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5 Tech Tools that You Don’t Have to be a Techie to Use

Feb 25, 2019

Here are 5 great tech tools that you can add to your resources today!

Want to keep up?

To be successful in this digital world, at some point or another you’ll need to embrace technology. No matter how far along you are on your business journey, having a couple of stellar DIY tools can help ease you into looking like a pro.

I’m going to share my 5 favorite tech tools that you don’t have to be a techie to use. I have them bookmarked and utilize them every day!

Are you ready?

Tech Tool #1 — Grammarly

There is nothing that screams novice more than typos and misspelled words. You can eliminate both with GrammarlyGrammarly is an app that goes beyond a standard spellchecker. It also provides suggestions for grammar and “enhanced vocabulary” for your copy. What’s even better is their basic level is free. To take advantage of premium features like plagiarism detection and advanced grammar guidelines, they have a paid...

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Carly Rohlin: On a Mission

Feb 18, 2019

Here are the highlights of my interview with Carly Rohlin: On a Mission on Women Developing Brilliance.

Who is Carly Rohlin?

Carly graduated from The College at Brockport in 2012, with a BA in Spanish and a BA in International Studies. She joined her family’s commercial real estate brokerage, Mission Commercial Realty, LLC in 2013, where she specializes in working with small- and medium-sized businesses who are looking to buy and/or lease office and retail space.

The brokerage was formed with a focus on helping non-profit and community organizations, along with local entrepreneurs, grow their respective companies in order to create altruistic wealth in the Rochester area.

As a young professional, Carly combines her unique perspective on the next generation of business with a keen insight into the changing landscape of the Rochester market to best serve her clients as they work together to find a positive solution in every situation.

Lightbulb moment

After reading Start With...

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5 Ways to Up Your Website Game

Feb 11, 2019

Top tips for easy and quick website improvements

Your website should feel like having a friend over for coffee; inviting, warm, conversational.

With the slew of content marketing strategies available today, it’s even easier to maximize your little piece on the interweb.

Here are 5 ways to up your website game NOW:

1. Clarity

We have just a handful of seconds to communicate our message to new website visitors. Since we are intimately connected with our business and offerings, it’s easy to assume who we are and what we do is crystal clear to everyone. This cannot be further from the truth! Perfecting our elevator pitch can help us to clarify the following important questions:

Who am I?Who do I serve?How do I solve my ideal client’s problem?

Tip: Look at your homepage and see if a new visitor could easily answer the above questions. If not, go back to the drawing board and revise.

2. Simplicity

The adage less is more definitely applies when it comes to...

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Tamara Kemper: Process Mentors

Feb 04, 2019

Here are the highlights of my interview with Tamara Kemper: Process Mentors on Women Developing Brilliance.

Who is Tamara Kemper?

After 16 years of working in schools and ed-tech companies, Tamara Kemper had accidentally become an expert in getting things done. Now, as the founder of Process Mentors, she helps small business owners scale their businesses through better back-end processes and internal training.

Tamara lives in Phoenix, AZ where she can frequently be found singing and playing the ukulele with her little ones or continuing her quest to read all the books.

Lightbulb moment

Tamara experienced not having a lot of power or flexibility when she worked in the educational system and uncovered a lot of limitations. This opened up an opportunity to work with a local tech ed company where she quickly realized that she loved working with adults and helping them learn.

She herself is a forever learner and problem solver. She started focusing on how to make things work better and...

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Overcoming Self-Objections to Solopreneur Self-Care

Jan 28, 2019

How to overcome your objections to self-care

As business owners, we can run ourselves ragged!

Who can relate?

The days fly by without notice of how many hours we’re spending in front of the computer, sitting at a desk, cruising around, whatever it may be.

Our heads are buried in paperwork, our “to do” lists, our scroll. It’s so easy to neglect to tune into our bodies, minds, and especially heart with this kind of routine.

So how do we change it?

How can we stay uber-productive AND have time to care for ourselves?

First, we have to overcome our self-objections to self-care.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people say, “Oh, a massage…that’s indulgent.” OR “Sounds nice, but I just don’t have it in the budget.” OR “I feel guilty or selfish when I pencil in ‘me’ time.”

These statements are not true. They are from critical beliefs; patterns that have lodged themselves in our...

