You Are The Brand

YOU ARE THE BRAND

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About the Book…

YOU ARE THE BRAND

Raise your profile and become the Go-to expert in your field

Are you an Expert, Author, Coach, Practitioner, Entrepreneur, or would you like to write a book or develop a business? Would you like to grow your business or attract more visibility for the work that you do? If you have a passion and a purpose, a product or service that you believe in, a message that you want to share, then this book is for you.

In this book, No 1 Best-selling Author, Broadcaster, and Business Coach Janey Lee Grace, who has worked in the media for twenty-five years as well as running her own successful business, reveals how you can achieve the visibility you need to succeed in the modern marketplace by putting YOURSELF at the top of your brand.

Get clarity on your USP, recognise the importance of creating compelling content, be confident and authentic, and get the inside track on making the right connections with both clients and your community and also producers and journalists. Turn your passion to profits, sky-rocket your visibility, and be inspired by the success stories of others.

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A Nation of ‘Could Have Beens’

As a busy author and journalists I must confess I don’t get to really read and digest every press release I receive but one headline hit me hard in the inbox recently.

Modern Brits are a nation of ‘could have beens’ – not living life to their full potential’

The press release which was from Fundingguru.com* and said that a nationwide study reveals that we are indeed nation of “could have beens”, with a staggering 84 percent wishing they could change their life for the better and ultimately feel more fulfilled.

Apparently we are not making the most of our talents, with as many as six out of ten (61 percent) admitting they have a natural talent they do absolutely nothing with.

Perhaps unsurprisingly our creativity doesn’t always get fulfilled, As many as 29 percent of those surveyed believe they had a writing talent, while one in four said they could paint or draw well, but never get around to it.   Check out my blog on creating compelling content.

There are also millions of frustrated musicians in the UK, with almost one in twenty saying they could play an instrument, but that they had stopped playing altogether.

17 percent see themselves as talented singers, while 14 percent believe they could have made it as a stand-up comedian.

Over 40 percent of people had dreamed of opening a business, while 26 percent had once had ambitions to be a novelist.

According to the survey, the biggest excuse for not making the most of our lives came down to personal belief, with nearly half (49 percent) saying a lack of confidence made them give up.

Fear of failure was also major concern for 36 percent of people.

After that it was cold hard cash posing a problem, with 26 percent of those polled saying they just couldn’t make their gifts pay the bills.

22 percent said family life had got in the way of finding their dreams, while 19 percent said they were simply too busy to use their talents.

Matt Haycox, founder of fundingguru.com, who commissioned the poll of 2,000 adults said: “I’ve always been a big believer that anyone can live out their dreams by following their passion. Throughout my experience in business, I’ve encountered first hand pretty much every problem you can think of, and access to funding can seem overwhelming. I wanted to help people realise that they can overcome these obstacles, and The Get Funded Guide has been specifically designed to help with all these issues.  What’s more, the guide teaches you how to get in front of the right investors, and every single person that completes it will have their very first funding pitch guaranteed, as I will personally review every one. I’m hoping to find the next big business in the UK, so pitch me!”

As many as 94 percent said they would enjoy life more if they’d used more of their creative skills.

So what are you NOT doing?  Whats your purpose and are you fulfilling it?  It’s one of the things that upsets me most when I see talented people, I can’t bear that they don’t follow their dreams!

Read my post about the late Wayne Dyer who famously said ‘Don’t die with the music still in you 

And while we are on iconic quotes, Here’s just part of that classic Marianne Williamson quote…

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. “

So take some time out today and ask yourself honestly what am I hear to do? What is it that’s holding me back?  If its confidence, fear of failure,  lack of time, who could you ask for support ?

What could you do differently?

If its hard cash check out what Matt offers *(see note below)   http://www.fundingguru.com/

If you want clarity on your work, your brand, your purpose, there are some helpful visualizations in my book You are the Brand, it’s all about encouraging you to step into the spotlight

http://janeyleegrace.com/shop/you-are-the-brand-paperback-edition-including-free-audio-masterclass-module/

  • For clarity I have not met Matt and this isn’t a recommendation for his work, I just thought the research was interesting!

Whats in a number? A numerology session with Jo Soley

If you’re fascinated by numbers I can highly recommend a session with Jo Soley.  I’ve known Jo for years as a ‘business angel’ who helps entrepreneurs move to their next level of success, but now Jo is offering numerology sessions for her business clients too, because how your destiny number relates to how you operate in your business, and how by understanding the personal year you are in can help you work with the vibration of the year and its energies.

