March Issue Vol. 1: The Business of Success


GOD TALK: The Power To Create Wealth

**Disclaimer: I know not all of my readers are Christian, so if you don’t like this sort of content, skip to the next section! If not, well, read at your own risk!


“You may say in your heart, ‘My power and strength of my hand made me this wealth.’ But you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who is giving you the power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.” - Deuteronomy 8:17-18


In the past, I have run away from prophetic words and promises that I have received. So when the Lord told me it was time to stop running and to begin the journey to walking in them, I was compelled to pull them from their shelf and listen to them. Some of them are far beyond anything I would ever ask, think, or imagine— and some of them include the desires of my heart.


For as long as I can remember, as a child even, I had the heart to make money so that I could build homes for the homeless so that I could rescue orphans and take care of people who went without. As a seven-year-old girl, I would pray, “God, help me make lots of money so I can give it all to the poor and to the children with no families.” Talk about a prayer right there. When I was 13, Miranda Nelson gave me a prophetic word that was going to be pivotal for the next 20 years of my life.


As I decided to go through my Mom’s prophetic processing program that she started, I had to do the homework that was assigned to the class. When I heard this word and wrote it out, I kept on reading it and reading it, and in all three pages, this is what stood out to me:


“I see even your heart for the poor— the Lord will be teaching you in that time how to be an incredible young businesswoman.”


I bring this point up to say this: money is an interesting thing. Currency is something you need to survive, some have more, some have little. Some ration out their dollars to eat, put five dollars of gas in their car, to find a place to stay. Some have such an incredible amount of it that it overflows, and some have enough to live comfortably.


The bible never said that money is evil. It said the love of money is the root of all evil (1 Timothy 6:10). So if you have a obsession and love of money, that is where the door is open to the enemy to come in and attack. There is a difference between being thankful for it and loving it, worshipping it, putting your trust in it.


Money is not evil. God Himself said that He has given us the power and ability to create wealth, which means He wants us to be successful. Solomon was known as not only the wisest king to ever walk the earth, but his kingdom was overflowing in abundance of wealth and riches. When God asked him what he wanted, Solomon asked for wisdom. This wisdom made him a successful king and the time in which he ruled was known as the golden age. Kings, queens, and dignitaries came before him just to hope that they may understand how Solomon could obtain such an immense amount of wisdom and wealth.


I’m a big believer in putting a demand on God. When I was scammed and my credit card needed to get paid, I said, “God, You knew this was going to happen. So you better pay my bill this month.” And yes, I actually said to God, “So you better…” Sometimes I look at myself and say, “What were you thinking.”


I recently jumped back in my business because number one, I have a lot of goals, dreams, and I want so desperately to give and take care of people. I have this thing inside of me that has this deep desire to take care of people, and when I think of the millions of children without families and the millions of people without homes, my heart breaks. I know that there may not be enough money in my lifetime to take care of every single one, but even if I can impact 20, 100, 200, 1,000, 10,000, 100,000— I know that I can make a difference in those people and it will pass on. I know what I want my legacy to be. I know, I’m 19 years old and I’m talking about legacy. I’m not married and I don’t have children but I know what I want to be part of my legacy, I know how I want to make my mark on the world.


And you know what? Changing the world requires having the resources to do it, and a huge resource to changing the world for better or for worse is money. I’ve always wanted to be my own boss, I’ve always wanted to be someone who can work on their own terms and make money on their own terms. I didn’t want to be chained to a wall or someone else’s morals, I wanted to be able to work on my terms.


This may sound conceited and privileged and even entitled, but in my generation, this is what we do. We see something that seems impossible and we grab it by the horns and dominate. We see the fact that so many people stuck in a 45-year-plan cycle end up in it for 75 years. We see the fact that so many people who have “served their time” in the workforce come out of retirement to make ends meet. We see the fact that there is poverty around us, and we say, “Absolutely not. We will not bend to this cycle, we will break it and make the cycle bend to us.”


