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Find Motivation to Exercise with these 5 Foolproof Tips (for the Busy Type-A Woman)

November 29, 2017
how to find the motivation to exercise for busy Type-A women

Today’s guest post is from Karen Broda, who’s previously been on the blog to teach us how getting more sleep will improve productivity and happiness. Today she’s breaking down the best tips to find the motivation to exercise, even when you think you don’t have time.

I’m SO guilty of “Screw the workout, I’m in a work-zen mode!” It was often my go-to when I did CrossFit, to be honest. But exercise is vital for creative entrepreneurs, so I’ve been working hard to prioritize it. We need to feel our best to do our best work, after all!

Read on to see what 5 steps Karen suggests to help combat the urge to ditch your workouts.


5 steps to find the motivation to exercise

(regardless of time and energy)

You’re a crazy busy, Type-A woman and often the first thing to go is your workout.

I get it, that’s me as well. And at one time I felt like I could never manage work, hobbies, life, healthy eating, and consistent workouts. Why? Because I wanted (and NEEDED) to do everything. But when our sleep, mood, mental game, strength, and confidence all start to suffer when we DON’T make time to eat healthily and get to the gym, I’d say it’s time for action!

Whether its motivation, time, energy, or just being “too busy”, I have a solution for each that will get you working out every time. And a strong and fit body means a strong and sharp mind, right?

Read on for my 5 foolproof work out tips! 

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Chasing Dreams Interview Series

Chasing Dreams Interview with Alisha Nicole: Create Your Life & Business On Purpose

November 15, 2017
Helping you create your life & business on purpose

Today’s interview is with Alisha Nicole, author and business coach, who inspires women to create a life and business on purpose. If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, you know this is right up my alley!

I’ve followed along with Alisha for years and admire her dedication to her vision (along with the gorgeous branding she does herself).

Find out how she overcomes the comparison trap of digital marketers and continues to pivot in her own business when her gut tells her to.

Let’s dig in!

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Blogging

7 Best Locations to Find + Convert More Subscribers on Your Blog

November 8, 2017
Frustrated with growing your email list? Try these top places and tips for finding & converting more subscribers on your blog.

Your blog is ripe for building connections and growing an eager audience interested in hearing from YOU.

Whether you get floods of traffic, receive only a trickle, or you haven’t even started a mailing list yet, it’s never too late to find new subscribers.

As I run through the areas of your website where you can connect with people directly (and invite them to subscribe), I’m sharing lots of great examples by other inspirational businesswomen.

By the end of this post, your head will be buzzing with freebie ideas!

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Health + Wellness

What to Eat When You’re Feeling Wiped Out & Need Energy

November 1, 2017
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Today’s guest post is from Jess Cording, registered dietitian, and health coach. She’s been on the blog before to help us cut back on caffeine (without losing our minds) and how to meal prep when you work from home.

Staying healthy and sane as an entrepreneur is so important to me, so I love having Jess share her tips!

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Sleep deprivation is something too many of us are familiar with.

I’m a dietitian and health coach who works with people in the corporate setting as well as with entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs trying to squeeze in life and work with their passion projects. For many of us, late nights and early mornings are routine.

I’ve struggled with this too!

It’s so tempting to sneak in one last tweet, one last edit, one last email—naturally, this leads to an hours-worth (at least!) of extra stuff that really could have waited for the next day. Waking up early to work out before diving into a crazy day has many benefits, but can also cause us to skimp on quality sleep time.

Between hectic schedules, work and life stress (no, there is no such thing as balance), and non-stop electronic use, many of us just laugh at the idea of getting those recommended 7-8 hours a night.

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Blogging

5 Reasons Why You Need a Lead Magnet Immediately

October 25, 2017
5 reasons why you need a lead magnet immediately

Offering lead magnets has had a game-changing effect on my business.

Back in the day (February 2014), when I launched the first iteration of this blog, I just had a “Sign up for my newsletter” sidebar form. Like most bloggers (and plenty of retailers) I thought that was enough. I even got some sign-ups. But, within a few months, I upped my game with my very first lead magnet and the results were transformational!

Check out my old blog below – which form are you most likely to sign-up with?

