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The First Step with Jhalisa John

The First Step with Jhalisa John

By Jhalisa John
You don’t need to have it all figured out. You just need to start.

Each week, join host, Jhalisa John, as she candidly shares her experiences on being a millennial, black woman in business. Listen as she teaches you how to start, scale and succeed in the modern, and often turbulent world of entrepreneurship.

With her unapologetic tone and sassy attitude, Jhalisa will inspire you to take risks, crush your goals and leave all mediocrity behind. You just have to be willing to take the first step.
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#45: 6 Lessons I Learned After Using Instagram for 6 Years
It's been 6 years, almost 7, since I've started using Instagram for business. Back in October 2014, I launched my first business, Saint Hadar Exchange. I thought I was going to be super successful and rich in no time because hey, how hard could social media marketing really be? What I quickly discovered was that it was a lot more complicated than I thought. In this episode, I discuss the 6 major lessons I've learned about Instagram throughout the years. You'll also hear how you can use each of these lessons to your advantage. SIGN UP NOW FOR THE INSTAGRAM BUSINESS BOOTCAMP https://jhalisajohn.com/instagram-business-bootcamp-signup/ ENJOYED THIS EPISODE? Take a screenshot and tag me on Instagram. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST: Subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. CONNECT WITH JHALISA JOHN: Website: www.jhalisajohn.com Instagram: @jhalisajohncompany Facebook Twitter YouTube Shop: MyBusinessPrintables
27:05
June 4, 2021
#44: Instagram Secrets EXPOSED!!! Is This The Type of Content You Should Share?
Reserve your spot now for the Instagram Business Bootcamp. Visit www.jhalisajohn.com/instagram-business-bootcamp-signup to register. The Instagram Business Bootcamp will take place from June 27- June 3, 2021. Sign up now. Spots are limited. Enjoy this FREE training from the Instagram Business Bootcamp. Learn how to create content to tell your brand story. 
25:29
May 29, 2021
#43: Take Your Own Advice
You don’t need to have it all figured out. You just need to start. Furthermore, you already know what to do. You just have to do it. ENJOYED THIS EPISODE? Take a screenshot and tag me on Instagram. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST: Subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. CONNECT WITH JHALISA JOHN: Website: www.jhalisajohn.com Instagram: @jhalisajohncompany Facebook: https://bit.ly/3aujFQY Twitter: https://bit.ly/2S4WshS YouTube: https://bit.ly/354WV8Q Shop: MyBusinessPrintables
14:49
May 21, 2021
#42: Is This The End of Cash? Dissecting Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin and NFTs
Get comfortable with cryptocurrencies because they aren't going anywhere. In this episode, I explain (in plain English) what cryptocurrencies are, why they're so popular, and why you should believe the hype too.⁣ Please listen till the end. This information could possibly change your life. ⁣ ⁣ Buy, Sell & Trade Cryptocurrencies Today! Join Binance: https://www.binance.com/en/register?ref=134118563⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ENJOYED THIS EPISODE?⁣⁣ Take a screenshot and tag me on Instagram.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST:⁣⁣ Subscribe to Apple Podcasts and leave a rating and review.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ Follow Jhalisa John >⁣⁣ Instagram: https://bit.ly/2VTYSkx⁣⁣ Facebook: https://bit.ly/3aujFQY⁣⁣ Twitter: https://bit.ly/2S4WshS⁣⁣ YouTube: https://bit.ly/354WV8Q⁣
49:03
April 25, 2021
#41: 5 Social Media News Stories You Need to Know This Week
Clubhouse? Stereo? Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn? What’s happening on these platforms right now? Listen to this episode to find out. ENJOYED THIS EPISODE? Take a screenshot and tag me on Instagram. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST: Subscribe to Apple Podcasts and leave a rating and review. Follow Jhalisa John > Instagram: https://bit.ly/2VTYSkx Facebook: https://bit.ly/3aujFQY Twitter: https://bit.ly/2S4WshS YouTube: https://bit.ly/354WV8Q Products mentioned: Brand Purpose Workbook > https://etsy.me/3r78OVk
28:22
March 26, 2021
#40: THE EXHAUSTING MINDSET OF QUITTERS
