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The Joy of Putting People First

Six weeks ago I was sitting at the Pioneer Nation event in Portland, OR, wondering what bits of wisdom or knowledge that I would walk away with. It’s always my intention to gain insights, new friends, and new ideas from events like this. But this time I was looking for something more. Something specific and actionable that I could start …

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Biz Wisdom Bomb: Making The Case for Co-Working Spaces

  Today I’m experimenting with a new idea. Every week I interview experts that are rocking their business and sharing amazing insights and actionable advice. Those conversations are fun and pretty involved so this week I’m introducing something new – a short burst of insight that’s delivered in 5 minutes or less in an area of expertise that my guest […]

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A Pioneer Nation is Born

Photo credit: Chris Guillebeau via cc Nearly ten days have passed since I attended the inaugural Pioneer Nation event in Portland. I’ve had time to reflect on my experience and now it’s time to share. It’s nearly impossible for me to describe what actually went down over the course of three days. Imagine a conference packed with aspiring and seasoned […]

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Hanging Out With Pioneers On The Oregon Trail

Portland, Oregon – Last week I spent 2 ½ days with fellow independent entrepreneurs at a brand new conference called Pioneer Nation. If there was ever an event hand-crafted for me, this would be it. The entire affair was geared towards independent entrepreneurs, small business owners, and freelancers that are creating their own work and forging their own destinies. I […]

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Setbacks on the Road to Meaningful Work

Why do people struggle with creating meaningful work? It’s a common problem: the part-time health coach, personal trainer, yoga teacher, photographer, mystery writer, jewelry maker, app developer or web designer who has incredible talent… but just can’t seem to get their meaningful project off the ground. Talented creatives often end up working for someone else, often at the expense of […]

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Raising the Bar: Reinventing Your Work In The World

In a recent blog post I wrote about the personal meltdown that I experienced five years ago. I talked about hitting a low point in my life where it seemed like I made all the wrong decisions and ended up broke, divorced, laid off, and desperately looking for answers. This was a painful time in my life that shook my […]

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Why Are You Here?

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.”  – Joseph Campbell Let’s cut the crap. Life is short and you have less time than you think.  So rather than doling out the standard patsy advice, let me humbly ask: do you want to have a meaningful life? […]

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Fear, Self-Doubt, Insecurity and Lady Gaga

“When I wake up in the morning, I feel like any other insecure 24-year-old girl. Then I say, Bitch, you’re Lady Gaga, you get up and walk the walk today.” I would have never imagined that I’d be dishing advice from Lady Gaga. But you know what? She’s human just like you and me. And in a recent interview she […]

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