A Krista Concept to Live By

““Do your best… then do better.””

Immersing myself into the wonderful world of Social Media Unicorn and joining the phenomenal team earlier this month, I already can see that my wish has come true. Allow me to preface you with some back story:

For some time now, as in the last six years, I have had developed some sort mental block when it comes to social media. I found myself putting out content then wanting for my audience to engage, and yet when they did finally engage, I would freeze and fail to respond. Numerous times I have found myself wanting to strengthen friendships, establish new contacts through networking, or participate in an event; however, after making initial contact, I would fizzle off after a message or two.

This behavior has been bothering me for some time. I have been completely unsure of what the root of my social (media) anxiety is, but I knew that I didn’t’t want to keep it up anymore. This even reached to the bounds of my e-mailbox, where I had a clutter of over a thousand emails.

I started with little steps: Deleting old emails. Unsubscribing. Combing through Facebook messages to organize the messages that are just filler and those that need responding. One step at a time. Above all, I was manifesting, telling myself that I would get over these anxieties and become a more productive person… and then Krista happened to me.

Through stepping out of my comfort zones, I corresponded with an old friend from college, was then connected with Krista, and a unicorn was born. Synchronicity occurred full force when sitting in a meeting, I heard Krista say, “”do your best, and then do better.”” For a while now I felt like I was doing my best, but only recently I realized I was doing the best with what I could at the time, but my situation could be better. I needed to push myself. I needed a new environment so that I could, “”do better”.” I now have a job, nay —— a career, where I am forcing myself to achieve those goals of facing anxiety, empowering myself, and growing. The concept that I have been envisioning was verbalized the other day in that meeting room —— my eureka moment —— and everything came full-circle.

Do you suffer from social anxiety or other weird hang ups too? Lets talk about them and how to  “be better!” Comment bellow, lets work on excellence together!

Mina 💕

Vendor Appreciation Day at Jenny’s Dispensary

On December 16th, our team was on site at Jenny’s North Las Vegas location to show our appreciation for their dispensary team and their patients. We came armed with swag, information, and one goal: to educate consumers about Caviar Gold and their fantastic line of products that launched in November in Nevada.

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3 Reasons Why Women Entrepreneurs Will Make 2018 Better

2017 can easily be remembered as the year sexual predators were held responsible for their actions. There seemed to be a new allegation coming out every day. This not so shocking realization served as a reminder that women still have a long way to go in obtaining equal rights in the workplace.

Recently, Liz Elting, Founder and CEO of Transperfect shared with Forbes why it was necessary for women to take on more entrepreneurship roles and the steps needed to accomplish this goal. Read more

7 Essential Concepts for Entrepreneurs

Ready to turn that dream of running your own business into a reality? You’re not alone. Recently, nine members of the Young Entrepreneurs Council (YEC) shared vital concepts that define successful leaders in today’s progressively challenging business world.

So, before you quit your day job, make sure you have these essential concepts down to a science. Read more

A Message From Krista

Hi Unicorns,

Go where you are celebrated. I used to spend all my time trying to prove the folks wrong who criticize me, thinking it would make me better. Constructive criticism and feedback come from a place of love and authentic celebration of who you are. That’s why it’s important to get in where you fit in.

Learn to fall in love with life’s no’s. Every no is one no closer to the life changing yes. Rather than fighting the no, teach yourself to visualize that it is just one step closer to all of the bigger things you are meant to do. This one has been a rough lesson for me because I am impatient and I want it now, but I could not have the company and life I have today without all of those no’s.

Accept that people are imperfect. Lord, my friend, I fight this on the daily. Imperfections, mistakes, what the hell were you thinking, why can’t you just be what I want you to be- all that is a daily battle, but I try with my heart and soul to accept that the beauty of human beings is in their flaws. I want folks to accept me for all my fearless boldness and loud mouthed opinions, so that acceptance is something I strive for.

More than anything, know that you are appreciated. You are loved. Even in your darkest moments remember that it is darkest before the dawn and the good Lord is giving you great challenges because you are meant for great leadership.



