How to Turn Your Art Into Business w/ Telisa, founder of Roesseinart

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Do you wonder how you can make money from your art? Having a business mind doesn’t fit your creative brain? Or are you thinking of following monetising your passion but you have no idea how to set up a page or price yourself?
Then you should listen to this podcast!
Telisa, the founder of Roesseinart, is a Canada-based calligrapher who turned her art into a business. 
She is also a mother and built a strong personal brand online without compromising her privacy or modesty.

 

  • The journey from a regular 9 to 5 to creating a business from your passion
    • Self-care vs business 8:00 min
    • How to get clients for your art business
    • Building a website, SEO and setting up a strong online presence 10:00 min
    • Personality-based sales
    • How to build and monetise your personal brand as a creative 23:00 min
    • How to create an online presence without showing your face 25:00 min
    • Why and how to initiate collaborations to fuel your brand 30:00 min
    • Pricing yourself and knowing your value 35:00 min
    • Creating a brand that is true to who you are and what you want
    • Products & service to sell as an artist 43:00 min

Comment below! Telisa’s question for you:

What is your goal this week?

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Telisa Roessaptono, Canada-based calligrapher talks with Sina Port about how to make a business from your art. She speaks about her way from artist to business owner and how to create content without showing your face. As a Muslim artist, she sheds light on making a business from your passion.

 

 

Overcome Mental Limitations & Stand Out in Business w/ Nazia Khatun, Fitness Reborn

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You can’t win because nobody looks like you in the industry you want to enter? How can you stand out without losing what makes you you?
You feel defeated and misplaced? It’s completely normal, but know ONE thing: What makes you special are the vulnerable moments.

You can find strength in your experiences (both good and bad). Your surrounding doesn’t define you, your mental blocks don’t make you.

 

Alhamdulillah, Nazia Khatun, award winning fitness specialist speaks with us about:

 

  • Using your vulnerability as your strength
  • How to overcome cultural restrictions & mental limitations
  • Connecting fitness, religion, mindset and neuroscience
  • Why mental health and self love matter in business
  • How to make your voice heard, no matter what they say
  • Building a business in a crowded space
  • Finding and connecting to your right audience
  • How to speak to yourself and affirm
  • Authentic personal branding on Social Media

Comment below! Nazia’s question for you:

What is stopping you becoming who you want to be?

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Nazia Khatun Muslim Fitness Influencer Muslim Woman Podcast Shared Diversity with Sina Port
Nazia Khatun, award-winning fitness coach at Reborn UK talked with us about how to stand out and build a personal brand as a Muslim woman in business. She also talked about Sunnah health and how physical & mental health are interlinked with mindset. She gives practical tips on how to start a business while staying true to yourself.

 

 

Build a Career in Tech, Intentions & Growing a Community w/ Arfah Farooq, Muslamic Makers

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As a Muslim woman in business, we are constantly battling to grow our career while staying true to our values. But how can we truly live our full selves in a work environment that is not created to accommodate our Islamic values or traditions?

And what does it really take to grow a career in tech? Arfah Farooq, Co-founder of Muslamic Makers speaks with us about

  • How to build a career in tech
  • What really is representation in the media?
  • Navigating an Islamic identity in a corporate environment
  • Simple hacks to stop compromising your values and have difficult conversations
  • Building a personal brand as a woman of colour
  • Being a proud Muslim in the workplace
  • How to build a community based on trust and service
  • Making intention-based decisions in your career

Comment below! Arfah’s question for you:

Why do you do what you do?

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Arfah Farooq talked with Sina Port about personal branding for women of color & how to build a career based on your values and intentions as a Muslim woman in business.

 

Finding Passion & Fulfilment as a Mother in Business w/ Sabreen Wani, Lettersteller

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As a Muslim woman in business, it’s already hard to find your balance and the time to seek your passions.

As a mother, all you try to do is give your best to your family.

Now combine that and where does that lead us?

In a situation, we all are not always equipped to succeed.

But we must at least try to find something for ourselves only.

A passion. A dream. Fulfilment (?)

