Emily Patton- Pretty Vulgar Cosmetics
Emily Patton is studying Marketing at University of Florida. This summer, Emily is a marketing intern for Pretty Vulgar Cosmetics. Here she is responsible for managing their social media platforms, monitoring e-commerce to increase visibility, tracking trends and changes in the beauty industry, and collaborating with other departments to manage reputation.
Emily credits The Brand Girls for guiding her to her dream career path.
"Being apart of The Brand Girls is the sole reason I landed my internship at Pretty Vulgar Cosmetics. From the beginning stages of Rachael Bozsik, CEO + Founder of The Brand Girls helping me find the career path I want to pursue, to the encouragement to the support I received from the amazing Kirstie Russell during our Skype sessions, I gained the confidence to apply and land the internship. BG has given me more then just a community of empowering professional women, it has given me the tools to embark on my own professional path and the confidence to do so!"
We are so proud of all the wonderful work Emily is doing. We can’t wait to hear more about all the great work she does this summer!
Don't Have a Summer Internship? Here's 4 Things You Should Do Instead
No internship, no problem! Whether you will be away for a good part of your summer, you couldn’t get your applications in on time, or something just came up, there are a TON of reasons why an internship might not be in the cards for you this summer. Don’t worry though, The Brand Girls have everything you need to keep you up to date professionally this summer - even if you’re not interning.
Find your passion: Now that you have some breathing room, the summer is the perfect time to figure out what really lights up your world professionally. This is especially good for those of us who did not want to intern somewhere they were unsure about. Now is your time to find what you love and start working on it!
Network, network, network: This is something that our CEO, Rachael Bozsik, is constantly championing. Summer is the perfect time to start expanding your professional circle and get some informational interviews. Summer is usually a bit more relaxed in the work world, depending on your field, so now is the perfect time to chat with someone you admire.
Volunteer: This might be the best tip of all. Whether you want to donate your time professionally to a local business that needs a helping hand, or you begin working at a soup kitchen, there are many ways to volunteer and better your community. While you can also use this as a resume booster, remember that you should always give selflessly.
Keep learning: If you don’t have too much else on your plate, summer is a great time to educate yourself on something related to your field, or even a hobby! The more you know, the better you look to potential employers, and there are tons of paid and unpaid options - you can even watch YouTube how to’s!
Q: “I just finished up and interview for a marketing position with 6 employees in the room asking me questions. I’m unsure what to do about the follow up email and handwritten letter. Should I write just 1 letter/email to ‘The Marketing Team’ or should I write individual ones?”
A: “I would send an individual email to all if you can make the content different (meaning making sure it is not a copy and paste) and if it is, then do a very thoughtful group email and then one group thank you card - include your business card in the thank you card. Way to rock it!” -Team BG
Q: “I have so much going on right now in my personal life and sometimes find it hard not to let the two worlds collide! I would love some guidance on how to keep it polished and professional when your life is CRAZY behind the scenes.”
A: “I am a HUGE fan of time-blocking - if I have to pack for a trip rather than taking all night I hit my timer for 15 minutes and whatever is in the bag comes! I do this with emails (1 hour a day ONLY), big projects, 2 hours and you would be SHOCKED on what you can knock out without distractions...time blocking both personal + professional makes the world go round + wish I knew this sooner” -Team BG
Q: “I’ve been at my current company for about a year and a half and although it’s a great company, and I do love my job, I want more from it. It’s a midsize firm but my department is on the smaller size and unless someone quits, there isn’t a lot of room for growth as the most recent hire. I heard someone once say that you can create positions for yourself, but I was wondering if people had suggestions or examples of positions they’ve created? I’m feeling stagnate and I could use some ideas!”
A: “Great question! I think this is something a LOT of millennial women struggle with. It depends a lot on the culture of your organization, but I’ve found that the best way to help justify a new role for yourself is identifying the NEED for that role and showing how you already fill it. A big part of this is identifying those gaps + being the person to come up with solutions for them. You want people to associate you with making their lives + jobs EASIER!” -Team BG
Q: "What’s the biggest way you think someone can stand out in an interview or application against other applicants even if their experience isn’t as extended as others, other than confidence?"