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Business

The Ultimate Do-It-Every-Day List to Feel More Productive AND Relaxed

October 18, 2017
The Ultimate Do-It-Everyday List to Feel More Productive & Relaxed

No matter what kind of business you’re running, from copywriting to owning a yoga studio, productivity is important.

In today’s post, Alexis Truitt from The Lexicon Writing Blog is breaking down the building blocks of creating a successful daily to-do list in order to feel more productive and relaxed.

Can those two things really go together? Apparently, yes! I can’t wait to implement her tips for my own daily list.

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Do you wish there could be a magic bullet to make you productive, accomplished, and relaxed all in one go?

I know I do. But unfortunately, there’s no such thing as a magic bullet for productivity.

However, I’ve found a simple practice to help me feel more productive and relaxed, with just a bit of effort and planning.

I call it my Do-It-Every-Day List.

And while it won’t solve all your problems and make every day glittering with massive amounts of productivity, it will help you feel successful rather than overwhelmed or burdened. This list will help you stay on track and inspired, even if you spend the majority of your day watching Netflix.

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Social Media

7+ Super-Simple Social Media Contest Ideas to Gain More Followers

October 12, 2017
simple social media contest ideas to gain followers

Running a social media contest is a fantastic way to gain followers, connect with your audience in a fun way, increase interaction, &/or promote a new product or service you’re launching.

You’ll want to bookmark this post as I’ve included:

  • Guidelines to keep your contests legal
  • 7+ easy-to-implement ideas {27 actually!!}
  • My top tips for hosting a successful social media contest
  • Selecting your winners
  • Giveaway prize ideas

I find myself recommending social media contests to clients more and more, so I wanted to share some quick ideas to jump-start your interactions and following.

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Health + Wellness, Lifestyle

How to Tame the Caffeine Beast Without Losing Your Mind

October 4, 2017
how to cut back on caffeine

Entrepreneurs are known for running on coffee, right? How else would we get anything done?!

I’ve had a love-hate relationship with caffeine for years. Sometimes I build up a tolerance and suddenly realize I’m consuming way too much every day. Other times, for seemingly no real reason, more than one cup of coffee will trigger a migraine. But I do know that I love my morning coffee and that caffeine can have some benefits.

Today’s guest post is from Jess Cording, registered dietitian and health coach. She’s breaking down how to cut back on caffeine without cutting it out completely, so you can still enjoy the positive benefits of it.

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Coffee always has—and likely always will be—my vice of choice.

I shouldn’t even call it a vice. Coffee has actually been noted for an array of health benefits, and talking over coffee or tea is an important social connector.

A small to moderate dose of caffeine can make you feel more alert, energetic, focused, and upbeat.  It’s also been shown to help the body perform better during exercise and has been associated with enhanced short-term memory, reduced risk of certain diseases, and improved long-term cognitive function.  

Like many good things, however, too much can turn into a bad situation (cue the caffeine jitters and withdrawal headaches), so finding your sweet spot is key.

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Chasing Dreams Interview Series

Chasing Dreams Interview with Alexis Giostra: Productivity Guru Helping You Work Smarter, Not Harder

September 27, 2017
Productivity Tools Expert Helping You Work Smarter, Not Harder

I’ve always been a believer in working smarter rather than harder, so I’m excited to share today’s interview.

Like many of us, Alexis Giostra started in the corporate world but was craving something more. Not only did she make a plan to exit her corporate job, but she replaced the income she was making in just 6 months!

In this interview, you’ll learn how she got started and how she continues to grow her business.

Let’s dig in!

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Business

18 No-Nonsense Ways to Skyrocket Business Growth (+ Limited Time Offer)

September 18, 2017
18 no-nonsense ways to skyrocket business growth

The solopreneurial life can get lonely and tough. In fact, it’s often a roller coaster, but with great rewards & lessons along the way.

That’s why it’s important to forget the fantasy, like private jets and buying your own island and decide what success really means for you.

I want you to take a moment to stop the hamster wheel and imagine how your next level of success would feel. Think about what would be easier, simpler, smoother. How would a typical day, week, or month look?

Which tools, people, processes or knowledge do you need to start putting in place to get there?

Because it IS possible to achieve with realistic goals which still stretch you and grow your business.

In this post, I’m going to talk about why it’s hard to succeed as a solopreneur, what can make it easier, and give you the lowdown on an exciting offer…

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