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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.

5 Ways to Find Clarity in Your Business

5 Ways to Find Clarity in Your Business

In order to run a successful business, speak directly to your target audience or deliver a concise and consistent message… you first need to find clarity.

Clarity, although it may seem like a simple concept, is actually incredibly challenging to achieve.

There is no right or wrong way to find clarity in your business, but when I feel most out of alignment, these are five of the tried and true methods that have helped me to return to clarity.

You may notice in this blog post, a lot of these methods are about taking a step back. I have noticed we find ourselves the most out of alignment the more we stretch ourselves thin or push ourselves to edge of burnout.

I hope this post helps you take a step back and realign yourself and your business in one core mission.

The Tools I Use to Run My Brand + Squarespace Design Business

The Tools I Use to Run My Brand + Squarespace Design Business

Tracking down the best tools, softwares and resources for your business can be time consuming and confusing.

I have tried a lot of different programs throughout my journey as a business owner and today I want to share a few of my most trusted tools. These tools have been working for me since day one and I hope they can help you on your business journey as well.

Let’s jump into it!