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What Do I Want?

This is the question I’ve been asking myself for the last two years solid, or since I officially entered mid-life. And it’s been a struggle.  A couple years ago, I felt like I had hit the mountaintop. The summit. Seemingly overnight, I felt like I had checked off all the most important dreams I had […]

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Deciding What Game to Play

Not everything is a game but it’s how I think and approach business and work. And business is the best game I’ve found to play. This week I’ve been thinking deeply on how to decide when to keep going or quit related to my various business projects. And I had an epiphany: I don’t play […]

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Help Your Clients Eat the Elephant Too

Over the last couple of years I’ve gotten to reengage with agencies and freelancers for key services for my projects. And that’s given me a renewed and updated perspective on client services type work. I have all kinds of empathy about those who do professional services. Truly. I served a huge group of you for […]

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What’s Your Next Step?

It’s almost comical to say but I’m busier than I’ve been in years. Each week I’ve got multiple live webinars, partner/team meetings, coaching meetings and connecting with others in the gaps. But that was all intentional when I left iThemes as I knew I needed to “keep myself out there.” I knew I’d have the […]

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Competing Against Amateurs

If you’ve been in business for any length of time, particularly offering your services as a freelancer, you’ve undoubtedly heard a prospective client say something like this: I know someone [typically a young relative] who can do [what they think you do] for [less money]. As someone who once offered services as a web designer […]