A: "You ladies have the greatest gift in my opinion of the ability to CONTROL an interview + pre-plan what you will be asked based off of your pitch. Your pitch is part of your power... I would make sure you are ready to be interrupted at every angle of that interview conversation + really practice what makes you different and special with many people." - Team BG
Q: "Would you recommend changing your resume for each specific job opportunity?"
A: "No I would not - but I would change your brand mission statement to have a focus on your industry...so for example if the role is digital marketing rather than saying "marketing" or "business" I would fine tune focus it there." - Team BG
Q: "What is your process for making a difficult decision?"
A: "I am a huge fan of a pros + cons list... I do this with everything , especially with "where would my time be more valuable" - the pros of doing this event is xyz and the cons is xyz because I could be doing something with more impact. Give yourself 20 min of restricted brainstorming time with that list and that should help give you clarity." - Team BG
Ready, Set, Reflect: 3 Reasons You Should Take Your Journal Everywhere
Many times, we have one friend who is the queen of journaling - she was the first one to jump on bullet journals, she tracks her habits daily, and her penmanship deserves to be made in a font. On the other hand, there is also that one friend who is decidedly against keeping a journal; she is usually the one caught saying, “Keeping a journal is just more work than it’s worth.” Whichever of these you are, hopefully we can help remind you why it is important to always keep a journal handy.
Get more organized: Journaling is a great way to keep track of your life. Ladies who plan, journals are a wonderful way to stick to your ways while allowing you to be a little more flexible and creative. This is also fantastic if you want to become a more organized person, but you’re not sure where to start.
Keep track of decisions: Sometimes, the best strategy for decision making is writing it out, and a journal is the perfect place to do it. Whether you need to write down how much it will cost to get a dog, or you want a pro-con list for a job change, journaling can be your new go-to.
Look back: A journal is a great place to document your life, so when you are writing your memoirs you know exactly how you became the world’s #1 fashion designer or a Fortune 500 CEO. With a journal, you have a safe spot to keep track of your personal and professional ups and downs so you know where you’ve come from.
We hope these ideas have inspired you to start working on your journaling skills. Now grab a Moleskine and get going!
Written by: Amy Minemier
BG Client + BG Blog Intern
Oops! 4 Tips to Fixing Your First Big Screw Up at Work
Making mistakes is a part of life, and will also be part of your career. But The Brand Girls wants to let you in on a little secret…
It’s not about the mistake you make, but how you handle it that really counts. Whether you’re at your dream job or first internship, here are our 4 easy tips to fixing your first big screw up at work!
Fess up: Once you realize that you made a mistake, the most important thing to do is to be upfront about what happened.
Don’t try to cover it up or hide it from your team - this will only make the situation worse when the mistake comes to light later!
Take responsibility: This one will earn you major points with your team. Your boss will appreciate that not only did you keep them in the loop on the mistake, but you were accountable for it too.
Pro tip: Don’t play the blame game! If you played a role in the mistake, take ownership of it.
Come with your game plan: When you alert your boss or your team with a problem, you always want to have a solution ready.
If you accidentally posted a tweet meant for your personal account to the company Twitter (with 1K followers - yikes!), what would your game plan be when you approach your boss? Tell us in the comments!
Correct & plan for the future: There’s a big difference between the first time you make a mistake and the 7th time you make a mistake…
Once you’ve corrected the situation, make sure you take the proper steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again!
The most important thing The Brand Girls wants all fierce millennial women to know is that it’s okay to make mistakes!
As your career coach, we want you to know that a big part of growing in your career is going to be taking risks - and they’re not always going to be successful. But with these tips, you’ll handle each one with style and class - and earn a lot of respect from your team for keeping your cool!
When it comes to work, while many of the things Millennial women want may differ, we do all have one thing in common: we want to be appreciated.
