Getting Started in Business

When I’m working with people on their businesses, the comment I get more than any other is, “I don’t know what I don’t know.” When you start going down that rabbit hole researching all the things, it can seem like there is just too much to do. What do you do first? My...

Don’t Fret About Followers

People put a lot of focus on followers. What’s your number? How many followers do you have on each social platform? We tend to treat this as a status symbol. The more followers, the better. It means you’re more popular and have a larger audience. It’s easy to feel...

Pitching New Clients

One of the trickiest parts of running your business can be finding new clients. So many of us know what we have to offer, but conveying it clearly to the right person at the right time can be challenging. And a lot of us don’t want to sell. You want the work, but you...

Toxic Positivity & Business Mindset

I recently read a phrase that caught me off guard… toxic positivity. I had never heard this before, and it sounded contradictory. How can positivity be toxic? I like to joke that I’m the “annoying optimist,” because I know not everybody wants to hear about the “power...

Communication with Clients

One big challenge of running your own business is having those difficult conversations with your clients. It’s easy to get stuck in that mindset of… they’re paying you, so they’re in charge of you. But you’re your own boss now. And that means...

Introverts in Business

My name is Amanda and I’m an introvert. Sometimes I feel that it’s so misunderstood that I have to open with something like that. Like I have to identify myself as an introvert, so people understand how I’m going to react in certain situations....