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December 13, 2017

Balancing Life, Blogging and Business

Motherhood Business

In October, I decided to get a jump start on my 2018 goals. I wanted to balance motherhood, being a wife, my blog and my Etsy shop a lot better. I didn’t want for life to happen (You know, Doctor’s appointments, sick kids, meetings, laundry) and I not get any work done. I knew that I had time in my schedule I just had to figure out how to best utilize it.  I implemented 3 things into my routine in October to help make sure I am making the most of my time and working towards my business and blogging goals.  Although I talk about balancing motherhood and business, these tips would work fine with anyone trying to find time to work on their goals.

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December 1, 2017

What to do Before You Create Your Vision Board + Design Freebie

Vision Board

December is here! And I’m sure tons of people are beginning to map out their goals and plans for 2018. One way people get ready for the New Year is by creating a vision board.

It’s no surprise that I love this time of year and goal setting. But let me be honest, I have never created a vision board. I’ve always been a pen to paper type girl. And the only reason I never made one is….because I have no place to hang it. Sad, right? But this year I’ve decided to make a few small ones to put in my planner binder that I will see every day.  

While I haven’t created a vision board, I am approaching my vision board a lot like I approach goal setting.   I know there are tons of cute pictures on the internet and magazines, but they may not be what I envision for my 2018.  A vision board is nothing more than our goals and dreams in visual form. So, just like our goals and dreams, vision boards don’t work unless we do. I don’t want to just cut out images, I want to be clear on what I want in life. In order to be strategic and thoughtful in creating my vision board, I am sitting down and writing out my vision for the new year.  So, here are 4 things I’m planning to do before I create my vision board. 

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Vision Board

December is here! And I’m sure tons of people are beginning to map out their goals and plans for 2018. One way people get ready for the New Year is by creating a vision board.

It’s no surprise that I love this time of year and goal setting. But let me be honest, I have never created a vision board. I’ve always been a pen to paper type girl. And the only reason I never made one is….because I have no place to hang it. Sad, right? But this year I’ve decided to make a few small ones to put in my planner binder that I will see every day.  

While I haven’t created a vision board, I am approaching my vision board a lot like I approach goal setting.   I know there are tons of cute pictures on the internet and magazines, but they may not be what I envision for my 2018.  A vision board is nothing more than our goals and dreams in visual form. So, just like our goals and dreams, vision boards don’t work unless we do. I don’t want to just cut out images, I want to be clear on what I want in life. In order to be strategic and thoughtful in creating my vision board, I am sitting down and writing out my vision for the new year.  So, here are 4 things I’m planning to do before I create my vision board. 

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In Uncategorized on
November 22, 2017

How I Am Facing My Fear of Self-Promotion *Plus a Giveaway!* Closes 11/27/17

Facing Fears

Can I be transparent for a moment? Since starting Love, Jenell and my Etsy Shop, Love, Jenell,  have always struggled with voice and self-promotion. I don’t know what it is. The fear of failure? The fear of judgment? Self-doubt? People seeing me in a new light? I’m not quite sure. Maybe it’s a mix of everything. There’s something about creating something and putting it out for the world to see that makes me nervous. However, what I do know is that my nerves are not doing my blog or business any favors. I am keenly aware that the things I want for my blog and business will require a more shameless Jenell…a different version of myself.

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November 13, 2017

FIVE MUST READ BOOKS TO HELP YOU CRUSH YOUR GOALS

 

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It’s almost that time of year again. Yep, time to start planning for the new year. One way we can make sure the new year is amazing is by feeding our mind. I thought I would share a few books I enjoy.  I selected these five must-read books because I believe they can help us plan and prepare for the upcoming year. These books will challenge you, encourage you, and dare you to dream big. If you know another purposeful and motivated women, consider picking up one as a gift for them.  

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In Uncategorized on
November 6, 2017

How to Organize Your Computer Desktop & Increase Productivity {FREEBIE}

How to Organize Your Computer Desktop

The New Year is slowly approaching, and if you are anything like me, you are busy getting things in order. Between cleaning for the holidays and getting things organized so you can crush your goals, sometimes things get forgotten. And one of these things that get forgotten is out computers, the desktop to be exact. I created a free desktop wallpaper to help show you how to organize your computer desktop in order to increase your productivity. The less time we spend searching for our files, the more time we can spend on working. I’ll admit, sometimes I have to spend a few minutes searching for a file because I forgot where I saved it. Hopefully, this screensaver will help save us some time, but at the very least makes us look like we are fancy and organized lol.

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In Musings, Uncategorized on
November 1, 2017

FIVE MUST SEE TED TALKS FOR THE MOTIVATED WOMAN

African American Woman TED Talks

We all need a pep talk sometimes. When you are starting a new venture or struggling to start, it’s easy to feel like we are in it alone. Somehow we tell ourselves that we are the first and only person struggling to find motivation or afraid of the unknown. It’s a lie. And these must-see TED talks help crush those fears.  These successful women talk open and honest about the ups and downs of success. 

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In Uncategorized on
September 18, 2017

Eyes on Your Own Paper

Eyes on Your Own Paper

In a world ruled by social media, it’s very easy for our eyes to veer off of our own paper. We can log into facebook and see someone who recently got engaged or read a tweet about a new promotion, and just like that envy creeps in. In order for us to achieve all of our goals and not be so hard on ourselves, we need to keep our eyes on our own paper!

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August 21, 2017

Five Ways to Create a More Balanced Life

Balance

Everyone wants to live a balanced life. No one wants to feel overworked, tired or frustrated because they have neglected themselves. The problem is that balance doesn’t just happen. We just don’t find balance. We actually have to create balance, but that can be difficult. I’ve been thinking a lot about how I can live a more balanced life, and here are five things I believe are essential in creating a balanced life.

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In Faith, Musings, Self Care, Uncategorized on
February 1, 2017

THREE WAYS TO PRACTICE BETTER SELF-CARE IN 2017

I think we can all admit that sometimes with the hustle and bustle of life we can forget to take care of ourselves. We can get so caught up in doing for others that doing things for ourselves may seem selfish. The realities of work, motherhood or entrepreneurship start to consume the little free time we do have. Here’s the thing though, we need me time. We need time to relax and fill ourselves up. Like the saying goes, we cannot pour from an empty cup. We have to be 100 percent in order to show up as the best version of ourselves. I want my family and friends to get the full-Jenell, not the one who is giving and loving out of a deficit. So, just like we schedule in meetings and events, it’s important that we are scheduling in me time and doing things our bodies and minds NEED to feel recharged and ready to take on the world like a BOSS.

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In Uncategorized on
December 16, 2016

5 QUESTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR

Happy Friday!

This week I took some time to sit back, reflect and plan. I came up with 5 questions to ask myself. These questions helped me think about how 2016 was, how 2017 can be better and what I need to do to make sure 2017 is better.

I decided to share the questions, in hope that they could help someone else close out their year strong!

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