Thursday, March 19, 2015

Do what you love

Jackie Kotei is a marketing strategist helping people step into the spotlight, build their buzz and attract ideal clients. We have conducted a short interview with her asking about her life changing summit event empowering people to “Do What You Love.”

What is your personal favourite strategy about online presence and attracting ideal clients? Why.
My favourite strategy is all about helping to build momentum around what it is they are passionate about. My upcoming summit delves into this more by sharing tips to help you build a powerful online presence, attract ideal clients and make your first six figures. If a profitable business is at the top of a person's wish list, you don’t want to miss this event. It begins in just a few days and you can participate from anywhere in the world! It is FREE, these interviews aren’t the usual format of people just telling their “rise to the top” stories. There’s a great chance you’ll get an answer you have been waiting for.

Which is the most challenging aspect about organising this life-changing event “Do What You Love: Top CEOs Share How to Powerful Online Presence, Attract Ideal Clients and Make Your First Six Figures? 
The most challenging part has been to remain committed to my vision during all stages of the production process. Organising a summit with 35+ experts from all over the world is a huge undertaking. Being able to stay focused and tuned in to the vision has been a challenge but totally worth it. Those who attend will walk away with a great blueprint for success.

What inspires you to organise this life changing summit?
My inspiration comes from being personally a living proof that a strong online presence can make a massive difference to my bottom line. It would typically cost thousands of dollars to work with some of these experts but during the course of this event you will hear their go-to strategies for free. Knowing that lives will be changes as a result of this is so inspiring to me!

What are the frequently asked questions by attendees?
Everything from how to close your ideal clients and how to master social media to how to break through the six figure ceiling. If you ever wished you could be a fly on the wall at a “top experts” business meeting, this is your opportunity. We delve in deep to how to leverage the internet by building a powerful online presence.

How many business leaders are offering their advice for everyone?
What immediate actions would you like prospective attendees to take? We have 35 top business leaders sharing about how to build a profitable online presence. Check this out! FAST and EASY ways to build a powerful online presence to grow their biz. This is a FREE training from top business leaders. These are practical steps they can implement immediately. Sign up for free and grab the spot!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Art Stop Social

Aleksey Volchek is a local photographer in Long Beach, CA. He created Art Stop Social as a high-quality coverage of the local art scene. He brings to light local artists to build stronger, well-defined cultural capital for the city. We have conducted a short interview with him:

Why did you choose to be a Photographer in Long Beach CA? How differently are you doing this and which key elements in this work inspires you?

I moved to Long Beach from Los Angeles to attend Long Beach State, at the time I really just wanted to take a break from LA. But little did I know how amazing is this city’s culture! I’m truly blown away from the diversity of its people. Long Beach and its citizens are very tolerant people for the most part and value art. This environment really transformed me from a party photographer to a photographer who realizes that I can make change in the world with my camera. I’m inspired by my marketing studies in the Uni. Together with my theatre degree – I have powerful art and business synergy that I can channel through my photography, which is pretty much the only skill that I mastered. Outside of photography I’ve dabbled into many things, which makes me appreciate those who mastered them.

How would you describe your style in this unique art of photography? What are your strengths? What do you like to shoot? 
I enjoy photo essays. It’s a visual story telling that is very powerful. Humans are visual creatures. My strength is relationship building. Photography is 10% skill, 90% relationship with the subject. It’s not difficult to take a stunning photo of clouds for example – what difficult is the commitment to do it well and do it often, as often as possible. There are dozens of photographers that take photos of nothing but nature and live the millionaire lifestyle it’s not that they are good at photography – they are, but they love nature. My signature style is often seen in my nightlife and party photos. It’s called futurism and two Italian brothers have pioneered it back in 1908.

What have you not capture before and would wish to have an opportunity to have a hand at it?
It’s my dream to travel the world and capture people celebrating life in their traditional way. This is what truly unites humans – that is celebration. And we ought to see it for ourselves that we are all in love with life and we all love to party. There’s great deal to learn from the way different social groups of people celebrate life.

