June 2017: Business and Self-Love Goals

Writing a goals post was always one of my favorite things to do on my personal blog. It was something that kept me accountable. Lately, I've been battling some self-sabotaging gremlins and I feel that posting my goals and wins publicly could be very helpful for all of...

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...

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...

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...

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 entrepreneurs...

5 Mistakes You Definitely Made During Your First Launch

Owning a business is now fairly commonplace. In fact, most of my friends online own a business. If you’ve been following the Shield Sisters Initiative for a while, you’ll know that we launched the Coaching Club back in August. Raewyn wrote an honest look at what we...

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...

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...

Defeating the Self-Sabotage Gremlins

We are all guilty of it at one time or another, listening to those little thoughts niggling at us. Thoughts that stop us soaring to the awesome heights we’re capable of. I know I’ve done it on numerous occasions, listened to the gremlins chattering in my ear. You...

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...
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...

read more