#023 How Will Your 80-Year-Old Self Define Success?

Whoa. Did Alex just go too far?

Being in a particularly thought-provoking mood, Alex questions everything from the intention behind our lives to happiness and how money affects it. In this episode, join her as she uncovers a slew of questions we subconsciously ask ourselves as well as bringing to light some thoughts to answer them.

This is On Purpose.

In this Podcast you’ll learn:

  • How death can bring deeper meaning to life
  • The rewards of investing in yourself
  • How to work less and earn more
  • About creating positive impact in the world
  • How to make social media work for you, not against you

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Hey friends, welcome to episode number 23. I’m really excited that you’re here today, because today I’m going to be talking about some stuff that is pretty intense. So I’ve given you your warning, let’s dive in. Do you ever feel like you’re trying to balance it all, nourishing your health while growing your business and living a life well lived. And no matter how hard you try, sometimes you slip from purpose driven into autopilot, take a deep breath, relax, and let’s get you back to where you belong, on purpose.

So lately, I’ve been doing a lot of meditation, mainly because I have been feeling a lot of stress and anxiety in my body. And that is mainly manifesting as my shoulder, my right shoulder and my right back all the way down my right arm. It’s just like in a lot of pain. So I’ve been like dosing up on meditation as much as I possibly can. To try and relieve the pain. I don’t really know what it is, but I’m imagining it’s just from it’s like a sign of stress, right. So I’ve been doing a lot of meditation. And recently, one of the major themes that has been showing up during my meditations is the fact that as humans, we have a tendency of living life, as though we will be here forever. Now, I know this can sound like a really morbid conversation. But the reason why I bring it to your attention is because I think that constantly reminding yourself of your mortality is actually one of the best ways to stay focused. And, and to keep that sense of momentum in your life, there really is nothing worse than feeling like you’re stuck in your life, there’s nothing worse than feeling like you are not making the moves that you know you could possibly be making. There’s nothing worse than feeling like you’re wasting time with the wrong people in the wrong situations. There’s nothing worse than that. And the reason why is because deep down somewhere in our souls, we know that we are wasting our time, or wasting our time. And so what happens is that people live their life, as though we have all the time in the world. And we don’t know, I wasn’t going to bring all this up. Because like I said, it is very morbid sounding, I was gonna write a whole Instagram post on it. And then I was like, Dude, this is just, I don’t want to depress people by making them think of their death date. But thinking of your death date can be so motivational. And really just remind you of the fact that, like, we’re not here forever, we’re not going to be on this planet forever, things are constantly changing. The only thing we really have is the now and like that should be super exciting. reminding myself of my mortality from like, is really what keeps me living in the moment, living in the present moment. And soaking up as much of it as I possibly can. Everything from like silly things, like, I’ll be driving down the street, and I will just be looking and admiring my surroundings, not even necessarily beautiful surroundings, but just, you know, think of like the most dreary surroundings that you find yourself in, I find myself looking at these scenes, and just thinking to myself, wow, like I am alive right now I’m alive. And I am looking at this. I’m looking at all of the details around me I’m taking in what’s happening with the people I’m, I’m looking at, like the paint that’s falling off, or I’m in Trinidad right now. So there’s a lot of things that are kind of falling apart. There’s a lot of like little details to take note of and it’s like, I look at these things and they’re not tip what you would typically call beautiful, but it’s like I find myself addicted to the state of being where I am literally just appreciating each and every single moment as much as I possibly can because I know that that I’m going to die. Again, I know it sounds super morbid, but when I when when I when I think of dying, when I think of the fact that one day I will be on my deathbed. Like there’s nothing that wakes you up like that. I started thinking about the fact that if like if you look at the sliver of time that we are here for like let’s just say that you have to be 100 years old, 100 years in the grand scheme of history and the future is nothing and yet, I’m here right now in this body, and it’s like I just want to get the most out of it as I possibly can like you think about it. How many people there are like, sometimes I like to think of like, you get this. And this, again, is maybe a weird thought. But sometimes they think of, you