I bet you’ve probably heard something along the lines of “you shouldn’t use medication for anxiety or depression” at some point in your life. There’s such a stigma behind all things related to mental illness, but particularly when it comes to medication. Why is that, do you think? I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of hearing stuff like that, because medication to treat mental illness can literally save someone’s life.

Before you start thinking that I’m pushing medication on people,

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Happy 4th of July! Hope you are all going to take some time today to hang out with friends and drink a well deserved spritz (just maybe sans flag print apparel and plz keep your pups inside – psa over). Okay, so I’ve been off the radar for a little while. A long while. I missed you guys! I didn’t mean to disappear for such a long time, but the last few months were a big learning experience and I’m excited to share everything with you.

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When you develop something new in your business, don’t make the mistake of dedicating dozens of hours to something until you know there’s a demand for it.

If you ask most online business owners whether there’s been a failure in their past, the answer will always always be no. I have found that some of my biggest failures were when I had this “brilliant” business idea that I spent a lot of time outlining and creating only to find that no one wanted to buy it.

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Toxic relationships. We’ve all been there at one point or another. The lies, the cheating, the manipulation – unfortunately these are all things we’re all far too familiar with. But are you aware of the subtle signs that you or someone you know are in the middle of a toxic relationship? Here’s what you need to know and what you can do about it.

If you’re interested in hearing about my personal experiences being in a toxic relationship when I was younger,

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Every time you hear the success story of someone who just gave it their all and went for it, it’s tempting to believe that you want to start your own business as well. Now, don’t get me wrong – owning a business is hard work.

 

There are days when the challenges seem insurmountable. Other days, you simply don’t want to be there. However, starting your own business can potentially be one of your greatest blessings.

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Forgiveness. We’ve all heard the word before, but do we truly understand the meaning of it? Do we really know how to forgive in a way that’s healthy for us? What are we supposed to do when someone has hurt us in a way that feels unforgivable and won’t apologize? How do we navigate the difficult times when forgiveness seems completely out of the question. And finally, do we truly understand the impact that choosing not to forgive can have on our own well-being?

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Most people who start their own business are doing so on a bootstrapped basis, meaning that they do not have a lot of resources to turn to as it relates to investing in their business.

 

They might use free trials of programs and refuse to outsource and try to handle everything on their own, simply because there is no other way to do it. This is common for any solopreneur who is making their first venture into a new business,

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Who else is so excited that summer is HERE?

We get to enjoy sunlit outdoors until 9pm, wear our bright colored dresses, lounge by the water, decorate our homes with flower bunches, and get more involved with community activities and events. Summer evening get-togethers become the new norm, we suddenly eat a lot healthier, and restaurants are chosen for their patio aesthetics. The kids are out of school and everyone’s itching to make the most of this favorite season!

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Especially for the solopreneur, it’s easy to keep everything on your plate at least at the beginning of your business. In fact, some people begin to develop their business this way and don’t understand the negative habits that they have associated with trying to manage everything on their own.

Momentum Drops and You Feel More Hot Mess than Superhero

At the beginning of your business adventure, you’re bootstrapped and probably don’t have the funds necessary to hire someone else to help you.

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It initially seems relatively easy to keep doing everything on your own in your business. In fact, far too many of us, and in particular women, are guilty of doing it.

We assume that there’s only one right way of doing things and it’s our way.

We assume that because we’ve been successful in business by doing things all on our own for months or even years, that it’s best to keep things within our own house and manage everything on our own.

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