Why I'm Afraid to Set Goals

Why I'm Afraid to Set Goals

Goal-setting is something talked about on a frequent basis in the world of entrepreneurs and small business ownership. We are supposed to set SMART goals. We are supposed to be held accountable by ourselves and someone else. We are always reaching for something, the next thing, building on what we have to become a better version of ourselves in the future.

To be honest, I’m not great at goal-setting.

This is probably a huge surprise to most people who know me, because I am always striving, always reaching, and always trying to achieve. But if I’m being honest, I’m afraid of setting goals, and especially afraid of speaking them out loud…

Introducing Restoration Threads: Clothing that Changes Lives in Foster Care

Introducing Restoration Threads: Clothing that Changes Lives in Foster Care

Today I’m thrilled to introduce Restoration Threads, a business started by Haley Coons that not only sells beautifully-designed products, but uses its voice and profits to benefit foster care organizations each month. Through their work I have learned about so much of the work going on right now in the foster care space, and I continue to be inspired by Haley and her business each month. Before you even read this interview, head over to her website today and see how you can support foster care simply by wearing a t-shirt or even engaging with her social media feed! And now, I’ll let Haley tell you all about how she began and what has driven her to use her business for GOOD.

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How My Business is Changing this Year

How My Business is Changing this Year

This summer, I made a few big changes in my business. I talked about the first one last week, when Nathan helped me make the hard decision to send Willow to daycare a few days each week. This has given me the gift not only of time to work, but also time to spend with my daughter without the pressure of getting things done. We’ve had more fun, enjoyed the warm weather, and spent more time together than ever before, and both of us are thriving as a result.

Because of all the extra time, I’ve been able to make two huge changes in my business…