But it can be tough to get the kudos you deserve at your first job or first internship especially because, let’s face it, you haven’t been there very long.
Here are 4 ways to make yourself a more valuable employee-
Find your ‘go-to": Being known as the ‘go-to’ employee for something (or multiple things!) is a great way to show your value.
At The Brand Girls, we love encouraging you to learn new skills as you go - it will only increase your worth! Make professional development a priority now, you won’t regret it.
Be proactive: One of the easiest ways to boost your value? Think ahead and plan, plan, plan. Always being one step ahead shows your team that you’re a forward-thinker, which is a major asset.
According to Glassdoor, Employees who consistently go above and beyond without being asked are on the fast track for a promotion... ka-ching!
Always offer to help: Think about it - do you have a coworker who always lends a hand, no matter the task? People tend to think of these employees as more reliable
As Harvard Business Review shares, “your goal is twofold–to get what you ask for and to do it in a way that enables the other person to feel good about helping out.”
Keep track of your successes: Don’t forget to take weekly notes of your big wins and key data points on your BG brag sheet. This is an important tool when it comes to updating your resume or discussing your future promotion (and bonus!).
“If you are reading this post you now have the gift and the challenge to practice a sense of mindfulness.
Look around you and recognize three things that make you smile...next, close your eyes and think of someone in your life right now that needs a hug. Keep your eyes shut and picture yourself giving them a hug - what do they look like, how do they react, how do you FEEL.
Mindfulness brings you in the HERE in the NOW so you can be happy for this moment.”- Rachael Bozsik, Founder and CEO of The Brand Girls
How to Keep it Professional (When You're About to Lose Your Cool)
Do you ever have one of those days where it feels like things just couldn’t get worse? First you get stuck in traffic, then you trip and spill coffee all over your new white blouse, and by the time you make it to lunch, you realize you have a presentation in an hour and you are WAY under-prepared. We’ve all been there. So here are some BG approved tips on how to keep it professional when you’re about to lose your cool.
Drink a glass of water: We all know that being around water makes us calm - who doesn’t feel relaxed after a day at the beach? Drinking some H2O can help you out too! Often times, our bodies get dehydrated from consuming too much caffeine or just not having enough water in general, and this can increase our anxiety. So next time you’re getting a little too nervous, take it over to the water cooler and quench that thirst.
Plan out the rest of your day: When things start piling up, it’s time to take charge of your priorities. Get out a piece of paper and make a cross right in the middle, creating four boxes. Write “Importance” across the top and “Urgency” down the side. Now, fill in everything you need to do based on which box it falls under. Once you’re done, you can see what is of high importance and high urgency, and get those tasks done first. From there, you can check things off as you need to, but you’ll know that you are working smart.
Come in dressed to impress: Dress for the job you want and not the job you have, right? This comes in handy when you’re stressing over professionalism too. When you look the part, you begin to feel the part, which makes you act and think the part. Sometimes the best way to get over professional stress is just fake it till you make it, and this is one of the best ways! So bring out those new pumps and get to work, girl!
Use your stress as a motivator: Instead of letting your stress get the better of you, try reframing the issues. When you change the way you think about your stress and make it motivation, you lower your stress levels as a whole. This technique allows you to channel the tenseness in your body and mind the way it was meant to - to help you get things done. Now you can accomplish more and destress even further.
Take a minute and just breathe: There’s a reason you hear this one all the time - it works! Slowing down your breathing clears your mind and lowers your blood pressure, making it easier for you to get back in the zone. While there are a ton of techniques to try, one we love is the 4-7-8 breath. First, you clear all the air from your lungs and then inhale through your nose while you count to four. Hold your breath for 7, and then exhale through your mouth to a count of 8. Simple and effective.
When you’re managing your stress, you automatically look more professional. Let us know how these tips worked for you in the comments below!
Marissa Jones- Alison Brod Marketing and Communications
BG client, Marissa Jones, is a communications student with a passion for the beauty industry.