Someone pointed out that I’m only in business for the money. I laughed so hard at this message because, yeah, I am! Why else would I be going into business for? I’m in business to make money, work on my own terms, and accomplish changing the world like my Dad always told me I could.


I am choosing to partner with the promise that I will be a successful businesswoman because I know my heart is not after money, it’s after God, and God’s heart for me is that I will succeed at whatever I put my hands to. If I decide I want to adopt every single child in an orphanage, I’ll probably have the ability to do so. If I decide to pour my finances into my future husband and children so I can cherish all the time I have with them, I’ll have the ability to do so.


This is why I pray: “Lord, let Your Kingdom come, Your Will be done in my finances as it is in heaven.” I pray this daily over my bank account, whenever I pay bills, whenever I make purchases. After getting scammed, I became afraid of money. I became deathly afraid of my cards locking on me, having my bank account reach zero, man it was terrifying! I told the Lord, and He told me what to do. Granted, I didn’t do it for some time because, well, sometimes I think I can do it on my own, and my own pride gets in the way.


“Pray My heart over your finances. Look at your promises that I have given you and demand it. Every time you make a purchase or pay a bill, ask of Me and I will gladly give to you what you need. And lastly, what the enemy stole from you, didn’t I promise I would avenge you when the day came, and that the enemy will have to repay you sevenfold what he stole? Didn't I give you the promise that his head would be crushed beneath your heel? I didn’t send Jesus to die for nothing. Trust in me, not in money, for money will fail you, but I am Faithful to the end.”


I started declaring over my finances, and as time went on, the peace of God came over me. I don’t open my wallet and nearly pass out from nausea and fear and panic. I walk with His peace and it has made me so much more clear-minded when I act as a businesswoman because I’m not acting from a space of desperation, I’m acting from a space of trust in God.


I want to encourage you! If you have felt like God was against you and your finances, nail that lie to the cross and let it die there! Because God’s heart for you is to be prosperous and to succeed, that everything you set your hands to He will breathe upon. I bless you with the power to create wealth by the hand of God.


Let me know your thoughts in the comments down below! And if God has been speaking to you about your finances, what are some steps your taking to co-create something epic with God?


SELF CARE: Set Yourself Up For Success


This is a world where, in some cases, people are learning from history’s mistakes. I live in a generation where we’d rather go poor and hungry than work for someone else. We’ve seen what working for someone else does to most people— early retirements to avoid lay-offs, people coming out of retirement because there isn’t enough financial stability, etc. Some people are unsure or even bitter about the influencers making hundreds of thousands, sometimes millions of dollars just by being “Social Media Famous.” The dream used to be a Hollywood Star, but nowadays it's all about being a Social Media Influencer.


Why? A lot of people ask this question. Frankly, because they get to do what they love and make money doing it. They become their own boss (for the most part, depending on the level of control management has over them), their own businessperson. If they can make tons of money doing something they enjoy and have an early retirement instead of work for 45+ years doing something they aren’t jazzed about, they’re going to do it.


Being a business owner is not easy. I have two— one that I control as a service provider, and another as a distributor. Both take an immense amount of self-discipline, drive, and the "why." However, is it better than getting paid minimum wage at a job I hate while killing myself to pursue my dreams at the same time? Absolutely. Building a clientele takes patience, high levels of EQ & IQ, connections, and the ability to relate to people. It also takes a balance of being relational and selling the service or product. It’s tough.


I’m not saying the best way to set yourself up for success is to be an independent business person. Not everyone is cut out for it. I am saying if you happen to want to start a business because your sick of being in the Matrix, do your research and go for it.

Consistency is a big struggle for me, but a very necessary tool for being successful in ANYTHING.


