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If I waited until I felt like it, I wouldn’t have a business

If I waited until I felt like it, I wouldn’t have a business

I am TERRIBLE at accounting. Seriously, like awful at it. I learned this in my first semester of business school. I was taking basic accounting and the homework sent me spiraling into crocodile tears and teeth-clenched monosyllabic man-grunts. It was awful. I had never hit a wall like that before. I was always the kid… more>>

FTW Wednesday: Ellen Ercolini wants you to make more money

FTW Wednesday: Ellen Ercolini wants you to make more money

This week, I’m featuring my lovely new friend Ellen Ercolini of EllenErcolini.com. Ellen is a money-making expert for creative pros. For reals. After years of coaching ups and downs, she found that the thing she’s best at is helping you make a better living. And she’s a BOSS at it.  In this week’s interview, Ellen tells… more>>

The post in which I break you open and poke at your tender bits with the business-end of a pointy stick

The post in which I break you open and poke at your tender bits with the business-end of a pointy stick

Settle in. Take a deep breath. This will only hurt for a second. Ready? Good. I am calling bullshit on half-assery. On half-way-ness. On excuses made to cover a lack of care and effort. Because half-way is useless. And prevalent. And toxic. And I’m done with it. There is no half-way. Doing something is not always better than doing… more>>

Reactive vs. Proactive business: Which one are you?

Reactive vs. Proactive business: Which one are you?

Things Reactive business owners say: “I have no idea what I want to do.” “All my clients are crazy and I’m tired all the time.” “I’m always overwhelmed.” “_______________ is doing it so much better than me.” “I don’t know why my thing didn’t sell.” “Everyone else makes it look so easy. What’s wrong with… more>>

There IS something wrong with you. Here. Let me poke at it with a stick.

There IS something wrong with you. Here. Let me poke at it with a stick.

That’s what we hear out there a lot, don’t we? “You’re doing your business wrong — and only I know what to do to make it better.” “You need to learn how to have adventures — let me show you how.” “You’re introverted/extroverted/highly-sensitive/socially-anxious/fear-riddled/chronically-uncool. But it’s ok. I can fix you.“ We call it “Aspirational Marketing”… more>>

Play big or play small? Apparently, size DOES matter.

Play big or play small? Apparently, size DOES matter.

I’ve noticed an emerging trend happening out there: The little guys are growing up and becoming the big guys. Online entrepreneurs are renting offices. Solopreneurs are becoming agencies and collectives and are all about playing big – bigger – BIG BIG BIG! I read a post recently by a minimalist who was talking about how… more>>

How to be happy when you feel broke and hopeless.

How to be happy when you feel broke and hopeless.

It’s launch season people. Everywhere you turn there’s a new fabulous product/ coach/ system/ course popping up like bunnies. Everyone is telling you why their way is better than the other guy’s. Your inbox is packed to the gills with teaser webinars, info-calls, sneak peaks, and bonus add-ons. If you’re like me, you have a… more>>

Get over your stupid issues and go Make money.

Get over your stupid issues and go Make money.

I have money issues. Mainly, I hate money. I think money is stupid, always have. I was a socialist at age seven, and it had nothing very little to do with my hippie-dippie parents. I just thought it would make more sense if everyone just took what they needed and shared with each other. It seemed… more>>

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