What traits do entrepreneurs from other countries have that entrepreneurs from Trinidad & Tobago sometimes lack? Find out in this episode of The First Step With Jhalisa John. ENJOYED THIS EPISODE? Take a screenshot and tag me on Instagram. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating and review. Follow Jhalisa John > Instagram: https://bit.ly/2VTYSkx Facebook: https://bit.ly/3aujFQY Twitter: https://bit.ly/2S4WshS YouTube: https://bit.ly/354WV8Q Products mentioned: Brand Purpose Workbook > https://etsy.me/3r78OVk
38:60
March 19, 2021
#39: Start, FAIL, Start Again, Succeed | My Story
THANK YOU FOR 5K DOWNLOADS OF THE FIRST STEP PODCAST In this episode, you’ll hear how I started one of the first online stores in Trinidad and Tobago, all of the mistakes I made, and how a free consultation changed my life. ENJOYED THIS EPISODE? Take a screenshot and tag me on Instagram. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating and review. Follow Jhalisa John > Instagram: https://bit.ly/2VTYSkx Facebook: https://bit.ly/3aujFQY Twitter: https://bit.ly/2S4WshS YouTube: https://bit.ly/354WV8Q
26:02
January 29, 2021
#38: 3 Instagram Hacks To Improve Productivity In 2021
In 2021, don’t work for social media or become a slave to these networks. Instead, make social media work for you. In this episode, you’ll hear about the 3 things I did to set myself up for success in the new year, and how you can do it too. AFTER YOU LISTEN: Take a screenshot and tag me on Instagram @jhalisajohncompany SUPPORT THIS PODCAST: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a 5-star rating or review. FOLLOW JHALISA JOHN: Instagram: https://bit.ly/2VTYSkx Facebook: https://bit.ly/3aujFQY Twitter: https://bit.ly/2S4WshS YouTube: https://bit.ly/354WV8Q Clubhouse: @jhalisajohn ARE YOU A NEWBIE ENTREPRENEUR? These resources may be helpful to you. Brand Purpose Workbook: https://etsy.me/2KoUCY6 Customer Persona Template: https://etsy.me/3oKHJ9E Instagram Stories Planner: https://etsy.me/34ctyT2
15:23
January 2, 2021
#37: 15K Followers On Instagram. Here's How She Did It | Interview With Fashion Designer, Adanna Taylor
Do you believe in fate? In this episode, you’ll hear from owner of Taylor M and fashion designer, Adanna Taylor on how an event outside of her control led to her becoming a sought after tailor and business owner. You’ll learn how she grew her Instagram following to over 15 thousand, and the one trait she believes every entrepreneur should possess if they want to succeed on social media. AFTER YOU LISTEN: Take a screenshot and tag me on Instagram @jhalisajohncompany SUPPORT THIS PODCAST: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a 5-star rating or review. FOLLOW JHALISA JOHN: Instagram: https://bit.ly/2VTYSkx Facebook: https://bit.ly/3aujFQY Twitter: https://bit.ly/2S4WshS YouTube: https://bit.ly/354WV8Q Clubhouse: @jhalisajohn ARE YOU A NEWBIE ENTREPRENEUR? These resources may be helpful to you. Brand Purpose Workbook: https://etsy.me/2KoUCY6 Customer Persona Template: https://etsy.me/3oKHJ9E Instagram Stories Planner: https://etsy.me/34ctyT2
31:35
December 19, 2020
#36: She Launched Her Business In One Week | Interview With Fresh Press Founder, Kinesha Sylvester
The 2020 coronavirus pandemic was a challenging time for most entrepreneurs but for Kinesha Sylvester, it was an opportunity to take chances and innovate. The owner of two already established startups, Kinesha was in the process of planning for her third business when the covid-19 outbreak began. With her resilient attitude and her faith-filled spirit, she quickly leaped into action to launch her beverage company, Fresh Press, in just one week. In this episode, you'll hear why sometimes it’s okay to trust your intuition and just start. That’s what this podcast is all about. You don’t have to have it all figured out. You just have to be willing to take the first step. AFTER YOU LISTEN: Take a screenshot and tag me on Instagram @jhalisajohncompany SUPPORT THIS PODCAST: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a 5-star rating or review. FOLLOW JHALISA JOHN: Instagram: https://bit.ly/2VTYSkx Facebook: https://bit.ly/3aujFQY Twitter: https://bit.ly/2S4WshS YouTube: https://bit.ly/354WV8Q Clubhouse: @jhalisajohn ARE YOU A NEWBIE ENTREPRENEUR? These resources may be helpful to you. Brand Purpose Workbook: https://etsy.me/2KoUCY6 Customer Persona Template: https://etsy.me/3oKHJ9E Instagram Stories Planner: https://etsy.me/34ctyT2
33:23
December 18, 2020
