Expert “How-To” Advice

Natalie MacNeil talks about getting fiercely focused

Cure Idea Bloat and Get Focused

Ever find that you have soooo many ideas you don’t know which one to focus on first? That it’s hard to prioritize what’s important (and what’s not), and you just end up feeling stuck in always planning out an idea? When you have that fiery entrepreneurial spirit, you just can’t stop dreaming up new things […]

25 Reasons to Celebrate Being a Small Business

This blog post is being brought to you by Visa Small Business. May 12-16 is National Small Business Week, and I think we ought to spend more time celebrating that we own small businesses. It’s all the big fish that the world follows and glamorizes, but being small is pretty awesome and certainly has its […]

Natalie MacNeil on hiring a business coach

The Right Coach for You

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You know you’re ready for big things. You’re just not quite sure how to get there. If this is you, it might be time to hire a business coach! I believe that just about anyone can benefit from having a coach or a mentor to reach higher, but how […]

Blogging Made Easy

Create a Year of Blog Content in Just One Day

At least once a week I talk to someone who says, “I want to blog but it’s SOOOO hard to think of what to write about all the time!” Guess what? There’s a pretty simple process to creating blog content, and today I’m going to help you create a YEAR of blog content in one […]

Natalie MacNeil talks about jedi mind tricks

Jedi Mind Tricks to Boost Your Business

Whether you realize it or not, every experience your customers have with you and your brand is training them to view you (and your products) in a certain way. Unfortunately, often times what you’re doing – without even knowing it – is training your customers to expect access to you and all your goodies dirt […]

Six Simple Ways to Make the Most of Your Time

One of the most challenging issues I’ve faced in my years in business is making the most of my time. I used to find myself working what felt like 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and it felt like I hardly accomplished anything. No matter how many hours I worked, I was still […]

[Copy] Writing Anxiety: Are You Psyching Yourself Out of a Sale?

So here you are…staring at your monitor, struggling to put your life’s work into words compelling enough to sell well. It’s been hours, days, maybe even months since you had a great writing session! You’re frustrated. Anxious. Your mind is empty. Your muse, well, it looks as if she’s taken a permanent vacation. Your eyes […]

Your No-Fail Guide to Surviving the Holidays

Two weeks ago most of you came back from the Thanksgivukkah holiday excited for this crazy, magical, and busy time of year…and I came back with the flu. I was completely surprised as I’m not one to get sick very often. As I was recuperating, spending plenty of time in bed (i.e., missing deadlines, going […]

How to Write a Great Headline in Under 10 Minutes

You’ve got a brilliant idea for your next blog post. Your audience is going to LOVE it. You spend a few hours cranking out the content to get it just right. You cover all the bases — simple, actionable tips, helpful stories to make it stick, and a couple of subtle-yet-witty jokes to keep it […]

feeling uninspired and having a bad day

How To Have A Shitty Day, Then Get Your Groove Back

I had just come back from over a month of traveling, and my body was trying to adjust to a 25 degree Celsius drop in the temperature outdoors on top of a 12 hour time change. I jumped straight into long meetings and hosting a big event. Then I just crashed. My alarm clock went […]

The 4 Mistakes That Limit Your Success As A Coach

You became a coach because you want to help others. You have something special to offer, something that you truly believe will make a difference in people’s lives. But being a coach nowadays can feel like being just another box in the cereal aisle. What can you do to stand out when there are hundreds of […]

should I give up on my business

Should You Give Up On Your Business?

Did you have a big dream when you started your business but as time goes on that dream feels further and further out of reach, and you’re wondering if you should give up on your business altogether? This episode of She Takes on the World TV is for you. I have given up on projects […]

The Art of Promoting Yourself With Dan Schawbel

Promoting yourself is a DIY job on your road to success. In my interview with Dan Schawbel, author of Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success, we’ll be talking about the art of self promotion and why it’s so important to get comfortable promoting yourself. No one is going to do it for you, […]

8 Ways To Create a Company Culture With Contractors and a Virtual Team

This blog post is being brought to you by Visa Small Business. You’ve probably heard entrepreneurs talk about the importance of creating a company culture, and a work environment that fosters personal growth, productivity, and joy for employees. A great example of this is Zappos.com, a company that started out selling shoes online and eventually […]

