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...

How to Start a Podcast with Dana Malstaff

You listen to podcasts on your way to drop the kids off, or maybe in the kitchen while you get dinner ready. You feel like you get to know each of the hosts and can see how well it builds their brand, and community. You love all of it, and you want in, so you decide...

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…...

Honoring 5 Of the Most Influential Women in History

As Women's History Month is coming to a close, we could not let the month go by without introducing our top 5 favorite influential women in history! There are SO many amazing women role models who have been recognized, yet there are countless others who still stand...

Mindset: What it is, How it Works, and How to Control It

I’m about to go full Brady Bunch up in here. If things aren’t working out in your business, life, relationships, I’ll take a shot and guess that the issue is: mindset, mindset, mindset. You’ve probably heard a lot about mindset lately. Even though many...

4 Reasons Your Business Should Have a Blog

It's 2016, but not everyone has a blog. It's honestly a little mind blowing to me, since I've seen firsthand the benefits that accumulate from having a blog! I know that it's a time-suck, and I know that it's complicated. Rather, it can seem complicated. I hear you....

How to Use Deep Breathing as an Entrepreneur

Stepping into the elevator before your big meeting, you feel your heart start to race. As your chest begins to tighten, you whisper to yourself, “Relax. Deep breaths.” Though you may not be consciously aware of the power of breathing deeply, your instincts are...

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...

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...

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...
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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