In June of 2016, my business was profitable enough to have allowed me to quit my day job and be 100% self-employed, but financial health alone cannot sustain a business. Being physically healthy enough to predictably deliver high-quality work is required. And that summer I was in big trouble.
As many of you know, I do not do sponsored posts nor do I use affiliate links or make money in any other way by promoting the work of others. When I do so it’s because I trust the person, respect their work, and truly believe that my clients and readers will benefit from what they have to share.
Colleen M. Story and Donna Cook are two of those people. I’ve had the honor of sharing the stage with them and learning from them. They are professionals for whom I go out of my way to hear speak, so I’m delighted to share this guest post by Colleen and a special offer to attend their upcoming Writer CEO workshop.
According to its author Lee Holcomb, the focus of Lifestyle Lawyer: The Female Attorneys Guide to Designing a Law Career You Love is “to encourage lawyers to think about how technology is changing the legal landscape and how this actually might play to their advantage.” It addresses the question: “How can a female lawyer have a successful career and a life outside of the office?”
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I often tell excited prospective clients, particularly those who aspire to be traditionally published, that my superpower is being a buzz kill. This usually gets a laugh, but I'm only half joking.
This post with publishing statistics and advice from literary agents is not a sunshine and rainbows kind of post. It is, however, the kind of post that every aspiring author needs to read before investing time, energy, and money in a book project.
When space is at a premium and you need to run your business from your home on wheels, you must make tough decisions regarding downsizing your office.
The most challenging one for me but the one that has yielded the most benefits has been going paperless.
This post will address the benefits, timing, and challenges of transitioning to a paperless office and provide a list of the resources I use to reduce the physical footprint of my business while increasing reach and profitability.
Starting a business is hard. We must commit, endure the grind, face our fears, stay grounded, and be flexible. Most of us understand and accept the association between healthy bodies, minds, and businesses, but the effort required to get a business off the ground can drain us and push out the activities that keep us healthy and engaged.
In this post, I talk about how adventure sports and physical fitness can make us better business people.
Authors and other business people have been leveraging the power of the internet for many years, but the repeal of net neutrality rules is a game changer with the potential to limit your ideal reader's ability to discover you.
In this post, I examine some of the potential effects of the repeal and how new and established authors can mitigate risks by being more aware of the environments in which they operat and proactive in their marketing approach.