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Author Archives: Rebecca

About Rebecca

I write Jordana Paige's blog and help her with marketing and social media. I also tempt her with baked goods at least once a week.
4 Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs Working Full Time

One of my favorite things to do is create vision boards – it’s like permission to daydream. And while that’s a great way to find out what your heart wants, a lot of us need something more solid, a plan to get to our dreams. After all, that house in the French Mediterranean probably won’t buy itself, right? When I decided to branch out as a freelancer, there were so many things to do before I even got down to
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Inspiration Spotlight: Ann Leggett of Plus

If you would’ve told Ann Leggett ten years ago that she’d be the co-creator of a natural skin-care line — one that was stocked up and down both coasts of the U.S., she would’ve laughed at you. “Never in a million years did I ever think I’d be in the natural skin-care business. Never. And sometimes, at the end of a crazy week, I’ll think, How did I do that? How did that work out?” But Ann is one of
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5 Qualities Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Hone

I’d always wanted to be a freelancer, but I had to wait years while I got my finances straight. I realized later I could have been doing a ton to get ready for my business while my cash settled. Because it takes more than just money to run a business. If you’re like the many folks who are still saving your money, there’s still plenty you can be doing now to make your business thrive. Here are five skills I’d
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Inspiration Spotlight: Joanna of Grace in Style

It’s a hot Chicago afternoon, and Joanna Hui sips a strawberry-lemon infused water, hoping the chill of the glass will cool her off. “I love a good BBQ with friends,” the blogger says, “mostly for the social aspect, but also because of the food.” And Joanna knows her food, among many other things. She’s the voice behind the blog Grace in Style, a fashion, food and travel blog. The thing about Joanna’s blog is that it’s not your typical fashion
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4 Ways to Reduce Obligations & Free Up Time

A while ago I felt overwhelmed as I looked at everything on my to-do list. I needed to plan for a writing group, the refrigerator was empty, my house was a disaster and I had a party to host that weekend. And that was just what I felt I had to do. There were plenty of other commitments I’d made that I somehow hoped to fit in the mix as well. I’m pretty sure my story isn’t an unfamiliar one
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5 Ways to Say No

Last week I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off, trying to get more done than was probably possible. A friend of mine asked if I would like to go for a hike, and my initial reaction was to say yes. I didn’t want to make her feel bad, after all. Plus I was always talking about how I loved to wander in the forest. Wouldn’t she think I was a big jerk if I said
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