How do you feel about planning? Does having a plan make you feel more secure and productive? Or does it feel restrictive, overwhelming (where to start!), even intimidating? Wherever you fall on the spectrum, it’s cool. But make no mistake. […]

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Have you ever responded to the question “How are you?” with “I’m SO busy!!!”? I know I have. But really, when did our lives become so overwhelming that we’d offer such a poor answer to a genuinely nice question? All […]

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Have you ever woken in the middle of the night gripped with fear because you don’t see a future for your creative career or business? If you’re feeling anything other than a Zen-like calm right now, you’re not alone. You’re […]

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If I had to define my character, I’d say I’m pretty optimistic.  I genuinely want to see the best in people, assume things will work out for the best, and believe that there’s an intelligent force greater than myself that’s […]

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During my days as an agent for creative directors, art directors and copywriters, I was asked by a large national brand to provide an estimate for tagline development. When I quoted the fee, the woman on the end of the […]

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If I told you that your business is always going to be in flux would you be (a) excited or (b) depressed? Your answer will tell you a lot about your mindset around change, potential, and your ability to thrive, […]

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Have you ever: Got to the end of your day and wondered where it went, or what you achieved? Had a slow start and never really recovered the day? Sat down at your desk and thought “Now what?” My friend, […]

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FREEDOM. Isn’t that one of the reasons you decided to go into business for yourself? Freedom to: Work with whom you want Work when you want Work the hours you want Work where you want Charge how much you want […]

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Do you remember the moment you decided to go out on your own? I do. And it was terrifying. I was 35 years old, in a relationship that, instead of heading towards marriage and babies, was in its final death-spiral […]

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Have you ever scrolled through your Instagram (or whatever) feed, marveling at everyone else’s apparent ability to share their perfectly curated thoughts and opinions on a daily basis? It’s easy to believe the world is full of cool, connected extroverts, […]

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Whether you’ve been working for yourself for years or you’re just transitioning into freelancing, one of the biggest challenges solopreneurs tell me they face is dealing with fluctuations in work and income. One month you’re flush, the next you’re anxiously […]

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Being a creative-leaning, empathic type, I used to think money didn’t matter; that being happy and fulfilled were more important than everything else.  And I was half-right! Being happy and fulfilled IS the most important thing in life, but that’s […]

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The other day I watched a Baby Tylenol commercial that moved me to tears (I know, I’m a pretty easy target!). You see, the ad’s hero was a baby with an ear infection and while his mum tried everything to […]

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Being an entrepreneur myself, and having engaged with hundreds over the years, I’ve learned there are two traits most of us share: Big ideas Impatience Now this is a pretty bad combination because, as we all know (intellectually, at least), […]

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How do you feel about your branding? Does it feel like the best possible reflection of who you are, what you do and why, and how your ideal clients benefit from working with you? Or does it feel a little […]

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Can I share something with you? I live with some level of fear, most of the time. And you know what else? Everyone does! Leaders ranging from Nelson Mandela and Gandhi, to Michael Jordan and Richard Branson have all talked […]

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Have you ever had the feeling that your business is the world’s best kept secret and, no matter what you do, you can’t seem to consistently get enough clients? We’ve all been there and we’ve all convinced ourselves of why: It’s summer, […]

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Ever since I had kids, I’ve found myself saying one of the following way too much: Hurry up I don’t have time I’m too busy Let’s go!!!! Sounds fun, right? Always feeling like you’re running against a clock isn’t fun. Projecting that onto little […]

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Did you make any New Year’s resolutions for your business goals this year? Research has revealed that 80% of resolutions fall by the wayside. Talk about dismal statistics. But, if you’re reading this post, I know you have everything it […]

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Are you in a place of transition in your business or career?  Me too!  If you’re an entrepreneur or freelancer it comes with the territory. You have a vision for your business and life, and as you grow, so do […]

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If you’re reading this post, I’m pretty sure it’s because you have a vision. Your vision is what makes you stand out from the crowd, it’s the vehicle through which you make an impact in the world. It’s what made […]

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One of the biggest myths that exists in the creative industry is: If the work is good enough it will speak for itself As nice as it sounds, that line of thinking has stopped many a profitable creative career or […]

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If you’re in business, there’s always one thing that’s on the top of your mind: Whether you’re starting out and need to get your first few clients, or you’re re-positioning your existing business to attract higher-quality, better paying clients, the […]

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Have you ever wondered how certain businesses or brands just seem to have their finger on the pulse, perfectly anticipating what their clients want and need? What gives? What secret do they know that you don’t? They know the secret […]

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In my days as an agent for art directors, copywriters, graphic designers and illustrators, I would get a lead on a new project and get to work calling in portfolios (I know, old school!) from all great independent creative talent […]

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