Why It’s Not About Your Writing. It’s About Ideation.

If you follow me closely, you may know that I’m working on a book about how to write a business book (for now, I’m calling it Unwritten: [a super clever, yet to be decided, subtitle]). In the book, I have…

7 Lessons Learned from 7 Years as the Pocket PhD

The Pocket PhD just passed the seven-year mark. I’ve now been running this business for as long as I was a philosophy professor. I can’t believe that’s true, but sands through the hourglass tell no lies. A lot has changed…

Find the People Who Think You’re Cool

As I was lacing up my leopard print Aldos and putting on my synthetic leather jacket today, I was thinking that I wanted to look cool (or at least, as cool as it’s possible for a 40-something woman to look—by…

Cultivating Your Thought Leadership Ecosystem

There is a common misconception that if you want to be a thought leader, you need to have your whole content strategy mapped out from day one so that you can systematically build your thought leadership platform. What this misconception…

How to Safely Share Your Innovative Ideas on LinkedIn

How do I unlock the lead generation potential of LinkedIn? If there is one question about LinkedIn I get asked more than any other, it’s this one.  We know that LinkedIn is a networking platform. We know it holds tremendous…

5 Common Ghostwriting Myths You Should Stop Buying Into Today

“Wait, you’re telling me that my favorite book wasn’t written by the person whose name is on the cover?!” This is one common reaction I get when I introduce someone to the concept of ghostwriting. The truth is if your…

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Your Own Ideas

It might be surprising – it certainly surprises me – but a lot of experts and innovative thinkers are afraid of their own ideas. Now if you read the title of this blog article and immediately thought, “Pfft. I’m not…

In 2023 I’m Committed to Choosing Happiness Over Comfort

Portrait of a cheerful woman holding board with text: do more of what makes you happy and winking on gray background One of the first newsletters of 2023 (or maybe it was one of the last newsletters of 2022) that…

100 Things that Made My Year in 2022

I love all the end of year lists – from NPR’s Books We Love list to the top 100 songs of the year to the best podcasts of the year – they give me plenty of new places to go…

2022: A Year in Books

I was a late bloomer when it came to discovering my love of reading. Sure, I read books when I was a kid, but that was really only because I liked the praise I got from adults when I told…