Alhamdulillah, Sabreen Wani, lettering artist and mompreneur speaks with us about

  • What it means to find a passion
  • Why it is important for women to find time for themselves only
  • How to overcome the feeling of guilt and missing out
  • How to schedule your day for family & business
  • The meaning of fulfilment Turning your passion into a business

Comment below! Sabreen’s question for you:

What is the passion that you’d like to pursue further?

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  1. Allah's timing is the best timing. - Sabreen Wani @sinamichalport #personalbranding #muslimpodcast #ShareDiversity
  2. Don't underestimat yourself and the things you are capable of- Sabreen Wani #wordsbehindasmile #personalbranding #ShareDiversity #MuslimPodcast
  3. It's all about setting priorities - Sabreen Wani #muslimpodcast #personalbranding #ShareDiversity
  4. Better than trying to do big things once, aim to pursue small things consistently.-@sinamichalport #muslimpodcast #personalbranding #ShareDiversity

 

Finding fulfilment in your passion is hard work in itself. Now add being a mother to that. It’s hard – no arguing here. But trust me, it’s possible. Sabreen Wani – motherpreneur – tells us how she finds passion as a mother and builds a business while nurturing a home.

 

Personality Training, Peak Performance & Building a Brand as a Muslim Woman w/ Nilly Naseer-Farooqui from Words Behind A Smile

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Nilly Naseer-Farooqui is a Peak Performance and Personality Development, she is also the author of the blog Words Behind A Smile.

In this episode, we talked about how you can become more effective, build your brand and leave REAL impact.

We covered:

  • Why branding is essential if you want to get the most out of your natural talents
  • How to choose your audience and leave a real impact
  • What is personality development and why it matters
  • How you can get a mindset of JUST DO IT without the fear of judgement
  • How a Peak Performance mindset helps you get more out of what you have
  • TOP books to develop yourself
  • Why you should drop negative people
  • How to create an online presence

Comment below! Nilly’s question for you:

What is the impact you want to leave in this world?

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  1. Never underestimate your impact - Nilly @sinamichalport #personalbranding #muslimpodcast #ShareDiversity
  2. Your personal brand explains the WHY behind what a person is. - Nilly #wordsbehindasmile #personalbranding #ShareDiversity #MuslimPodcast
  3. Cut negative people out of your life. Trust me you don't need them. - Nilly #muslimpodcast #personalbranding #ShareDiversity
  4. Surround yourself with the right people. It makes all the difference. - Nilly #wordsbehindasmile #muslimpodcast #personalbranding #ShareDiversity
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Modesty on Social Media. Are we Doing it Right? w/ Zainab bint Younus aka The Salafi Feminist

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As a Muslim woman in media, we’re trying to find and share our voice confidently while keeping your modesty. Is that even possible?

How can we practice modesty while speaking our truths? And is it possible to create a social media presence without showing my face?

Alhamdulillah, Zainab bint Younus also known as The Salafi Feminist speaks with us about:

We covered:

  • What you need to speak your truth and share a message
  • The meaning of modesty beyond the physical
  • Modest branding 
  • The effects of the “Hijabi community” online
  • How to create a Social media presence while keeping your modesty
  • Is a woman’s voice part of her Awra?
  • How to find the right mentors and female role models
  • Muslim Sex Ed and the importance of raising awareness for topics modestly
  • How to navigate family and community perception as a Muslim woman in media

Comment below! Zainab’s question for you:

What’s your intention behind creating content or sharing a message?

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Modesty on Social Media is a challenge. How can you create content and speak your truth without showing your face? Zainab bint Younus, aka The Salafi Feminist, talks about toxic hijabi culture, the meaning of modesty and navigating the social media space wearing the niqab.

DO THIS MOST OF THE TIME – Tips to organise your day

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  • What you should do all day
  • Tips to prioritize your day
  • How to spend your time productively

Holla if you’ve heard this before: “Find out your weaknesses and make them your strengths. You need to balance your skills so, in the end, you are good in everything.” Well, I believe this is NOT the way you should live your life. Especially when you think about the time you have in a day.

I’ve been struggling a lot to understand how I should prioritize my day to get the most out of it. Especially when I was doing things that didn’t come naturally to me, I often felt exhausted and defeated.
Focusing on your weaknesses kills your energy!

