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Work With Us! We’re Hiring Full-Time Editors, Writers & Social Media Superstars

July 20, 2015

After building my own business for the last five years, my blog-management company was acquired this summer by a digital media startup. Now I’m in-house at Taylor Media as Executive Editor, building an editorial team. It’s a fun and challenging ride already! While several members of my Socialexis team have joined us for this transition, […]

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You Deserve to Love Your Job (My New Ebook) is Just 99 Cents This Week

May 19, 2014

My latest ebook, You Deserve to Love Your Job, is just 99 cents today through May 25. Why? Because it's that time of year when high school and college students leave the nest with one big expectation in front of them: FIND A JOB. Except the way we think about jobs sucks. Most of us […]

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Want to Land New Clients? 5 Ways That Really Work

October 22, 2013

One of the biggest challenges of starting a new business — especially a service-based business — is finding new clients. I’ve written before about how the best way to land new clients is to help them find you. While that post has several solid ideas, what’s sometimes even more helpful is real-life examples. So here […]

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For Journalists Who Need an Escape Plan (Even If You’re Not Ready to Admit It Yet)

May 6, 2013

Working at newspapers isn’t what it used to be. We know this from Allyson Bird’s post on why she left news, and we know it from a recent survey on, which ranked “newspaper reporter” as the worst job of 2013. And if you’ve had the experience of working in a newsroom, you know it […]

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Finding a Company That’s Good for Your Career

October 29, 2012

Old-school companies and organizations hire people for specific positions, then stifle ideas and growth to keep people in those positions (where they drown in boredom and frustration). Forward-looking companies and organizations hire people with skills, potential and, most importantly, an eagerness to learn, and nurture those employees (who then help the company succeed). Which kind […]

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Stop Waiting for Someone to Give You a Job

October 9, 2012

Stop complaining about the job market. Stop spending all your time browsing job boards. Stop acting like you’re entitled to a job. Stop waiting for someone else to hire you. Instead… Be innovative. Realize there are ways to make a living that don’t involve depending on someone else. (Like this idea? Tweet it!) Get to […]

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What to Do When You Don’t Like Your Job But You Don’t Know What You Want Next

August 27, 2012

You know I believe in finding a job you enjoy. That if you’re working a job you don’t enjoy, one that stresses you out or leaves you feeling unfulfilled, you should figure out how to make a living doing something else. But what if you don’t know what that something else is? What if you […]

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3 Ways to Teach Yourself Anything You Want to Learn

August 1, 2012

If you look closely at people who are succeeding in this new digital world of work, you’ll notice they have something in common: they’re fast learners and willing to adapt. Even more importantly, they go out of their way to learn what they don’t know, to gain the skills and knowledge they need. Because in […]

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Teach Yourself What You Need to Know to Succeed: Lessons from The Education of Millionaires

January 25, 2012

Every college kid and recent grad should go out and buy (or borrow) Michael Ellsberg’s new book, The Education of Millionaires. Really. I feel so strongly about this that I’m sitting here thinking about who I should buy it for. I heard about Michael and his book via Mixergy, an educate-yourself website full of interviews […]

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Wanting to Love Your Job Isn’t Asking Too Much

November 3, 2011

I had an email conversation yesterday with a friend who doesn’t love her job. Well, she loves it sometimes. But on other days, it’s super stressful with long hours and not particularly fulfilling. This friend is a glass-half-full type, so whenever she’s feeling stressed to the max, she points out the parts of her job […]

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