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  • It’s #powersheets day over here! I’m curled up with a cozy blanket and some sleeping pups, listing out ideas for what March could hold. One of my priorities? Carving out more time for friends.
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That looks like 1️⃣ sending love mail, 2️⃣ catch-up calls that actually happen and aren’t just talked about, and 3️⃣ hosting visits and creating memories.
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Small business owner life is busy, busy, busy, so l’ll be saying no a bit more in order to say yes to real life connections and friendships.
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How do you love to connect with friends?
  • What does yoga, influencer marketing, and community building have in common? That Emily Steele is bringing new life to them in Des Moines.
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This Flourish Friday is all about Emily and how she founded @popupyogadsm, @brand.launch, and @femcity_desmoines. I like to say that Emily is a cheerleader of women in business and a connector—of community members, businesses, and female entrepreneurs.
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Head over to the blog (link in bio) to learn more about these local ventures and Emily's top advice for fellow small biz owners!
  • I sure do love this office buddy of mine, but I’m excited for a day of day camp for her and coffee shop working for me.
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What does your Friday look like?
  • Happy Flourish Friday! Over on the blog you can now read up on Nora Crosthwaite and how she started her residential real estate business, Homes with Nora.
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Nora is a connector. Ever since I had the joy of meeting her through @femcity_desmoines, I’ve witnessed how she connects people to the resources they need, the people they need to meet, or the homes they’ll love.
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Head over to the blog to catch @homesweetdesmoines and her advice for fellow women biz owners!
  • As I listened to Michelle Obama narrate her book, Becoming, this week via Audible, these words stopped me mid-chore.
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By living for others, we can go down a path that's not meant for us. That's not the right fit, that feels unnatural.
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Here's my reminder for you this Friday: Pause to think about what you're meant for and what next step feels right, then move forward with confidence. You've got this!
  • Today’s looking a whole lot like this, except I’m staying in comfy clothes, drinking a homemade latte, and working from the comfort of my home office.
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Anyone else staying inside on this snowy day? ❄️
  • As you run your business, what stresses you out? Over coffee or cocktails, I’ve heard many women share their frustration and struggles with showing up online. What platforms to be on, what to say, when to post. It can all feel overwhelming.
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If you can relate, I’d so appreciate it if you hopped over to the ❄️ link in my bio ❄️ to take a super short survey about your frustrations and wishes for communicating in your business. I’m offering two free Q&A calls to participants as a thank you, and one of them could be yours!
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Know that your answers will help me craft content that directly supports your questions, so you can write for your business more efficiently, with less confusion and more joy.
  • Here’s wishing you a fun Saturday night! I’m grabbing some pre-snow storm groceries and then settling in for some Netflix or a movie rental. I can never decide!
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What’s happening in your world this Saturday night?