What Really Matters in 2014

January 3, 2014

Earlier this week, I posted this to Instagram: I was hesitant to post it, but it was one of those things that came from my heart. I was sitting there, reflecting on 2013, and these were the things that echoed in my head. They kept coming back to me, loud and clear, and even though […]

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January 1, 2014

Happy New Year, friends. This year, I’m going to be on the look out for the sweet and simple things that are the REAL things. Cheers to an authentic, enough, and focused year!

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2013 Reflection: Struggles and Successes

December 31, 2013

Last night, I started to get a bit reflective, as I do at the end of every year, thinking about the past year, and trying to decide what I want to change about 2014. I thought I’d post a summary of thoughts here, since I think it’s fascinating to read other people’s year summary posts. […]

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The Best Moment Ever

December 23, 2013

I’m getting ready to head out into the madness that is holiday traffic. The day before Christmas Eve, I am going to attempt the feat of grocery shopping. It will test my patience, and drive me to the brink of sanity. Fortunately, I’ve arranged a sitter, so I’m taking only one kid, not three. While […]

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December 20, 2013

I love a good bandwagon, so I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to hop on the user-friendly BlogLovin. I’m getting ready for a client site launch early next week and stumbled onto this in the process. If you haven’t, hop on over there and claim your own blog feed! If you’re not […]

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Thoughts On Avoiding Arrogance

December 16, 2013

My friend, Jennifer Faught, just shot me an interesting email. Her question was pretty simple: as creative entrepreneurs, we do a lot of self-discovery work. Passions, values, core, strengths. As we discover these things, how do we keep from sounding like we’re bragging? How do we keep away from boastful? How do you self-promote without […]

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If You Don’t Like Where You Are Going

December 16, 2013

I’ve been extra reflective lately. At random and frequent intervals, there seems to be plenty to remind me that this year is SO much different than last year. SO much better. SO much happier. I get a daily email that offers a simple quote for the day. Today’s quote was from Queen Elizabeth II, and […]

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Immanuel Free Holiday Printable

December 6, 2013

  Free Christmas printable! Click on the image above to be taken to the hi-res image, and then right click to download. Or, click here to see the full image, and then right click to download.

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How To Fail

December 5, 2013

I’m listening to Amy Grant Christmas music right now. Anyone else a TOTAL Amy Grant Christmas music fan? As in, listen to it year round? As we all bustle through this holiday season, wrapping up 2013 projects and getting excited to dive head first into everything 2014 has to offer, I’d like to encourage you […]

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What I Did Wrong

December 4, 2013

For the next fifteen minutes, the ball is in everyone else’s court. I’ve spent the past two days getting caught up on clients, projects, and the inbox. I just stepped back from the computer, and realized that I’m in a moment where I’m waiting for calls and emails to be returned, and feedback to be […]

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Make Way For The New

November 21, 2013

A couple of years ago, I heard Simon T. Bailey speak. It was one of those talks that impacts you, but when you walk away, the only thing you have left is a nugget. And this was the nugget I heard: Let go of the old to make way for the new. In some ways, […]

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The Surprising Thing About Authenticating

November 14, 2013

A couple of months ago, I was faced with the question: what did I want to make happen? It didn’t take me long to answer: “A difference.” You can’t become real without wanting to help others. The desire to be real, to be authentic, comes first, because that’s what builds powerful brands, right? But as […]

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You’re Worth It

November 11, 2013

I’ve been blessed to be gifted with some major clarity on my brand lately. Wait, we talk about “brands” a lot. Maybe I should clarify: I don’t mean brand, I mean my life’s work. I’ve spent a lot of time observing and researching, and educating myself on, the concepts of internet marketing this past year. […]

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Being Still

November 9, 2013

I’ve been struggling with an issue lately. Thank you to all the friends who have heard me out, encouraged me, prayed with me, supported me, sometimes more than once. Because when I say struggle, I mean STRUGGLE. There are days when I feel like I can’t get beyond it. I’ve experienced the gamut of emotions, […]

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