Tag: business owner

What Lights You Up at Work?

What special things light you up about your business? I mostly dwell in the solo activities of writing and looking stuff up.  (Which I love by the way!) But the other 40% of my job requires me to interview strangers, write about the intimate details of their business, edit their

What do you want from your career?

What do you really want from your career? Is it fame? Is it fortune? Is it making a difference in another person’s life? What is the thing that gets you out of bed even on the hard days? For me, it’s simple.  Show me the money. Sounds kind of cold

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The Fish Rots From the Head

Crappy service is the owner’s fault. Not the employees, not even the manager.  Attitude and approach are built into an organization from the top.  It’s the culture, buy-in, and decisions about who has real power within an organization.   These decisions influence hiring, onboarding, and training. The actions we take and

Are you a Micromanager?

Micromanaging is a sign you don’t trust your hiring, onboarding, and training processes.

What Makes You Extra AF?

Today I am working on an article about how hard we work to “fit in,” whether it be our keeping up with the Joneses lifestyle or copycatting business ideas.  And it comes precisely at a time when I am working so hard to differentiate my business from the masses. When

12 Things that Freelancing Taught Me

My little business of one is on the come up. It’s exhilarating and sometimes terrifying! But, I *LOVE* what I do.  And I’m glad I took the long way here.  When people ask me how I became a writer, they expect me to say that I was an English major

Busy is for Bees.

I was recently asked to speak at an event alongside some other business owners. My first thought was “UGH – I am SO busy… how am I going to fit ANOTHER thing in my schedule??” I had to check that reflex and say to myself, LADY – what the hell

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