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Steal This!: A Script to Set (and Keep) Client Boundaries

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We’ve been talking a lot lately about the importance of building a business without killing yourself and missing out on life. Many of you are on board and wanting to do this, but some of you are wondering how to make it a reality. That’s why today I’m going to help you through one of […]

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Stop Working So F*&%ing Hard

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When people talk about entrepreneurs, it’s always the same narrative: Successful entrepreneurs are dedicated to their businesses above all else; they keep their eyes on the prize and their noses to the grindstone; they work tirelessly to achieve their dreams…blah blah blah. Sounds awful to me. Not to mention unrealistic, unsustainable, and totally draining. The […]

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My Business Manifesto: Success Doesn’t Require Sacrifice

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For the past six weeks, I took a break from business-as-usual. I had a few expectations of what might happen upon my return (projects would magically be done! and creative inspiration would pour in!). Unfortunately, reality didn’t match up. Instead, as happens when you’re not looking for it, clarity came fluttering in. Insights and realizations […]

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The One Thing Business Owners Always Seem to Forget

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We all know that one of the major perks of running your own business is being your own boss. That means you get to choose your salary, decide how much work and what types of projects to take on, and set your own schedule. It. Is. Awesome. But one aspect of being the boss that […]

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Overwhelmed? My Strategy for Getting Past It (Part 2)

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This is the second of two posts that explore the issue of overwhelm. If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, you should definitely go back and start there since it explains what overwhelm is really all about (spoiler alert: it’s all in your head!) and how it can affect entrepreneurs who are just starting out. […]

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Overwhelmed? My Strategy for Getting Past It (Part 1)

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I’ve been asked by a number of you if I ever get overwhelmed. The short answer is yes. The better answer, though, is yes, all the time, but never for long, and it never wins. Feeling overwhelmed is totally natural when you’re taking on something as huge as building and running a business. But leaning […]

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How to Charge What You’re Worth

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Money is tricky. As business owners, we all want to make loads of it, and we’ve spent a lot of time coming up with brilliant ways to do it. But nothing fills us with more dizzying anxiety or gut-wrenching dread than actually asking for it. It’s no secret that women have all sorts of hang-ups […]

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Want to Make More Money? Give Away Your Best Stuff for Free

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I was recently on a coaching call with a small group of remarkable businesswomen from my Make It Work Online program, and one woman brought up a concern that I hear all the time: “I’m worried about giving away too much for free on my blog and on social media.” She was in the process […]

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Why I Don’t Let My Clients Hire a Copywriter

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Having your own business means wearing a lot of hats, including ones that don’t seem to fit well at first. Clients come to me all the time looking for advice on the more intimidating aspects of running their businesses that they just can’t seem to get a grip on. One of the scariest boogeymen out […]

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Steal This!: My Go-To Strategy for Handling Negative Feedback

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As a business owner, you’re bound to get a little negative feedback from time to time. I’ve worked with a lot of people since I started my first business back in 2009 (which I completely eff’d up, btw), and even now I still get the occasional unhappy individual. After all, businesses just can’t please every […]

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