Author Archive | Natalie MacNeil

Superhuman September Part 3: Out With The Old

Filled-up journals.Clothes and shoes I don’t wear anymore.Old files on my laptop.Half-finished ideas that never took shape.Habits that no longer serve me. Those are just a few of the things I’ll be donating, recycling, deleting, and throwing away this month. Why’s that? Because in my mind: September is the new January! (Or at least it […]

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Superhuman September Part 2: Your 5×5 Plan

Welcome back! I want to start this blog post by addressing something: I know it might feel like the world is spiraling further and further into turmoil right now. Between storms, political motions here in the U.S. turning the clock backwards on equality and our understanding of our shared humanity, and dark clouds of conflict […]

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The Secrets of a Superhuman September

About six years ago, I hit on a concept that still feels totally true for me: September is the new January. I was so excited about it at the time I named a workshop after it, and while I’ve seen it  used a few other places since, it still holds water. … But what does […]

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Charlottesville, White Supremacy, and the Action We Must Take

Art by megmake.com for Refinery 29. I’m hitting “publish” on this later than I intended to. I have been writing, reading, and rewriting this post over the past week before finally letting go of “getting the words right” and instead letting them flow, unfiltered, from my heart. After the horror that unfolded in Charlottesville, I’m reminded […]

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Dear Natalie: Help! I’m Rebelling Against My Own Systems

I’m gonna go ahead and say it: I think creatives make some of the best business owners around. (…And not just because I’m a creative myself, and work with creatives all over the world.) Entrepreneurs who think outside the box have changed the world. Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and Arianna Huffington are all […]

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What’s Driving Your Social Media Strategy?

The comedian Chris Rock once said, “You only live once so sure, spend 15 hours a day online desperately seeking the validation of strangers.” The funny thing is that’s what I’m seeing so many people do online today as they promote their businesses through social media. In today’s episode of She Takes on the World […]

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Improve Your Workspace to Improve Your Business

While visiting Thailand this fall, I was inspired by a very impressive “office.” It wasn’t in a high rise or some other sleek building. Instead, it was an office I rode in from the airport! It was a taxi – complete with beautiful posters, and mantras, and mala beads, and Thai traditional flower offerings. As […]

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This Is Why Your Business Is Not Making Money

In today’s episode, I’m taking a question from one of our Facebook fans, Rosie-Leigh. She writes, “Natalie I’ve been working on my business full time for a year and I’m so passionate about what I do. I work so hard but I feel like I’m not really going anywhere and I’m barely making enough to […]

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Your No-Fail Guide to Surviving the Holidays

Two weeks ago most of you came back from the Thanksgivukkah holiday excited for this crazy, magical, and busy time of year…and I came back with the flu. I was completely surprised as I’m not one to get sick very often. As I was recuperating, spending plenty of time in bed (i.e., missing deadlines, going […]

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