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Having trouble getting out of a negative headspace? Try this.

Having trouble getting out of a negative headspace? Try this.

Have you ever found yourself in a super negative headspace, where you are just spiraling into an evil mental rabbit hole of doom and can't seem to get out? Me too. It sucks. The good news is that brain-based coaching has allowed me to develop some super-simple tools for getting out of an awful emotional headspace like that in 15 minutes or less. 

Are you actually a loser or is your brain f***ing with you?

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Are you actually a loser or is your brain f***ing with you?

Let's say that you're the type of person who defines yourself largely by your professional success and achievements. Now let's say you're not making the professional progress you want to be. Try not to fall into the trap of thinking that "less professional progress than planned" is the sam thing is "no progress as a human whatsoever." THEY ARE NOT THE SAME THING. Read more to learn how to question the information your brain is delivering you, and fight negativity with practical neuroscience.

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What's Missing on Your Path to Success: Part 2

What's Missing on Your Path to Success: Part 2

In the second installment in this series, we're going to explore the idea that "You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with," and how that relates to your ability to achieve success. (Includes some nifty neuroscience, and some practical steps to get back on track!)

What You're Missing on the Path to Success: Part 1

What You're Missing on the Path to Success: Part 1

What does it take to be successful? Do you have a clear idea of what "success" means to you?  Learn more about what neuroscience has to say about your thinking habits, and why they matter when it comes to your personal and professional success! 

Your Month-by-Month Guide to Being Awesome in 2018

Your Month-by-Month Guide to Being Awesome in 2018

Starting to feel a little sluggish on your New Year's Resolutions? There's a good reason for that. But don't worry: Colleen and Jessica are coming at you with some solutions and a game plan to make real, lasting, FUN change happen!

Ditch the (Elevator) Pitch: How to Make a Lasting Impact

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Ditch the (Elevator) Pitch: How to Make a Lasting Impact

If there’s one thing remote professionals do a lot of, it’s network. Especially if you are a remote traveler, you are constantly meeting new people and sharing what you do. So the question is: how do you help people quickly understand your business or product in a way that encourages them to engage?  Many people believe the first step is developing an elevator pitch. I don't, and here's why...

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What to do when "I never have time" actually means "my brain literally cannot"

What to do when "I never have time" actually means "my brain literally cannot"

Last night, I signed on to Skype for my monthly mastermind meeting with other female solopreneurs. This month, it turns out we all had something similar on our minds: we are too damn busy. Some say it is the entrepreneur's natural state. I refuse to accept this. Beyond the fact that this idea is fundamentally out of alignment with one of my core values, quality of life, I sincerely believe that what's actually occurring is not a crisis of productivity, but a crisis of available mental space. 

This is the second article in a new series from Rowan Coaching called, "Managing Your Own Business and Depression." Check out the first article, "Unraveling the Stigma of Depression to Get Sh*t Done," and tune in soon for more posts in the series!

4 Steps to a Balanced Schedule (and a Better Life)

4 Steps to a Balanced Schedule (and a Better Life)

Are you ready to stop being a slave to your calendar, and let it serve you instead? If so, simply follow these steps to wrestle your schedule back into shape.  It's like sending your schedule on a retreat. When it gets back, it will be refreshed, energized, and full of great ideas about how to live that balanced, "best self" life. 

100s of Ideas for Social Content in 3 Easy Steps

100s of Ideas for Social Content in 3 Easy Steps

If you're like most of my friends, one of your 2017 goals was to take your social media game to the next level. But what the heck are you supposed to post? YOU'RE JUST ONE PERSON, DANG IT. A lot of people get stumped when it comes to good ideas for relevant social content, but don't worry. We got this. Here are three simple steps that will help you come up with hundreds of new post ideas in just a few minutes!

Don't Fight Your Personality: How to Leverage Your Quirks to Get Something Done

Don't Fight Your Personality: How to Leverage Your Quirks to Get Something Done

My best friend JB can be a real tw*t in the morning. I used to take it personally, before I realized the pattern: she has low blood sugar in the morning, and her mood is negatively affected. Knowing that, I don't pay much attention to her before she eats. It works out better for everyone. I've started to think about my brain a lot like I think of JB: basically awesome, but prone to f*ck with me under certain conditions...