Episode 118: The Dream – Finding Happiness & Success Doing What You Love w/ Aliya Janell

Dancer and choreographer Aliya Janell shares the keys to her viral dance video success and building a brand that truly brings you happiness and fulfillment. She talks about how her early passion for dance and entertainment never left her and drove her to figure out how to make a life and living inspiring others and creating.

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Aliya shares why – at the end of the day-  you shouldn’t sacrifice your dreams or what makes your heart happy. Your hard work, determination, and the many twists and turns of your journey will lead you to where you are supposed to go. The social media influencer-who has gained widespread popularity for her viral heels dance videos – has been reposted by Trey Songs, Chris Brown, & Nicki Minaj and more. Aliyah’s work includes dancing for K. Michelle, Pitbull,Tank and many more. As she became more successful in the dance industry, she decided to started her own dance class known as “Queens N Lettos” so that ever woman can feel sexy, confident, and can be a queen in her (sti)lettos. It has become extremely popular and have even expanded to more classes such as “Queens N Sneaks.”

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ON THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:
– What inspired Aliya as a child
– Making her mark as a dancer and choreographer
– How to create your unique style
– The importance of feelings and emotion when defining your craft
– How Aliya fell in love with teaching
– The start of Queens ‘n’ Lettos
– How to leverage social for promotion (going from 10k to 700k+ followers in less than one year)
– Business challenges Aliyah faced early on
– Figuring out marketing & branding
– How to get past the fear of self-promotion
– Getting reposted by Nicki Minaj
– How To find Your Calling
– Fighting overwhelm
– The importance of having a strong support system

ALIYA JANELL’S KEYS TO SUCCESS:
1. Happiness
2. Passion
3. Support/love

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FIND ALIYA JANELL ON:
Instagram: @thealiyajanell
Twitter: @thealiyajanell
YouTube: www.youtube.com/aliyajanell
Web: www.aliyajanell.com

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About Rana Campbell

Rana Campbell is the host of the Dreams In Drive Podcast and owner and founder of Dreams In Drive LLC. She is a marketing/branding expert that loves helping creatives & lifestyle entrepreneurs build brands that SHINE in the business world.

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