In our new episode, I’ll give you the 5min fix on how to my should actually spend your day.

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What is YOUR strength that you should spend all day developing?

 

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What most say how you should spend your day, is not true. Let’s explore what you ACTUALLY should do most of the time.

Create Content Without Showing Your Face – MODEST BRANDING

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Way too often we forget that we have power. Not through money, status or other physical things. But through our voice.

Is it modest to speak up? To raise my voice? To be truthful and go against what society expects me to believe? To talk about taboos? To share my journey through the lows just as through the highs? How can I gain momentum without compromising my values? Do I want people to know that it’s ME behind this brand?

All this and more went through my head when I started to build a personal brand while trying to navigate my female Muslim identity in business.

What I’ve learned: Use your voice. SPEAK UP. Share your diversity.
There are so many different ways to create content which don’t include your presenting your beauty (as society experts) revealing your name or even showing your face!

However you might define the term “modest”, we have all at some point negotiated whether we should show ourselves on camera or on photos.

In this video, I show you the most effective content forms to create a brand without being on camera. Let me know in the comments whether you would like more videos on “Modest Branding”, inshallah.

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What is the content form you want to create with?

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How can I create a personal brand AND be modest? I was negotiating for a long time whether I want people to know my name or see my face when I create content. But nevertheless, I was trying to build a strong personal brand. So how can YOU create content without showing your face? Stay true to your values and speak up. Share your diversity.

Overcome the Fear of Failure – Action Steps & Ramadan Mindset w/ Amina from Book Nomad

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How to overcome the fear of failure and rejection and Ramadan mindset hacks to set better goals.
Afraid of risk, to jump into a new project or commit to a goal? Today we’re covering how to get rid of insecurities with realistic, actionable habits that help us to set goals and achieve them, both in business and in private. Especially as we’re starting into a new year, Ramadan 2019 is approaching to test us on our goal setting abilities.
It’s never really “easy”, whether we are looking to grow in our career, establish business or independence as a Muslim woman.
Wearing hijab, praying at work, building your brand on social media are legitimate fears just as having a main and a side hustle, raising children or moving to another country could be other sources of pressure. But apart from bigger fears, there are also day-to-day situations which can make us feel desperate and fearful. 
Amina from the Book Nomad podcast shares with us how she developed the skill to overcome the fear of failure. 
We are covering actions steps on:
  • Changing the way you look at situations
  • Understanding yourself and the way you react and feel in stressful situations
  • Adapting habits which apply to all small and big fears we face in our lives
  • Learning to create a WHY when you’re dealing with pressure
As Ramadan is starting, we are also covering topics of
  • Goalsetting for the new year
  • Establish lasting habits
  • Mindset hacks to get the best out of this month
Inshallah, we would love to hear from you:
How do you overcome the fear of failure in your life?
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Muslim Business Woman skills – How to set new goals: A Simple 3 Steps Process

 

One of the most common questions I get asked is,

“Sina, how do I set goals and achieve them? Especially for a yearly plan, how can I organise my ambitions?”

Setting goals? Wondering how to organise the new year? In today’s Shared Diversity episode I’m sharing a simple 3 step process that helps me set goals for the new year (or any new phase of your life!), plus a great tool that we use in our team to make sure that we meet our visions and keep creating!

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1) Which signs have you seen on yourself?
2) Which signs do you still need to develop?

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1 Step: Goals are not visions:

There is a very big difference between goals and visions. You can set visions in the long term, but to be able to achieve success, you have to define your goals in a measurable & timely way.

2. Step: Planning & Organising:

How can you organise your goals effectively so you can avoid failing with your to-do lists and truly achieving success? Grab the guide on consuming vs creating. What content should you consume and how can you create more, continuously? Download the pdf here: https://sharediversity.com/create-vs-…

3. Step: Leadership

You have to lead yourself to success.. But more importantly, you have to lead others. Find out your strengths and capabilities by writing down what you are happy to do and what people praise you to do regularly. This way, you will gather the right people around you who will contribute to your growth.

Successful Muslim entrepreneurs give their visions a plan. How to set goals and achieve them, especially for business but generally for your life is a skill we need to master if we want to attain success as Muslims.

