Instagram Blocking and How to Resolve it

If you’ve been blocked by Instagram check out these few tips to help you get unlocked.

Being blocked by Instagram here are some tips on how to fix it

 

How many of you have been ‘banned or blocked’ by Instagram? I know many users encounter this problem — including myself self and it’s so annoying being blocked. So if you’re like me someone who’s been ‘blocked and banned’ from Instagram and need HELP finding resolutions, look no further. Here are some tips and solutions on how to fix and avoid them.

 

 

TEMPORARY BLOCK

I’ve had a temporary block and this is the most common action block implemented by Instagram.  The temporary block usually lasts up to 24 hours. You can RESOLVE it by taking a break from Instagram; don’t post, comment, or like for a couple of days.  When you return back to Instagram make sure to log out, sign back in, and check for any updates on your Instagram application.

 

BLOCK WITH AN EXPIRATION DATE

Another type of action block which is the one I just received from Instagram, which includes an expiration date.  If you follow me on Instagram I’ve shared both of these types of blocks the most recent one blocked me for SEVEN DAYS!  These blocks can last from 24 hours to 30 days!

Regardless of the type of block, if you have NOT done anything wrong I would recommend that you request a manual review from Instagram.  You can do that by going to Instagram Settings ->Help ->Report a Problem

 

Some of the things that can trigger an Instagram block

 

  • Using BOT services
  • The use of BANNED hashtags – I’ve seen my account BLOCKED and BANNED TWICE when I’ve used the Hashtag #Hotsauceinterpreters
  • Posting prohibited content
  • Users reporting your account – I’ve been notified by other users who have received DMs from @RockStarInterpreter @Robintherockstarinterpreter asking them to block and report me 🤦‍♀️ so I’ve been targeted by this user 🤷‍♀️ (be aware of who you follow/unfollow and if you feel someone is just snooping – BLOCK THEM)…and AVOID these childish issues 😉
  • Posting to much – users may report it as SPAM

Tips to fix the Instagram block

 

  1. Reinstall your Instagram application
  2. Report the problem to Instagram (it may take some time to EVEN get a response from them, but it’s worth the shot)
  3. An IP address may be an issue believe it or not our IP address may also be targeted so switch to mobile data
  4. Make sure you linked to your Facebook account this is another way to prove your NOT A BOT!
  5. Wait 24-72 hours before you try to log back in and when you do try logging in from another device

To get more FREE tips, resources, information for your business, health, and real-life tips, follow me on all my social media platforms

Self-Confidence the CEO Hustler Way

Self-Confidence the CEO Hustler Way

Preparing yourself for success with a positive mindset and help you build your self-confidence, the CEO Hustler Way

Tips to help you prepare yourself for success and help you build the self-confidence you need to start and grow your business.

 

How Confident do You Feel and How Confident do You seem to Others? You see your level of confidence can be felt and shown in many ways.

 

  • Your behavior
  • body language
  • trembling voice
  • what you say and how you say it, etc.

 

Many of us show it because we DON’T BELIEVE IN OURSELVES!

Helping You Boss Up and Rise

You see I learned early on that if I wanted to succeed I needed to believe in myself if I wanted to help and inspire others…So I started to practice!

 

The GOOD NEWS is that Self-Confidence can be learned and built on…So before you start helping others you have to start by helping yourself.

Here are 5 things to ponder...

Low Self-Confidence                                                                  

Staying in your comfort zone.                                              

You fear to take risks.                                                             

Always trying to cover up your mistakes. 

                      

Dismissing compliments                                                       

Fear of failure.                                                             

Being Confident

 

Always going the extra mile

 

Risk-taker regardless of out-come

 

Learns from the mistakes.

 

Accept compliments graciously

 

“Take the bull by the horns”

I’ve always been a “go-getter” but at some point in my life, I felt just like you. 

 

I started to lack self-confidence until realizing that my self-confidence was coming from low self-esteem.

 

Many of us are always trying to seek approval, we always feel that what we are doing is not our best or many times it comes from the way we were raised and our behaviors during our childhood (at least that’s what my therapist told me).

 

Truth is that when I got help from my counselor (AND NO! don’t believe that when you seek a counselor, you’re crazy) I realized that by taking this first step it actually made me stronger.

 

It opened up the doors to fully understand what was happening inside of me but also to realize when this “self-confidence” behavior started.

