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I was honored to be featured in SWAAY Media this month in a spotlight interview about social media.  This 10-question conversation digs deep into marketing and highlights examples of companies that are doing a great job leveraging social media for their businesses. If you want to read the entire article, you can check it out […]

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I desperately hoped for the starring role of Mary in our church Christmas play, but one look at me and the director whispered, “I have the perfect part for you!” Two weeks later my hair was slicked back into a tight bun, I wore a beard, and my name was listed next to the title […]

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There was a moment during Thanksgiving dinner when I dropped my fork, wiped my mouth with a Pilgrim-inspired napkin, and closed my eyes.  It was all I could do before giving into the urge of climbing across the table to strangle my brother.   Sounds dramatic, right? Well, when you hail from a large, crazy […]

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Have I mentioned I’m a podcast junkie?  I’m about two shows shy of going to a 12-step recovery program because I’m OBSESSED.  When I’m driving/showering/working out/cooking/cleaning I’m also podcasting. Is it weird I think podcasters are my friends in real life?  No?  Okay, good. It was a total honor to be featured on the Social […]

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So, I keep a journal.  It’s mostly just a few scribbled sentences per day, but, still.  I write. I write to remember how I’m feeling every morning, I write to look back and say, The road was bumpy and the journey was hard, but you’ve come a long way. Why am I speaking to myself […]

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She emailed me with the following question: “How big of an audience do you need before you’re considered an online influencer?”  I was tempted to insist we chat about gluten free donuts instead (because, really, that’s way more fun), but it got me thinking. Everyone has different categorizations of “influencer” status, but the main thing […]

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I believe entrepreneurs owe themselves the chance to pursue their curiosity.  Curiosity is the thing that leads to passion, so I’m hell-bent on chasing my interests to determine if they’ll morph into my wildest passions. I firmly believe every experience helps me as an entrepreneur, even jobs I worried didn’t align with my vision for the future. […]

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You know that feeling when your head feels so heavy you worry it’s been filled with nickels and marbles?  Like, if you turn your head too fast Thomas Jefferson will spill from your left ear?  Good.  I’m glad you know that feeling because that’s EXACTLY how I felt on Sunday night. I sat at the […]

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Guess what, friends?!?  I’m excited to announce I’m headed back to CreativeLive to teach a class entitled, “Branding Strategies to Grow Your Business.”  Join me on January 12, 2017 as I teach you how to reach the next level of your business. Are you frustrated because you feel invisible no matter how much work you do […]

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