Monday, 22 April 2013 05:11

MW's 2013 Made Man Writer Search

April 29, 2013

Made Woman Mag is searching for the first male voice to join in on the Made Woman conversation. After being approached by numerous male writers wanting to add their perspective to the magazine, Made Woman co-founders Serena and Lindsey decided to issue an open call. The winner of the Made Man Writer Search will represent Made Men everywhere; he'll receive a column on Made Woman Magazine and tickets to Kendrick Lamar's 6/29 concert at the Staples Center!

Made Men: Send your photo and short blurb (details below) to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Selected entries will be posted in our Facebook gallery on 4/29 and voting will begin!  (See Official Rules below.)

**Update** Submission phase is closed and the voting begins today!! View the submissions and help us pick the first Made Man writer for our site! http://on.fb.me/155pyRz


**Update** Our winner has been selected!! Congratulations to fellow USC grad, writer and footwear designer, John Reid! We welcome him to the team and are excited to read his contributions. A huge thank you to all of our other entrants!


Winner Receives:

  • 3-Article Column on Made Woman Magazine (with possible extension).
  • 2 Tickets to Kendrick Lamar's Concert at the Staples Center (6/29).
  • Just added: Exclusive Entertainment Prize Pack!

Official Rules:


No purchase is necessary to enter or win the Made Man Writer Search. The contest is open to anyone over 18 years of age at time of entry who is a resident of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia.

The contest is sponsored by Made Woman, LLC and will begin on Monday, April 22nd at 9am PST.

  • Submission period will run from April 22nd at 9am PST to April 26th at 11:59pm PST.
  • Photos will be posted in a gallery on the Made Woman Facebook page.
  • The winner will be announced Thursday, May 2nd.

Entrants will email the following to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it :

  • Their photo
  • Their Twitter username*
  • A writing sample (a link is recommended)*
  • A short (50 words or less) blurb about the column they will write if selected (must fall under one of the magazine’s 7 sections: Style, Love + Dating, Business, Entertainment, Current, Lifestyle or Health). Blurb will respond to one of the following questions:
    • Why should you have a column on Made Woman?
    • What would your column be about?
    • Why do you want to write for Made Woman?
    • Why should Made Women listen to you?
    • What is a Made Woman to you?

    *Optional

Please note: all entries received may be re-posted on any of Made Woman's current or future social media outlets indefinitely and/or posted on Made Woman Magazine's website at a later date. If an entry is posted and/or re-tweeted, only the entrant’s first name or Twitter handle will be posted in conjunction with the entry.

Winner will be selected by the Made Woman team, based on quality of entry, writer's voice, concept originality and the potential impact of the column on the Made Woman network. Made Woman, LLC reserves the right to select a winner based on their criteria. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.  Participant is providing information to Made Woman Magazine and not to Facebook.


By entering the Made Man Writer Search, entrants are opting into the Made Woman email list.

By entering this giveaway, entrants accept and agree to these rules.

Published in Current
Monday, 28 January 2013 05:26

Business | Goal Setting For A Great Year

2013 Goal Setting // January 28, 2013

Happy New Year! There’s something so exciting about a brand new year. Whether you believe in making resolutions or not, there is something to be said about having a blank canvas to work on for the next twelve months.

Goal setting is awesome. And it’s totally necessary if you want to keep moving forward and creating an amazing life for yourself. However, during this time of year, so much focus is placed on creating new habits that we end up setting ourselves up for failure by creating unrealistic goals. Or we just talk the talk in January and don’t walk the walk the rest of the year. Let’s talk about how to set – and more importantly – reach your goals in the New Year.

Decide on your one-word theme for 2013.

First, let’s think about your theme for the upcoming year. If you could encapsulate 2013 in one sentence, what would it be? I’ll wait... Now let’s dive even deeper and reduce that sentence down to one word. What one word would completely sum up the next year for you? For me it’s “Breakthrough”.

Visualize exactly how it will feel to be in December of 2013.

Next find a quiet spot, close yours eyes and envision yourself a year from now. It’s December of 2013 and you’re reflecting on the last year. What has happened during the past year? What went well? What have you accomplished? Of what are you most proud? And what have you learned from your experience? Write down your feelings, accomplishments, and a-ha moments.