I love the Five-Second Rule— both the book by Mel Robbins and the exercise. It has helped me get much more consistent at many things in my life: going to dance practice, going to the gym, getting work done, getting business deals closed. It almost tricks my brain out of whatever anxiety it is facing and helps me get the job done. It’s an incredibly helpful tool to use in day-to-day life to develop good habits, self-discipline, and consistency and I highly recommend reading it.


Also, follow-through is important. If you book a meeting, don’t flake— and I’m talking to both parties! If you’re evaluating something or if you’re the one supposed to give the interview and you cancel, this shows an incredible amount of unprofessionalism. Even from a relational standpoint, it can hurt the other person and cause them to not want to keep reaching out to you because you’ve developed an image for yourself: you’re a flake. Now, things happen. Maybe your car broke down. There’s an emergency. We get it, some causes are reasonable. But not checking your schedule properly the first time, even if you’re not the most organized person, doesn’t make you look good when you cancel.


If you say you’re going to do something, do it. This will help you be well-respected and well-liked among your peers, your elders, and the people who are looking up to you. Most people like a person who keeps to their word. It also shows you have integrity and character.


What are your thoughts on the self-made success movement that is going on right now? What are the pros and cons of working for someone else versus yourself? I’d love to hear your thoughts!


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HEALTH & FITNESS: Consistency & Self Discipline


Well guys, I can officially say that for the entire month of February, I was consistent at taking my vitamins. I maybe missed 2 or 3 days. Yay! You have no idea how difficult it is for me to stay consistent with something I despise doing. Pills are not my favorite thing, but I have felt a lot better mentally, emotionally, and physically. And for those of you who understand my pain of hating pills, I’ve got good news! You can take your vitamins in a liquid form. I’ll leave a link at the end of the section.


I’ve also added more water to my routine, and I’ve been drinking between 64 oz. to 72 oz. of liquids (that does not include coffee or tea) on a regular basis. This is also a huge feat for me because, for some reason, I only would drink when I was exceptionally thirsty, which isn’t healthy to let your body get to that state of dehydration to begin with.


I had a breakthrough this past month in regards to dance. I was actually talking to my dad about where I was when it came to dance. I haven’t danced consistently in a while, but it’s something that I’m starting to do again. I told him, “I have the self-discipline to train myself, but I just don’t want to.” When it came out of my mouth, I had a sudden distaste for myself because I felt like a bit of a brat when it came to that. Admitting something like that to me was both a breakthrough and a setback— I’ve never said anything like that out loud before, and the way it sounded made me feel incredibly selfish and gross. I didn’t feel good about the way I felt when I made this admission. My dad didn’t say anything negative toward it, maybe because he understood, maybe because he knew once I admitted it I would want to change it because let’s face it, that’s my stubborn nature.


I decided I needed to stop using “I just don’t want to” as an excuse because though valid, it’s a stupid reason to not do something. I almost wanted a clone of myself to slap me across the face and say in a sarcastic, cynical tone, “Seriously, you have to do a lot of things you ‘just don’t want to do,’ so I guess your dreams are just not worth it.”


People would say I’m being too hard on myself. I say it’s a step up from how I used to treat myself and how I handled myself and my failures and mistakes in the past. It was just what I needed to get my butt back in gear, training for whatever comes next. I had a night where I was genuinely disappointed in myself, but rather than it making me depressed and angry and self-critical, I chose to let it be my motivation. That same night I wrote in my journal to expel the racing thoughts to clear my head and I gave myself a ballet class at the barre in my bedroom.


Ever since then, I’ve been incredibly motivated. I’ve been studying like it’s a profession because it is, I’ve been looking at dancers and evaluating what they do, how they move and mimic it in the studio. I take notes on myself and correct myself the next day in class. I’ve been going to the gym (and not wasting money by not going, might I add), doing pilates, yoga, and stretching on a consistent basis. I’m really proud of my progress. Taking class hurts way less, and it’s more rewarding as I see the progress.