She now offers  ‘Your Brilliance In Numbers’ sessions where by how understanding your destiny number, the meaning of the first initial of your first name and which personal year you are in – can help you understand and empower you and understand how you can do the right thing at the right time in your business. and in your personal life.

Jo says…‘I remember always being fascinated by numerology from a young age. Every time I saw an article in a magazine (or in latter years) a blog post, I would make a beeline for it. From following instructions in one of these posts I worked out my destiny number and was under the impression that I was a 28 10 1   I met  author Richard Abbot  and with his assistance I realized I wasn’t a 28 10 1 – I was a 19 10 1, which is a totally different ball game and I was embarking on a personal year 9 – which again has implications.  Over time I attended his course and he became my mentor.’

Numerology IS …

Based on the fact that numbers are energy. Maths deals with quantity – numbers are everywhere and Numerology deals with quality – numbers are everything related to sensing the energy of the numbers – part information and part intuition – a route to self-knowledge and self-understanding

Numerology ISN’T …

Accumulating lots of info about a number. Numerology is not a method of defining people in a fixed or limited way or solely a way of predicting the future and does not work well by automated computer readings – e.g.: an online numerology report – as there is an intuitive element to it.

Jo offered me a session recently and I must confess I said yes really just out of curiosity, I wasn’t really expecting any lightbulbs,  so when she explained to me that my number is 5 and the characteristics of that number I wasn’t especially surprised,  I have had sessions with people over the years where I have heard that before and it definitely resonates with my personality type.  However she also revealed the implications of my name and that was intriguing.  It reminded me of interviewing Blue Marsden author of Soul Plan on Hay House radio a while back , we had a long discussion about the impact of our birth names on our destiny.

The most profound bit of the session with Jo was her explanation of which personal year I am in currently, we work in 9 year cycles and I am in a ‘9’ year, and that is essentially a ‘completion’ year, where its good to consolidate, declutter and make room for the new energy of the ‘1’ year which will be coming.after my next birthday.   Suddenly I felt a weight lift off my shoulders as I have had a couple of business projects that I have been trying to get off the ground that have just not happened, I thought I was definitely in line for a big contract and I got a big fat ‘NO’.  I had been feeling very rejected and a bit disillusioned, but suddenly Jo’s revelation that I am in a year where its not a good idea to start a new business or kick into a brand new big project, I now feel perhaps it was meant to be.  That knowledge has shifted my thinking and I’m now able to focus on getting rid of what I no longer need, to release,  in preparation for next year when hopefully my projects will fly.

As Jo says Knowing how powerful understanding your numbers are can be game changing with constant light bulb moments.’

Jo also quickly worked out that my husband, who is a my business partner but also very much has his own path as a composer and writer, is, like Jo is, in a personal year ‘1’.  it suddenly made sense, He has had some amazing ‘wins’ lately and I realise that this is the time to support him and watch his success, (while still harassing him to do yet more trips to the charity shop!)

It’s well worth a session with Jo, numerology gives a fantastic insight, suddenly you ‘get’ who you are, and why things are happening, (or not) and rather than trying to work against it, you can work with your own personal ‘essence’ and make your plans accordingly.

To book ‘Your Brilliance In Numbers’ session – Using the powers of numerology to elevate your business email;  jo@josoley.com   https://josoley.com/numerology/

Join me for a wellbeing experience – London!

10th November 2018 at Weston Theatre, London

Transform your life and move beyond stress to re-energise your mind and body!

Hosted by Richi Watson and LifeWell UK, join me and a great line-up of wellbeing authors and speakers including David Saville, Tanya Maher, Tim Freke, and Sandy Newbigging for a transformational day with lots of great practical information and life changing moments.

I’ll be sharing how I create and sustain my health and balance while running my busy media business, raising a healthy family and enjoying an ‘imperfectly natural’ holistic lifestyle.

Capacity is limited so book today to avoid disappointment…

I look forward to seeing you there!

Early bird tickets are priced at just £57 (normal price £79)

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Happy World Gratitude Day!

It’s World Gratitude Day on 21st September and I’ve long believed that gratitude is the bridge to happiness. However down you feel, taking the tiny step of focusing on a few things that you are grateful for, however small, helps to elicit a tiny change in your mindset.

