I'd love nothing more than to believe that you, who comes to visit me here on the internet (or invites me so kindly into your inbox, even) are firmly on the path to realizing your biggest dreams coming true. Seriously. If that's you, please stop reading and email me to tell me ALL about it! But the truth is that even though I've been working as an independent contractor/business owner/artist for many moons - this … [Read more...] about I’d like to talk to you about having big dreams…
Seriously. I've been doing this for 20 years now. I'm telling you that if you're an entrepreneur and doing the whole self-employment thing, and you haven't yet thought that sometimes it sucks balls? You will. Prep yourself now, m'love. Don't get me wrong: I wouldn't change it for the world. I have, and I've always come back to it. Re-inventing my work, myself, my goals... see - that's the bit you might not be ready … [Read more...] about Sometimes being self-employed can suck balls.
WOW! First, I'd like to thank all of you who purchased the 2015 Creative Entrepreneur Planner Pre-Sale! You guys have honored me in a way I can't even begin to put into words. I can only hope that I can live up to (or better yet, exceed) your expectations! Now that November 1st has come and gone, and the download links have been put out there for everyone who purchased, it's time for me to turn this whole thing … [Read more...] about 7 Things I Learned Doing My First Pre-Sale
It's one of those things that everyone with a blog has read about at least 100 times already, this whole "be authentic" thing. It was a trendy thing that actually started out as really great advice, but has been so overused that it's just become something that makes you want to roll your eyes at this point. But let's get back to the nugget of good advice that it all started with. In my opinion, the true … [Read more...] about The ONLY Honest Way to Connect to Your Readers & Customers
Wanna know yet another nugget of truth about yours truly? Many people see me as this strong-willed, strong-minded, strong person. In many ways, I am, because growing up, my wonderful parents always told me that I could do whatever I wanted, be whoever I wanted, and as long as whatever I chose made me a happy, responsible adult, they would support me a thousand percent. So I was raised to never fear the idea of going … [Read more...] about Your Happiness Requires Permission From No One
You may read through the following list and choose to believe that none of this applies to you and your site or blog. You will be wrong. 99.9% of you? Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. It's not entirely your fault, though. See, you're a "creative". You make things, paint things, forge things out of wire or metal... you're a hands-on rockstar when it comes to making art. No one ever told you (or your stubborn creative side chose … [Read more...] about 7 Reasons Your Artist Site Is Boring The Heck Out Of People (and How To Fix It)