Less Busy-ness, More Business: 5 Steps to More Meaningful Productivity

I'll be the first to admit that seeming like we're busy all the time makes us feel like we're being more productive when we actually may not be doing much. I started to realize back when I was in university how common it was for people around me to brag (yes, brag) about how much they had to do and how stressed they were and how there just isn't enough time in the day, yada yada yada.But then when I really started to observe some of these same people, I realized they really weren't doing much of anything because they weren't being productive.

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The Ultimate Guide to Batching Your Blog Posts

Batching your blog posts is especially important for those times you have too much on your plate and may need to take a writing break for a given week. Or maybe you have a big trip planned and you don't want to worry about having to blog during your vacation. Or maybe you just want to stay ahead of the game and make sure you're doing everything you can to not miss you content deadlines! Here are some of my big blog-batching tips to keep in mind for any and all bloggers or business owners who need to blog on a consistent basis for their own websites.

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How to Change the Background Color of Different Sections

Hey, there! So, I'm guessing you may be here because you've been feeling really frustrated wondering just how to change the color of one section of your Squarespace site without change the background color of the entire page. I feel your frustrations, love! You're in luck because this simple Squarespace hack will allow you to change the color of one section of your web page without changing the entire page's background color! And the best part? No coding required! Okay, let's get into this easy little fix!

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Minding Your Own Business: Don't Get Caught Up in Comparisons

One thing I really noticed during the trip and especially out at one restaurant in particular, was how the locals really just mind their own business. You walk into a place, people take a look at you, and then they go back to whatever it is they're doing. And with all of this, I really thought about how it applies to conducting business online, where it's SO easy to head over to our competitors' websites and poke around on what's going on in there. What new business opportunities they might have coming to them (and subsequently focusing on what's not coming to us), what they're talking about in their blog posts (and subsequently remembering that it's been a while since we were in the blogging groove, ourselves). 

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Avoid One of the Most Common Squarespace Template Mistakes

One major mistake I tend to see a lot from people designing their own Squarespace website is that they choose a template based on that template’s advertised model. For example, if a certain template shows a yoga studio, a yoga studio owner might possibly think this is her only option for her website template. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The fact of the matter is that you need to be clear on the features and functions of your site before you even begin browsing templates. 

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March Business Recap: B-School, Drunk HerStory, & Gifts from the Universe

I really feel like 2018 is flying by. Like, didn't we just ring in the new year and get back into our daily lives? I had a big France week in February with one of my best friends and already that feels like ages ago. So here we are in March. Love March. March is great. Spring's around the corner - even if it shows little glimpses of itself only to slam the door in our faces and come back in with cold fronts and tons of rain. But so is life - all for the good of the flowers and new life of spring, I suppose.

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How to Get Over 'Analysis Paralysis' and Get to Work

Let's be real. The most difficult part of starting something can be just sitting down and STARTING IT. That, paired with the seemingly endless options and choices around every corner vying for our attention, can make it doubly difficult. That’s why I’m here blogging today about the dangers of succumbing to paralysis by analysis in favor of making decision after decision and then pivoting or altering your course along the way. Here are my main thoughts about getting over analysis paralysis and getting to work. You'll thank yourself for it later on!

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How to Add Custom Fonts to Your Squarespace Website

Downloading new fonts requires you to work a little bit extra to be able to show them off on your beautiful website! In order to add a custom or downloaded font to your Squarespace website, you’ll have to embed a bit of code. And if you’re a code-averse person, that might sound similar to me suggesting that you’ll need to cut off your arm. Alas! Fear not, sweet, Squarespace-savvy friend. I’ll make this as painless as possible and help you get that new font onto your Squarespace site sooner than you can say “Arghh! My arm! Not my arm!!!”

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5 Tips to Help You Choose the Perfect Website Fonts

Choosing fonts can seem like one of the easiest parts of branding and designing your Squarespace website, but in reality, it is far from a non-issue. The reality of it is that once you’re in your Squarespace site, jammin’ away on the backend, you’ll inevitably get to the part where you’re back in the Style Editor and deciding on which fonts to use in your site. Should you choose the fonts that you personally like (even if they don’t go that well together)? Hmm. Or should you just avoid the headache of choosing and just use all the same fonts for each different header? Alright, before we let anxiety take over and get us out of our branding and design groove, let’s go over some font-choosing basics for when you’re designing your Squarespace website.

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Go When You're 'On,' Rest When You're Not.

As entrepreneurs, we need to really embrace the fact that we are HUMAN and that there comes a time when we're just not feelin’ so hot. In those moments, we need to calm ourselves down and realize that it’s not always necessary to force ourselves to be so ‘ON,’ when all we really crave is some serious downtime, rest, and TLC. This post is about helping you forgive yourself for takin’ a little break when you most need it, only to come back and totally hit your goals outta the park upon your return. 

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Dear Friend, Please Never Feel Guilty for Charging Your Full Price

As female entrepreneurs and business owners (especially those who are just starting out), it can be especially difficult to stand true to our prices or even to get them to a high-enough point that you feel you’re really charging what you’re worth!!There’s a lot of work to be done around one’s money-mindset since we spend our whole lives with certain money stories that we hold to be true for us. 

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