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I really really hate this wellness industry lie

I really really hate this wellness industry lie

I just got back from a beautiful, two week vacation. It was desperately needed, because to be honest, right before that I was losing my mind. My anxiety was through the roof, I was struggling to work at all… it was my worst week in a really long time.   Before...

I felt like a failure

I felt like a failure

For the past four months, it’s been painful for me to use my hands. Typing on the computer hurts. Using my phone hurts. It’s made working and living in the modern world pretty frustrating, tbh. For a while, I resisted it. Why? Because I “had to work”. I didn’t want to...

you and I have this in common

you and I have this in common

I was writing another post just now, but I stopped because this one is more important. I wanted to write you a post about the lessons we can learn from actually listening to and respecting our needs (don't worry, it's still coming!)  The problem was,  I kept getting...

what I learned from taking too many magic mushrooms

what I learned from taking too many magic mushrooms

I (kind of) accidentally had too many magic mushrooms the other week 🤣 That’s a story for another day, but I’m glad I did, because the medicine of the mushrooms gave me some really beautiful clarity. I was lying in my husband’s arms, and in his embrace, I could feel...

how I work less than 16 hours/week

how I work less than 16 hours/week

My ass just sat down to work, and it’s 11am. That’s a full hour after I’m “supposed” to start work (I put that in quotes because I’m a self-employed human so every deadline or schedule in my business is self-imposed, if we’re being honest). Every part of my mind was...

is more really better?

is more really better?

I get frustrated with myself on mornings like this: Mornings when capitalism tells me I should be able to do more, produce more, and clear out my entire to do list… … but if I’m being honest, I’m just fucking tired. I’ve been paying attention to how I feel about my...

I really shouldn’t be doing this

I really shouldn’t be doing this

I shouldn’t be writing this blog right now. There are 20 million more important + urgent things that I should be doing this morning. But I want to be writing to you. I want to take a second to celebrate that wanting for myself, because it’s new for me. My entire...

no honey, resting is NOT easy

no honey, resting is NOT easy

8 months ago, I made a promise to myself. I promised that I would step out of the hustle culture, take things slow in my business, and give myself more time to rest and heal (because lord knows I needed healing back then). And precious, I haven’t looked back since...

what are you searching for?

what are you searching for?

You ever have this moment when everything’s going great and you’re just being yourself and having the time of your life, and you suddenly stop and wonder… … is this even meant to be this easy? Is it okay to be me and trust that people will like me? Is that really all...

i’ve changed

i’ve changed

Let’s grab our favorite tea, find the comfiest chair in our house, and have a little chat, shall we? This week, I want to chat about values and intentionality. Because imma be honest honey, I’m still figuring out my space with them. Now, if you met me in the summer of...

good intentions mean sh*t if you don’t follow through

good intentions mean sh*t if you don’t follow through

I started this business with good intentions. All I wanted was to help women and femmes of color find their place in the world. I wanted to serve my people. I wanted to do right by my community. But somewhere along the way, I caved under the pressure of the...

everything can wait

everything can wait

You may have noticed that I didn’t send out a podcast episode last week. You might be wondering, where the hell is Gieselle?! The truth is - I was resting. After that horrific act of domestic terrorism on the Capitol Building, I just wasn’t okay. And I’m sure you...

5 ways women & femmes of color can liberate their business in 2021

5 ways women & femmes of color can liberate their business in 2021

We’ve all been fed the Capitalist & White Supremacist Kool-Aid all our lives. The kind of nonsense that starts with ‘you’re not enough’, and ends with ‘it’s okay to give up sleep for a year if that means working towards success’. We’ve been taught that there’s...

wanna take it slow?

wanna take it slow?

There’s an intention for 2021 that’s been floating around for a lot of folks - slowing down, resting, and being intentional. [P.S. - surprise, that’s part of my intentions too!] It sounds simple enough, but to be honest, being intentional can be one of the hardest...

what do you deserve?

what do you deserve?

Over the holidays, I moved into my new house. It’s our first house and it’s big, beautiful and spacious (which was an absolute must for me energetically. This chick needs space.) As I was unpacking my clothes into this fancy, huge-ass closet that the white lady who...

the best thing I did in 2020

the best thing I did in 2020

I’m not gonna lie, I’ve made some MAJOR mistakes this year (more on that later). But, I join my hands and thank every spiritual being out there that I had the courage to take ONE important, extremely positive decision. A decision I went back and forth on a million...

let’s talk money

let’s talk money

I’ll be honest, my relationship with money isn’t perfect. Not by a long shot. In fact, some may say it isn’t even good. Even though my business does well and I never worry about money in my professional or personal life... ...I’m straight up avoidant when it comes to...

you can’t be your last priority

you can’t be your last priority

In these last few months of 2020, I’ve been trying hard to achieve a new goal I’ve set for myself — to truly honor my business hours. It’s really easy for me to devote myself wholly to this work, to work longer hours, show up more, do everything to make sure you...

are you being safe?

are you being safe?