#35: How To Get Your Handmade Products Into Stores with Greta Michelle Joachim
Greta is a well-known artist and potter from the South of Trinidad & Tobago, and her nostalgic pottery is sold in countless stores throughout the country, including her most recent partnership with Nudge Caribbean and Massy Stores' chain of supermarkets. In this episode, we dive deep into mindset and marketing. She shares exactly what she did to get her products into stores, from what she wrote in her emails to how she created massive brand awareness. AFTER YOU LISTEN: Take a screenshot and tag me on Instagram @jhalisajohncompany SUPPORT THIS PODCAST: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a 5-star rating or review. FOLLOW JHALISA JOHN: Instagram: https://bit.ly/2VTYSkx Facebook: https://bit.ly/3aujFQY Twitter: https://bit.ly/2S4WshS YouTube: https://bit.ly/354WV8Q Clubhouse: @jhalisajohn ARE YOU A NEWBIE ENTREPRENEUR? These resources may be helpful to you. Brand Purpose Workbook: https://etsy.me/2KoUCY6 Customer Persona Template: https://etsy.me/3oKHJ9E Instagram Stories Planner: https://etsy.me/34ctyT2
36:29
December 17, 2020
#34: 14 Years Later, She’s Finally Launching Her First Book | Interview W/ Sian Cuffy-Young
You’ve probably heard the saying, “There is no planet B” or maybe you’ve seen it on a cute Instagram quote. Well, it’s the truth! There’s only one planet humans can survive on and that’s Earth. In this episode, you’ll hear from 2020 Lawrence Placide Award nominee, Sian Cuffy-Young, on how she realized her purpose for advocating for a cleaner and safer planet. Sian also shares the story behind her debut book, and the reasons why she never gave up on publishing it - even after 14 years. AFTER YOU LISTEN: Take a screenshot and tag me on Instagram @jhalisajohncompany SUPPORT THIS PODCAST: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a 5-star rating or review. FOLLOW JHALISA JOHN: Instagram: https://bit.ly/2VTYSkx Facebook: https://bit.ly/3aujFQY Twitter: https://bit.ly/2S4WshS YouTube: https://bit.ly/354WV8Q Clubhouse: @jhalisajohn ARE YOU A NEWBIE ENTREPRENEUR? These resources may be helpful to you. Brand Purpose Workbook: https://etsy.me/2KoUCY6 Customer Persona Template: https://etsy.me/3oKHJ9E Instagram Stories Planner: https://etsy.me/34ctyT2
49:54
December 16, 2020
#33: Balancing a 9-5 & Your Own Business with Denille Layne
Not all entrepreneurs actually quit their jobs to start their own businesses. Some of them, like my next guest - Denille Layne - skillfully balance a successful career and a thriving side hustle. In this episode, you'll hear how a lifestyle change inspired the launch of an organic skincare brand, and all the productivity tips you need to get it all done. ENJOYED THIS EPISODE? Take a screenshot and tag me on Instagram. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating or review. Follow Jhalisa John > Instagram: https://bit.ly/2VTYSkx Facebook: https://bit.ly/3aujFQY Twitter: https://bit.ly/2S4WshS YouTube: https://bit.ly/354WV8Q ARE YOU A NEWBIE ENTREPRENEUR? These resources may be helpful. Brand Purpose Workbook: https://etsy.me/2KoUCY6 Customer Persona Template: https://etsy.me/3oKHJ9E Instagram Stories Planner: https://etsy.me/34ctyT2
37:08
December 15, 2020
#32: Everything Matters in Marketing & Success Lessons I Learned From Kylie Jenner
Sitting on 200 million followers (and billions more in her bank account), Kylie Jenner is the undisputed queen of Instagram. No one knows more about how to build an engaged audience and then successfully monetize it. In this episode, listen as I break down what I believe to be Kylie Jenner’s Instagram strategy for her brand, Kylie Cosmetics. You’ll learn exactly which parts of her strategy to duplicate and how to leverage the platform to increase sales in your small business. ENJOYED THIS EPISODE? Take a screenshot and tag me on Instagram. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating and review. Follow Jhalisa John > Instagram: https://bit.ly/2VTYSkx Facebook: https://bit.ly/3aujFQY Twitter: https://bit.ly/2S4WshS YouTube: https://bit.ly/354WV8Q
41:24
November 20, 2020
#31: $10K Months & What I Actually Pay Myself As An Entrepreneur
