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We constantly hear how important it is to be grateful, to express thanks, and to let others know how much we appreciate them, but how often are we really tending to the moment-to-moment practice of our gratitude? Today, I’m excited to share with you 3 special ways to express gratitude in very simple and accessible […]

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I am SO delighted to share that a NEW SEASON of the Sexy Soulful Success podcast is HERE!!!!  I have been very intentional this season about curating an exceptional lineup of guests who are experts in their fields, and who have super valuable lessons and insights to share, and I sincerely hope you LOVE each episode and tune […]

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After FB & IG were down for hours yesterday, it had me thinking that I needed to share something REALLY important with you this morning that just might save your business.

I know how tempting it can be to throw all of our resources into growing our social media following, becoming obsessed with engagement stats and the number of followers.

BUT, unfortunately, all of that could vanish in a second, and I want to make sure your business still exists and stays strong, even without it. 

Because we don’t “own” our social media following, it makes it that much more important that you focus on growing your e-mail list as well.

For a while, I thought e-mail marketing was outdated and people were spending less time reading e-mails in their inboxes…

But actually, I discovered I was wrong about that, so I want to help you get clear on your next steps, whether you already have an e-mail list growing, or whether you need to get started setting one up.

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What would be possible if you felt totally comfortable with the idea of letting go of control & not knowing what was next?

This is the question I’ve been asking myself a LOT lately, as I’ve been taking steps toward creating a 4-month plan for adventures that will take me across the globe.

I’m so in love with Charleston, where I’ve been living for the past 2 years (and some change), and will be returning permanently in the fall.

But when I first started my business, a big part of my vision & “why” was weaving in travel, and I’ve built my business to be virtual, with the intention to work from anywhere. 

When I checked in with myself recently, that still felt true, and I noticed a deep longing for adventure, and new energy, people, & places.

My intuition was a big YES to putting my belongings in storage, packing up my car (and my pup) and hitting the road to serve more women entrepreneurs through workshops, retreats, on-site business accelerators, & virtual private coaching. 

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Something I’ve felt super present to lately is the ability for our work (and our lives) to be a vessel for doing good.

I know that if you’ve invited me into your inbox, then you’re likely a woman on a mission to leave this world better than she found it. 

…Have I mentioned that I ADORE you for that, sister? Thank you!

Like most of my clients, you probably need to hear today’s reminder, which is this:

The world needs your medicine.

I’ve noticed that we each carry in our souls a unique medicine, which is sort of a mish-mosh of our strengths, talents, purpose, desires, essence, experiences, & mission.

This medicine we hold creates our impact in the world. 

But before we can dish it out to all the people who need it from us, we have to first receive it ourselves, so that it becomes activated through us. 

The awesome thing about your unique medicine is that it can only be received by the people who need it & who you’re meant to serve (some people might call this a “soul contract”).

For those people whose souls need to be activated by your soul, it’s critical that you do the thing you’re feeling called to do.

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I recently listened to an interview on NPR’s How I Built This podcast with Sadie Lincoln, founder of Barre3.  One part of this episode that really stood out to me was when Sadie mentioned that she is no longer interested in growing her business to be bigger, larger, or have more franchised locations. In fact, […]

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The women whose souls have arrived here on this planet at this exact moment are strong.

The women whose calling is to create + lead a business at this moment in time are trailblazers.

Although you may not currently see yourself in this light, let me reflect a glimpse into the magic I see in you today. 

For generations & centuries, we have been told that there is a certain way to lead, to do business, and to achieve success. 

There is a deeply ingrained belief system and construct that we are all holding (even if we meditate, do yoga, read the books, and know “the stuff”) that tells us that if we aren’t doing it that one way, there’s something wrong with our approach.

Not just that our approach is off, but also that we are doomed to fail before we even get started. 

We have all these linkages in our brains — neural pathways connecting different ideas and concepts — that create belief systems, which reinforce our learned responses and ways of doing things.

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I recently discovered a list in an old journal of mine from January of 2015, when I was new to being full-time in my business, working from home. 

At that time, I had been so uncomfortable with vacant space on my calendar during “work days” that I found any and every excuse to “work” constantly.

It’s kind of funny to me now, because in retrospect, I only had a handful of clients, and could have totally enjoyed all that spaciousness and time freedom in a beautiful way, instead of resisting it and filling up the space with minutia!

I had made a list in my journal to remind myself of the magic that happens when we actually create intentional space to NOT work as entrepreneurs.

It can be SO easy to use work and our business as an avoidance tactic, coping mechanism, or even an addiction to mask uncomfortable feelings, situations, and patterns we don’t want to look at (ignorance is bliss, right?). 

It’s really easy to hide inside our businesses, because it’s socially acceptable to be an ambitious workaholic, it’s easy to justify because everything feels important, and being “busy” is both exhausting and impressive to outsiders. 

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Hey sisters! The term “mastermind” has been tossed around a lot lately to mean a variety of things, and it can be super confusing if you’re not already in the self development industry to know what the heck that means + whether it’s for you! Join me on this week’s FB live, where I will […]

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Every woman I’ve spoken to lately has shared with me that she has felt a calling deep within her to bring something to life — a business, an idea, a new career path — AND at the same time, that she’s not sure if she can trust that calling.

The thing about callings is that as we begin to take one tiny step in the direction of the calling, we discover, learn, and grow everything we need to know to take the next step, and so on.

Callings are sacred and snap us into alignment as we pursue them, step by step.

We forget this.

Instead, it feels TERRIFYING to really trust and put forth the necessary energy, time, & financial investments to bring our calling to life. 

Callings always choose us for a very special reason. 

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There are SO many books written on leadership + business, and so many training courses out there to learn how to improve and grow as a leader. 

Most people think that there is a specific skill set that must be mastered & learned BEFORE you can even start “leading” anything.

But the truth is, you already are a leader.

You influence the people, the energy, and the circumstances around you through thought, behavior, perception, and energy. 

So then, if you already ARE a leader, there’s nothing you have to learn in order to become one! HOORAY! 

So first, here’s your *permission slip* to get out there, and start pursuing your deepest callings & making a contribution.

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  In a session with one of my private clients earlier this week, we created a big exciting breakthrough together that allowed her to create more time + financial freedom.  Over the past 3 months of working together, one of the big topics we’ve been strategizing around is different ways to scale & grow her […]

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