BUSINESS

I Don’t Like Picking A World Of The Year, But If I Must, This Would Be It

Did you get brain washed into picking a word of the year?

 Spoiler alert: I did.

I mean, I see the charm of setting a self-fulfilling prophecy word, the kind of theme word to help set goals + intentions for the upcoming twelve months. I get why people everywhere go Coo Coo for Cocoa Puffs for this ritual. 

The part I can’t wrap my finger around is the practical aspect of this. How the hell do people pick ONE, just ONE word? Really? Is that even possible? Who can make that kind of long-game commitment? My respects to them. Seriously.

I’ve never been able to make that kind futuristic declaration, until I pretended this was a life n’ death reality show where my survival depended on an answer. And then, the word magically descended from the heavens. Amen!

If you’re curious to know which word I picked, play the video!

If you had to pick a world of the year, what would be it?

As always, thanks for watching + helping me spread the word.

Talk to you soon.

 

 

BUSINESS

Ask Yourself This Question And You Will Never Go Hungry Again!

What’s the point of being you’re own #girlboss if you’re broke?

Seriously. 

Being a creative entrepreneur is not a cute hobby. It’s how you make a living + pay bills. If you’re not making money, then what you have in an expensive pastime. And that’s cool, but know the difference. 

Today’s episode is short + sweet, specially dedicated for my folks struggling to turn their multi-passions into profit.

Ask yourself this question and you will never go hungry again:

You’re now 3 pounds lighter. No juice cleanse needed. You’re welcome.

Thanks for watching + helping me spread the word.

Talk to you soon.

BUSINESS

10 Things Successful People Do on Monday Mornings

Monday mornings are the most critical time of the week. They set the stage for the week ahead.

Successful people are keenly aware of the typical Monday-morning dynamic of unanticipated events, overflow of communications, and general chaos. So they take extra steps to compensate for this busy time of the week, and apply their best management skills to ensure that the day unfolds as smoothly as possible.

Here are 10 things smarty pants folks do on Monday mornings. Feel free to steal:

Here’s a quick rundown of the habits Monday Bosses master:

  • They wake up early.
  • They don’t skip their Monday workouts.
  • They eat a healthy breakfast.
  • They keep a daily/weekly planner.
  • They carve out time for the unexpected.
  • They tackle the tough challenges first.
  • They give themselves a treat.
  • They add a “blanket of humanity” to their communication.
  • They know there is always mañana.
  • They don’t wine about it being Monday. They know that in 5 days it will be Friday. YAY! They stay positive if you know what I mean.
  • Mondays can be challenging but if we anticipate the mess + craft an action plan to stay calm, you’ll be alright.

What are some of your Monday resuscitators? You can share your favorite Monday routines to stay sane in the comments.

Thanks for watching + helping me spread the word.

Talk to you soon.

 

BUSINESS

What Does It Take To Be Your Own Boss?

Are you thinking about quitting your day job to starting a business?

Before you send your resignation letter to your boss + quit the 9 to 5 grind (or more like 8 to 8 prison) or swap your cubicle for a home studio, please let me chime in to give you a few pointers.

What does it take to be your own girl boss? If I had a time machine, these are the things I would tell my 5-years-ago-self to be in the lookout for.

Well, you’ll have to press play to find out more.

Here’s a quick rundown of what we covered in today’s video:

  • Do the work.
  • Ignore everyone. 
  • Never stop learning.
  • Trust your instincts.
  • The Upside-Down Triangle
  • Done is better than perfect.
  • Stop trying to man up.
  • Believe you can. 

And that’s the advice I’ve got for my fellow girl bosses to be. Was it helpful? Oh I really hope it was.

Do you have a friend who’s thinking about starting their own thing? Send them this video please.

Thanks for watching + helping me spread the word.

Talk to you soon.

 

 

BUSINESS

10 Habits That Helped Me Say Goodbye To My Preggo Clothes

Let’s be realistic. There are a TON of “lose-the-baby-weight-and-get-back-into-your-skinny-jeans” articles floating around.  

This post ain’t one of them.

I’m not gonna tell to only cook organic meals from now on, to hit the gym every morning at 7 a.m. or to give up pizza. Let’s be serious.

Getting healthy after giving birth to Olivia was hell. I mean hard. Ain’t gonna lie. Do you think a sleep deprived momma wants to drink a green smoothie for breakfast after being peed on at 4am? No! Moms want a crepes filled with banana + heavily drizzled with Nutella.

So evidently, it took a while.

A whiiiile.

To put things into perspective, the day Olivia turned one I was still holding on to my maternity stretchy pants for dear life. That made me feel a little sad, ya’ know?

I promised myself, next Monday I would start eating healthy. I would start working out again. But that day never came.

Months when by + I kept on eating burgers + lava cakes + ordering take out to take the edge off.

The tipping point for me was the day I was playing with Olivia in my closet + I saw her step into the scale. Of course she can’t grasp the concept of “weighing herself” yet. But that visual hit home for me, ya know?

And there I found it. My motivator. My manifesto. The something bigger than myself I was looking for. A great enough WHY. A mission that could keep me going on the hard days when I feel like eating the entire fridge.

My T-Rex WHY is my daughter. She’s going to need a happy + healthy + sane momma to look up to when all the media is telling her that unless she’s 100 pounds, she is unworthy. Not under my watch.

So here’s my Mommy-festo: I shall attempt to not pass down my own messed up body issues to my daughter for she deserves a strong + confident mom that loves + respects herself, stretch marked + birth scar + cellulite , n all.

In this video I’m going to share with you the 10 healthy game-changers that helped me say goodbye to my pregnancy clothes and hello with open armed to this new body, my home with grace + gratitude.

Press play to dive right in.

Here’s a quick rundown of the 10 habits that helped me say “Esta La Vista Baby” to my preggo clothes:

  • I stopped trying to exercise. 
  • I cleaned my palate. 
  • I turned meal planning is a family affair. 
  • I take grocery shopping seriously. 
  • I adopt a “meatless Monday” mentality. 
  • I stopped eating Olivia’s left overs (cough cough animal crackers), if I’m not really hungry.
  • I stopped joking about being a mombie (a mom zombie). 
  • I ditched strict rules about what are “good foods” vs. “bad foods”. 
  • I splurge on special occasions. 
  • I no longer want my body back.

And there you have it folks. I started these healthy changes August 1st, so roughly 3 months ago. Today I’m happy to report that I feel lighter + happier.

Hope this video has motivated you, inspired you to continue on your own path to feeling your best.

Got some healthy tips of your own to add to the mix? Drop them in the comments below. I’m always up for an upgrade.

Talk to you soon.

 

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