True Story: I’m a celebrity bodyguard

What would it be like to work as a celebrity bodyguard? Glamorous? Or filled with hate mail and weirdos and death threats? Rob Eastman has been guarding celebrities for 10+ years. Click through to read his story!Ron on the job

What would it be like to work as a celebrity bodyguard? Scary? Exciting? Filled with hate mail and weirdos and death threats? Ron Eastman has been guarding celebrities for more than a decade and today he’s sharing his fascinating story.


Web Time Wasters

Ohhhh, it feels good to be back, friends! I had all sorts of high minded, impressive ideas about how I was going to spend my three weeks off and you know what I did instead?

I made lefse with my mom. I poked around in the woods and fell down a lot. I went to lots of parties and hosted a few. I finally hung that mirror in the living room. I accomplished nothing AND IT WAS GLORIOUS. I hope your holidays were glorious, too.

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How To Really, Actually Check Items Off Your Bucket List

This post is brought to you by a fulfilling life, the letter B, and Passion Blueprint

Did you start the year with a looooong list of goals and aspirations? A shiny bucketlist of ways you’re going to grab life by the horns this year?

Yeah, me too. So how are we going to, ya know, actually go about doing that?

Welp, we might start by getting help from someone who knows a thing or two about checking items off their bucket list. Enter: Derrick Kwa.

Here’s a short sampling of some of the bucketlist items Derrick’s already checked off:

  • Working with Seth Godin
  • Traveling through 10 countries in two years
  • Contributing to a book
  • Starting a marketing agency in Singapore and landing clients like QuickBooks Asia
  • Playing in professional poker tournaments against some of his favorite celebrity players

And I think he’s, like, 24?

January 21-22nd Derrick is hosting Bucketlist Bootcamp, a live online bootcamp with interactive workshops to help you actually make ish happen this year.

And here’s the best part: IT’S $25 FOR 8 HOURS OF CLASSES.

That’s the price of a mediocre meal at TGIFriday’s. <- won’t improve your life.

Derrick and his co-hosts will cover topics like overcoming fear, dealing with pressure, and why passion isn’t necessarily about enjoyment.

Take a peek at Derrick’s stuff and see if it’s right for you. At that price point, what do you have to lose?!

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8 Secret Qualities Of A Good Client

When you're a good client, your contractors are happier and your business does better. Not sure how to be a good client? Click through for 8 tips!

Have you ever found yourself halfway through an email to your graphic designer/web developer/virtual assistant and thought “Wow. I am The Actual Worst.”

No? Just me?

You’ve never found yourself doing the exact things you find annoying? If you’ve never found yourself in that situation, you are charmer, a scholar, and I tip my hat to you.

If you have found yourself in that position, you’ll appreciate this guest post from Tess. Tess helps bosses build better virtual teams to reach their revenue goals and play guilt free. Grab her suuuper helpful guide on where to find VAs to shorten your to-do list!


Every choice is a chance

It's easy to feel overwhelmed and not know where to start. But our tiny, daily actions add up to real change.

It’s a wet, overcast Tuesday and I’m treating myself one of my favorite activities:
Poking Around Antique Stores, Picking Things Up And Putting Them Down Again.

I page through the old Life magazines, fiddle with Fiestaware, imagine a life that necessitates a 12-piece set of Wedgwood china.

I turn a corner and see a sign that shoots an arrow through the dust-filled air of that overfilled antique store right into my heart (if I’m going to go ahead and be melodramatic about it.)


True Story: My Twins Were Born 3 Months Premature

What would you do if your twins were born three months premature? How would you deal emotionally and financially? Heather shares her story of her twin daughters who were born 3 months premature. –
Having twins is a pretty big deal. Having twins who are born three months premature is … what adjective do you even use to describe that? Today, Heather shares the story of her family and how her daughters arrived earlier than planned.