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  • Saturday, November 30, 2019 11:00 AM | Anonymous


    #GivingTuesday will soon be upon us (psst…it’s on December 3), and we know that there are thousands of worthy organizations all asking you to consider their mission this year. At The Paradigm Switch, we rely on the generosity of donors to enable us to help military spouses stop starting over. But rather than ask you for money, we wanted to take a moment to highlight the impact your support has already had. To date, The Paradigm Switch has awarded over 125 scholarships to skills-based programs like GreenFig and Digital Marketer — and we’re only just getting started. Your support helps military spouses worldwide launch digital careers that they can take with them anywhere they go. Here are their experiences, in their own words.


    “Together, The Paradigm Switch and GreenFig are doing something much more powerful than just scholarships. They’re empowering military spouses to believe that they CAN have meaningful remote digital careers, and then giving them practice in the tools and skills they’ll need to make it happen.”


    This quote is from Jasmine Frazier, a Spring 2019 GreenFig scholarship recipient and current GreenFig team member! Jasmine was able to leverage her scholarship into a remote role that is allowing her to gain valuable experience as she continues to build her digital career. Read more about her story here.


    “This scholarship provides me with a way to advance my skill set in an in-demand field. We’re learning from industry experts who want to cultivate the next generation of marketing leaders. It’s invaluable to our careers to have these connections to learn from and be our mentors along the way. I’ll be able to earn more, work less, and have skills that I can use for my clients and business or take back to the corporate world working remotely. It also means I will have a skill set to get a high paying job when my husband transitions out of the Army within the next 3–10 years. This means I can provide for my family while my husband continues his education or finds a new job.”


    Sarah Hassel completed the GreenFig program in Summer 2018 when her virtual assistant business was just getting off the ground. Thanks to the opportunities and knowledge provided to her through GreenFig and The Paradigm Switch, not only is her business booming but she also landed a great role as a Content Strategist with milMedia!


    “TPS was the pivotal movement during my job search and journey. With The Paradigm Switch’s exposure to the GreenFig Digital Marketing course and having been awarded the scholarship, I was able to take my resume to the next level and be more marketable in an extremely competitive market. I am able to use the skills and certificates earned to perform at the highest level in the job I just landed with an international company! I could not be more grateful for TPS and GreenFig.”


    Ceci Ganem came to TPS with an MBA and over a decade of marketing experience but was still struggling to find her perfect next career move. The Paradigm Switch helped her switch her mindset and empowered her to think differently about herself and her career journey. She leveraged her GreenFig experience into a fantastic global marketing role with HP, where she continues to excel today!


    “I am days away from completing my Digital Marketing class with GreenFig, and if you’re a marketer, interested in marketing, thought about it, typed it in a Google search, whatever your story, take the plunge and apply for the scholarship. The value, even if I had paid for it out of pocket, is not even up for debate, as it would pay for itself with the certifications you walk away with alone. I didn’t even want to be a marketer, but I was sick and tired of complaining about working at job after job, literally hating life. I decided I had to be proactive and upskill to see if I could get closer to my career goals, and I had absolutely ZERO knowledge about marketing when I started. I’d take the course again just to catch everything I may not have understood as well as I would’ve liked this time!”


    As a graphic design entrepreneur, Jordan Burke recognized the impact that a TPS scholarship to the GreenFig Digital Marketing Science course could have on her career. As you can see from her quote, her experience exceeded even her high expectations. Empowered by her GreenFig opportunity, Jordan is currently enrolled in a UX Engineering course with Kenzie Academy.


    The impact of your support is REAL. The scholarships made possible by your donations are helping to switch the military spouse employment narrative and bringing hope to a group of people who have been on the receiving end of generations of bad news when it comes to their careers. This #GivingTuesday, we ask you to be part of the solution. We ask you to make an impact. We ask you to give just a little so military spouses can achieve so much more. If you’re inspired by these stories, we promise you’ll be blown away by what our spouses do next.

    Donate here today.