Making $10k a month as an entrepreneur sounds pretty amazing until you actually consider all of your expenses and costs for being in business. In this episode, I share my real numbers and how much I actually pay myself. You will hear how I determined the minimum amount of money I need to make every month, and what are some of the things I have to pay for - no matter how much (or little) I make. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating and review. Follow Jhalisa John > Instagram: https://bit.ly/2VTYSkx Facebook: https://bit.ly/3aujFQY Twitter: https://bit.ly/2S4WshS YouTube: https://bit.ly/354WV8Q
23:59
November 3, 2020
#30: Wow! So That’s How to Use LinkedIn. Interview with Jarrod Best-Mitchell
Looking to find new customers, grow your business, or increase revenue and sales? Then, you should be on LinkedIn. In this episode, I interview Sales and LinkedIn Trainer, Jarrod Best-Mitchell about what’s happening on LinkedIn in 2020 and why he loves the platform. We discuss the impact it has had on his career, and how posting content on the platform has changed his life. You will learn how to use LinkedIn to build a thriving personal brand and business. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating and review. Follow Jhalisa John > Instagram: https://bit.ly/2VTYSkx Facebook: https://bit.ly/3aujFQY Twitter: https://bit.ly/2S4WshS YouTube: https://bit.ly/354WV8Q
54:02
August 14, 2020
#29: 6 Types of Sales-Generating Content That Are Proven To Work
Do you know the difference between content that leads to sales, and content that simply increases awareness? If you sell a product or service, and you use social media networks like Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn to promote it, you will learn what type of content actually leads to conversions and successfully takes your followers through the stages of the buyers journey. DOWNLOAD THE BUYER PERSONA TEMPLATE : https://etsy.me/3a5YgyQ Follow Jhalisa John > Instagram: https://bit.ly/2VTYSkx Facebook: https://bit.ly/3aujFQY Twitter: https://bit.ly/2S4WshS YouTube: https://bit.ly/354WV8Q
25:22
August 7, 2020
#28: How to Successfully Use Any Social Media Platform to Grow Your Business in 3 Easy Steps
In this episode, I break down social media marketing into 3 easy to understand, actionable steps. Learn about the various stages involved in getting your business noticed on social networks like Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook. Learn what type of content to create to get people to follow you. Learn what to do once you’ve grown a following and how to turn social media fans into customers. SOCIAL LINKS: Instagram: https://bit.ly/2VTYSkx Facebook: https://bit.ly/3aujFQY Twitter: https://bit.ly/2S4WshS YouTube: https://bit.ly/354WV8Q
16:07
July 31, 2020
#27: White Girl Energy with Cassia Marina
Is “white girl energy” a thing? In this episode, TFS host - Jhalisa John, is joined by Cassia Marina to discuss white privilege, colonialism, racism and self-esteem in business. The pair present the many advantages of being white in business, and contrast it against the many challenges black women are facing. White girl energy is NOT so much so a rant, as it is a way of digging deep within ourselves to ask the very uncomfortable question, “If the color of my skin or the texture of my hair didn’t matter, would I still be afraid to do *INSERT THING THAT SOCIETY SAYS YOU CAN’T DO*?” It’s a way of shifting your mindset so that you no longer feel limited with what you can do. Follow Jhalisa John > Instagram: https://bit.ly/2VTYSkx Facebook: https://bit.ly/3aujFQY Twitter: https://bit.ly/2S4WshS YouTube: https://bit.ly/354WV8Q
43:15
May 29, 2020
#26: The Ugly Side of Entrepreneurship Nobody Talks About
There’s a side of entrepreneurship nobody seems to talk about. It’s the side we tend to ignore most, or just sweep under the rug. In this episode, learn about the secret struggles many entrepreneurs are hiding, and why now is the perfect time to start talking more openly about these things. Follow Jhalisa John > Instagram: https://bit.ly/2VTYSkx Facebook: https://bit.ly/3aujFQY Twitter: https://bit.ly/2S4WshS YouTube: https://bit.ly/354WV8Q
17:58
May 15, 2020
#25: Put Some Respect On Your Name
Are you charging clients what you’re really worth? In this episode, learn how to correctly price your services and what costs to consider to ensure that you can not only stay in business, but also become profitable. Follow Jhalisa John > Instagram: https://bit.ly/2VTYSkx Facebook: https://bit.ly/3aujFQY Twitter: https://bit.ly/2S4WshS YouTube: https://bit.ly/354WV8Q
26:33
May 1, 2020
#24: When Your “Mentor” Becomes Your Biggest Hater
