June’s Book To Live By

Doctors, pilots, chefs and experts of every kind depend on them to accomplish their intricate work.

What are these magic tools? Checklists!

For my June interview, I spoke with Alexandra Franzen, an entrepreneur, teacher and consultant as well as an authority on checklists. She brought us uplifting ideas to upgrade these simple to-do lists to be truly transformative in our lives.

It is my pleasure to recommend for our June Book To Live By:

The Checklist Book: Set Realistic Goals, Celebrate Tiny Wins, Reduce Stress and Overwhelm, and Feel Calmer Every Day by Alexandra Franzen (*paid link).


Like your favorite recipe, a good checklist should include the ingredients and actions to not only complete tasks but also to create a life of meaning and value. Alexandra shows you how to capture this power.

She first takes us through the science of checklists, including how much your brain can retain at one time and the emotional and physical release you receive from gaining control of your time.

Besides the best length, format and components for a daily list, you will discover life-enhancing checklists you’ve probably never thought of. There are numerous templates and resources to ease your way.

Alexandra coaches you to be realistic yet gentle with yourself and encourages you to celebrate your progress.

Read this book if you are looking for an easy, effective and free way to organize your life, keep the promises you make, attend to your own self-care, finish projects you start, and honor your relationships.

I can’t imagine who this wouldn’t include!

The Checklist Book (*paid link) will show you how you to implement this simple, age-old tool with innovative ideas for an increasingly complex world. You will be inspired and energized.


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Links That Light Us Up

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Women on Fire’s latest link roundup, full of festive fall-themed fun!

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Best 48-hour DIY — Have a free weekend coming up and a room that needs some love? Check this out!

7 Home Improvement Projects You Can Do In Just  weekend via BabbleBabble

Best Organic Beauty Buys — Let your beauty routine go au naturel!


Best Fright Flicks — Scary movie fan? Here’s a roundup of every single scary movie that will be playing on television for the month of October.

The Shining- Every Scary Movie on TV this October

Best Fall Foliage — Planning a trip this fall? Check out the top 12 spots to behold the changing leaves.

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Best Fall Recipe Roundup — These 25 recipes will have you busy until winter (because you will, without a doubt, want to make them all.)

25 Favorite Fall Recipes via Half Baked HarvestHalf Baked Harvest

Best Furry Costume — That would be a Pomeranian Spiced Latte, and that’s just the beginning.

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Best Introduction — Do you have trouble introducing yourself, your business and your passion? Never struggle to find the right words again.

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P.S. Did you catch our last Links That Light Us Up?

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Links That Light Us Up

44th Edition

Hello Women on Fire!

Are you in the ‘back-to-school’ spirit yet? Here are some fun finds from across the internet to get you going this weekend!

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Best Everything Organizer- This planner from the wonderful Emily Ley is a game-changer! Pre-order it for 2015 today 🙂

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Best Inbox Breather-  Do you ever wish you could just press pause on your inbox without disrupting the normal flow of emails? You’re welcome.

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Best Small Talk Starters- Looking for a fun way to liven up conversations at your next gathering? Try these 🙂

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Best Cookies Ever- White chocolate pumpkin snickerdoodles…enough said!


Best Money Motivator- These best friends challenged themselves not to spend any money for an entire year and the results will amaze you!


Best Laugh- Rest in peace Joan, you will always be our favorite funny lady.

Best Sunday Drive- These 35 drives will have you itching to hit the open road.


Best School Lunch Secrets- Start packing school lunches like a pro with these tips!

27 school lunch tips via RachelSandersRachel Sanders via BuzzFeed

Thanks for stopping by this week and we hope you have an amazing weekend!


The Women on Fire team

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