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Make a New Habit

Create New Habits: How To Make a Change and Make It Stick

Are there changes you want to make in your business and life, but every time you try to create a new habit you quickly fall off the wagon? So many people struggle to create new habits, AND make them stick. The truth is that breaking bad habits, sticking to a plan, or forging a new […]

How To Start Your Day: The Morning Routine That Rocks My World

One of the most popular questions I get asked is, “How do you start your day? Do you have a morning routine?” Here’s the thing: I used to hate routines, and I rebelled against them. I mean, one of the joys of being an entrepreneur is not having to abide by a regular routine right?! […]

Are You In The Flow?

I hate the whole concept of work-life balance. I don’t believe in it. Never have. What I do believe is that today more than ever, our work lives and personal lives are one and the same. This is even truer for entrepreneurs. I don’t need to feel like my life is perfectly balanced, and I’m […]

Lessons from an Evening with Marianne Williamson

Last week I had the opportunity of attending an evening with Gabrielle Bernstein and Marianne Williamson, two role models of mine. These two women helped me completely transform the way I see myself and relate to my body, and they paved the way for me to turn to a source of wisdom and healing I […]

How Will You Outlive Your Life?

You probably became an entrepreneur because there is a part of the world you want to change somehow, whether in a small way or a big way. Entrepreneur and Inventor Thomas Edison founded one of the largest companies in the world, General Electric, and gave us many things we use today like incandescent lights. He […]

Latham Thomas Interview

On Top of Her Game: An Interview With Latham Thomas

A few months ago I started seeing Latham Thomas everywhere. Turn on the TV, there’s Latham. Open an email from a list I subscribe to, there she is. Read some articles on one of my favorite websites, there’s Latham again. So when she reached out to me recently I just knew I had to chat […]

The Week That Changed Everything

Call me biased, it is true I am Natalie MacNeil’s little sister, but if Stephen Colbert can shamelessly promote his sister for Congress on national television, then I can write this honest blog post. How I Ended Up On Destiny Since moving to Vancouver the finding a job situation has been tough. After month 6 […]

Perfection Doesn’t Make You Better, It Just Spins Your Wheels

You know what? This moment of starting something new is an ideal moment to spin wheels and … do nothing. What will they think?  Will they like what I write? I need to find the perfect topic that will blow everyone away. Or they’ll think I’m boring and that I’ve got nothing of value to […]

Just Be Quiet…And Practice.

Our mind can be our most faithful ally or our most dangerous enemy. It is one of the most powerful; if not the most powerful tools we have to shape and mold our life. As life unravels, we choose how we will think of the elements that come together to form our experience. One of […]

10 Best Business and Personal Growth Books You Need to Read

My idea of a perfect day includes getting cozy in front of the fireplace with a good book. There’s nothing like laying in my chaise lounger in PJs, sipping on an almond milk bambuccino, and learning a new thing or two from other entrepreneurs and authors… Ahh, bliss. So I thought it would be cool […]

The Best Advice I Ever Got

I don’t believe in coincidence. I don’t believe in luck. I believe we learn what we need to learn at just the right moment in time. I believe we connect with the people we’re supposed to meet when we need them most. I also believe that every person is blessed with someone special whose presence […]

Is It Ever Okay to Burn a Bridge?

I hate dealing with conflict, but it’s a reality in life and in business. Last year I was dealing with a sticky business situation that lawyers had to get involved in. It was super stressful because I knew it was going to lead to a bridge being burned. It took a bit of time —and […]

2012..What Did You Represent? 2013…What Will You Represent?

A fresh new year is always a magical time. It is the official benchmark that signifies an end and a beginning. There is a quote at the end of one of my favorite movies, Hope Floats, that says, “beginnings are scary, endings are sad, it is the middle that counts.” December 31st marks a global […]

Self-Love for the Busy Entrepreneur

When you’re busy, love what you do and immerse yourself in work 24/7, it’s super easy to forget to take care of yourself. You order in pizza, fried rice or Indian curry while working late, which you do, well, almost every night. You book a meeting on top of your scheduled yoga class more often […]

Teach People How to Treat You

You teach people how to treat you. When you say yes when you mean no. When you relent because it’s easier than arguing. When you value your client’s happiness over you own.. Houston, you have a problem. You taught people to disregard you. How To Be Treated Like A Gem My family and friends like […]

What I Have Learned From…Running

I have always disliked running. I haven’t disliked running because of the exercise itself, I disliked running because of how it made me feel physically and emotionally. When I ran, my breathing was labored and I would get a metallic taste in my mouth and a debilitating side cramp after only running 5 short minutes. […]

Why Being Positive Pays in the Workplace

How do you feel when a coworker compliments your outfit? How about when your supervisor sends out a friendly email to the entire company praising your hard work on a tough project? Or when your department is stressed out on the deadline for an assignment but still finds the time to send one another a […]

Entrepreneurship is the New Women’s Movement

Back in January I started working on a little piece about the growing movement of women starting businesses. That “little” piece kept growing as I gathered more stats and quotes and listened to women entrepreneurs from all over the place tell me their stories following the release of my book. Forbes published the piece on […]

5 Empowering Words for Women

As we wrestle with life’s challenges, gain new awareness, and learn more about ourselves, words can take on new, deeper meanings.  Words like forgiveness, love, boundaries, and joy, become attached to personal experiences that make them rich and meaningful. Mary Cox Garner, author of The Hidden Souls of Words:  Keys to Transformation Through the Power […]

Teaching for Others, Teaching for Self

Do we teach for others or for our own self? Professional teachers might consider their vocation a privilege to help shaping students’ worldview and character. If you’re a coach, a mentor, or a trainer, then you are a teacher too, naturally. And all teachers teach for both others and themselves. That’s what I love about […]

Being Selfish With Your Time

With the launch of my book She Takes on the World: A Guide to Being Your Own Boss, Working Happy, and Living on Purpose just around the corner, I sat down to record this video about how I’ve been keeping on top of the crazy schedule that comes with launching a book -or launching anything […]