Posts in Inspiration
The Bizarre Boss In Charge Of Your Business (No, It’s Not Your Customer)

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She’s in charge even when you think YOU are.

Which is why you need to ‘train’ her. You need to approach her with what you WANT instead of letting her run without your intentional interference.

And here’s the icing on the cake about your bizarre boss.

Unlike any of the ‘in-the-flesh’ bosses with whom you may have had a sketchy relationship—this one absolutely, 100% wants...

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How To Know Whether Your Customers Really Like What You Have To Offer

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And then I see people wondering why, when they have something sell, no one’s buying. (Everyone LOVES my Facebook posts! What gives?)

The truth is, when it comes time for people to back up their ‘likes’ with their credit cards— ‘politeness’ has nothing to do with it.

No one HAS to buy what you have to sell. In fact, as a business owner it’s your job to help people understand why what you have to offer is so compelling, so mouthwateringly or heartwarmingly or businessgrowingly awesome that they can’t NOT buy it.

If that doesn’t happen— the...

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Your Business Is Not A Self-Improvement Project (How Letting Go Of Goals Can Help You Achieve Them)

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But maaaan… I was stuck deep myself, and I needed a serious Physician, heal thyself moment.

So, I made a New Year’s Decision:

I’m done with the self-improvement project.

I’m done renovating the bedroom of my psyche or the living room of my business. The house (temple?) is perfect as-is.

This year, I’m practicing...

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Lay Off The Junk Food (It's Not Good For Business)

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(Funny… excellent business projects can do the same thing!)

But the junk food is so… handy.

Rip open a bag of chips and, PRESTO! You’ve got an instant ‘meal’.

Pop open that email window, Facebook feed, or blog post (if you’re reading this, you’re busted) and, WHAMMO! Instant feeling of ‘productivity’.

So today, right now, this moment— I’d like...

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Does This Blog Make My Butt Look Fat? (Or, How To Get Over Your Ego In Your Business)

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It may be something sorta within your control (like a silly typo or a mis-phrased something-or-other that gets people’s panties in a bunch), or it may be something entirely out of your control.

It might be that you get spammed, or hacked, or phished, and your site gets closed down completely and you’re freaking out because Ohmigod how the hell am I going to run my online business without a website?

Or it might just be that your browser...

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A Brief Biography Of Bliss (Or, How I Learned To Love Life Without Needing It To Be Perfect)

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I had read seemingly every self-help book on the market, attended seminars, meditated, gone to psychics, had tarot cards and my palm read, tried various forms of energy work, and concluded at one point in my mid-thirties that there was nothing else I could do, that everyone who said there was a ‘better life’ than the one I was living was- plain and simple- full of shit.

In fact, I reached a point where I believed that the ‘personal development’ industry was nothing more than a sham, meant to part me and my money with no attempt at delivering value.

(For the record, there are things about the ‘personal development’ industry that I don’t support or advocate, but that’s a topic for another time.)

The thing is, these days I’m the...

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Why I Am Not A Shoe Designer (+ An Interview With Christian Louboutin)

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If I decided to take up shoe design because I could potentially be good at it and maybe make money at it… well, I’m pretty sure the fashion director at Neiman Marcus wouldn’t be interviewing me.

My designs would likely end up in the clearance bin at Ross in no time flat.

Even though I understand and appreciate the experience of fabulous shoes, I don’t need or want to be on the ‘creational’ end of that particular product (yep, I used a made up word again).

Here’s the takeway for you, no matter whether you’re...

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What Does It Mean To Be Okay? (On Illness And Mortality)

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I have to tell you that this shouldn’t be happening to you, and that the perpetrator (whether an ex-boyfriend, an employer, another friend, or a cancerous tumor) is a shithead.

I have to sit with you and ‘hope’ that things get better.

And yet.

And yet, as much as I’d like to hold onto hope, it’s a punctured raft in the middle of the Atlantic. 

You can cling to it desperately, until...

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The Inevitability Of Karma And The Power Of De-Writing Your Story

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Anyway, I started thinking about what MY life would look like if someone wrote a story about it.

And after popping a Zoloft…

(KIDDING.)

So, okay- maybe I can’t say that my life is the stuff of a page-turning action novel.

But here’s the thing.

It’s been a grand adventure so far.

Really and truly.

And I wouldn’t trade it for anyone else’s. It’s exactly the life I‘ve needed to live in order to become the...

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