Tag: life lessons

Make Yourself Uncomfortable.

      Talking to a friend earlier this week, she mentioned her very high tolerance for uncomfortable situations, and how that characteristic, perverse as it may appear, has consistently improved and enriched her life. Her ability to make a home for herself in the space where things get tricky, has allowed her to move beyond…
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December 4, 2015 0

Your way or the highway.

November is National Novel Writing Month, and if that lights a fire under your butt, and makes you stop procrasturbating and start writing: awesome. On the other hand, if that whole concept strikes you as being a huge, panic-inducing, talent-suffocating gimmick…well, hey, guess what? That’s also okay. If NNWM makes you suspect you’ll never write again, take a step…
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November 3, 2015 0

“There will never be a perfect time.”

That’s a quote from my interview with Mediabistro.com. I was interviewed as part of a  piece offering useful life lessons for freelancer writers, given my experience as a successful entrepreneur who made the switch.  I’m grateful for the opportunity, not to mention,  it’s a solid piece. Read it, and tell me what you think! 15_10_30_EntrepreneurLessons

October 30, 2015 0

Living in haunted houses

In order to master our demons, first and foremost, we must acknowledge them….a thing that’s easy to say, but, depending on the demon, can be almost impossible to do. For many of us, for example, just admitting that we’re depressed, can make us feel that we failed, that we’re letting down parents, a spouse, children,…
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October 20, 2015 0

Keeping up with yourself

Yesterday, on our 7th (…wow, where has the time gone…!) small business podcast, my co-host Marie Segares and I, talked about the destructive lure of comparing yourself to…well, anyone but yourself. When I started this business, in 2008, I wasted a lot of time comparing myself to other entrepreneurs and other coaches, to people who had been…
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August 18, 2015 0

Titles don’t matter.

This morning, lying in bed reading my Twitter feed, as an 8-week-old rescued kitten* walked back and forth across my face, squeaking, I read this story about Brandi Lee Weaver-Gates. Brandi Lee is the Pennsylvania beauty queen recently arrested for pretending to have cancer, so she could scam her friends and family out of thousands of dollars.…
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August 12, 2015 0