During lockdown, I’ve been entertaining myself with all kinds of things – books, TV, movies, music – that are old favorites. Which is what lead me to Styx. That’s right: the fluffy-haired bad from the 70′ and 80’s. While listening to their song, Grand Illusion, I was struck by the lyrics, especially in light of…

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There’s a stillness in the air, a stillness that’s not normally present. Of course, this is a forced stillness, unanticipated and unprecedented, yet nonetheless, here you are. This can be frightening, to be sure. It can also be freeing. The normal busyness of life makes it tricky to drink in what’s around you, to feel…

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Whale for inspiring entrepreneurs - its going to be ok

Do you ever feel like where you’re headed doesn’t make sense? Or that you have something to convey, yet you’re having a hard time getting your point across? Or maybe you’re following the energy, going where it leads you, and it’s not going in a straight line and you find yourself thinking, what the hell…? My…

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Tell me what you want, what you really, really want. – The Spice Girls I was talking with a good friend and business colleague over dinner recently about being busy:  She has *no* free time (a hubby, two kids, a house, three cats, her own biz to run, schedules to manage, dishes to do); my…

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In all the years I worked for someone else, I never got over being nervous about being fired. While that may sound silly, it turns out I’m just not wired to work for anybody else. I’ve been fired, I’ve quit, and I’ve been laid off; those are the only ways to leave a job as…

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  When I started my business it seemed there was a master list of marketing activities that I was supposed to do: Get involved with the Chamber of Commerce – it’s for small businesses, after all. Attend networking events – connect with people and let them know what I do. Join my professional association –…

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This is from Matthew Kimberley, Partner in Book Yourself Solid®. Have to say, I’ve had the same experience; maybe you can relate, too?   Independence of location – the freedom to be able to work from anywhere where you’ve got a laptop and an internet connection – is a beautiful thing. At least, in principle it’s…

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  I’m not sure where I first heard the term but I feel in love with it immediately: Circling Dallas. Being a Texan I naturally think everything orbits the Lone Star State, yet that’s not what I’m talking about here. Circling Dallas refers to that state where you are going somewhere and you just can’t…

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