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Are You a Pixel Peeper?

OMG, have you ever heard of pixel peeping? My husband was sharing a story recently and mentioned this term, pixel peeping.  The brakes in my head stopped his words dead in their tracks. I mean, he continued talking but as soon as I heard that phrase, I heard nothing else he was saying.  It was a totally new term to me. One I thought was clever and funny and I had to figure out what it meant.  So I interrupted his story.  This is the point in my story that I tell you I have a terrible habit of interrupting […]

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What Does 30 Days Mean to You?

We are one month away from the end of summer.  This is the homestretch so I’ll get right to the point… What do you want to accomplish in the next 30 days?Do you know what you need to do to get there?  Our brains love clear starts and definite stops. It’s what bestselling authors Chip and Dan Heath call defining moments in their book, The Power of Moments.  The clean flipping of the calendar to a fresh month.  It signals our brain that we have a shiny, crisp page to start anew. And suddenly, you’re reinvigorated with untapped motivation to […]

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Work it! Your mind that is.

Your mind is a wondrous part of you. It’s what gives humans the ability to feel and think and learn and evolve.  And your brain space is infinite. Truly, the only finite part of our lives is time.  But the kicker is that we aren’t just born being able to tap into that mental infinity.  When we’re little, the imagination our minds can conjure up seems to know no bounds.  At some point, we learn to tamp that down. To close off creative thinking and just “go with the flow”.  Which ends up doing us a massive disservice because it […]

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7 Practical Steps to Business Magic

A question I get time and again is “how do I build a successful business that I love and that makes me money?”  You’re smart. You’re an action-taker. You don’t back down from a challenge.  And yet, you find yourself at a standstill in your business. You’ve reached a plateau that feels unending.  From working with dozens of clients to build six-figure businesses, I often find that there’s a step in the business building process that’s been overlooked.  It isn’t the same for each person, but there’s usually one part where you told yourself, “yeah, I’ll get back to that […]

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The Simplest Way to Get Stuff Done in Your Day

I was recently brought in as a guest expert for a mastermind of business owners to answer any and all of their business operations questions. That’s right; for 90 minutes, the coaches, writers, and creative professionals presented their burning questions about structuring their days, how to work with their teams, what pieces of technology to use, how to manage their inboxes and so much more goodness. Even though the call was at the very end of my day, I left feeling a deep sense of gratitude for these women. The group was delightful. So open and receptive to learning more […]

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Spoiler Alert: It’s Never All Done (and Why That’s a Good Thing)

Can I let you in on a little secret? I often talk about how clarity comes from taking the action. It’s a mantra that my mentor Jenny Shih uses in her work, and I’ve adopted it as my own. As humans, we have this tendency to want things to be “perfect” and “right”, before we do anything about a problem or situation or goal or project. The hard truth is that you can’t know everything in advance. There’s no such thing as perfect information. And even scarier, the only way to get that information is to take action. So that […]

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There’s One More Secret to My Daily Organization

The past few weeks, I’ve shared how I keep myself organized and on track in the digital realm, with my calendar, task list, and inbox.I’ve told you how I use technology FOR ME instead of being captive to it. But did you know that I have one more secret step to staying on track and out of the overwhelm… analog support. That’s right, I have a paper calendar and task list on my desk. When you write on paper, the information takes hold in your brain in a different way. When you aren’t staring at your computer screen, you take […]

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The True Story About How My Calendar REALLY Looks

“How do you block out your calendar?” It’s a question I field a fair amount. Managing multiple businesses and clients over the years, I guess people think there is a secret. Some sort of magic I keep hidden that allows me to do what I do in an organized, not-too-harried fashion. I can see where business owners would want to know that intel because there are many ways that you can arrange your calendar. Some people only block out their appointments. Others block out every single task plus appointments. While some do a hybrid where they blockout very specific, very […]

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