147. Answering The Call

“There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is suffering, too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways.”

― Mother Teresa

We all have permission in some capacity- you can call it god, spirit, belief, intuition, or just the voice in your head/heart, but something is always there leading us in the right direction… We just need to listen and answer the call. I am so excited to welcome Melissa Lea Hughes to the T&T mic! Melissa is here for faith, motherhood, and purpose… AND TikTok! You might not think those things go hand in hand, but you are listening to THE Turmeric & Tequila Podcast after all, where you know we are here share real juxtaposition happening amongst our varsity humans, so we can broaden our own horizons and see how most things really do fit together after all. Melissa shares her own story of answering the call that led her to 226k+ TikTok followers, the Kelly Clarkson Show, becoming a best-selling author, and so much more. Melissa is here to share her gifts, lessons, life pro tips, and open our minds to the positive side and OPPORTUNITY that I within social media! If we can live in alignment alongside our core values and share all the gifts that are within for the greater good, why would you not share that with the world? Please do… and tag us so we can walk this journey with you:)

This one is a video, so be sure to check us out on You Tube!


The upside of social media. Answering the call, even If you are not clear on the how. Belief, intuition, living our truth. Mental health, mental wealth. Living in alignment of our core values. Sharing our gifts. Believing in something bigger and questioning a better way. Taking the leap. Letting the social media cringe factor go. Seeing opportunity. Expression.

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147. Answering The Call With Melissa Lea Hughes

Melissa Lea Hughes:

Back in 2020, I lost my job due to Covid. It was the first time in my life I didn’t have a plan. I had no idea what was next, no career opportunities on the horizon or what I even really wanted to do. I felt totally stuck and had no idea what I was going to do. Then, in February of 2021, I downloaded this popular app TikTok and uploaded a random video of my kids sledding. The next morning, I woke up, I had thousands of followers and the video had thousands of views. Over the next few weeks that video gained 22 million views! I discovered the impact of how powerful this platform was.

I decided I should keep posting and see what happens. In 6 months, I grew my account to over 150,000 followers. During that time, I got a phone call from The Kelly Clarkson Show. They asked me to come on and do two segments. I was floored! A few months later, I was contacted by a publisher and they asked to create a children’s book out of one of my TikTok’s! What’s even crazier is, I did all of this while working a full-time job and recording my TikTok’s on my lunch break in my car. Yes, in my car. Nearly all of them. I truly believe that if I can grow a following like that while being a wife, mother, friend, serving at church and working a full-time job – you absolutely can do it too! And you should!

I understand what it feels like to put yourself out there and the fear that comes with it. Even the awkwardness of figuring out how to be in front of the camera. Not only that, It can feel so overwhelming learning another social media platform and wondering if it’s even worth your time. Let me tell you, it DEFINITELY IS.

With my coaching program, I will help you…

Find YOUR voice and reach your ideal audience on the platform

-Help you overcome the fear of the camera

-Utilize TikTok as your main social media platform to grow all your other platforms

Create viral TikTok videos with my tested blueprint

-Generate leads and sales to grow your business

Schedule a FREE strategy session with me and let’s chat about how we can help you go viral on TikTok



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