May 11, 2016

Quitting Your Job

“I need to quit my job.” I vividly remember the day I mustered up the courage to utter those simple words out loud to my husband. He was not impressed. At the time, I was making an income more than double what we’d made together while working in a much larger town with many more vocational options. We were scared. We were uncertain. Yet I knew it was the right thing to do. (I’m still […]
April 25, 2016

The Truth Behind Chasing Your Dreams – #DesignCon16

I never know what to get my mom for Christmas. She’s one of those women who generally buys what she needs and for that matter, anything she might possibly want when she needs and/or wants it. She doesn’t have to wait around for a special occasion. This fall, my parents are building a home. They will be leaving the farm-site where they started their life together nearly forty-three years ago. My childhood home will belong […]
March 10, 2016

How Owning A Business is a lot Like Parenthood

When I first started my business, I had no idea how much it would resemble the experience of motherhood. Don’t believe me? Let me count the ways… After starting my business, I experienced mental and emotional postpartum symptoms such as… Sleeplessness. Anxiety. Feelings of unworthiness and uncertainty. Night sweats. I consumed copious amounts of coffee. I sought outside validation that I was, in fact, OK. I had a constant fear of people calling my ‘baby’ […]
May 5, 2015

How Direct Sales Makes Me a Better a Person

Direct sales. Social commerce. Network marketing. Multi-level marketing. Call it what you want, all of these phrases can be used to define a method of product/service distribution. It allows a company to get their product/service directly into the hands of customers through individual people. These phrases also can carry quite the stigma and may induce involuntary shuddering… There are countless articles/resources offering advice on what to look for prior to joining a direct selling company. […]