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Why Setting Boundaries Will Make You A Better Business Owner

Why Setting Boundaries Will Make You A Better Business Owner

Learning how to set productive boundaries has been a work in progress. Most entrepreneurs struggle with a work-life balance because their work is their life, and their life is their work! Setting your schedule can have its pros and cons. In this week’s female founder series, Michelle Hanna & Liz Choi, founders of the full service wedding and event company Love Wildly Co, shared that to grow the business, they had to say no. These two powerhouse women shared that besides self-care, they learned that saying no or putting a ceiling on the amount of work that they received gave them extra time to recharge and connect with their families! Setting boundaries will make you a better business owner and help you more in control of your time.

Here's How To Stop "Shoulding" On Yourself.

Here's How To Stop "Shoulding" On Yourself.

Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda. How many times do use at least one of those words a day? I know I’m often kicking myself in regards to the stuff I wish I could do different now. Because let’s be real hindsight is always 20/20. The woulda, coulda, shoulda mindset is extremely limiting because we can’t go back and change what has already happened. We can only move forward. On today’s blog I write about ways to start challenging these thought patterns and steps that you can take today. You can also ask today’s founder, April Mosebrook, as she learned how to maneuver around that mindset and take action! She is the founder of @BucketListBroadway and the lead singer of her own band April and the Funk Junkies! This creative genius went out of her comfort zone, learned how to build her business, asked for help along the way, and poured every ounce of passion into this project.

Do You Know How Powerful Your Thoughts Are?

Do You Know How Powerful Your Thoughts Are?

Have you ever noticed that when you decide on the car you want you begin to see everywhere? Or when you start dreaming about becoming a business owner and all the people you begin to come in contact with are on that path too? Our thoughts are extremely powerful - most of the time we don’t even recognize the weight they carry in our lives. Have you heard the phrase “your thoughts become your reality?” well that’s exactly what happened to this week’s founder Kelly Callaghan owner of Slay Beauty Bar SD, Spray Tan Class, and now host to the live event Wake Up To Level Up.

Why Mistakes Are Your Best Teachers

Why Mistakes Are Your Best Teachers

Being a new business owner is no small feat. Especially if you're working alone. Trusting that you're making the right decision without validation can be challenging, but to move forward, you gotta take action and hope for the best. That's precisely the mindset that business owner Breana Thomas founder of Nutrivenience shared about her experience being an entrepreneur. She mentions that she's had to learn how to make decisions herself, trust herself, and learn along the way.

Why Consistency is the Most Important Discipline to Have

Why Consistency is the Most Important Discipline to Have

Wake up. Kick Butt. Repeat. There is NO easy way to grow a business. All you can do is work hard, do your best, ask for help, and do it again tomorrow. Consistency is the most important factor in growing your business. Genie Reese of Red Aspen not only has the work ethic but the spirit to keep momentum and energy up while growing her business with her co-founders.

The Importance of Living In The Grey

The Importance of Living In The Grey

All or nothing thinking is problematic for so many reasons, one of them being it creates almost impossible expectations of one's self. It demands perfection. Marissa Rose Nash knows exactly how this type of thinking can stop us from getting to where we want to go- not only does she work with women with these limiting beliefs but she experiences them herself.

3 Reasons Why You Should Allow Yourself To Be A Beginner

3 Reasons Why You Should Allow Yourself To Be A Beginner

Being a beginner is hard. Especially when we feel like we should have things figured out already. Here are 3 reasons why allowing yourself to be a beginner is essential to scale your business.

A Reminder To Be Creative And Live Boldly

A Reminder To Be Creative And Live Boldly

We often live in the grey, black, or white of our lives. Not taking chances and staying safe. Raechel Campbell paints portraits full of life. She reminds us to live creatively and boldly every single day.

What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up?

What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up?

We often start developing interests and passions as children. Sometimes these things get lost and shelved away as we become adults. Carolyn Pascual White shares how her childhood upbringing influenced her career choices today. She also shares her best organizational tips and advice to female entrepreneurs today!

Amazing Things Happen When You Stop Caring What People Think

Amazing Things Happen When You Stop Caring What People Think

When we live in a world that is painstakingly public it can be hard to make change or try something new. We are often afraid what our peers will think of our ideas, growth, or roles that we have adopted. The truth is? No one cares. And when you let go of caring what people think? Well, Shauna Parisi can tell you that AMAZING things happen!

The Best Leaders Rise By Lifting Others Up

The Best Leaders Rise By Lifting Others Up

There is absolutely no way to grow a business without a team. As a solo-preneur you’re often running your marketing department, social media, invoicing, getting coffee, and everything in between. Ashley shares how beneficial it has been in hiring the right people and putting time and energy into training them both to help scale the business but also because it makes her feel so damn good!

The Power of Patience

The Power of Patience

Can you think back on a time that you said something without really listening to what the person was saying? Or what about launching a program or offer from your business only to realize you weren't ready to manage it or scale it? Or rushed through an Instagram post just to get content out there? Have you ever bought a piece of home decor just to have something rather than waiting for the thing you REALLY wanted? I've been all of the above. I've spoken thoughtlessly, launched too quickly, bought way too many fake plants, posted, edited, reposted, and then deleted because I moved too quickly. Something I've been working on in my own life is slowing down before making decisions. It seems as if learning patience is a common theme for most entrepreneurs as Allison Katz of Gift Spawt explains that it took time to understand how to even get started as a business owner and then to officially launch their brand.