This past spring, Marissa had the opportunity to be a beauty intern for Alison Brod Marketing and Communications. Here she learned how participate team brainstorming meeting, track placements, build media lists, and coordinate events.
Marissa credits The Brand Girls for guiding her to her dream career path.
“The Brand Girls gave me more confidence than I have ever had. In such a short time, I was able to grow so much and really become a professional. They are always so inspiring and motivational. I know I have the support to be the best me!
We are so proud of all the wonderful work Marissa is doing. We can’t wait to hear more about all the great work she does in the future.
3 Tips to Spring Cleaning Your Workplace
Spring is here, Spring is here! And there’s something about the warmer weather that just makes all of us at The Brand Girls want to get organized.
According to Inc, a clean workspace can “create an environment in which people can improve their performance and productivity,” and The Brand Girls team couldn’t agree more! Kick off your office spring cleaning with our 3 easy tips.
Use it or lose it: Getting into a ‘use it or lose it’ mindset helps us keep what we really use and throw away what we don’t.
The longer you stay at your job, the more stuff you’re going to collect over the years. If it’s not something you use often, file it away or toss it.
Cut back on paper copies: Are you one of those people who always has papers allllll over their desk? How many of those documents do you also have on your computer?
Unless you really need printed copies for your first job or internship , stick to digital and cutting back on paper copies.
Don’t forget to recycle (or shred) any copies you already have!
Scrubba dub dub: How many times a day do you touch your desk? Keyboard? Phone? Mouse? Germs live all over these surfaces, so bring in your disinfecting wipes and clean everything thoroughly.
Pro tip: Wipe down your desk and phone weekly!
It’s so exciting when you walk into a new office for the first time. There is so much work being
done by passionate people, and they want YOU to be a part of it. Unfortunately, having a group
of people working together 40 hours a week means there is always some kind of drama. While
this is no fun, we at BG have some tips to make sure you know how to navigate these
Don’t talk smack: If you get roped into this kind of drama, it is so easy to just go along with whatever the person you’re talking to is saying, but that is an easy way to make enemies. It is okay to disagree with a choice one of your coworkers makes, but that can be done professionally and entirely to their face as part of an open discussion. Keep people’s personal business out of it.
Don’t be exclusive in your professional relationships: In any office, there are bound to be coworkers that you become closer to than others. However, don’t let the fact that you’re besties with one person make you exclude another. Just because you are not close with a coworker doesn’t mean that you should give them a reason to think poorly of you.
If you can - just stay out of it: Tying back to tip one, it is so so easy to just go along with it when you hear someone else engaging in gossip. However, you are much more likely to gain respect from EVERYONE in the office if you don’t take part. The best thing you can do is change the subject and move on from that negative conversation..
"A FABULOUS reminder - especially to our seniors about to graduate. Our CEO created BG because she saw her brilliant friends settle post graduation for opportunities that would have made their 10 year old self cry...dreams of working in fashion, becoming an architect, working at an international bank were thrown out the door for jobs "because they needed something..."
Sound familiar? Well perfect because this is your WAKE UP CALL to not let your little girl self down...
Remember...Where your curiosity is your passion ALWAYS follows - confused on how to uncover your fierce focus and launch you into your dream internship/job? That's our forte! And The Brand Girls was created out of a pure NEED to support women to figure out their path and develop the professional confidence to make IT happen...
We currently have a few seats left in our summer program... especially if you are a senior time is of the essence and figuring out you and your next steps in crucial to your success. Visit our website + review The Brander Package and email email@example.com for availability - we would love to be your cheerleader and hold your hand showing you how make your dreams come true." - Rachael Bozsik, Founder and CEO of The Brand Girls
You nailed the interview, and you’re getting ready to start your dream internship - woohoo!
Here’s how to make sure you stick around for more than just the summer.
Ask: A lot of companies love to hire from within, so get yourself off on the right foot by asking if this is potentially an internship to hire, or if they have a tendency to take on interns full-time.
