My family and I were bopping around our NY hood and leaning into tourist life because friends were visiting.**by the way I have never met a double decker tour bus I didn’t love but I digress I wanted a family pic where us (OK ME) and approximately 4,678 other families also had the same idea  […]

We Were Actually Arguing Here…

How much time do you have? Because there were SO MANY MISTAKES I made when I first launched my business at the top of 2017. For those of you who don’t know the back story, here is a video I made that is Cliff Notes In hindsight I now realize that me trying to be […]

My Biggest Mistake When I First Started My Business

Do you relate to any of my categories below? A) left corporate America because it wasn’t sustainable with the family life you desired (AKA you actually WANTED to see your kids every once in a while.) B) trying to leave your current job and make that side hustle or dream career a full-time gig C) somewhere […]

Corporate America Does Not Have Our Back

If you’ve been following my content for a while, I assume you know how important it is to cloak your product and service in storytelling. And YES, the word “storytelling” is COMPLETELY OVERUSED.  Just like the word AUTHENTIC (I heard you say it…. GO TAKE A SHOT!) But I’m here for the overuse of storytelling. […]

Why You’re Not Converting

I hate to tell you this. But most of what you write no one reads. The same for your videos. No one watches them. Why? It’s all too long.  SIGH.  I watched this SHORT Ted Talk video and he affirmed (with actual data) what we always knew in the video storytelling world. You are taking […]

Stop Being Selfish

“I have been accepted to give a TEDx talk in June!!!!!! The topic I was accepted with — how we can’t move humanity forward without improving the quality of life for women in the workplace. And guess what I wrote about — my STORY!!” Having a clear, inspiring founder story in written and video form […]

I Booked a Tedx Talk With My Story

Contrary to what social media might tell you…being on camera is not a natural thing for 99.9% of the population. But if you’re running a business, showing up on camera is now an inevitable part of your job description.  But this is good news for us small business owners and side hustlers.  Because we are […]

If You’re Camera Shy…Do This

She turned her trauma into triumph.Her bullies into bucks.Last year 19-year-old Tania took in more than $1M in sales and says it was only when she started leaning into her backstory did her company explode.  I dare you not to get emotional watching this clip of 19-year-old Tania pitch the Sharks. (this is the only […]

Make Your Haters Your Motivators

So you’re not a natural-born writer.  It’s OK. It doesn’t mean you can’t become one.  The first rule of thumb is to remember that every great story involves a transformation in the main character. If that person is you, you need to show your audience how you changed.  If that person is your customer, the […]

Use This Easy Formula to Write Better Stories

“But Patrice, my back story is SO MUCH. Where do I even start??” I hear this a lot from entrepreneurs. You’ve done a lot. You’ve lived through a lot of jobs, transitions, bad hair trends, bad partners, questionable nightlife decisions (and made it the other side) peaks, valleys, therapy breakthroughs.  When it’s time to keep […]

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