• By aikynafinch / October 24, 2017

    Greetings VIPs,

    Many people have been asking me what lighting do I use when I do my livestreams. I thought I would do a post to share what I use. I use the Neewer 18 in lighting kit however I included the 14 in lighting kit just in case you are limited on space or plan to travel regularly with the light. Check out the kits below to see if they will be a good fit for your livestream needs!

    Until Next Time,

    Dr. Finch

  • By aikynafinch / February 19, 2017

    Dr. Aikyna Finch, Owner of Finch and Associates LLC and certified coach in Tennessee, has been accepted into the Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only community for leading business and career coaches.

    Dr. Aikyna Finch joins other Forbes Coaches Council members, who are hand-selected, to become part of a curated network of successful peers and get access to a variety of exclusive benefits and resources, including the opportunity to submit thought leadership articles and short tips on industry-related topics for publishing on Forbes.com.

    Forbes Councils combines an innovative, high-touch approach to community management perfected by the team behind Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) with the extensive resources and global reach of Forbes. As a result, Forbes Council members get access to the people, benefits and expertise they need to grow their businesses — and a dedicated member concierge who acts as an extension of their own team, providing personalized one-on-one support.

    Dr. Aikyna Finch says, “I am truly honored to be invited and accepted into the Forbes Coaches Council! This opportunity will enable me to enhance the experience of both the clients of Finch and Associates and the community at large.”

    Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, says, “We are honored to welcome Dr. Aikyna Finch into the community. Our mission with Forbes Councils is to curate successful professionals from every industry, creating a vetted, social capital-driven network that helps every member make an even greater impact on the business world.”

    For more information about Forbes Coaches Council, visit https://forbescoachescouncil.com/. To learn more about Forbes Councils, visit forbescouncils.com.



  • By aikynafinch / February 18, 2017

    DLee Inspires Week on Stellar Award Winning All Nations Radio



    Stellar Award Winning All Nations Radio – The Morning Show with The Bishop. Special guest Authors: Dr. Aikyna Finch & Sean Wyman

    Special on air shout out invasion segment at 9AM – 10AM Central Time. Dial in number is 225-246-7037




  • By aikynafinch / February 15, 2017

    I am so excited to be an Ambassador for EPIC Dallas! I look forward to the 2-day event with a powerful lineup ready with great content to implement!

    Join me, my business coach Aprille Hunt and hundreds of other purpose driven entrepreneurs looking to gain access to IMPLEMENTABLE STRATEGIES to help grow your business before you get back on the plane.

    Click for details, speakers, travel:

    then save with me on your ticket:

  • By aikynafinch / February 14, 2017

    DLee Inspires Week on Stellar Award Winning All Nations Radio



    Stellar Award Winning All Nations Radio – The Morning Show with The Bishop. Special guest Authors: Dr. Aikyna Finch & Sean Wyman

    Special on air shout out invasion segment at 9AM – 10AM Central Time. Dial in number is 225-246-7037


  • By aikynafinch / January 7, 2017


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  • By aikynafinch / January 7, 2017

    Introducing the Empowerment & Hope Summit – The Summit where “Fear is Extinquished”! Are you ready to live the life of your dreams and take back your power then this Summit is for you! Join us on February 4, 2017, for the live or virtual options and get the tools you need to leave the fear behind in the upcoming year! Register today at http://bit.ly/EmpowermentandHopeSummit #EHSummit17


  • By aikynafinch / November 27, 2016

    Self Motivation is the way that you will be able to pull through when you feel like you have nothing left to give. This book offers you 10 ways to create the motivation and keep it flowing through the dream achieving process. Dr. Finch shares some examples of how the ways looked in action for her and how they can work for you! http://bit.ly/MotivationIgnited 

  • By aikynafinch / October 19, 2016

    Greetings VIPs!!!

    I’m so excited to be a FEATURED expert at the Women in Leadership World Summit-2! It’s a pretty awesome event with 20 female experts sharing their success tips and strategies on business and leadership with everyone who attends!

    It’s coming up pretty quick and I wanted to make sure that I gave you the information for the event. Here’s the info below:

    Name: Women in Leadership World Summit
    Where: Online
    When: Thursday, November 10th-Sunday, November 20th (10 full days!)
    Cost: FREE to attend. All sessions will be up for 48 hours. (an ALL ACCESS Pass will be available)
    url: https://bit.ly/WWSummit
    My day: I’ll be speaking and Social Media Business Tips on Wednesday, November 16th!