With all of this in mind, you’re going to set your goals for 2013. It may be helpful to bucket your goals into certain categories, like Personal Growth, Work, Health – whatever makes the most sense to you. For each category, set an overall goal followed by 3-5 specific tactics. For example:

Health

Overall Goal: I will complete a marathon by October 31st, 2013.

  1. Sign up with a local running club and participate in the weekly runs
  2. Complete a 5k by March and a 10k by August
  3. Work up to running four times a week by June of 2013

Basically you are going to take your big overall goal and figure out what it would take to make that thing happen – those are your tactics. Make sure that your goals are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound.

A note about goals – sometimes less is more. It is far more important to focus on making one major change and doing it right than it is to do fifteen things half-assed. Use your own personal compass to determine how many things you can tackle at a time. Goals don’t have to be boring or serious either. Maybe your overall goal is to have more fun this year or inject more adventure into your everyday life – those are both perfectly acceptable goals.

What are you longing for in your life? What would help you become the best YOU you can be? Set goals that will help you achieve this picture.

Here’s a quick review:

  1. Decide on your one-word theme for 2013. What one word will encapsulate 2013?
  2. Visualize exactly how you will feel come December 2013. What will make you proud of yourself come the end of the year?
  3. Set S.M.A.R.T Overall Goals. Think about your visualization – what do you want to achieve in 2013?
  4. Set specific tactics to reach your overall goal. How will you make it happen?

What is your biggest goal for 2013? Let us know in the comments below!

Happy New Year! There’s something so exciting about a brand new year. Whether you believe in making resolutions or not, there is something to be said about having a blank canvas to work on for the next 12 months.

Goal setting is awesome. And it’s totally necessary if you want to keep moving forward and creating an amazing life for yourself. However, during this time of year, so much focus is placed on creating new habits that we end up setting ourselves up for failure by creating unrealistic goals. Or we just talk the talk in January and don’t walk the walk the rest of the year. Let’s talk about how to set – and more importantly – reach your goals in the New Year.
Decide on your one-word theme for 2013.
First, let’s think about your theme for the upcoming year. If you could encapsulate 2013 in one sentence, what would it be? I’ll wait... Now let’s dive even deeper and reduce that sentence down to one word. What one word would completely sum up the next year for you? For me it’s “Breakthrough”.
Visualize exactly how it feels to be in December of 2013.
Next find a quiet spot, close yours eyes and envision yourself a year from now. It’s December of 2013 and you’re reflecting on the last year. What has happened during the past year? What went well? What have you accomplished? Of what are you most proud? And what have you learned from your experience? Write down your feelings, accomplishments, and a-ha moments.
With all of this in mind, you’re going to set your goals for 2013. It may be helpful to bucket your goals into certain categories, like Personal Growth, Work, Health – whatever makes the most sense to you. For each category, set an overall goal followed by 3-5 specific tactics. For example:
Health
Overall Goal: I will complete a marathon by October 31st, 2013.

    Sign up with a local running club and participate in the weekly runs
    Complete a 5k by March and a 10k by August
    Work up to running four times a week by June of 2013

Basically you are going to take your big overall goal and figure out what it would take to make that thing happen – those are your tactics. Make sure that your goals are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound.
A note about goals – sometimes less is more. It is far more important to focus on making one major change and doing it right than it is to do 15 things half-assed. Use your own personal compass to determine how many things you can tackle at a time. Goals don’t have to be boring or serious either. Maybe your overall goal is to have more fun this year or inject more adventure into your everyday life – those are both perfectly acceptable goals.
What are you longing for in your life? What would help you become the best YOU you can be? Set goals that will help you achieve this picture.
Here’s a quick review:

    Decide on your one-word theme for 2013. What one word will encapsulate 2013?
    Visualize exactly how you will feel come December 2013. What will make you proud of yourself come the end of the year?
    Set S.M.A.R.T Overall Goals. Think about your visualization – what do you want to achieve in 2013?
    Set specific tactics to reach your overall goal. How will you make it happen?

What is your biggest goal for 2013? Let us know in the comments below!
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