Mallie

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Why I’m leaving my coaching business of 3+ years

Why I’m leaving my coaching business of 3+ years

In January 2013, I had just officially completed my time in academia. As many of my regular followers know, I'd had a mental health breakdown in the summer of 2011 that led to diagnoses of OCD, major depression, and binge eating disorder. After a year of intense...

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Travel magic for the creative process

Travel magic for the creative process

I just returned from vacation, and a lot of ideas have been stirred up via my bizarre creative process. Of course, that's not unusual for me, in general, but travel kicks it up a notch. Matt and I have gotten into cruising in the past year, after a lifetime of being...

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Are you outgrowing your business planter?

Are you outgrowing your business planter?

​(I was originally going to call this "On outgrowing your pot," but I realized that sounded like a very different non-business problem) Matt and I have black thumbs, despite coming from successful gardening families. However, because we come from successful gardening...

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How to fight the online business echo chamber

How to fight the online business echo chamber

A not-so-funny thing that keeps coming up when talking to my good business friends, clients, and Incubator members is the frustration that the online business space is a giant echo chamber. (Other words you may choose to use include circlejerk, poorly-constructed...

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Off-road your business (strategically)

Off-road your business (strategically)

When I first got into the online business space, I was completely unaware of the online business space. I was a freelance science writer/editor, and, thanks to my STEM Master's degree and halfway decent portfolio, I picked up a couple of big clients from job boards...

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On practicing what I preach (pivoting my business)

On practicing what I preach (pivoting my business)

Author's Note: This was originally intended to simply be an email to my list. But after I sent it out on Monday, others who heard that I was shifting asked me to forward it along to them so they knew what was up. So as I work to overhaul my brand, website, and this...

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How to run your business like a CEO

How to run your business like a CEO

This is part 1 of a 4-part series on moving from solopreneur to CEO in your creative business! The solopreneur hamster wheel.... When you first start out in business, all you want is to get clear and get clients. You spend late nights working on your website and your...

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How Successful Entrepreneurs Use Masterminds

How Successful Entrepreneurs Use Masterminds

Plenty of things are up for debate in the business world. But the verdict is in on masterminds: a good one is (sometimes literally) worth its weight in gold. Here's what various successful online entrepreneurs have had to say about how masterminds have grown their own...

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About Me

Hi! I'm Mallie. I'm a scientist turned creative entrepreneur, and I talk about unconventional business, travel, lifestyle, and whatever else tickles my fancy. 2008 called, and it wants its blog format back!

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