This week I’m thankful for… it to be over! There were highs, lows, curve balls, problems, and surprises. The emotional roller coaster has left me drained and ready to chillax.* But you want to know one of the big, big highs? Your comments. Thank you. Seriously. * Yep, sometimes I say silly words like that […]
Thanks so much for all of the wonderful support yesterday! It has been one heck of a work week and I can easily count your comments on that post as a huge highlight. In an effort to be a bit more “me” here on MML, I thought I’d share a photo I found on […]
Though I like to think I’m pretty much an open book online, there are things about me that I hide for fear of rejection or judgement. This is silly to my logical brain, my experience has shown that the more we are real online, the more people can connect and care about us as humans […]
Something I’m reminding myself today. We’ll never fulfill our purpose if we don’t dust ourselves off and just keep going.
Today Mrs. Meyers reminded me of something that I keep in mind while working to fulfill intentions in my life that I find very helpful. So of course, I’d like to share it with you. When we get serious about creating intentions for our lives it is easy to make sweeping goals and grand gestures. […]
Today I thought I’d switch things up and share a glimpse into what’s going on in my life. In the video I share what it’s like to have three companies now (Jess LC, MML, and BWI), how I’m managing it all, and what is still a challenge. I also share a little inside scoop […]
Today I’m sharing an incredible branding story of one of my consulting clients, Kathryn of Protect Your Pumps. Her company makeover is insanely awesome. Hop over to Business with Intention to see the full before and after!
Last Friday I was chatting with a friend who is going to be moving soon. As you can imagine, she has a lot on her plate and the move is just one more big thing on the to-do pile. I happened to mention that she might want to take some time choosing her thoughts over […]
Over on Business with Intention I shared a great two minute video on how to separate truly great branding from the rest of the pack. Hop on over to watch it and enjoy!
This week I’m thankful for the fact that I got sick on Wednesday. Though I certainly didn’t feel good at the time, I think it was a much needed break for my brain and body. Running three different aspects of business now is a lot of work. And though it’s extremely rewarding and they have […]
If there is one thing that I suck at, it’s throwing out makeup in a timely manner. There are all sorts of makeup expiration dates out there and I ignore them all. But recently I found a way to be a bit better about makeup expiration dates. I simply write the month and year that […]
When it comes to cake, I prefer the icing more. In fact, when Mr. Lively and I stop by Molly’s Cupcakes, my treat of choice is an icing shot – which is a healthy dose of icing in a small plastic cup, sans cake. Though to some that might seem gross, to me it’s heavenly. […]
Gotta be honest, today I’m not feeling well. So I’m taking the day off, but right now I’m feeling well enough to drag myself off the couch and share something that hopefully is useful for you! Traveling with jewelry doesn’t require a jewelry roll or anything fancy. Personally I use two things: little plastic baggies […]
Lately I’ve been fielding a lot of questions about the upcoming Business with Intention Workshops debuting in Chicago and Washington DC and I thought it might be a good idea to share them here as well. Though our future events are going to be amazing and completely awesome, the first two are a little special. Here’s how. Currently I […]
Yesterday I was reading an amazing article suggested by Diane here on MML (the link seems to be down right now), about Gen-Y and whether twentysomethings are expecting too much from work and life in general. Though I loved much of the article, the last few lines of the article didn’t sit well with me. At the […]
Earlier today I tweeted about how I was frustrated about a situation that I’d like to share. Here’s the story, and the (eventual) happy ending. Since January I’ve been dealing with a bank about a student loan and the relatively simple process is still going on. What should have been a one time encounter, has […]
Thanks to Mrs. Meyers, I found this great story. Leaving the City of Regret By Larry Harp I had not really planned on taking a trip this time of year, and yet I found myself packing rather hurriedly. This trip was going to be unpleasant and I knew in advance that no real good would […]
This week I am happy to report I did much better about snapping photos of things I’m thankful for. This habit is starting to really sink in. In fact, I had a stellar week. I am incredibly thankful for the great response to the Business with Intention Workshops coming up (there is still space in […]
I’m going to let you guys in on a little secret: Mr. Lively and I are moving in together in July. Shhh… don’t tell, okay? Anyways, this move can’t come soon enough. Jess LC inventory and shipping materials are growing (new goodies are in store at the end of the month) and the workshop materials […]
Two nights ago Mr. Lively and I were reading The Way of the Superior Man (yes, we are still working through the book) and one of the quotes struck me. David Deida said “You are that which you seek.” I liked it and wanted to keep it in mind as I continue to grow my career […]
Today I’d like to return back to the post It’s Not Over Yet and continue the conversation in a slightly different way. That post, which is about recognizing that we may feel like we need to be successful online rightthisverymoment, hit home for many people. So now I’d like to propose a new way of […]
While I’m on the topic of Business with Intention, we have our next Business in the City meet-up tomorrow at Next Door (659 W. Diversey). Unfamiliar with Business in the City? You can read more about the meet-up group here.
I’m proud to announce that the Business with Intention site and workshop are now live! The Business with Intention Workshop is designed to help current and soon-to-be business owners develop a defined vision for their businesses and then give them the tools to make it happen. And I know everyone has been wondering where we […]
Over the weekend Mr. Lively and I somehow completely missed that it was daylight savings time. Which made for a bit of a confusing morning for me as I switched between my phone clock and digital clock. What appeared to be a 45 minute nap turned out to be 1:45 long. Anyways, the time change […]
This week I wrote a to-do list for the major projects that I had on my plate. It seems I did pretty well; I’m one major project short and one workout shy of my intentions, but the rest are crossed off. Which means there is homework for me this weekend. I have a gut feeling […]
Jess LC is bursting with color due to a new installment of FLEA pieces. Pops of pool blue, flamingo pink, and lemon drop mix with leopard, stripes, and bamboo. See them all here.
Lately I’ve been sensing in myself and others, especially online, that there is a feeling of urgency to be successful. Now more than ever it is awe inspiring to see the shooting stars of the internet world have great success in what they do. It’s amazing to see the big corporations start to reward these […]
Fact #1: I have run two marathons. Fact #2: I have trained for five marathons. Why the huge difference in completed marathons versus training attempts? It all comes down to the difference between goals and intentions. You see, during the first few training attempts I had two very heavy weights on my shoulders. The first […]
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As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been busy midnight hustling to take my business consulting to a whole new level. And right now I’m a week out from launching the traveling workshop(!) and one-on-one consulting site. I’ve taken your thoughts from our recent survey to heart. Thank you so much for your feedback. There are lot of people out […]