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I Caved: Here's a Look Inside My Enneagram

I Caved: Here's a Look Inside My Enneagram

For months, maybe even years, I had put off taking the Enneagram test. 

Everyone and their mother was talking about it, sharing their types and wings.    

Originally, it felt like a fad I wasn’t all that interested in. I mean, haven’t we all taken 500 of these types of tests already? They’re interesting for a day and then we forget about our results completely and move on with our lives.

Don’t get me wrong, I love personality tests just like any other Buzzfeed reading millennial, but the rebel in me didn’t want to succumb to the pressure of taking some long test that was going to tell me something I already knew. 

But, people kept talking about how genuinely helpful it was for them and how the information of their bests and worsts selves was eye-opening, so I eventually caved and took the test. 

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at My Email Strategy

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at My Email Strategy

I have always known that my email list was important. 

You hear it all the time. Especially from big-name entrepreneurs. But, an email list feels daunting and impossible. Especially when you have to work on your Pinterest, Instagram, blog, finding clients and doing your taxes. 

In January, I decided it was time to start taking my email list seriously. 

Today, I want to share with you what I have done over the last nine months to start growing and nurturing my email list. 

Let’s jump into it.

I Took a Work Sabbatical: Here's What Happened

I Took a Work Sabbatical: Here's What Happened

A few months back, I had this crazy idea to take a work sabbatical. 

I was feeling burnt out, uninspired and a little lackluster about the direction of my business. I knew I needed to take a break and recharge my batteries.

I asked a few friends about taking a break from work and they didn’t understand it. I think that’s true with most people. We live in a “hustle” culture, especially us entrepreneurs, that doesn’t align with taking a break to recharge the battery. We are told to work and work until you reach your goal. 

But, our goals are always being revamped and pushed farther away. So, when are we supposed to take a break? How are we supposed to show up and serve well if we’re running on Empty?

Like a good blogger I went looking for information from other bloggers who had taken a work sabbatical and the only blog posts I could find had to do with maternity leave. 

I was shocked that the only acceptable break we could take had to do with one of the most significant life changes a person can go through.

I decided right there that I was going to take a break, figure out my own plan and share it here with all of you.

It didn’t go as planned and it was definitely a trial and error experiment, but today I’m going to share with you what I did to prepare, what worked (and what didn’t) and what I did with my time away from my business. 

Let’s get into it. 

The Psychology and Methodology Behind Our Rebrand

The Psychology and Methodology Behind Our Rebrand

It has been a while since I’ve made any significant changes to my brand or website and I felt that my business had evolved so much in that time that my brand was beginning to feel out of touch. 

In order to approach tackling a rebrand for myself and my business, I knew I had to really pour some time and energy into doing it right. 

Walking into this process, I knew that I had to make some significant changes to fit my new business direction, but I didn’t want to lose the roots of my business or that existing brand recognition.

It was a big task, but today I’m going to break it down for you and give you the all access behind-the-scenes look. It’s a long story so grab a glass of wine, some cozy sweats and let’s get into it.

How to Conduct a Mid-Year Goal Audit

How to Conduct a Mid-Year Goal Audit

New Years is long over and those goals you had set at the beginning of the year…. Who even remembers those?

But, imagine with me for just a minute that you hadn’t given up on those goals. What if you had stayed committed? What if you had made progress towards them?

Where would you be now? What would your business look like today if you had stayed on those goals?

I use my goal-setting guide religiously in order to stay on top of my goals down to a weekly basis.

It helps me stay on track, even months after I originally set the goal. In order to stay accountable to your goals in the same way, you need to audit your goals.

Today, I’m going to show you how.