Motivation Mix Monday: Melanie Notkin, Savvy Auntie, Reveals the Music that gets her UP in the Morning!


Melanie Notkin, known to many nationwide as the Savvy Auntie, is an entrepreneur who knows how to grow her brand (& her Twitter following or Facebook) and as a solo-preneur, she's done it quickly and powerfully all by herself.  Thinking of this, and seeing how hard she works, we knew she MUST have a great music mix getting her going every Monday.  We'll get to that soon, but just in case you don't know who Melanie is's a sneak peek: 

Melanie, in only a few short years, has made herself a name as America’s premier Savvy Auntie, empowering the nearly 50% of American women who are not moms to celebrate all they do for the children in their lives, while living their own lives to the fullest.  She launched, the first online community for aunts and godmothers (who she dubbed PANKS: Professional Aunts No Kids), in the summer of 2008 to wide-acclaim. The website includes expert content designed specifically for aunts, activities, community and trendy gift ideas.  This Auntie-Movement has grown from a website to an Auntie's Day, a Nationally best-selling book and Melanie & her brand have been seen in the press in places such as NPR, CNN, New York Times, Washington Post, NBC, get it - this girls got game!

Behind every great entrepreneur, beyond all the hard work, there is also often a great playlist, and with that thought in mind, we give you Melanie's Monday Motivation Mix!


Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera > Moves Like Jagger

I do 20 minutes on the bike at the gym cycling through this song over and
over again! Sometimes, I just stand away from my desk and dance to it.

Marc Broussard > Home

Want to get your groove on, PRENEURS? Oh get this song on, PRENEURS…

Katy Perry > Firework

It’s overplayed, true. But who doesn’t want to feel like THIS day will ignite a
Firework in business?!

Usher > DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love

Another great dance beat that wakes me up better than coffee! Dance like it’s the last night of your life! Go Go Go!!

Rachel Platten > Little Light

When you need a little push…. A little light to get you through a through a day. “I just need a light at the end of the tunnel”

Adele > Rolling in the Deep

I have a fire in my heart! It’s a good way to start the day and remember why you started this business in the first place!

Gnarls Barkley > Crazy

Yes, yes, they ARE crazy. But you are sane. Keep going!!

Rihanna > The Only Girl

This is how I want to feel the next time I meet a great guy. It will happen!

Jennifer Hudson (Sex and The City soundtrack) > All Dressed in Love

Oh New York… the fashion capital of MY world and my love!

P!NK > Glitter In The Air

It’s a beautiful lullaby to a woman hoping for love…. Good night. XO

**Loving Melanie's amazing photo? It was taken by photo-preneur Ana Schechter.