• Celebrating Three Years!

    When I started Simplified by Jess three years ago, I could have never imagined what it would be like today. I am truly humbled and grateful – I had the distinct privilege of designing my life around my passions and unique skillset, and I do not take that for granted. I have the extreme honor of serving Simplified clients in so many different industries and modalities, AND I’ve collaborated with phenomenal companies across the country to streamline and improve their marketing, branding and recruiting processes.

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  • Time Doctor Guest Post | Creating & Motivating a Fun Remote Team

    Maintaining a constantly motivated and united remote team isn’t always easy – especially if you’re new on the scene. And thanks to COVID-19, almost everyone – willingly or otherwise – has had to become a make-shift remote worker. But how do you keep your team motivated and united despite the incumbent distractions of working from home and the gloomy atmosphere presented by the news? Well, for starters, you need to engage in team-building activities that will keep your employees happy, united, and motivated. Here are a few cool ones to get you started.

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  • Realigning Your 2020 Brand Vision

    We have all been navigating our figurative boats through the tumultuous sea that is COVID-19. At the beginning of the year, none of us knew what 2020 had in store – many of us as business owners and individuals created big plans for 2020 and beyond. However, now we are all in a new world six months later and we must pivot ourselves and our businesses to accommodate for our new normal.

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  • Self-Love in the Time of COVID-19

    Self-love can abate suffering. Between “sheltering in place”, indefinite school closures, hourly workers suffering from shuttered businesses, the general fear felt throughout your body from watching the news and the unknown of it all, it’s no secret that the lot of us are suffering on the inside. Many of us are “keeping it together” for our families, but we need to understand that stress has a major impact on your mind and body – it’s important to MAKE the time for self-care and self-love.

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  • Event Planning Sans Stress

    Events of any sort, whether they be personal or professional, should be stress-free if you start and finish both organized and prepared. If you are efficiently and effectively planning an event, that alone will reduce the likelihood of day-of issues by 80%. The other 20%? None of us can do anything about unknown external outliers or unlucky circumstances – dealing with those takes patience (I’m still learning to be more patient, so that’s not what this post is about).

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  • Celebrating Simplified’s Second Anniversary

    Two years ago, I could not have imagined where Simplified would take me in life. Back then, Simplified was a pure project of love and inspiration to help people simplify as much as I could. I’m grateful to report that it has blossomed into a thriving small business which has truly helped many people in my community streamline themselves in every facet of life and business.

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  • Creating Order Out of App Overload

    Are you impacted by app overload? How many apps do you have scattered throughout your mobile device? Has it become untenable? As a member of the small business owner community, I am aware that time is of the essence. And since there is no way to add hours to the day, with a little prioritizing and organization on your daily device, we can all can save time for future tasks and projects. For example, taking the time to implement organization (such as that of mobile device apps) to help myself stay organized saves me countless hours in all that I do both professionally and personally.

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  • Impactful Client Communication and Tone

    Tone and language are interesting things to deal with when it comes to written communication. When you speak with someone, their body language, tone of voice, eye contact and overall demeanor give you significant clues about what the other person is feeling. In written communication, this instant give-and-take of nonverbal signals is not possible. Achieving the effect that a verbal communication has on other people is feasible in written communication – it is known as tone.

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