Motherhood and Marijuana

I was 25 when my doctor told me that it would be difficult to have children due to my endometriosis. I foolishly assumed I was cursed with bad cramps before being diagnosed with. My doctor suggested prescribed medicines and multiple birth control methods, but they usually made me feel sick. Since, I was already using marijuana recreationally, I decided to use it for my menstrual pain. Once I learned that endometriosis was linked to endocannabinoid deficiency (ECD), I knew that cannabis would be the best method to battle my pain. However, I had to find out the hard way that smoking increases blood clots, but dried flowers and/or CBD oil works best because it combusts the cannabis and releases a range of cannabinoids.
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Rolled in Glitter and Covered in Magic: Becoming a Unicorn

This week, I embarked on one of the most exciting journeys thus far – diving head-first into a brand new opportunity of a lifetime. I was acquainted with Krista Whitley and her blessing of unicorns through a dear collegiate friend and magic happened. The glitter-bomb within me was ignited, and I finally found my home.

Monday, I was introduced to my coworkers: an exciting team of inspired, enthusiastic individuals all with the collective ideals of spreading positivity, love, and self-improvement. From the moment that I walked in through the doorway, every fiber of my being felt like I belonged. Not only did I intrinsically feel that way, but my environment facilitated it. I was met with a smile and chipper attitude from every member of my team. Each person I interacted with had genuine support for me, it almost felt unreal.

In previous jobs, I have always felt some sort of unsettling feeling to some degree. Surprisingly, although my previous amount of experience in the field of marketing has been limited, I felt the most comfortable and invigorated compared to past places of employment. I sensed that my creative team wanted me to succeed, knowing my success is all of our success. It was made very evident to me from the start that this is a place for me to become the best version of myself that I can be.

Within the first week, I learned skills and was able to apply concepts I have never tried. I participated in my first professional networking event in the cannabis community. I was able to partake in an advertisement campaign. I avidly read books that involved business – something I never thought I would do in my free time. I am growing. SocialMediaUnicorn is growing. Now, we want to facilitate YOUR growth… come ride the rainbow.


Ho, Ho, Women Grow!

December’s Women Grow hosted by Social Media Unicorn was an all together magical experience! The growing entrepreneurial community was in full force to mix, mingle, and help collect unwrapped toys for That Adopted Girl, a charity benefiting children in the foster care system. The Holiday Spirit was in the air!

The enchanted evening started with drinks and hor d’oeuvres, (can’t forget to mention the best brownies ever tasted) while guests chatted the night away. Our special guest Juliana Whitney, Founder of That Adopted Girl, educated peers and shared more about her incredible charity. Based in Las Vegas, this passionate, empowered non-for-profit was created to inspire and improve the lives of the foster children in America. Their value T.H.R.I.V.E. (Transparency, Honor, Responsibility, Initiative, Validation, and Enthusiasm) had introduced an outstanding kind of entrepreneurial leadership, thousands have loved supporting.


As the festive night continued, a special surprise guest walked through the door shortly after the party began. Can you guess who it was? SANTA! Good Old Saint Nick posed for pictures, judged our Ugly Sweater Contest, and spread holiday cheer all around Wayne Newton’s Casa De Shenandoah Visitors Center!


The ugly sweater contest winner was provided a stocking full of goodies for their impressive Hanukkah sweater, and a raffle was held for those who provided a gift to That Adopted Girl where another gift was given to one lucky guest who gave back. The spirit of giving is the most precious gift of all. The joy that filled the room was captivating and contagious.


Laughter and smiles from cheek to cheek were had by all.  


Just leaves curiosity of, what will January be like?

Ultra Violet, Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year

Pantone, the world-renowned authority on color, recently announced the 2018 color of the year as Ultra Violet, Pantone code 18-3838. Ultra Violet is the fruition of melding the opposing colors blue and red into a harmonious and mystifying color. The color is said to invoke thought and imagination, something necessary in today’s busy and noisy environment. Ultra Violet peacefully suggests imagery of the celestial cosmos, the infinite night sky, and emotionally  conjures deep visionary thought.

In musical pop-culture the color was seen as a main identifier of the late Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix. These iconic leaders of counterculture were symbols for pushing boundaries of imagination through mesmerizing art. It’s also been a symbol of royalty and wisdom. The seventh chakra, Sahasrara, the Crown Chakra, is depicted in Ultra Violet, and is known to be the source of creation, pure light, and connection to divinity.

“The Pantone Color of the Year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today.” – Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute.

You can use the color to communicate your brand’s individuality and visionary. Use it to display your brand’s appeal to the future and desire to realize a greater vision. Knowledge of colors and their symbolic archetypes will help you more effectively project your strategic branding efforts. Find a series of colors in line with your strategy, learn what they communicate and tailor your content to the message you want customers to feel.