• Entrepreneurship
  • They say you should ignore imposter syndrome…but what if it’s really your gut telling you you’re on the wrong path?

    Probably half of my posts on this blog have dealt with self-doubt or “imposter syndrome” in one way or another.  But for good reason; I honestly believe it’s the one thing that stands between us and success, particularly for entrepreneurs. Because there’s absolutely no reason we can’t have what we desire as far as online […]

  • Self
  • Stop letting the trolls starve, you cruel person.

    Vampires, werewolves, witches, wizards.  Cinderella, Red Riding Hood.  Those types. Books and TV have reinvented those classic characters over the last decade or so, weaving them into modern times and relevant situations, while still preserving the essence of the fairy tale.  It’s a trend.  The “fractured fairy tale”, it’s sometimes called. But there’s a fairy […]

  • Entrepreneurship
  • The One Person You Shouldn’t Miss

    Day one-and-a-half of getting back to me. What does that even mean? The last post was about having no free time, even as a “free”lancer.  Seems like a bit of a contradiction, right?  No one freelances because they want MORE structure, more strict deadlines, more micromanagement, more long hours. Freelancing should mean freedom.  Lots of […]

  • Entrepreneurship
  • 99 Problems But…At Least There’s Bacon

    first world problems

    I’m grumpy today. Really grumpy. I’m on Day 3 of a 21-day sugar detox, which has me feeling sluggish and hangry and craving Reese’s peanut butter cups like woah.  I made these apple streusel egg muffins yesterday with high hopes.  They looked delicious.  They tasted like absolutely NOTHING. It was like a piece of tofu […]

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Webinars: The Seductive Sirens of Online Biz

    Webinars, Siren

    Since when does being “relentlessly helpful” mean selling people something that “could” be helpful. You see it everywhere.  How do I get a following?  How do I get people to opt-in to my email list?  How do I get people to notice me? “Be relentlessly helpful” is the advice I’ve seen many times.  It’s sort […]

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Stinking, Rotting, Threadbare Online Biz Advice

    threadbare online biz advice, epic content

      “The Internet: EPICCCCCC CONTENNNNNTTTTTTTT!” – Ash Ambirge, on her latest post “An Ode to the Internet’s Worst Business Advice”    Translation? Just go read it.   Fucking. Epic. Content.   If I see those two words together on one more piece of advice on how to gain an online following, I’m going to poke my eyes […]

  • Creativity
  • A way to be creative AND mess with people’s brains? Yes, please.

    Copywriting - Mind Influence

    Introducing Copywriting (for all us non-business people).   A few months ago, I had no idea what ‘copywriting’ was. Most people hear the word and think it has something to do with legal claims to original work and it looks like a ‘C’ with a circle around it.   Then you see it written down, […]