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3 Hidden Stress Sources That Ruin Your Peace and Hold You Back from Success

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday April 25, 2017 comments Tags: Time management, Mindset, Inspiration

3 Hidden Stress Sources That Ruin Your Peace and Hold You Back from Success

Have you ever had a day when you just kept feeling stressed, even when you didn't need to? I know the feeling. I think we all do. A few weeks ago, I had a day like that. I had a flu that had left my torso aching and my chest suffocatingly tight, and on top of that, I'd had over a thousand dollars in unexpected bills suddenly drop on me, at a time when I was already financially strained. Just sitting up was a painful struggle, breathing did not come easy, and even lying down didn't help much, so I wasn't surprised when getting... Read More


How to Stop Your Business From Eating Your Free Time, And Still Get Things Done!

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday April 4, 2017 comments Tags: Time management, Mindset, Inspiration, Business planning, leadership

How to Stop Your Business From Eating Your Free Time, And Still Get Things Done!

Do you work longer hours in your business than you want to? I struggled with that problem for MONTHS, and it was starting to drive me crazy! But then I made a few small adjustments to the way I was approaching things, and the transformation was instant and amazing. Today, I'm going to tell you how I got stuck in that cycle of overwork, and I'll give you the exact methods I used to break free of that trap and reclaim my time, freedom and joy. How I got stuck of a cycle of working all day and resenting it: My personal trap of... Read More


A 1-Second Exercise to Break Free From Overwhelm, Helplessness and Stress

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday January 10, 2017 comments Tags: Time management, Mindset, Inspiration, Customer Service, Public relations

A 1-Second Exercise to Break Free From Overwhelm, Helplessness and Stress

Do you sometimes feel like you're drowning beneath a flood of demands on your time? Maybe your inbox is overflowing, and each new email feels like a new obligation that you have to meet, no matter how vast your existing to-do list is. Maybe you've been blessed with an influx of client projects, but you haven't been miraculously gifted with an extra five hours a day to accommodate them all. Or maybe you're the go-to person every time someone has a task they want completed, and you never really feel like you can say "no". The... Read More


How a 4-Novel Author and Business Owner Plans to Keep Her New Year's Resolutions

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday January 3, 2017 comments Tags: Time management, Mindset, Motivation, Inspiration, Business planning

How a 4-Novel Author and Business Owner Plans to Keep Her New Year's Resolutions

2016 was an interesting year. Over the last twelve months, I've lost months of work through a file corruption incident , I've published a humor novel for cat lovers , and I started my first-ever long-running webcomic . I all but lost one of my biggest clients, and gained several more. I started a business venture that maxed out both of my credit cards and made me wonder if I'd be able to pay the bills, then got enough client projects to pull me back from the brink. I started a Patreon channel so I could get closer to... Read More


How to Regain Your Confidence in Your Expertise

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday December 27, 2016 comments Tags: Mindset, Motivation, Inspiration

How to Regain Your Confidence in Your Expertise

Do you ever have times when you feel like you don't know as much as you need to in order to help people and be an expert in your field? Maybe you're just starting out, and are surrounded by peers who have been working in your field for decades. Or maybe you've been at it for a while, but someone always seems to know something about your chosen profession that you don't, and it's making you wonder how many other gaps there are in your knowledge. If you feel that way, you're far from alone. Many people struggle to feel confident in... Read More


2 Success Lessons I Got While Creating My Latest Novel

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday December 20, 2016 comments Tags: product creation, Time management, Mindset, Motivation, Inspiration, Business planning

2 Success Lessons I Got While Creating My Latest Novel

Today, I have a personal celebration to share along with the usual success tips: my latest novel, Catgirl Roommate , is finally complete! If you enjoy funny stories about cats (or humans with the ears, tail and mind of cats), and you want to laugh, roll your eyes, and say "I know, right? My cat does that too!", I highly recommend that you get yourself a copy ! Creating this novel was an interesting challenge, with some big bumps along the road. Today, I want to share two success tips I got while writing Catgirl... Read More


Guest Star Post: How to Instantly Get Your Energy, Creativity and Confidence Back

By: Stephanie O'Brien Friday October 21, 2016 comments Tags: product creation, Time management, Mindset, Motivation, Inspiration

Guest Star Post: How to Instantly Get Your Energy, Creativity and Confidence Back

There was a very recent time when I had a serious slump in my creative efforts. There were SO many projects I wanted to work on, ideas I wanted to bring to life... but I was working 11.5-hour days, and I didn't have the energy for any of the things I longed to create. To make matters worse, instead of restoring my energy, my free time actually left me feeling MORE tired than I was when I finished work! Then I found the source of the problem, and it made such a big difference that I wrote a guest article about it for MotivationEarth.... Read More


Guest Star Post: 8 Things Successful People Never Do

By: Stephanie O'Brien Friday October 14, 2016 comments Tags: team building, Time management, Mindset, Motivation, Inspiration

Guest Star Post: 8 Things Successful People Never Do

Building great success doesnt require rare luck, rich parents, or perfect opportunities but it DOES require a certain set of skills and mindsets. If youve been working hard for success, but not experiencing the results you desire, check out this list of 8 things successful people never do, and what they do instead in order to reach their big, ambitious goals. ... Read More


Guest Star Post: How to Stand in Your Value and Get Paid What You're Worth

By: Stephanie O'Brien Friday October 7, 2016 comments Tags: Marketing, Mindset, Inspiration, Client attraction, Enrollment, Public relations

Guest Star Post: How to Stand in Your Value and Get Paid What You're Worth

​ When youre having an enrollment conversation - especially if youre just starting out, and arent very confident in your value yet - it can be easy to undervalue yourself. Many coaches and entrepreneurs - including me! - have fallen into the trap of lowering their prices and working for less than theyre worth. This may feel like a sensible way to enroll clients who dont think they can afford you - but it can also cause you to feel resentful andtaken advantage of, and it makes it harder for you to really give it your all. Today,... Read More


4 Questions That Help You Turn Mistakes Into Opportunities

By: Stephanie O'Brien Tuesday September 13, 2016 comments Tags: Mindset, Motivation, Inspiration, Mistakes

4 Questions That Help You Turn Mistakes Into Opportunities

Have you ever had one of those days when you reorganized your file storage system, and it broke almost every single image on your website... including over 15 months' worth of blog posts? Yeah... me too. It was a pretty big facepalm moment for me, and a time-consuming inconvenience... but it also had the seed of an opportunity. My pilot error gave me a needed kick in the butt. I will confess: during busy periods, and even during some not-so-busy periods, I sometimes procrastinate on tasks that could benefit my business, but that don't... Read More



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