Career & Conscious Business Department

Waiting for the Expert Fairy


I have a confession to make. I used to really, REALLY crave approval. I wanted so badly to be recognized for being awesome at what I did, and for the contributions I made―and it hurt to the core of my soul when that didn’t happen. For me, this longing never morphed into debilitating people-pleasing behavior (unless you count going WAY over the top for my clients, which I did and still do). Nor did I ever voice my need to be recognized, or talk myself up. Instead, my longing to be valued quietly turned to resentment, bitterness, and envy. My pity party went like this: I was good at what I did, dammit. I was as good as, or better than, many of those so-called experts who were raking in all the money, stage time, and clients. So, why weren’t … [Read Article and Leave a Comment...]

Holistic Business Success Secrets: 5 Ways to Shine Your Light in your Life and Business

Holistic Business

"It is time to shine your life for a world that is truly waiting for you."~Shelley Riutta I remember when I was first contemplated starting my Holistic Business I had SO many fears.  The fear stopped me for the longest time and I delayed starting my Holistic Business.  It wasn't until my back was against the wall that I had the courage to even take steps to start it.  I was working at an agency … [Read Article and Leave a Comment...]

Six Ways to Generate Compelling Client-Centric Blog Posts

Blog Post

As a heart-centered, service-minded entrepreneur, you want to authentically connect with your ideal clients. In many circles, this is known as “marketing.” Before you shudder and turn away, know you can market in a way that feels great to both your potential customer and you. One tool to create connection and value is publishing a blog. I could spout off many statistics about why you ought to … [Read Article and Leave a Comment...]

5 Myths about Systems that Are Stopping You from Changing the World

I believe you’re here to change the world. Being an entrepreneur, especially a spiritual entrepreneur, is a sacred mission. The world needs you. As an entrepreneur, you have a lot on your plate. Hundreds or thousands of things to track, do, create, deliver, market, execute, develop, plan and be. Just reading that list is exhausting. How often do you find yourself overwhelmed, stressed out and … [Read Article and Leave a Comment...]

Embrace Your Truth & Power as a RēL Woman

Are You a RēL Woman? How to Be Even MORE of Your Beautiful Self in Business and Life     It was early in my professional career that I met Mary.  She was the VP of Human Resources responsible for a large hospital system in the metropolis of Salt Lake City, UT and I was new to HR management and totally new to the healthcare industry.  I had much to learn and once a month I had the honor of … [Read Article and Leave a Comment...]

3 Qualities of Successful Feminine Leaders

Successful, Feminine

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. - John Quincy Adams I love this leadership quote by John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States. How are you being a leader? The most successful and popular leaders open the way, set the tone and then allow others to blossom with them.   Below I share 3 qualities of successful … [Read Article and Leave a Comment...]

Fierce Focus: How Zentangle Helps My Business Grow


When I was on vacation in Nova Scotia, I worked some while I was there; just enough to keep things moving and not feel buried when I return to Santa Barbara. One of the best things about being at our cottages in Petite Riviere is that I have a lot of down time. There is no television, there are no stores or shops or restaurants. Our cottage is right on the beach, it’s gorgeous. I always make lots … [Read Article and Leave a Comment...]

Is it Time to Refresh Your Vision for Your Life and Business?

Business, life

If you are like me, perhaps you are ready to begin creating a new life vision for yourself. Perhaps you are madly trying to reach this year’s goals or you have completely lost sight of your dreams and are feeling like it’s time to refresh and renew. I do have big dreams for my work and my life. To me the two are inseparable. And there is nothing stopping me but ME. Thoughts like I’m not ready; I … [Read Article and Leave a Comment...]

3 Ways to Generate Content a Blog Post Plan B


It’s one hour before your blog is supposed to be published and your kid just spiked a fever. You’re in a panic. Instead of poking around WordPress, you find yourself sitting in the doctor’s waiting room, worrying about your sick child. Underneath your parental worries, you feel anxious about missing a post. (Why? Because you know that consistency is a key to blogging success.) Does it always have … [Read Article and Leave a Comment...]

5 Must-Haves in Your Blog Editorial Calendar

Editorial, Blog

Some people are naturally planners; others aren’t. Those who consistently write and publish compelling blog posts tend to be planners. They use something called an “editorial calendar” to plan what they want to say and when. Before you undertake this step, you’ll want to answer three important questions about your blogging goals. One: Monthly themes Twelve months stretch in front of you and the … [Read Article and Leave a Comment...]

3 Questions to Ask Yourself before Starting a Blog


We’ve all heard that blogging would be helpful for growing our audience and increasing the number of eyeballs looking at our website. It makes sense that we’d want a piece of this action so we decide to jump into the blogosphere. Why? you may ask. The statistics undeniably support business blogging: Once you write 21-54 blog posts, blog traffic generation increases by up to 30% (Source: … [Read Article and Leave a Comment...]