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How to refresh your brand image and revive your follower engagement on Instagram

If you’re going through high-highs, low-lows, confusion, starvation, self-loathing, vindication, relief, depression, and victory I have a message: love doesn’t feel like this.

Glitter was literally shooting out of my eye sockets as I quit my PR job to “be my own boss.” Then reality struck.

Drinking coffee. Or maybe a cup of my own tears.

“A lot of people like to fool you and say that you’re not smart if you never went to college, but common sense rules over everything. That’s what I learned from selling crack.” — Snoop Dogg

No-fail methods that keep me writing, planning creatively, and working my business.

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He set the gold standard, and it smelled like pumpkin spice muffins


From a life coach who’s been there.

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Yes, I let myself scroll Instagram in bed.

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I taught myself to do this while holding down three jobs and now read 60 books a year.

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My work was languishing on a drifting and unlit sea until I spotted a lighthouse in her.

Let me save you some time and heartache by sharing 7 totally avoidable pitfalls you can sidestep by not. doing. these. things.

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I listened to people who had never built a successful business tell me what to do.

Stephanie St.Claire

Writer. Reader. Lover of the Oxford comma. Writing for Medium since 2013. Find me at

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