From Freelancer to Agency: 6 Lessons I’ve Learned

Two years ago, I was ready to pack it all in and burn my business down.

I felt overworked, underpaid, and definitely under appreciated. I also felt like a total and complete fraud.

What had happened was this: At the beginning of 2016, I made a goal to increase the percentage of my income that came from courses and products instead of 1:1 services. I had an audacious plan to triple my email list in the first half of the year, launch some new live workshops over the summer, and then …

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Gratitude in Business

This week, we celebrate Thanksgiving in the U.S. — a holiday with a hugely problematic history, but a generally nice message buried under the centuries of racism and colonialism.

Also, …

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About Time

“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.” — Douglas Adams

Yesterday, I made a three course meal for my family’s dinner. On a weeknight.

I also took my daughter to the pool to swim some practice laps with her, worked, exercised, crocheted a few rows on a project I’m working on (until I ran out of yarn) and read a few chapters of a book.

When I tell people that’s how my days sometimes look (and, believe me, not every day looks like this) they’re often wildly impressed. They wonder how I get …

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10 Ways to Become a Better Writer for Your Business (or Life!)

I was chatting with a potential client recently, and he flat out told me, “I suck at writing.”

Now, I’m betting that’s not objectively true. He has a lot of formal education under his belt — and I’m guessing that he couldn’t possibly have gotten those upper level degrees without SOME writing skills. 

But what he’s probably saying is that he feels like he “sucks” at the kind of less formal, more conversational tone that most content marketing is written in. (Like this blog! Hello!) 

I also had a couple of clients ask …

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