  • Wednesday, November 06, 2019 12:00 AM | Anonymous



    Success to Die For

    Written by: Lynette Davis

    Genre: NonFiction - Mental Health

    Available on: Amazon and Everywhere Books Are Sold

    Websitehttp://loveselflovebiz.com

    Book Summary:

    Success To Die For reveals the hidden mental health struggles of business owners and entrepreneurs as they pursue success among the chaos of workplace cultures fueled with blame, shame, microaggressions, and fear-based competitiveness. In revealing their struggles, we learn to find ways to cope and thrive in business despite mental illness.



    Bio on the Author

    Lynette Davis is a mental health advocate and peer support specialist trained by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and in Mental Health First Aid. She is the author of "Success To Die For" and the Executive Director of Love Yourself Love Your Business, a mental health organization that creates intentional spaces for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Lynette graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Sociology from Rutgers University, and is also a passionate blogger about topics related to women and mental wellbeing. Her writing and expertise has been featured in South Jersey Biz Magazine, WELCOA, The Wellness Universe, and other award-winning blogs and podcasts.

    Lynette Davis


  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019 11:00 AM | Anonymous


    Have you ever heard the saying, "if you want something as bad as you want to breathe, you will find a way to make it happen no matter what"?  Does that describe you?

    You have heard us talking about the HERstory Made $100,000 giveaway. And you've taken the first step by subscribing with us. But did you know there are multiple ways to increase your chances of winning?

    There seems to be some confusion on how that is done and we have noticed so many going about it the wrong way. So what we decided to day was to send this email out today with clarifications and an extension (until November 5, 2019) for the contest so that all of you have equal time to get it right. The more entries you have, the greater your chances of winning. 


    So let's break down the five ways that you can increase your chances of winning $100,000...


    5 Additional Ways to Gain More Entries for the Contest


    1) Post a Video About Your Business on Instagram or Twitter:


    100 entries= Post 1 Video Elevator Business Pitch with Our Tags & Hashtags

    You can only post a maximum of 2 videos (maximum of 3 minutes in length) during the duration of the contest. (Extended to Nov. 5, 2019)

    @itsherstorymade must be tagged on every video. Hashtags must be included in the post content #herstorymade & #justfearless


    2)Post a Photo About You and/or Your Business on Instagram or Twitter:


    100 entries= Post 1 Photo of You, the Female Founder, with our Tags & Hashtags. (Suggested: talk about your business or you in the caption)

    You can only post a maximum of 2 Photos during the duration of the contest. (Extended to Nov. 5, 2019)

    @itsherstorymade must be tagged on every photo. Hashtags must be included in the post content #herstorymade & #justfearless 


    3)Repost/Retweet of Your Social Media Entries:


    1 entry= For Each Retweet/Repost of the Originally Posted Contest Video or Photo on Twitter or Instagram (maximum of 1,000 total) (Must be posted in the timeline NOT in IG stories for Instagram and no tagging in the comments, people must repost/retweet your original post)

    Each repost/retweet of the contest video/photo must remain posted with tags and hashtags included. (Which is why sharing in IG stories does Not count)

    @itsherstorymade and the original handle of the posted video/photo must be tagged on every repost/retweet. Hashtags must be included in the post content #herstorymade & #justfearless


    4)Join HERstory Connections:


    2,000 entries= For joiningHERstory Connectionsat any tier level. (Can Only Join Once)

    Join HERstory Connections at any Tier level of membership for new members. You will receive 2,000 entries for a full annual membership and completion of your membership profile. 

    You can only join once. Membership also includes a free application to the Just Fearless Angel Fund. You are not required to join, it's optional.


    5)Help Us Pay It Forward by Supporting Our Charitable Partners:


    100 entries= For each donation of $10 or more to one of our charitable partners. (20 Donations Max.)

    This is only for donations made during the duration of the contest. Proof of donation to our specific charitable partners will be required for the entries to be counted.