Research, Research, Research: Learn everything you can about your current role and the one you would like to take on. If you show your company that you are invested in learning more about them, they will want to keep you around.
Make Your Stay Memorable: Be sure to be a friendly face and someone who is always willing to give a helping hand. Don’t buy coffee for the office every day, but make sure you always put your best foot forward.
Treat the Internship like a Job: Behave as if you have the job you want, not the job you have. This is said a lot for a reason - it’s true! Act like a full-time employee and you’ll increase your chances of becoming one.
Stay Connected: This is a tip that our Founder and CEO Rachael Bozsik is a champion of. Make sure your name is in circulation, even if you go back to school. Send a thank you after you complete your internship to the people who have been your champions, and stay in touch every 3 months.
4 Ways to Rock Your Campus Career Fair
Applying for your first job or first internship online is a great way to search for your dream gig, but The Brand Girls team wants to share a little secret to increase your odds of being hired
You’ve spent so much time on your personal brand and confidence - now go show off your hard work! Applying for jobs, or just meeting company recruiters, in-person at your campus career fair can help set you apart.
Here are The Brand Girls' 4 tips on making your school’s career fair a productive event!
Look good, feel good:There will be recruiters and managers from different companies, so you want to make your best first impression. Dress as if you are going to an interview!
Do your prep work: If your college provides a list of the companies attending the career fair, go through a few days before and highlight ones you’d be interested in working for.
Don’t forget to check out their websites for potential job openings and more information about the company! Recruiters will be impressed that you know what their company does and if there is a specific role you think you’d be a good fit for.
You’ll also want to print copies of your resume and cover letter to pass out!
Practice your elevator pitch: As much as you’re looking for a job or internship, recruiters are looking to make the best hires for their companies. A lot of times that means meeting with as many students as possible at career fairs.
Practice your elevator pitch the night before - you want to present yourself as polished, to the point and professional!
Follow up: Be sure to collect business cards from everyone that you meet with + don’t forget to follow up with your new connections! Email them a digital copy of your resume, connect on LinkedIn and apply for positions online if necessary. Bonus points for bringing your own contact cards.
You’ve got this - now go rock your campus career fair!
It’s been almost ten years since she left The Hills in 2009, but Lauren Conrad is living her best
life. She has been on Forbes’ 30 Under 30, built a blogging empire, released a book series, a
line of bedding and a line of beauty products, and participated in more fashion projects than
most people care to think about. Now, she is also juggling a marriage and child - what can’t she
do? Here at The Brand Girls, we love Conrad’s drive to do just about anything! Here are
Lauren’s tips on how to do it all.
On settling: "Never settle. One of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever received was to never settle in
relationships, friendships, your career, or your dreams. Never accept less than what you think
you deserve, and aim for bigger and better (because you will probably get it!). You never want
to look back and think, ‘I could have done more.’ You can do more…right now. Stop saying
‘someday.’ Start saying ‘today."
On rejection: "Don’t let a ‘no’ determine your value, or veer you off your desired path. Every single one of us will hear the word ‘no’ more than once in our lifetime. It doesn’t mean that you should give up, or that you don’t deserve what you asked for."
On small talk: "Sometimes it takes a little mental preparation before you walk into a crowded room. First and foremost, you should always be ready to make a lasting first impression. Be polite, make eye contact and use that firm handshake you’ve been practicing."
On work-life balance: "I recommend blocking out time, whether that’s a weekend day or a few hours one night each week, where you can catch up on things like laundry, calling friends and family or just reading a good book. I also highly suggest having a weekend with no plans once in a while—it’s such a treat."
“BREATHE! Finals are almost over and summer is right around the corner.
We LOVE the quote "you speed up by slowing down"- what are you doing tonight to slow down
for a second?
