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

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?

​(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

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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Herding cats, and other challenges with an independent target market

One of the first things you have to decide on when you get into business is your target market. There are a lot of weird ways to do that in the online business space, most of which involve creating an unrealistic avatar that ends up describing no one in particular....
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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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