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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 […]

Thriving With Fear

By |May 8th, 2012|

I have a reputation for despising platitudes. You know, those trite expressions people offer you when they hope to make you feel better or coerce you into doing them a favor. Yes, those.

I don’t know when my disdain for clichéd quotes and banal truisms began, […]

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

By |January 23rd, 2012|

Here we are again! Ringing in the new year and celebrating what a wild, wonderful trip it’s been. The Year of the Dragon is often viewed as a great year for everyone, so the consensus is we’re supposed to dream big or go home.

The water […]

Inspire And Reflect: 2 Broke Girls

By |January 19th, 2012|

Growing up, I didn’t see many TV characters that I could relate to. I thought Becky and Darlene Connor were simply horrible human beings. Rudy Huxtable was too adorable and placating, and Jennifer Keaton was too bland and uninteresting.

It wasn’t until a little animated spinoff […]

Looking Back In … Gratitude

By |January 8th, 2012|

You’ve probably seen multiple blog posts this past week focusing on how to improve your business and lifestyle in 2012. We’re either proudly not making resolutions or we’re telling each other the top 6, 10, or 15 things we need to accomplish to make this […]

The Worst Word: Should

By |November 8th, 2011|

I love language and all its power. That’s why I believe there are few words that are truly off limits. Everything has a context and a place in the world of human expression.

But with that great power, of course, comes great responsibility.

When people throw words […]

Comparing Apples to Apples

By |May 31st, 2011|

Many freelancers know the old expression about comparing apples to oranges. Early on, we quickly understand how it’s an exercise in futility. We see no point in comparing our SEO management company of one to a financial analyst at Ernst & Young. We know that […]

New Year's Goals in the Year of the Rabbit

By |February 3rd, 2011|

Happy New Year! ::blows party favor::  ::tosses confetti:: Yeah, yeah, I know what you’re thinking. New Year’s was over a month ago, so why am I late to the party? Well, even though I generally follow the Gregorian calendar, I find the end of the […]

The Second Mile

By |October 13th, 2010|

Every now and then, you happen upon an assignment that takes you to the next level. Sometimes it’s planned, sometimes it’s spontaneous. But one thing is for certain: You’re left feeling as if there’s no turning back.

I recently experienced such an assignment. And although it may not […]