Don’t gamble on trial-and-error

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Hosting an online summit is an overwhelming process. There are so many moving pieces!

Without going through the process yourself you can’t possibly know what those moving pieces are or how they interact—unless you have someone experienced show you what’s “behind the curtain.”

That’s why I was so glad to have Krista Miller of Summit in a Box to guide me through every step of the process when I ran my first virtual summit last year. …


Haley Burkhead swears by it—but is it right for you?

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Recurring Profit (RP) is different from “recurring profit.” The first is a program created by Haley Burkhead and the team at HBHQ. The second is a generic term for a powerful revenue generator.

This case study is the story of how adding recurring profit to our business model…


…but which one?

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I know I’ve been paralyzed by that question in the past.

I have so many interests — things I love to do, things people tell me I’m good at, and things that I can’t let go of, even if I try. How’s a girl to decide where her true passion lies?

I set aside a month to rest and reflect. A whole 31 days without actively pursuing any passion, but rather considering the things that I love, the things that drive me, and the things that have shaped who I am. I journaled, talked with close friends, and restrained myself from choosing any one thing and running with it. The last…


Parenting + entrepreneurship is harder.

I scroll and see the lifestyles of successful small business owners and cannot put myself where they are.

They chillax. I have children.

Productivity tips that they swear by are…


So I’m writing this instead

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This is more or less a stream-of-consciousness piece; lightly edited to make sense, but otherwise pretty raw.

I’m supposed to be writing an emotionally draining piece that has been weighing on me for months. Nearly a year, actually. I wrote part one late in 2019 and it’s a fairly popular piece. I’ve known since then that I would need to tell the whole story, especially since there are plot twists you wouldn’t see coming just reading that first chapter. It didn’t end the way I had hoped, but the story needs told. Maybe that’s why the story needs told.

It’s…


7 simple steps that aren’t fast or easy

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Last year I did something that completely changed the trajectory of my business.

I stopped listening to everybody.

There are plenty of “gurus” out there talking about this social media hack or that launch strategy. I was addicted to lead magnets and free downloads. True, I learned a lot from the free advice available everywhere…

But it also held me back.

Trying to patch together advice from different experts was exhausting and time-consuming, but I did it for over a decade. …


Hint: a “normal” education isn’t the only way to get a GOOD education

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In 2016 I quit the most “normal” job I’d ever had. The previous year-and-a-half I had split my time between the desk and the lecture platform. It was stressful and ultimately just not a great fit.

I’d always struggled to fit in.

That spring I found myself adrift. I knew I didn’t want another day job, but the entrepreneurial project I had started as a high-schooler had never grown enough to actually sustain me. I couldn’t just go back to that.

Thankfully I hadn’t been brought up to believe that I had to be “normal” in order to be successful


Hint: You don’t have to be a good writer to be a good journaler

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You’ve seen the advice: Keep a journal! It’ll help you make more money, get a better job, improve your relationships—it will change your life!

Why not try it?

You will never know what journaling might do for you unless you give it a go. So go!

Here’s how to start a journal:

  1. Start recording your thoughts.

That’s it.

Ultimately journaling is simply recording your thoughts. You can write them down with a pen in a paper notebook. You can record them as audio files. You can type them into your phone or computer. …

Jordan Aspen

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