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

Personal Branding: The Best Practical Advice

I happened to be listening to the radio while getting ready this morning and I heard a trailer for the Martin Scorsese film ‘Silence’. At the very end, there was this sound bite from Liam Neeson where his character says, “Pray. But with your eyes open.” That stopped me, mid mascara swipe. I thought, “that’s… Read More

Making Resolutions: Want More? Expect More From Yourself First.

I found it a bit ironic that the top organic search result on “new years resolution statistics” shows we’re just as apprehensive about making them as we are about not making them. The data surveyed roughly 1,200 respondents (#grainofsalt) showed there are just as many people unwilling to create goals for themselves as there are… Read More

Personal Branding: Stand Up For Yourself But Take The Emotion Out Of It

I haven’t posted anything in the last week. But that’s because I had switched gears and was writing for a different outlet. Well, after working very hard to submit a finalized version for said outlet, it happened that my work was not published in its entirety. Normally, I’m open to edits because I like making… Read More