How To Slay In A Light Blue Moto Jacket
Before we talk about how to slay in a light blue moto jacket, I wanted to take a minute to discuss the changes that will be coming to this blog. Over the next few months I will slowly be transitioning to a lifestyle blog. I have already started incorporating trending beauty and fashion news, but now I also want to include food, and perhaps even some travel.
As some of you know, last year I left my full time job to pursue Lisa Jean-Francois Consulting. My intention was to continue to produce beauty and fashion content, while simultaneously launching a full-scale coaching business. After spending a lot of time and money to position myself as a Brand Coach, I realized it wasn’t my calling.
You see, in order to really grow and succeed as a business coach, you have to BE a business coach. Not a business coach/blogger/vlogger/editor at Black Girl Long Hair. Ultimately it became impossible to keep all the balls juggling. And while coaching is a safer-bet, money-wise, in order to keep it going I would have had to quit creating my beauty and fashion content. And that’s when I knew I had to stop.
It wasn’t an easy decision, but it was one I felt I needed to make. If I had truly stepped out on faith last year, I would have devoted myself to making this blog and my youtube channel into what I know they can be. Instead, I operated out of fear and decided consulting was the right fit to monetize my brand. In truth, I have always been a creative person. I have a passion for beauty, fashion, and writing. While I know I was a great coach and over-delivered to my clients, when I saw myself slipping into a depression because I wasn’t pursuing my creative passions, I knew it was time to give it up.
Today, I still offer some consulting. If someone really wants to work with me, I offer short private sessions, and I’m in the process of launching a private mastermind group for beauty and fashion bloggers. However, I am not a coach and do not offer ongoing coaching support. Instead, I’m devoting the time I would have spent coaching on building out this blog and launching my Lipstick & Laughter Beauty Brunch Tour. We’ve already had our first brunch and I can’t wait to continue throwing and hosting more Lipstick & Laughter events.
By truly stepping out on faith, I’m already seeing the results. I’m growing across all of my social media platforms and I’m connecting with more viewers and readers. This year of entrepreneurism has been a true ride, but I’m so grateful that I’ve been able to stick with it (and make ends meet), while staying stylish in the process. Which brings me to this dope light blue faux leather jacket from Zara.
Weather in the Northeast is funny. We can have a 90 degree day followed by a 50 degree day, which is why it’s always safe to keep jackets like this around, even in the spring and summer months.
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