Mastery

My 3 Words for 2017

I upped my game in 2016. I lived up to my three words for 2016—Mastery: Turning Pro. I felt a monumental shift in the way I approached my work and mastering the craft. At the beginning of 2016, I expected to apply my three words towards becoming a fiction author. Little did I know that I would apply those words to the craft of marketing. Midway through the year, I felt the shift. After doing Seth Godin’s altMBA program in August 2016, I knew I had turned pro and begun my journey to mastery.  Now, it’s time to shift gears and build on the foundation I laid in 2016.

My 2016 Integrity Report

My 2016 Integrity Report

Ever heard of an integrity report? It’s my yearly ritual (adapted from James Clear) where I publicly review the prior year. My intention with this report is to ensure I am living in alignment with my values, always reaching for a higher standard and doing work that matters. His integrity report focuses on three questions, and I’ve chosen to stick with them.

The Marketing Maven is Going Back to School

Have you ever wondered whether you should go back to school? I've struggled with this feeling for almost eight years, since graduating from an unaccredited Christian college with my B.S. in Biblical Studies degree. I often wonder "what if..." I had the opportunity to have attended an Ivy League school—for which I was more than qualified?

Book Review: Deep Work by Cal Newport

Book Review: Deep Work by Cal Newport

Deep Work. What's the first thought that comes to mind when you read those two words side-by-side? For me, it's that I don't ever do enough deep work. That I want to do more. That I want to lose myself in flow. That I lack the discipline or the time to do the deep work I feel called to do. What about you?

altMBA Week Four: Making a Ruckus

altMBA Week Four: Making a Ruckus

Have you ever wondered what you could learn in 30 days’ time if you decided to go all-in, exert every ounce of strength towards examining your worldview, understanding constraints and leaning in? That’s exactly what you’ll get in the altMBA program!

altMBA Week Three: Aha Moments

altMBA Week Three: Aha Moments

When you enter a life-changing program, you wonder how it will affect what you believe and what you prioritize in your life. altMBA6 is no exception. After my third week in the program, I feel that everything I believed about where I was headed has been turned on its head.

altMBA Week Two: Leveling Up

altMBA Week Two: Leveling Up

It’s hard to believe that we’re already through Week 2 of altMBA6! Time sometimes stood still when trying to crank out a project to meet a deadline. And, on the other hand, I can’t believe that I am already halfway through the course.

My 30-Day Experiment Doing Seth Godin's altMBA6

My 30-Day Experiment Doing Seth Godin's altMBA6

I’m on a mission. A mission to prove that it IS possible to hack life. As I am writing this, I am sipping a cup of Yerba Mate tea for enhancing my focus and fat-burning while nursing my four-month-old baby boy to sleep. It is not easy being a WAHM with ambition.

The A+ in Everything Dilemma #Perfectionism

The A+ in Everything Dilemma #Perfectionism

I read an excellent article about productivity this week. My takeaway was that being a productivity ninja is NOT important, but accomplishing what matters to you IS. It's refocusing attention towards your goals and priorities rather than trying to become a more productive person and "get more done before breakfast."