Yesterday was rough. I am very much a realist + opportunist + moderate optimist (meaning I believe in speaking power into my own life as well as into the lives of others while being very mindful of what is actually happening). Like I say, while working from home as a parent means it is always bring your kid to work day, working from home is often romanticized…and even if it isn’t your kid causing shit (because it isn’t always the kid), some days just suck. So, some days you just make the fucking best of it.Continue reading “Some Days, You Just Make the Best of It”
Success: everyone dreams about it and says they want it. Yet, it seems so elusive. Here are 3 things no one tells you about it.Continue reading “3 Things No One Tells You about Success”
COVID-19 has me hoppin’… And I am naturally a planner…and also I am the anxious type. I have C-PTSD to boot. Since I work from home full time, I know a thing or 5,000,000 about stress…and being busy. While I do not refer to myself as a freelancer because of the negative connotations associated with the word, I make it my daily mission to find ways to reduce my stress. Because, frankly, having a fucking heart attack or stroke doesn’t sound like a whole of fucking fun. Call me crazy.
Here’s how to make MS Word your bitch so your editor won’t fucking hate you! Continue reading How to Make Word Your Bitch
When you work from home, it’s not always easy to unwind after a stressful project or day. You live in your workspace…even if you’re like me and have a space in your home that is a separate office. I mean, even though I have a home office, I do come out from time to time with my laptop into the living room with my family…
Yet, we don’t have a commute. We don’t have a separate place of business. It’s not easy to just walk away and be done for the day. Yet, unwinding is a total necessity because it lessens and, for many, prevents burnout.Continue reading “Unwinding When You Work from Home”
How to handle (and manage) distractions when working from home (yes, even during COVID-19 and with children)… Continue reading How to Handle Distractions When Working from Home
On Friday, I received an email from some dude I never heard of who says he emailed me months ago to offer me his marketing services and because I did not he respond, he needed to know immediately who the head of marketing was for my company so he could get an answer since I wouldn’t give him one.Continue reading “An Example of Why Cold Emails Are Bad for You”
So, this article on USA Today was written about Zoom fatigue and it says that we are all exhausted by the end of Zoom meetings because we’re all just oh so pressured at the thought of attending a meeting with so many people. Because I guess the writer never worked in corporate America.
That’s not why Zoom fatigue exists. We get Zoom fatigue for the same fucking reason we all hate going to in-person meetings: because most people can’t run a fucking meeting if their lives depended upon it.Continue reading “Zoom Fatigue: Why Online Meetings Suck”
I’ve learned to make what other people generally consider shortcomings into my superpowers. I talk about it in my book Kill Something and Drag It Home. I do not believe that we have to let diagnoses fully define who we are. Does it affect who we are? Sure. It is part of who we are, but it doesn’t have to own us. I am diagnosed with both complex post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder…and I am (usually…like anyone else, I can have my days that suck) a productivity powerhouse.Continue reading “Productivity Powerhouse”
Having worked from home for over six years, shit has not always been easy. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times…work from home life is often glamorized. I think COVID-19 has a lot of people rethinking the concept of “retiring” their spouse after making it big in direct sales.Continue reading “How to Slay a Bad Day”