Why Do We LOVE Bitmoji So Much?

Why Do We LOVE Bitmoji So Much?

Why Do We LOVE Bitmoji?

Well ummm… because it’s AWESOME. Fact.

So many Bitmojis, so little time… there really IS a Bitmoji for everything right?

Being a little obsessed with authentic conversations and the impact of modern technology on our ability to create them – I personally believe this app claimed the accolade of Most Downloaded App of 2017* for one reason…

The creators of Bitmoji know A LOT about us silly humans.

They have nailed illustrating the everyday, first-world wins, pains and problems us silly humans are facing.

Global demand for their app has reassured us that we are not alone.

One of my most frequently used Bitmojis is a case in point… I have a burning desire to asterisk and correct EVERY SINGLE TYPO I make when sending messages. Sometimes I resist, sometimes I asterisk every single typo I make.

Problem is now solved – I send the following which is far more efficient and means I appear slightly less psychotically obsessed.

(Fellow members of the Spelling & Grammar Police, please back me up – there is nothing more shameful for us than being a stand for this in the world and making typos in messages, right?)

How I feel when someone corrects their own typos before I need to:

Sending the above is far less likely to offend my friends (who know I can’t help myself but correct their typos too, but they love me regardless… I think) than a written text or comment.

On a more serious note, I genuinely believe Bitmoji have 100% capitalised on the very clear need for a creative solution to the right royal clusterfuck (technical term) that we seem to frequently make of our ability to communicate with one another – particularly in the written form.

For anyone unaware of what the hell Bitmoji is (first of all – SHAME ON YOU! Kidding. Kind of…)

Bitmoji is an app by a developer called Bitstrips that enables us silly, silly humans to create personalised cartoon avatars of ourselves. This in turn gives us access to a library full of custom caricatures that can be used to efficiently express emotions via the various messaging apps we all have at our disposal – in a light hearted and fun way.

I bloody love everything about Bitmoji but mostly that last bit.

Light hearted and FUN. No room for ridiculous misinterpretation that in turn can so easily negatively impact connection. Especially with the people we love most.

With all the technology we have at our fingertips, we have more opportunity to communicate authentically than ever before. The frustrating dichotomy of this is that we also have more opportunity to essentially wuss out of doing so. We often choose to take the ‘easy’ option, send written words and in turn, can be so easily misunderstood.

The glorious clusterfuck of the written word…

Allow me to share a couple of personal examples where failure to use this GENIUS tool and reverting to the old school (text form messages) is just a ridiculous and unnecessary move if you value connection.

CLUSTERFUCK EXAMPLE #1:

A fellow Bitmoji fan (oh, the irony) and I had decided recently to keep each other accountable on some new goals and life focus – getting to bed earlier being one. I quickly checked in via text message (IDIOT) knowing it had been a busy day and reminded my friend “not to be up too late faffing about until 2am” (we are both guilty of being night owls and ‘faffers’ – aimlessly wasting unnecessary time on unimportant tasks).

With zero idea what was going on for friend at that moment in time or how that may be received at the other end (as it turned out, not too well), the conversation via text soon went a little downhill and somewhat defensive on both our parts.

GAH! WHAT WAS I THINKING?! Had I used this Bitmoji, there would likely have been a light-hearted chuckle at both ends of the conversation, a gentle but effective reminder to get an earlier night and a win all round… rather than possibly landing as nagging or criticising.

NOTE TO PARENTS OF TEENAGERS: get on Bitmoji – they also offer ‘You Stop That’, ‘Eat Your Greens’ and ‘What Are You Going To Do With Your Life Today?’. Great options for salvaging what love is left when a little nagging is actually required.

CLUSTERFUCK EXAMPLE #2:

How often have you found yourself guilty of being either party in the following scenario due to the advancements in tech?

Sender sends a message.

Recipient reads message and one of these (or other) scenarios unfolds:

  • replies immediately
  • gets distracted (y’know, like by their actual real life happening)
  • gets distracted BUT ALSO leaves Messenger open saying they’re ‘Active Now’ (the WORST – thanks Facebook 🙈)

Smartarse bloody Messenger/Instagram/Whatsapp (delete as appropriate) tells sender that the recipient has read Sender’s message.

