Your Target Market and You: 3 Reasons Why You Want to Hone in on It NOW

Your Target Market and You: 3 Reasons Why You Want to Hone in on It NOW

If you’ve been pursuing your dreams or a business for very long, you’ve probably heard this piece of advice over and over again: figure out your target market. Yet, due to its perceived difficulty, many of us still haven’t done it. I’m here to remind you that it’s very important and explain WHY!

How to Be Successful (Part 4): The Secret to Producing Your Most Fruitful Work

How to Be Successful (Part 4): The Secret to Producing Your Most Fruitful Work

Creativity and inspiration are funny things. As people who are pursuing our dreams, you and I need our creativity and inspiration in order to be successful. Even if you think your dream is completely straightforward and doesn’t need any of that fluffy creativity crap, think again.

How to Be Successful (Part 3): Why It's Ok to Say No and Respect Your Own Time

How to Be Successful (Part 3): Why It's Ok to Say No and Respect Your Own Time

Saying no to the seemingly endless requests for your time is a popular idea right now on how to be successful. Here’s the premise: stop saying yes to everything that everyone asks you to do. Do you really need to be at every bake sale at your kids’ school? Do you really have to volunteer on this committee and that committee? Do you truly have to help that family member with that huge favor they asked of you? The answer is no. No, you don’t have to do everything you’re asked to do.

How to Be Successful (Part 2): 4 Ways to Take Time for YOU

How to Be Successful (Part 2): 4 Ways to Take Time for YOU

I know how easy it is to let life carry you away. We get swept up in the daily grind and forget to even think about taking time for ourselves (forget about actually setting aside time for it!). But guess what? We can’t keep running on empty. Every day we are slammed with a bazillion different stress factors, from responsibilities at our job to picking up baby from daycare to planning healthy meals to being inundated with too much technology (ahem, social media). There is just too much going on in our lives to not take the time to allow ourselves to breathe.

How to Be Successful (Part 1): Why You Need to Know Your Strengths and Reputation

How to Be Successful (Part 1): Why You Need to Know Your Strengths and Reputation

If you’re interested in how to be successful, then one of the first things you want to know is your arsenal of strengths and how you’re coming across to others. Why? Because being as self-aware as possible is always a good thing! Here are three great reasons why you want to be aware of your strengths and how you’re coming across to others:

3 Tips to Skyrocket Your Productivity That You May Not Have Heard Before

3 Tips to Skyrocket Your Productivity That You May Not Have Heard Before

Productivity is something we ALL struggle at with from one time or another. Why? Because we’re human! Not to mention, we all have about a zillion distractions going on at any given time. Even though it’s our nature to get distracted, especially when whatever we’re working on is either boring or difficult, there are ways we can certainly mitigate those disruptions. Here are three of my top tips for keeping your workspace optimized for productivity:

Learn from My Mistakes: 3 Business Tips from a Developing Entrepreneur and Author

Learn from My Mistakes: 3 Business Tips from a Developing Entrepreneur and Author

Following your dreams ain’t easy. Neither is launching a business. They both take time, blood, sweat, tears, a ridiculous (border lining psychotic) belief in what you’re doing, and more tears. With that in mind, I wanted to share with you three pieces of advice that I wish I would have known sooner in my journey. Hopefully they can help you avoid the very same pitfalls!

Emotional Intelligence and One of the Best Ways to Build It

Emotional Intelligence and One of the Best Ways to Build It

People who have high emotional intelligence don’t have to have a happy outcome, or one that feels good, in every situation. They’re ok with setting aside their feelings as needed to make progress in their goals, and thus, life.

5 Insane Examples of Overcomers to Boost Your Self Confidence

5 Insane Examples of Overcomers to Boost Your Self Confidence

The only advantages most uber-successful people have are their drive and hunger. And if you’re reading this, I know you have the same drive and hunger within you. Don’t believe for a single second that these people had anything different than you. In fact you have the best possible thing in common with them—hunger for something better; a dream in your eyes that WILL come to fruition, come hell or high water.

3 Tips on How to Follow Your Dreams Even When Loved Ones Don't Support You

3 Tips on How to Follow Your Dreams Even When Loved Ones Don't Support You

Not all of your friends or loved ones will support your dreams. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t follow those dreams! Here’s how you can still follow your dreams even when you’re not feeling the support from your support group.

016- Celeste | Brewing Schemes & Let Them Come

016- Celeste | Brewing Schemes & Let Them Come

Previously on Celeste: Sadly, Celeste found herself saying goodbye to even more loved ones despite her efforts to make them stay. But amidst the grief and destruction, {…}

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015- Celeste | Renewal & Rising to One’s Fullest Potential

015- Celeste |  Renewal & Rising to One’s Fullest Potential

Previously on Celeste: More secrets were revealed, and those left in their wake were forced to deal with their implications. {…}

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014- Celeste | Answers & Confessions of a Cruel Heart

014- Celeste |  Answers &  Confessions of a Cruel Heart

Previously on Celeste: Celeste returned home, and for everyone involved it was a time for both bliss and devastation

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013- Celeste | Bliss and Devastation & The Shattered Heart

013- Celeste |  Bliss and Devastation & The Shattered Heart

Previously on Celeste: In both Khavallia and Muerta, ghastly decisions had to be made for the good of the kingdoms. {…}

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012- Celeste | The Nightmare of Legends & A Messenger Reborn

012- Celeste | The Nightmare of Legends & A Messenger Reborn

Previously on Celeste: Celeste and Mauve arrived at their next destination, and found it to be the grisly opposite of their prior one. Amidst horrors, the two women found answers, but certainly not the ones for which they had hoped. {…}

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011- Celeste | Muerta: The Dark Palace & A Battle for the Ages

011- Celeste | Muerta: The Dark Palace & A Battle for the Ages

Previously on Celeste: The epic battle for Khavallia has begun, and the headstrong leaders of each army are facing off in the fields just beyond the castle. {…}

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010- Celeste | Staggering Truths & Dripping Blood

010- Celeste |  Staggering Truths & Dripping Blood

Previously on Celeste: Celeste and Mauve arrive at the Tomb of the Ancients and find what they were looking for, plus more. {…}

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009- Celeste | A Journey’s Confession & The Tomb of the Ancients

009- Celeste |  A Journey’s Confession & The Tomb of the Ancients

Previously on Celeste: General Scythe and Queen Celeste finally make it back to her castle, only to find it overrun with traitors. {…}

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008- Celeste | Treachery and Forbidden Love & The Stunning and Fearsome Queen

008- Celeste | Treachery and Forbidden Love & The Stunning and Fearsome Queen

Previously on Celeste: After seeing how devastated and confused Celeste is about her husband, Scythe forces himself to back away and be the friend she needs. {…}

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007- Celeste | Commander Rex & Carnage and Chaos

007- Celeste | Commander Rex & Carnage and Chaos

Previously on Celeste: With all hope for husband seeming lost, Celeste allows herself to grow closer to Scythe, but again Excaliah insists that Kiev can be saved. {…}

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