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Why we should retire the word “Busy”

Every so often, I’ll receive an email from a potential client or a current client that says “I know you are so busy, but…” And you know what?  It drives me absolutely BONKERS. Here’s the thing.  I LOVE getting emails, I just HATE when they start with “sorry I know you’re busy”.  This does three […]

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Scared of failure? Act anyway

Well over a decade ago, little Makenna was a junior in high school and was thrilled to high heaven to audition for the ‘fancy pants choir’ that was considered the elite of the elite in high school choir-dom.  It was a long, drawn out process to even audition.  There was the informational meeting that you […]

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How to Create Your Morning Routine/Ritual

All around the wilds of the interwebs people are touting the awesomeness of a morning routine–how it changed their productivity, made them happier, healthier, and higher functioning humans. The thing is?  They are 100% on point.  It is true.  Routines have a way of defining us.  And starting out your morning right?  100% super key. […]

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It’s not your Abundance Mentality, it’s your Crappy Copy (and 8 other reasons why your business is stuck)

Sometimes, the reason why you’re not making money has nothing to do with your abundance mentality.  Sure, making sure you’re in alignment with abundance, and willing (super duper willing) to accept abundant wealth and happiness matters.  It matters a whole ton.  But it might not be the only reason you’re not selling your services.

This is a common battle cry from coaches:  “You’re not making money because you’re not in alignment with an abundance mentality, it is your money blocks getting you down.” 

Ok. Fine.  This is totally true.  And totally happens.  This was the story of my life last year.  So keep that at heart. 

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You’re Not a ‘Solopreneur’. Stop Saying So

When I started this business a year ago, I called myself a ‘solopreneur’.  In fact, I called myself that until just a few hours ago (as of writing this blog post).  I found the word enticing, the idea that I was the sole business owner, and that I was ‘in it’ on my own.  No more pesky people to manage, no more bosses that micromanaged my time and impeded on my genius.  I was a free to roam ‘solopreneuer’–free to manage my time, travel, and have freedom.  Nothing could stop me now. 

I mean, using it seemed natural.  There are hundreds of people who use it.   Forbes uses it.  There are over 230,000 hits when you google ‘solopreneur’

So despite its popularity, why did I cut ‘solo’ out of all my branding?  My copy?  

Because I’m not a ‘solopreneur’ and you’re not either. 

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Applause, Impact, and What They Say ::

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    — Allison Braun, The Business Joyologist
  • “Makenna knows how to orchestrate an event. This was a mother effin symphony. Every detail, every moment, every speaker, (did I mention the massages during check-in?!), filled with intention. I felt so taken care of. This is a mandatory event for my business. I will attend as long as she’s keen on hosting them!”

    — Lindsay Padilla, Academics Mean Business