Anxiety or intuition?

This week, I took advantage of the #entrepreneurlife and went for a hike in the nearby mountains in the middle of the day. This wasn't my first solo hike, although I'll admit that I don't go out too often alone. I'm out of shape and not a traditional outdoorsy type,...
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Et tu, everything?

I went to my weekly therapy session this morning for another lively round of "what's going on in my head?" As many of you know, I've been diagnosed with chronic depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and an eating disorder since 2011. I also took a work sabbatical...
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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...
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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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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...

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...

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...

17 ways to stop feeling “all over the place” in your business

One of the most common questions I get from new, overwhelmed business coaching clients is, "how do I stop feeling 'all over the place' in my business?" It's a big problem, not only when you're starting out, but when you're taking on more than you should be as your...

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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