work for yourself

Planning for the Year Ahead and a Thoughtful Review of 2014

January 12, 2015

This is one of my favorite times of year, and not just because of the traditions, food and family. I love the turning of the New Year because it represents new beginnings, an opportunity to scheme and plan for the coming year. I plan throughout the year, of course; my husband and I have three […]

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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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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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One Major Disadvantage of Working for Yourself

August 15, 2012

When I decided to leave my day job and work on my business full time, one of the first things my dad-slash-financial-advisor helped me with was figuring out how much money I needed to earn — both to maintain my standard of living and to meet my life and financial goals. Because while there are […]

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When Your Morning Commute Is Backward

August 13, 2012

Most mornings I wake up and roll over to my computer, still in my pajamas. Within minutes I’m working on my projects: creating a new digital course or brainstorming ways to promote my newest guide or editing blog posts for client Brazen Careerist. I so love this work that I like to get started first […]

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