My current goal now is to tone my body up and give myself class at least twice a week. Maybe I’ll be able to add a class here and there to maintain strength, agility, and technique, but the goal is to stay consistent. Consistency is the underlying motive above all else.


I’ll give you a progress report soon! In the meantime, check out the new Vlog that went up on LIFE ON POINTE TV this last week! Here is also the link as promised to Isotonix Vitamins! How are your fitness goals being attained and how is it going?


LIFESTYLE: Back To Being A Boss


I read this quote on a blog I closely follow and it made me think about success in a different way.


“The older I've gotten the more my motivators have aged with me and that's most reflected in living comfortably. My personal ability to do just that while getting on the property ladder is something I'm incredibly proud of at this age, but it's something I also struggle with. Although it means I'm able to share that milestone with those most important to me, I constantly find myself apologizing for so much when it comes to being financially stable.“

- Victoria McGrath, In The Frow


Granted, I know being public automatically puts you in the line of fire, but that shouldn’t be an excuse, it shouldn’t even be called into question. A person is a person no matter their social class or status, and people need to learn to be kind to one another, plain and simple.


I’ve even had some try and talk me out of it because wanting a comfortable lifestyle was considered “selfish” to them. This was upsetting to me because we weren’t ever meant to see life from the lens of poverty, and no one was born to believe they were meant to be poor. Those who build their lives are incredibly blessed, yes, and many people do go without. However, just because one person goes without doesn’t mean that the rest of us have to follow suit.


It’s insane to me that people get attacked for living comfortably and for being financially stable, and I'm not talking about people who boast about their successes for no reason, I'm talking about hard-working people who have the opportunity to do incredible things in the industry. There are businesses who have the ability to give every single person a shot on a fair playing ground, and people choose not to do it because “It’s not my thing— I’m not x, y, & z— I can’t— I don’t want to.” Unfortunately, they’re all valid excuses.


In 2019, I applied for 85 jobs. I had one interview with a guy who “was vetting me for the job" who ended up scamming me out of a substantial amount of money. I was scarred from that experience, and then came a cleaning company that was looking to hire independent housekeepers. I took the job and it kept me afloat for a while.


85 jobs. 2 interviews. 1 failed attempt at getting my financial life together. 1 successful attempt at survival.


The one job alone didn’t work for me. I started my service business and marketed, gave out business cards, handed out flyers and price sheets and left them as many places Los Angeles would allow me, and I built a clientele. It was, for this reason, I was truly able to survive while living in LA away from home. It helped me save up, pay off debt, and take care of expenses.


After realizing getting a “regular job” wasn’t going to get me anywhere financially, I decided to start getting my feet wet in the business my mom and I originally got into together. I kind of left her to fend for herself, and at the point where 2019 was doomed to be the worst year ever, we both ended up overwhelmed and frustrated on all fronts of business and set it aside.


After I moved back home, I began adding up audition fees, flight and hotel costs and tried to factor in food to see how much it would cost me if, best case scenario, I received a second audition with ballet companies I was planning to audition for. Audition fees alone were almost $500 to audition in person and send in videos between 8 companies. Flight and hotel costs alone were insane, and food, well, I could make that cost-effective. Overall, to be able to give me a fighting chance to audition for several companies, it was going to comfortably cost me around $5,000.


This is when the sudden realization came that this money did not exist in my world. Sure, I could raise the money, hopefully, save enough, but what would happen when I needed to put gas in my car? How was I going to pay for training? Alone, that was more than I was able to afford, and though I am very fortunate to have aid from my parents, $5,000 is still quite a chunk of money. Plus, who likes asking for money? I certainly don't.


So I decided that the only way to keep training and do everything I needed to do was to be my own businesswoman. So after months on hiatus, I decided to give it a fair attempt and do it right this time. I gave myself a window, an ability to take things one step at a time so I didn’t overwhelm myself. I did what I needed to do in order to maintain good mental health and I have to say, it really helped.