    Donation receipt (with your name and email that was used in the contest email list subscription) can be emailed to contest@justfearless.com


    Whew, that was a lot of details. But we want to be sure you have all the options to increase your chances of winning. Again, we are extending the contest until November 5, 2019 11:59pm EST.


    We have made it perfectly clear here so that there is no confusion. Be sure you are following instructions. You don't have to purchase anything, but option 4 and 5 increase your chances at a faster rate but it is completely optional. So does option 3 for social media.


    We want to see you go ALL OUT! If you want it bad enough, you will because you know and we know $100,000 is LIFE CHANGING!!!


  • Monday, October 28, 2019 6:00 AM | Anonymous

    Have you heard about the HERstory Made $100K Giveaway for Female Entrepreneurs and the $50K Giveaway for our Charitable Partners?

    Have you entered at www.herstorymade.com

    If not, what are you waiting for? Details below...




  • Monday, October 14, 2019 6:00 AM | Anonymous

    Do you have a favorite charity that helps and supports women and girls exclusively? Do you think they should be registered as a charitable partner with us to potentially win $50,000?

    Send us an email immediately to contest@justfearless.com with the subject line "Charitable Partner".

    Don't delay! Get it done today!

  • Tuesday, October 01, 2019 7:00 AM | Anonymous

    In celebration of Women's Entrepreneurship Day HERstory Connections is giving away $100,000 in cash plus additional prizes to 2 Female Founders. 1 of the Female Founders must be a Female Veteran or Active Duty of the Military.

    In  addition to the cash giveaway, the grand prize also includes; 

    1. 1 year basic membership at a local co-working space; 

    2. 1 year free Gold HERstory  Connections Membership; 

    3. A Trip to New York City for two people for 3 days and 2 nights  (covers roundtrip economy airfare for two to New York City, one standard hotel room accommodation in New York City, and roundtrip transportation to and from the airport in New York City only). 

    There are multiple ways to enter and gain additional entries as described  below. We even have a way to support our local charity partners  (specifically organizations that support and empower women and children)  dynamically. 

    This  contest is meant to support and empower Female Founders because of the lack of funding that is available to businesses founded and run by  women. So we are giving away $100,000 of equity free cash to 2 female  founders. Click here for contest rules. All contest entry options and details are below. 


    Contest entries starts on October 1, 2019 through October 31, 2019. Multiple entries allowed. More details available by clicking HERE!

  • Monday, September 16, 2019 7:00 AM | Anonymous

    Just Tell Me I'm Pretty ~ Musings On A Messy Life

    Written by: Heather LeRoss

    Genre: NonFiction - Humor

    Available on: Amazon and Everywhere Books Are Sold

    Websitehttps://heatherleross.com

    Book Summary:

    Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the chaos in your life? Wanted to hide in the closet for a moment’s peace and quiet? Need some humor in your life? If so, you’ll want to wrap yourself up in the comfort of a book from someone who gets it. Heather chronicles real-life humiliation, embarrasses herself frequently, and shares the joys and heart-aches of helping her ADHD son find his place in the world while ensuring his brother doesn’t get lost in his shadow. A successful day sometimes is simply managing to complete yoga class without passing gas. Just Tell Me I’m Pretty delivers real-life stories of a woman who embodies the modern day struggle to be perfect, told with humor, honesty, and unabashed candor.



    Bio on the Author

    Heather is a mom to two boys who she's wokring to raise into kind men. She's the author of the award winning book Just Tell Me I'm Pretty: Musings on a Messy Life and a writing coach helping other authors birth their word babies. You can follow her on her social media accounts or contact her at https://www.heatherleross.com


    Heather LeRoss


  • Monday, September 02, 2019 5:00 PM | Anonymous


    (Un)Bound Together

    Written by: Amit Janco

    Genre: NonFiction - Memoir

    Available on: Amazon and Everywhere Books Are Sold

    Websitehttps://www.amitjanco.com/

    Book Summary:

    Years after breaking her back in a 10-meter fall from a bridge in Cambodia, Amit Janco set off, like thousands before her, on a journey of physical healing along the legendary pilgrimage route of El Camino de Santiago. What was slated to be little more than a rehabilitative adventure of walking across the undulating terrain of northern Spain, would become an unexpectedly gratifying, comical, and, at times, emotionally tumultuous odyssey through physical and emotional recovery, into the very heart and soul of her existence.



