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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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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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There’s just one photography conference I opted to speak at this year: UNITED.  I did so because Showit hosts United and its focus is entirely on connecting photographers and creating community. Staying true to its together-we-grow vision, portions of the conference will be broadcasted live in case you don’t have a chance to attend in-person.  And I’m […]

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This past week I had the honor of speaking at Designer Vaca (an exclusive conference for the leading female graphic designers) in Palm Springs. I was blown away by how awesome the conference was…but–more so–how FUN it was!   I met the most amazing designers and it was a privilege to talk about ways to […]

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There are few things worse than listening to your inner critic, and the mean things we tell ourselves.  (Okay, listening to haters is worse, let’s be real).  There are even times when we believe and embrace the negativity. But this is the WORST thing we can do as creatives, makers, and entrepreneurs.  And I learned it […]

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