25 Ted Talks Every Female Entrepreneur Should Watch

Running a business is one of the hardest things you can do. It can run you into the ground if you let it. It can leave you feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and burned out. That's why it's important to be proactive and seek inspiration and motivation. You need to watch things that challenge your viewpoint and help you grow. A great TED talk never fails to lift my spirits and leave me feeling energized and motivated! For those times when you are in need of a little push and a little motivation, here are 25  TED talks...

Is it Urgent or Important?

How often do you ask yourself if this is important, or just urgent? Forget about just efficiency alone, are you even being effective with your use of time? 34th President, Eisenhower, was a master of productivity. And today we are going to lean on him a little. The Eisenhower matrix helps you to think about your priorities and determine which of your activities are important, and which are, frankly, distractions...

How to Create a Morning Routine as a busy Entrepreneur

Time is one of those things that we all universally feel is lacking in our lives. But here’s the deal, there is no way to get MORE time-instead you need to be smart about the time you do have and maximize it. That brings me to your morning. I’ve talked to many successful entrepreneurs and they all advise carving out time every morning that is just for you...

Making Work, Work From Home (as a creative business owner)

I wake up everyday at 10am and roll out of bed and onto the couch with my computer, coffee and pajamas. I yawn and do an upper body stretch as I check what email I’ve gotten. I set the computer down and switch on Netflix until I get ‘past the sleepies.’ And then by the afternoon I call it quits and head out for fun...

10 Books Every Creative Should Read

I'll admit it, I'm a developmental junkie. And I'm proud of that fact. I talk to a lot of women in my line of work. They come to me asking for advice with their business/life, and my first question is 'what are you doing to develop yourself?' Usually the answer is something along the lines of 'I don't have time for that,' 'My priorities are elsewhere.' Basically, NOTHING...

How to Deal with Social Media Burnout

In the 2+ years of running CYL, there’s one thing that comes up over and over.  Social media! And how soul-crushingly overwhelming it can be. I know, cue the dramatic music! It’s a real thing though. Whether it’s via email; the private Facebook group I run; someone reaching out via Instagram…