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The Core of Confidence

The Core of Confidence

Confidence is being rooted in who you are and whose you are. It’s being comfortable in your own skin. It doesn’t mean you know you’ll always succeed, but it does mean you’re willing to go for it and try anyway. 

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Pinch Me . . . Is This Really My Life?

You may recognize Kristen Ostrander’s name from episode 50 of my podcast, How to Grow a Side Hustle While Working Full Time. On that episode, we spoke to Kristen about her booming business Mommy Income. Almost two years later, her business is doing better than ever, even with her intentionally scaling back. I love Kristen’s […]

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How to Make Money for What Matters Most to You

I was six months old when my mom started her little bakery. She was 33 with $64 to her name. She went back to something she had always known and loved: making cakes. Many of you have heard me tell the story before about how she used her gifts and built a business and made […]

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Seeking God First in Your Business

I love Stephanie Meek’s story of trusting God’s leading in her business, Five Daughters Bakery, and how she has created work that her family can do together! Check out this video where she shares her story—or read the transcript below! *** We started Five Daughters Bakery solely on the idea of being together. My husband […]

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How to Deal With Mom Guilt

My husband and I welcomed our first baby boy, Carter, into the world on January 31, 2015. As you can imagine, we were filled with a flood of emotions: excitement, anxiety, gratitude, uncertainty, relief and even fear. But there’s one emotion I was not prepared to battle. I started feeling it the day my child […]

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From Overwhelmed to Purpose Filled

Overwhelmed—it’s a common word I hear from the women I speak to in the Business Boutique community. Erika Butler was no different. Juggling an exhausting full-time job she didn’t love and her duties as a wife and mother of two left her feeling burned out. At the lowest point in her life, Erika was encouraged […]

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Setting Short-Term Goals Based on the Season You’re In

“Life balance isn’t doing everything for an equal amount of time. It’s about doing the right things at the right time.” I say this on stage all the time when I teach on life balance. But the principle is true for time management, goal setting, or anything in life. It’s so easy to get fixated […]

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Finding Freedom and Purpose in Business

I started my first-ever side business boarding horses, not because I loved caring for horses, but because I needed an extra income to afford my actual dream—living on a farm. In other words, I started my business to make my dream a reality. But my story isn’t unique. So many of you start your business […]

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God Created You On Purpose For A Purpose

  I’ll never forget how I felt working at my first real job out of college. It was corporate and negative and depressing and boring. It was a lot like the movie Office Space, honestly. Now, I know your first job won’t be your dream job, but I felt like I died a little inside […]

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The Five Stages of Success

Y’all, I’m so excited to share some updates with you about the Business Boutique Academy! (This is important even if you’re not a member of the Academy, because you might start hearing new language in places like the Facebook group or at the Business Boutique Conference—I want to make sure you know what everyone is […]

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