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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

Come visit us to get Natalie's free 14-day Conquer Course to turn your small business into something big!

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

What To Do When You F$%& Up With Customer Service

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2015 | 12:08 PM

Lately I've been noticing an epidemic of businesses that are great at selling, but then really crappy when it comes to the customer experience.

It seems that once they have your sale, they forget all about you! I'm sure you can think of a few companies like this too.


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When 'Digging Your Heels In' Just Doesn't Work

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2015 | 11:13 AM

As entrepreneurs we often believe that persistence can pay off and when we face an obstacle or a challenge, our years of making it on our own have taught us we can blast through this.

But I believe there are times when it's not in our best interest to force...

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Building A Brand Through YouTube

(1) Comments | Posted September 24, 2015 | 2:52 PM

By 2019, Cisco has predicted that 80% of all content consumed on the internet will be VIDEO.

Yes, you read that right: 80 percent!!!

For that reason, I really want to encourage you to start creating videos as one part of your business's overall content strategy.

When I was in...

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"What Do You Do For Work, Anyway?"

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2015 | 3:26 PM

As entrepreneurs, we sure do a ton of talking, don't we?

There are networking events, social media tags, Facebook groups to introduce ourselves on, not to mention media bios and the never-ending question... "So what do you do for work, anyway?"

I think it's awkward to give a title and...

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What It Takes To Land A Book Deal

(1) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 2:25 PM

Since announcing my next book due out in December of this year with the Perigree Imprint at Penguin Random House, I've gotten a ton of questions from all of you who are interested in writing books about how I landed my dream book deal, what steps I took,...

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Why You Need to Connect to Your Inner Child

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2015 | 12:13 PM

Do you remember what it was like to be a kid?

To daydream? To imagine yourself in incredible scenarios of heroism, success, and love without hesitation?

What if I told you that thinking like a kid could actually make you more successful?

I shot today's episode of She Takes on...

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Pro-Tips For Processing Payments in Your Business

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2015 | 2:13 PM

Today I want to share something that's been going on behind the scenes here at "She Takes on the World" this year. It's also something that's affected most successful online entrepreneurs I know, and some entrepreneurs have lost their businesses because of it.

And yet, no one really talks about...

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Good Pitch vs. Bad Pitch

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 1:15 AM

Today on She Takes on the World TV, we're talking more about what it takes to get great press.

Since releasing my first episode about getting press, I've received a lot of questions about what makes for a good pitch letter. So today I'm going to walk you...

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How to Let Go of Customers With Love

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 1:45 PM

As entrepreneurs and as business owners, it can be really hard not to wonder, "But... why?" when you see someone unsubscribing or asking for their money back from your program or a service you delivered.

You think to yourself: I worked so hard to make these things! I put together...

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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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