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
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You, Version 2.0: Creating an Inspiring Vision of Your Future Self

There’s someone you’ve got to get to know. We all know someone like her (or we follow someone like her on social media!) She has that confident/self-assured/cool-girl/grown-up/successful/got-it-together swag…and she’s probably got some great shoes too, (just sayin’). The very things you’re struggling with today, she’s conquered, and she is handling them with style, or at least cool, collected calm. The fact is, you already know her better than you think...or maybe she knows you better than you think, because this fabulous creature is none other than your Future Self. Right about now, you may be thinking…”ummm, that would be great and all but I can not picture ever being that girl.” Well that is exactly what today’s post is all about: Who is your Future Self and how can you create an inspiring vision of her that will propel you forward today? How and why is this visualization exercise used?...Read More
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Deeply Rooted Resolutions: 7 Steps to Infuse Substance into Your Goal Setting So It Sticks

When it comes to New Years Resolutions, there are generally two camps: There’s the “Resolutions are Dumb, No-One-Ever-Keeps-Them, It’s Nothing More Than a Day on the Calendar” camp, and then there’s the, “Try and Try Again, Every New Year is a New Beginning, Renew my Gym Membership Stat” camp. I have always been firmly in the second camp. Even though by March, often my strong resolve has faded into little more than a guilty swan song of cast off good intentions. And while my optimism (bless it’s little heart), remains in tact, this yearly sweet and sour cycle started me thinking about the whys behind it and what can be done to change it.The first thing that came to mind about New Years Resolutions was the hopefulness behind them. Anytime we set a goal, there is generally a sincere desire behind it, but somehow setting that intention at the start...Read More
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Time: A Limited Commodity – Making More of Your Moments

“If there were more hours in the day”, “If only I could clone myself”, “I’m just too busy”. Few of us haven’t uttered one of these sentences, and for many of us, weekly or daily. There aren’t many people who feel like their life wouldn’t operate more smoothly, wouldn’t be more fun, or that they wouldn’t simply get more rest if there were just a little more time. I have most definitely been a victim of this thinking. The reason I say “victim of” is because I’d like to argue that this thought is the real problem and changing it might actually give you more time. The bottom line is that the clock is not going to magically give us a 25th hour to work with and the calendar is unlikely to roll back the days and allow us to insert “bonus time”. Instead, I’m going to suggest that attempting...Read More