Radical Self Acceptance: A Chat with Emily Nolan
Emily Nolan is a mother, a wellness guru, a model, a business woman, a yogi, and more. We sat down to talk about choosing #radicalselfacceptance through life’s most chaotic transitions (including opening a business, becoming a parent, launching new projects, the list goes on…).
We had some technical difficulties on Instagram live, but I’ve tried to edit those out as much as possible (ignore my terrible video editing skills!).
How I Goal-Set to Get Sh*t Done
What does freedom mean to you?
To me it’s not at all about NOT working, it’s about having the space to do work where and when I want it. I know this isn’t ideal for all work situations, and certainly can make team collaborations a little trickier, but for a long time I’ve been highly suspect about the efficiencies of the traditional 9-5 environment.
Security: An Essay on Entrepreneurship
I started my career in the SaaS world and was quickly introduced to the agile methodology of development. I started bringing the same methods into my marketing/sales/customer success teams and loved it. If you're completely new to the idea of agile, this article is a great place to start.
Essentially I start with this:
What are the big things I want to accomplish?
Cultivating Your Tribe: FRIENDS + FAMILY
It’s July 2012, a sweltering summer evening in Tel Aviv. The kind where you just pray that if you keep calm, and walk just slightly with the occasional sea breeze, you won’t sweat completely through your clothes before arriving at your destination. I’m in my last month of a tough year. A year where I’ve balanced accelerated MBA course-loads from professors around the globe and the birth of my first business-- an adventure and eco-tourism company.
Creating Diversity in Business with Intention, a Q + A with Flor Gomez
Entrepreneurship can be a lonely road-- especially at first. It could take years to make your first hire, and even then, depending on that hire, their role, and your relationship, that person might not be someone that you choose to confide in, or seek counsel from. That’s why you have to build your tribe.
I’ve found that no tribe is complete without friends and family, peers, a general network of like-minded individuals, and mentors/mentees. These buckets of people tend to overlap, cross-over, and sometimes the same people can fill multiple or even all roles. In this four-part series, we’ll explore how to fill each of these roles, how to balance your sphere of influence and how to make sure your tribe is suited to your needs.
Diversity. It's a hot topic these days. Personally, I spend a lot of time self-educating via articles and podcasts about diversity in business but I was still finding my own personal circle, pretty homogenous. I've been challenging myself to open the scope of my business and network, in the hopes of gaining insight and experience from those outside my own homogenous bubble. That's when I met Flor.
You may have heard that all it takes to live the life of your dreams is to imagine it and will it into existence. For those of you who are skeptical, here are a few selections that focus how and why mindset is so important in setting goals and inevitably achieving them and changing your life and business. Personally-- I'm a big believer. I know that when I choose to believe positively about my opportunities and abilities, the self-diminishing talk decreases.