 

You see when I was young up until the age of 15, I was always participating in singing, modeling, always in front of crowds, always spoke my mind, I was NEVER SHY nor did I feel I was NOT GOOD ENOUGH.

 

However, something happened in my life that changed all of this and I became fearful; I didn’t think I was good enough, hated speaking in front of people, I felt ugly, too skinny, I started to lose confidence and started to have very low self-esteem.

 

Now, this may not be the case with you, but it’s worth a shot looking into this and self-evaluating yourself to see if ANYTHING is holding you back from moving forward.

 

I’m NOT AN EXPERT, COUNSELOR, THERAPIST, but what I am is an Interpreter who works in a variety of settings (counseling, therapy, social work, etc.) and I learn a thing or two about how this works.  I see so many cases and many of them have to do with low self-esteem.

 

So, having said that let me invite you to my Podcast where I talk a little more about this same topic.

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Take me with you and tune in every Friday with new episodes to help you both with your life and business journey.

Build Your Self-Confidence 3-steps

 

  • Prepare for your Journey
    • Look at your achievements
    • Evaluate your strengths
    • What’s important for you and what you want in life
    • Mindset, take control – DON’T let it control you
    • Commitment
  • Development
    • Building on your skills and knowledge
    • Focus and start with the basics
    • Set small and achievable goals
    • Mindset, TAKE CONTROL
  • Implementation
    • Start implementing your steps, goals in order to achieve your dreams
    • Be prepared to fail, but learn to get up and continue to PUSH FORWARD – Don’t give up.
    • Practice makes perfect, practice and practice some more
    • Don’t be afraid to seek help, we all need it at one point or another

Let’s continue to BOSS UP AND RISE!

 

Let me know in the comments your thoughts, and pitch in some more tips…I’m always looking forward to learning more…

Staying Motivated During Coronavirus

Tips to help you stay motivated, healthy and help you with your entrepreneurship journey

Staying Motivated During Coronavirus

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, boxing practice—and many other large events have been canceled.

Along with this has come the closure of businesses, schools, gyms, churches, etc leaving many people trying to balance their “new way of life”.

Everyone is trying to find a new routine both for business and life.  Many are also trying to find a way to work out—because it’s important for both mental and physical health.

 

So during these times of stress, Depression and Anxiety this is a perfect time to stay busy and occupied to help ease our stress.

 

With schools and gyms being closed this impacted our kids who are amateur Boxers.  It created a huge impact in their lives just as I’m sure it has impacted yours.

 

Our son who’s a competitive boxer had trained for months day in/day out preparing for a National tournament and 3 weeks ago it was announced that they were canceling it due to the Coronavirus – Covid-19.

 

Things changed drastically overnight so we had to get creative.  Everyone including our children are now finding new ways to break a sweat while at home. 

 

So, here are some tips and inspiration for your next at-home work out to help you keep motivated—we’re all in this together:

Faviola the CEO Hustler

Keep a Routine

“I’m fortunate to live in a court and we have a large back yard, so we can continue our runs and workout once-a-week.  Therefore, we are doing our part to help stop the spread of this virus.”—Faviola Valencia, the CEO Hustler

 

Stay Positive

As we know “Life changes very quickly, but it’s how we react to those changes that matter”.

 

  • Times are hard.
  • Things are scary.
  • Life is changing by the minute.
  • Things will get harder before they get better.

 

But have FAITH, HOPE and BELIEVE that we will see the light💡 at the end of the tunnel

 

When I say it’s time to (Boss Up and Rise) I say it to #motivate you AND #Inspire you.

 

I hope that it helps you focus and working on things that you may have put on the “back burner” prior to this crisis Coronavirus – Covid-19😷

Work and Focus on Your Business

Now is the time to Focus on your Business and Focus on those very important items.

 

  • Work on Your Plan
  • Focus on Your Mission
  • Get in Your Vision in place
  • Create Your Strategy
  • Set Your Goals, etc. (During your NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS). 

 

After work hours you need to spend that much-needed Quality Time with your Family, do some SELFCARE, Games, Watch Movies, Tik Tok videos 😉 (my daughter and I love doing TikToks), Baking, Cooking, etc. get creative.

I’m also taking this time to work on some long overdue “organizing”.  I create a plan with my kids and we all make it fun by turning on some music and challenging each other on who does what and who finishes first, its fun and interactive.

 

Since its now springtime, we are taking some time working on our garden and cleaning our back yard.  It’s a great way to spend some good family quality time.

