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Meet Jenna Kim Jones: Stand Up Comedian

By Brittany Larsen | March 7, 2018

GUYS, today we have a real live celebrity on Livlyhood today!!!! Jenna Kim Jones is a stand up comedian and worked for The Daily Show. I met her at an event recently and got up the courage (after my husband pushed me to do it) to ask if she’d be willing to be on my blog. She…

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Meet Meredith: CEO of Possibilities Publishing Company and Thumbkin Prints

By Brittany Larsen | February 28, 2018

Tell us a little about yourself and your career I live in Burke, VA, where I share a townhouse with my computer nerd fiance, and a cat who’s official name is Sylvester but who we mostly call Cat or Mr. Meow Meow. He seems cool with it as long as we feed him on time. …

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Building Your Personal Brand Where You Work

By Brittany Larsen | February 24, 2018

This column was originally published on Entrepreneur.com on February 8th, 2018 To avoid an employment crisis down the road, start doing simple, effective PR for yourself at the office, now. Most companies, big and small, have accepted the inevitability and importance of a proactive public relations strategy. PR can aid in building brand equity, improving hiring prospects,…

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Meet Jalyn: Artist & Owner of The Academy at Midtown Arts Center

By Brittany Larsen | February 21, 2018

Jalyn is my “godmother” (I put that in quotes because neither of us is Catholic, but it’s the only title that has ever made sense) because we share a birthday and she has been like a mother to me in many ways. She is one of the women I have most admired my entire life and is truly…

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5 Behaviors That Pretty Much Guarantee You Will Never Be Promoted

By Brittany Larsen | February 21, 2018

This column was originally published on Entrepreneur.com on February 8th, 2018. Stop talking. Start doing. Unfortunately, getting promoted is often more of an art than a science. Whether or not you’re up for a promotion or you have an annual review coming up, these five tips will guide you through the dos and don’ts of asking for…

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How Reflexively Apologizing for Everything All the Time Undermines Your Career

By Brittany Larsen | February 15, 2018

This column was originally published on Entrepreneur.com on February 6th, 2018 How can you inspire confidence if you are constantly saying you’re sorry for doing your job? I’m one of those weird people who gets excited about performance reviews. I like getting feedback and understanding how I can improve. A few years ago, I sat down for my…

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Meet Momma Lesser: Director of The Colorado Academy of the Arts

By Brittany Larsen | February 14, 2018

Today we have a special guest on Livlyhood, my mom! If you know Momma Lesser, you’ve been privileged to know one of the smartest, kindest, opinionated and most determined people to ever walk the planet. She is my hero; not only because of the successful business she ran for over thirty years, but because she…

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3 Ways to Avoid a Nasty Breakup When Quitting Your Job

By Brittany Larsen | February 14, 2018

This column was originally published on Entrepreneur.com on January 31st, 2018 Done right, your former employer will celebrate you, your former colleagues will congratulate you and your bridges will not go up in flames. It’s no secret people don’t stay in their jobs as long as they used to. In fact, most people now have ten to…

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Meet Danelle: Mom and Food Genius behind Let’s Dish

By Brittany Larsen | February 7, 2018

Meet Danelle! She’s one of the VERY first people I know who got into blogging and Let’s Dish is one of the first places I go for accessible recipes, so be sure to check it out. Danelle describes her philosophy with food as “uptown foodie meets real life,” which is definitely something I can get behind. Danelle graciously shared this amazing no…

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Meet Stephanie: Mom, Singer, Dancer, Actress & Teacher

By Brittany Larsen | January 31, 2018

Today we’re meeting one of my college roommates I have always adored, Stephanie. She’s one of the most artistically talented women I’ve ever known… she can sing! she can dance! And now she teaches children how to love music out of her home. Check out her amazing site to learn about what she offers her students and get…

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