Tips

Negotiations and Love Songs

2004(ish): I was having issues with my wisdom teeth. The pain was horrible, but I was doing my best to work through it. Then, one of my most difficult wholesale customers came in to the store. I did my best to be polite as she demanded help. I answered her questions, I gave her advice.…

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How to motivate yourself (when you really don’t wanna)

Today’s post is not the post I was planning on writing. You see, I spent all of Friday (the day I was planning on writing today’s post) procrastinating and putting off sitting down to write. Yesterday was going pretty much the same. Fortunately, as I was pulling myself out of procrastination mode, I realized that the trick I remembered…

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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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Self-care vs Professionalism (hint: It’s a false choice)

I have a confession to make… I suck at self-care. Which may not seem like a big deal, except that a large part of my philosophy behind building a business is based on building a sustainable business. And no matter how sustainable you think your business is, if you don’t make the time to take…

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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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