In the fall last year, my friend Diana from Indulge Interiors and I were talking about how we were running into creative roadblocks. Our routine was making it difficult to think outside the box and get a fresh perspective on our business goals. We talked about getting away for a few days, but our schedules didn’t align. On one particular day, while scrolling through my IG feed, I noticed The June Motel’s last call for a ‘work vacay.’ Offering special rates on their rooms to get away and get some work done in their collaborative space. I immediately messaged D and asked if she would be available to take off in a couple of days and we booked it within minutes. We arrived late on Wednesday evening and settled into our fabulous room. We snacked on a simple, yet delicious charcuterie plate that was included in our package. Oh, and…

I bet there’s a pretty good chance you’ve put personal or professional development on your new year, new me list and if that’s the case, good on you! It’s important to identify areas we would like to grow and make a plan to commit to it. Often, training programs, workshops, conferences and retreats are some of the avenues we explore. But before committing to these, I think it’s important to acknowledge that not all offerings are created equal. You work hard for your money, so you should make a wise investment when it comes to your development. Here are a few things I think you should consider before signing up for anything this year. Know the facilitator Now, I don’t mean you need to know them personally, but I do believe you should do your research. You should see if they have experiences on the subject they are going to teach. It’s…

Have you ever walked out of the house feeling like a million dollars in your new jeans and then made your way out in public only to see someone rocking similar jeans but with longer leaner legs? Oh, and I bet their butt looked better than yours too. You know, because we notice that kind of stuff. Suddenly, the joy you felt walking out the door is stripped away, and you’re left thinking maybe the look wasn’t for you? Gah! Aren’t we the worst? Of course, this is just a small example, but I’m sure you can think of a few scenarios where you’ve been your own worst enemy. As of late, I’m digging a bit deeper into what Theodore Roosevelt said,  “Comparison is the thief of joy.” realizing that quite often, comparison is also the thief of progress when it comes to business. (Yes, progress is a  joy of sorts. I get…

It’s the new year, and your feed is probably loaded with opportunities to start a side hustle to supplement your income this year. You may also be skeptical about these opportunities because the fact is you’ve probably seen a lot of your friends or family members give it a go and they’ve not followed through or reached any mentionable success. But what if I told you that maybe, just maybe, these opportunities are right for you? Here are three reasons I think you should consider a network marketing hustle: 1. The investment is affordable Starting a business comes with all kinds of expenses, but if you get on board with a multi-level marketing outfit, you can usually get started for under $200. This will generally include a welcoming kit, a landing page to allow your customers to shop (A decent website alone can start around $1000!) and support from a…

A few weeks ago, I was having a conversation with a dear friend, and when I told her I was making a ‘forever’ decision about something, she quickly pointed out that it isn’t healthy or reasonable to make decisions on important matters in that headspace. She continued to tell me that sometimes, a decision can be good for now for today. Maybe even a few weeks, months or years, but that putting so much pressure on a lifelong commitment especially when it comes to matters of the heart is far too intimidating. (Oh, and when I talk about matters of the heart, I mean everything from our work, our families and our relationships. Because by now I’m sure you know I lead from the heart.) Now, usually, like you, I’m sure, I’ve considered a list of things to work on in the new year. You know how it goes, less of this, more of that. Most of the time our lists are…