‘Count your blessings name them one by one’ is the old chorus, experts and healers across the globe agree that gratitude rocks, and on World Gratitude Day and beyond, I’d encourage you to ask yourself ‘what am I thankful for?’ If you can set up a daily gratitude practice even better, and if you have children it’s a wonderful thing to do at the end of the day, you each say three things you are grateful for, it means that rather than worrying, you can fall asleep feeling blessed.

 

F6A9052-profile-circleHow you start the day will definitely have an impact too, Alison T Smith is a wellness coach who says… “I used to awaken feeling really depressed, and that black feeling never eased much throughout the day; but developing an attitude of gratitude changed that forever. So before getting out of bed, write down at least three things you’re grateful for, and as you walk to the bathroom or kitchen, repeat ‘thank you’ to yourself with every step you take”. www.alisontsmith.com/gratitude/

 

GP_1035-copy“Gratitude is one of the top spiritual laws for both awakening ourselves, clearing our karma and to attract the blessings of the Divine” says author and healer Paulette Agnew. She believes that it’s the easiest principle to practice when life is going well but very hard when everything in our life seems to be going wrong. Paulette says “Challenges come to us all and when seen from a spiritual perspective we should still be grateful because we came here to learn and evolve. Often, we grow the most through suffering and even when we feel we have been abandoned by Spirit it is still a gift and deserves our thanks. Practice makes perfect is a good solution to this dichotomy. Create for yourself a daily habit of thanking the people around you, mother earth for her shelter, water, air and food and most of all the Great Spirit for whatever we are given” www.fabhealthbook.com

 

jo-de-rosa-8001-smIn her award-winning book ‘Quantum Sobriety’ Jo De Rosa says,Gratitude is one of life’s currencies, and when you give it out to others the quantum immediately creates more situations to feel grateful for. It is one of our building blocks to the amazing future that we are carving out for ourselves, opening us up to so much more. Gratitude is a seed and therefore catalyst for more of the same to grow. We are saying YES to life rather than no, and we can quite literally change direction through gratitude.” www.quantumsobriety.com

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Gareth Stubbs co author of ‘The Big Mindful Colourful Book’ runs detox retreats and agrees on the ‘currency’ principle. He says “A Gratitude List is like a Savings Account for a rainy day. It’s so easy to be thankful when things are going your way but it’s during the storms that we really need to dig deep. I find that it’s a reminder of difficult times that I have gotten through and that the storm always passes – especially when it seems darkest.” www.d-toxd.com

 

MummyWhisperer-e1510066251113Lisa Pearson therapist and ‘Mummy Whisperer’ believes that gratitude is hugely powerful. Lisa says… “In my own life I had a really miraculous experience of gratitude. At 19 I was told I couldn’t have children. I met my husband soon after. It’s easy for young people to think that something like that doesn’t matter, but it did become a problem for us in my mid-thirties. We had to look deeply at our lives and our relationship. I remember distinctly the weekend that my husband said ‘I love you just as you are – without children – lets sell up and move to London and just enjoy our freedom’. The next day I realised something was different and had to call him to tell him not to put the house on the market; I was pregnant at 36! www.mummywhispererblog.com

 

Maggy Whitehouse is a Minister and Stand Up Comedian, she says….’I call gratitude ‘appreciation’ because when I was a kid I was told to be grateful for stuff I wasn’t grateful for at all and such things can stick. When I was sick with a cancer I wrote out daily at least 25 appreciations for my life on Facebook and it helped me focus on what really was good. Nowadays I say 100 appreciations each morning before I get up and another when we go to bed at night. I use rosary beads so I don’t have to do actual counting so it’s great fun’
https://maggywhitehouse.com

Gratitude Jar

 

So, its official gratitude works, try a Gratitude Jar or Gratitude Box. Find a huge glass jar or vase or a pretty box and every day, or even more if you feel you want to, jot down something you are grateful for and pop it into the box. You can add coloured pebbles or crystals too if you wish, but over time it becomes a fabulous resource for the days when you are feeling blue.

 

2018 Platinum Awards – Winners Announced!

 

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The JANEY LOVES 2018 Platinum Award winners were announced at GO! Organic Festival, Battersea Park, London

 

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See the decisions of our fabulous Judges (below)

View the Full List of Award Winners Here >>

 

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‘Readers Vote’ Winner Will Be Announced Soon!

