaction that it is a motivator to better myself each and every day.

Thank you so much for sharing your awesome story Cait! Do you have any last words of advice for readers?

If you want something, don’t let anyone or anything stop you, talk you out of it, or reason you down. If your goal seems unachievable, it’s time to surround yourself with people, resources, and support that reminds you of what is possible.

One of the practices I adopted early on that has been a critical factor in my own success still to this day – is creating a success diet. Just like if you were training for a marathon, you’d make sure to be filling your physical body with high quality foods and sufficient exercise, if you’re looking to start a business, or triple your list size, or sign 5 new high ticket clients — you need to fuel your mind with the resources – both motivational and practical – it needs to execute on that dream.

Every single day, I make sure to take in inspiring and motivational material that reminds me of who I am and why I do what I do. That looks like listening to audiobooks, podcasts, and high energy music that sharpens my focus and lifts my spirit. If you want to achieve something, it’s essential that you make the daily decision to set yourself up for success.

Jourdain graduated from Colby-Sawyer College, where he studied Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Finance. After graduation, Jourdain joined one of the most active Venture Capital Firms in the world, Alumni Venture Group. Before joining AVG, Jourdain Co-founded Beast Media Agency, a digital marketing, and PR company focused on helping founders get their stories featured in online publications. During his sophomore year of college, Jourdain worked for iComeUp Marketing, a start-up based out of Miami, Florida. Within 8 months he helped grow the business revenue from $20,000.00 a month to $130,000.00. In his free time, Jourdain covers success stories of founders and companies who are making an impact on the world for publications like The Hustlers Digest, Kivo Daily, Future Sharks, Thrive Global and Disrupt.

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Mona Corona’s Luxury Travel Brand is Where Instagrammability Meets Eco-Sustainability

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Mona Molayem, also known by her Instagram handle Mona Corona stormed onto the luxury blogging scene in 2017 with the goal of inspiring millennial women to obtain their dream vacations on a gig economy budget. Her travel blog and Instagram posts are packed with various resourceful travel “hacks” on how to secure business class upgrades to screen saver worthy destinations all over the world while gaming loyalty programs and cutting costs that might befall the less savvy (and wealthier) boomers. As a luxury travel and lifestyle influencer, she has collaborated with mega brands such as Nike and Hilton just in the last year, and her following has doubled, tripled, and quadrupled in the three years since her blog’s conception. However, what sets Mona apart from her peers on Instagram and the rest of the blogosphere the most is her devotion to ethical and responsible ecotourism. Going into the near year, her platform continues to be not only making luxury travel affordable, but environmentally sustainable too. 

For instance, while a many Instagram travel influencers are perfectly happy showing off their figure in a bathing suit and Gucci flip flops for “likes”, Mona would rather call her followers’ attention to her reef safe sunscreen. She says, “Sunscreen and bug sprays are the two products that tourists use which cause the greatest damage to our ecosystems. Reef-safe sunscreen while swimming in the ocean is a must to protect the natural environment from dying off. Certain sunscreens contain harmful chemicals like oxybenzone and octinoxate which cause damage to coral reefs” and her posts and stories are filled similarly eco-friendly advice. Thinking about taking a cute pic of yourself posing with a tiger in Thailand for The ‘Gram? (Or maybe your Hinge profile?) Her blog points out that these animals are often drugged and sedated to their health detriment, and while she never scolds or preaches to her audience, she raises awareness to issues many Western tourists might take for granted. She is a longtime advocate of Elephant Nature Park, one of the few ethical elephant sanctuaries in Thailand, which she ranks as one of her top ten travel experiences of the decade. 

As a millennial in the Influencer Age, Mona understands that the true value in luxury travel is not merely in the over-water bungalows of Maldives or the lux “glamping” sites of the Sahara, but in the experiences themselves, whether it’s a starry desert sky or the sight of a silver Moroccan moon that could make a Carl Jung profess faith in the goddess Astarte, or more importantly, getting to interact with the local people of these distant places and appreciate their cultures. She says, “If an area is known for a certain crop such as coffee or chocolate, consider going on a locally-run plantation tour. Anything you can do to interact with locals and learn about their heritage and/or daily life is a great way to culturally immerse yourself and connect to the people and surroundings.”

