Guest Blog by Allison Spooner, mConnexions Writer

So, I’ve got this theory. I’m gonna call it, Three To Thrive and the idea is that there are three things about you, three core things, that you need to take care of and nourish and keep in alignment, in order to truly thrive.

Not just get by, but thrive.

Not just be happy but feel fulfilled and, in a way, complete.


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Some people want a family someday but have no idea how that could work with work.

Some others have children and then have the mom guilt or the dad guilt.

While you’re at work, you feel guilty about being away from your child and when you’re with your child you feel guilty that you’re maybe missing out on something with work or you’re not keeping up.

One woman created a company to help professionals keep growing their personal careers and still have family time.

It was so successful she sold her company for millions.


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Can we have an honest conversation about stress and self-care?

I’m hearing the online buzz more frequently about self-care as stress management. It seems like ‎every day there’s a new article or post targeted at women with tips on how to better balance it ‎all. ‎

Get a mani/pedi!

Make time for brunch and make sure you hashtag it on instagram!

Get your Orangetheory workout in with before and after selfies!

And it’s so enticing. Who wouldn’t want 10 tips on how to do it all, look amazing and feel ‎refreshed!

But is it real? Is it helping? Is it all bull? Is it just another thing that women are expected to do perfectly? Is self-care another chore to check off? 
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Our latest Think Tank of Three podcast addresses the importance of defining and telling the story of your value – both internally to yourself and externally.

When you know your what you’re worth, you don’t settle for less. Less could be a lower paycheck, a boring job, etc. Knowing your worth and knowing how to talk about your value can not only make you feel better, but it can also lead to more money. 

Take a listen to the podcast and hold your head high!


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You’ve heard a friend talk about it.

You’ve skimmed the articles in Forbes, Huff Po, and others. You may have even created a vision board hoping it will help you stay on track and meet your goals.

So what is visualization? And what can it do for you professionally and personally?

You’d be shocked.

We’re going to break it down in this new Think Tank of Three podcast.


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We’ve all heard the age-old adage, money can’t buy happiness. Yet, we seem to always be in pursuit of both: money and happiness.

Cold, hard cash means we can buy bigger, better, and more. We try to keep up with the Joneses and the Kardashians. We expect earnings to grow, profits to rise, and productivity to soar. All, in the quest to make a buck.

And yet, for all the times we each say, ‘money isn’t everything’, there may actually be something to it. Could money actually buy happiness?
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