3 Ways to Reclaim Control

3 Ways to Reclaim Control

Right now, life feels out of our control…

Our day to day lives have been turned upside down! Schedules are non existent (what is time, anyway?), and in-person connection is no longer…LITERALLY. It truly feels as though there is nothing to work for or look forward to.

But recently, I was met with the quote “Don’t be a slave to your thoughts; control them” and honestly I was OVERWHELMED by its truth. It reminded me that in times of uncertainty and sadness we have the choice to reclaim control when we focus our thoughts on the positive rather than negative. Now don’t get me wrong, not-so-great moments in quarantine are allowed and NECESSARY! But only when used as a means to process and move BEYOND!

But HOW do we focus our thoughts on the positive rather than negative in order to reclaim control?

Well, I’m no expert BUT keep reading for a few ways I’ve worked to regain control of my thoughts and my LIFE in quarantine.

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Ditch the Clique ONLINE

Ditch the Clique ONLINE

In my most recent email newsletter I shared how I’m spending my quarantine time. Yes I’ve rearranged my office, caught up on my favorite reality TV shows, and dressed up for NO REASON, but this extra time at home REALLY has me doing A LOT of thinking. Particularly I’ve been thinking about what motivates us as women.  Sure, I’ve thought about this before, but now more than EVER I truly recognize the importance of connection. GIRL I don’t know about YOU, but I know I am much more inspired and empowered to be the best me (AND go after my dreams) when I’m surrounded by other empowered, inspired, and motivated women!

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Dressing Up to Stay In During COVID-19 Quarantine

Dressing Up to Stay In During COVID-19 Quarantine

If you’ve been a part of this community for sometime, you know even when we’re not in COVID-19 quarantine I work for myself from home on the daily. And most of the time, I LOVE it! Though I’m an extrovert, I find I am more productive and less distracted working on my own. I know if the work is not finished or to my standard, it is the fault of only ONE person….

But as much as I enjoy working on my own, I typically pack my weeks with meetings, lunches, and brainstorm sessions OUTSIDE of my home office with people who empower me and creatively inspire my work! I truly look forward to these in-person interactions, treating them as an opportunity to connect, share, and support businesses, friends, and my community!

Though interfacing with friends and brands is HUGE for me, it’s not the ONLY reason I look forward to leaving the house…

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YES It’s True- I’ve Started a Podcast

YES It’s True- I’ve Started a Podcast

I mean…all the cool kids are doing it, right? (YEAH because THAT‘s why I do anything…HAHAHA!!!)

Truth is, I LOVE sharing my experiences and tips HERE and on social media in hopes of inspiring YOU to take the first steps in pursuit of your goals. But these platforms only go so far…I believe we need REAL conversation and connection and a podcast seems like the BEST way to provide that for you!

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It’s okay to do things for YOU (and be alone)

It’s okay to do things for YOU (and be alone)

At the kick-off of February, I shared with you that though the “month of love” is the PERFECT time to celebrate the loves of your life, it’s also the BEST time to rekindle your love for YOU!

But what about when the month revolving around love comes to an end?

While I was recently speaking at a women’s event, I discussed the power of celebrating ourselves. But throughout this conversation a few ladies interjected they are often shamed for feeling TOO good about themselves.

…it’s almost as if society (and unfortunately other women) build us up yet wrong us when we are confident in who we are.

And let me tell you what we collectively decided…

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How to attend NYFW with under 5k followers

How to attend NYFW with under 5k followers

Be honest…

Have you ever had a dream (a REALLY BIG dream), but zero idea how to make it a reality?

Yeah girl, I get that. In fact, that was me with NYFW.

As a young fashionista, I grew up dreaming of attending NYFW. Between magazines and media coverage, I would obsess over the designers AND the women attending shows. So naturally, as I got older, I did everything I could to figure out how these women attended NYFW. I googled and researched like CRAZY but still felt clueless.

Eventually my years of obsessively researching and networking in the industry taught me the true purpose of NYFW and exactly who it’s for…

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3 Steps to Setting (and Achieving) Goals in 2020

3 Steps to Setting (and Achieving) Goals in 2020

How writing out your dreams into an actionable plan leads to success…

Okay, I know it sounds too easy and very cheesy but when you set goals, write them down, and REALLY plan them out, dreams DO come true!

Let me explain…

It’s 2020! And on New Year’s Day I spent my time reviewing the goals I had set for myself in 2019. WOW, was that ever a rewarding experience! At the start of 2019 I FINALLY applied the advice of SO many successful women; I wrote down my goals. This list of goals spent the entire year prominently displayed on the front of my planner, reminding me of my purpose DAILY. If I’m REALLY honest, this small action truly defined the trajectory of 2019 and led to so much success!

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