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Superhuman September Part 2: Your 5×5 Plan

Welcome back! I want to start this blog post by addressing something: I know it might feel like the world is spiraling further and further into turmoil right now. Between storms, political motions here in the U.S. turning the clock backwards on equality and our understanding of our shared humanity, and dark clouds of conflict […]

Dear Natalie: Should I Launch if it Isn’t Perfect?

Gather ‘round the couch, awesome She Takes on the World readers! I’m back for yet another episode of Dear Natalie, where you submit all the questions you’ve been dying to ask me, about business, habits, life, money, and everything in between — and I answer, right here from my home in L.A. Today, we’re talking […]

12 Questions For You To Answer At The Start Of A New Quarter

Want to know one of my favorite parts of getting through the first quarter of the year? Starting Q2, a.k.a. my favorite quarter (yep, I have a favorite!). I’m taking Q2 to dream about what’s next our my business, finish our new website (I can’t wait for this!), and plan for our busy Q4. 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 […]

Banish Pre-Meeting Jitters

Whether you’re a seasoned pro at conducting department meetings or a speaking one on one with a new partner for the first time, you can’t avoid the fluttering of those butterflies in your stomach or the sudden need to chew your fingernails off thinking about whether or not everything will go smoothly. Kick your pre-meeting […]

What Can You Do in 15 Minutes?

Image courtesy of Shutterstock Short on time? No problem! It’s rare to have a whole day to devote to your passion projects, so make the most of the time you do have. Last month, I explained how you can use short increments of time to make a difference in productivity. Now, we’ll figure out what […]

Visualization: The First Step on the Road to Success

Whenever you start a new project – or a new phase of your life – the first thing you need to do is decide where you are going … and then you can figure out how to get there. In order to get what you want, you have to know what you want. Visualization can help the process of setting or discovering your goals.

New Goals for a New Year: Taking on 2011

As 2011 approaches the need to reflect on both the goals accomplished in 2010 and those which have not yet been accomplished is here. Here is one illustration of how to not just make goals, but plan for completion and execute using a plan and an accountability partner.