Major milestone achieved! Bye bye student loan!

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Not only is it Friday…but it’s also my student loan payoff day!! That’s right, we’ve just made the FINAL payment on my student loan!! Yippee!

I have been counting down the days until I could say IT’S PAID OFF!! I’m so thankful for the internships and jobs I’ve had along the way…and I’m especially thankful for my virtual business.… Click to read the rest.

HootSuite unveils new “suggested content” feature

HootSuite is my absolute favorite social media management dashboard. Sure, there are others, but HootSuite’s ease of use, reporting, price point and ability to manage multiple accounts have won me over.

Today, however, they’ve unveiled a brand new feature (one that, albeit, has been available via other social media management platforms for quite sometime now…) that makes me exceptionally happy.… Click to read the rest.

17 tips for work/life balance

Good Monday morning, everyone! Did you have an amazing weekend?! I sure did. We spent Saturday at Franklin’s Rodeo Parade and then enjoyed a fish fry with the Williamson County Shriner’s Motor Patrol and their families. (I’m the very proud daughter of a 33rd degree Mason. Dad has also been a Shriner for many years…) Anyway, I’m pretty sure I ate my weight in catfish and hushpuppies.… Click to read the rest.

Ladies Nashville First Wednesday – Work/life balance panel

This past Wednesday I had the honor of participating on a panel with three other fabulous Nashville women hosted by Ladies Nashville. Our topic for the evening was work/life balance. Our moderator was Andrea Thompson who is also the director of Ladies Nashville.

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What an energetic discussion we had! For some of the “tweetable” moments from the panel, I highly encourage you to check out their Twitter feed and make sure to like them on Facebook too.… Click to read the rest.

How to effortlessly “read” more books for free

read-free-booksI LOVE reading. I could spend countless hours browsing and invest LOTS of money on amazon.com and at Barnes and Noble adding new books to my success library.

If you study successful people, reading is one of their routine habits. For many of us, reading tends to get put on the back burner when it comes to daily routine, however, something I recently discovered has given me a leg up in this area and I hope it will do the same for you…library audiobooks!Click to read the rest.

Do your 2013 goals excite you?

We all know the importance of goal setting…especially those of us who are self-employed.

As I train new business partners in my company, one of the very first things we do is set short-term and long-term goals. Coming into the new year, however, I’ve set my goals a bit differently.

I’ve realized that while business goals are important, long-term life goals are even more important.… Click to read the rest.

How do I keep my business moving forward? By becoming a productivity ninja…

A common response I hear from those in my industry or other business owners in general is “I just don’t have enough time” to do…[fill in the blank].

Here’s the thing. We all have the same amount of time in our days. It’s not a matter of having enough time…it’s a matter of not choosing to make the time to work towards things you’ve said are important.… Click to read the rest.

Motivational Monday: You can do anything, but not everything.

Sad, I know. That means choices must be made. Choices can be difficult. And ultimately, when it comes to choosing priorities for your business or life, in general, you are the chief decision maker.

It’s easy to get “shiny object” syndrome and want to jump at everything that appears to benefit us personally or feed our businesses.… Click to read the rest.