My Secret Crush List 2016 (& Thank You!)

I’m writing this on the Monday before Christmas, it’s my last week in my office.  At the end of the week, I’ll be taking a moment or two to enjoy some much deserved relaxation and adventures with the family during the holidays.  How do you spend your time over the holidays? Some years I’ve done some work, others I’ve totally taken a break.  It’s can be a great time to focus on your own business as so many clients are also taking time off.

No matter what you decide to do for you and your business, enjoy the balance of 2016 and take a moment to say thank you to the year that has been and welcome 2017 with renewed awe and inspiration.

2016 has been a interesting year, I spent a good portion of my time in contemplation on how I wanted to see my business evolve and I changed my mind multiple times but I’ve settled into a place that feels great and I can wait to share the new things that will be coming to this site in 2017.

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A Few of the Books I Read in 2016

I had so much fun writing last week’s post about a few of the things I found and loved this year, I thought I would be just as much fun to share some of the books I’ve read and found made an impact on me in 2016. A little story before I share my book choices from 2016 Before I dive into the books I wanted to share about my reading process.  Seems a little off the cuff to share about my reading process but I thought it worth a share.  By default, I prefer to read the actual physical copy of a book but that’s not always practical since I’d very quickly run out of space in my place and I’m trying to keep things lean in terms of stuff. Also, as much as I love the library, I really do love owning the book I’m reading.  So while …

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Staying Small. It’s not what you think.

The title might have you thinking I’m going to be talking about how staying small can hinder growth, when in fact it’s just the opposite. For months, dare I say years, I’ve been thinking something hasn’t been quite right with my business and where I wanted to go next. You see earlier this year I completed a program (I got a certificate & everything) but the business model they encouraged in that program was to go bigger.  Charge big rates, work with corporations or the types of businesses that will pay those rates.  I was excited (initially) thinking about all of the dollar signs and how much I was going to be able to hand over to my team as I grew and then…. My heart sank and a heavy feeling washed over me It all just felt wrong.  Not at all what I wanted. Now don’t get me wrong, that …

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My Favorite (Biz) Things 2016

Last year I wrote a post about a few of my favorite things and I had so much fun sharing what I loved that I wanted to do it again this year.  The 2016 list though is going to be a bit more extensive.  You see the last few weeks I’ve been making notes of all the things I love using in my business. Now some of them, I’ve stopped using but that’s usually because I’ve outgrown the purpose of the product or service, not because I don’t like it.  Some of these products will be affiliate links, so that simply means I’ll get a bit of bonus from the company for referring you if you decide to purchase.  I’ll also indicate which items are free to use and which may have a fee or price attached to them. Ready? Let’s get to it! Planners I have a confession to …

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