Sweaty palms. Shaking hands. Stuttering. Struggling through awkward silences. Oh god am I gonna throw up!? Nope, that’s not a list of the worst things you can think on a first date. Instead, they’re symptoms I experienced the first time I (very awkwardly) had to stand in front of the camera, and make a video. […]
Emails piling up. Back-to-back calls that barely leave you time for a cup of soup. Clients making “small requests” that require huge effort on your end. Team members missing deadlines, or needing piles of feedback, outlines, and notes. Loved ones asking for your time and attention when you’ve barely had a moment to shower, let […]
Pop the kombucha! It finally happened: the new She Takes on The World rebrand has officially arrived! The virtual red ribbon has been cut, and we’re so excited to welcome you with new free gifts, reimagined offerings like 1-on-1 packages with me, and much more. Get all the gorgeous details in this little welcome video: […]
Last week I had the wildest experience of my life at the beach — and I wanted to make sure I shared it with you right away. With our big launch edging ever-closer, I’ve spent the past month or so stuck inside and glued to my laptop, and last week I was officially worn out. […]
About six years ago, I hit on a concept that still feels totally true for me: September is the new January. I was so excited about it at the time I named a workshop after it, and while I’ve seen it used a few other places since, it still holds water. … But what does […]
I’m gonna go ahead and say it: I think creatives make some of the best business owners around. (…And not just because I’m a creative myself, and work with creatives all over the world.) Entrepreneurs who think outside the box have changed the world. Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and Arianna Huffington are all […]
If you asked me: “What’s the best part of working in the women’s entrepreneurial space?” I’d instantly know the answer: I get to call some of the coolest experts and innovators on the planet my friends… and have some powerful geniuses on speed dial. One such friend on the speed-dial list? Money Mindset Mentor Denise […]
Around this time of year — when we’ve kicked off Q3, and are on our way out of summer and into the “busy season” of fall — I start thinking a lot about money and abundance. After all, we became entrepreneurs to change the world, and make money while we do it, right? Each and […]
Pinch me — is it Q3 already?! It feels like just last week I was dorkily dishing on my favorite ways to plan for Q2 — and now we’re more than halfway through the year, and it’s time to get yourself set up for another incredible quarter. I have to admit: It’s been such an […]
We’re back with another episode of Dear Natalie, where you ask me your biggest, burning questions about life, business, happiness, and everything in between, and I answer them in videos right here on the blog. This week, we have another awesome question — this time from the lovely Trish: Dear Natalie, As my business grows, […]
If you’ve been following my recent reflection series here at She Takes On The World, you’ve already read about some of the major shifts happening since I settled into our new headquarters in LA — a couple of thousand miles and one green card away from where my journey first began in Ontario, Canada. If […]
First, I want to thank you for all your comments, emails, and shares of this reflection series I’ve been writing as I look back on the last few years of our growth and work on the next evolution of SheTakesOnTheWorld.com. I’m fired up about all the ways we’re going to be serving you moving forward. […]
“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson You made it! Welcome back to my Reflection Series, a walk through the past, present, and future of She Takes on the World as we are working behind-the-scenes here to rebirth our brand and the shetakesontheworld.com site. In this […]
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 […]
A few weeks ago we wrapped up my Superhuman Entrepreneur series, where I sat down with my personal team of doctors, and dished the details on my road back to health after burnout. However, as the saying goes, though: All things must come to an end. That’s why I wanted to take some time to […]
“What does it really mean to get publicity for my business anyway?” “Am I even ready to be featured in the media?” “I’m just getting started. Is seeking out publicity a good idea for me right now?” These are questions I hear all the time from my students and colleagues. And with good reason! So […]
It’s easy to look at super successful entrepreneurs and people doing big things in the world and feel like you’re really far behind. But the truth is, we all start somewhere and those early days are far from glamorous. For my friend Marie Forleo, her multi-million dollar empire began with the realization that she wanted […]
One of the things I’m most proud of as an entrepreneur is my ability to really go hard after, and achieve, my goals. But (surprise surprise) that’s a mixed blessing. It turns out my ability to push myself at high levels can result in some serious repercussions for my health! Can you relate? For example, […]
OK, you got me. I can’t hold it in any longer. I have to gush about something for a sec: I’m so grateful that I get to spend so much of my time helping people all over the world (like you) achieve their goals. I know — it sounds pretty nerdy (and it is) but […]
As I’m sure you know by now – whether you’ve joined me inside the FREE Goal Standard Challenge with Entrepreneur Magazine or not – a big part of setting and achieving your goals involves keeping your eyes on the prize, and moving forward. However, if you find you’re only looking in one direction through the […]
If you haven’t heard the buzz yet, I have some phenomenal news: Last week The Goal Standard, my new collaboration with Entrepreneur Magazine, launched — and I’m absolutely over-the-moon-and-stars to be a part of it! We are teaching you the best planning and productivity strategies, and keeping you accountable and supported as you get one […]
Studies show that in situations where trust is important to us (which is exactly the case if someone is trying to sell us something on video), we pay closer attention to a person’s smile. We then decide whether or not we can trust that person.
No one aspires to be boring. No one wakes up in the morning and thinks, “Today, I’m going to do my best to be average. I’m going to fly under the radar, blend in, and be ordinary.” And yet, this is what most of us do, day in and day out. We bide our time, […]
“Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.” — Steve Jobs As women entrepreneurs, we often take on more than we can handle. Often the “to-do” lists from projects, family schedules, home, business, clients, staff, etc., can bury us. However, when I finally learned to make a Do-Not-Do list, I […]
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 […]
Image courtesy of Shutterstock There is a stereotype that working mothers cannot work as hard as single or lacking children women simply due to the fact that they have more to do. Being a mother I can fully comprehend the never-ending to-do list that goes hand-in-hand with having children. From waking up to soothe […]
An important part of being a savvy business owner is knowing which business connections are worth your time and energy. Unfortunately, in the rush to stay competitive and maintain strong connections to clients, many business owners don’t take the time to prune dead-end clients, which can cost them substantial amounts of time and money as a result.
However, it is inexcusable for someone who fits your target customer profile to say “No” to you and walk/click on by, because they don’t understand what your personal brand stands for, when you are in fact the perfect solution for their needs.
Many people are too cautious when it comes to presenting their personal brand. If you use bland, generic words and statements to describe who you are and what you do – you will not cut through the clutter!
It’s a theory that runs in friendship, business, teams and partnerships: YOU ARE THE COMPANY YOU KEEP!
Image courtesy of Shutterstock As much as I love working from my home office (working in your pajamas has its perks), there are times when I simply can’t do it. I don’t know if it’s the fact that I can see our backyard pool from my office window, but there are just times when I […]
Social media has given us great ways to protect and build our digital reputations. Today we have the ease of searching conversations, the ability to set alerts to help us monitor our names, the constant availability of learning opportunities and more ways to communicate and interact with others. All of these tools, which were not available just a few years ago, now make it possible for us to be proactive in maintaining, building and protecting our good name. Here are five easy ways to do just that: