Write a love letter to yourself

Why you need a professional bio

Ok, so here’s the thing. Of course, I’m going to tell you that you “need” a professional bio, I want to write it for you! That doesn’t mean you don’t really need it.

Professional bios can be used in a number of ways and across quite a few platforms. From your About page on your spiffy new website to your LinkedIn profile, which you haven’t had the chance to update in… gasp… years. Now is the time to take a moment for you and learn about yourself from someone else’s point of view, namely, mine.

Having someone else take a crack at your bio means having your very own personal cheering section that highlights every badass thing you’ve done so far in this life. Things you might not even think are important or worth sharing with the world. It’s like writing a love letter to yourself!

I’m being serious! I can hear you laughing over there! Can I tell you a secret? Someone...

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Why going to a live event is important

Why going to a live event is important

Have you had the chance to attend a live event yet? Whether or not you have, I highly suggest you put something on your calendar before the end of the first quarter that gets you out of the house and into a group of people you have never met before. It can be as small as going to a networking meeting you have never been to before, or as big as booking a flight to another country and going to an international conference.

In 2018, when I made the commitment to myself to attend a live event that year, I had no idea what it would mean for me personally and professionally. To get there I had to get out of my comfort zone and show up for myself in a way I never had before.

How Social Media Week Lima 2018 changed my life

I am not exaggerating with this statement by the way. I absolutely feel that attending SMWL18 made all the difference in my business and in my life. The new connections I made have carried my business forward faster than I...

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How to solve a problem

Current Problem: Not enough time to write

Or so I thought… Read on to find out how I solved a problem I didn’t know I had and not the one I was sure was the culprit.

What time of day do you do your best work? 

I have always been a morning person and thoroughly enjoyed getting up at the butt crack of dawn to go #rowing out on #TempeTownLake in high school. It was my favorite time of day to be out and moving. 

To this day I believe I do some of my best writing between the hours of 11pm & 2am. No, I’m not kidding.

But…… Raising kids and maintaining a family unit has changed the way I work. I’ve been a mom since I was 17 and have had to figure out how to graduate high school, finish college, work, start my own business, move cross country and start over, all with an increasing number of small humans attaching themselves to me (and my partner...

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What do you want to be when you grow up?

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I recently saw a video on Facebook, it was an ad, that posed the question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" They posed the question to adults from all walks of life and ages. The reactions varied from surprised to incredulous at being asked such a question. In the end, though, everyone gave an answer that reflected dreams thought up by innocent children. 

Have you ever been asked this question before?

I thoroughly enjoy asking people this question. I always do my best to ask it in the present tense and not past tense. When you are asked "what did you want to be when you grew up" vs. "what do you want to be when you grow up", it insinuates that you have already missed your chance to be that thing. As if the opportunity to become what you dreamed about has already passed you by.

When I have the opportunity to meet someone new, especially if they identify as female, this is literally...

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How to create your own Low Ticket Revolution

How to create your own Low Ticket Revolution

There are a few things in this online business world that we can count on. Unrealistic promises… Being marketed to with the “get rich quick schemes”… and the chance to have your dream life on the beach. Um, yeah, no.

I first heard of this idea of the low ticket revolution from Annie Ruggles, the creator of many things, but most recently Repackage Your Brilliance. In my opinion, it is a beautiful repackaging of her own brilliance, laid out for you (and me) in a way that allows us to apply her genius to our brilliance. You don’t need to take my word for it, check it out for yourself and come back to let me know your thoughts.

What is a Low Ticket Revolution?

It’s the not so polite “no thank you” to the notion that we can only sell high ticket services and offers. Plain and simple.

I love being hired by small businesses and entrepreneurs to help them problem solve and systemize their...

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THE TRUTH ABOUT BEING A MILLENNIAL PARENT

This article originally appeared on Miss Millennial Magazine on Sept 9, 2016. 

The pictures in this publication of the article are of me and my first child. The first photo is my high school graduation. The second photo is the day of my wedding. Before you finish that thought, yes, we are still married.

Things I'd like you to know about me as you read this article, 3+ years after I originally wrote it...

Since then I have done a ridiculous amount of stuff. You can find out more about what the heck I've been doing here. Thank you for taking a moment to read this! Now on to the article :P


 

THE TRUTH ABOUT BEING A MILLENNIAL PARENT

Millennials…what do you think of when you think of...

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Storytelling in Your Business

Storytelling in your Business

Here are a few articles I've written on storytelling and what that might look like for you in your business. They may be centered around prompts, specific platforms, or storytelling methods.

Check out the youtube storytelling playlist here.

Creating a writing practice

One of the best ways to improve your writing or storytelling is to start journaling. You are your own worst critic so writing to yourself helps you practice for the “real” world. One of the great things about journaling is it can provide you with almost instant content. Many of my posts start out as journal entries.

By reflecting each day and writing out my thoughts, I give myself the opportunity to pick out the nuggets....

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