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How many “notes” do you have in your phone?

Do you use a notes app in your phone? In my iPhone I have 5,660 notes! 

How many do you have?

For me, my notes app is my digital filing cabinet.

I keep my to-do list, shopping list, book notes, business ideas, and so much more in there. It’s a place of all the things I think about, dream about, and don’t want to forget about.

You probably have competing priorities, responsibilities, and dreams just like me. And it can feel overwhelming.

If you have a long list of ideas, and a never-ending to-do list that seems like you never have enough time to do them, this episode of the Lead with Love podcast is for you.

In today's conversation, I get cozy with my friend and client Meggan Hill.

How to Say NO to Create More Space in Your Life 

Meggan Hill is the Executive Chef and CEO of Culinary Hill, a popular digital publication in the food space at She loves to combine her Midwestern food memories with her culinary school education to create her own delicious take on modern family fare. Millions of readers visit Culinary Hill each month for recipes, entertaining, and kitchen skills.

Meggan juggles managing a team of 7 alongside her home responsibilities of raising 3 young children. I became her business coach in 2017, and we still work together today. I not only coach Meggan individually, but I also lead Quarterly Planning workshops with her leadership team. You can learn my 5-step process on how to create your own Quarterly Plan in chapter 8 of my book She Builds: The Anti-Hustle Guide to Grow Your Business and Nourish Your Life.

In this episode, we talk about intentional tradeoffs and how to decide when is the right time to work on a project or when to say, “no.” We also explore what happens when you get stuck and what to do when the way you’re doing things just sucks the joy out of your day.

What you'll hear (and don't want to miss!):

» Why Meggan said no to a big opportunity and the fears that came up

» How Meggan has been building the practice of saying no (including an example of how you can do it too)

» How to get past feelings of stagnation with work

» The key shifts Meggan made to go from a 6-figure to a 7-figure blog, plus what had to be in place first to provide a foundation for this growth

» Tips and strategies for building out a team and receiving the support you need

» What “intentional trade-offs” are all about, the questions you can ask to determine what yours should be

You can find the full show notes from this episode over at

Check out the episode on Apple or Spotify (or wherever you listen to podcasts). And if something resonates while you’re listening, will you send me a quick DM on Instagram? I’d love to hear from you.

Warm hugs,

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