Start Your Week Right Sunday: Links and Goals

start your week right- Jessica Lawlor

Photo of the week: Despite the cold in the Philly area, those fall colors are lingering and I love it! This is gorgeous Fonthill Castle in Doylestown.

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


On Freelancing:

3 Classy + Profitable Ways To Turn Down Freelance Clients: There will come a time in your freelance career where you’ll need to turn down a potential client for one reason or another. Regina Anaejionu makes it easy with these three PROFITABLE solutions.

On Solo Travel:

The Luxury of Solitude: Coming off my first solo getaway, this NPR article by Linda Holmes came at the perfect time. “We have a certain cultural mistrust of solitude, I think. It is for weirdos and lost souls, spinsters and misfits. But in truth, I can’t tell you what a luxury I think it is to be entitled to it.” I couldn’t agree more.

On Living With Purpose:

How I Live On Purpose: I love this post from Your Super Awesome Life’s Ashley about living on purpose as part of Dr. Danielle Dowling’s book/blog tour. I’ll have a post up later this month on this very topic!

On Blogging/Biz:

Transition Your Blog From Lifestyle to Business: If you’re considering turning your personal blog into a business, Kyla Roma’s got some fantastic words of wisdom for you.

You Need To Be Your Own Biggest Fan: When you’re running a blog or biz, you need to be your own biggest fan- Belle Beth Cooper tells us why.

This Week on

Three Things Pushing Me Outside My Comfort Zone Right Now: I want to share with you some recent examples of how I’m getting gutsy. Here are three things pushing me *way* outside my comfort zone right now.

Monthly Check-In: Goodbye October, Hello November: Each monthly check-in, I share three things I accomplished in the previous month and preview three things I’m excited for in the month ahead.


  • Launch a reader survey for the blog. I have never done a reader survey, but now that the blog has been around for more than two years, I thought it would be a great time to learn more about the community, what you want and how I can make the Get Gutsy blog even better. Stay tuned.
  • Get back on track with exercise this week. I mentioned in my monthly check-in that my health is a big focus for me this month; this week, I’ve got four yoga classes (including a yoga ab workshop) and two days of running on my calendar.

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

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