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This weekend was so busy I didn’t have time to finish my Sunday post, so here it is a day late to help you procrastinate at work :)

This week was for building routines for the student showcase, taking two more steps toward my next scary/exciting/scary goal (another big step is coming up this week and then I should be able to share!), pizza and tarot card reading re-dos with my girlfriends, family dinners, almost finishing a client site, and getting super close to launching a really cool new email series!

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Reader Questions: How to rock an aerial silks performance

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Courtney said, Hi Sarah! I love love love your site! I have been doing aerial silks for about a month and a half. We are having a student showcase and I have decided to take the plunge and perform a routine in the silks instead of the knot. I learned my routine a few days ago and I still have yet to get through it. I have like 2 weeks to perfect this. I am super nervous but I know this is something I want to do. Any advice on how to push through the fear and frustration and rock this thing? Thanks for your question READ MORE >>>

6 ways to treat your a blog like a business

6 ways to treat your blog like a business

If you've got big blogging dreams, write as an addition to your business, are working with sponsors, or are simply running ads to make a little extra cash, it might be time to look at your blog as a business, not just a part-time pass time. Here are six ways to get more serious about blogging, so your readers will get more serious about you! Create a brand The very first, number on this I recommend is to ditch the BlogSpot and Wordpress.com domains and get one of your own. And once you've got that shiny new domain, READ MORE >>>

A pep talk: How to not worry about all the other people doing the exact same thing you want to do

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I've been checking out lots of websites lately to analyze how and why successful businesses and blogs do what they do. They all seem to have enticing headlines, overflowing email lists, constant connections to Twitter and Instagram, offers and packages out the wazoo. After checking through websites after website, I started to panic a little - all these people are doing what I want to do and they're doing it really really well. Is there space for me? But I've been asked this question before and I know the READ MORE >>>

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This week was damn good. I got to see the amazing Kathleen Hanna live. If you haven't watched The Punk Singer I highly recommend it. She's still as kind, vibrant, and feminist as ever. Yes, she did stop the show mid-way through to have a trouble maker in the crowed kicked out and rocked a sparkly leotard and jazz shoes the whole time. I've been using the Brain Wave app for meditation this week - it uses sequences of binaural tones with ambient nature sounds to stimulate specific brainwave patterns like sleep, focus, READ MORE >>>

Megan made The Escape

How Megan escaped the 9 to 5 grind to become a self-emplyed health coach

Today Megan Lyons is here to share how she left her job as a management consultant to start her own business as a health coach! Tell us about yourself and what you do Hi!  I’m Megan, and I’m a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Health Coach.  I can finally say that I get to do what I absolutely love every day … helping others become their happiest, healthiest selves.  I empower people to reach their health goals through one-on-one health, wellness, and running coaching, as well as group programs like workshops, READ MORE >>>

5 fantastic ways to show off client testimonials

5 fantastic ways to show off client testimonials

Rave reviews, client stories, praise - whatever you call them, testimonials are one of the BEST ways to sell your brand, business, your products or yourself to new customers and clients. You can have the best sales-copy in the world, but if it isn't backed by real users saying how much they love you/your product and what it's done for them, you're going to miss out on a lot of sales! I share my testimonials on every page that I'm selling  something and in a sidebar widget using Testimonials by Aihrus. Here's how a READ MORE >>>

10 Mistakes new bloggers always make (and how to fix them)

10 Mistakes new bloggers always make (and how to fix them!)

It's tough love, I know, but somebody needs to crack the whip around here. Quit making these newbie mistakes and I guarantee that you'll not only see a jump in traffic, but enjoy blogging a whole lot more. 1. Using all the fonts/colors/graphics or not altering the template at all You want to make your blog look like your own and show off your personality, but don't punch your readers in the face with it. 2. Comments that are mostly an ad for your blog or asking for a follow in return Straight up - it's rude and it READ MORE >>>

Blog Love

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This week was lovely. Spent time with a bunch of girlfriends, watched The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, treated myself to flowers and one of my favorite desserts, had a late-night Mexican food date and a late-night comedy club date, got nerdy with my Badass Babes, and was able to make something really really cool happen for one of my best friends. My April is off to a good start - hope yours is too! 8 scientifically proven ways to maximize your mid-day break >>> Stop trying to READ MORE >>>

Fix-It Friday

Fix-it Friday - Free web and blog design advice from XOSarah.com

Ready to get some work done on your blog design? You've come to the right place! Today I'm handing out blog design tips for free and all you need to is leave a comment with your link. Here’s how it works… Between 8AM and 5PM EST post your blog/website link in the comments and I’ll reply with one tip for improvement. I’ll do my best to give each person a different suggestion so you can come back and use all of my tips to make your blog look shiny and new. I’m also happy to answer short questions like “Is the font I READ MORE >>>