What do you do when your “mentor” turns into your biggest hater? Well, if you’re Jhalisa John, you record a podcast episode and address it, of course. In this episode of The First Step podcast, you’ll hear the true story of how jealousy, narcissism and sabotage rear their ugly heads in the world of entrepreneurship. You’ll also learn that there’s no such thing as friends in business. Follow Jhalisa John > Instagram: https://bit.ly/2VTYSkx Facebook: https://bit.ly/3aujFQY Twitter: https://bit.ly/2S4WshS YouTube: https://bit.ly/354WV8Q
22:53
April 24, 2020
#23: “These F**king Copycats!” 10 Entrepreneurs Share What They Really Think About Copycats
Be honest. What do you really think about copycats in business? That was the question I posed to my connections on LinkedIn, and 9 entrepreneurs responded with their honest and unabashed opinions. In this episode, you’ll hear from Jhalisa John and 9 other entrepreneurs as they share what they really think about copycats, how it affects them and what you can do to protect yourself and business from potential copycats. Follow Jhalisa John > Instagram: https://bit.ly/2VTYSkx Facebook: https://bit.ly/3aujFQY Twitter: https://bit.ly/2S4WshS YouTube: https://bit.ly/354WV8Q
27:54
April 24, 2020
#22: 10 Really Productive Things to Do In Quarantine
Does quarantine have you bored in the house, in the house bored? Then, you’ll surely love this episode where I share my top 10 PRODUCTIVE things to do. These activities will not only help you fight boredom, but they’ll help you come out of this pandemic a happier, more energized person. Here’s a free workout just for you > https://vimeo.com/396052547 The @YouVersion Bible App has a permanent spot on my home screen. Read, watch, listen, and share…all in a free app: http://bible.com/app Enjoyed this video? Leave me a review or send me a message. • Follow Jhalisa on Instagram > https://www.instagram.com/jhalisajohncompany
14:27
April 19, 2020
#21: My 7 Income Streams, Passive Income & Lucrative Side Hustles
Umm, sorry I say “umm” so much in this episode. But once you could get past the “umms”, you’ll find that it’s packed with all the info you need to set up multiple streams of income for yourself. My 7 Income Streams, Passive Income & Lucrative Side Hustles 1. E-commerce. 2. One-on-one clients 3. Workshops 4. Digital products 5. Books 6. Social events 7. YouTube My Etsy store: https://etsy.me/2wSLKni My YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2VxSKOw My Amazon book: https://amzn.to/2ymxEuK
31:04
April 18, 2020
#20: About My Accent, Let’s Address It
Omg! Can we talk about something else? Apparently not. In this episode, I address my “accent” which seems to get a lot of attention in Trinidad and Tobago. See the show notes for more. About My Accent, Let’s Address It. Ok. This is gonna be the first and last time that I publicly address this. After that, oh my god, let’s just put it to bed because it’s so insignificant. It’s so stupid. But apparently, there are people out there who have a serious issue with the way I sound, the way I pronounce my words and enunciate. They think my “accent” is fake. And the only reason I’m addressing this is because I ain’t no fake ass bitch. Let’s just be clear. There’s no part of me that’s fake or contrived, even. What you see is what you get. I’m one thousand percent transparent and myself. Ain’t nobody I’m trying to be or sound like. Okay? So anyway, hahaha, let’s address this shit once and for all. Jeez. Hello. My name is Jhalisa John. And I live in Trinidad and Tobago. A country where it is apparently a crime to sound different. For my whole entire life, I’ve heard, “Who do you think you are? Where are you from? Why are you trying to be white?” And honestly, it’s so exhausting. I feel like if people understood my story, they wouldn’t be so judgmental. Right? So let’s head back to 1994. The year I was born. Now, according to my birth certificate, I am Trini. I’m not American. I’m not Guyanese. And I ain’t trying to be. ◦ Grew up in extended family with cousin who is American. Family frequently travelled. Accents included English, Yankee and of course Trini. ◦ Older generation always correcting us when we spoke. Couldn’t complete a sentence without someone telling you pronounce your t h’s and to start over. ◦ This mix of of influences may have impacted the way I speak, which I think is proper or standard English. I don’t speak broken like most trinis. ◦ I lived and went to school in the US but mom would never