 

How about working on a Vision Board with your kids and family?  This also a great way to interact with your kids, but also help them focus on other things vs all the chaos going on right now.

 

We also created our own in-home weekly plan during school hours.  Here’s an example:

  1. School hours agenda 
  2. Prepare lunch (together). We created a weekly menu.
  3. PE activities and we do those together

 

This is a good way to stay connected and working together to get through these difficult moments.

 

What tips do you have for our wonderful audience?  How are you getting by these difficult and uncertain moments?

 

Want to get some FREE training and information or maybe just want to join for a cup of tea or coffee then make sure to join me via Facebook (Link below).

COVID-19: Business Survival Tips

COVID-19: Business Survival Tips

Business Tips that every Entrepreneur needs to do

Some of the top CDC-Recommended Tips that small business owners can take to mitigate risk, protect employees and support customers during the COVID-19 pandemic

As of February, we all started to see major changes in the economy, virus, etc and now we know that COVID-19 pandemic is spreading at a much faster pace – faster than we have ever seen with past viruses.

 

And as the situation evolves, many families including small business owners, entrepreneurs, freelancers are unsure of what steps to take to mitigate risk, protect their business; employees, but also support customers.

 

Here’s a
FREE Tool Kit.

 

Here are additional tips that I would also like to share with you during this COVID-19 crisis:

  1. If you are NOT working at home make sure to establish a Remote Work Option
  2. Reduce all meetings and/or travels
  3. Establish some work flexibility in order to protect your employees/workers/freelancers, etc.
  4. Communicate effectively and transparently with your customers and make sure they also understand your new policies (if any) during these difficult times.
  5. Stay safe, clean and healthy
    1. No handshaking
    2. Wash your hands
    3. Do not touch the face
    4. Disinfect areas

During these difficult times, we tend to watch the news, listen to the radio, social media and 8 out of 10 times we are receiving conflicting and misinformation.

 

I highly recommend that you stick to one channel to AVOID CONFUSION:

  1. Follow your City, County, and State news for accurate and up to date information
  2. Also, make sure to sign up or follow updates with the SBA or US Chamber of Commerce to get information about potential help during these difficult times.
  3. Also, try to consider obtaining “interruption insurance” because that may be an option for you in case of significant business losses.  Ask your insurance broker.
  4. Re-evaluate your financial situation;
    1. Decrease your unnecessary costs
    2. Create a new financial plan
    3. Start saving if at all possible
    4. Search for small business loans, disaster assistance loans, forbearance payments, hold or freeze your credit card payments.  

This is the time to be proactive and search for help, but also try to minimize all your costs, plan for the future, and more importantly prepare for the worst.

COVID-19: Safety and Readiness Tips

COVID-19: Safety and Readiness Tips

Business, Home, Life Disruption tips

In late 2019 many were speculating about a possible economic crisis unbeknownst to many – this coronavirus outbreak would be the cause of a huge global financial crisis and possible recession.

 

In December I started to see a lot more articles, and was hearing more entrepreneurs talking about a “potential crisis”.  However, many were speculating that it could be due to ongoing changes with the new AB5 Calfornia Law, as well as other things.

Now, if you went through the last “economic crash” then you know that this type of information is NOT taken lightly. 

 

You know you will start to prepare just in case there’s a potential impact and a possible scenario.

 

So in December of 2019, I started to share insight information “411” with many of you online to help you prepare – because that’s what I do…I help others!

 

However, many of you said that I was: “taking this out of proportion, fear-mongering, and saying it was a Hoax”…

 

Unfortunately, here we are in 2020 on “locked down, stock market down, a possible recession, people sick, dying, etc”.

Therefore I always say “It’s better to prepare for the worst and pray for the best”, Faviola the CEO Hustler

I hope that now you realize that this was not a LIE!

 

So it’s NEVER too late to prepare!

 

I want to make sure that moving forward you’re prepared and properly positioned for any impact this virus might have on yourself and your business.

 

This includes taking care of you, your family, your business, and prepare for impacts to your business. 

Here’s a copy of my CORONAVIRUS- BE PREPARED ROADMAP to help you prepare with some essential tips for you, your family and business.

It’s time to “Hunker Down” and be vigilant, prepared, and stay healthy and safe!

