M.Y. Network with Alisha Byrd

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Today’s M.Y. Network guest is Alisha Byrd – one of my nearest and dearest, entrepreneurial friends. When you’ve been doing business or blogging publicly for a while – you start to “run into” the same people from time to time. Alisha is one of those people, except that she’s one of my friends now. We even do weekly accountability calls at 6:30am on Monday mornings.

And yes,  I said 6:30am. The hustle is real, ya’ll.

Alisha was one of those people who I’ve admired from afar, and I’m so grateful to have someone like her in my corner. We are also working on a special project that will be going live in the upcoming weeks too. This collaboration is the perfect merger of both of our skill sets, so we are excited. And can I just add that it feels SO good to work with someone that has a similar way of looking at things? From design to content, this collaboration has been a breeze. Meet Alisha!


NAME + WHAT DO YOU DO? 

Alisha Byrd & I am a writer and clarity coach to creative entrepreneurs.
 

5 YEARS AGO, WHERE DID YOU YOU IMAGINE THAT YOU WOULD BE TODAY? 

5 years ago, almost to the day I was fresh out of college and still had big hopes of becoming a publicist for a local PR firm. I just knew that I would be spending my day prepping clients, working in a fabulous office and attending events every weekend. Although I do prep clients now, it’s just in a different industry and my fabulous office is now wherever I feel like working that day!
 
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WHAT IS YOUR SECRET TO KEEPING IT ALL TOGETHER?

I have to plan and write everything down! If I try to go into a new week or even begin working on a new project without a clear plan, I fall apart! Also, prayer! Naturally, I worry about everything so being able to use prayer to get out of my own head and calm me down helps a ton.
 

WHAT’S YOUR MOST VALUABLE TOOL THAT YOU USE DAILY?

My Ultimate Monthly Business Planner that I created and The Day Designer by Whitney English.
 
EDIT: Alisha also has her annual Holiday Boss Kit on sale NOW that includes the monthly business planner. The 2016 Holiday Boss Kit includes three resources to help you plan, create & keep track of your journey all year long! Pre-orders are open now until Nov. 25thhttp://bit.ly/2016hbk
 

WHO’S YOUR BIGGEST INFLUENCE? 

Sophia Amoruso for sure! I absolutely adore how she took a no BS approach to creating Nasty Gal and how she is also now building this incredible personal brand surrounding her book! She just seems so genuine & proof that you can literally break all the rules, do what you love while also making bank!!
 

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IF SOMEONE WANTED TO DO EXACTLY WHAT YOU DO, WHAT WOULD YOUR BIGGEST PIECE OF ADVICE BE?

I would tell them to create from their heart and be led by experience. I truly believe that if you start a business based on something that you’re genuinely passionate about, work your butt off and also don’t be afraid to share your journey and use that to help others, you will be successful!
 

DO YOU STILL GET SCARED SOMETIMES WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE VISION YOU HAVE FOR YOUR LIFE?

Yes! Terrified!! I never planned to begin blogging and definitely didn’t plan to become a coach, it just happened! So when I think about where I want to take my career I always get this feeling of wondering if I’ll be ready for what’s to come.
 

FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF: 

Whenever I’m feeling stressed out, overwhelmed or just don’t feel like being an adult for a moment, I watch cartoons. Yes, I’m sure most think it’s childish but it is amazing how a little laughter can completely turn around your day.

You call follow Alisha on  www.TheAlishaNicole.com | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram

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