What to Expect at September’s iPhone 6 Reveal
News on the Apple iWatch front has been almost nonexistent (or, maybe just a little boring…) while iPhone 6 rumors monopolize the spotlight, even sneaking in an EXCLUSIVE on the homepage of TMZ. But, iPhone 6, you’re going to have to learn how to share, because word on the smart streets of Silicon Valley is that Apple will be using their September 9 event to debut the iWatch.
Not to make you feel less than the special mythical creature our dreams that you are, iPhone 6, but we already know A LOT about you. You’re like… well, you’re like a unicorn. We already have fluorescent, bedazzled recreations of you doodled on our back to school supplies. It’s Apple’s smartwatch (the Loch Ness Monster of this tech creature metaphor that we’re going to stick with to the end of this post) that we’re like, “huh?” about. We’ve seen a lot of grainy pics, and some amazing Photoshop artistry (like the concepts in this post from Ciccares Design) but nothing concrete. Re/Code reports that Apple will be unveiling its wearable along with both models of the upcoming iPhone 6 at the September 9 par-tay at Craig Federighi’s house.
We’re hoping this means the buzz about a delay in iPhone 6 production was false. Or maybe this confirms that — Apple could be setting up a good news/bad news situation with the iWatch reveal cushioning the blow of no new iPhone til winter. Either way, we’re already popping popcorn by the gallon for 9/9/14.
What do you think about Apple’s upcoming wearable? If you could have one in your pocket right now, which would you pick: iPhone 6 or an Apple smartwatch? Sound off below!
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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