Episode 17: Creating Opportunities For Yourself ft. Tia James

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When’s the last time you really went for it? On today’s Dreams In Drive episode, we chat with Tia James, a personal branding strategist and student at the University of Missouri who helps college students and young professionals strategically execute their personal brands. She uses her knowledge of branding for larger companies and combines that with her training in career exploration to create comprehensive plans for her clients.

Tia shares some of her personal branding tips for lifestyle entrepreneurs (intrapreneurs or side hustlers) who want to start building better personal brands and setting themselves up for greater opportunities. She talks about what inspired her personal journey, lessons she’s learned along the way, juggling school +business, and what keeps her going during tough times.

IN THIS PODCAST YOU’LL LEARN:
– How being named after TV twins Tia & Tamara Mowry influenced her personality
– What Tia did to launch her own coaching/consulting while still in college
– How to get your first client by word of mouth + personal conversations
– Why “taking it a step further” is the key to creating opportunities
– Why personal branding isn’t only for entrepreneurs
– How to figure out which social media platform is the best for your brand &network effectively
– How to balance business + life
– How to handle clients who aren’t taking your work seriously
– Why learning how to say “no” will help you build your brand…and more!

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TIA’S TWEETABLES:

TIA’S KEYS TO SUCCESS (WHAT YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED IN YOUR TOOLKIT):

1. Have a contract that protects you.
2. Have a good email client.
3. Have a great social media presence.

Books: The Personal Branding Planner by Emmelie De La Cruz
Social: Buffer
Finance: PayPal, Wave Apps
Graphics: canva.com
Scheduling: calendly.com, Streak App

CONNECT WITH TIA JAMES ONLINE:
Twitter: @tiatamjam
Instagram:  @tiatamjam
Site: tiajames.org

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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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