20 Books I Want To Read This Year: A Peek Inside My Ever-Growing TBR List

Fun fact: Seven years ago, this very website used to be a book review blog. I diligently read and reviewed books, in total, reviewing more than 150 books throughout my tenure as a book blogger.  Back then, I read all the time. I commuted to college, so I read on the train to and from […]

To The New Year! Setting Goals for 2018

For years, I’ve been back and forth on my stance about new year’s resolutions or goals. Last year in 2017, I decided there were no rules — I purposely chose not to set any type of goal or intention for the year. That was important for me, coming out of perhaps the most change-filled, tumultuous […]

No Rules for 2017

Ready for the truth? Here it is. I haven’t blogged in nearly a month. I haven’t sent a note to my email community since early December when I shared the big news about my business. I haven’t written a word of content (that wasn’t for client work) in weeks. Yeah, I know. I’m just as shocked as you. […]

It’s Official: Say Hello to Jessica Lawlor & Company

Nearly a year ago, I quit a thriving career in public relations to take my business, blog and brand full time. After years of planning, hustling and dreaming, I took my future into my own hands on December 17 when I resigned from a safe and comfortable corporate job working in travel and tourism public relations. (Curious to know exactly […]

Three Words for 2016

“Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day.” The start of a brand new year calls for a little end-of-year reflection and of course, taking time to envision the future- setting the tone for the year ahead. I know that a lot of people like to set New […]

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 […]