Success Secrets for Women- The 5 Signs of Successful Business Women

“Am I made for this?” Have you ever thought about starting a business but you didn’t really know whether you are ‘made to’ succeed in being a Business Woman? Great leaders, mentors and CEOs are all very good at having a certain intuition which talent to invest in. Somehow they know who’s going to be successful.

There’s just this “something” about them. In today’s Shared Diversity episode I’m sharing the Top 5 signs of successful businesswomen.

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1) Which signs have you seen on yourself?
2) Which signs do you still need to develop?

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1. Sign: You are obsessed to succeed

Successful businesswomen have an obsession to succeed. There are no doubts, and if they come up, they will be silenced forcefully! There are no excuses for you that you will not make it. Instead, you find all the reasons why you WILL SUCCEED.

2. Sign: You are a learning machine

Instead of thinking you “know it all”, you always find reasons to dig deeper, to learn a new skill, to gather more experts and mentors around you. A successful Muslim woman knows the first word that came down to us is ( اقرأ – Iqra ) = “read”. So you read and gain knowledge every way you choose to go.

3. Sign: You have extreme ownership

You have to read this book if you want to become a leader and therefore successful as a businesswoman. The link to the book: https://amzn.to/2VIDqhr

This book provides fundamental leadership lessons such as

  • Control your own Ego
  • Admit and own mistakes and develop a plan to overcome them, and blame no one else.
  • There are no bad teams, only bad leaders.
  • Build trust with your members.
  • As Leader, you must explain not just what to do, but WHY.
  • Find out If You don’t know.
  • Simplify the plan.
  • Lead down AND up the chain of command.
  • Discipline yourself.

4. Sign: Doer till the end

You don’t only plan but you DO. You execute your plans. And you execute them until they are finished. If you develop this strength, you can be sure to be successful in everything you set yourself up to achieve.

5. Sign: You hate to lose

You have to lead yourself to success. But more importantly, you have to lead others. Find out your strengths and capabilities by writing down what you are happy to do and what people praise you to do regularly. This way, you will gather the right people around you who will contribute to your growth. Inshallah, if you’re interested in more videos about how to set yourself up for success in business, how to focus & achieve more of what REALLY MATTERS, …

How to be successful as a Muslim woman? There are two major trades you need to work on: Hard work & Tawakkul.

How to find time for your passion project – Time Management & Side Hustle

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Have you struggled to really work on the project you love the most? To feel super productive in accomplishing the next level of your side-hustle that you aim to turn into your main hustle?

This episode will make you understand how to find time while working full-time, having a family and a job to work and advance in your passion project.

This is not a generic productivity episode, but something that will transform the way you look at every single day.

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What are your limiting beliefs?
2) How can you bridge the gap between those false believes and reality to overcome them right now?

How to find time for your passion project

Do you have a passion that you’re working on while rushing your day job? No time for your side hustle? You’d like to turn that into a real thing? But time is limited, you come home tired and can barely think straight but you really wanna make it happen?

So you’re looking to find time for your passion project in all the mess of responsibilities and duties, schedules and errands, a family that wants you to do things, and so on. Well, I have news for you.

You don’t find the time, You MAKE time.

Concentrating your focus on finding the time, will make you aware of all the things you have to do, errands and responsibilities. All the roles that you’re already playing throughout the day as a daughter, friend, employee, mother, wife or else.

You don’t find time, You MAKE time.

Concentrating your focus on making time, however, will make you aware of the breaks you have, the time you have for yourself only, these quality hours that you’re failing to use because you are – scrolling through social media, watching tv, sleeping, commuting etc.

Find the hidden time slots

You can make time by finding the hidden time slots throughout your day.

The hours in the morning you lay sleeping cause you watched Netflix last night, or the bed-scrolling through Twitter sessions before you get out of bed, or the time you spent listening to music or watching people while commuting.

That is the time you could use for

Wake up early

Lesson number one: Don’t use your phone for at least an hour after you get up (in general no internet)

There are so many benefits to waking up early. My favourite is: nobody annoys you. Nobody is up that early as you are, so you can be sure that no one wants anything from you, expect any physical or mental action from you. Nobody is there to disturb you. That’s real quality time. Yes, they might get up for fair too but how many really stay up and try to make you do things? Barely anyone. Because we all want peace in the morning.

