How to Sleep Like A Boss with Christine Hansen

You’re awake again. You don’t have to look at the clock to know it’s the middle of the night. It’s way too early to get up and you haven’t gotten enough sleep to conquer the next day. And that’s where it starts. You know you need more shuteye, so you turn around, keep your eyes closed, and hope sleep will come. Nothing. You turn around again, fluff up your pillow, take a deep breath and start imagining the next day. You know you’ll have bags under you eyes and that coffee isn’t going to cut it. You probably have an important meeting that you can’t afford to mess up. The pressure to get back to sleep continues to rise. We’ve all been there. I count myself lucky to only have a night like this once every few months. But every time I catch myself wondering, how can it be so hard to sleep? It’s the most normal thing in the world and yet it seems like you cannot force it or control it when things go bad. Or can you? That’s what I was wondering when I reached out to Christine Hansen, who left a career in education back in 2015  and is now a sleep coach. She coaches successful and career driven women (and inspiring men) on how to get a solid nights’ sleep so they wake up refreshed, with more energy, and ready to tackle their legacy and personal life. Her approach involves no pharmaceuticals and addresses the whole picture – not just one piece of the puzzle – so of course I wanted to learn from her! According to Christine, sleep is as unique as a fingerprint. Unless your sleep issue is medical (like having a sleep apnea), no two humans have the same reasons for sleeping …

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My Creative Biz Toolbox

Let’s just cut right to the chase. Streamlining your business, creative or otherwise, will pave the way to growth. You’ll have more brain space to strategize. You’ll have more time to take on more work or sell more things. So let’s get the to-do lists out of your head, automate those everyday tasks, and work smarter not harder to keep track of everything going in your small business. As of February 2017, this is my creative biz toolbox. Beg, borrow, and steal as much as you want… and if you’re having trouble figuring out HOW to systematize and organize let me know because I can help ya out! Studio Management Pixifi Pixifi is a creative studio management system geared towards photographers, but general enough for anyone running a service-based business. It’s packed with powerful automation tools to convert leads into clients super quick. Pixifi features include appointment scheduling, digital contract signing, invoicing tools, and more. There are three different plans that range from $25-50 a month. Alternatives Tave Tave offers much of the same features as Pixifi plus a much more attractive interface. Tave starts at $21.99 a month and goes up depending on the size of your business and your length of commitment. Harvest + Streak CRM Harvest allows you to easily track time, log expenses, and manage invoices on-the-go. Pair it with the Chrome extension Streak to track leads inside your Gmail inbox. Together these tools can do a lot of what Pixifi and Tave offer. Plans for Harvest start at $12 per month while Steak plans range from free to $119 a month. Accounting LessAccounting LessAccounting is an accounting software package that provides simple basic accounting features for small businesses. They’re best for businesses with less than $5 million in revenue like coffee shops, photographers, and personal …