Chasing Dreams Interview Series

Chasing Dreams Interview with Tess Henley, co-founder of the Non-Profit Little Black Book

March 2, 2015
tess henley interview

This interview is part of the Chasing Dreams interview series. I’ve interviewed a variety of entrepreneurs and small business owners who have chosen a different path in life in order to go after his or her dream career. Have an entrepreneur in mind you’d like to learn more about? Let me know!

Today’s interview is with Tess Henley, co-founder of the non-profit organization Little Black Book. We connected through The Female Entrepreneur Association and I really liked what she was doing! Little Black Book educates women business owners in areas of business growth and development. I know I can relate to working longer hours than ever before, having my mind always “on” and knowing it’s the right fit because I am willing to dedicate so much to my business. I have a feeling many of you can relate, too.
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Resources

Sunday Link Love: Good Karma, Freezer Meals + Freelance to Full-Time {March v1}

March 1, 2015
Sunday Link Love: Health, Nutrition + Blogging
Health, Fitness + Lifestyle

10 Crunch-Free Exercises For A Stronger Core

25 Must-Try Med Ball Exercises

12 Ways To Create Good Karma

The Latest Slimming Trick From the Kardashians — Would You Try It?
This is why I hate celebrity health trends… That sounds like a horrible idea.

You’re Not Doing Life Wrong

Do you need a friend detox?

Do this 2 min exercise to release your stress

Body Part Splits or Whole Body Workouts- Pros and Cons Continue Reading…

Blogging

How I Tripled My Monthly Email List Sign-Ups (+ 4 ways you can too)

February 25, 2015
tripled email list

First, you know you need an email list, right? And you know what to write about?

Now it’s time to work on increasing the size of that list. I was listening to a podcast about how a popular food blog grew their traffic, and they just happened to mention HelloBar.  I had noticed it on other blogs I follow, too, like Quick Sprout. I was working on some changes like improving my images, so I figured I’d give it a try. I spent about 15 minutes setting it up, and didn’t think too much of it.

I thought of it as just an experiment and figured I’d take it down after a month. However, after only a week, I noticed a huge difference. This one small change tripled my monthly email sign-ups. (Oh, and did I mention it was free?!)
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Health + Wellness, Reviews

Review of 10% Happier by Dan Harris

February 23, 2015
happier review

10% Happier by Dan HarrisThis was the best book I’ve read in a long time, so I had to do a review of its own instead of only adding it to February reads. If you missed January reads, check it out here! I’m already telling everyone to read this book and thinking of people I can send it to. I was able to get my ebook copy from the library, so keep that in mind too.

I devoured this book in about 3 days. First, Dan Harris is hilarious. He’s self-deprecating, honest and extremely curious, which makes for a great story. To get an idea of how he writes, here’s an example of a chapter title: “Chapter 10: The Self-Interested Case for Not Being a Dick.” Continue Reading…

Resources

Sunday Link Love: Giving Up, Winter Vegetables + Imposter Syndrome {Feb v4}

February 22, 2015
Sunday Link Love: Health, Nutrition + Blogging
Health, Fitness + Lifestyle

Feel the Love! 10 Heart-Opening Yoga Poses
Confession: I have done yoga in months. I need to get back on my mat!

Natural Liquid Foundation Recipe
I recently made her homemade mineral foundation and bronzer, so I’m super excited to try this!

10 Workouts You Can Do in a Hotel Room
I have more traveling coming up this week, so this will come in handy!

Why NEVER GIVE UP isn’t always the best advice

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Chasing Dreams Interview Series

Chasing Dreams Interview with Sky Marcano, Clothing Designer at Mandala Sky

February 18, 2015
sky marcano headshot for interview

This interview is part of the Chasing Dreams interview series. I’ve interviewed a variety of entrepreneurs and small business owners who have chosen a different path in life in order to go after his or her dream career. Have an entrepreneur in mind you’d like to learn more about? Let me know!

Today’s interview is with Sky Marcano, a fellow member of the Female Entrepreneur Association. Sky shared the video below, and I knew I had to interview her! What an inspiration. Continue Reading…