Purpose by Jessica Huie MBE

Whats your purpose? I’ve written a lot about this, as I meet so many people who know there’s something more for them but they just can’t seem to locate it within the chaos and the overwhelm. They find themselves asking…is there something more? And do I count? I loved interviewing Jessica Huie MBE for Hay House radio recently; Her own journey to finding purpose is hugely inspirational. The book is called Purpose, Find your truth and embrace your calling. (Hay house)

You may know of her of course, she is the founder of JHPR, an award-winning PR agency, (she has worked with Simon Cowell and Meghan Markle no less) and she is the creator of Color Blind cards, a multi award winning multicultural greetings card company which drove an early conversation around the importance of ethnic representation in retail and became the first independent brand to secure a high street presence in Britain for multi-racial cards. The Evening Standard called her one of Britain’s ‘Most inspiring Entrepreneurs’ and she sits on Glamour magazine’s Power List as one of the UK’s most influential women

Jessica is brutally honest about the impact of caring for her father as he died, and the fact that despite having what most people would call the ‘perfect’ career and lifestyle, she realised she has been a control freak and a relentless workaholic perfectionist. Her life transformed when she realised that we are not merely our bodies, and the importance of reconnecting with our true selves.

Jessica has also done lots of work to help female entrepreneurs scale up their business and be authentic in their visibility – so you can see why I felt so connected!

I asked Jessica what our starting point should be if we find ourselves constantly busy and yet not ‘connected’ with ourselves, unhappy, unfulfilled and knowing there is something more.  She suggests that should start by recognising that we need to ‘positively disrupt’ our lives, be honest and real, don’t use the ‘PR’ spin.  The truth is we all use our ‘stories’ to excuse ourselves from moving forward, so many of have the ‘imposter syndrome’ and while the exterior  seems shiny and productive, underneath we are struggling and barely coping.

Jessica says we should ask ourselves what makes us happy? What lights us up?  It’s important because once we are aligned with our truth, that’s when we get into the flow.

The book opens with a quotation from Ernest Livingstone Huie (Jessica’s Dad)

‘Some of us on this earth are the candles and lanterns, flickering lights reassuringly pointing out the way in the bends within this vast funnel which is life on earth’.

So have you found your purpose?
Purpose Find your truth and embrace your calling by Jessica Huie is published by Hay House
Purpose: Find Your Truth and Embrace Your Calling

If you want more clarity on your purpose in your brand check out this one day workshop

JANEY LOVES 2018 Platinum Awards – CLOSES FRIDAY 3RD AUGUST!

Have you entered our 2018 Platinum Awards yet?

 

DOORS CLOSE FRIDAY 3rd AUGUST

 

Votes will continue to be counted until 31st August 2018 so you have plenty of time to receive readers votes AND our panel of judges will be testing all products and making the final decision on who becomes an Award Winner – COULD IT BE YOU?

 

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Our esteemed team of judges are just waiting to try your products and hear about your serviceswe will require two of each product sending to us, but if you do choose to send more we will distribute to our judges.

Please note: if you have entered a product into our awards before, it can be entered again, while we do have a sub category for brand new products we also very much welcome firm favourites and hero products!

We’re hosting our Janey Loves Platinum Award event in partnership with the Go! Organic Festival – an amazing new weekend event celebrating the very best in organic, sustainability & healthy lifestyles, right in the heart of London www.goorganicfestival.co.uk

 

 

Entry in these coveted prestigious annual awards offers you a superb marketing opportunity for expanding your brand visibility. We look forward to receiving your entries before close of day next FRIDAY 3rd AUGUST.

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If you’re an author, a coach, or a therapist, entering and potentially winning an award could really help you stand out in the best possible way, and we have categories especially for you.

Our categories are as follows (please note there will be sub categories in some of the sections):

SKINCARE AND BEAUTY

HAIRCARE

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

MOTHER AND BABY

FOOD AND DRINK

PRACTITIONERS AND THERAPIES

HOME/GARDEN AND PETS

CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES

WELLBEING CHARITIES AWARD

NATURAL AND ECO STORES

ETHICAL AND ECO SERVICES

BOOKS

**We are looking for fabulous brands to be part of our ‘Goody Bag’ giveaway at our event at the GO! Organic Festival, Battersea Park on Saturday 8th September

We will be revealing our winners at a live streamed event at the GO! Organic festival, we have a very limited number of invited guests, sponsors, judges and VIP’s and would love to be able to offer them a wonderful goody bag – If you would like to contribute to our goody bags, this is a great opportunity to get your product in the hands of ideal clients and for Janey to promote your brand.

We need 70 sample or full-size product (all the same if possible) and you are also welcome to include promotional literature with your products.

