I'm going to tell you the truth...



"She remembered who she was and the game changed." Lalah Deliah

I am so happy it's Friday!  I love the weekend and still celebrate every time it comes. 
I get to see my hubby more, I get to see my kids more and it's just ... a time I look forward to!


But now that the holiday season is in full force I have to admit something to you.
I am going to tell you the truth here. 
There are some business news and trends that are really, really, really happening that I just can't keep up with. 
At this point in time, if I try to learn about it, I feel like my head will explode. 

I felt like I was hiding from these 2 bigtime stories and just had to come clean with you. 

--> Bitcoin is creating millionaires from SF Frat houses
It's a crypto-currency, I think. 
And it's price doubled in the last two weeks above $16,000
Mark Cuban just invested in a new crypto-currency venture fund and James Altucher seems to have his handle on it but I still don't know... 

My husband wants me to get knee deep in these so I can build our family fortune that way but honestly...  for now I can't do it.
I am saying NO.
Heck, I can barely read about it.

--> It was rumored that Facebook shut down it's AI program after it created its own language. 
While that didn't turn out to exactly be true it sparked enough conversation that Mark Z and Elon M had a civil but real public debate over what AI
But that was months ago and if we fast forward to today...  in 4 hours Google's AI mastered all the history of chess.  

That's as far as I know about AI. 
My extent of it.
And I wonder how we will be impacted. 
Please, can we finally create Rosie from The Jetsons to come help out?

Maybe after the holidays, I will dig deeper into these two rapidly growing fields.  
Maybe not. 
But for now, I wanted to be honest with you. 
I was hiding from these stories.
There is something happening in the super technical world and if you know about it - will you please give me the cliff notes version?!
And forgive me for hiding?!


Lead Ladies Lead.

--> A Band Without a No. 1 Hit Is Outselling Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran.   
I love this story for its many layers.
Traditional business is back!  
The old is new again. 
You don't have to be number one to win. 
And win big!
You do though have to keep going. 
Keep going and growing.  
Keep going and growing. 

Manage This.

--> Let's talk important things... You can now watch Amazon Prime Video from your Apple TV.  Here's how. 

--> On your vacay, make it a vacay.  Don't email while on break or it'll kill your company's culture.  #justsayin


--> The list is out!  I am obsessed with giphys and can laugh all day long looking at them!
Here are the most popular giphys from 2017 - officially!


Last but not least. 

--> I am so happy to be a part of the Viral Content Summit!  There are some super amazing speakers and women that talk all things online business!  Me? I talk about how I am the only person I know who has kept their New Year's Resolution.  Really.  I have done it now 3x over and share the insight there!  Join the Waiting List here!

--> I am also a part of Your Achiever Mindset Interview Series featuring myself and 19 other experts in the fields of leadership, confidence, productivity, and spirituality.  You will learn how to identify what's holding you back, break free from your self-imposed limits, and be a more confident and assertive woman in order to achieve your goals!

Quick side note from Ashleigh.  Here are my most favorite tools ever.

  • For audio motivation - Relentless by Tim Grover. I listen to him as I was in the mornings.  My walk always becomes a power walk after listening. 
  • To focus during the day I love to focus@will.  They say music helps you focus and for me it surely does.  I blare the classical music.  I am not sure how many people my age choose that over techno but either way I love it.
  • Rosemarie Groner (from the Busy Budgeter) is a friend and I just LOVE how much she gives everything away.  She tells you and anyone she can her detailed way to making money!  Start with her Pinterest Strategy Guide that is worth every penny.  Not. going. to. lie.

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