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...

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 in...

Entrepreneur, Mom, Superhero: How To Manage It All

I'm no expert on time management, but I am pretty talented at being a hot mess. I know I'm not alone in the world of women looking to go from clueless hot mess to at-least-I-know-what-I-should-be-doing hot mess. I'm definitely not promising that these things will make...

Maintaining Yourself Without Giving in to Other Blogger Pressure

Here’s the thing every new blogger needs to know about the blogging world: It is so mercurial you’re going to feel like you’re flying by the seat of your pants whether you’ve been blogging for 2 days or 10 years. We want you to know that and to repeat that to yourself...

You’ve Created Your First Infoproduct: Now What?

So you've created your first infoproduct... Good for you!! Congratulations! If I had one of those little confetti poppers I'd pop it over your head so that it got stuck in your hair. You might be wondering, "Now what?" And that's what this post is all about. We're...

Allow Yourself More by Adjusting Your Mindset

If you want to know what mindset IS, check out Megan's post entitled, "Mindset: What it Is, How it Works, and How to Do It." It's well worth the read. This is not some woo-woo post full of meditations and relaxation methods. This is a "I take my whiskey neat" post...

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...

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 recognize...

Why Collaborations Are Essential for Your Business

Have you ever collaborated with someone in your field? How about someone in your blogging niche? How did it go? I’ve had a lot of friends who said they have never done a collaboration because they had NO IDEA what it could possibly do for them. The funny thing is that...

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...
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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