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The Mid-Year Review: Keep your business on track

One day you wake up, and realize it’s June. The months have been flying by, you’ve been doing your thing, and then BAM, it’s summer and half the year is gone. (whaaat?) Summer is here, and it’s the perfect time for a mid-year review Are you on track? Have you done the things you wanted…

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Why Pink Peonies are Killing Your Business

You’ve seen the pictures, I’m sure — a vase full of peonies sitting on a desk next to a pretty planner, a computer keyboard, and a small bowl of gold paperclips or a stapler sitting nearby. A cute pair of sunglasses rests casually on the desk, and let’s not forget the caffeinated beverage in a…

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The Myth of Tomorrow

Tomorrow. It holds promise, hope, relief, forgiveness, new beginnings, and second chances. I’ll do it tomorrow… Tomorrow gives you just a little more time. To get ready To mentally prepare To take a breath To think about it To get braver To get motivated To resist To procrastinate To put it off To talk yourself…

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Have you listened to your business lately?

What? Listen to your business, you say? Well, you may think the concept is a bit odd, but it really isn’t. Think about it – any strong relationship requires basic elements — things like love and compassion, care and tending, and give and take. Strong relationships also rely on honest communication — lots of listening,…

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Why I Don’t Want You to Turn on Instagram Notifications

Yesterday my own Instagram feed was full of graphics with little arrows pointing up the top right area of the post, and instructions telling me to turn on notifications. Maybe you saw that too, and wondered what it’s all about. Here’s the scoop. Instagram is rolling out a new algorithm, and it’s creating quite a…

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The Words We Tell Ourselves

I don’t have time. There’s too much to do. I don’t deserve it. Have you ever said those things to yourself? Years ago, I was having a deep discussion with a friend about fun, spontaneity, and letting go of the need to set goals. We debated all the different things we do and why they…

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Why Charging What You’re Worth is a Bad Idea

At some time or another, we’ve all heard this: “Whoa, sister, that price is way too low for what you’re doing. You need to charge what you’re worth!” If you’ve been in business for any length of time, you’ve probably had someone tell you to “charge what you’re worth”. This is always part of a…

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New Moon Magic and Your Goals

Once each month, we have a new moon. The new moon brings forth new energy, and is the perfect time to start fresh and give your goals a little boost. This is a great day to review what’s going on in our lives, identify what’s working and what isn’t, and set some intentions for the…

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A Peek at My New Shop + Printable Calendars

It’s a new year and I’ve been getting back into my design groove, wrapping up some client projects and creating some fun printable calendars to put in my new online shop. I’ve been wanting to create and sell more digital products for a long time, beyond the websites and logos that I already create for…

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How to Grow Your Social Media Community With Heart

You might think that social media for business is all about selling, but that’s not the case at all. In fact, the more you try to SELL on social media, the more people are going to tune you out. So what’s the point, you ask? Why are we putting any effort into using social media…

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Why WordPress Gets a Bad Rap

It started quietly enough, when I received an email from an old client whom I hadn’t talked to in a while. “I got this email from my hosting company”, she said. “Can you help me?” I read the email. It was a long, drawn out email full of tech jargon that boiled down to three…

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September Intentions

I talk quite a bit about intention with my clients, and since September signifies new beginnings and “back to school/work” energy for so many of us, I thought it would be the perfect time to do a fun (and easy!) project. So I’m inviting you to join me on a 30-day photo adventure over on Instagram to create a…

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