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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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3 Mistakes All Newbies Make

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After working with hundreds of clients and teaching thousands more women with my programs and free trainings, I really know what works and doesn’t work for building an online, service-based business. Yet every time I teach the specifics to new business owners, I’m reminded that just because I know this doesn’t mean you do. Over […]

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I Need Your Input on This

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Last week I told you how authenticity is the cornerstone of fulfillment and success in these very personal online businesses we run. Without it, we don’t stand out from the crowd; we’re airbrushed models; we’re someone people don’t want to work with. With it, we’re unique. We draw people in. We build our tribe. Getting […]

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Truth Time: I Haven’t Been Fully Practicing What I Teach

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Ever had one of those moments where you realized you’d been living a lie? There’s an emotional cocktail of shame, anger, and panic that courses through your veins. You’re not sure whether to run and hide, play pretend, or blurt out the messy truth on Facebook. I had one of those moments a few weeks […]

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The Hardest Thing I Do in My Business

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There’s something unexpected that you have to do as your business grows. When first faced with this, most people avoid it because it’s challenging. Eventually, you reach a point where it’s so in-your-face that you can’t ignore it any longer. People still try to hang on to the old way as long as they can… […]

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Inspiration Versus Copying: The Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke “Blurred Lines” Lawsuit

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Have you heard about the lawsuit against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke? Which side are you on? Whether you love or hate “Blurred Lines” and whether you’re siding with these two music icons or the legendary Marvin Gaye, this lawsuit raises questions for digital entrepreneurs like us. Today I’m taking a public stance on this […]

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3 More Business Mistakes to Watch Out For

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A few weeks ago, when I was writing about my four business mistakes for my fourth anniversary, I ended up identifying a several more mistakes I frequently see new business owners make. The blog post had the potential to reach novel-length, so I decided to focus on my personal mistakes for that post. At the […]

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How I Squelched My Own Success

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I love that the internet has allowed us to access so much fantastic information for free. Learn to eat better, lose weight, and grow your business with spot-on, free tips straight to your inbox as often as you like. It’s amazing! And it can be overwhelming… so overwhelming that it can actually slow you down. […]

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Want More Clients? Be Careful of This

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A few weeks ago we talked about the simple but obvious first step to getting more clients and filling your roster: telling people you exist! Today I’m going to share with you the big turn-offs that repel clients so if you’re guilty of this you can shift it ASAP. I’ve seen women shift this one […]

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4 Mistakes for My Fourth Anniversary

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March 1st marked the 4th anniversary of jennyshih.com. I can barely wrap my mind around the fact that I’ve been self-employed and financially supporting myself WITH MY BRAIN this entire time. How crazy awesome is that?! I love love love how this internet age lets us make a living in new, novel, soul-enhancing ways. In […]

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