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Feeling stuck and uninspired? This will fix it every time.

Feeling stuck and uninspired? This will fix it every time.

There are times when no matter what you do, you just feel stuck.  And not just stuck, but completely, utterly, eternally uninspired.  It feels like no matter what you do, nothing is working right. You may projects you are working on, but they are stalled out. Or it...

Why creative people NEED a routine

Why creative people NEED a routine

This sounds supremely counterintuitive, because creative people, by their very nature resist anything that maintains the status quo - and let’s be honest, a routine, by definition, is part of the status quo.  But the fact of the matter is, the most successful...

No one in my real life supports what I love to do.

No one in my real life supports what I love to do.

It’s really, really hard to keep doing your own thing when no one around you understands what you are doing, or why you are doing it, right? Maybe it’s your creative choices. Maybe it’s your refusal to have a “real” job.  Whatever it is, the people who you live with...

How do I make myself finish the projects I start?

How do I make myself finish the projects I start?

If you are a creative, multi-passionate person, you tend to have a million projects going at once, right?  An idea hits you, you jump right in, and you are so freaking excited that you can’t wait to wake up and work on it every day. Until the next really cool idea...

Community over competition

Community over competition

When I first started my business, I was a Virtual Assistant, and later, I designed websites.  In my early days, my first instinct when I met someone else who did the same sort of thing I did was to put my guard up.  I mean, they are actively competing for the same...

How do I make a website for my small business?

How do I make a website for my small business?

Well, you’ve got options.  One is hiring an expensive designer/developer to do it for you.  But, I’m betting you want a pro website without the pro price tag. But what’s the best route to take? That very conundrum is what sends so many people straight into the waiting...

Need a break? 5 Reasons You Need to Retreat

Need a break? 5 Reasons You Need to Retreat

I'm just back from a hectic weekend in Atlanta. We flew down to spend some time with our college freshman. It was wonderful. I didn't do a single thing for work, and I felt like we got some good time with him. It was a break from work. But it wasn't a break from the...

Freedom is more important than security

Freedom is more important than security

Functional.Faith - Body, Mind, + Soul Nutrition CoachingMy kids are all turning out to be entrepreneurs. It was a logical conclusion, seeing as how their dad and I both are now. Their dad was a teacher during their early lives, but they don't really remember those...

Be more like Roy Kent.

Be more like Roy Kent.

Roy Kent! Roy Kent! He’s here! He’s there! He’s every-f—ing-where! Roy Kent! Roy Kent!” If you haven't watched Ted Lasso yet, I strongly suggest you get on it. There are a million things to like about this show, and not the least of them is that Ted Lasso himself is...

The 5 Things You Must Have For A Great Brand and Website

The 5 Things You Must Have For A Great Brand and Website

So, I’ve been an entrepreneur for over FIFTEEN years now (holy crap, that's a long time). I was an OG Virtual Assistant before being a Virtual Assistant was even a thing. I was the right hand gal for one of the biggest women entrepreneurs. I’m not gonna name drop, but...

The Secret Weapon I Use to Always Get What I Want

The Secret Weapon I Use to Always Get What I Want

One of the best compliments I've ever gotten is that I'm "the kind of friend that you could call to bury a body, and she would show up with a shovel and not ask any questions." The other one is that "you always find a way to get what you want." That second one was...

Don’t Panic – Let God Handle the How

Don’t Panic – Let God Handle the How

20 years ago I got a job as an Administrative Assistant/Producer at a small local Christian TV station. As a follower of Jesus, I had some major conflicts with this. I don't subscribe to the "send us your money and God will bless you" brand of Christianity - but it...

Q&A: Is starting a business the right move for me?

Q&A: Is starting a business the right move for me?

Q: Hey Amanda! I've been thinking about starting a business for awhile, but I don't have a lot of support from my husband. I mean, financially, he is the main breadwinner, but when I start talking about the things I'd like to do, he just changes the subject of flat...

Imperfect Action + Unflappable Determination = Achieving Your Goals

Imperfect Action + Unflappable Determination = Achieving Your Goals

One of the things I struggle with more than anything else is patience. I have none. Zero. Zilch. When it comes to accomplishing something, whether it's related to my work, or just some life based goal, if things don't go as I hoped... I tend to freak out, try to bend...

Is Work/Life Balance Even Possible?

Is Work/Life Balance Even Possible?

I'll be completely honest. There was a time in my life that I thought the whole idea of work/life balance was complete BS. This was also the period of my life where I was working like 90 hours a week, and raising three toddlers. I'm a Sagittarius...I'll sleep when I'm...

5 People You Should Work With Right Now (Ok, Actually 6)

5 People You Should Work With Right Now (Ok, Actually 6)

I've been in the world of internet business for fourteen years. I've worked with and know some pretty big names in the general industry, but that doesn't mean this post is about people who are mega-successful, or generally you already probably have heard of. These are...

5 Ways To Start Your 2021 Right

5 Ways To Start Your 2021 Right

2020 isn't likely to rank very high on anyone's best-year-ever scale. I know for me, the time was spent...but it was not spent well. It was a year of frustration, overwhelm, loneliness, too much time with the people we love (yes, that's totally a thing), and a lot of...

