Top 3 Things to Evaluate Business Ideas

Hi, my name is Shawnee and I have Entrepreneur ADD, EADD for short. A lot of entrepreneurs I know have this same condition. They get like this every time they hear of a new business opportunity: If I'm going to invest my time, energy and money into a business idea I'm going to make sure it's going to at least get me closer to my dream lifestyle. In case you're curious, my boyfriend and I's dream lifestyle is a little unconventional. Our ...

Read More


Law of Attraction Exercises

law of attraction quotes

This is one of the best stories to argue thoughts are things I've ever heard! This is a story about exercising. Nothing crazy like wanting to win a gold medal or something. You can exercise this muscle no matter your age. No matter your size, stature, or weight. This is something we can all exercise. Right here. Right now... "There's no way you can make that happen." "Watch me," she said as she headed for the airport for 3 days in New ...

Read More


Open Letter to Black Lives Matter Leaders

Posted on July 8, 2016
blm black lives matter police shootings

I don't know what it's like to be black or to lead a protest movement, but I see now that this IS a problem that needs to be addressed by our whole society. Here are some observations and suggestions to hopefully prevent future murders of all people from those in authority. OBSERVATION: Demand Specific Action Items The Black Lives Matter movement as a whole doesn't seem to have a clear agenda. This is why the Occupy Wall Street movement ...

Read More


Cheaper Than Credit Monitoring

credit monitoring identity theft

According to The Bureau of Justice Statistics, identity theft is defined as: unauthorized use or attempted use of an existing account unauthorized use or attempted use of personal information to open a new account misuse of personal information for a fraudulent purpose The National Criminal Justice System reported that about 7% of Americans over age 16 were victims of identity theft in 2014. Although I'm not very paranoid about ...

Read More


3 Reasons To Let Something Bad Happen In Your Business

let bad things happen in business

This blog by Tim Ferriss about the art of letting bad things happen couldn't have come at a more perfect time for me. My airbnb had only been running for a couple of months. I was out of town and my sister was going to be cleaning it for me. There was a guest checking out that morning and new guests checking in that afternoon, so she had a small window of time to clean. When my plane landed there were multiple voicemails from the arriving ...

Read More


Breaking Big Goals Into Smaller Goals

Posted on February 13, 2015
breaking down goals

We've all heard the advice - break big goals into bite size pieces that you can manage. It sounds like great advice, but I've never really consciously done it before. ...until I was staring down a HUGE mountain that I was expected to ski down. I had only been skiing a handful of times in my life and the last time was over 6 years ago. Coming from a flat midwestern state, most of those times were at places that I could easily walk up instead ...

Read More


7 Favorite Fiction Books to Read This Year

Posted on January 5, 2015
Tim Ferris says reading fiction before bed is better than ambien.

I used to only read non-fiction books. I also used to have to take melatonin almost every night in order to fall asleep. Then I heard Tim Ferriss (my hero) say that reading fiction before bed is better than taking Ambien. Ferriss reasons that reading fiction helps switches your brain from learning to relaxation mode by distracting it from your own thoughts. After doing this for about a year now, I must say it usually helps me fall asleep much ...

Read More


Story of how I met Mark Cuban, got business advice & 2 tickets to the NBA Finals

Posted on October 5, 2014
hanging out with mark cuban

Five years ago I got a phone call that got me pretty excited! My friend said he heard about Mark Cuban's stimulus plan for the economy on the Adam Carolla podcast. He said Cuban was investing in small businesses and that I should apply for him to invest in my business. The reason this news got me so excited is because if he had told me any other billionaire, I would have just been another drop in the internet bucket of applications. But since ...

Read More


Songs to Overcome Fear and Motivate Yourself

nothing can take the place of persistence quote

While putting on the final touches of a project that I've been working on for 8 years now, I realize that I might be sabotaging myself. During all the ups and downs in the last 8 years I never once questioned if this project was worth all the pain, heartache - not to mention time and money. But now, as D-Day approaches I find myself literally feeling sick to my stomach with nervousness. Here are the most motivational songs that have helped me ...

Read More


I Finally Found A Meditation Technique That Works For Me!

Posted on September 17, 2014
meditating | meditation | quote | praying

Last year I wrote about the benefits of meditating and my struggles with not being able to. I got some great advice from lots of people and really appreciate all of your efforts to help. But I finally found something that has been working great for me on a consistent basis. After reading this article, How to "Get High" Without Drugs, I started listening to binaural beats. There are a lot of unverified claims about binaural beats helping ...

Read More