My 5 Most Powerful Daily Habits

We all have habits, some good, some bad. Or shall I say, some that move us forward toward an inspiring future and others that keep us stuck in the past. Habits are where the intersection between life and business becomes even more blurry than usual (and those of you that read me regularly know I have a pretty expanded concept of how life and business intersect). This is why I wanted to share my most powerful daily habits with you. ...more
I work better when I don't multitask. It's not just the stress, but I also use multitasking as a ...more

Back to School: 5 Tips for Self-Employed Moms

Summer is a time of schedule adjustment for any working parent. For self-employed Mom's, the impact is even greater as the workplace becomes inhabited by kids that are home during the day. Now that it's back to school time, the time is ripe to refocus your efforts in your business and recalibrate the rhythms of your day to accommodate the transition. ...more
 @Laine Griffin Good for you taking some time to create SPACE in which to revisit and adjust.  ...more

Terrific Tuesday - Take A Chance - Find A New Job

Terrific Tuesday - it is terrific to take a chance and start a business.The Terrific Tuesday posts throughout the month of August are abut taking chances. Today I am writing about taking a chance by starting your own business....more

How to Price Art

Over the years, I've figured out how to sell art, how to make art on commission, and even how to discount art without cheapening it. I know a thing or two about how art and money interact. It can be tricky, but there are really just four factors to take into account when you price your artwork to be successful....more

Recap: How to Succeed at Self-Employment

It's been a few months since we jumped in our virtual car and started the journey on the Roadmap to Self-Employment. Being an entrepreneur is an ever-changing adventure and yet the fundamentals always remain the same. By following these 9 steps you'll be on your way to a strong foundation as you start and grow your business. ...more
I enjoyed reading these articles.  I am in the process of making this plunge and your advice has ...more

How I Retired Before I Retired

Last month I spent 40+ hours in a vegan lifestyle coaching academy. A year ago, if someone had suggested I do such a thing, I would have thought them crazy. That was before I walked away from a good-paying, steady job, months before turning 47 years old. ...more
 @Roxana_the_Aviddiva "I can see myself consulting or coaching, writing and doing other ...more

Review & Reinvent Regularly

Running a business is not a wash - rinse - repeat thing. Sure, systems and procedures allow you to leverage your efforts, but being an entrepreneur means you never get to go on auto-pilot. Even the best laid business and marketing plans need to be reviewed regularly. The most successful businesses know how to keep things fresh and respond to the ever-changing business climates and customer behavior. ...more

Find Your Rhythm

Being self-employed is a distance run, not a sprint.  It doesn’t “end”.  Therefore the habits you put into place at the start of your business need to be sustainable.  Some might say achieving balance is impossible, and they are right. But, not in the way you think they are… I believe balance is an elusive and unattainable goal.  More stress is created in people today because of their quest to achieve balance than in simply creating a rhythm to life that works for you regardless of whether that meets some nebulous balance criteria. ...more
Would be interested to have an update on your quest for finding your rhythm and invite you to ...more

Know Your Numbers

Every action you take as an entrepreneur ties back into your brand and your strategy. So, how do you know if you're being effective? How do you know if your business is viable? Profitable? Headed for the landfill? You do this via metrics and knowing your numbers. ...more
@paulag01 You're welcome! Good piece!more

Integrated Marketing Enhances Your Professionalism

Steve McKee, author of When Growth Stalls: How It Happens, Why You're Stuck, and What to Do About It , talks about today’s marketing and media fragmentation in his Bloomberg article: Integrated Marketing: If You Knew it You’d Do It. He says: “The good news is that there is a powerful way to overcome fragmentation: integration.  But don’t be deceived—it’s more difficult than it appears.” ...more
What's your integrated marketing plan?more