    Bio on the Author

    A lawyer by training, Amit Janco is a writer, artist, serial walker, and yoga practitioner who splits her time between Montreal and Bali, Indonesia. She’s also been a media producer, teacher, and public investigator who tracked down missing heirs around the globe. Amit has contributed to various publications, including Travel + Leisure, Journeywoman, and Inspired Bali. She has trekked in the Himalayas, ridden horseback through the Mongolian steppe, and floated in the Dead Sea. (Un)Bound, Together is her first book.



    Amit Janco

  • Thursday, August 08, 2019 5:00 PM | Anonymous

    The Eternal Soldier

    Written by: Allison Crotzer Kimmel

    Genre: NonFiction - History (Children's Book)

    Available on: Amazon and Everywhere Books Are Sold

    Websitehttps://www.allisoncrotzerkimmel.com/

    Book Summary:

    This is the untold story of Sallie, a dog whose life as a soldier began in a basket and ended as a Civil War hero. The pup barked and nearly tumbled out of the basket. We laughed, and immediately we knew--she was one of us already. Brindle fur with streaks of brown and black swirled all over her like a patchwork quilt. She was as pretty as an apple tree in full bloom. We called her Sallie.

    During the Civil War, Sallie came to the 11th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry as a gift from a townsperson, but she quickly became a favorite among her men. She marched with them from battle to battle, always guarding the unit's colors, and even met President Lincoln. And over three long days at the battle of Gettysburg, Sallie stayed with the dead, guarded their bodies, and nearly died herself from hunger and thirst as the conflict raged on.

    Though she fell in battle, her loyalty was rewarded years later when her men met again on the battlefield at Gettysburg to erect her likeness in bronze so that she might eternally guard them. This beautiful story about a dog's dedication and loyalty shows that bravery comes in all shapes and forms!


    Bio on the Author

    I am a teacher, a reader, and a mom. But before all that, I was a writer. My writing dream began when I was in sixth grade. The local library had a fiction contest and my teacher told me I should enter. I did, and I won! First place! Three years in a row! I was on my way, but first I'd have to realize just what my dream was. I always knew writing was a part of me, but I never knew I could actually do something with it.

    I majored in English at Bucknell and went abroad to Oxford University because that's what readers with a love of British Lit do. I still did t know I was a writer. I graduated from Bucknell University, a well-rounded liberal arts scholar with no earthly idea what I was going to do next. I ended up in Bakersfield, CA teaching high school English because teaching runs in my blood (both of my parents are educators). The writing itch grew stronger, so I went to USC where. I earned a Masters in Professional Writing. I studied with some really wonderful, well-known writers, and I spent my time in awe of them and wondering where I might fit in the writing industry. I graduated, got married, and had my son. I was meant to be a mom!

    And as I started reading to my baby every day and every night, I finally figured it out- I was meant to be a children's writer, too! I found SCBWI (the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) and four years later, my first book was published with Capstone Press. And now, I am excited to announce my fourth book, a nonfiction picture book will be printed with Little Bee in summer of 2019. It was inspired by a trip to my home state, Pennsylvania, and in a beautiful bit of symmetry, my writing journey returns to where it all began.

    Allison Crotzer Kimmel


  • Wednesday, August 07, 2019 12:00 PM | Anonymous


    Join Us In Erasing Student Lunch Debt and Starting the School Year in the Positive for Kids In Need 

    We started this campaign last year to help students pay off the student lunch debt so that they are not stigmatized or bullied. We had a modest raise, but know that we can do better this year. 

    Here is the GoFundMe Link:

    https://www.gofundme.com/pay-off-school-lunch-debts


    Will you join with us?

    Every Dollar Counts and will Paid Forward Accordingly.


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