#BudgetingDivas: Creating An Effective Budget

Are you broke?

While it’s not one of my favorite words, it’s one that many use to describe their financial outlook and, honestly, often it is tied to a “brokenness” in other areas of their lives as well.

Years ago I stopped using the term “broke” but that does not mean there have not been some seriously lean days in our budget.  It took some creative accounting on our part some days,

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Divas Helping Divas

Who do you go to for advice and encouragement?

Do you have a circle of friends that motivate, inspire and freely share their knowledge with you?

We’d like to cultivate that among the readers and supporters of Divas With A Purpose.

This November we will be introducing a new feature on Divas With A Purpose – Divas Helping Divas.

Every other Wednesday we will pose a question to three to five divas in different stages of their personal and professional development and get their take on real life issues we all face.

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#DWPBizBoost Challenge

 

I will be honest with you – I have a love-hate relationship with social media. As a business owner, I understand that it’s important to have a social media presence. In today’s society it is vital to the success of your business. I actually enjoy social media for the most part – I’ve seen it do so much good. Connecting others, sharing information, collaboration, documenting events, the list could go on and on.

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Daily Gratitude – It Makes A Difference

A few years ago I made a conscious decision at the beginning of a new year to focus on the positive. No matter life’s circumstances, I would choose to look at the glass as full and flowing over – even if to others it appeared to be completely bone dry. This was my new year’s “resolution” – my outlook on the year. January 1st I was ready and willing.

What happened?

January 2nd my youngest uncle passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack.

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#NicheParent14 Day 2 Recap

I spent last week at The Niche Parent Conference in Orlando, Florida as an Ambassador.

Yesterday I shared my recap of Day 1 of the conference – which included a roundtable discussion and a Sunset Safari courtesy of Animal Kingdom. If you haven’t had a chance to read it, head here for my insight.

Opening Keynote: Kim Garst

If you follow me on Twitter,

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How to Bring More Joy into Your Hobby or Craft

We all have that thing we love to do and gives us joy. Whether we focus on it as a hobby or we turn our craft into a regular source of income, circumstances may cause us to lose focus of the “fun” of what we love to do.

Over Thinking

Over thinking can really take some joy out of a new hobby just as over planning any important event can deplete you.

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#NicheParent14 Day 1 Recap

I spent last week at The Niche Parent Conference in Orlando, Florida as an Ambassador.

My good friend, Bridget, of The Reality Buffet and I got on the road at an ungodly hour to travel to Orlando on Thursday morning.

One of the highlights of today was Bridget’s reaction to experiencing Disney World for the first time. I swear we could have been a Disney commercial. We all have our Disney experiences and I cannot wait for her to share why this trip was such a memorable one for her personally and professionally.

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