Positive Stories For Students Heading To College

Grown & Gone: Stories and tips to help students survive their first independent year of college is a great book of real world stories and tips shared by college students and one high school senior. The contributors of this book are very candid as they explain their troubles and triumphs during their undergraduate year.

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Mercedes Allen, aka our Sadie Daily, a digital marketing consultant, and blogger gives highlights about her college experience and advice to assist others on the journey ahead. Find out more below:

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Inspiring stories. Real-life tips for High School and College students. This should be a MUST read for high school students to give them the real facts about going to college from students just like them. As a college professor, I wish ALL my students read this book before they started college.


5 Ways To Get Over Failure

Failure, is almost impossible to avoid. As long as you are trying at this thing called life, you will get rejected, or denied at some point. Yet, having a positive perspective, will help you to see the benefits in failure. Embrace the challenges to come and fail quickly enough to move forward. Failing at something, prepares you for a bigger win, every loss, is really not a losing option, unless you give up.

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Below are a few ways to get over failure as it comes. I know for 2017, it has been a great year, but I can attest to being denied, but by not dwelling on the happenings, I was able to pull through, and find better opportunities. Deciding to wake up, and try again gives you hope, and a promise for better moments to come. Remember the failures add to your story, build your drive, and increases your faith.


  • Focus on the Good

Focusing on how to improve, rather than where you lack/come short, will help you make the necessary change to grow into a better version of yourself.


  • Mind over Matter 

How you think, will determine how your reality is. Change your thoughts of how bad that situation turned out, and remember it could always be worst. “If at first you don’t succeed, try again.” ITP_Failure_1024x1024

  • Listen and Learn to Discern

Listening to constructive criticism, and practicing will improve your performance. A person who knows everything, will only limit themselves because of the limited view of seeing things as they are. You are more likely to make the same mistakes repeatedly if you don’t recall the reasoning for the setbacks.


  • Motivate, Don’t Hate

Motivating yourself is one thing, however, doubting, and setting up unrealistic expectations, will cause you to pull your self down. Take value in being “you”, and own up to any failures, as a key part of life. There is no such thing as a perfect life, I mean, we wouldn’t appreciate a win, if we never lost at something.


  •  Let time Prevail, Don’t Dwell

At the end of the day no matter what happened in the past it is irrelevant, today is the present, and a new start. : )

Failure Is Not FINAL

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As long as you live you are going to go through humps. P.S. You have already survived the worst days so far.


“Every adversity plants a seed of equal or greater opportunity.”

*******Above may be a few ways to get over failures, but feel free to share what you do & hashtag below! #wakecreateINSPIRE

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I use funnels everyday & you should too!

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I am a digital marketing consultant, and I help companies with developing creative marketing strategies, plans, and solutions to grow their businesses. I had the chance to talk to upcoming business owners recently about creating funnels at an awesome workshop presented by Boss Up Academy, and I will share a snippet with you all.


When I am not contracted out to share some of my know how/services in person or online, I am always researching #tech #trends to plug into or creating my own.

Today is special for #sadiedaily since I will be sharing some tips from my industry that has pushed my clients to get on another level. My partners at i3 Mega Marketing Group have helped me in getting some of this content together so feel free to check them out here —> i3 for more #info.


Let’s start with the inbound marketing approach to creating funnels. What is a funnel? 

A funnel is simply a process a visitor goes through when they first see your content online. This content may be a social media post, or blog. After they are led into seeing your products/services, they request more information, depending on their buyer’s level of interest they will reach out to become a customer/partner.

It is very key to have a funnel to track your success rates, and know where bottle necks are to improve your business outlook in the future.


After you attract people, having a great landing page, or website will lead to a conversion. Conversions equal sales, or contact information to build whatever campaign you are running. Again, everyone’s purpose for a funnel is different, just make sure you have one ; )….or contact #i3 @ info@i3megamarketinggroup.com.


Being active in your business is important. If it takes you days to respond to messages or calls, chances are you won’t have many customers. Nurture your interested leads by pouring into them. When people get ignored, just like in most relationships, they ultimately come to ruin, and end, because someone else is more attentive.

Don’t get dumped : ). —- Automate, Automate, Automate 


Always over deliver and under promise.




And because you must be really interested in knowing more tips, here is the mini-ebook my team at #i3 have put together for me to share, check it out here —>Create Funnels Now!

How Will We Share Content In The Future?

The Future of Content Sharing is NOW.

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As quick as you can snap a picture, load it, and hit send, is the rate of sharing experiences universally.

In order to share updates over 20 years ago, we used to have to use a beeper, then there was AOL.

Now we can share our food, our events, and anything going on, at real time access levels….LIVE! 

The power of technology allows us to connect with people from all over the world, and share experiences, while they are happening.

Do not wait for the moment, create it, and share it. Live in it! 

Wake Create Inspire Sadie Daily

Tag #wakecreateinspire something you want to create or send it to letscreateit@sadiedailymedia.com



Daily Inspiration Corner

#wakecreateINSPIRE -My black-iranian sister Yara Shahidi ❤


This daily inspiration corner, was inspired by the beautiful Yara Shahidi. I love how she uses her platform to inspire and embrace multi-cultural differences.


My thoughts below:

-Media plays a powerful role in how minorities are displayed. With so many lives lost because a person appears to be more dangerous because of a skin tone, is probably the most obscured thing ever. Yet, think about the labels we place on people because they look different, what if the shoe was on the other foot. What if you were mistreated, and assumed to be up to no good, because you have a darker skin tone.

