Staying focused can be challenging, especially if you have a million things on your plate. This can be a struggle for ALL women: entrepreneurs, side hustlers, Moms, and even college students who work or do a sport. I am the worst at multi-tasking; if you start talking to me while I am in the middle of doing something, I literally won’t hear a single word that you are saying. It’s like I’m blacked out! Does this happen to anyone else? I own my own business, work from home, and manage a team remotely, so staying focused is important for my…

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I normally reserve podcast talk for the SC show notes, but I am SO, SO excited about today’s guest, Dr. Carole Barnett, who was my leadership professor during the MBA program. Dr. Barnett is one of my mentors, and she helped me realize that I wanted to be an authentic leader for others. She ignited a fire within me to seek and create change. I wasn’t able to shift the culture of the organization that I was working at through informal leadership, so I had to make a bold move and become fearless. I left my corporate job in November…

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I recently did an interview with my friend Rachel (scroll down to watch it), and she asked me “If millions of people were watching this right now, what would you say?” and my response was: don’t give up. Why do I say this? In the words of my Mom: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Her other favorite thing to say was “Life’s a bitch, and then you die,” but that’s another story for another time. But in all seriousness, life is f**king hard. People die, things don’t go your way, and people can be bullies. But…

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The Fearless Award is an award for #BOSSBABES who empower other women to do what they love! Style Collective is a platform for female influencers to connect, grow, and learn how to be successful bloggers and entrepreneurs. The Fearless Award is a way to empower and connect with other bloggers/Instagrammers that you want to get to know, affirm a girl boss you’ve always looked up to, share the love around your network, or encourage a new blogger/Instagrammer on her path! Fearless Award Questions: Who are you?! My name is Annie Spano and I am a lifestyle entrepreneur, this means that…

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Last weekend I had the incredible honor of attending Amber Lilyestrom’s Soul Fueled Summit with my internet bestie, Courtney. Amber also happens to be this week’s guest on the Becoming Fearless Podcast (side note: thank you, everyone, who has left a review!). Basically, Amber is a female Tony Robbins, and the entire summit was about finding self-love. Self-love is something that I have been struggling with lately, and this isn’t something that I’ve talked about publically yet. I’ve talked about how the work bully enabled me to make a bold move and start a company that brings women together, which is…

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Do you ever stop to think about what motivates you in life and your career? Does success mean having fancy cars, elegant homes, designer clothes, and handbags? What happens if you do acquire all of these things, have you actually “made it”? Does chasing paper make us happy in the end? What about the external recognition and status that comes with promotions and financial rewards? This is all great, but you will always want more, and you will never feel satisfied or fulfilled if you chase extrinsic motivations. Pursuing meaningful success means that you balance both extrinsic and intrinsic motivations.…

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