The time is NOW!

We’re talking time, and the time is NOW! We often get the question, “When is the right time to start focusing on my brand?” Well, my friend, you should’ve been focusing on your brand now. You should’ve been focusing on your brand YESTERDAY… and the day before, and the day before that. Branding is a LONG TERM play. Every single …

Weekend at Shaa’s – BTS/VLOG 14

LA, whasssssupppp?! In this vlog, join us as we spend the weekend kickin’ it in the beautiful Hollywood Hills (omg, talk about views though… #goals)! Oh and Cheesecake Factory was pretty lit too… Devona got herself #allthestrawberries. *drool* There’s truly nothing like quality time spent with friends that want nothing but the best for you and are placed in your lives to take you and …

Thrive Event 2016 – BTS/VLOG 13

Yo yo, whaddup whaddup!  Join us in this vlog as we head to Newport Beach for a Mastermind with Cole Hadder’s Mastermind group for Thrive, where we will be speaking! We are so excited to boost our credibility, influence, and of course revenue and sales. We are always thrilled to help people and teach them about branding… so they can …

Game Night at John Lee Dumas’ – BTS/VLOG 12

Everyone needs a day to themselves, right? Especially after achieving some great business goals! Join us in this vlog as we reward ourselves to soothing massages after getting a Brand Slam (yeah’uhhhh)! $40 for a full body massage?!… of freakin’ course we’ll take it! Oh, and did we mention it was Ricky’s first massage ever in life? We’ve been sick all week …

Oprah’s Super Soul Session – BTS/VLOG 11

Hey heyyyy! We are still in LA!  Join us in this vlog as we attend Oprah’s Super Soul Session at UCLA! We are SO excited to be in a powerhouse today amongst some really amazing guest speakers, attendees, and of course the icon Oprah herself. Oh, and also the beautiful and inspiring Kerry Washington! 🙂 We took away a whole lot …

How to attract business to you?

If you want to build an empire…focus on being the best YOU in your industry. Stop competing, and start dominating! You’d be surprised how many 7 and 8 figure businesses are copying each other! Yes, they’re making money…but they won’t be for long. Think long-term when creating and building your brand. The brand that’s more creative, innovative, disruptive, and unique …

Inside access to the entertainment industry! – BTS/VLOG 10

What’s up Strive & Grind! Join us in this vlog as we cruise on over to LA today. Our friend Erman from Virginia Beach is hosting a Rel/evant event with a dope Hollywood entertainment industry panel. We’re not really sure what to expect but there’s suppose to be about 500-600 people there! Oh, and did we tell you how much …

Tinashe concert! – BTS/VLOG 9

Whaddup whaddup! Join us in this vlog as we head to the House of Blues in San Diego to watch one of Devona’s favorite artists, Tinashe. Devona schools us on the ride of why she’s a true definition of a Strive & Grinder (what an admirable story). We had some amazing meetings with two new rebranding clients, so we’re super …

Know Your Worth

There’s one thing that’ll kill a brand! And, it devaluing your brand’s worth! When I say “kill a brand”…I mean it. Like…There’s no return. You’re gone…finished…finito. Know your worth! Stop giving control to your customer/prospect by devaluing your product or service. Stop lowering your price point just to close a deal. Everyone is already doing that. Stick to your guns…and truly charge …

The Real Truth About the Life of an Entrepreneur

Ahhhh…gotta love the Real Dirty Truth of the Life of an Entrepreneur! Devona and I have been through so much over the last year as we’ve been building the Strive & Grind Branding & Creative Agency. We are always learning new things, taking action, and executing strategies that’s gonna grow the business. We learned to trust the process, and that we …