SSI January Book Club: Feisty and Fearless

We started 2017 with a great book geared toward empowering women to be leaders. In the wake of the Women's March and turmoil in America, we think it was an important read to show us that we can be leaders without the stigma society often puts on women leaders. We...

How to Easily Build Your Email List With Social Media

Building your email list seems to be everyone's focus these days. Whether it's content upgrades, Facebook ads, or giant Pinterest images looming on your screen, it seems that everyone is on the bandwagon and yet... everyone is missing the BEST and EASIEST and CHEAPEST...

The Realest of Real: A Reflection on Our Launch

Surprisingly, we aren’t stumbling in here on a Monday morning, exhausted after last week’s whirlwind launch. (Maybe it isn’t so surprising since we try to spend so much time on mindset and self-care.) We are here and we are so, so energized. Maybe it’s the pulsing...

Curate Game Changing Content

So you wanna create content that's going to change the game of blogging and business in 2016 and blow you competitors out of the water? No problem, babe. I've got your six. I've compiled five awesome tips and tricks to help you stay not only above water in the...

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...

3 Business Lessons I Learned From the Trolls Movie

On Black Friday, I took my daughter to watch the movie Trolls. She had been asking about it since we saw the preview in August so I was happy to finally be able to take her. Sitting in a dark theater with her in my lap, it was quite a different scene than when I was...

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...

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...

What to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed by Social Media

Social media. We all love it, especially for our business, but social media can be utterly time consuming and exhausting to keep up with. Because social media is so readily accessible on our phone, we’re connected to it more now than ever. It sounds like a good, but...
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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