Life Lessons from a Four-Year-Old

Life Lessons from a Four-Year-Old

Yesterday, on a lazy Saturday afternoon, I got to spend a few hours with my nephew Jack. I was struck, as I’m always struck when I spend time with him, by how much he teaches me about life. There are of course the practical lessons I’ve learned from him such as to eat your favoriteRead More...
My First Vision Board

My First Vision Board

When my friend Angela of Revalue Investing invited me to her “vision board making” party, I thought I had a pretty good idea of what I was in for. I did not. I’ve always thought that a vision board is a combination of words and pictures that represent all the things you want to manifestRead More...
5 Self-Care Tips for Entrepreneurs During the Holidays

5 Self-Care Tips for Entrepreneurs During the Holidays

“Time off? What’s time off?” – Every entrepreneur who every lived I find the single most challenging thing about being an entrepreneur is the sheer juggling act of it all. Client communications? That’s you. Managing a social media presence? Yep, that’s you too. Accounting and Finance? You guessed it – all you. And so it’sRead More...
The Birthday List

The Birthday List

Remember when you were a kid and your birthday was the thing that you most looked forward to all year? It was that day of ultimate fun when you were treated extra special and got to do and enjoy all of your favorite things. I remember birthdays being this way for myself and my friendsRead More...
The Vast Rewards of a “You-cation”

The Vast Rewards of a “You-cation”

Does it ever seem like you can never quite get to those things in life you’re most excited about? Those things you’d love to do that are indefinitely “on the backburner” because you’re too busy simply trying to keep up with the many activities of everyday life? There are of course things we each mustRead More...
Take Control of Your Time

Take Control of Your Time

Do you ever feel like time is in control of you instead of the other way around? This is exactly how I felt most of my adult life – until recently. So what changed? It’s very simple. I decided to structure and spend my time much more deliberately and thoughtfully. Following the following three principles,Read More...
What is a work funnel?

What is a work funnel?

Have you ever given any real thought to how you secure work? If you trace backward and consider each step of the process that had to happen to get you there, you’ll most likely discover that you have one or more processes that you go through over and over. A “work funnel” diagram is basically aRead More...
Interview Series: Gerald Bailey

Interview Series: Gerald Bailey

How do freelancing artists do it? How do they piece together work to create a sustaining and stable career?  Through this interview series, I aim to get to the heart of those questions by talking to various artists about how they make freelancing work for them. In this tenth installment, Janelle Reichman at Continuum DesignRead More...
Public Speaking 101

Public Speaking 101

Public speaking is a powerful way to build any business. Not only does it establish you as an expert, it also allows you to be seen and heard by many people – in the same amount of time that it would have taken you to sit down with one single person for a coffee. About aRead More...
5 Easy Ways to Save Money

5 Easy Ways to Save Money

I’ve noticed that any blog posts I write related to saving money are always a hit – so here’s another one. Since becoming a home owner earlier this year, I’ve been thinking of small things I do (or could do) to save money here and there. Here’s five things that came to mind.
Build Your Vocabulary: 5 Tips

Build Your Vocabulary: 5 Tips

Why do people long to learn new words? Some people want to sound smarter. Other people are simply lovers of the English language. I myself find it to be a fun and interesting challenge in day to day life. After all, there are over 171,000 words in the Oxford English Dictionary (yes I just lookedRead More...
Working with a Designer: Get the Results You Want!

Working with a Designer: Get the Results You Want!

Back in 2011 when I released my first solo jazz album (here it is if you’re curious), I hadn’t yet begun designing album artwork myself – so I hired a professional graphic designer to design it for me (her name is April Kuo and she did an amazing job by the way). But what IRead More...

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