Feel Like Slacking Off? 4 Tips to Outsmart Your Inner-Slacker.

I spend a lot of time writing in coffee shops (well, one coffee shop in particular), which means I get to observe all kinds of people working, socializing, and slacking off because that’s what people do in coffee shops. Fortunately…

5 Tips to Beat the Holiday Blues

Got the holiday blues? Me too. Lots of people experience a droopy mood this time of year. When you work a regular job, it’s not easy, but it’s usually at least possible to muddle through by going through the motions.…

Are You Monday Morning Quarterbacking Your Business?

Last night while I was watching the New England Patriots snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in a Super Bowl XLIX (2015) rematch against the Seattle Seahawks, I started thinking about what the Monday morning quarterbacks would say. There…
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Stand In Your Value Or Bad Asses Don’t Work for Free

Since you read this blog, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that you’re awesome. That means a few things: (1) you would never think of sh*tting where you eat; (2) you would never think of doing…
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You have super powers

It’s October, which makes everyone think about Halloween. I barely noticed that October is here, but I did notice this article about trending Halloween costumes for kids and it got me thinking. According to one survey, more kids will be…
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A week in the life of a copywriter

The other day I had the following exchange:Coffee shop creeper: I see you working hard here everyday. So, what do you do? Me (without making eye contact): I’m a copywriter. Coffee shop creeper: Oh. I thought maybe you were…

Does Your Website Tell Your Story?

Everyone loves a good story. Here’s a good story about a runway model, turned Women’s Professional Football Player, turned photographer and badass businesswoman. If I just add in the parts about finding the love of her life and fulfilling the…
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What These 3 Big Thoughts Taught Me About Business

As the end of summer approaches, I’ve been turning over in my mind three big thoughts (you know, along with the usual minutiae):Finding stillness within movement. The difference between being busy and being productive. How we measure success. How…

If you need me, I'll be in the mountains doing yoga.

As my automatic email reply says (from now until Wednesday, August 24th):Hi there!Instead of recharging my phone and my computer this week, I’m unplugging and recharging MY batteries in the Asheville mountains. I’m probably doing yoga next to…

On Diving in Headfirst

I love watching the Olympics! One of my favorite events to watch is diving. This, despite the fact that, as a kid, I remember watching Greg Louganis’s infamous dive when he hit his head on the board during the 1988…
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Need more blog ideas? Break free of the STOP and just START writing.

So, last week I wrote about all the benefits of blogging for businesses: blogging drives traffic to your website; increases credibility with potential and actual clients; and gives you a chance to enhance the story you are telling with your…