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My Second Anniversary of Freedom and a Gift for You

August 19, 2013

Two years ago today, I left my day job to turn my side hustle into a full-time career. Now, Socialexis has become something I never expected. I’m no longer a solopreneur; I’ve got a team of 10 impressive go-getters helping me do great work. We’re an LLC, offering content marketing services like blogging and social […]

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11 Lessons from a Year of Full-Time Entrepreneurship

August 29, 2012

Now that I’ve been running my own business for a year, an awesome reader requested a lessons-learned post. So here are 11 lessons I picked up during my first year of work freedom: 1. Who you work with has a huge effect on your happiness. And one of the best parts of working for yourself […]

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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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My One-Year Anniversary of Work Freedom (Plus a Sale to Celebrate!)

August 20, 2012

One year ago today, I became my own boss. My transition from day job to entrepreneurship was scary, thrilling and challenging. When I quit my 9-to-5, I was worried about disappointing my boss and colleagues, stressed about bringing in enough money to live solely off my own business, and unsure how to structure days, weeks […]

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Where Writing Meets Entrepreneurship

February 27, 2012

So many of you are trying to figure out how to make a living doing what you love — and you often want writing to be a significant part of that — that I’ve compiled SIX BIG IDEAS to help. These ideas are inspiring and informative and will kick your butt into gear. If you’re […]

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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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The Secrets of Becoming a Solopreneur

October 24, 2011

Something big happened on Friday night. I got hit with an Idea. BOOM. And I started writing furiously. You know how that feels, right? I’d planned to wait until after the New Year to unveil my next product. I’ve been Scheming about a paid newsletter, but I wanted to have it all planned out and […]

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To Meet Your Goals, Surround Yourself with Go-Getters

August 31, 2011

Last night as I was leaving the gym, I listened to a new voicemail from a friend. “You inspired me,” he said. “I quit my job!” My jaw dropped. Eyes widened. I’m all about living for your dreams and I love that my most recent Leap has inspired others to do the same but… He […]

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