"I think the reason I was successful is that I was never cynical." -- Carol Burnett

How to be Smarter: There is SO MUCH knowledge in Cosmo's easy-to-follow guide to launching a small business. If you are thinking of starting your own venture, whether that's an Etsy shop or a consulting firm, start here

How to be Prettier: SP&A Discount Code: I felt like the Quip ads for their toothbrush set were following me everywhere across the web, and I finally broke down and got one of their electric toothbrushes (in rose gold). I LOVE it. It's beautiful, there are no wires, works great, the travel case is awesome, and I love the brush-head refills that come automatically in the mail. Highly recommend, and  if you follow this link you get your first $5 refill for free. 

How to be (less) Awkward: If you are a creative person, the gap between where you are now and where you want to be will sometimes seem big. That's okay, and that's part of the process. Love this short video that reinforces this point.