know, if all of the people in the world exist, and it’s like, you have to wait your turn until you get planted into this body, and you get planted into like a random body, and then you’re here, and it’s like, Ah, you better make the most of it, because you’re here and you’re alive. And you’re like, This is what you have right now. And you’ve been looking forward to this moment, it’s like, when you wait in line, to go on a roller coaster ride, that’s what I think of it as it’s like, we’re on the roller coaster, and we have to enjoy it. Which brings up its own pain points, when you think about the fact that like, there’s a lot of pain in the world, and there’s a lot of suffering in the world and, and everyone experiences, the pain and suffering. And how do you enjoy the moments of pain and suffering? And I think for me, what I’ve realized is that, like, we need to learn how to fully accept pain and suffering and lean into it and see. And just experience like, we can’t control if a good thing happens, or a bad thing happens. So it’s like, how can we? How can we experience it? And maybe remove the judgment of like, was this a good experience? Or was this a bad experience? And I know, I’m getting really deep on you guys. And I know many times, it’s easier said than done. But sometimes when I just look at this life, as though it’s just a roller coaster ride, and I’m just here to like, make the most of it, it kind of removes the expectations of it having to be or look like a certain way. Anyway, I feel like I’m getting super deep on you guys super early into this podcast. So I don’t know, I just I felt like I had to come here and share this message with you guys today. Because it has been on my mind. Like I said, I’ve been doing a lot of meditation and death, and aliveness and what it means to be alive. It’s just, I’ve been thinking about it a lot. And so the other night, I found myself in bed, and I took out a pen and a paper. And I started thinking about when I’m on my deathbed, when I’m like, I don’t know, let’s just say that I lived to be 100. Although let’s be honest, I, I kind of want to live till I’m 130. But hey, let’s just say 100. What, like, when I’m on my deathbed looking back at my life? What are the things that are going to make me feel the most at peace with my death? What are the things that are I’m going to look back at and be like, I lived my life to the fullest. And I feel totally happy with the fact that I’m about to die. Again, I know this is morbid, but this is where my mind goes when I’m sitting on my bed late at night with a pen and paper. And so I start writing down like what is the life that I What is the legacy? What is the story that I want to leave behind? When my grandchildren speak about me and tell their friends? Oh, well, my grandmother used to do this, or my grandfather used to do that or whatever. Like what what is the story going to be? Because we’re writing that story every day. And in many ways, it’s like, I don’t know, I’m, I’ve always considered myself an artist. I started my career as a photographer, which is very creative, intense. And I don’t know, I’ve always considered myself an artist ever since I was a photographer, which was the very beginning of my career. And sometimes I look at life, like one big giant work of art. It’s like, what are you going to do with this life? Because this is going to be your work of art. And that’s a really intense thing to say. But that is that’s kind of what keeps me up at night. So I start writing down, like all of these different things that I think really mattered to me. And it’s hard like, I actually have not, I can’t remember the last time I sat down to do this to really sit down and ask yourself, what do you want from life? Like, what are you here to do? What is your work of art? What’s going to make you feel at peace and fulfilled when you’re on your deathbed. And I’m not gonna lie. I literally sat there with a pen and paper and I was like, I really don’t know. I don’t know the answer to all of these questions. These are really hard questions. So I’m sitting there, I’m sitting there and I’m just kind of at peace with it and being like, cool, the answer is going to come when it’s going to come. Right now. I really don’t know what to write down. But maybe I could start by writing down what I don’t want or maybe I can just start asking questions. So I start writing down questions and I’m asking myself like, like, what do you what do you live for? What matters most to you? Does the money really matter? Does the travel really matter, do relationships matter? Does whatever, like I’m just literally like spilling out all of these questions. And these questions are not good or bad, and they’re not leading to anything. They’re just questions that were kind of popping up in my mind at the time. And so I have all these questions written down, and then I start going through them and I start answering them. And that’s when the truth comes out. It’s kind of like when you have when you have the questions, you can much easier answer the larger question. But it takes asking yourself all of these nitty gritty questions what I really want.

