Posts in Career
An update.

It’s been two weeks since I’ve written a blog post. That, to me, is unsettling. It’s also a really good indication that I’ve either been in the weeds at work or have hit a wall, creatively speaking. Well, the answer is a bit of both. I don’t think people realize how challenging it is to be creative at the drop of a hat and to run a side hustle on top of a FT hustle. It. isn’t. easy. In fact, I have found myself a little crabby these past two weeks because I needed that outlet. I needed to pour myself into something that didn’t have any rules. <i.e. my blog!>

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Evergreen interviewing tips that actually work!

I’ve been in the interviewing hot seat for many many years. Conversely, I, too have interviewed for several jobs before launching my own company. While times have changed, I wanted to share a few tips that will actually help you land the job of your dreams. It’s possible! Call me old-fashioned but these timeless tips take very little time and make ALL the difference.

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SelfMade Speed Round - Tami Conway

If the Blonde Ambition Tour were a real thing in Chicago, Tami would be leading the way. Funny story how we met. We were set up on a blind friend date by another mutual friend and no one was there but Tami. I did not know what she looked like or who she was but there was a blonde sitting at the bar. I just had a feeling. I walked up to her, stuck out my hand and said, "Hi, I’m Johanna.” When she turned to look, it was immediate warmth and we just started talking…like we had known each other for eons.

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Resilience + balance. <the truth about becoming an entrepreneur>

Solopreneur. Mompreneur. Entrepreneur. They all point to the same title but what does it mean for you as you contemplate this roller coaster of a journey? I can sum it up in two words: wildly exhausting. Wild and exhausting don’t always have to have a negative connotation. I was a wild 20-something which = I had a heck of a lot of fun! Traveling Europe was exhausting which = fulfilling, enriching, my brain exploded with an appreciation for a different culture.

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SelfMade Speed Round - Anastasia Lupu

Anastasia Lupu is indeed the triple threat but the most striking feature about her is how incredibly kind and down-to-earth she is. Once you get over her supermodel looks, you realize just how whip smart she is and the likability factor goes wayyyy up.

She's a momma, a badass babe, a beauty and a business woman. Her floral company speaks to me and it's incredibly unique and custom which are two of my favorite things. The tagline: Boxed Flowers For The Well-Heeled. Where my stiletto-wearin' babes at? This one's for you!

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SelfMade Speed Round - Brittany Annen

Brittany is a trailblazer when it comes to online fashion. Don't take it from me though. She just received her 800th 5-star review on Poshmark, That's right ladies, she has built a business on selling yours and my clothing and accessories on one of the largest fashion marketplaces in existence and boy, she has a system! I've mentioned her on my Instagram before but she has literally changed my life overnight as I've been purging and cleansing my closet all summer. Interested? Read on!

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SelfMade Speed Round - Alicia Driskill

All for one and one for all! In case you didn't know...there is a huge movement to band entrepreneurs together in new and exciting work environments that foster creativity, support and a giant networking pool to feed off of. Finding the right one is the tricky part of it all.

Well, look no further. Today's interviewee has launched an incredibly cool workspace geared towards females and she's showing no signs of slowing down. 

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