The Reality of Freelancing: The Dream Is Free. The Hustle, Sold Separately

I used to dream about what it would be like to be a digital nomad. Just me, my laptop and a turquoise stretch of ocean on either side. I’d think about what it would be like to work from a remote location that inspired my creativity and not just a desk where I’m accounted for… Read More

Personal Branding: The Secret Of Competing Against Yourself

It’s the start of a new week. One that transitions into the next month of the new year, for that matter.¬† Hopefully you’re getting excited for what is in store for you and all this week has to offer. I wanted to share some perspective from a video I watched today. It was a compilation… Read More

You Create Your Own Happiness – Where You Are Right Now

I’ve had this quote tapped up to my bathroom mirror for a bit. And it’s a good one because… it centers you with the responsibility of creating your own happiness each day. But it’s also good to temper this expectation because while you’re responsible for your happiness, it’s truly a balance. Sometimes saying ‘yes’ to… Read More

Personal Branding: How To Own Your Power

Sundays are a great day for getting perspective, reflecting on your goals, and also just getting things done. Especially on this rainy Sunday in January, I wanted to share three inspirational messages (one podcast & two videos) which I came across recently that you can listen to and infuse more reflection time into your otherwise… Read More

Life Advice: Cut Loose

Lately I’ve found that the secret to being able to do something is to mentally not overthink or pre-frame it first. I’ll give you an example from weightlifting. There are times when I start to mentally psych myself out of executing a lift when I know how much weight is on the bar because I… Read More

Online Strategy: Year-end Reflection on Rapid Fire

I love Christmas time but not for the reasons you might expect. To me, this time of year is a reflection point. In particular, it’s a day where we collectively consider what’s really important in life and make an effort to be surrounded by people who contribute to it most. I think we should have… Read More

On Flying Blind: A Different Perspective

Conditions change every day. The stock market goes up and down; the weather shines and storms. What matters is what we do when that storm comes. Challenge yourself¬† to re-frame your thinking about the “storms” in your life. Challenge yourself to think differently. Here are two quotes I really like around this concept: “Listen, there’s… Read More

Perspective: There’s Always A Price, Dearie.

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” – Henry David Thoreau Anything that costs you your peace is too expensive. Now, some things we cannot change, but we can make the best use of what is in our immediate influence, and take the rest as it happens. The choice… Read More

Protect Your Own Well

Today, looking through Feedly, my eyes flashed across these words from Seth Godin’s blog: “The single most important part of any project is the battery, the source of energy, the optimism and effort that turns the long shot into the sure thing, one day at a time.” And, especially if you’re that battery, taking this… Read More

2016 Election Results: Black Swan event

“The remedy of all blunders, the cure of blindness, the cure of crime, is love…” Ralph Waldo Emerson It’s the day after Election Day. I couldn’t not post today with the unexpected turn of events; Donald Trump is elected the 45th President of the United States of America. This is quite literally a historic event… Read More