What does my perfect life look like? If I have to wake up every day? Like, let’s say, I go to sleep tonight, and God comes down to me in the middle of the night, and he’s like, Yo, Alex, all of this was just one giant joke. From now on, you get to pick that like, exactly every single detail of your life when you wake up the next day. Like, what what would I tell him? Because it’s so important to know the answer to these questions, if we want to create lives that are on purpose, as the name of the podcast suggests. And so these are the questions I’ve been asking myself, what really matters to me. And when you start writing down the answers to those questions, so for example, you know, my career really matters to me. intertwining my career with my passion, and feeling most fulfilled, really matters to me. feeling proud of, of what I create, while I’m alive really matters to me. And then it’s like, Okay, so you’ve created this business, what about the business really matters to like, what are you chasing? Because I’ve started to realize that, like, I’m all I’ve almost been in this mindset of like, okay, like, let’s grow the business, let’s grow the business, let’s grow the business, let’s grow the business, let’s grow the business grew the business. And it’s like, Why? Why do you want to grow the business? Like, why do you want to keep growing and growing and growing like is, because if growth is what matters to you, that’s fine. Like if growth of the business and making the the profits of the business go up, and up and up and up and up and up and up, and up and up? That’s cool. Like, let’s, let’s admit it, and that’s fine. But why? Like, why do you want more, more, more, more more? And just asking myself these questions, and it’s like, well, I want more, because I want to feel as safe and secure in my life as possible. And money is a really great way to do that. And then it’s like, okay, well define, safe and secure, like, what does what is safe, feel like to you? Like, what’s the actual number that would make you feel 100% safe? Because what we’re risking here is not knowing what that number is, and just constantly running toward towards a number that does not even, it’s not even defined. In other words, you will never get there. You don’t even know what you’re chasing, you’re just chasing us and this type of like reflection, it happens to me. Not very often, like, I think I always am in a state of reflection. But recently, over the last few days, it has been an intense stage of reflection, and of just looking at everything in my life and looking at everything in my business, and not judging it. But just asking myself why, like, why? And if it’s aligned, great. And if it’s not aligned, then we need some adjustments. Right? How can I? Like, if it’s not aligned? Then what does aligned look like? What does aligned look like? And I think these that, I think a big problem that we have in today’s society is that these are the questions that no one wants to sit down and look at, and no one wants to think about no one wants to talk about. And so it’s just kind of like everyone’s just these little ants just kind of marching away towards something and no one’s even, no one’s doing it intentionally. And there’s no real like purpose behind it. Which just highlights my obsession with purpose to begin with, which is also something I’m exploring, like, why does that matter so much to me? Why does it matter so much to me that my business has to be in full alignment with who I am as a human being like, why can’t I just start a business? That is not really a reflection of me as a person and is literally just there to make money? I don’t know. I just can’t like it’s just not who I am. Right? But it’s like, I want to explore that question to get down to the bottom of like, why does that matter so much to me? Because clearly, if you look at the entire trajectory, trajectory of my career since I got started, like it is, obviously a huge priority of mine. It’s something that has always been at the forefront of what I do is like my business is me. I am my business. Like I feel very strongly About the fact that like, I have a voice, I have something to say I want to be heard. And, and really, I’ve done an excellent job of putting myself out there since day one, like literally guys since I started. My Businesses. My first business was a photography business. And the very first thing I did was start a blog. And it was actually a Blogspot blog. For those of you who don’t know about Blogspot blogs, it’s all good. Like it was this platform back in the day, I’m pretty sure it still exists. But it is a platform where you basically just start a blog, and it’s a free blog. I know you’re probably hearing my chair move, I’m feeling a little antsy. So I’m like doing shoulder rotations while I’m talking to you. But yeah, so I started blogging, and even back then, like I was a photographer, but I was like, I want people to hire me for me, I want people to hire me because they are excited to trust me with their wedding photos on their wedding day. So that’s really interesting is that, like, that’s so important to me, I think that’s just like a part of my genetic DNA. So, and I think identifying these things that really matter to you and exploring the questions why? It just helps you to get to know yourself even better, which then helps you get to create the life of your dreams even better, which then helps you create more happiness and freedom and fulfillment in your life. And so I think that’s why these questions really matter to me right now. And that’s why I’ve been thinking about them so frequently. And that’s why I wanted to share it with you today is like, what is your perfect life look like? What do you wake up and do every day? How do you spend your time? In a perfect world? How much money do you need to be happy? And like, how are you going to make that money? And how do you want to make that money? One of my biggest pet peeves is people who just work really hard, so that they can say, Oh, I’m busy. I’m working really hard. I’m working really hard. I’m working really hard. The reason I can say this with such competence is because I used to be one of those people. I used to be one of those people who was