Please do let us know if you would like to be involved – we will need product to arrive before Friday 31st August latest.

Please email and mark your email ‘Goody Bag’ to janeyleegrace.accreditation@gmail.com

 

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My Awards for Practitioners and Therapists – Are YOU a Winner?

When it comes to my Awards, it’s hugely important to me to look at the holistic picture, so we accept entries not only from just skincare and beauty companies, and eco natural sustainable brands, but also from therapists and coaches who are doing such important work.

Last year we also had a large number of entries in our wellbeing / spirituality author category, and we think it’s so important to recognise the people who are going all out to inspire us to better health and wellbeing through the books they are writing and apps they are creating.

Check out this interview I did with Inga Deksne about how heart-centered businesses can attract more customers.

 

Join us for the interview

Posted by Janey Lee Grace on Friday, 29 June 2018

 

Do you have a brand you’d like to get recognition for, or perhaps you are a therapist or a coach, author or ‘changemaker’?

There is great opportunity for exposure across the many platforms which have a reach of around 500k potential consumers. Entry in my coveted prestigious annual awards offers superb marketing opportunities for expanding business visibility, we don’t just accept entries and hope for the best – we love helping to raise awareness of the great holistic stuff out there!

Here’s where you can see our judges line-up and some general info>>

Of course, our judges can’t visit everyone for a treatment or a session (sadly) so we will be relying on what we see from your marketing and importantly your testimonials, if you enter we ask that you please provide us with as much detailed information about the work you do, and also some recent testimonials and case studies for your work.

We had a great response last year and look forward to this year’s entries!

We encourage you to get your fans and clients voting for you – readers votes go into the mix too!

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I’m so glad Janey asked me to enter the Platinum Awards last year.
Aside from the publicity, the extra credibility and exposure it gave me, it was a massive confidence boost, and probably one of THE proudest moments of my life!
Therapists, healers and coaches work SO hard and transform peoples’ lives, and as a holistic therapist and spiritual teacher myself, it was so nice to be recognised and rewarded for the hard work that I put in to empower others to heal themselves and create the life they desire!

Raspreet Sagoo, Holistic Health Practitioner, Spiritual Teacher and Motivational Speaker.

 

The Media Hub Facebook Group

I’ve created a Facebook group ‘The Media Hub’ and this is the place where I offer regular Q and A’s and will be popping in with tips, advice and press opportunities when they arise. In the last few weeks I’ve posted some juicy press opportunities there which have resulted in some mainstream press for individuals just for being part of a free Facebook community.

If you would like to join this group, then please click here>>>

The link will take you to the private group page and in the top banner you will see ‘Join Group’. Please click on this button to request to join the group and once we receive your request we will add you into the group

Once inside the group you will see a ‘Welcome’ post outlining what the group is all about with a few simple but important rules, please go ahead and read this post first, thank you. Come and join us and make sure you let me know about your work!

How to Be an Award Winner – Watch my final Training Video – PART THREE (No Charge)

This is the last video in my Award Training video series and in part one and two I encouraged you to find your way of standing out and having the ‘wow’ factor, so that judges will notice you and your product or service. In this final video I talk about the best ways of boosting your PR and getting more engagement when you are part of an Awards program. Enjoy!

 

Could you be a winner in my 2018 Platinum Awards?

There is still plenty of promotion opportunity available if you enter our 2018 Platinum Awards. If you enter at premium MAX level this includes maximum exposure with a personal showcase blog, a showcase snapshot on UK Health Radio Show (200,000 unique listeners per month) and a personal video feature of your product presented by me and promoted via Janey Loves and UK Health Radio social networks with a combined reach of 100,000+ people AND you can have free PR included.

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How to Be an Award Winner – Watch my Training Video – PART TWO (No Charge)

I hope you enjoyed my first video on why I think you should enter an Awards program as part of your marketing – I’ve created part two of my video training for you to see why it can be hugely beneficial towards building your personal brand. Enjoy and look out for part three of the series coming soon!

 

 

 

Could you be a winner in my 2018 Platinum Awards?

There are still a few months worth of promotion available if you enter our 2018 Platinum Awards. If you enter at premium MAX level this includes maximum exposure with a personal showcase blog, a showcase snapshot on UK Health Radio Show (200,000 unique listeners per month) and a personal video feature of your product presented by me and promoted via Janey Loves and UK Health Radio social networks with a combined reach of 100,000+ people AND you can have free PR included.

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