I know, I know... I haven't posted anything in ages and you're probably looking at this thinking, "WTF, Lara!?" Truth: I've been insanely busy with work, which makes me happy and feeling totally comfortable with my biz shiz right now. Which kinda rocks. Truth: I've also been longing to do more art, which means slimming down my biz shiz in order to make time to do more art. Truth: I've been dying to design a … [Read more...] about Fighting Off Crazy
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.
Note: This is going to be a pretty long post. Please read it when you have the time to absorb it and internalize the things I've said in a way that helps you best. It's funny, this internet thing. According to Ritu Bhasin she's been working online in some form or another since 1996, and to say, "she's seen it all," is an understatement for me most of the time. I've learned that while the internet can be an amazing … [Read more...] about Determining Your ‘Last Straw’ & What To Do About It
I think sometimes when you're the kind of person who's been making a living online for nearly 20 years like I have, you tend to have this, "I can do that for you!" mantra that pops out of your mouth every time someone tells you what they need. Sometimes it's happened on coaching calls. It's determined the person needs a new branding package, so I hand them a deal since they're a coaching customer. Other times, … [Read more...] about How and Why I’m Cutting Back My Services for 2015
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
Are you one of the people I'm always yelling at to get off Facebook? If no, do you need me to be? Well, it'd be pretty pricey to have me there, standing over your shoulder like a sweaty gym coach, so here's a list of really nifty (and somewhat extreme) tools to help you. Your very own "internet nanny" so to speak, that will help you stop wasting time on social media (or any other site, for that matter), and get … [Read more...] about Get Rid of Social Media & Other Distractions Once and For All