just working herself to death. Sometimes I worry that I’m still that person. If I’m being totally honest. Like I’m very, like, I like feeling busy. I like feeling productive. I like feeling like, like I’m adding something to society. I don’t like the word busy side notes. I hate the word busy. I never want to say I’m busy. Because I actually think busy is like it’s so horrible. Like to be so busy that you don’t have time to do the things that matter most to. Yeah, I used to be one of those people. And when you’re one of those people and you’re literate, you’re not even chasing really a goal, you’re just chasing the the lifestyle of just being busy just leading you nowhere. And I don’t know, maybe you guys aren’t like that at all. But that is definitely something that I have found myself in. And ironically, it’s something that I have found so many of my clients in and when they’re in it, they don’t even see that they’re in it. And I think that’s what bothers me about it so much. It’s like if we don’t ever stop to ask ourselves these questions. Well, why do I do that? Why do I spend my time in that way? How does spending my time in that way make me feel, you know, I spoke to a client the other day, and she was telling me how she spent so much time thinking about social media, posting to her Instagram feed, and really feeling like these are all the things that she should be doing. And I know you can’t see me I’m putting should in little air quotes. Because really like, what should you be doing? Like should is such a I don’t want to do the things I should be doing because who says what I should and shouldn’t be doing? But the only person who gets to say that is me. And so when I asked her like okay, well, why do you feel like you should be posting to Instagram all the time. She’s like, well, like, that’s what everyone else is doing. Like everyone else is putting their selfies out there and showing their lives. And she’s like, I have a great life. And I don’t feel super self conscious of how I look. But that just doesn’t feel like me. But I feel like I should be doing it. It’s like so wait. It’s not. It’s not that you that you want to do it, but you’re afraid to do it. It’s not that you want to do it, but you’re afraid of what other people will think it’s actually that you don’t want to do it, but you think you should be doing it. So you’re spending time creating content to put out there just because you feel like you should be doing it. I’m like so what’s the return on your investments? Like so think of all the time that you’re putting into it like like, let’s just look at the past week. And I’ll ask you how much time over the last week have you put into creating content for Instagram. And then I’m going to ask you Okay, and what was the return on that investment. And yes, sometimes it takes a really long time to get a return on your investment. Trust me, I know, I created content for years when no one was listening. But like, asking yourself, what’s the return on this investment? Is this something that I’m happy to do? Because I know it’s going to come back to me tenfold in the future?

Does this feel good? Like, what’s the point behind this? And maybe it’s something that I know I should be doing, because social media matters. And people are using the internet. And I can’t avoid that. And I can’t change that. Because that’s just the landscape of the times that we live in today. But how can I use social media in a way that feels good for me. And that’s what I want to encourage all of you guys to do today, when you’re listening to this is really think about everything in your life and everything in your business. And look at the way that you’re doing things? Are you doing things? Because it’s what works best for you that it works for your strengths that it’s easy for you? Or are you doing things because you see someone else doing it in that particular way? And you think that you have to do it that way? Because that’s what you should be doing? Because that’s what everyone seems to be liking. I think we’re so new to social media that we haven’t actually dove? Is it over? Yeah, I think it’s still or dived. I don’t know. Anyway, we haven’t we haven’t ventured, that’s a good word. We haven’t ventured into what this is actually doing, like what the possibilities are and what it’s doing to us psychologically, like I think right now, we’re really in the infant stages, where people are just really looking at other people online and copying what they’re doing. We really need to start moving into the space where we just see it as like, a place to express yourself a place where art where art gets created. And then start asking ourselves like, how do I use this platform in a way that really works? Well for me, and that might mean never showing your face. And that might mean never actually using your voice, it might mean communicating only through words, or communicating only through pictures or whatever, but finding a way to make it work for you. And I think honestly, like, that’s one of my biggest, that’s one of the best parts of what I do is being able to help people figure out how to use the internet and the platforms on the internet in a way that works best for that individual person. Because we all have different strengths. We all feel comfortable in different platforms, the culture of each different platform is so unique and individual. So really exploring, like where’s the best place for me to be and for me to be building my brand? And how do I express myself in a way? Or how do I portray what it is that I’m doing in a way that’s that works for me. timewise, creativity wise, all that jazz? Also, kind of coming back to like the why behind everything that we do. Really asking ourselves like, how do I make the most money for the least amount of work? How do I get the biggest return on my investment of time? That’s pretty much what that means. Because at the end of the day, we want to spend our time doing things, we Okay, let’s let’s put it this way, we want to have the most freedom over time as possible. So how do we create lives that enable us to do that. And a huge way that you can do that is by figuring out how to make the most money for the least amount of work. And I think that