What if your sign doesn’t feel like it should be your sign?

What if your sign doesn’t feel like it should be your sign?

It might seem like I’m beating a dead horse over here with my insistence that you need to know and understand your sun + rising signs to run your business really well. I promise, it’s really, really true. I’ve been running my business for fourteen years, and only...

Your Rising Sign and how it affects Your Life + Business

Your Rising Sign and how it affects Your Life + Business

There are people who outright refuse to believe that the stars, planets and other astrological aspects have anything to do with us and our lives - or that God uses them to communicate with us. And there are people who believe that it’s a thing, but are overwhelmed by...

A Peek Inside My Morning Ritual

A Peek Inside My Morning Ritual

It took me years to realize that a morning ritual was the key to me having a successful day. You might call it a routine - but don’t say it to me, because I hate that word with every fiber of my being. I don’t do routines.  Besides, rituals are way more magical than...

Either I Will Find a Way – Or I Will Make One

Either I Will Find a Way – Or I Will Make One

Either I will find a way, or I will make one. This is the quote that drives me. Whenever I feel like there is no way around the roadblock in front of me, I recall this quote and I know that there is nothing that will stop me. Around the year 218 B.C., Hannibal, the...

Remember when you used to be confident?

Remember when you used to be confident?

After I paid off my debt, I was on such a high. I thought if I could pay off that much debt in under 3 years, there wasn't anything I couldn't do. And not only that, I'd built a business from nothing but my own grit, I'd taught myself to design websites, and I had...

The Top 5 Online Biz Tools I Can’t Do Without

The Top 5 Online Biz Tools I Can’t Do Without

When it comes to running an online business, sometimes it's hard to know which online tools are the best to choose. Cheapest isn't always best, but you also don't have to pay an arm and a leg to run your business well. And if you are just starting out, you may not...

The 5 Coolest Things Starting My Biz Has Done For Me

The 5 Coolest Things Starting My Biz Has Done For Me

Where do I even start with this? Before I started my business, I was bored out of my mind. I mean, I was busy... I had three toddlers. But changing diapers, cleaning, cooking...it just wasn't enough, and wasn't ever going to be enough. If you've read my book (Mom vs...

Build your business to bring in $10k a month (or more).

Build your business to bring in $10k a month (or more).

Taking the entrepreneurial path isn't an easy thing to do. Sticking with it is even harder. And perhaps the hardest of all is taking risks when what you've been doing has been working - or working well enough. About two years ago, when I had been running my business...

The Beginners Guide to Starting Your Blog

The Beginners Guide to Starting Your Blog

This week my focus in my Facebook group is on setting goals. One goal that a lot of people mention is that they'd like to start their own business. No matter what your business is, starting a blog is a really important early step. And one you can implement pretty...

The Number One Question People Always Ask Me.

The Number One Question People Always Ask Me.

Okay, so technically, the actual number one question people always ask me (after 14 years of running my own business and working from home) is, "How do you make yourself get out of bed and work?" The answer to that is, "How do you make yourself get out of bed every...

The Secret Weapon that Keeps My Business Running

The Secret Weapon that Keeps My Business Running

Truth be told, I hate the idea of a "routine". Just say that word, and I'm out. It's probably childish, but it's like a hardwired aversion. Freedom to change course in the midst of whatever I've got going on is paramount for me. When I go on trips, I won't even plan a...

Why Did I Start My Work from Home Business? Necessity.

Why Did I Start My Work from Home Business? Necessity.

If you've been here before, of you've known me for awhile, you will know the story about my debt. If this is your first time, I'll give you a condensed recap. In 2006, I was a wife and a mom to three kids. The kids were 3, 2 and 6 months old, and I had inexplicably...

Plan Your Next Move

Plan Your Next Move

So the thing about making bold moves is that it’s really just a series of small steps, right? Except it feels like so much more than that. It's like you have this wicked amazing idea, but then you never move on it, because you are so overwhelmed by all the things that...

Hiring a Branding Expert vs Hiring a Web Designer

Hiring a Branding Expert vs Hiring a Web Designer

I used to call myself a web designer, and that's pretty accurate as to what I was and how I was showing up. The difference is subtle - but it's there.   It's the difference between someone who just does the job they are hired to do, and someone who leads you through...

Don’t tell me God doesn’t want moms to work.

Don’t tell me God doesn’t want moms to work.

I might be overreacting, but this kind of shizz is exactly why "Christians" turn other people off. From a blog entitled: What Social Media Doesn’t Tell You About Being a Work-At-Home Mom “You can have both,” they say. Work from home AND raise your babies. All you have...

The Tears & Tulle Movement

The Tears & Tulle Movement

Quit. Hiding. Your. Magic. I help moms create a life they can't wait to get out of bed for Every. Single. Day. Learn more here. ? Amanda Arthur Krill ? Location: Hicksville, Ohio ? Photo by: @amandakrill ? Black Tears Item: Quit Hiding Your Magic Tee (available...