To The “Haters”: You Never See The Full Picture, So Please Stop Judging

Last week, The Penny Hoarder, one of the largest personal finance websites in the world with more than 16 million readers, published a profile on me and shared the story of how I quit my full-time job to start my business Jessica Lawlor & Company. The piece (which has been viewed more than 23,000 times […]

Why I Love Being Bad at Stuff (Seriously)

I recently joined a fancy new gym. I’m pretty obsessed with the place. It has a beautiful outdoor pool, a healthy cafe (which has doubled as my office away from home), a spa, tons of gym equipment, and most excitingly for me, a full schedule of group classes.  I’m in fitness heaven. But that’s besides […]

Big Blog Changes Are Coming (Or, Why It’s OK To Do Whatever the Hell You Want On Your Blog)

For awhile there, I was in a rut. Remember? A big part of that rut had to do with this very blog. You see, when I launched my rebranded blog in 2012, I purposefully kept the topic general. I chose the theme “Get Gutsy” as sort of a catch-all for writing about whatever I wanted […]

The 96-Word Story That’s Blowing My Mind

Every once in awhile I hear a quote or a poem or a story that sticks with me for days. That’s exactly what happened recently when I heard Jess Lively refer to a story called “The Two Wolves” on a podcast episode. Immediately, I pressed pause and headed over to Google to learn more. Lots of different variations […]

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 […]

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. […]

The Truth About Change

Sometimes change happens gradually. Sometimes change happens suddenly. In my case, change happened gradually over a period of a few months, but hit me suddenly all at once like a tidal wave. Change impacts us all differently. I pride myself on being honest and transparent here on the blog and in my life, so today […]