DOT Sisters!  Do you have a story or business knowledge to share? We want to feature you on our Expert Blog.

Please review our blog requirements here, and then send your submission to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We can't wait to feature you!

I am honored to be a guest blog writer for Polka Dot Powerhouse! There are so many intelligent and established women in this group. I am hopeful that I have something to write which may be of benefit to you or someone you know.

With my background in psychology (I have been a practicing school psychologist for the last seven years) and experience working in the dental industry with my husband, I thought I would write about dental fears and phobias. I don’t get through many conversations with prospective patients without hearing, “I do not like going to the dentist!” This is a real and serious problem as it prevents many people from obtaining necessary dental care or even maintaining their oral care by getting routine cleanings and exams.

Starting your own business is a huge undertaking. As you work to manage all the aspects of your growing company, you’ve probably felt overloaded at some point. It happens when your business starts to take on a life of its own.

Projects begin to pile up, your number of clients has doubled, and tax time is right around the corner. You start to feel like there is no way to get it all done by yourself. Well, I’ve been there too. In fact, I’ve been there a few times. For me, it feels like juggling 101 tasks with hopes of getting it all done, but knowing some of them will fall by the wayside. I called this feeling entrepreneur overload.

In times of entrepreneur overload, I have a 4-step system to help you overcome the challenge and come away a stronger and more effective businesswoman.


At the end of each calendar year, many of us spend quite a bit of time (and money in some cases) on our goals or resolutions for the coming year. We write them down. We share them. We gather all the necessary tools to accomplish them and start on our way. Sometimes, we even enlist the help of an accountability partner and/or support system to make sure we stay on track. If you’re like me, you also get all creative in your planner with colors, stickers and other various fancy-schmancy things to personalize and solidify those goals. Another of my favorite things to do is create vision boards either of paper or on Pinterest. All of these things are wonderful and help us to achieve that which we’ve resolved to do.

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great or at least to get a different result.”

Have you wanted a change in your life? Felt a tug at your heart? Knew that you were meant for more or different? You had that thought and then felt like you didn’t know where or how to start? Or my favorite, you wanted the perfect result to appear immediately with just minimal effort or struggle, and if that couldn’t happen, you’d just enjoy staying stuck in the same place?  You had this dream that the universe would send signals that it was the divinely appointed time for the first step and then, yes then you would begin.