What is great in the morning is, that your brain is fresh. Yes, you might look like mash potatoes when you get up but believe me, your thoughts are alert because no noise or conversation have polluted it.

You come with fresh ideas you have fresh visions and your energy is at its peak.

That’s why the no internet rule at least one hour after you get up because you don’t want to consume anyone’s business before you haven’t figured out your own!

Pro tip: Create before you consume (listen here)

Another benefit is your discipline.

You showing discipline in the morning and staying up despite the world still sleeping, that is going to boost your performance the entire day.

It will protect you from procrastinating because you already had that success feeling in the morning for fighting your desire to stay comfortably in your pillows and getting up to achieve things!

Now you might say there is really no way I can sleep less, I’m already exhausted enough!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m the last person to ever tell you to compromise on sleep. But what are you doing in the evenings that prevents you from getting up early?

Take an example of the Sunnah, we pray Isha we sleep and we get up and stay up for Fajr. That’s pretty straightforward and I tell you it works! You can get up to 9-10 hours sleep if you want!

But even if you don’t go all out in that, be aware of how much sleep you need (average 7 or 8 hours) and then calculate Fajr – (7 or 8) hours = what time do I need to sleep, then sleep!

Extra tip for those who say they can’t sleep that early: Stop using your phone at least an hour before you want to sleep. That screen light is not helping you to relax, what helps, however, is a warm tea, a book, playing the Quran or writing. These things relax your body and prepare you to sleep.

Use wasted time

What’s wasted time? No, I don’t mean you working on your passion project while you’re doing your day job.

That time when you

  • commute to work
  • when you have a lunch break
  • when you run errands and
  • all this other stuff that you usually use to check social media, listen to music or just get annoyed by people around you.

Use this time to visualise or consume relevant content.

When you commute, make sure you have your audiobooks ready that advance your knowledge on the subjects or you at least write down some ideas on your phone of “What’s the next steps I need to take to grow this project?” “Wow, do I schedule the next event?” “Who can I collaborate with on this project?” “What are my goals for the coming week?”.

When you have lunch, listen to that important podcast on that matter, brainstorm on the next campaign, text people that you wrote down are relevant for your project.

When you come home and clean, make dinner, run errands etc., make sure you visualise that thing you want to have and how you can attain it, catch up on more podcasts or audiobooks that help you to get more insights into the matter.

There is wasted time during your day that you can use to your advantage. #success #ShareDiversity

Give it purpose

Give your wasted time a purpose

Surah Al-Asr

وَالْعَصْ
By (the Token of) Time (through the ages),

إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍ
Verily Man is in loss,

إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ
Except such as have Faith, and do righteous deeds, and (join together) in the mutual teaching of Truth, and of Patience and Constancy.

The Creator of all worlds tells us that time is a great measure of one`s success or failure.

Work, don’t just visualise

There are multiple ways to work on your passion projects. It’s not only watching the “competition” and feeling discouraged by how far they already came and then procrastinating on your thoughts about how you’re failing to accomplish your goals.

It’s about being honest to yourself and writing down the actions steps you need to take to advance in your field.

Maybe you need to learn a new skill? You need to read up on a matter more. Maybe you need to just jump in and create! You wanna create a safe space for women to come together and learn a certain skill? Plan the event, find a venue, publish it on Eventbrite, tell everyone about it, partner with people who have experience, and DO IT.

There are many ways to accomplish growth for your passion project, whether you are writing articles, work on your copywrite or marketing, you create art or you do poetry. Whatever it may be, it will only grow when you engage with the idea. You don’t have to know 100% of your plan yet, but you work on it step by step. And these steps can perfectly be made while your hustling on your day job/jobs, you’re studying or having any other kind of obligations.

Understand for yourself – perfection is a myth, what counts is progress.

Perfection is a myth, what counts is progress. #progress #ShareDiversity

To recap:

  • You don’t find the time, you make time
  • Wake up early
  • Create before you consume
  • Give your wasted time a purpose
  • Baby steps are still steps
  • Progress > perfection

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