Wow! Does anyone else feel like 2019 flew by? This past year was nothing short of challenging, exciting, frustrating and empowering. 2019 not only tried my patience, but it challenged me to stand up for my beliefs, be true to my vision, the legacy I want to leave and my journey. I’m not one to […]

Lifestyle, Personal

REFLECTING ON 2019: WHAT WAS & WHAT’S TO COME

I love going to visit my parents. They still live in my childhood home outside Napa, CA, in a rural area. The cell reception is spotty, there’s no 4G, and their WIFI is pretty slow. To most, this would be an inconvenience. To me, it’s bliss. I have no choice but to slow down and […]

Personal

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR TO BE OFFLINE

At least once a month, I find myself struggling to feel creatively inspired. Imagine that! The person you may hire to motivate and coach you to be your best self struggles. Well, we’re all human, aren’t we? Personal struggle isn’t anything new. It would be weird if we didn’t struggle. It’s what we do when […]

Entrepreneurs, Inspiration

FINDING INSPIRATION – THE STRUGGLE IS REAL

Hi there! When last we met, I shared my experience working in corporate America and what those, oftentimes trying, experiences taught me. In short, a desk job is not for everyone, and, look fear in the face and go for it! Now that I’ve done the easy part – Haha! Just kidding. That’s hard! – […]

Inspiration, Personal

PART 2: HOW TO BREAK THE MOLD

A desk job absolutely suits some people, but not me. For the past nine years, I’ve been sitting behind a desk, unknowingly, gaining a ton of self-reflection. In fact, I am incredibly thankful for all the desks I’ve sat behind. The 3,295 days (give or take) spent in an uncomfortable office chairs, at a desk […]

Inspiration, Personal

PART 1: I JUST LOST MY JOB, HOORAY!

We’re all motivated by different things. Whether we recognize it or not, at our core, we are all driven by our beliefs, value systems, and passions. These key factors inform our choices, actions and ultimately, our successes. I start every potential client relationship with a discovery call. This complimentary call provides an opportunity for me […]

Entrepreneurs, Inspiration

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?

In order to manifest your best life and embark on the journey to be the most authentic version of you, there is one key that starts the proverbial “engine.” Communication. Without it, you get nowhere. There must be interpersonal communication, and external communication in order to start your journey. I’m about to celebrate my one-year […]

Personal

REFLECTING ON 1-YEAR OF MARRIAGE

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall I focus a lot on creating a lifestyle that aligns with your values. For me and Dane, […]

Lifestyle

LIVING MORE, WASTING LESS

It goes without saying – but I’m going to say it – in order to achieve your goals, you must try; even more so if you’re pursuing your own business. Starting from zero, or anywhere close, and getting to 100 requires a lot of personal effort. So, is this possible as an introvert? You really […]

Entrepreneurs

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS BY REALLY TRYING

Why Did I Become an Entrepreneur? I get this question a lot. And really, it’s a culmination of things, which I’ll go into below. The greatest inspiration for following my own path, versus a prescribed career path, is my dad. As a self-employed CPA, he worked hard – extremely long hours during tax season – […]

Entrepreneurs

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