A Season of Finishing

January 1, 2021

This year I lamented the loss of not having the creative and physical bandwidth to start the things I envisioned. But perhaps this is 2020’s gift to me instead.

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When It Makes Sense to Turn Down Potential Clients

February 23, 2015

Over the last few months, my company has gotten a lot of client requests. We’ve turned down almost every one. Why? Because they weren’t the right fit for us. Often, they were the right fit in some ways, but not the right fit in others, which made it difficult to say no. But one of […]

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Why Our Conversations Around Startup Funding Are All Wrong

July 29, 2014

Every time you pick up a business magazine, look at the agenda for a lean startup meetup, or listen to an interview with an entrepreneur, you hear people talking about how to land funding for your startup, hailing companies that have managed to secure investment as the holy grail of success. But bootstrapping? Building a […]

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What It Takes to Live the Life You Want

June 30, 2014

Last week my soon-to-be husband left for a two-month, 3,500-mile bike trip on the West Coast. His brother is joining him, and they’re calling it #NoRestOutWest. Friends and family keep asking if I miss him, and of course the answer is yes. But missing him isn’t the overwhelming feeling in my gut right now. What […]

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One Small Way to Invest in Yourself or Your Business That Will Yield Big Returns

August 27, 2013

The last six months have been huge for my company, Socialexis. I hesitate to write too much about this yet because I think I’ll see the full picture more clearly — and be better able to pull out important lessons — once the transition is complete. But I also see the value in sharing while […]

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Work Should Go Around Your Life — Not the Other Way Around

August 6, 2013

It’s strange, this world we live in. You’d think work should go around your life — not the other way around. But too many of us find ourselves slaves to the workday, struggling to fit in exercise or relationships or self-improvement wherever we can. Rather than putting our priorities first, we fit them in around […]

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