    Register for the event TODAY so you can get in on all of the giveaways that are happening!

    Thanks so much for the support and see you online!

    Dr. Aikyna Finch

  • By aikynafinch / September 25, 2016

    Wow September 24th was a great day! I loved all of the wishes and posts that came to my LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It is great to know people care! With this birthday comes many changes and new opportunities. I have new areas of focus to develop and grow.

    Today is the First day of the rest of my life and I need to make the most of the days to come.

    So be on the look out for the following things from me:

    • Motivation Ignited Book on Amazon coming out soon
    • Motivation Station Radio Show Every Sunday at 7pm CST at http://bit.ly/MotivationStationShow
    • Motivate Social Podcast Every Monday on http://bit.ly/CMORenewed, iTunes and YouTube
    • Many different interviews and Conference appearances
    • Conquer Your Fears and Monetize Your Purpose Webinar on 10/2. Register today at http://bit.ly/BirthdayWebinar
    • Surveys about how I can help you and provide more value (So Please Answer Them :))

    I would love if you also signed up for Dr. Finch VIP List and get your free Social Media Tips eBook at http://bit.ly/DrAEmailList

    By participating and supporting the items above you are becoming a part of the Dr. Finch Experience and it will help me tailor the things I put out to your needs!

    SO until next time,

    Dr. Finch #MuchLove

  • By aikynafinch / August 26, 2016

    I am excited to announce my second Huffington Post article! This one is for my social media lovers! Frank Salas has gifted us with his tips on Emoji Marketing. So if you have been wondering about his reach and the combinations that he uses then you need to check out this article for sure!

    Click here to check out the article on Emoji Marketing

    To find out more about Frank Salas, click here

  • By aikynafinch / August 25, 2016

    I’m EMPOWERED! You know why? I’m one of the featured speakers on the Empowered Queen
    Show project that Marshea Mayfield is launching. It’s helping women to breakthrough life
    barriers and become SHOW STOPPERS!!! If you have ever struggled with moving to the next
    level of SUCCESS (business, life, marriage and wealth) then make sure you attend this training.
    We are on a mission to help you STEP UP and STAND OUT! Yes prepare to be uncomfortable
    as we provide DOMINATING tips! http://bit.ly/2bt4BJ5
    this with any other women that’s looking for support, success, and the desire
    to be EMPOWERED in their business, career, and life!

  • By aikynafinch / August 24, 2016

    Beyond excited to be one of the speakers for the Nashville Blogging and Social Media Conference. Less than 10 tickets left. Grateful for all the support in Nashville for Crown Events and the speakers. Don’t wait get the last few tickets today! https://www.universe.com/nashvillebloggingandsocialmediaconference

  • By aikynafinch / August 24, 2016

    I am honored to be a featured speaker on the Build Brand Bank It Summit hosted by Shadé Adu from August 21st-31st. The Build Brand Bank It Summit is the largest online virtual training for aspiring and emerging women entrepreneurs who to build profitable online brand empires.
    I have teamed up with 40+ dynamic industry experts and thought leaders to bring you a powerful and impactful online brand building experience.

    This good news is ……. this event is FREE
    Register Today. http://bit.ly/bbbitsummit

  • By aikynafinch / July 22, 2016

    Yes, you read that right! I am on Huffington Post!

    I am so blessed to have this opportunity to share my message of Education, Motivation and Social Media with a larger audience. I will be featuring tools and tips in these areas that will impact the audience instantly and keep them in the know. If that is of interest to you then come over to bit.ly/IntrovertSocialMedia and check out the first article.

    If there is something you would like me to cover or someone I should highlight please enter them in the comments below and I will check them out!

    Until Next Time,

    Remember to always “Motivate Social!”
    Dr. Aikyna Finch (@dradfinch) Blogger at Motivate Social Blog where I Motivate through Social Media!

  • By aikynafinch / June 18, 2016


    Today we are going to talk about my favorite social media platforms. We are going to start from my website because the point of social media is that all your social media points to your website. You’ll want your traffic to eventually come to you. Your website is so important because it’s the only thing you own that is on the web. Everything else can be turned off or shut down, but they cannot turn off your website because you do your best to create traffic thru those social media platforms.

