The week of Thanksgiving is always a special time of year to me, but not for the reasons you may think. Two years ago, the Wed before Thanksgiving was my final day of my corporate job. You would think that I would have been elated, but on my last day, I was called down to HR and interrogated about the work bully situation that I had discussed (again) during my exit interview. Once more, I was brought to tears, and all that I wanted to do was to finally leave so that I could work on becoming myself again, but…

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Starting your own business and being an entrepreneur is amazing; you get to be in control of your hours, what you do, and who you impact. But if you think you’re going to be an overnight millionaire, think again. When you are the CEO of a startup, you are the last to get paid.   “In Silicon Valley, 75% of founders pay themselves less than $75,000 per year and 66% pay themselves less than $50,000 per year (source).”   The first full year that Style Collective existed, I didn’t pay myself a dime. I put every single penny back into…

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How is your week going so far? I just got back from NYFW, where I met more than 50 (yes, 5-0!) SC Sisters. Phone calls, video chats, and text messages are great, but the real magic happens when you finally get to interact face-to-face! A lot of you ladies have been requesting one-on-one phone calls with me. So, after listening to all your questions and taking some different perspectives into consideration, I’ve developed two brand new 30-minute strategy calls. There are thousands of subscribers on my email list, but every #bossbabe deserves as much TLC as possible, so I’m limiting…

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How many times have you tried to explain what you do for a living only to receive a deer in headlights look in response? Wait, you do what for a living? Um yeah.. #thestruggleisreal. When someone asks me what I do for work, I usually reply with: “I have my own business.” “Oh, what do you do?” I start VERY high level: “I have an online marketing business.” I feel the awkward body language immediately, but keep going. “I help women who want to be entrepreneurs. I have educational content, but also encourage collaboration through our platform. Everyone helps each…

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One of the things that I love about the Internet is how fast-paced it all is. Social media in particular is constantly evolving, so it’s important to stay up to date on each of the available platforms in order to use them to your best advantage. Today I want to share my 2017 social media predictions for influencers and discuss the platforms that they can best leverage to their advantage. Prediction #1: Instagram will become an ecommerce platform. I have been saying this for the last 6 months, so when Instagram launched “Instashopping” for fashion brands, I was very excited.…

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Everyone has heard of setting goals, especially for the New Year, but have you heard of using systems? Systems help break a goal down from a huge idea into smaller steps. Don’t get me wrong—setting goals is a good thing to do, but how many times have you set a goal, even one you were super excited about, only to find that you’ve made almost no progress a few months down the line? The goal is your endgame. To really own any goal, you need a process to define exactly how you are going to get to that endgame and…

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