Overcoming procrastination and building momentum

We’ve all been there. Planning to do something but not really doing it. Do you frequently find yourself putting essential tasks off until tomorrow, later, or never instead of doing them today? If procrastination has worked its way into your life, it may be time to change the way you think about your tasks and goals and begin to utilize better ways of tackling those those things you’ve been procrastinating on. As you can imagine and probably know from personal experience, when you procrastinate it not only affects the task but it can also affect you emotionally and bring on feelings such as guilt, inadequacy and stress. There are many reasons that you may procrastinate. Poor time management, anxiety about a certain task and being bored by a certain task are just a few of the reasons that people procrastinate. In the end, procrastination usually leads to more stress. Here…

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Musings on shame and vulnerability

I have been consuming her content in all forms. Print, audio, video, blog. Brene Brown is a phenomenal researcher, speaker, social worker, author and all around wonderful human being. Her work on shame has been instrumental in helping me take a second look at my feelings of shame regarding the abuse I endured during my marriage. It’s a feeling that sometimes causes me feel reluctant, less inclined to open up. Shame silences me from telling my story, sometimes. But I keep pressing on. To be an agent of change you have to be prepared to be vulnerable. Vulnerability is how people will resonate and connect with you. You have to put yourself out there, tell your story, be authentic and be prepared to cry, hurt, feel angry and question why did you open up pieces of your self and life to the world. But also be prepared for support from unlikely sources and…

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Standing in your truth

Who do people say you are? How do they define you? Who do you know you are? How do you define yourself? It’s amazing how much we absorb and embrace the labels people put on us. Ugly, stupid, worthless and a slew of words all meant to diminish and rob us of our truth we take upon ourselves, never bothering to question or refute them. The only authority someone has to define you is the authority you give them by accepting and embracing their labels. You may not be bold or strong enough to say NO! I reject what you’re saying, but internally you can always reject it. During my time married to an abuser, I was not only subjected to physical abuse but verbal abuse as well. And although I never believed the things he said out of hate and spite, I realized it takes a very resolute person to ward off…

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Why women remain in abusive relationships

Today’s post is a long one. I knew I wanted to talk about this topic, but I didn’t realize that I would have so much to say. For convenient ease of reading, I will leave break up the post into three  parts and you can come back and read another day, but the full length is available if you want to read it now. Despite the length of the post, it does not even scratch the surface, because the topic is so complex and layered. However, I hope that in some way, it brings awareness and some understanding on why women remain in abusive relationships. Feel free to post a comment, ask a question and share on social media using the links above and beneath the post. As a woman who lived with an abuser, one of the questions I’m often asked by people who I share my past with…

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On Branding & Growing Your Business

I’m really passionate about holistic branding. I want to help women build brilliant brands that make meaning for their intended audience and help the brand owner have a sense of fulfillment. Brands that stand out more than visually but touch and impact others. Sometime ago I shared a post here on what I feel branding is all about. It’s on my branding studio’s blog. The post got over 22k shares on LinkedIn, so I know that it resonated with others. I felt it was important to write this post. As someone who makes most of their incoming from helping small businesses and individuals create a brand from the ground up, it really bothers me when I hear folks use the terms ‘brand’ and ‘branding’ loosely and interchangeably. There’s so much noise in the interwebs on personal branding, how to build a brand and what a good brand looks like. Interestingly, I see a…

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