It’s like coming across a train wreck — when someone else is already doing, or making, my great idea. I do and don’t want to look. But look I must, even if it means the disappointment of finding my great idea’s already been done.
I have worked from a home-based office for most of my career. So, here are my 9 tricks for staying focused when I need to be, without working constantly. Read the rest of this entry »
This year, I was honored to be one of three women featured as a KC Maker in this KCPT special edition of The Local Show as part of a national PBS/AOL initiative to celebrate women’s contributions to social change. The whole experience got me thinking about the makings of Making, of which I’ve found six things absolutely essential.
One of my oft-told stories is of treasure hunter Mel Fisher, and his search for the Spanish galleon ship, Nuestra Senora de Atocha, sunk in 1622 off the Florida Keys. Hidden within his tale may be the answer to your question, “How do I know when to quit my business?”
If you’re a creative business prone to capacity gluts and free falls from project work, the Accordion Business Model could be music to your ears. Read the rest of this entry »
My author crush Danielle LaPorte’s The Fire Starter Sessions has been inspiring me for months as I consider and apply her action-provoking exercises. The most profound, and profoundly simple, is igniting my world (and my clients’). Danielle says, “What if, first, we got clear on how we actually wanted to feel within ourselves, and then we designed our to-do lists?” Read the rest of this entry »
We seem ever-pressed to reduce stress, yet not all stress is the kind we want to avoid. There are actually two kinds of stress: distress and eustress. Read the rest of this entry »
Recently, one of my colleagues (who is poised for a business hop) asked how I go through changes in my business without fear of being wrong. My answer: I may be what some call “wrong” at times, but I prefer to think of it as fluid instead. Read the rest of this entry »