Jumpstart Your Creativity

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 2 Permalink 0

It’s been six months since I last posted on this blog. Clearly, I need a swift kick (of inspiration and motivation) in the butt. Today, I got it in the form of a tweet. Katy Palmer, a screenwriter I recently started following, posted on Twitter this morning about a 100-Day Challenge she’s using to generate story ideas. ...

The Importance of Finding Your Passion

Friday, January 23, 2015 0 Permalink 0

Do what you love. Each time I've hit a wall in my career, people offered up those sage words as if I'd never heard them. It certainly sounds great, but what if I don't know what I love? The mysterious passion everyone always talks about sounded like a load of malarky. After more than a decade, however, I finally got ...

Job Security is Overrated

Thursday, November 13, 2014 2 Permalink 0

Last week I lost two clients. Although neither was through any fault of my own (a giant merger and a web redesign were to blame), I can't entirely escape the sting of failure. Worse than the ding to my self-esteem, however, is the much larger blow to my bottom line. These two projects alone accounted for about 30% of my income this year. ...

8 Networking Tips for Shy People

Thursday, October 23, 2014 0 Permalink 0

Shy isn't a word most people use to describe me. While I typically come across as confident and outgoing, the truth is I sweat at the thought of public speaking and get knots in my stomach before group functions. How do I conquer my fears to give off a commanding first impression? Here are my eight best networking tips for shy people. 1. ...

Entrepreneurs Need Vacations, Too

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 0 Permalink 0

Like many people, I have a lengthy bucket list that would cost a fortune to actually complete. (Vacation in Fiji. Buy a 1969 Corvette Stingray. Go on a hot-air balloon ride. It adds up quickly!). Last weekend, however, I decided to pull the trigger and check one item off my bucket list: See the Green Bay Packers play ...