A new year always feels like a great time to hit the reset button. That is until we turn the page on the calendar and already start to feel behind! 

If you’re like me, you wanted to hit the gym more regularly, start a better meal prep routine, and get a head-start on creating new webinars and marketing content. And again, if you’re like me and 75% of Americans, statistics show we are going to fall short.

So let’s make sure that our marketing doesn’t fall into that category. Whether you’re working on building your personal brand, drawing an updated business development blueprint for your business, or even still trying to tackle that marketing to-do list from 2019 — I’m here for you.

To help you get on track, my team at mConnexions put together a list of top marketing trends for 2020. Pick the trends that resonate most for you, and create a plan to take steps toward your goals. 

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In life, we face many changes. There could be job and career changes. And there can also be personal changes.

Sometimes deciding to step back or say “no” to commitments so you can fully concentrate on something else is hard.

One of our podcast hosts, Kathryn, just had a child — and found herself learning how to manage her professional life differently. It’s difficult to do, but we all, at times, need to learn how to reevaluate our personal and professional lives and reprioritize.

In this podcast episode, we share big changes for Think Tank of Three in the new year, and talk about balancing work after the birth of a child.

Continue Reading Changes Coming to Think Tank of Three… Managing Business Life After the Birth of a Baby – Podcast Episode #26

Stephanie BarnhillGuest Blog by Stephanie Barnhill, Operations Consultant at mConnexions

“Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime’s work, but it’s worth the effort.” –Mr. Rogers

The new year has just arrived. And as we begin to peer into what 2020 will bring us, we may also be considering what changes we want to make in our lives. Goals for fitness, vacation plans, career shifts, and all those pesky little resolutions we are so excited about in January but that quickly fade away in February. Continue Reading A New Year or A New You?

Do you get updates on your phone saying how much screen time you have in a day? 

The average adult spends 11 hours interacting with screens a day. We use the internet for work, for play, for communicating… it’s nearly impossible to escape this aspect of our lives. 

We’re spending so much time in the digital world, it’s easy to get caught up in using bad manners and losing sight of what’s going around you in the real world. 

Netiquette, or internet etiquette, is the unspoken code of polite behavior that should be practiced in cyberspace.  There are no official rules for netiquette, but if you follow common sense, essentially you should be respectful while online.

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What comes to mind when you think of a leader? Often, we think of people in the spotlight, like politicians, CEOs, and celebrities. But we can be everyday leaders too, and it doesn’t have to be big to be impactful. You are a leader, you just might not know it yet!

In this episode of Think Tank of Three, the trio talks about everyday leaders and how to become one.

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A strong network gives us strength and support, and not just in business, but in life. We build our tribe to help us get through the ups and downs.

So what happens when the people we need the most aren’t there? Because let’s face it, no one can lift you up or let you down quite like best friends and family.

Joining us in this episode of Think Tank of Three is a global leader and fellow podcaster, Cameo King, to talk about how to build relationships and what to do when you get burned.

Continue Reading The Power of a Building Your Tribe & What To Do When You Get Burned with Cameo King – Podcast Episode #25

I’m sure you’ve considered hiring a management consultant when you were faced with a business obstacle that was difficult to solve on your own.

But management consultants aren’t always the best answer.

You’ve heard of the phrase, “fake it ‘til you make it?'”

In an article from the Harvard Business Review, the authors reveal all of the ways consultants live by this motto. Some consultants are sold to us as experts even if they necessarily aren’t in reality. Here’s why instead of hiring a consultant, an agile coach would be a better investment for your company.

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Have you ever met someone who was absolutely fearless?

Do you know that one woman who was 100% herself, 100% of the time?

Do you have that one person who is the definition of tenacious?

She’s digging in, she’s getting things done. And maybe you’ve seen her and you’ve always wanted to be her.

Good news, you already are her. You just need to believe it and cultivate it. Today on the Think Tank of Three, we have a special guest, Dr. Terri Hackett, to talk to us about how to show up as authentic, fearless, and relentless in our professional and our personal lives. Continue Reading How to Cultivate Fearlessness with Dr. Terri Hackett – Episode #24

The law of attraction says that you will attract into your life whatever you focus on. Whatever you give your energy and attention to will come back to you.

Lately I’ve been seeing a ton of content out there on impostor syndrome. Which means I’m either too focused on feeling like an impostor or I’m finally figuring out how to call it out when I see it. Fingers crossed it’s the later.

The more this subject comes up, the more it seems to be worth discussing

Women are undervaluing their worth in assuming that they aren’t legit enough and by assuming what comes easy to them isn’t high value to others.

Let’s stop doing that, shall we?  Continue Reading Impostor Syndrome and Super Powers: How Professional Women Undervalue Their Worth

When I was young (and sometimes still now), my mom would say, “Kathryn, the Reader’s Digest version, please!”

I loved to tell stories.

And I loved to talk to my mom. Still do.

Reader’s Digest is the largest subscriber-based magazine in the world. It features short stories, jokes and advice. SHORT stories. I loved reading it when I was younger. But I couldn’t for some reason, tell a story succinctly like the “Reader’s Digest version.”

It’s easier when you write. When you write, you can go back and edit over and over and over. I highly recommend that. We’ll talk about that in a moment.

Continue Reading Why Less is More in Public Speaking