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The Case Against Asking Permission

Jun 30, 2019

Imagine being a fifteen-year-old high school senior. All your friends are working & making money.

But you’re too young. So you use your background in baking to make cupcakes - inventing Fudgy Fridays & selling them at school.

And then your school shuts you down. ,

Meet Courtnee Futch, an Atlanta native, who got a taste of what it’s like to create your own money early on!

Listen to her interview here!

When Courtnee got to Syracuse University, she found herself as “dorm mom”, making sweet treats for her friends in the dorm.

That moment when she saw she had a...

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When You Know SOMETHING Needs to Change (and have no idea HOW)

Jun 20, 2019

Sitting in the almost-mushy grass, I’m sobbing, angry. Feeling deeply sorry for myself.

My head’s throbbing.

I’m outside the fitness studio I own, watching a train approach on the tracks across the street.

The engineer smiles at me, waving as he pulls on the train whistle.

I want to give him the finger.

I’m in the middle of a breakdown - having just had one of the worst, most disturbing meetings of my entrepreneurial career.

I’ve been in business with my partners at this point for about two years…working too many hours and getting paid nothing....

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You want freedom? Here's how to get it every day.

Jun 18, 2019
 

Freedom. That’s what I wanted.

How ‘bout you?

Time freedom? Creative freedom? Location freedom?

Here’s how to get it but be aware of a sneaky thought that might keep you from getting it!

The Desire For Freedom

Every female entrepreneur I meet wants freedom. There are so many types of freedom that they may be seeking. Creative freedom to have more control over ideas. There are those that want to be location independent. More time in their life to free to spend more time with their family and friends. The list could go on and freedom is going to look different for you...

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“It was a little ridiculous & narcissistic…”

Jun 16, 2019

The truth was, she had no idea what she wanted.

She’d trained herself to put everyone else’s needs first…

Soooooooo, she never quite knew if something she wanted was truly something SHE wanted -

or to make someone ELSE happy.

Welcome to the mind of the People Pleaser : hyper-aware of situations & relationships - & how they influence them.

…Always one step ahead to take care of the people around them.

…Putting what OTHERS need before their OWN - because that would be selfish!

Why is this lovely quality a problem?

Because it becomes such a default that...

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How do you QUIT your job & do that thing you're dreaming of?? w/ Bryony Grealish

Jun 12, 2019
 

Bryony Grealish was SICK of a job she "should" love.

 

Then she "should" all over herself for years - staying when she knew she needed to do something else.

It got bad enough that she needed to be literally kicked out of bed in the morning...her unhappiness & dissatisfaction turned into DEPRESSION.

HOW DO YOU LEAVE A JOB to create a thing you DREAM OF? Watch Bryony Grealish of The Fingerless Kitchen, LLC lay it all out for you here!

Meet Bryony

Bryony went to school for social work and went starting into her community. She worked within the HIV/AIDS community, people with...

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A Painful Lesson from a WANTrepreneur

Jun 09, 2019

Maybe you’ve noticed: people in your life seem to always have an opinion about what you do, how you do it, and maybe even WHETHER you should do it!

I’ve learned how to deal with this the hard way.

And I’ve learned that there’s also an easy way to deal with it. Want to know what it is?

Lemme share a story of a moment that wasn’t actually about me, 

but I wanted to think it was about me.

Here’s the situation: I’d asked a friend to coffee, and in the middle of our conversation, she rolled her eyes at me.

I wasn’t supposed to notice she was...

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How she went from stay-at-home mom to successful entrepreneur - and still has a life

Jun 02, 2019

Imagine a young woman working in the fast-paced world of Manhattan advertising & marketing. She moves into the world of fashion, styling rock stars and celebrities.

It’s glamourous. Exciting. Fast-paced. Perfect for a 20-something.

Now imagine she relocates to Upstate New York and starts a family.

A jarring change, right?

Jackie Terribile relocated to Syracuse, New York.

She got a job in marketing.

Had two kids.

Life was good - if very different!

She realized a few things: she missed the excitement of her old life. She missed talking about fashion & style.

And she missed the...

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Zillions of Brilliant Ideas - Scribbled in Notebooks with Tina Stinson, Health Coach & Owner of Healthy Balanced Living

May 29, 2019
 

Tina Stinson is a creative thinker - which you would know if you could see the million notebooks where she keeps her zillions of ideas!

As a health coach, Tina knew she wanted to help busy women heal their bodies & thrive with a plant-based, whole-diet.

She teaches them to feel empowered about their health, easily!

To make an impact, she needed to create programs to give women control back over their health without pills.

The problem? She wasn’t organized! She couldn’t create a linear program because everything was everywhere!

Because of this, she was at a standstill. It...

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Comparison (Almost) Sent Me Into A Spiral Of Despair

May 27, 2019
 

Last night I was at a party and while I was there I had an epiphany. I realized that no matter where I go, men and women talk about the things that they want. They make plans, take action, or they’re even not in action! But at this party, we were talking about our homes, bodies, and how we balance our lives. I realized that no matter what the topic was, we want something. The kicker is that we are all prone to comparison.

Comparison As A Source Of Despair

Now, my friend Leslie has bought a new home, but it’s not a place where I could live because it requires a lot of attention....

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The Gift of My Husband Leaving

May 19, 2019

My husband left - again. On Mother’s Day.

No, no, no. Don’t misunderstand. It’s not what you think --

Five times a year, he takes college students to different cities, visiting flourishing businesses & teaching them what it’s really like to be an entrepreneur.

I’ve MADE it VERY DRAMATIC.

He has to leave on Mother’s Day. For YEARS it’s PISSED ME RIGHT OFF>

For someone who doesn’t like drama, I sure as shit stirred some up.

Pouting, huffing, complaining. Sighing. Resenting.

[Oh, this is such a cringeworthy story, but it’s fun to...

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