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....

Trusting Your Instincts

When you’re running your business, it’s important to be good at what you do, but there are other skills that come into play that people don’t always think about. For me, one of those biggest ones is my ability to trust my instincts. I credit my instincts for pretty...

Adaptability

When you’re self-employed, you have to be adaptable. There are so many unknowns that come along with running your own business. And it’s one thing to be prepared – to have a sort of backup plan, to have your savings put aside in case of emergencies, to understand that...

Perfection as an Excuse

I want to talk about perfection and why seeking it can sometimes be dangerous and it’s a huge obstacle to overcome. Now, I’m somebody who always tries to do my best at everything I do. Even if I’m not good at it, I’m always going to give my full effort. It’s always...