The power – and necessity – of community

hands together

{Cross posted from Facebook, in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting} I don’t really watch / read the news, so FB tends to be where I first hear about the latest and greatest tragedies facing our world… Hurricanes. Fires. Earthquakes. State-sanctioned police brutality against voters. Mass shootings. It’s hard for anyone to take in…

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Investing in your business – The psychology of spending

We’ve been talking about money lately, and the importance of investing in your business. We discussed some guidelines on how to invest in your business, and where to put your money. But there’s still a big challenge facing us; getting over the fear of spending money. Getting out of the space of I can’t afford…

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Forget about success vs failure, focus on the data

A friend recently posted something on her Facebook about dealing with feelings of failure, and it spawned a bit of a soapbox moment for me. I’m going to share what I said here as well, because I think this is super important stuff. I think the whole “failure/success” thing is bullshit. I prefer to think…

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Don’t let the donkey win

Years ago, when I was a little girl, my dad told me something my Grampa had said about me; apparently, Grampa had noticed I was rather stubborn. I believe his exact words were, “She could out-stubborn a donkey.” I don’t think it was meant as a compliment. But I thought it was hilarious, and it…

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Starting the wrong business

Like many of you, I spent the first part of my life desperately wishing I could find my Thing – that “one true passion” that I could immerse myself in, master, and turn into a lifelong career. And while I always knew I wanted to be self-employed, I had no idea what kind of business…

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