Start Your Week Right Sunday: Links and Goals

start your week right- Jessica Lawlor

Photo of the week: Advice from a wine cork. I especially love “Be Radiant.”

Start your week right! Every Sunday I post my favorite links from around the web and share my goals for the upcoming week.


On Careers:

Why Women Apologize More- And What That Means For Their Careers:  I can totally relate to Meredith Lepore, the author of this Brazen Careerist post. I apologize WAY too much. She explains why women need to stop apologizing because of how it can impact their careers.

On Building a Business:

Implementing Structure & Scope: Melissa Anzman explains why creating a client agreement of work is so important when building a business and why entrepreneurs need to stop thinking like freelancers and start thinking like biz owners.

On Launching a Book:

What Happened When I Asked You to Vote on a Kindle Cover (And Why I Love Google Forms): The super smart and inspirational Alexis Grant’s first Kindle book, “You Deserve To Love Your Job,” comes out later this week. (I had the chance to read it early and I LOVED it.) This post about how Lexi’s audience helped decide the cover of her book truly reminds me of the power of listening to your readers.

On Photography:

How to Pull Off a Great Headshot for Social Media: Are you still cropping your face out of a group picture for your social media headshot? I was guilty of that until a few months ago when I finally asked a friend to help me out with professional photos (Thanks Stephanie!) Jessica Hammond offers up practical tips for taking better headshots.

On Goals:

Struggling With Perfectionism? Try This: YES. I am guilty of “The 12 Cookie Syndrome” Nicole Antoinette describes:  “Your goal is to not eat cookies, but then you have one cookie so you’re all, ‘Well, I’ve had one, so I might as well have 12 and then I’ll ‘start over’ again tomorrow.’” More on this and the perfectionism trap in this smart post.

This Week on

Confessions of an Email Addict: How I Stopped Being a Slave to My Inbox: I admit it. I show all the classic signs of an email addict. But lately, I no longer feel like a slave to my inbox. Here’s why.


  • Rock my first-ever podcast interview! I was so honored when Melissa Anzman invited me to participate on her Launch Yourself Podcast! The interview is tomorrow and I’ll be sure to share a link as soon as the podcast is live!
  • Run at least two times this week. Last week, I practiced yoga three times and ran once. As I’m typing this, I just realized I set this same exact goal last week and didn’t accomplish it. This week? Run TWO times.
  • Catch up with friends! I have super fun plans this week with three different friends I haven’t seen in awhile and I can’t wait to catch up! I’m looking at you Lauren, Emily and Carrie!

Have any links or goals you’d like to share? Leave them in the comments!

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  1. Great round-up, Jess! Thanks for including my post. I especially love the Brazen one about apologizing too much.

  2. I loved that post on perfectionism! Seriously, her different plans for accomplishing things are genius. I haven’t had a chance to look at the women apologizing one, but I know I’m an apology addict, so I can’t wait to see what it has to say.

  3. Great post, Jess! I definitely struggle with the perfectionism mentality.. most recently this past weekend! haha

  4. Excited to catch up with you too, darling! xx

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