It takes a lot to be your own boss— it takes self-discipline, patience, high EQ, perseverance, efficiency, time management skills, leadership skills, and motivation. If you don't have the ability to find these things within yourself, you will fail at being your own boss. Yes, you might have a business partner helping you out, but they aren’t making you do the work. They are in charge of them and you are in charge of you. This is what I had a hard time with, was making the CHOICE to be self-disciplined, to motivate myself, to reward myself and give myself consequences when I don’t do what I’m supposed to accomplish.


Being my own boss for me was never out of selfish gain. Yes, I want to live comfortably, yes, I want to achieve my dreams and goals of my future. I also want to be able to build and create for people who don’t have the ability to build or create for themselves. I have a heart for those who don’t have homes or families, and I want to help create a positive impact on that area, whether that means bringing in an incredible wealth to create programs for orphans and homeless communities or literally giving someone a home or a family.


Everything costs money. Even helping people. Being a single person without a husband and without kids, I can take financial risks to see how much wealth I can create while it is just me, while it doesn’t affect my partner and children. I can invest, I can create multiple streams of income, I can give my all into my businesses NOW while I am young and able. If I set these all in place, this means I won’t have to spend all my time working when I have a family— I’ll be able to give into my future marriage and my future children.


Part of my why is to help people, specifically, for those who have dreams and can’t afford it, I want to sponsor them or give them scholarships. For those who are homeless, I want to create programs for those living on the streets. For the orphans, I want to see each one find a family, even if that means I adopt the thirty kids I told my god-brother once I wanted. More than I think about my comfortable living, I think about these. These are my motivators.


Success doesn’t always mean someone is selfish. Success doesn’t always mean people are stuck up. Success is key to changing the world for the better. So if you were successful, how would you change the world? Let me know in the comments below and share your thoughts with me!



THE ELLIE EDIT: This Just In…


A lot of you have asked me about my skin journey, as some of you who follow me on social media know that skincare has been a big new year's resolution for me. My skin is definitely what will determine my confidence level at times. Struggling with cystic acne for years, I’ve tried a lot of regimes, products, and would lose patience quickly when scarring and zits didn’t disappear. For the past three months, I’ve chosen to stick with a routine that works for me with products I love, and my skin has gotten better. Consistency has been hard, especially on nights where I get home late and I don’t want to wash my face. That is usually what gets me, and my face will become inflamed if I don’t wash my face twice a day.


Skin prep is so important to me, mostly because I tend to have very textured skin. In order for me to feel my best, I feel the need to do some serious skin prep. I usually will put on my volcanic mask before taking a hot shower because the steam helps open up pores and get all the junk out of my face. After a hot shower, I will use a skin tool, when the skin is soft and perform extractions with it, then follow using my normal skincare regime.


In my experience, you can do all the skincare, you can cover with all the makeup, you can be the best dressed, but beauty comes from the inside-out. Beauty is such a broad range of things, it takes into consideration your mental and emotional health because that affects how you treat people. It takes into consideration what you’re eating, because what you put into your body matters. It takes into consideration what your body needs supplementarily because your body needs to be cared for. Something that has really helped my skin when I broke out in eczema is Ultimate Aloe Juice. It’s the best aloe juice on the market and has taken it completely away, proving that my skin problems are a result of my gut health.


{0.1} LDV Volcanic Mask

{0.2) Skin Tool + Water

{1} LDV Facial Cleanser (To ensure skin extra clean)

{2} LDV Toner (To tone the skin)

{3} LDV Rose Spray (To calm the skin)

{4} LDV Serum Concentrate

{5} LDV Matte Moisturizer

{6} LDVH Eye Serum


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This month, I’m really excited because I’m doing a style event in partnership with my business partners and we’re talking mostly about skincare and skin health as well as style. I’m so excited to share with you some really exciting news: number one, I am partnering with SHEIN Official to create looks that you can buy straight off of their website, and I will be showing you the full collection of Layered Jewelry that just launched!