can sound scary to some people because they’re like, Oh, I see so and so doing this or like everyone’s doing this. It’s like, I don’t care. How do we maximize the amount of money that you can make with the least amount of efforts. And it looks different in every single business. This is one of the big struggles of like creating a podcast for such a wide variety of business owners. I know like you guys message me on the regular on Instagram. And I know that the varied differences in your businesses are huge. So it’s really hard for me to sit here and be like, give particular examples because it’s different for each and every single one of you each and every single one of you has different business models, right. But asking yourself that question and maybe speaking to someone who’s in your industry, and like doing as much research as you possibly can into what are the different business models in like within my business like what and really studying that. It’s really interesting today I was speaking to Andy Burgess. I think that’s how you say his last name. He’s a filmmaker, and I interviewed him for the podcast actually, which I’m really excited for it to come out. He’s a wonderful human being. I really love all of his videos. He’s super creative, but something that he said to me really struck a chord with me. He basically started making videos two years ago on Snapchat, Snapchat, guys, Snapchat. And his videos were so good that now two years later, he’s gone. to a point where he’s 100% freelancing, and he’s freelancing for really big, reputable brands, so we’re talking about like, Forbes, NASDAQ. If you’re in the UK, then you’ll have heard of three. So he’s doing quite well, considering that he’s just gotten started two years ago. And something that’s super impressive to me is I was asking him about prices, you know, because, well, not just prices, I was also asking him about, like, how did he know if he wanted to do like business to business, so he’s a business, he’s a freelancer, and he’s catering to brands, which are big businesses, right. But a lot of videographers that I see, they decided to start small, and they’ll start doing like, wedding videos and stuff like that. So it’s really interesting to me that he just got started. And the first thing that he did was just, you know, start working with big brands. And to me, when I look at someone like that, it’s like, if you ask yourself, How much money can I make, as a filmmaker, or as someone who’s into creating videos? And you’re like, Okay, well, I don’t know, I might have to shoot 30 weddings a year in order to make that my goal for the year, or I could charge 10 times as much, or maybe five times as much. I don’t know what the numbers are, and only sell to 10 people. Right? So like figuring out, how can you change the numbers so that you can make the most amount of money possible? So like, if you look at him, he’s working with way less customers than a wedding videographer would be? Because he’s working with bigger brands, he has a way smaller amount of projects. And yes, his projects are probably more thought out. There’s a lot of work that goes into them, yes. But he’s able to make the same amount of money for less work. Right. And it’s easier, it’s easier to sell, like something that is a lot of value to one person than something that’s a minimal value to like a million people. Now, that doesn’t translate into every single business, which is why I kind of started that story by saying, like, I know, you guys are all in very different industries and have very different business models. But it’s food for thought hopefully, like, hopefully, it’s getting your mind rolling and like, okay, you know, maybe you can’t lower the number of clients and raise your price. But maybe you could increase the average amount that each client spends by 10%. Because even at 10% increase, you’re doing the same amount of sales, like that can make a big difference on your bottom line. Right? So just like asking yourself these questions like how do I make it easier for people to buy? How do I make it? How do I add more value to their experience here? How do I how do I grow this? Without putting in more and more and more and more work? I guess the purpose of this entire episode was just to really come here and encourage you guys to explore every facet of your life and business. And take that time to yourself to ask yourself, what do I want? What do I want my life to look like? What really makes me happy? And the money thing, like a lot of times, or at least for me every time I’ve set a huge money goal, and I achieve it. I feel so happy and elated. And it’s amazing. And it’s like this huge celebration. And I’m like yes, oh my gosh, it’s such, it’s it’s it’s so much ecstasy in one moment, and I love it. But I’ll tell you what, the very next day, I’m back to square one where I’m like, Okay, what’s the next school? So it’s like, this is kind of ties back into what I was talking about at the beginning. It’s like, you know, this constant carrot that you’re constantly chasing? How do you make your life more than that? How do you move beyond that. And really, it’s by being in the present moments. And really, it’s about looking at the present moment and realizing that you can create in each and every single moment. And that’s so exciting because you can start to really bring more joy and happiness and meaning into your life by simply being able to define what those things are and what those things look like. You can start to enjoy the journey, whether you’re knocked off your horse, whether you hit that sales goal, whether you you know, have a long loving marriage or whether you end up in divorce, like there is beauty in every single moment there is if we can stop looking at moments like they’re good or bad and really just start seeing them as a part of the journey and and relishing in the experience of the journey and knowing that every down moment is only showing you more and more of what you want because you’re able to define what it is that you want. To me that’s so exciting. So that’s where I wanted to leave you guys with. Be clear on what what it is that you’re creating, be clear on what it is that you’re bringing into your life in your business.

