From Side Hustle to CEO: Celebrating One Year in Business

February 1 will always hold a special place in my heart. One year ago today, I took a giant leap into the unknown when I quit my safe and comfortable 9-5 job and officially started my business. For the past 12 months, I’ve documented every step of the journey in my Becoming CEO series. From detailing […]

The Get Gutsy Annual Review: Highlights from 2015

Happy New Year! 2016 is here, but before we jump in with full force, it’s time for some much-needed year-end reflection. In July I completed my mid-year check-in and now with the arrival of the new year  it’s time for a full-on Get Gutsy annual review. Every year, I detail my top highlights from the year […]

My Ultimate Gutsy Move: Jessica Lawlor, President & CEO

(UPDATE: Just stumbling on this post now and curious how my journey has been since making this announcement in December? Check out the full Becoming CEO series for a behind-the-scenes look at how I’m running my business!) I’ve drafted this blog post in my head a thousand times. After years of planning, hustling and dreaming, the […]

The Get Gutsy Annual Review: Top 10 Highlights from 2014, Lessons Learned and How I Really Felt Throughout The Year

Before we say hello to 2015, it’s time for some much-needed year-end reflection. In July I completed my first-ever personal mid-year check-in and now with the arrival of the new year later this week, it’s time for a full-on Get Gutsy annual review. Every year, I detail my top highlights from the year (see 2012 here […]

Five Ways To Get A Little Closer To The Elusive Work/Life Balance

Call it what you want: work/life balance, work/life integration, work/life synergy. It goes by many different names, but ultimately what it means is finding a place of peace, harmony and happiness among your career, side hustles, passion projects, hobbies, family and life. While work/life balance can definitely feel like a struggle (and don’t get me […]

Six Big Takeaways From Alexis Grant’s Book “You Deserve To Love Your Job”

“You deserve to love your job.” Wow. That’s certainly not a phrase you hear too often in this tenuous, rocky world of career advice. In fact, most of the time, we hear the exact opposite…”You should be THANKFUL to even have a job.” Alexis Grant’s new Kindle book “You Deserve To Love Your Job: 20 Big Ideas […]

Don’t Let This One Thing Hold You Back From Achieving Your Dreams: Avoiding The Comparison Trap

I am consistently amazed by the people who read this blog and are part of the #GetGutsy community. In a recent newsletter, I asked readers to reply and share their big, scary and exciting goal with me. That one goal or dream that keeps them up at night. Many did…and WOW. We have an incredible […]