How to Lead an Intentional Life in this Digital Age

Intention. I feel like that word is thrown around like confetti. It's  not the only word taking center stage as the new year rushes in: I'm hearing mindset, goaldigger and balance every other sentence, too. This excites me. These words are the gateway to leading a...

10 Years On Your Self-Love Journey

It's crazy to think that 2017 marks my tenth year of actively pursuing self-love. Ten years of working every day to accept my flaws, to take the word "crazy" out of my self-talk vocabulary and those are just the ones that I spend the most time on. That's also ten...

Leaving Your Business to Pursue Your Life

Starting a business is a crazy rollercoaster of excitement and new experiences. Let me tell you, it’s a pretty fantastic ride, but sometimes it’s not what you need in this season of your life. If you’re feeling like you need to make some changes, this is the blog post...

The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Being an Entrepreneur

The life of an entrepreneur is not always ideal or picturesque. When I was younger and imagined working from home, I did not imagine what an uphill battle it would be. I’m not saying that I expected being an entrepreneur to be easy, but at the same time, it was a lot...

The Best Coaching Options For You

Welcome back to Coaching Made Clear! This is Part 3: The Best Coaching Option for You. In the the first two posts of this series, we talked about what a coach does and understanding whether or not you need a coach. In this week’s post, I’m going to talk about a few...

Who Should Coach Me?

Hello everyone! Welcome back to the fourth and final installment of Coaching Made Clear! If you haven’t had a chance yet, be sure to check out the first three installments of Coaching Made Clear: Part One: What Does a Coach Do? Part Two: Do I Need a Coach? Part Three:...

5 Reasons a Business Plan Will Help Your Business

Let’s talk about the less glamorous side of running your own business: creating a business plan! I like to say “creating” instead of “writing” your business plan because this isn’t some college essay you should feel forced to write. This is the roadmap of your...

Do I Need a Coach?

In last week’s post, Coaching Made Clear Part One: What does a coach do? we chatted about the basics about what a coach should provide for you. The ABC’s of coaching are what any coach should be able to provide: accountability, brainstorming, and clarity. After last...

3 Ways to Harness the Power of the Internet to Grow Your Business

20 years ago, businesses take years to build and lots of financial capital to grow. The process of an idea then execution then customer feedback took some time, which then affects how the business grows. As you well know, that's not the case anymore. The internet has...

Using Authenticity to Grow Your Brand

  As you dive deeper into the blogging and small business world, you’re going to realize that the most successful brands are the ones that are authentic. Duh. Authenticity is important in the Internet world where you can find at least dozens of people doing the...
13 Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s Day

13 Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s Day

Have you heard of Galentine's Day? Galentine's Day is celebrated on February 13th and is a pop culture event. If you are not familiar with the TV show Parks and Rec then you most likely don't know what Galentine's Day is. That's totally okay! But I want to let you in...

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September Goals & Intentions: Organization

September Goals & Intentions: Organization

What do you think of when you hear the word “organized?” Being organized may seem like a time-consuming task and one that you’ll never accomplish, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, spending a little time up front to get organized could help you have more time for...

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How to Find Time for Me (Yes, You!)

How to Find Time for Me (Yes, You!)

Shield Sisters, we have a lot going on in lives. We’re women in business. We’re expressive, creative, and innovative individuals. We’re entrepreneurs running our own companies and our own households. But with all of the stuff we have to do each day, how can we carve...

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July Goals & Intentions: Personal Development

July Goals & Intentions: Personal Development

To go with our monthly goal-setting sessions on Facebook, we decided to do a monthly link up of goals posts. This concept began when we were "just bloggers" and not entrepreneurs. Pam Hodges of Hodge Podge Moments and our resident accountability leader hosted a link...

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Living The Work At Home Mom Life

Living The Work At Home Mom Life

Lately, the people in my personal life have been asking a lot of questions about what I do and when I'm going to go back to work, especially since my husband and I are nowhere near as financially stable as we were when I was working 70 hour weeks. Of course we are not...

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