Let's blog some sh*t!
One of the hardest things about writing on a daily basis is the constant churn of creating compelling content. There are posts that I am very proud of and there are posts that I would rather pretend never existed. I think we've all been there. (all the more reason to take a break and just live once in awhile)
I like to think that all great writing starts with my first cup of coffee. It's essential if you want me to form sentences. Like any LBD...you need the right accessories to complete the outfit. The same laws apply to your morning coffee...you need the right mug to showcase your personality.
Clearly this is my "spirit mug," would't you say? When A Cup of Quotes approached me, let's just say it didn't take me long to say "yes" to this collaboration!
This little gem was a close second. Honestly, I could scoop up the whole lot.
Amidst all the antics that ensue in my daily routine, I savor the mornings. Now I have the right AM accessory; surely a good luck charm for some killer content!
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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.
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.
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.
Can you handle this jewelry? I attended an event in August and was introduced to La Kaiser by their wholesale rep and it was all I could do not to snatch up the entire collection and stick it in my purse. Dainty jewelry lovers rejoice because La Kaiser is a goldmine of approachable jewels for your everyday wear. They even introduced a line of fine pieces to include engagement and wedding bands. It is utterly swoon worthy!
I shutter to think what I wore to my first job out of school. More awkward than anything. A small budget while trying to navigate my personal style as a young 20-something. The reality is that I didn't figure out my personal style until really about two years ago and I am 40. This could also be largely attributed to the fact that my body has changed with birthing two humans. Regardless, I am comfortable in the skin I'm in and I know what works for my body. This doesn't mean that I don't have occasional missteps but on the whole, I've widdled my closet down to a pretty curated collection.
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!
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!
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.
It's cliché and I use the term myself but really...what is a girlboss? It's a term we've beaten to death. It all began so innocently thanks to Sophia and I think it was the start of a new era. An era where women were empowered to step up and mark their territory in the work force. In a way, we owe her so much for starting this movement and there have been many more important ones to follow.