20-Ready-to-Work-Curate-Your-Workspace

Curate Your Workspace and Get Ready to Work

Week one of April we figured out how to focus your priorities.  Last week we talked about smart budget strategies for your business.  This final blog post in the Ready to Work series is a bit of a departure for me (but such a joy to write!) Because it’s all about one of my favorite things…INTERIOR DESIGN!!! But…before I get into all the super fun deets, I want to say that there is absolutely a much more emotionally connected reason for writing and sharing this with you. I truly believe that creating a space that is uniquely and completely yours is essential to finding motivation, inspiration and a sense of delight in the work you produce. This does not mean you have to have a home office or do all of your work from one particular space (in fact I absolutely recommend changing up your location, and type of environment...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
15- Life Lessons from Myself

5 HUGE Life Lessons from my 20’s & 30’s

Have you ever thought to yourself, "I wish somebody had told me that when I was younger?" I think we can all agree that there are things we've learned the hard way.  And this isn't always a bad thing.  In fact, the older I get, the more I realize that sometimes living out the "un-pretty" lessons are absolutely necessary to the process of learning.  I have a niece who is in her early 20's and (although in many ways she has a good head on her shoulders), I often find myself wanting to shield her from the mistakes I made (and made again and again).  But I do my best to say the encouraging words, and give the small pieces of advice, while at the same time recognizing that there is a lot of perseverance and refinement that goes on inside of those mistakes. I also recognize that we all...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