    • Remember to put your social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Instagram on your website so that people can get in touch with you on those platforms.



    Having a Facebook page is always a must. You can have a personal and a private one. In your Facebook page you’ll have a nice banner with a very catchy picture or title. Your photo section should be all about what you are doing. On my page, Changing Minds Online, we post affirmations so that people will get inspired. Start their day off with something that is going to motivate them because the page is about the customer not about you. You are putting out the information because they need to resonate with the things you are putting out there. People need to see themselves buying the product. Your page needs to be catered to them.

    To be able to cater to your audience, you can bring the product to them. For example, Changing Minds Online has their newsletters and they send out their videos on Facebook so the audience can watch it from there. Also, while you’re catering to your audience, you also share it on your other social media accounts.

    Your audience may or may not respond to you but always remember that they are always looking for you to pop in and post updates. Whether they are affirmations, stories, inspirational pictures, those kinds of stuff.

    Other ways you can connect and bring other people to your community are ads and letters that you can put in different kinds of ways. You can also connect to people by responding to them on their posts to your page. Remember that these people are putting you out there so respond to them as necessary.

    Your video section can also be a helpful tool for you to inspire your audience. You can talk about motivational and encouraging things, you can have interviews with different people who are an inspiration to you or your business, you can share anything with your audience. Bringing inspiration to others through others is key for your Facebook.



    What is cool with Twitter is the Lists section. Listing is very important because it will help you clear out your feed. You can subscribe to different lists and then you have a section there to see what you are a member of. If you have a lot of followers and people like your tweets, they can put you in a group so that they can always get your tweets. That way it keeps your social media stream organized. If you want to get the people’s contents that you’re really looking for and other tweets are blocking them, put them in a list so that you don’t have to worry about missing anybody’s content.

    People usually don’t pay attention to the Favorite button because they usually retweet what they like. What they don’t know is that favorites stay and you get to keep them and then check back later to read them again. If somebody tweeted a link but you’re at work and you can’t look at that link at the moment, you can favorite the tweet and check on it later.

    Then of course there is the Following and Followers list. You can follow people who’s been following you and you can also check out the settings button and see all the different things that you want to do. You can tweet the person, send a direct message, add or remove them from your list, mute them, block them, report them, you can also turn off their retweets.

    People on Twitter often ignore their Direct Messages because of scams. If you use your direct messages properly and actually connect and engage with people without scamming, then people will actually answer you back.

    • Remember if you send a direct message to someone and you want them to check it, definitely tweet the person saying “Check your DM” and they’ll know that you’re not scamming them and you’re trying to connect with them.



    Now if you want people to pin your board on Pinterest and you want to get noticed, your titles need to be catchy. Especially on your personal block; like what I put in my title “As Seen On..” This board shows my interviews, personal info, things posted on my website and other information about me. You can also put fun stuff in there like “All Blue Everything!” where she posted different kinds of stuff that is colored blue because it is my favorite color. Labeling your boards is a great way for people to find them. People also find them if you tagged the board, if you put hashtags on them and @ mentions. So all of these different things help put your boards out there. Another tip is to invite people to pin your board. Once the person pinned to your board, it automatically gets in their board and people who are following that person can pin your board as well. So make a separate board for everything you do. You can also put videos on Pinterest.



    If you are a visual person, Instagram is for you. People love visuals especially if you hold a product. You want to put all your products out there so that people can see what is going on with what you’re doing and what you’re selling.

    Instagram has a limit with active links on photos. Whenever you put a link in a description of a photo, it will not activate. On the other hand, you can put a link in your bio because it will be the only link that is going to be active. So if you have a website, make sure it’s right there. Make sure to let your followers know that your link is in the bio.

    Hashtags are a very effective in Instagram. For every post, you get 30 hashtags and you can mix it up. Hashtags that relate to your posts can get you likes and followers. You can also have your personal hashtag and if you click your hashtag, you can see your hub on Instagram.



    Google+ is super hot for two things:

    1. Hangouts
    2. Getting your information into the search enginge.

    In your Google+ profile, you can have your tag line, what you’re doing and you can put your bragging rights in there. You can also see the people in your circles and people who have you in their circles. You can build a community, put your education, basic information, places you’ve lived in, and of course your social media handles.

