Are You Fired Up? Or Frozen?

Are you so overwhelmed, you can barely function – much less strategize an editorial calendar or write? Are you operating in an "I'm just doing the bare minimum" mindset? Last week's newsletter touched a nerve. After hitting "send," I was flooded with responses about what you're dealing with. You're marketing your tails off, but you're not getting business. You're stuck in a job that doesn't appreciate your talents. You know you're capable of "more" – but you don't have the energy to figure out what "more" means. You remember when you used to be a [...]

2020-09-08T17:09:56+00:00September 16th, 2020|Productivity|

Here’s Why Entrepreneurs Need to Ditch the “Too Busy” Excuse

You know those days when you work your butt off, but it feels like you have nothing to show for it?   This week was one of those weeks. Sure, I can blame feeling under the weather. I can blame the pandemic. I can blame a yummy (but decadent) dinner hangover. Here's what my problem really was... I was working -- hard -- on tasks. But, none of them were important. It was all busywork that distracted me from what would really make an impact. In short, I did this to myself. The thing is, I see [...]

2020-07-14T17:06:00+00:00July 14th, 2020|Productivity|

Freelance Writers: Choose Just One Thing

Are you still feeling scattered and overwhelmed  -- even if you feel that you should be "over it" by now? You're not alone. Although pandemic-style living almost feels "normal" after all this time, our stress levels are still sky high. Between COVID-19 concerns, worrying about our loved ones, social injustice, and wondering if it's safe to get a haircut -- our brains our full. And that means coming to terms with certain realties: The workload you could handle in January is probably not the same workload you can handle now -- no matter how good you are. Your [...]

2020-07-07T17:35:09+00:00July 8th, 2020|Mindset, Productivity|