Let’s be the kings and queens we were born to be this week, and not let the media influence our behaviors and thoughts. You are more than what someone thinks you are.



<3. I read somewhere we are afraid of what we have never been exposed to. <<<<get out of comfort zones. & #live




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If You Want To Be Great Do These 5 Things Now


I got to shine

1.Follow Your Passion


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Find something you love doing and pursue it! The only way to do great work is to love the work you do. If you find yourself feeling down and out & miserable, set some goals. If you are not being fulfilled, find out what your interests are and take steps to follow what keeps you up at night. When you are working in your passion it doesn’t feel like work, it feels like purpose.

You only have one life to live, do not waste precious moments building something you do not want to live in.

Wear your confidence well. 

2.Be Grateful


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I believe that life is 85 % what you make it, always be aware of your attitude, simply changing your perspective, can & will change your life. When you cultivate a sense of gratitude you immediately boost your mental and physical health. A grateful mindset, makes life great because you are no longer finding things to complain about, which leads to stress. You are so thankful for the small things many people take for granted,ex. simple things such as being able to try again, enjoy the outdoors, and be above ground. Living with a grateful intention in mind attracts positive energy. Use the right words, because there is power in the way we talk about ourselves and others. Give back, and always say thank you, are good practice habits to be grateful.

The more positive your outlook, the more things come along that will add to your cup.

3.Keep Learning


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The key ingredient to being great is to never stop learning. Most people who get comfortable where they are remain average. Yet, if you want to be the best, you have to train, and think like you are capable of being the best. This means staying up to date on trends in your industry, studying your craft, and reading self-help (motivational books).  A client of mine told me it is better to be a learn it all, than a know it all. That statement is so true. Allowing yourself to learn something new, keeps your mind fresh, and focused. Be wise my friends. No matter how old you get, or how many degrees you have, try learning something new.

Just like plants need water, our brains thirst for knowledge.

4.Take Ownership


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Own up to your mistakes. If you created a problem, don’t point fingers to blame others. As life matures us, we begin to no longer blame others for our shortcomings, and look within to change our outlook. Don’t just go with the flow, create the flow. Own your life, by making choices that make you happy, and don’t apologize for it. You can live life, and not be a jerk to others. If you fail/or make a mistake keep going. Learn the lesson, and continue to improve. If you don’t analyze your actions to the point where you can own up to your doings, then you may have bigger problems. Taking ownership, sets you up to be an effective leader, and well respected. We hold ourselves back from growth by putting our issues off on others because we are too afraid to handle them. Be real and honest with yourself, and I assure you being honest with others will come naturally.

Keep your word, and hold yourself accountable.

5.Stay Healthy


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In order to be great, you have to take care of your star player….YOU. That means taking breaks. Listen to your body. Get rest, you are human, not a robot. Staying healthy, will actually make you more productive. Eating greasy food, not only brings about health issues later on, but also makes you feel groggy, and less upbeat. Save yourself the regret of not taking care of the only body you get, before hospital bills make you pay for it. I am not saying go on an extreme diet, but practice healthy eating habits, find a workout routine that gets your brain a break, and keep your body fueled with water. Flush out the bad, and in take the good. Breathe in. And handle it. Push away the fries. And show yourself some love. Your body will thank you for it.


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Managing Your Brand

Sadie Daily Log: May 9, 2017:::

Location: Dallas, Tx

Managing your brand

-Met with client today to talk about website marketing tools.-
They never blogged and I was proud at the work they put in to prep themselves on understanding what a brand was, and receiving my feedback.

My clients are normally twice my age, and to get their thought process takes listening skills. I took notes because of how their mind went to the understanding of how powerful branding is. From symbols, to service marks, recognition, etc.

I want to share that:

When you promote your brand it builds a mental relationship with people. It creates supporters and a community that rallies behind you. 

Live your brand and believe in it. Each time you share your brand you are inviting people into your world. 

-Taking the time to be honest with your clients, open, friendly makes them want to work with you so much more. You are your brand.

I remember in one of my favorite marketing classes in college, having to create a brand visual. It was the essence of Sadie Daily. Positive lifestyle that motivates and helps others in creating and building their business etc. Its funny how powerful our words and actions are.

Fall in Love With Your Brand & Be a leader others will follow.

In this case log: my client needs me to build their brand, which is a big task, that is one of the most important frameworks of a business.

The feedback I got today was “Thank you, you are just what I needed, I don’t give thank you’s often, but I am listening to you, and you have rubbed off on me.”………

I love what I do #media #marketing #consulting Always brand building!


People will doubt what you say, and believe what you do. Doing something is easy, coaching someone how to is another thing.

#sadiedaily Less is, more #beingeffective

th-2My current read that is helping me strive to be better.    Hold yourself accountable. 


For more tips sign up to hear me speak May 20, 2017!



Nobody tells us to get WISDOM.

The older I get, I find that what I truly want is wisdom.

Nobody tells us to get WISDOM. 

Around graduation time, and life events in general someone tells you to go to college, get a job, get a degree, get married.etc.


In order to be a good steward over all of the above takes wisdom. You can get a dream job, house, marriage, but without wisdom you won’t know what to do with it, or how to keep it.

People get degrees, but without wisdom, you won’t know how to apply that degree to life.


In waiting, prepare for what’s to come.

Having guardrails protects us, #proverbs