Resilience- Your secret super power

Dealing with Life’s Curve Balls (and what’s next for Arise & Bloom)

Resilience. I talked about it in my last newsletter. I told you about some really amazing, really resilient women in my life. What I didn’t share was my own story. I didn’t tell you that my own superpower is resilience. I also didn’t realize when I was starting that recent newsletter, how soon and how much I’d need to tap back into it this very year. Right now we have a lot going on here on the homefront. My fiancé Sean and I plan to be married in 2019, and the reason we’re not doing it sooner is because we have a lot going on. A lot of planned personal business—some medical issues we’ve each needed to address for too long and some other life “housekeeping”. I won’t go into all of those details, or over-justify why it makes sense to us to wait, but I will say that planning...Read More
19-Ready-to-Work Mind on Your Money

Budget Better for Your Business and get Ready to Work

Money and time may be neck in neck for the two biggest hot button issues for most entrepreneurs (and…well just about everybody!)   Last week, in the first part of this three part blog series, Ready to Work, we tackled time management through prioritization in Declutter Your Mind. This week as promised, I’m talking budget. Whether you’re cutting back your hours to make space for a new business, quitting your day job altogether or learning to juggle responsibilities as a sidepreneur, making the most of your money is so important. Considering that most people list financial freedom as one of their top reasons for wanting to own their own business, it’s especially important to build a strong budget plan from the beginning. Today I’m offering you THREE key areas where you can create the most breathing room; the umbrella points under which I believe almost everything falls. After each, I’ll suggest...Read More
18-Ready-to-Work Declutter Your Mind

Declutter Your Mind, Focus and get Ready to Work

I want to begin by clarifying that some of the recommendations I give in this post and the tool I’ll link to at the end are specifically designed for people juggling more than one job or role (which I'm sure is most of us.  We’re all busy people amiright?).  That may mean a 9-to-5 day job, going to school or parenting while also trying to begin a business or major creative project.  Keeping that in mind, feel free to take the suggestions here and simply modify them so they make sense for your own specific schedule and lifestyle.So tell me, when someone asks you what’s on your to-do list, do you often feel like the answer is, “EVERYTHING”?  I bet it feels like that a lot, right?  Everything feels super necessary and important and as though it needs to be done, like…yesterday.  Let me tell you, I have more than...Read More
13-The Double Agent Dilemma

The Double Agent Dilemma: Team Player AND Successful Side Hustle?

You’ve worked for years in the same industry; maybe even for the same company. And though for a long time, you’ve known that you’re meant for more, you haven’t been quite sure what the “more” was or what to do about it. Then one day the clouds parted and finally, you knew what it was and even if you still didn’t know the “how” you felt determined to make the “what” happen (and by the way, if the clouds haven’t parted for you, you’re definitely not alone; maybe check this post out first).So here you are, your dream in front of you, a determined spirit, and years of great business skills you can transition into something of your own. For a lot of us, embarking on a new business venture, especially if it’s totally different than the work you’ve been doing, means seeking out new training and education, or new...Read More