Maybe a hot cup of tea, maybe a 5 minute stretch or maybe even taking 10 min to watch a TED talk
to re-inspire yourself. Today we took 10 min to run to the store to buy some fresh blooms
You would be shocked on how a quick break can re-engage you to produce incredibly high quality
1,2,3... BREAK! Go show yourself some #selflove” - Rachael Bozsik, Founder and CEO of The
The First Day of Work Checklist Every Professional Woman Needs
Many of our BG girls will be having their first day of work very soon. Whether it be for an internship or a actual job, The Brand Girls team knows it can be very scary to start a new position. To ease the worry, we came up with the perfect first day of work checklist every professional woman needs to have a successful first day!
Pack your belongings: The night before your first day, pack up everything you will need to bring to the office in the morning. From your lunch to laptop, make sure you have it all. Doing it the night before saves you time and stress in the morning.
Set your alarm: There would be nothing worse than being late on your first day of work. Make sure to set an alarm that gives you plenty of time to do everything you need to before heading out the door. Remember to factor in travel times!
Have questions prepared: Once you get to work, you may get distracted, so write down a list of questions you want to know the answers to. These questions can be work related or can be questions to get to know your co-workers better.
Breath: This may seem a little silly, but it is SO important. The first day of work can be so overwhelming. You are doing tons of new things and you want to make a great impression. Make sure you take some time to yourself to regroup. Take a deep breath and remember you were chosen for this position for a reason. Don’t stress yourself out. Go rock your first day!
What would you put on your first day of work checklist? Share with us on our social media platforms @thebrandgirls
"[ Brand Girl ]
A girl who stands up for herself and her future. She is deliberate is out opportunities that get her closer to her dream career.
She is a Brand Girl"
Written By: Hannah Harger
Brand Girls Client + BG Blog Intern
Q: "In the next couple of months, I know I am going to be traveling a lot for work. I don’t want to break the bank, but I want to stay in a place that is safe and clean. How do you find places to stay when you travel?"
A: "Go to hotels.com and then find anything that has 100+ reviews - you should be able to get a "Best Western" "Marriot" etc. under $130! We also love Hotel tonight. It’s an app has cheap rooms too for last minute bookings!"-Team BG
Q: "Do you have advice on how to begin an inquiry email to a company without a specific person's name? The email is simply info@____.com so I have no idea the correct way to address the email."
A:" Hi Team XYZ" is the best way when you don’t know the name of the person you are connecting with. Also, check out https://www.email-format.com/. This is another great resource for finding email contacts." -Team BG
Q: "Where are best places to look for finding housing for summer internships?"
A: "Websites like Craigslist and Airbnb are great resources to find short term rentals. Another great option is to see if nearby universities offer housing. Many universities in places like New York sublet their dorms over the summer"-Team BG
"Beautiful girls we are wishing you a very bright day!
We are challenging you to do something today to lift up a fellow female.
Here's some ideas... hold a door for a mama with little kids, text a girlfriend to tell them you love them or give a ring to your female role model.
1,2,3...go girls!" - Rachael Bozsik, CEO + Founder of The Brand Girls
How to Set Yourself Apart as a Gold Star Employee
The workplace can be a very competitive environment. Everyone strives to be the best employee they can be, but it can be difficult to find a healthy balance between being seen as a hard worker and a suck-up. The Brand Girls know the struggle and want to help you stand out above the rest. Here are four of our favorite ways to set yourself apart as a gold star employee.
Be punctual: One of the most important things you can do as an important is be on time. Being punctual shows that you are responsible and reliable. Employers want to hire someone they know they can trust.
Go above and beyond: Don’t just do the bare minimum. Always stay on top of your assignments. If you know there is work do be done, don’t just sit around until someone tells you what to do. Be proactive and get to work on tasks you know that need to be done.
Stay positive: Work can get hard at times and it can easily take a toll on you if you let it. Try your best to make the best of any difficult situation. You character will shine through depending on how you handle tough times.
Take charge: If you are working with a team on a project, take the lead. Show your employer that you can work well with others as well as handle any task you are given. There is nothing more powerful than someone who willingly takes charge and wants to better the team.