Sharing 5 major and essential TIPS to HELP the spread of the VIRUS 

 

  1. Wash your hands ALL THE TIME
  2. Don’t sneeze or spread your germs!
  3. Hunker down, don’t leave your house unless IT’S VERY NECESSARY
  4. Clean frequently; disinfect
  5. Avoid touching eyes, face and keep your distance

As an Entrepreneur, we know this is NOT ONLY going to impact us, our family, friends, but also the globe!

 

Yes, this is a global epidemic and we must take it very seriously if we ever want to get back to our normal life!

 

This is a good time to spend doing some of these 5 TIPS…

  1. Self-training
    1. Watch FREE training entrepreneur videos
    2. Listen to a FREE entrepreneur training podcast
    3. Read blogs and get trained
  2. Self-evaluate your skills and see if you can put them to work
    1. Example: I’m bilingual and I’ve been using my language skills to provide onsite interpreting, document translations, and over the phone interpretations.
    2. I’m also a bilingual skilled entrepreneur providing bilingual virtual administrative online services
  3. Time to work on those OVERDUE projects
    1. YouTube channel
    2. Podcast
    3. Blog
    4. Website
    5. Planning and Development, etc
  4. I also DON’T RECOMMEND that you do ANY SPENDING at this time unless it’s absolutely necessary.
  5. Furthermore, STAY POSITIVE, MOTIVATED AND DON’T LOSE HOPE – we will get through this together

Lastly, I want to remind EVERYONE to PLEASE do your due diligence and don’t let yourself get “sucked in” by all the online social media posts.

 

Get informed by going to each government agency’s website:  If you live in the County or City please check their websites and get informed. 

 

Also, if your State has a text message system sign up so you can get the latest alerts on changes within your State.

 

I welcome all comments and additional information that will help our viewers.

New Opportunity

New Opportunities

Never decline them!

I’m a strong believer that God always has a plan and new opportunities for each and every one of us.

 

And just when you think things are going downhill new opportunities come your way, right? Yes, they always do!  Therefore, I always say…

“Stay Positive, stay away from the Naysayers, the Betty Downers and Don’t Give Up or Lose Hope”...

Here’s the thing that as a business owner who’s been in business for over 20 years I still go through ups/downs in my business.

 

Some of these many factors are; health, slow down, economy, etc… However, I’m always looking for new opportunities and I’m always HUSTLIN!

 

Needless to say, that I’m so happy that God has provided me with a great opportunity (once again)!

You see I had the pleasure to work for one of the greatest bosses in my time. Yes, 20 years ago, I was working in the insurance industry as a Mortgage Loan Processor for his Mortgage side business.

 

It was great working for him, I loved it, but it wasn’t a career that I wanted to pursue. I was still searching for a Business Opportunity and therefore I quit!

 

Who would have known that 20 years later I would be working for him once again?  Yes, true story!

I started working for him as a Virtual Business Operations and Human Resource Manager (God works in mysterious ways, right)?

 

You see 3 weeks ago I contacted him to obtain a Business Insurance quote for my Business and I was obviously shopping around for a better RATE.

 

And as the conversation continued reminiscing on the past, present, he said…

“Faviola, since you’ve done so great with your business ever since you left me, would you be interested in working for me, even if it’s on a part-time remote basis?”

And of course, my immediate response was “sure, why not”… I didn’t ask why, when, where, it was just OK, it just felt right!

It’s been almost 3 weeks since I’ve started and I don’t regret it at all!

You see this is where your skills, past experience and training comes into play.

In just under 3 months I was able to provide him with his Employee Handbook, Sales and Marketing training manual, I trained, mentored and develop a Business Plan, Strategic Plan, and Marketing plan.

 

More importantly it helped him increase his sales, recruit and staff 5 new employees and contractors, but more importantly, I was able to SAVE him 1000s in cash/year by reducing some of his unnecessary costs and increase his overall profit margin!

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I’ve done so well and they are very pleased with my services/job performance that he has been discussing offering me a “Partnership!”, YES! A Partnership!…

 

I’m a big believer that God does things for a reason and as long as you have “FAITH and NEVER GIVE Up” God will always have your back!

 

Bottom Line; keep those good positive channels open because you never know when it may open a new door for you!

So, if you are seeking to Start Your Own Business, but not sure what business matches your skills here’s a FREE list to help you find the right career. 

 

Because remember that starting and growing your own business has never been easier—and there’s never been a greater choice of “roles” and But businesses to choose from.

Learn How to Get Your Career and Business started the right way!

 

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