Working on something you’re bad at

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I like to think I’m pretty graceful in the air, but on the ground I’m awkward as hell. My students have been working on handstands lately and now I’ve gotten the itch to try, but it’s difficult working on something you’re terrible at. Looks like I’m really good though, right?? I can flip up against […]

10 ways to make your day better

10 ways to make your day better from XOSarah.com

No matter how terribly your day starts (your alarm didn’t go off, your car won’t start, you got called into the boss’s office, spilled lunch on your favorite shirt, someone is being a total jerk), you can always turn things around. Here are 10 ways to start over and make your day a little bit […]

30 things I’ve learned in 30 years

30 things I've learned in 30 years from XOSarah.com

Turning 30 is weird. I can’t believe I’m 30 and I totally can. Half of me feels like I’ve been past my 20s for a few years now and half of me wonders if I’m really old enough to be in the 30-something club. I’m excited though. I’m one of those weirdos looking forward to […]

Find someone who believes in you

Business tip: Find someone who believes in you from XOSarah.com

When I was first preparing to leave my 9 to 5 job I was dating someone who was not entirely supportive of what I was doing. He would always tell me to go for it and then follow it up with a round of questions on taxes and health insurance and accounting, which I (as […]

Unexpected turns in the road

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When I started training as an aerialist I never thought I’d be good enough to perform. And when I started performing it never occurred to me to teach. And after I got into teaching I never thought I’d be playing “Superman banana” with a room full of kids. Kids have no fear, they will try […]

What to do about fleeting passion

What to do about feeting passion from XOSarah.com

Margo said, Hey there! I love your blog – it’s always a source of inspiration to me. I know that I want to work for myself and own my own business. I started out with a jewelry shop on Etsy and was able to quit my full time job when I was 22. I started […]

Should I turn my passion into a job?

Should I turn my passion into a job?

Phylicia said, Hey There :) So I came across your page and lately I have been thinking that my life has more meaning then what I am doing. In this present time I am 22-years-old have this reoccurring thought where I want to be more and achieve more, but I have this feeling where I […]

Things I know I should do, but don’t

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Today I thought we’d discuss those things you know you should be doing but just can’t seem to get into the habit. You know – those things every one says you totally HAVE to do if you want to build a business, learn a skill, accomplish a goal, etc. You’ve read about how important they […]

How to avoid jealousy and the comparison trap

SillyGrrl.com // How to avoid jealousy and the comparison trap

You know that feeling you get when someone posts or talks about the new cool project they’re launching? That sinking, panicky feeling of, “Oh man, they’re doing something cool and I’m not doing anything!” That worry of not being as far along as you wanted to be? Afraid that everyone else is ahead of you […]

How to kick-start your day

How to kick-start your day from XOSarah.com

Yesterday I did not want to get up. My bed was warm, my house was cold, my dog was snuggly, and it was raining and gross outside. I actually thought to myself, “Why can’t we just take a pass on a whole day?” Not just stay in and do nothing, but actually fast forward and […]

Stopping the "I'm Sorries" and the "I Can'ts"

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My students, kicking so much ass Our first aerial session is coming to an end and with summer classes starting in a few weeks we’re looking to implement a few new policies…No saying I can’t before even attempting a trick and no saying Sorry for not having the strength, flexibility or guts to be able […]

How to get off the blogging bandwagon

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Dear internet – it’s time to get off the band wagon. I know I’ve written about this before and I will probably write about it again, but it’s something that drives me absolutely crazy. I keep seeing the same exact outfits, DIY projects, recipes, even the style of writing repeated through blog after blog. I’m […]

How to just keep going

SillyGrrl.com // How to just keep going

It’s always been my motto and something I tell myself at least once a week. Just keep going. When my day is not going well, I’m in a crap mood, I’m tired, I’m sick, I’m overwhelmed, overworked, my plate is way too full, my muscles are too sore. I remind myself to keep going. Sometimes […]

2013 Goals

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Since last year was all about conquering THE big goal, in 2013 I want to focus on balancing my two careers with the rest of my life. While I love what I do and am thankful and excited for ever opportunity, juggling two jobs when I’m the boss can be very stressful. In addition to […]