Which are the magazines and media have you been featured in? Besides creativity, what do you think contributes to your successes so far? 
I’ve freelanced with “DJ news magazine” back in a day. This gig opened a lot of doors for me, including a residency at Avalon in Hollywood, one of the most respected nightclubs in the EDM industry. This experience has helped me realize how quickly things can change once I took my nightlife photography more seriously. My life has literally transformed from boring to exciting and profitable. This experience is what really drives me forward. The trick for me is not to replicate it but trust of its re-occurrence as long as I’m moving forward.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Kid's Boutique

Children's Value Boutique is an Well Run Life project to bring vibrant, fun styles to kids and raise money for The Mice Foundation.

Why did you start an On-Line Boutique with so many already out there? What inspires you to start this online boutique? 
This Project is primarily a fundraiser for The Mice Foundation ( We wanted to teach our children about being effective community members. Last year we created a Raffle called the Golf Ball Drop and support a local nonprofit called New Pathways for Youth. It creates mentorship relationships with children all over phoenix.This year we selected UMOM. This is the largest provider of services to the Homeless in Arizona.

10% of the proceeds from our boutique will be given away through this foundation. Please Like of FB and keep track of the money we raise.

We hope people will understand this aspect of our boutique and support us in our efforts to positively affect the community.

Who benefits from the program? 
Every year we will pick a new recipient. This year is UMOM

UMOM New Day Centers mission is to prevent and end homelessness with innovative strategies and housing solutions that meet the unique needs of each family and individual.

Founded in 1964, UMOM is the largest homeless shelter for families in Arizona. We keep families together, we provide a continuum of care from emergency shelter to transitional housing and finally, permanent, affordable housing. Families at UMOM have the opportunity to gain the skills, medical care, quality child care, and education they need to rebuild their lives and succeed when they leave.

Check them out at

What kind of products do you sell in this online boutique? 
Fun clothes for kids - hats - dresses - bow ties - diaper puches from a new designer call Ralls Designs. This is a designer who hand makes her items. Another small, family owned business.

We also run a 10-Day Detox for people looking to re-boot their diet. We start each Sunday. It is a Whole food program - not a juicing or fasting diet - It is a great way to get back into being healthy.

Are they handmade products? 
We are just starting to contract with designers now - we will be bringing handmade products from many different designers as we grow. Ralls Designs is our first partner. Perhaps your readers will send us suggestions - we hope to carry unique, fun items.

Which are the most popular products in your store? 
People have gravitated to our Red Ruffle Dress and one we call THE Blue Dress. They are fantastic designs - fun and colorful - and at $22.50 a great bargain.

We have a Baby Dinosaur Outfit everyone seems to love. As well as a Bow Tie for the little boys.

For the folks listening - they can enter coupon FLASH to get 50% off - hope to see you all at our modest little adventure.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Tasha Castagna from Clayton, Ca. is a professional makeup artist and skin care developer. A beauty lover, blogger, Youtuber and author. We have conducted a short interview with her.

What have you accomplished so far as a Skin Care line developer? 
I've accomplished what I thought to be the Impossible! Clear Beautiful Skin for my self and others who had lost hope that it was or may even be possible. A lot of girls only dream about having clear, glowing skin but the truth is makeup can only go so far in accomplishing that. It's what under the makeup that counts. The products you use to wash your face can truly make a lasting impression. Many people don't know this but your skin will actually absorb 65% of what you put on it "topically". That's huge! We like to think of our Skin Care line as "Skin Food" you wouldn't put just anything in your body would you? Not if your health conscious! So why would you put just anything on your skin?

