How to find time for creativity when you’re always busy

How to find time for creativity when you’re always busy

“Don’t ever lie to yourself.”   I’ve always found this phrase mysterious and scary. It would caution me against something I had no control over or would not have been able to spot on my own:   I mean, how are you supposed to know that you’re lying to...

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How to keep your business from going bland

How to keep your business from going bland

Have you ever tried a bland dish? No spices, no substance, no particular color? Just a water-like looking soup with some food scraps swimming in there? Years ago I tried a soup like that for the first time - my brief initiation into blandness.   Raised in a...

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How to Treat Money when You’re an Online Entrepreneur

How to Treat Money when You’re an Online Entrepreneur

Remember when you were a kid and your mom told you to eat something you hated? How did you do it?   I’ve done it with my son to get him to eat green beans. I watch him reluctantly put a piece of a previously-chewed green back into his mouth, close his eyes,...

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How to stop charging by the hour and begin working smarter

How to stop charging by the hour and begin working smarter

I started my business by charging $15 per hour for language lessons. It was a welcome upgrade from the stressful College teaching job I’d had prior. Within 6 months I discovered that exchanging my time for money impacted my physical well-being and my productivity. It...

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How to make your online course small, sexy and sellable.

How to make your online course small, sexy and sellable.

Let me walk you through the typical, speedy course creation process.   "I'm so sick and tired of my clients making the same mistakes." "I'm so exhausted coaching folks 1:1. Wow, these mistakes would make great content for a wonderful course!" "I'm just going to...

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