let me talk like a Yankee. So there’s no way that could‘be impacted my accent. Okay. Maybe it did. Maybe it didn’t. ◦ Came back to Trini, wrote SEA and passed for convent. It shouldn’t matter how I sound. I think more emphasis should be placed on the important things like how much I do for my community. How much I give back and add value to the entrepreneurship space in T&T. It seems like whenever people sit down in a circle to discuss me for whatever reason, the conversation is always mostly about my accent. Why? Why can’t it be about how intelligent I am or how amazing my content is. No but seriously. I think one of the biggest problems Trinis have is that we get caught up on the wrong things. We get carried away or distracted by how something looks or sounds instead of what is actually being said. We ostracize people who are different instead of celebrate them. We spend a ridiculous amount of time analyzing what someone wore instead of what they’ve contributed to society. And if we are to progress, we must stop looking only at the surface. Let’s stop assuming someone is fake because they sound different or act decently. I know I’m not the only one who gets shit for my accent. But it’s time someone stood up for us and shut this thing down once and for all.
16:04
April 17, 2020
#19: The First Step to Mastering Entrepreneurship with Keron Rose
Let's be honest here. Entrepreneurship is not for everyone. Some of you reading this may be better suited for the typical 9-5 grind, while some of you may make successful business owners. In this episode of The First Step Podcast with Jhalisa John, I sit down with entrepreneur, author, and content creator, Keron Rose, to discuss his journey to becoming his own boss. We also talk about the common challenges new entrepreneurs face, thought-leaders who are blazing the trail, and what's the one thing you should do to develop a healthier mindset. 
24:07
June 24, 2019
#18: The First Step to Avoiding Burnout
If there’s one thing all modern entrepreneurs can relate to, is the feeling of complete and utter exhaustion. Between hustling hard and crushing it, it’s hard to find time to relax and unwind from the constant rat race. On this episode of The First Step Podcast With Jhalisa John, we’ll look at 5 ways you can avoid burnout in your life and career.
20:45
June 17, 2019
#17: The First Step to Building Your Tribe
“Find your tribe!” It’s the phrase we’ve all heard from every social media marketer, digital coach, successful blogger and entrepreneur. But what exactly does this mean for small businesses, new startups and brands? In this podcast, join host Jhalisa John as she answers the following questions: 1. How do I build a community around my business, brand or product? 2. Why do I need a community? 3. What are the benefits of building a community, 4. What is a tribe? 5. Where do I find my tribe?
12:47
June 10, 2019
#16: The First Step to Keep The Momentum Going
After you’ve made your first sale, how do you keep the momentum going to attract your next 100 sales? In this episode of The First Step Podcast, we’ll discuss the very step to recognizing what got you that sale in the first place, so you can keep doing more of that.
03:32
June 3, 2019
#15: The First Step & Your Endgame
Do you have a vision for business? What is your ultimate goal? In this quick podcast, I challenge you to take the first step to setting up your endgame plan.
03:09
May 27, 2019
#14: The First Step to Finding New Customers
You’ve taken the leap, became an entrepreneur. You’ve registered your business name, and published your website. Now, you can sit back and watch the sales roll in right? Wrong! Unfortunately, here is where the real work begins. You have to actively go out and find your first set of customers. In this podcast episode, listen along as I present 5 steps or strategies you can take to secure your first sale.
09:22
May 20, 2019
#13: The First Step to Setting Up Home-Base with Cassia Marina
Does your business have a home-base? In this podcast, I chat with The Branding Queen, Cassia Marina, about the importance of setting up a website for your personal brand or business. We cover the need for having an online presence, building your “reputation”, and acquiring “brand insurance.”
17:23
May 13, 2019
#12: The First Step to Getting Your Business Funded
Need money to start your first business? In this podcast, I discuss three creative sources of capital anyone can use.