Last week, I did a live training on how to have thriving rates while being anti-capitalist at the same time. If you attended it, you might’ve thought I was confident, willing to speak my mind and to call out the bullshit in white supremacy culture. But truth be told,...

are you being real or respectable?

are you being real or respectable?

I’m a black, queer, cisgender woman. But I’m more than that. I’m an entrepreneur. I’m deeply spiritual. I’m a psychic and a medium. I’m a wife. A person living with mental illness. A woman without a child. I’m a woman who struggles with body image. Those are just some...

i messed up

i messed up

Earlier this month, I had a mastermind session scheduled for the week of the election. Out of the 10 people in the group coaching call, two of them requested that the session be pushed back because the week was too stressful for them to focus on anything, even a...

Are you a good leader?

Are you a good leader?

Your girl’s gonna get straight to the point today. Revolutionary business is ALL about the right leadership. It’s about showing up in your community, standing at the frontlines of your movement, and leading your people to freedom. Now when we talk about leadership, we...

Are you running the race with no finish line?

Are you running the race with no finish line?

The first rule of business is that there are no rules. Y’all know that I’m all about liberating myself from the hustle and grind culture, slowing down, defining my own pace, tuning in to my intuition, and living in the present. But your girl wasn’t always this breezy....

Do you let yourself be seen?

Do you let yourself be seen?

Let’s go back in time shall we? Those of you who’ve been following Revolutionary Rising might know this, but I grew up as one of the only Black girls in a predominantly white world. Like most of us, I learned that blackness is unacceptable, and your proximity to...

Are your sisterhood wounds holding you back?

Are your sisterhood wounds holding you back?

We were taught to always fight for our place at the table. To do what it takes, even it meant having to elbow somebody else out of their seat. But doing it all alone can get exhausting - and it strips us of what we all deserve as women and femmes of color… ...ease....

I’m challenging you

I’m challenging you

As human beings, we’re naturally inclined to watch other people and imitate their actions in order to survive. And as women and femmes of color, society teaches us to second-guess our every thought and action. We’re told that business is cutthroat, there is no place...

Drinking the Capitalist Kool-Aid

Drinking the Capitalist Kool-Aid

I need money to put food on my table. I need money to get my kids to school. I need money to live the good life. I bet some of y’all had these thoughts running through your heads when you heard my podcast on Thursday. And you ain’t wrong, sis. You do need the money....

The revolution is coming…

The revolution is coming…

Stay in your lane, don’t rock the boat, take what you’re given and don’t complain. Well, I’m calling bullshit. And I bet you are too. Times are changing. There’s momentum building…I feel it in my bones. Something that has become crystal clear for me is that this...

Ready to Shake Things Up?

Ready to Shake Things Up?

What is a revolution? It’s not just standing in a crowd with signs in hand (though that’s pretty damn important). For better or for worse, as women and femmes of color, revolution permeates the very walls of our businesses. And it bleeds into everything we do, like:...

What To Do Now That “Business As Usual” Is Gone

What To Do Now That “Business As Usual” Is Gone

Wow, it has been such a long couple of weeks. I didn’t publish a blog last week because, well, I’m human. On top of that, I’m a black, female-identifying human...so, I needed some rest. Even now, two weeks into this civil rights movement - I’m finding my energy low,...

Stop Doing This Right Now If You Want To Make More Money, Faster

Stop Doing This Right Now If You Want To Make More Money, Faster

Here’s the one thing you have to stop doing if you want to make more money, faster: Telling yourself that your ideal client isn’t in your current audience or network. Right now, you’re not making the kind of money that you want to make, and you’re telling yourself...

You Don’t Need To Become A New Person To Run A Successful Business

You Don’t Need To Become A New Person To Run A Successful Business

Make sure you’re not holding yourself back in your business because you’re secretly afraid you can’t handle it. I know it’s easy to believe that you’ll have to become a new, upgraded version of yourself to be able to handle everything in your business. I want to make...

