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Natalie MacNeil
Natalie MacNeil is an Emmy Award-winning media producer, bestselling author of She Takes on the World: A Guide to Being Your Own Boss, Working Happy, and Living on Purpose, and Founder of

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She Takes On The World is a popular blog for career-minded women and women entrepreneurs. It was recognized by Forbes on its list, "Ten Best Career Sites for Women," and was featured by ForbesWoman in "Top 100 Websites for Women."

Natalie is also the Co-founder of Imaginarius, a media company known for its groundbreaking work in animation, games, and interactive innovations. The firm's latest project, Out My Window, was the world's first 360 degree interactive documentary for which Natalie and her business partner earned an Emmy.

Natalie is frequently quoted and interviewed in the media discussing entrepreneurship, women in business, and new media. She has appeared in top media outlets like Forbes, ForbesWoman, Wall Street Journal, CNN,, Financial Post, and Mashable.

Entries by Natalie MacNeil

My 5×5 Plan for the Next 12 Months

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 2:53 PM

Welcome to 2015! We've got a brand new season of "She Takes on the World TV," with a new look that we hope you love as much as we do.

Right about now, I'm sure your inbox is flooded with emails about New Year's Resolutions, and tips for "starting the...

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It's Your Choice: The Antidote For Being Too Busy

(5) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 7:12 PM

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You run into someone you haven't seen for a while and ask them how they're doing and they say, "I am so busy." Or maybe someone asks you about how things are going and your knee-jerk response is to reply, "I'm really busy," maybe...

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One Question That's Going to Rock Your Business

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 6:11 PM

Have you ever stopped to wonder if you're truly doing the right things to help your business succeed? Or if there's another person you can delegate to who would be a better person to complete the task? I know I have, and it's something I really struggled with. That is,...

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Feel Like You'll Never Be As Good As That Person?

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 12:28 PM

Today, I want to talk to you about a topic I'm really passionate about, something I like to call the North Star Syndrome.

The North Star Syndrome happens when you fixate on someone else's success to the point you think they shine the "brightest," just like the North Star. (But...

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Cure Idea Bloat and Get Focused

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 5:33 PM

Ever find that you have so many ideas you don't know which one to focus on first? That it's hard to prioritize what's important (and what's not), and you just end up feeling stuck in always planning out an idea?

When you have that fiery entrepreneurial spirit, you just can't...

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3 Meditations You Can Do at Your Desk to Reduce Stress and Boost Productivity

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 3:47 PM

I loved hearing from so many of you that you want more meditations -- it really makes my heart sing! And today, I'm happy to give you more!

This week, in an episode of "She Takes on the World TV," I'm going to share with you three very quick meditations...

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My Favorite Diet (One That Will Help Your Business)

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 1:49 PM

If you've ever felt like you're a slave to your digital device, caught up in a never-ending cycle of constantly checking your email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or just when you take a minute to step away -- Ping! -- another notification pops up to pull you back in, then this...

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What a Stick-On Bra Taught Me About Repeat Business

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 4:57 PM

As I'm traveling on business, I sometimes go to fancy-shmancy events and get all dressed up. I buy these stick-on bras that work with open back dresses and plunging necklines. Why am I telling you this? Stick with me!

In the package of stick-on bras there's five. When you use...

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Jedi Mind Tricks to Boost Your Business

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 1:46 PM

Whether you realize it or not, every experience your customers have with you and your brand is training them to view you (and your products) in a certain way. Unfortunately, often times what you're doing -- without even knowing it -- is training your customers to expect access...

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Grow a Great Product Plan, One Tier at a Time

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 1:11 PM

Do you feel your business isn't growing as quickly as you'd like it to be? Or is your revenue really low even though you've created all this great stuff for people? It might be a good time to re-assess your product strategy.

I think one of the biggest barriers to...

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Leave the F-Word Behind Before Starting the New Year

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2013 | 6:31 PM

It's the moooooost wonderful time of the year... and also the most stressful. Being around a lot of people we feel forced to spend time with, doing an insane amount of driving trying to prepare for festivities and holiday parties, looking back at what didn't happen this year that we...

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Daily Meditation for Success: Do This First Thing Every Morning

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 9:58 AM

There are so many myths about how to meditate, what a daily meditation practice means, and what the overall experience of meditation should be. I was happy to see Bhanu Narasimhan from the Art of Living Foundation debunk common meditation myths.

Here's the thing: Meditation is for everyone,...

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Women Entrepreneurs: Are We Successful Impostors?

(0) Comments | Posted August 29, 2013 | 12:13 PM

As a young woman entrepreneur starting out in my first business I was pretty audacious, but before I achieved the success I wanted, I had one big obstacle to overcome: the impostor syndrome.

We women entrepreneurs oftentimes have to overcome many self-imposed hurdles along the path to success, including...

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Reframing Equal Pay Day: ASK for What You're Worth

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2012 | 3:41 PM

In case you haven't heard, today, April 17, is Equal Pay Day. Why the 17th of April? It's based on a calculation women would have to work until today to earn what their male counterparts did in 2011.

Depending on which media outlets you visit, you'll hear several contrasting...

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Facebook IPO: An Open Letter To Mark Zuckerberg

(45) Comments | Posted February 3, 2012 | 3:40 PM

Dear Mr. Zuckerberg,

Congratulations are definitely in order. That S-1 filing for Facebook's IPO was filled with impressive numbers: $3.7 billion in revenue last year, $1 billion in earnings, and $3.9 billion in the bank account.

There was one number that really caught my eye though:


Zero is...

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Telling Beyoncé the Truth: Why Her New Song "One Plus One" Just Doesn't Add Up

(13) Comments | Posted July 28, 2011 | 8:16 PM

I caught today's episode of The View which featured Beyoncé performing her latest single, "One Plus One." She delivered a powerful performance as always but she made a mistake on the lyrics, belting out "algeba" instead of "algebra" with an "r."

Usually I would recognize this as a simple...

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International Women's Day: Celebrate the Noisemakers of Past, Present, and Future

(6) Comments | Posted March 8, 2011 | 12:10 PM

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day on March 8, I feel overwhelming gratitude for the...

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Can UN Women Reverse the United Nations' Absent-Minded Approach to Gender Equality?

(2) Comments | Posted January 12, 2011 | 1:00 PM

On the first day of the New Year, history was made when the newest agency of the United Nations, UN Women, became operational with a mandate to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women. The new agency launched pretty quietly with no major celebration, despite representing a...

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