Sender now:

  • expects a response
  • starts checking their phone every 11.7seconds for a reply
  • possibly rocking like a crazy person
  • gets majorly pissed that recipient isn’t dropping everything in their life at that moment to reply
  • possibly starts having feelings of resentment towards recipient
  • Sender may well have a legit reason for wanting/needing a speedy response but if that’s the case, Sender maybe should have called instead #justsayin

PLEASE NOTE: leaving your ‘Read Receipts’ on if using a Smart Phone is a rookie error here and an unnecessary hurdle if your preferred method is text message – please turn them OFF immediately.

Now, we all have different expectations of what is an acceptable response time. We also have little way of knowing what may be going on for the Recipient in the moment they receive a message. They may just be dead. Morbid but possible.

So, instead of the messy potential sequence of events listed above threatening Sender’s connection with Recipient (whoever they may be), and sending ANOTHER message in text form – which will likely be a version of “Have I done something to upset you?” or “Did you get my message?” (CLEARLY – messenger told you so didn’t it?!)… try this…

SEND A BITMOJI!

My personal favourites if finding myself as the Sender in this instance are as follows:

   

GENIUS RIGHT?! Original Recipient is hopefully now less offended/defensive than if presumptuous and clusterfucky words had been sent in text form questioning why a reply hadn’t yet been received.

And let’s face it – it doesn’t take many words at all for it to go south pretty fast depending on the potentially unknown intention, mood or environment the Sender or Recipient is in, in that very moment.

In short, Bitmoji do an EPIC job at celebrating our daily wins with us in language that is ‘trending’ – meaning language we silly humans are collectively creating and understand on a humorous and light hearted level.

Why we all need to embrace Bitmoji…

Communication in text form is rarely a good choice when handling potentially sensitive, challenging or opinionated communication (most communication carries a degree of opinion if we’re honest and that in itself carries risk!)

Once again, technology is providing a solution that takes a LOT of the heavy lifting out of the equation for us in many instances!

We should be welcoming that with open arms. ESPECIALLY if it means maintaining and – better still – building and strengthening the connections in our lives.

Silly humans. Always overcomplicating shit 🙄

(By the way, that eye-rolling thing I just ended with is an ’emoji’… not a Bitmoji – how annoying is it for the Bitmoji loyalists among us when people get the two confused?!)

 

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*according to Apple. Source: Business Insider
Authentic Conversations: The Secret To Success In EVERYTHING (including death!)

Authentic Conversations: The Secret To Success In EVERYTHING (including death!)

2017 did NOT go quite to plan…

…but it was without doubt my biggest learning curve to date.

If there’s one message that I now share with people as to why they should consider starting an online business, it is this:

DO IT BEFORE YOU NEED IT. 

Why? Because when the sh*t hit the fan multiple times for my family in 2017, I pretty much closed my laptop, got on a plane back to the UK, did nothing for 6months and that business did the following while I was being where I needed to be…

The above is a snapshot of a talk I gave at one of our live events in Perth (Australia), where I shared my ‘year from hell’ for our Community. I focussed on the topic of authenticity and ‘authentic conversations’ as it’s the thing I believe I have learned most about on this journey since starting my business online in 2014.

“Learning to find my authentic voice in order to succeed online, is also what’s allowed me to see a vast improvement in all other areas of my life. Nothing will test how you feel about the quality of your own life and the relationships you have than death!”

The video below is the full talk (25mins).

When I relocated to the Gold Coast in Australia on 31st January 2017, I had also just had a record month in my business – just over $25k (USD) in income. As such, I had HUGE goals to take things to a whole new level over the next 12months.

I’d also never been more certain of the decision I’d made to relocate – finally I was moving TOWARDS something rather than running away! (Hopefully something the authentic itchy-footed nomads among us may understand…!)

I was freaking PUMPED!

Then…

…life decided to hand me a big ‘ole 180-degree flip in the most unexpected but powerful way.

Having almost $80k in essentially passive income over 6months was pretty handy while I dropped everything to hop on a plane to the other side of the world to be with my family for as long as I needed. Twice.

I would encourage you to watch/listen to the full 25minutes of the video above to have full context of what I’m sharing here. It’s really just a simple (not easy!) way to start approaching your life and to avoid the worst kind of regret.

Key take aways:

👉 Have authentic conversations EVERY DAY in EVERY area of your life!