If you if you’re running a business, and you have a sales goal, you better be looking at your money regularly, you better be looking at your bank account regularly. And if you never look at your bank account, maybe you just start and you’re like, Okay, you know what, once every two weeks, I’m gonna look at it, and you sound alarm on your phone. And you make that commitment to yourself that once every two weeks, you are going to look at how much money you have in your account, and figure out like where you’re at. Or maybe it’s like, okay, you need to do it once a week, or you need to do it once a day or whatever. And maybe you’re already doing that. But every time you look at the money, you feel down and depressed, like change your relationship with money, so that you can learn to love it and accept it and let it come to you with ease. I’m so surprised, and yet not surprised at how many people don’t know how much money their business has made this year, or how much money this business their business has made this month. And yet I’m also someone who has to constantly remind myself the importance of looking at those numbers. Most of the time, it’s not until I’m in dire straits that I’m looking at those numbers on a regular basis. And I think there’s a correlation there. What you focus on grows, right? So focus on your money, focus on your money, know where you’re at with your money. Know how much your products and offerings costs so that when someone comes to you and they say, Hey, I’d like to work with you, you can literally just be like, okay, cool. Sure. Here’s what I got. Here’s what I got for you. So important. So important. Okay, guys, that’s, that’s everything I have to share with you today. I feel like it’s kind of contradictory, though. Right? It’s like, focus on the money. Look, in your bank account. No, you have and simultaneously don’t let it rule your life. Like I guess it’s just like total acceptance and surrender. And just being like, whatever is meant for me is meant for me, and I’m going to embrace it. And that is like, really, what I’m practicing for in life is just like learning to accept things and learning to be constantly grounded in who I am. And know that that wealth comes from inside and from nothing external. Think that’s the goal. But while I am experiencing that goal, I might as well be steering the ship towards what I really want to create. Right. And in order to steer your ship, towards what you really want to create, you have to know what you want to create, you have to know where you want to go. So define it guys, set some boundaries. Sit down, give yourself some, like, at least an hour to ask yourself these really hard and difficult questions, please, please, please do it for me. And when you do it, please share it with me, let me know over on Instagram at Alex Beadon. I want to know what your experience was like. Because these are like the really important questions that you have to ask yourself if you want to be able to move towards your purpose and feel like you’re living life with this amazing energy. I hope you enjoy the rest of your week. I hope this starts your week off on an amazing foot. I want to say a huge thank you for listening. As usual, you don’t know how much it means to me that you just listened to this podcast that you’re now all the way here at the very end of this podcast. Thank you for being on this journey with me. Thank you for your attention. And yeah, I think that’s everything. Today I am. Well as you’re listening to this, I’m actually in New York, which is very exciting. But as I’m recording this, I’m in Trinidad, and I leave to New York tomorrow. So I’m super excited for that. I’m also going to be meeting some of you over the weekend on Saturday. Again, by the time this has gone live, the event has already happened. But I’m so excited to meet you guys like the thought of meeting you in person is it’s just super, super exciting. So I’m looking forward to it. And other than that, we have a very exciting challenge coming your way super soon. So keep an eye on your inbox. All will be revealed. Bye, guys. Thank you so much for listening to today’s episode. If you enjoyed it, I would love for you to give me a shout out on your Instagram story or anywhere. Just letting me know what your biggest takeaway was. You guys have no idea how helpful and useful it is for me. When you message me telling me what your aha moments were telling me what it is that you took away from the podcast. It helps me understand what is most valuable to you. And it helps me understand how I can be of the highest service to you. So if you could take two minutes to do that, I would really appreciate it. Thank you guys so much for watching. I hope to hear from you over on Instagram. You can find me at Alex Beadon, and I will talk to you again very soon. Bye Uh oh my gosh you guys look how amazing this shrimp serata cocktail looks me Beatrice, an avid Instagram Stories user and visionary to her followers. I can’t wait till you guys try this out. Yes, I’m talking to all three of you. I’m all two of you. Well, I guess I’m just here by myself now. Why don’t be a basic Beatrice on Instagram. Keep your audience wanting more by learning how to edit your Instagram stories like a pro. Visit www.gram-slam.com and learn these simple free tips that will have your friends impressed with your Instagram Stories for years to come.