How To Create A 5-Star Customer Experience

This blog post is being brought to you by Visa Small Business. You may not know this about me but one of my first entrepreneurial endeavors was a customer service auditing business where I would help improve the customer experience for large corporations. I really enjoyed playing the role of customer service auditor because I […]

Hugs Versus Handshakes In Business

I have a confession to make: In my life and business I’m a hugger. I hug my friends, I hug my clients, and I hug the people who come out to my events. At one event a woman told me she thought hugging was completely unprofessional, and that’s when I knew I just had to […]

How To Fire a Contractor

Many of us, myself included, hire contractors and virtual team members to grow our businesses and keep everything running smoothly. Not every hire is going to exceed your expectations, and once in awhile you have to cut someone from your team instead of investing time, energy, and money into that person if they aren’t delivering […]

How to Leverage Social Media Profiles to Stand Out and Achieve Success

Want Social Media Success? Start with optimizing your Social Media Profiles. Don’t just fill in the first thing that comes to mind, or better yet skip an entire section because you are either in a hurry or don’t see it as important.  It is important to the reader and to your success. Facebook Profile Make […]

This Is Why You’re Not Dominating Your Niche

If there is a rockstar entrepreneur you admire, chances are that person has created a niche or carved out a piece of an existing niche then rocketed to the top of it. If you want to dominate your niche like this niche dominatrix, listen up! 1) You don’t have a niche Obvious, I know. This […]

How To Plan Your Week When You Have Tons To Do

Have you ever been told you should just focus on one thing at a time? It’s way easier said than done, and if you enjoy having multiple projects on the go you are certainly not alone. I’m the same way, and today I’m going to share how to plan your week. I have tried to […]

To Do Lists and Done Lists

As entrepreneurs, who are working on projects in our spare time, it often feels like we’re treading water. We are working towards our goals, but it seems like things are not happening fast enough. It’s important to feel a sense of accomplishment throughout the process. My solution: To Do Lists and Done Lists. The value […]

“How Do I Write a Book?” My Step-By-Step Guide

Since my book launch I’ve had a lot of people come up to me at events or send me emails asking, “How do I write a book?!” So I decided to create this guide to writing a book. It’s no surprise that writing a book is one of the most popular bucket list items, even […]

How to Find the Best PR Firm for Your Your Business

Most small business owners know that working with a public relations firm can be an effective way to raise awareness for their business. Retaining a public relations firm can be more valuable and cost-effective than advertising. When a third party like a media outlet endorses your business, it can build credibility, as potential customers are […]

How To Find Your Niche: 20 Questions to Create a Customer Profile

Figuring out your niche is one of the toughest things when you’re starting a business, but it’s also one of the most important things to figure out before you launch a product or service. Your niche market can make you or break you as an entrepreneur. How do you find your niche? It starts with […]

How to Find Mentors: My 5 Minute Rule

Mentors have been a key part of building my brand and my business. I just wouldn’t be where I am without them. Before I dive into how to find a mentor, I want to clarify what mentorship means to me. I think some people believe that a mentor is someone who meets with you regularly […]

How To Beat Cabin Fever When Working From Home

The majority of entrepreneurs are the sole employee at their company, and work from a home office. Sound familiar? If it does you may have experience with what I talk about in today’s episode of She Takes on the World TV —feeling trapped or “cabin feverish” from living and working in the same place. She […]

Want to Be A Productivity Queen? How To Be More Productive

Guess what? Today is our birthday! She Takes on the World Inc. is one year old today, as a corporation that is. A year ago I was I was sitting in my lawyer’s office saying, “Is this the right decision?!” I can look back and see that it was just the fear talking, and that […]

How to Get Press With My “ENTER-preneuring” Tips

This year I’ve been able to attract some incredible press opportunities for She Takes on the World, from being on the cover of two magazines to over 100 features online to being in the pages of People Magazine’s StyleWatch. Every business needs to continually get press to keep growing, and that’s what I want to […]

How to Find Your Purpose: 7 Questions to Think About

Do you look at online powerhouses who are rocking it with their brands and think, “If only I knew what my passion and purpose is like *insert name here* does” or “I wish I knew what I really wanted to be doing.” If you are trying to find your passion and purpose for being here […]