If any of you know me or follow me on social media, you know I am a big jewelry girl. I like to bling it up, but most of the time I keep to everyday pieces unless I’m going to an event. I typically stick with my rings, a necklace, and earrings for day-to-day. My favorite everyday pieces are Katie necklace in gold, the Geo earrings, and the Joy eternity band. The best part about this jewelry line is that it is affordably priced for GREAT QUALITY pieces. There is no brass or nickel used, which personally I am allergic to. Everything is sterling silver, including gold-plated pieces. They are so easy to style with any look, whether it be formal or day-to-day casual.



How I style myself is really dependent on my mood that day. Am I feeling casual? Chill? Do I mean business? Romantic? Am I powerful? My mood definitely plays into the way I dress. I’ve put together three looks based on my moods with SHEIN. All of these items you can shop by clicking the link below the images, so don’t forget to download the shop buddy extension for your Chrome! Shop Buddy will get you cashback & coupon codes for stores you already shop at when you sign up for free!





"Lounging" in partnership with SHEIN


Look no. 1 is something I would wear on a casual day (obvi), something I’d wear on a day when I’m going to a coffee shop to work. It’s a simple color palette and paired with Layered styles Katie necklace, Chelsea larait, and Jen hoop earrings, it’s a simple look for everyday wear. I’ve been loving a bandana or headscarf recently to tie my hair out of my face, and these scarves feel so nice. I would pair this with a bold brow, simple cat eye, and a glossy nude lip.



















"Spring Break" in partnership with SHEIN

Look no. 2 is a bit more romantic and girly, something I would wear during the spring on an outing with the ladies or even a lunch or coffee date. To be honest my favorite part of this entire outfit are the nude and black shoes. I’ve been digging a shoe like this and recently, I’ve been drawn to flats, mostly because chasing my class of 13-15 kids is not practical in high heels. I would keep it simple with minimal pieces, pairing it with the Adrienne ring in different stackable variations, Dee eternity band in pink (more of a ruby color) Geo earrings, and the Violet bracelet (not pictured). I would keep the makeup really fresh and glowing, focusing on the skin and keeping the eyes and lips muted.












"Business" in partnership with SHEIN

Look no. 3 is a little more business, something I would wear on a day when I’m speaking (dependent on the event of course) or hosting a business meeting. I like feeling professional but keeping it modern. I like the sheer panels of the blazer but would definitely wear a tank top underneath for a pop of color and to keep it more modest. I would pair this look with the Khloe & Chelsea necklace layered together, Matthew ear crawlers or Mary hoops (or both if you’re a double pierced gal), and the Alica hand chain for added drama. If you’re like me and you talk with your hands a lot, the light will catch on the bracelet and it’s a really pretty effect. I would wear my all matte look, keeping it neutral but powerful with a deeper nude lip and deep sultry eyes.







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What are your favorite looks out of 1, 2, and 3? I’m curious to know what your style is! Let me know in the comments below!




A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR

I have to be honest with you all, I had a lot of things going on in February, which made this month’s issue a little rushed. Either way, I hope you enjoyed it! Again, I’m working on consistency and I have been struggling with this on a big level the more I add onto my plate. Every time I turn around, something is needing to be done or another event is happening or I’m rushing into another meeting. I feel like time is literally running away from me and I’m on a chase to capture as much of it as I can with my family, my boyfriend, my jobs, and everything else.


#JFFpodcast will be releasing a new episode with a guest this upcoming week! Last week I needed to get a few things in order and schedules just got too mixed up to have a guest. I also have a few projects that I’m working on currently as well that are dance-related and that I’m super excited about! Be sure to subscribe to LIFE ON POINTE TV for more content on getting back into dance & keeping up with my projects. I’m really looking forward to performing again in April. Stay tuned for more info!


Thank you for dedicating your time to following my journey! I appreciate you all.

Chat soon, Ellie.

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