Have you ever been on a road trip with someone who printed all the directions, reservations, and whatnot and carried them in her handy-dandy binder? You know… the person who went onto Google Maps the night before and made sure there was no unexpected road construction on the route… the one who plotted out the most accessible gas stations and cleanest restrooms every 100 miles on a 1,000 mile stretch?Read More
don’t fill my social media accounts with long diatribes about my viewpoints. However, there is one thing I would like to address, if you’ll let me:
No one is “self-made.”Read More
Let's be honest. This definition briefly tells you *what* I do, but it definitely doesn't tell you "why" I do it! Hint... it's not because I love being tied to my computer all day.
Yesterday, as I was listening to #startwithwhy by @simonsinek, I had an epiphany: I didn't know my "why" (aka my mission statement).Read More
A little over four years ago, when I was uncomfortably pregnant with my first daughter, my husband and I drove to Milwaukee for a family gathering. I don’t remember many details of the event, but what I do remember is that it was a Sunday and I had the world’s most massive craving for doughnuts. My husband and I got in the car, and drove around the entire metro area, in a feverish attempt to find the perfect chocolate long john.Read More
I hope you read the title and thought, “That Emilie… she’s such a jerk.” Haha!
Just kidding — I really hope you don’t think that. In fact, in a journaling exercise I was working on just a few minutes ago, I identified myself as a philanthropist first and an entrepreneur second. So hopefully, a jerk, I am not.
But then how on earth did I forget about something so important as gratitude?
My eldest daughter and I went to her four year checkup at the pediatrician’s office this morning. Assuming she was due for vaccines, I made the conscious decision to help start her day off on the right foot. It is amazing how much influence we, as parents, have over how our kids and this morning was a perfect example of that.Read More