What are the best qualities you think a gold star employee should have? Share with us on our social media platforms @thebrandgirls
Q: "I’m at a company waiting for my interview, which was supposed to be at 10, it’s now almost hour later and I have another interview in a different town 30 minutes away that I have to get to by 12:30, if they don’t call me back for the interview soon is it rude to leave? I don’t want to be late for my next interview because this company has been keeping me waiting. I’m not sure what to do."
A: "I would weigh which company/position is more important to you and decide based on that! Agreed! I don’t think it’s fair to miss your next appointment because this one kept you waiting. I would follow up with the company that made you wait and call to reschedule if you’re still interested in that role!" -Team BG
Q: "So I have my final interview with a company I'm pretty interested in in two weeks. For the interview, I have to come up with a PowerPoint presentation about myself that answers specific questions they have set up for me. Any ideas on how to make this presentation original and stand out while still being professional? He said I could get as creative as I want with it."
A: "This is an interesting idea! I think a lot of what you’ve learned in BG will help you here. Make sure to incorporate why you + what sets you apart from the rest without being boastful.My biggest tip is to take language from the job description and company’s website/LI page. For example, if I was applying at Pepsi for a social media role, I would ask for a copy of their brand guidelines and their PowerPoint template if one is already created (this is important to comms/marketing teams). Then I’d be sure to go through the job post and pull out some of my goals/priorities in this role based on that! And include a few examples maybe with screenshots of social posts to show you did your HW." -Team BG
Q:"Hello, I have an interview where they will give me a “case” and ask questions about it. How did you prepare?!"
A: "Try some practice cases through youtube, but also Deloitte has some great walk throughs and other big 4 firms on their website. There are some great articles and examples on their sites. Make sure you are
asking clarifying questions too - the interviewer wants to see your train of thought and how you got to a
certain answer/outcome. Break it down step by step and you’ll do just fine!" -Team BG
4 Ways to Give Your Self-Confidence a Boost
Step away and relax: If there is something getting you down such as studying for a hard test, step away and go do something that relaxes you. It could be taking a bath or reading a book, anything you love to do will make you feel instantly better.
Create a mood board: Grab a couple magazines or log on to your Pinterest account and find images that inspire you. Put all those images in an easy to access place so you can look to them when you are feeling down.
Talk it out: Sometimes there is nothing better than talking to your loved ones when you are feeling down. People who love you will be more than willing to help you out. You never know if someone has been through something similar.
How do you like to boost your self-confidence? Let us know on our social media platforms @thebrandgirls!
Written By: Hannah Harger
Brand Girls Client + BG Blog Intern
4 Ways Jessica Alba Sets Herself Up For Success Everyday
Between acting and running a business, Jessica Alba has a lot on her plate. As the founder of The Honest Company, a lifestyle brand that produces clean products such as makeup, diapers, and cleaning products, everyday is a new adventure. In addition to running a multi-million dollar company, she is a wife and a mother. Each job consumes a lot of her time and if she isn’t prepared, it can be a difficult day. To combat that from happening, she has four things she does every day to set herself up for success.
She has a strict routine: Every morning, she follows a four hour long morning routine. She gets up at 5:30 to workout, take care of her kids, eat breakfast, get ready and check up on what is happening in the business world all before she heads to work at 9.
She take everything as a learning experience: Instead of focusing on the negatives of a situation, Jessica likes to break things down and learn what she can do better next time. She focuses on one thing at a time to make sure whatever she is working on is the best it can be.
She makes time for herself: Whether it be through meditation or a good workout class, Jessica loves to take time to care for herself. She eats well and makes sure to disconnect after work to spend time with her family.
She has a solid support system: Between her family and her employees, Jessica has a large group of people in her life who she relies on to help her when she is feeling insecure. She believes you should ““Surround yourself with people who have done it before and support your weaknesses with their strengths. Be open and learn from them.”
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Written By: Hannah Harger
Brand Girls Client + BG Blog Intern