This Inspirational Quote Absolutely Drives Me Up A Wall

Before I start my rant, know this: I love inspirational quotes.  As I sit here writing this post in my office, I have a full view of my quote gallery wall. Despite some calling it “inspiration porn” I’m on board with the thousands of motivational quotes you can’t help but stumble upon these days as […]

The Smartest Decision I’ve Made as a Business Owner: Hiring a Team Member

When you enter into the world of starting a business or becoming a solopreneur, there’s a lot of discussion about the importance of bringing on help and growing a team. In the early stages of freelancing and then quitting my job to start JL&Co, I read about the topic constantly on blogs and heard it […]

When One Door Closes: The Important Lesson I Learned From Losing a Client

What’s that old saying? “Sometimes things fall apart so better things can fall together.” I’ve always believed this sentiment to be true — every time something “bad” happens in my business or my life, something rewarding usually results from the negative experience. It may not be immediate (and I definitely do my fair share of […]

I’ve Put This Project Off For a Year (And Now It’s Finally Going to Happen)

There’s a major project I’ve had on my mind (and my ever-present backburner to-do list) for more than a year. It’s a rebrand and redesign of this very website. I launched JessicaLawlor.com nearly six years ago now. Back then, the site was simply a blog, but over the years, it shifted and eventually turned into the digital […]

A Complete Guide to Writing a Business Proposal (And Landing More Clients)

Interested in freelancing or want to start your own business one day? Figuring out how to land clients and find paying work is often a huge barrier and source of stress for those who dream of striking out on their own. That’s why, as a small business owner, one of the biggest parts of my job […]

What Life is Like These Days

Life today looks drastically different than it did a couple of years ago. Allow me to set the scene.  March 2015. Every weekday morning, my alarm blares at 4:45 a.m. I roll out of bed in my parent’s house and head downstairs to complete my workout for the day — T25 with Shaun T. After […]

I’m So Excited! 3 Big Things I’m Absolutely Giddy Over Right Now

I’m a huge fan of transparency here on the blog — sharing the good, the bad and everything in between.  So today, I’m on-the-edge-of-my-seat excited to share a few pieces of news I’ve had to keep under wraps for the past couple of weeks. I hate keeping a secret, so I’m giddy to finally spill! (Apologies […]