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3 Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW to Improve Your Website’s SEO

It doesn’t take long to realize that stepping into the world of SEO is the beginning of a very deep rabbit hole. To simplify matters, here are....
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Movement in Web Design: These 3 Effects Will “Fancify” Your Website

Want to give your website a little modern sparkle and pizzazz? These three ways to add movement to your site design will give your website that extra....
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Lost & Found: A Story of Socks, Surrender, and Sweet Success

Sometimes we have to give up the search to find that which we so desperately seek. A Missing Sock in an Orderly World Items don’t get lost very....
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3 Ways to Protect Yourself from the Dreaded “Scope Creep”

“Scope Creep” refers to when the overall amount of work required for a project begins to “creep” beyond what was originally....
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16 Self-Care Mantras That Might Just Transform Your Day

Mantras are a great way to shift whatever that voice in your head is telling you into something a bit kinder. If you’re in need of some....
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The 5 Secrets to a Successful “First Call” With a Prospective Client

It’s your first call with a prospective client and more than anything you want it to go well. These five tips and mindset shifts will ensure....
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“Saving it” for something special? It just might never come.

Do you have items you’re “saving” for something special? Here’s the argument behind why the time to enjoy your most cherished....
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Does YOUR website have these 6 things?

In the midst of an Ellanyze website audit and makeover, we made these six huge improvements to the Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation website. Could....
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5 Ways to Improve Your Money Mindset (and Raise Your Prices)

One of the best (and worst) parts of being in business for yourself is that you set your own prices. On the one hand, the sky is the limit! On the....
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Three Great Websites For When You Need Cheering Up

All of us have times when we could use a little help turning that frown upside down. If you’re having one of those days – you’re in....
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Spend LESS Time Emailing With These 8 Tips

If you’re like most people, it’s nothing but email email email all day long, a constant stream of mental clutter coming at you from dawn....

An Experiment in Affirmations

Are affirmations a load of bologna or do they actually work? I decided to make myself the guinea pig and put them to the test. Here’s what....
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Get Your Website “Ultra-Hip” With Video Backgrounds: 3 Tips

Background video is a great way to add movement, visual interest, and modern flair to your website. Here are three tips to make sure you reap the....
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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Taking on a Client

How can we make sure we end up working with clients who are truly a good fit for us and our services – and politely pass on the ones who....

Forgive Yourself – Instantly

Sometimes the most important person we need forgiveness from is ourself. Any of my readers could tell you that I send out an issue of my Short &....
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12 Stories of Failure Before Success That Will Inspire You

Just imagine what these 12 highly-known individuals would have missed out on if they’d given up after they failed. Instead, they persevered and....
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Choosing Photos? Avoid These 4 Pitfalls

Within the entire process of putting your website together, choosing your photos has got to be one of the most fun parts. But before you get lost in....
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6 Ways to Create Boundaries in Your Business That Take Care of YOU

We’ve all been guilty from time to time of trying to please our clients – at the expense of our own mental health. These six practices for....
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The 5 Steps to Commit to Something You Want to Be Doing (and Aren’t)

Almost all of us have something in life that we very much desire to do but just aren’t. Below are five ways to commit to making that vision a....
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5 Signs Your Website Might Be Overwhelming Your Visitors

Hands on their head in distress is NOT exactly what you’re hoping people will do while visiting your website, right? Below are five signs your....
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Breathe a Sigh of Relief With These 3 Decluttering Apps I Love

Ideas and creativity can flow so much easier when we’re in a clean and uncluttered space. If you’re looking to minimize the amount of....
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The Secret to Productivity? Be a Hermit (For a Little While)

When it comes down to it, the true key to productivity is to be a hermit (for a little while anyway). It’s the beautiful simplicity of cutting....
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The 5 Smartest Investments to Make in Your Business

In a world where there is someone who’ll do just about ANYTHING for you, it’s easy for our expenses to quickly get out of control. But....
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Web Design Trends Coming in 2022

What web design trends are coming up in the new year ahead? Read on to find out… Ok, I confess – this is one of my FAVORITE blog posts to....
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What were your favorite parts of 2021?

It doesn’t have to take more than five minutes. Before we rush into 2022, let’s stop and take a moment to remember our favorite parts of....
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A Holiday Gift From Me to You

I hope you’ll enjoy this spiced nuts recipe that my family has been making for years. It’s become one of my most favorite parts of the....
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Website Feeling Stagnant? 5 Ways to Spice Things Up

If you’re guilty of having let your website “just sit there” for months (or even years!) you are definitely not alone. Enjoy these....
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Meet the “App Sweep”: An Awesome Way to Save & Simplify

Do you know exactly what apps you’re paying for and what they amount to each year? An “app sweep” is a great way to get clear on....
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Things to Do On Thanksgiving Day: 10 Fun & Creative Traditions

These 10 creative ideas for things to do on Thanksgiving Day are sure to give your family something NEW to do this year. Which one will you try? What....
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On My 38th Birthday, 38 Things I Love About Life (in no particular order)

A fantastic night’s sleep Occasionally painting my nails some bright and crazy color My fabulous, creative, kind, FUN, and loving group of....

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