Need Cash? Create Some with a Joblet

Whether you are inbetween jobs, unemployed, underemployed, or an entrepreneur falling short of income goals chances are you can create cash sooner rather than later. One of the biggest trends born from the crazy economy is that of mini-jobs or a portfolio career where someone has multiple jobs (freelance or part-time) that add up to a full time paycheck. Even if you don't have enough of these mini-jobs to make a full paycheck, capitalizing on what you already know is a fast path to cash. ...more
That is a bit of the beauty of bartering...and it can be great - just be clear on when you ...more

The 12 and 12 For Keeping Your Brand Re-Freshed!

This is the final part of our six part series on Brand Power-Are You Building It! We have journeyed together on an adventure and explored, gone off the beat and path a little, detoured and taken some side trips but have never lost site of the main road. ...more

10 Red Flags That You Aren't Cut Out for Self-Employment

People often ask me - how did you know you were cut out to be your own boss? How do you deal with the anxiety? The risk? The learning curve? There are many ways to be successful... I coach my clients how to navigate the inner and outer obstacles all the time. Yet, I will be the first to say that self-employment is not for the faint of heart, it's not for everyone. So, how do you know if it's right for you? ...more
Eliminate negative people from your life and cultivate the positive! Now more than ever, ...more

What I Learned While Publishing My Book

In September, I released my first full-length published book titled Open to Your Intuitive Intelligence™: Reflections on Nature and Wisdom and to say I am excited is an understatement. Along the way I learned a great deal about what it takes to start and more importantly complete a project like this. Whether you are looking to publish as part of your business or for professional gratification, here are some lessons learned. ...more
Congrats on your bouncing baby BOOK, Paula! Yes, I likened my own book writing experience with ...more

Career Change Roundup

Changing careers can be exhilirating or stressful depending on your approach. In the last few years more people have had to change careers by necessity rather than by voluntary choice. That said, whether you choose to leave or are asked to leave you have the power to use it as a catalyst for your future. ...more
In the midst of it right now...experiencing good and bad days. But I've found that staying busy, ...more

How to Use the Creative Process to your Advantage

Do you have a specific creative process that works for you? Or do you just wing it hoping that brilliant ideas will just flow effortlessly into your brain and take shape on their own?...more

The Secret to Effective Selling - Roundup

If you are in business, you are a sales professional. I don't care if your business is widgets or service, you must be able to sell effectively if you plan on staying in business. As someone who came from a corporate background where no sales was required, it was a rude awakening for me to enter the world of entrepreneurship and have to... eek! Sell! ...more

Work-Life Balance Roundup

This week we dive into the wide-world of work-life balance. To me the term is almost mythical. What is it really supposed to mean? A perfectly balanced life? That's like a perfectly done souffle or perfectly round and even homemade pie. I don't know about you, but those are few and far between (and often a fluke). Not to mention often the juice just isn't worth the squeeze (as an manager of mine used to say). ...more

Blog Roundup - How to Price Your Services

When you first strike out on your own, you're eager for your first client. I know I certainly was. Then inevitably the question hits - what should I charge for my services? When starting out, the tendency is to want to low-ball your prices because you might feel: ...more
Thanks for reading -- yes this is a prime example where we might think - oh but is $200 ...more

My Husband Won't Support My Dreams

My husband is in the Army, and is currently living 1,800 miles away from me while he trains for his upcoming deployment. In the meantime, I've been in the process of chasing a dream and starting my own business over the last year. It's been slow, tedious work, but I'm finally getting liftoff and gaining momentum. Each time I call and excitedly tell him about the good news, he pisses all over my joy. He'll get skeptical and cynical, and ask about the worst-case scenario, and offer a halfhearted, "Uh…well, congratulations…" It's heartbreaking. I love him to death, but I'm on the brink of doing something amazing and need his support and encouragement. Help! ...more
I am completely in the same situation. Over years of arguing and many times I have wanted to ...more