Coping With Disappointment

By |December 10th, 2012|

It’s that time of year when bloggers offer up their Top 10 lists for 2012 and share their plans for 2013. If you’ve been reading my blog for the last 2 years, you know I prefer to save my plans for what’s to come until […]

What Is Authenticity?

By |November 4th, 2012|

Authenticity is a word that gets tossed around a lot in the blogosphere. Superstar and neophyte bloggers alike say the best way for a writer to win over an audience is with authenticity. The problem is what is authentic to one person may be completely […]

The Diminishing Respect for Creative Content

By |September 24th, 2012|

I’m not new to the freelancing game. I know it’s a big bad world out there and some people have less than honorable intentions in the world of business. I read Clients From Hell.

Yet, when “job creators” don’t even bother with duplicity and boldly declare […]

Indie Artist Showcase: Penguins VS Possums

By |September 16th, 2012|

Since leaving my freelance staff position with, I’ve found myself missing the world of indie music. Combine that with the closing of Locals Only and the end of Spoken Soul Food Sunday poetry jams at Midtown Arts, it seems like the nearby stages supporting […]

Sometimes "You Gotta Do What You Gotta Do"

By |September 8th, 2012|

It’s a rare person who’s always ready to get up and go every minute of the day. It doesn’t matter if you’re introvert or extrovert, a detail-focused list maker or an easygoing purveyor of spontaneity. Everyone has moments where you just can’t find the motivation […]

The Night Owl Gets The Idea

By |August 30th, 2012|

The internet’s all abuzz lately about the morning glory early risers enjoy over their late night counterparts. FastCompany published an article last week that spread like wildfire throughout my social media connections. Granted, Kevin Purdy’s “What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their […]

Creating A Room Of One's Own

By |August 18th, 2012|

In February, I wrote about the quest to replace my trusty Mac mini, Sergio. I purchased my first Mac mini in 2006. After 3.5 loyal years of operating splendidly and 2.5 excruciating years of driving me crazy, I finally needed to move on.

Fast forward to […]

Assessing The Water Dragon

By |July 20th, 2012|

In January, I remarked how the water dragon is seen as a harbinger of prosperity and power. So if you have any major projects or tasks you want to achieve, this is the year to go for it. How fitting it also falls in an […]

Giving Yourself Permission To Walk Away

By |July 9th, 2012|

I know the title of this post sounds melodramatic, but trust me, it’s not. I’m not talking about relationships gone bad or dealing with difficult people. No. I’m talking about your freelance business.

Hold on. Let me explain.

A couple weeks ago, I posted a blog entry […]

Defining Your Freelance Self

By |June 4th, 2012|

Every time you turn around, there’s an article out there telling you “specialists do it better.” As creative professionals, our businesses are often a work-in-progress. It takes time to figure out where you want to go, but the process of getting there may make the […]