Loving My Work Less Than My Life

I’m in a weird season of entrepreneurship. Pregnancy will do that to you, I guess. In many ways, 2020 has been a year of record highs and big dreams realized. I opened my second studio, hit big goals in my first studio, made great hires that have allowed me to delegate and breathe, and grown the Pure Barre brand in Colorado Springs. It’s been a hard year, too. We’ve had a lot of new hires to make and a lot of transience, and I’ve battled the uncertainty and questions that always come alongside a new venture. But, in the big scheme of it all, there have been far more wins than losses. And yet, I’ve also never felt more disconnected from my businesses, and I know it all comes down to the currently 1 pound baby kicking me in my belly as I write this. It’s not that I love my work any less, I just think that God is preparing me to love something else more.

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How to Successfully Work with Your Friends...Even When Everyone Tells You Not To

I come from a family of entrepreneurs, and I was warned at a young age not to do business with my friends. All the logic behind it makes sense. Friends and money don’t mix. Friends and the stress of work don’t mix. Who wants to boss around (or be bossed around by) their friends, after all? It opens up the door to heartache, difficult conversations, and the risk of splintered relationships that will never recover. But I also firmly believe that it can be done.

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My Tell All Pure Barre Story

There are so many pieces of my Pure Barre story that no one knows, even though I feel like I’ve shared so many of them in this online space. Yes, my story is unusual, just as any good story is, but there have been so many moments that are undeniably God and irrevocably good, even when they seemed confusing as all get out while they were happening. Every year on March 7, I’m reminded of one of those moments. Well, three, to be exact. March 7 is the day that reminds me how seeds get planted and what they can turn into.

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Stop Trying to Be Her

Becoming someone else isn’t your end goal. When I was younger, I used to look up to women that I admired in business, performing, life (you name it), and I would begin to feel the pressure to become a certain way. I recently heard Julie Solomon say on a podcast, “Tell me what you’re envious of, and I’ll tell you what you should be doing.” Powerful, right? When we want something, we often don’t take the time to pinpoint what we actually want, so we start throwing darts at anything that sounds remotely close to our goal.

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Competing Against Yourself

The older I get, the more I realize that perfectionism feels like you're racing yourself, and there are no limits. There is no finish line, no max speed, no goal that's out of reach. The world is at your fingertips, so you keep pushing forward, all the while aware of the fact that you're on a hamster wheel that never stops turning.

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Staying Emotionally Healthy as an Entrepreneur

My passions for wellness and nutrition not only keep me grounded, they have helped me to realize that prioritizing my emotional and physical health in business is the best thing I can do to be a good leader for my people.

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