How does being an addict of beauty products everywhere help you in your career of specialty ingredient research? 
Good question! I feel like it. It has helped me simply by the fact that as a Beauty Blogger, Makeup Artist, Cosmetics Developer and now Skin Care Developer, I am exposed to several different situations, skin types, skin conditions, not to mention my own skin conditions (adult acne) which has driven me to search for a team of top notch specialists which has in-turn lead me to the manufactures of of top notch quality ingredients form all over the world. At Skin Soap Junkie we have an extensive catalog of prototype formulas on file, we can design your beauty bar to the exact performance, scent and texture desired for optimal results.

If your anything like me then your very cautious about your skin and what you put on it! Soap has been around for a very, very long time (since 1916) and has really evolved through out the years. I personally have horrible skin. If the wind blows wrong I'm going to have a break out. So I began my search many years ago in an effort to create a line of skin care soaps to cure my break outs. Simply put, I was determined to create products that could be used by everyone from those with sensitive skin right down to those with tougher skin

Simply put, I was determined to create products that could be used by everyone from those with sensitive skin right down to those with tougher skin who need that extra "ump" in their products. This is not a one size fits all kind of world so why should our skin be any different?

Very quickly, days turned into months, and months turned into years and my continued obsession over specialty ingredient research and product development fueled a need not only for my self, but to also give my friends, family and fellow skin care junkies something large companies could not. "A Premier Product With Individuality."

To this day, we continue to use certified pure, sustainable, organic, cosmetics grade ingredients. And I'm very happy to say I have not had a severe break out in years!

How is so much awesomeness even possible? Being a small company with little to no over head affords me the ability to turn all of my profits back into Skin Soap Junkie and pass the savings on to my customers! Which is how it should be. We sell full size, fully packed 6 to 8oz bars. A little bit goes along way.

Ask yourself these questions: Are you tired of wasting your hard earned money? How many hundreds of dollars have you wasted on skin care products only to find out in the end they did not work? If your like me, then its been a lot. Do you have a skin care/soap graveyard on wasted products that did not live up to their name or claim to fame? If you answered yes to any of the above, then your in the right place!

I believe in honesty and integrity. The results we claim are the results you get. I'm a "proof is in the puddin" kinda gal. I've tested and used each of these products on myself, my friends and my family- who believe me are brutally honest. If our beauty bars were not good, or did not produce the results we claim, we wouldn't stand behind them 100% or even sell them at all.

From drafting product formulas, package design, and writing each and every customer a personal "thank you" note, I put my heart and soul into this business and am so very grateful that I have been given the opportunity to do what I love every single day.

Who are the celebrities in your product endorsements and which celebrity lines? 
On our cosmetics side we have worked with and created celebrity lines for Renee Baio (Baio Bliss Balms and Gloss) Alexa Ferr (pop sensation) who has her own cosmetics line "Alexa Couture" and Lauren Froderman (the winner from So you Think You Can Dance) who has her own line "Shimmer" and "Enchanted". We have Also worked with Judi Evans from Days Of Our Lives and Patrika Darbo from Days Of Our Lives, and we hope to expand and add more celebrity lines in the near future.

How is it like and how do you describe a day in the life as a celebrity MUA (makeup artist)? Which are the large events you have undertaken?
A day in the life of a MUA, well it's crazy fun and hectic all rolled into one. I have an awesome team that I work with and I can honestly say that I am truly blessed. We have done smaller events ranging from graduations, weddings, photo shoots, right up to bigger events such as 40th Day Time Emmys and TV Movie Guide Awards where we met and worked with some pretty amazing people. (The Robertson's-from Duck Dynasty) Bill Engvull (From Blue Collar Comedy)

Judi Evans, Patrika Darbo, Scott & Renee Baio, just to name a few.

In 5 years time, what kind of milestones do you want Skin Soap Junkie By TASH Cosmetics to reach? 
In 5 years time We hope to have taken over the industry making our wonderful products world wide. We want to be a household name known globally.

For our readers to find you and your products, where should they go first? For our Skin Care line they should go to

For our Makeup they should go to either or Our sister site

and for our Beauty Blogs and bookings they should go to

AND as always we are all on all of the social media sites!

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