Learning to Speak Your Client’s Language in 3 Easy Steps

Okay okay fine. You caught me. This whole post was inspired of my desperate need want for a current generation gaming console: specifically the Playstation 4. I had been trying for months to get my husband to hear my pleas for a new console. But here’s the thing…...

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...

Community: Is It Really That Important?

Is community really that important? Is the pope Catholic? (If your answer wasn't yes, shame on you. Go back to school.) That's what we used to ask in my family to rhetorical questions. It's not that I want to make you feel dumb for wondering if community is really...

Introverted? Effectively Use Your Personality in Collaborations

The funny thing about the three founders of Shield Sisters is that we are so different while simultaneously similar. We are each other's yin-yang and puzzle pieces to each other's souls. We always seem to know exactly what the other girls need when they need it and...

Your Corner of the Internet

Creating a blog or online business is more than just the creation of a course, product, space to write or even a brand. It is so much more because this creation takes a lot of self-discovery. There are so many posts out there all about blogging or creating a blog...

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...

Best Female Facebook Communities to Maximize

Now that we reached the end of our self-love blogging series, we wanted to make sure to equip you with our favorite groups to connect and grow your blog or business. Some of these are very well known and bigger, while others are smaller and on the newer side....

How to Recognize Overwhelm Before Burning Out

Unless you pay attention to your cues and clues, burn out is inevitable no matter if it is in a relationship, business, school, passion project or another event. Your body and mind will always need to take a break when it gets overwhelmed and learning how to...

How Embracing My Inner Queen Changed My Life

When we started the Warrior Queen movement in high school, I thought I was acting like a queen. I would not bend or break for anyone. I was who I was, unashamedly. Until my whole world fell apart as I began to navigate adulthood. But that was a high school fantasy. I...

August Goals & Intentions: Time Management

This month's topic is so fitting because time management has been a big focus for us in the past month. If you remember, we did a challenge last month that focused on time management and productivity. We're in the process of turning this into a course, (which, you...
SSI January Book Club: Feisty and Fearless

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...

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The Importance of a Community of Gratitude

The Importance of a Community of Gratitude

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson It has been said time...

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Using Authenticity to Grow Your Brand

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...

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Focusing Your Blog vs Niching Down

Focusing Your Blog vs Niching Down

  First things first, let’s get the definition straight...What is a niche? In the blog and business world, a niche is what category you fall under. Many popular niches include fashion, beauty, wedding and business. Sometimes the big niches are broken into smaller...

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