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How To Set Life-Changing Visible Goals for Yourself

(This post is completely inspired by Jordan Ferney, one of my favorite people on the internet, and her post here.) I wish I could remember the exact timing of the whole thing and wish even more that I still had this journal, but I have the most vivid recollection of being in my early twenties, sitting on the seventy year old wood floor of my Brentwood apartment, and jotting notes into a journal. I was thinking about my future career and while I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do I wrote these things: ability to work from anywhere …

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9 Cool Things My Friends Are Doing Right Now

When was the last time you celebrated an accomplishment? It feels like we are quick to set goals, work hard to achieve them, but then by the time that we do, our sights have been set even higher causing the achievement to feel a little anticlimactic. We are on to the next thing before we can even fully appreciate the work that it took to get to the place we are at. I’m not sure if the gals mentioned below are celebrating, but I thought I would take a moment to celebrate for them, because their accomplishments and what they are doing are …

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Michelle Hodges of Sprout Floral Design on Challenges, Finding your Place, + Marketing in the Age of Social Media

(This story of Michelle Hodges and Sprout Floral and Event Design is the latest in our series of small business stories in partnership with¬†Gracie Byrd Jones. You can see more¬†here.) While there are a lot of growing pains and challenges that feel like the weight of them is all on my shoulders alone with owning my own business, there are also these huge wonderful moments that feel like total gifts. One of them is that being a business owner has allowed me to meet other business owners and it’s one of my most favorite things to get to …

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Kirsten Dickerson of Raven And Lily on Ethical Fashion

Kirsten’s name is one I have been hearing since before we made the move from Southern California to Texas. It was often times accompanied by phrases like “ethical fashion” and “female entrepreneur” and so my ears always perked up. Read on for the amazing story of Kristen and her fashion brand Raven and Lily.   Since the inception of Raven and Lily, a woman-led, sustainable, fair-trade jewelry, and accessories brand that Kirsten founded in 2008, she has worked to create a business that could both sustain …

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