With the rise of environmental awareness, green movements, and the millennial generation seeing (and reeling from) errors of our predecessors, 2020 marks a shift in collective consciousness and Mona Molayem has her finger on the pulse. To quote Chief Seattle, “Earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.” Juxtapose this wisdom with one of my favorite Mona Corona Instagram posts, which is a picture of a sign on a beach in Maui that simply reads, “Protect the Earth; it is the only one we have.” The image is a perfect summation of her mission: to make trips to these destinations not only enjoyable, but to protect them so that our future generations can enjoy them too.

Author credit: Barrett Lyle 

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How Have Success on Fashion Industry – with Chrisa Pappas

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Chrisa Pappas is an established brand in the world of fashion, offering honed perspective and value to those on the hunt for fashion advice, information, and inspiration. At the core of the Chrisa Pappas brand is the mission to make luxury fashion more relatable – to give people the tools they need to make informed decisions when it comes to their fashion investments while offering fashion insight and inspiration through a lens that is elegant, educated, sophisticated, fashion-forward, fun, and approachable.

As a lifelong luxury client, she is able to share her real-life fashion adventures with her followers through her social media channels. She has a unique ability to influence a wide age range of followers who shop high end luxury with her authentic experiences, style and sense of fashion. Chrisa has created her own network in the fashion industry both on the client and PR side. She has hosted successful shopping events for brands such as Louis Vuitton, Fendi, and Net-a-Porter (to name a few). She educates women on how to shop luxury products which in turn leads to long term client relationships with each brand.

Chrisa can’t really say when she started her career since she feels like she draws inspiration from her entire life.

She has always had a great eye for style and has the ability to add her special touch to the world around her. With the rise of social media, Chrisa has been able to share her unique taste with her followers. Her daily fashion looks and beauty routine started off as a fun hobby, but has now turned into a full time business. She shares her fashion experiences, reviews products and inspires stylish yet wearable looks to those who follow her. Her business may have physically started 3 years ago but to her this is a lifelong adventure.

Chrisa Pappas

To conclude, we list three small suggestions from her:

  • Focus on what makes you stand out and shine. Do not try to be anyone but yourself.
  • Keep it simple, do not overthink everything.
  • Learn from what you do everyday and become better from all successes or failures

Make sure to follow her on Instagram

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Gaurav Gaikwad from Pune has become the highest paid influencer

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Gaurav Gaikwad

Gaurav Gaikwad is specialised in the blogging niches of Lifestyle , Fashion , Technology & Travel.
He is the owner of blog www.thegauravgaikwad.com
His site is ranked 1st on the Google page .
With over 37k followers on Instagram and 1.5 lakh blog views ,Gaurav is the only one in his age group to achieve this .

He started blogging at the early age of 17 but Initially he was not so recognised .
With consistency towards creating content , Gaurav’s blog started to grow exponentially .
His passion towards blogging took him to become the top blogger of the country .

At beginning Gaurav did many barter collaboration with brands . After many successful collaboration. Gaurav started getting many paid international collaboration. Who offering more than $1000 .

Gaurav only promotes those brands which focuses on customer satisfaction .

Gaurav’s journey is inspiration to many teenagers who hesitate to follow their passion

Today at the age of 18 Gaurav earns about $2500 USD a month by collaboration on Instagram and Google Ads .

He is managed by THEPRIYANSHUCHAIHANCOMPANY and GRAVMO DIGITAL .
BRAND COLLABORATIONS:

Gaurav is coming up with his new startup in January 2020 .

Awards:
Title – Ace Fashion & Lifestyle Influencer of country.

Educational qualifications:
Currently he is perusing his Btech Computer engg degree .

Brand collaborations:
JACK&JONES , Myntra , Voylla , Aliexpress , Nexford university , Digitech , Maono , Raw Pressery , Popman , Asapbars , Drupepower , Alkalen , Pog , Infive , Soulfullfood , Mast&Harbour , Hrx , Kairali , Michael Louis , Minnie&Jones , Tiege Hanley , Samsung , Time&Company , Shein , Koovs , Snapstore , Missali shoes and much more.

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