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Cindy Black: Big Tree School of Natural Healing

Jan 21, 2019

Here are the highlights of my interview with Cindy Black: Big Tree School of Natural Healing on Women Developing Brilliance.

Who is Cindy Black?

Cindy Black, L.Ac. is the founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing, and the author of Meridian Massage, Opening Pathways to Vitality. Initially trained as a Massage Therapist, she dove into Chinese Medicine when the opportunity presented itself. Based on her experiences, she integrated Classical Chinese Medicine, western massage therapy, lifestyle adjustments, and movement practices into the Meridian Massage Approach.

Overcoming darkness

Cindy is no stranger when it comes to spinning out on the solopreneur journey. Whether it was initially trying to do what all the “expert marketers” told her she should or just general overwhelm that comes with the entrepreneurial path.

She applied her grounded in simplicity philosophy to business and discovered that you could simplify greatly and succeed.

She advises choosing fewer things,...

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You Are Enough

Jan 14, 2019

When you feel like you’re not enough, read on for some encouragement.

Truth: You are enough.

It’s a common fear that who we are, and what we have to offer is not enough. How we are hardwired to avoid rejection, the way we were raised, and even playing the comparison game, all play a part of this debilitating belief. The belief in “not-enoughness.”

Feeling not enough is paralyzing.

When we are stuck in feeling less than, it paralyzes us from taking action, moving forward, and sharing our talents. It’s almost like PTSD in the way that we can’t seem to get past the thoughts of not being good enough, thin enough, smart enough, rich enough, etc. I’ve seen this pattern gobble up years of people’s lives (including mine). And it’s senseless.

What really is enough?

Who says when enough is enough? There isn’t some superpower that reigns overhead with a checklist and cloke. I believe it’s the inner critique within us...

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Gina Tager: Mind Body Eating Coach

Jan 07, 2019

Here are the highlights of my interview with Gina Tager: Mind Body Eating Coach on Women Developing Brilliance.

Who is Gina Tager?

Gina Tager is a Body Mind Eating Coach, certified by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.

She helps people heal their relationship with food, body, and Life itself through self-knowledge and body wisdom.

Her work is based on HAES (Health at Every Size) a movement that promotes body diversity.

She is passionate about helping people who are ready to stop the battle with their weight and their body in order to start embracing who they really are so they can create lasting wellbeing.

Overcoming darkness

It was her personal motivation that brought her to this field. After cleaning out a lot of old beliefs, she started embracing the idea that you can be healthy and happy at every size/body type.

Having had personal experiences with body and weight issues, she now can channel that knowledge to women who come to her that previously struggled in shame...

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My Favorite Online Tools for Solopreneurs

Dec 31, 2018

Save time, money, and frustration with these hand-picked business tools.

No matter if you are just starting out in business or have been at it for a while, utilizing a catalog of online tools is a must-have resource for any solopreneur. Whether you are trying to DIY your graphics, effectively communicate with your team, or project manage like a wizard — there’s an app for that!

One of the keys is to not get overwhelmed.

My best advice is to prioritize the one area that you need the most support on right now in your business and learn the tool that best fits your needs. Once it’s implemented and you’re comfortable with it, then proceed down the list and continue on.

Soon, you’ll be navigating like a PRO and wonder how you lived without these tools!

Here is a guide to my favorite online resources that I’ve been using for years. There are hundreds of choices out there for online business management. I’m...

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Mackenzie Piccarreto: Table for One

Dec 10, 2018

Here are the highlights of my interview with Mackenzie Piccarreto: Table for One on Women Developing Brilliance.

Who is Mackenzie Piccarreto?

Mackenzie Piccarreto is an Integrative Health Expert, recipe developer, and all around wellness junkie. She founded her blog, Mackenzies Table, to share recipes, tips, and overall thoughts on what it means to live a vibrant, health-conscious life.

Mackenzie teaches that being healthy doesn’t have to be complicated or taste bad, that when we really listen to our bodies, everything falls into place.

Overcoming darkness

Mackenzie shared how being a solopreneur can be isolating and a totally different scene than having co-workers. We talked about how easy it is to compare yourself to others online and get completely distracted.

She said, having a super supportive girl network in Rochester, NY has been a major contributor to her success.

Being able to rely on a trusted network that gets what you’re trying to accomplish and that you...

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