Heidi Oran

Heidi Oran is a writer, and works in advertising and marketing. She has a passion for generational discussion, and has been writing about millennials since 2011. You can contact Heidi via email here or visit her site at HeidiOran.com.

Heidi Oran's Articles

Spring Cleaning Your Life

Spring is often considered a season of renewal. Heidi Oran shares a few ways to check in and consider what’s working and what isn’t.

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Tips for Taking Action from Claire Mahon

Most mornings in my home go something like this: wake up too early to the sound of smartphone alarm clock, rub eyes and check social media feeds and email, crawl back under covers due to overwhelming feelings of despair and frustration, get out of bed and push away the helplessness to work/mom/live. The words HUMAN…

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The Bullet Journal: Is This Productivity Tool for You?

Regardless of how much I rely on the computer for many aspects of my life, at heart, I’m still a pen and paper person. I love notebooks and dividers. Pens and rulers. I didn’t learn until recently when I took up part-time university studies in psychology, why exactly this is. Over the past few years,…

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A 2017 Goal Planning Tool

Last month I shared a microscopic look at how I use preparedness to keep things running smoothly in my home. This included the entrepreneurial side of things, like making lists — my favorite planning activity. Today, with a new year looming around the corner, I want to talk big picture: Goal Planning. 2017 Goal Planning…

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5 Things To Plan Before Starting Each Week

“Before anything, preparation is the key to success.” – Alexander Graham Bell Nothing excites me more than a fresh start. On a large scale, September and January are the months that refuel me: my projects, my life. I love to dive into goals, both big and small, and prepare a plan for the year. That…

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An Entrepreneur’s Dilemma: Is it Time to Invest or Sell?

While I consider myself a lifelong Ideapreneur, my true entrepreneurial adventures began about ten years ago, right around the time I became a mom. Along with my first foray into freelance writing, I started an online retail business selling organic baby items like mattresses and glass baby bottles. This isn’t so cutting edge today, but…

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How to Flourish as an Ideapreneur

I don’t have a problem falling asleep at night, never have. This truth goes directly against rational thought because my brain never shuts off. I never stop thinking. Not in a negative way, but in an “idea machine” way. It’s like the blessing/curse of being multi-passionate that I’m afflicted with: my mind is forever coming…

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Overcoming the Pitfalls of Entrepreneurship and Social Media

I think we can all agree that sometimes, social media can be a little much. Many of us go through periods of time where we are tempted to shut down an account and retreat for a while, and some of us do. It’s also always invigorating to go on an unfollow-cleanse: delete those who cause envy…

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5 Signs That Your Calling is Calling

I’m a firm believer that we all have a very specific contribution that we are meant to make to the world – something that only we are qualified to deliver. Some call it a gift, or perhaps our purpose, while others refer to it as our calling. Either way, it’s something that fills up our soul…

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Change Happens: 5 Reminders to Help You Embrace it

“Let go or be dragged.” – Zen Proverb Change often comes to us when we don’t want it — when we’re not willing participants. We cling to the past because it’s comfortable. We refuse to surrender to the present because that would mean acknowledging that our comfort zone has dissolved. It’s not always easy to…

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What Happens When Silence Isn’t Golden?

“Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.” – Francis Bacon At ten years old, I longed for silence. My house was fairly loud and chaotic — a revolving door of visiting family and friends along with a blend of different languages streaming in the background. You could find me holed up in a bedroom with…

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Practical Tips to Improve Self-Awareness

I have writer’s confession to make. Brace yourself, it’s a big one: I have never written in a journal. Can you believe it? If you’ve ever listened to an interview with a writer, you may have heard that it’s common for writers to have piles and piles of old journals tucked away somewhere safe, with…

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