Just Show Up

Just Show Up

This morning I was at Preserve: A Blogjam Retreat. It was an incredible experience and at one point one of the presenters, the uber-inspirational​ Tara Jaskowiak of Groundwork was talking about how to succeed in, well…everything… and suggested that one of...
Don’t Ask Your Mother If You’re Handsome

Don’t Ask Your Mother If You’re Handsome

If you’re going to be an entrepreneur, you’re going to need to check your ego at the door. This post is about that time that I did in fact believe the hype. Several years ago I began including business coaching as an offering. I worked with a client, helping keep her...
The Perfect Blog Posts and Unicorn Hunting

The Perfect Blog Posts and Unicorn Hunting

There’s this one question that I always get asked that I really hate. It’s a question that I’m guessing a lot of professional writers get asked and I’m guessing they all hate it. “How do you write the perfect blog post?” First off, I knew the answer to “how do you...
Shoestrings

Shoestrings

Sometimes I love the serendipity that’s involved in discovering new artists. The rise of streaming audio has helped this immensely. At one point, one of my friends recommended that I listen to Hamilton: The Broadway Musical. They thought that I might like the...
Find The Next Thing To Do and Do It

Find The Next Thing To Do and Do It

Most of us have too much shit to do. Right? While there are a lot of advantages to running your own business and being your own boss, always knowing what to do next is not one of them. I remember working for people. It was great. “Here are your tasks. Rinse. Repeat.”...
Newsletters: Yay or Nay

Newsletters: Yay or Nay

Can we take a minute to talk about newsletters? I’m torn. There are a few newsletters that I LOVE. They provide killer content and some really interesting actionable ideas. They find a problem or a pain point and they provide a solution, or at the very least an...