    In the Posts section you can basically put your photos, links, videos, events and event create a poll. You can post different things about you or your business and of course you can also share other people’s posts. Now what’s great about sharing posts on Google+ is that whenever someones shares it, it goes to their feed and it boosts your Google rankings.

    So now the logo with the quotation mark on the right side of the screen is your Google Hangouts section. This is basically your messaging section. You can also start a video hangout. If you want to do a webinar, you can use Hangouts on Air. But if you want to do a regular video Hangout, then you do just regular Hangout.



    LinkedIn is a business channel or basically the business Facebook. You can post and put your information out there, you can connect with people, you can send your likes out, you can also see who’s been following and viewing your posts. You also can see all your different articles and how you rank.

    When you connect to a group on LinkedIn, you can put different topics to talk about. You can also join in on the topics that other people talk about and put in your comments on these things. These people have the same interests as you so why not engage with them and put your information out there and see if it gets any hits. Collaborate and get that information out.

    I would love the hear about your favorite social media platforms! Let me know what else you would like to see on the blog!

    Remember to always “Motivate Social!”
    Dr. Aikyna Finch (@dradfinch) Blogger at Motivate Social Blog where I Motivate through Social Media!

  • By aikynafinch / May 14, 2016


    People nowadays use their phones on a daily basis. People who travel a lot make their phones accessible to what they need to do especially their work or businesses. Most individuals have apps they cannot live without. Here are some of Dr. Aikyna’s favorites:


    Dropbox is basically where you can keep all your files in one area. You can also sync your emails to your Dropbox as well. What is also cool about Dropbox is not only does it function like that, but it also has a voice system called DropVox. DropVox is for voice system so you can take voice memos. It also has an email section which links with your Google account. So If you want to remember something, if you want to do different types if information, or even if you want to create a 25-minute audio, you can do so and save it right into your Dropbox. You can also sync your pictures to your Dropbox with Carousel. It’s basically a whole productivity system.


    You use this when you have a lot of business cards, when you are doing blog posts, or when you have different files you want to keep – you can definitely connect all of those files there. When you’re networking, there’s a possibility that you will get business cards from your networks. Now instead of keeping all those cards, you can just scan them in Evernote and then connect those people to your LinkedIn account and send them connections to LinkedIn. Instead of keeping their business cards, you can keep them all nice and neat in your contacts page. When you are travelling and need to submit a paper or a blog, you can send it through email directly to them right from Evernote because you have it connected to your email.


    What Pomodoro does is that it’s a time keeper. Let’s say you are the kind of person who likes to procrastinate a lot. You can set it up, input the tasks there and then break them up into time sections so that you can manage your time. You can use this if you need something to keep you on track with doing your work on time. It can tell you when you need a break, it can tell you when your break is over, and it can tell you when you finished your work. If you are one of those people who get distracted easily, then this is a great app for you.


    If you want to get your calendar straight, you can use Sunrise. Sunrise will connect to your calendars from your different social media accounts or emails. Once it connects to your calendars, it will put up a whole calendar chart. Your business schedules, plans with family, appointments, all of those things will all be in one spot and it will just notify you when it needs to. It is a very powerful scheduler. Sometimes we overbook ourselves, but with Sunrise we can put them all together in one spot and we avoid getting overbooked.


    Cozi is where you can put all your family events and it also links to your computer and to your phones. With this app, your family can access the calendar and they can add what they are doing too – that way you can get information from everybody in the family and know exactly what everybody’s doing and you will never be off track.


    It is a meditation app that actually gives you the music and the mantras. A lot of us don’t have down time as most of us just work and work until we get exhausted. Now we can schedule our self-care right from our phones. After we’ve been so productive we need a way to have time for ourselves. This app can let you decompress and get some self-care right from your phone.


    Slack is a new email messaging tool for teams. Basically if you are a member of various teams, like direct marketing teams or if you have a business team, then you can all be on Slack and do direct messaging to each other. With Slack, you see what the other person is doing and what their working on and that way all your records of all the teamwork that’s happening is right there. You can work this app through your phone or your computer so you never miss any notifications from your team. You can set up a whole group or you can set up multiple groups. It is a great project management tool.

    I would love the hear about the apps that you can’t live without! Also, lookout for the second part of this blog post coming soon!

    Remember to always “Motivate Social!”
    Dr. Aikyna Finch (@dradfinch) Blogger at Motivate Social Blog where I Motivate through Social Media!