09:09
May 6, 2019
#11: The First Step to Registering a Business
Have a business idea? Start thinking of a name for it! In this episode, we’ll discuss the first steps you should take to register your unique business name. Google, social networks and business directories are all good starting points. Once you have covered all your bases, conduct a name search at the Ministry of Legal Affairs. Listen to this episode to find out more.
07:22
April 29, 2019
#10: The First Step to Starting Over
It’s no secret: the world is changing. The weather is being globally affected by global warming, employees are getting laid off, and voice-commanded devices are becoming mainstream. With all of this change happening, it has become imperative that we “innovate or die.” If you want to thrive in the modern workforce, you have to continuously be learning new skills to prevent being axed. But if you don’t like the idea of this never ending chase for stability, you can choose the alternative; entrepreneurship. In this episode, listen as I weigh the pros and cons of becoming your own boss, and challenge you to take that first step.
07:25
April 22, 2019
Season 1 Preview
Oh it’s so good to be back! I’ve missed podcasting and having open conversations with you guys. This season on The First Step, we’ll be diving head first into the world of entrepreneurship. Every week, I’ll be releasing new episodes with insights on how you can transition from employee to boss. Listen to this preview for all the scoop on upcoming episodes.
02:37
April 15, 2019
#9: Looking Ahead: Preparing for 2019
Feeling like you’ve missed out on the Holiday sales? Worry not! Carnival is right around the corner and in Trinidad, that means, you have yet another opportunity to get your products/services in front of a highly engaged and profitable audience. Take these 3 steps to enter the new year with a BANG! 1. Set SMART goals 2. Create a customer profile/persona for your product/service 3. Collect inspiration for your content
06:20
November 24, 2018
#8: How To Stand Out Online: 3 Easy Strategies
Ever found yourself googling, “How to stand out outline?” or “How to gain more followers?” Hey, me too! I’ve totally googled these questions once or twice and what I usually find is some blog talking about “hacks” and “bots”, or some crazy strategies like “follow-unfollow” and “how to buy followers”. Now, being a respectable business owner, I find it hard to buy into these bogus tricks, and that’s why I’ve created, tested and penned my own list of strategies for standing out online, that actually work! In this podcast, I discuss how you can stand out online by: 1. Being Yourself 2.Hacking Culture and 3. Being Innovative with Your Content.
08:03
August 16, 2018
#7: Put Fear In It’s Place | Overcoming Social Media Anxieties
So you’re worried about people talking about you if you put yourself out there on the internet, huh? So what about all the other people who are talking about you offline, in real life? Listen, stop using the fear of people talking badly about you, keep you from pursuing your dreams. Put Fear In It’s Place. Use your fears as fuel to drive your dreams.
05:19
July 26, 2018
#6: Social Media Storytelling | The New Marketing Strategy
Successful companies know that their customers desire to be a part of their brand’s story. That is why they focus on creating campaigns that speak to their consumers’ interests and values. In this podcast episode, listen as I give my actual step-by-step strategy for creating a cohesive, relatable storyline for my Instagram posts.
11:48
July 15, 2018
#5: Listen To This First
Welcome to The First Step Podcast with Jhalisa John. I guess this should’ve been my first episode. Nevertheless, have a listen ‘cause this is really good.
01:05
July 14, 2018
#4: Why Are You On Social Media?
It’s the question I’ve been pondering recently, and my answer may surprise you. In this episode of The First Step, I challenge you to dig deeper; ask yourself what is the purpose of your social media and does everything you post align with that goal.
03:43
July 14, 2018
#3: Get Your Priorities Straight
Do you want to be a successful business-owner? I bet you answered, “Yes!” But are you willing to work harder than you’ve ever worked before? On this podcast, I pose these two questions to my audience of aspiring entrepreneurs. It’s time to wake up and realize that this whole entrepreneurship thing is nothing but hard work, sacrifice and prioritization.
08:01
July 12, 2018
#2: Wingin’ It
The First Step to mastery is practice. I’ve decided to record a podcast every day for the rest of this year. Even if the sound isn’t perfect or my toddler interrupts me (which he does. Listen until the end).
17:27
July 11, 2018
#1: The First Step
Taking my power back from Fear, and taking the first step into creating a Podcast. Hello! I’m Jhalisa John - an entrepreneur and style influencer from Trinidad & Tobago. I own an online store and I also do graphic design and social Media Management. This is my story....
06:01
July 8, 2018