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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Hi! How’s the week going so far? I’m back from California and right now it’s a blizzard outside. Going from 60-degree weather to single digits was a real struggle. Also, the time difference combined with day light savings time was another doozy. But, we’re home this week, catching up on work, and then heading back to Raleigh this weekend through Tuesday to pick out all of the details for our new home! I’ve been envisioning all of the tile, flooring, lighting and colors in my head for the last two weeks and I can’t wait to create something beautiful (like…

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What does it take to accomplish a goal? Often, we will wait to do something because we don’t feel like we have enough confidence to do it. We put it off and wait for the right moment. I am guilty of this; I let a work bully tear me down for a year and a half while I tried to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I tried so many different things during this time, such as consulting while blogging. I didn’t know what I wanted to do, and my confidence was declining with each day…

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A few weeks ago someone was asking me what I like to do in my free time: she was asking if I had friends in the area that I hung out with? No. She asked if I host dinner parties at my house? No. She asked if I was doing anything for Halloween? Dressing up? Going out? Again, no. After the conversation, I was questioning my self-confidence and starting to feel odd and strange about myself and who I am. I started to think about how I don’t lead a “normal” life by cultural standards. The thoughts wouldn’t leave my…

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After reading/listening to DvF’s memoir, The Woman I Wanted to Be, I found myself thinking about my own journey: past, present and future. What lessons could I reflect on and share with my lovely girls to help them become the women that they also wanted to be? I also started thinking about my favorite book, True North, which sparked my interest and desire to develop my own leadership skills. Everyone has difficulties and struggles in life, but the important thing is to use your experiences to shape your future. I’ve never once looked at myself as a victim, I actually feel…

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