What Does a Coach Do?

Have you noticed a recent influx of individuals advertising coaching services? With more than 27 million entrepreneurs in the United States, it’s no wonder that coaches of all kinds have emerged from the woodworks. But it begs the question: what does a coach do? The...

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...

You’re Just a Mom

When people ask what I do, I generally answer with “I'm just a SAHM” which not only discounts the amount of work I put into motherhood and raising compassionate and kind humans but also the work I do as a blogger, freelancer and entrepreneur. Recently, I’ve found...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Why You Need a Shield Sister to Succeed

If there is one thing we have learned in the beta program, it is that every female entrepreneur needs a Shield Sister. It's not just that we want you to have a Shield Sister, but you need her in your life like you need oxygen to breathe. Why? Because your Shield...

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...
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