👉 Start building a business online BEFORE you need the freedom it will give you. The sh*t can truly hit the fan when you’re least expecting it.

👉 Leave NOTHING unsaid. With yourself, with anyone. Then death doesn’t really matter 😉

👉 Be ‘Selflessly Selfish’. Create the best version of you first – everyone else in your life will benefit from that.

👉 Share your sh*t 💩 Be brave enough to share your deepest struggles with the people in your life. If you need new people – go find them! You’re NOT alone ❤️

Amy x

Why You MUST Follow Your Dreams (emotional post!)

Why You MUST Follow Your Dreams (emotional post!)

Following a move to Australia in January, I found myself – just 11 days later – booking a flight back home to the UK when my step-father passed away unexpectedly.

I didn’t jump on the first flight home, for a number of reasons which weren’t clear until now.

While sitting at the departure gate at Brisbane Airport, I wanted to share some of the thoughts I’d had while reflecting on how freaking grateful I am to have the freedom I do right now.

 

What Would True FREEDOM Mean For You?

 

These last couple of weeks have had me reflecting on what it’s meant for me…

Freedom that’s enabled me to relocate to a different country with less than a couple of months notice.

Freedom that’s enabled me to build a 6figure business from my laptop while travelling the world in less than 3years.

Freedom that’s enabled me to tick off some huge items on my Bucket List at the age of just 34.

But MOST importantly, in light of this most recent life event, the freedom to pack a bag, book a flight and get home to London with no real plan as to when I’ll be back.

With no need to ask permission from an employer.

With no restriction on a pathetic allowance of ‘bereavement leave’ given by most standard employee contracts – in the UK I believe it’s a whopping 3days.

After that, you’re on your own. Deal with it and get back to work. Nice…

 

In short – this business has given me FREEDOM to deal with DEATH. My way!

 

Pretty powerful.

I wanted to share some thoughts that occurred to me around this as I was waiting for my flight.

Ironically, it was a family bereavement that gave me the reality check to invest in myself and start this business 3years ago.

3years later, my circumstances could not be more different and I am so grateful that I did…

 

 

Ultimately, following your dreams – whatever they may be – is going to require personal growth.

You have no idea how much that growth is going to serve you and many others at times like this.

So, PLEASE… start listening to those voices in your head – however small – if they are telling you to pursue a new path.

 

The Path To True Freedom…

 

For me, that path started with simply wanting time and financial freedom.

The education and community I found within the SFM by starting on that path has given me ALL of that and SO MUCH MORE!

To your success, freedom and – most importantly – YOUR HAPPINESS,

Amy x

Does A Laptop Lifestyle REALLY Exist?

Does A Laptop Lifestyle REALLY Exist?

Far too many people think it’s not actually possible to have a successful business that enables you to live a life of freedom to travel at the same time.

So it was awesome to be able to cross paths with a few of my Digital Family while out here in Thailand and demonstrate that there’s plenty of people doing it in their own different ways.

It just all STARTS with getting the right education.

There is certainly no shortage of opportunity out there for those who want it enough.

It’s just so cool to have made such genuine friends with so much in common who we can now share some amazing experiences with in all these different places around the world.

Thanks to Chris from the The Lifestyle Team for saving enough battery on his phone while on a boat trip to some of the islands and recording this quick video for us!

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Money DOES Buy Happiness!

Money DOES Buy Happiness!

Money DOES buy happiness!

Pure joy, love and undeniable happiness! In my opinion anyway…

If you struggle to believe that, let’s just agree that it’s the people in our lives that bring that happiness. Yes?! Good.

What if those people are a little further afield in different countries?

All the technology in the world is no replacement for spending time with those people in the flesh.

It’s not free to travel to see them right? It takes time, it takes money, it takes permission from the boss if you have one.

Without money or the freedom of an online business, this would not have happened a week ago today. A spontaneous trip to Australia with less than 24hours notice was without doubt one of the happiest weeks of my wifi life so far!

Don’t EVER let time or money be a reason not to spend time with the people you love.

Still think money can’t buy happiness?

Good, glad we got that cleared up…! 😉

Where would you hop on a plane to at short notice and who would you surprise?!

Here’s to creating YOUR Wifi Life so you CAN! 🙂

Amy x

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