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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

Words Matter

You are the words you say to yourself.

The Angry Caregiver

8/9/2018 This is going to deplete me. I don’t have the luxury of not working. I still have to manage my projects, source new leads, and reach in deep to find the creativity I need to finish my work. All while I take care of the house, cook, shop, manage

It only takes 20 minutes to write a blog post, right?

Either people think writers are magicians or they have no clue about what it takes to craft meaningful content.  Here are some *actual* requests I’ve come across: “I will pay you $175 for 20,000 words.” (that’s like 80 pages btw) “Need to hire for blog post writing- will be quick,

4 New Clients, Cancer, and a Harvard app: My Week So Far

Wowzers what a week! First of all, I am very excited to be applying to Harvard for some continuing education in business and leadership. The app is due this weekend—wish me luck! 🤞 It was a busy week at the office onboarding for FOUR new clients! I welcomed a former

Want Great Clients? Get Your Sh*t Together.

The two most common questions I get asked when I tell people I am a writer: 1) What do you write? 2) How do you find your clients? The answer to the first question is pretty straightforward: I solve explanation problems for CEOs and founders who don’t have time to

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

Are we Going to Hell in a Handbasket?

My younger sister, Adrianna, and I don’t live in the same town, so when we do get together, it is not uncommon for us to get into some deep conversations.   We were sharing drinks one night, and she asked me if I thought the present is better or worse

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

Are you new here? Let me tell you a bit about me.

After a couple of false starts in my career and love life, I hung out my shingle as a ghostwriter and later married a lovely man who is fun and intelligent and seems delighted by my desire to run the world. We signed on the dotted line in a small

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