How to Navigate Your Emotions While Running A Business

How to Navigate Your Emotions While Running A Business

Let’s just be real: it’s a rough week to be a WOC business owner. Unlike our white counterparts, we’re forced to navigate our emotions and retraumatization around the injustice in this country…. ...while also trying to run a business. It’s not easy...so, I wanted to...

Why Pretending You’re Perfect is Killing Your Sales

Why Pretending You’re Perfect is Killing Your Sales

There are a couple folks on my feed whose content has been repelling me lately, and I couldn’t figure out why. Multiple times a day, there’s posts about their epic client wins, their unparalleled relationship, the list goes on. At first I thought I was triggered by...

The surprising reason why you struggle to create content

The surprising reason why you struggle to create content

Are you struggling to find inspiration for your content? I could give you a ton of prompts to light your content on fire... ...but tbh, those content prompts you love are just a crutch. Here's the real ass solution: You've gotta start looking for the inspiration....

Unicorns + Wine

Unicorns + Wine

I want to tell you a really cool story about one of my favorite, unicorn clients, who recently told me, “I have to say, I’m a testament to your magic.” She reached out with an update on her life, letting me know that she had: 🙌Quit her corporate job 🙌Launched a...

The biggest thing you need to be successful in your biz

The biggest thing you need to be successful in your biz

The hardest part about being visible in your business isn't the actual creation of content. The hardest parts are: believing that you have something to say. saying the thing that you want, even when you’re pretty sure someone’s going to disagree. knowing that you can...

This is the key to 50k months in your business

This is the key to 50k months in your business

Do you ever catch yourself wondering, “How does she do it?” As you watch your favorite coach have another 50k month? You’re convinced that she has a better: 💕strategy 💕audience 💕message 💕sales call flow or whatever other B.S. you’ve equated leading to success. Can I...

Community Is The Key For Us All

Community Is The Key For Us All

I was reminded of the beauty in the world this morning. 
One of my mastermind clients had made a really personal, vulnerable share in our mastermind group last night. 13 hours later, I checked in and was shocked because: 🙋🏿‍♀️every single womxn in the mastermind had...

What is A Universal Sign and What is Not?

What is A Universal Sign and What is Not?

I’m talking to an incredible womxn entrepreneur who is ready to scale her business for real in 2020. She believes in herself. She happened upon me and my work. She totally gets how what I do and feels like the way I do it is exactly what she needs to grow her biz. But...

Dear Highly Sensitive Womxn

Dear Highly Sensitive Womxn

You are perfect the way you are. Your sensitivity is not a burden. Your unique set of needs are not strange. You are not wrong for wanting and needing something different. You have the most beautiful of souls. I know this because I am you, I’ve loved you, and I’ve...

Are You Asking For What You Want?

Are You Asking For What You Want?

I sat next to the most annoying guy on the plane the other day. He asked 20 questions to figure out what kind of drink he wanted to order. He asked if someone would switch him out of his middle seat. He asked for a blanket. He asked me to turn my light off, even...

Do You Remember?

Do You Remember?

I want to tell you about a client of mine. Her voice was choked up in tears as she told me,“I just never feel good enough.” She felt like all her friends’ businesses were doing better than her’s. She was worried that if she did collaborations with other coaches, she’d...

How Was Your 2019?

How Was Your 2019?

The end of the year is only days away - holy fucking hell. I don’t know about you, but this has been a year for me. It’s been a huge, excruciating, exciting, and wonderful year full of massive wins...like turning my part time side hustle into a full-time, six figure...

The Truth About Being Disciplined with your Time

The Truth About Being Disciplined with your Time

I need you to hear me when I say this: YOU DO NOT NEED MORE DISCIPLINE. I am so tired of women coming to me… ...beating themselves up. ….calling themselves lazy. ….convinced that there’s just something wrong with them… Just because they’re not managing their time...

Stop Holding Yourself To Someone Else’s Standards

Stop Holding Yourself To Someone Else’s Standards

Want to see your therapist’s jaw literally drop? Say this out loud: “I feel worthless. I’m ashamed that my husband has to tell people I’m his wife.” As I continued explaining why (and she put her jaw back together), she stopped my thoughts with this question......

You Are Awesome RIGHT NOW

You Are Awesome RIGHT NOW

My dad always says I would’ve been an incredible lawyer. (Honestly, whose parents aren't still telling them they would’ve been the perfect doctor or lawyer?) “There’s no point in going toe to toe with you- you thrive on proving a point.” He’s right - and not because I...

We Can’t Thrive Alone!

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