Childhood Aspirations: How They Impacted Me

I asked on my Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn earlier this week what my followers and connections wanted to be when they were children and how they felt it impacted them in what they do now. Most of the answers just said what they wanted to do and how they never fulfilled their dreams. No one really said how those things impacted them.

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The Biggest Misconception People Have About Professional Writing? It’s All Fun and Games

I am in the middle of my seventh year as a FT professional writer. Oh, and I work from home. I started working from home as a writer in 2013 on a part-time basis. By 2014, I had enough clients to make this my only means of work (yes, with kids and a spouse and pets…even with people screaming it can’t happen). As someone who does not have a traditional job or someone who treats writing as a side-hustle, I’ve learned a lot over the last seven years…but the biggest lesson?

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3 Work from Home Tools I Use Every Day

When you work from home, you need the right tools. And there are a lot of work from home tools out there…and some of them are incredibly expensive. If you’re starting a business, it can be overwhelming to choose the right work from home tools. You could also be shocked by the price tags attached to many of them. I’ve worked from home as a copywriter, editor, ghostwriter, and SEO expert (all rolled into one fun-sized human standing at only 5’2) since 2014. Here are 3 work from home tools I use every day (and a simple breakdown of how I use them).

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What Motivates You? Let’s Get Real About Motivation

What motivates you? Motivation: the big woo-hoo and to-do of the new year. Yeah, I know…we are all super fucking excited that 2020 is over. I am no exception. The year was brutal. My best friend of 20 years unexpectedly died at the beginning of the year. In February, both Uriel and I had the flu and strep at the same time. Of course, we all know about COVID. While I am so glad it did not directly touch my family, I know it could have. It also did not directly impact my business in a negative fashion. However, we dealt with a lot of personal bullshit that I won’t go into. I struggled. I struggled hard. I did not want to work…but I did. I laughed (hard) when so many people faced the work from home reality that it isn’t sunshine and roses.

The fact of the matter, though, motivation isn’t what people think.

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How to Get Clear on What You Can Accomplish

The end of 2020 is upon us (thank the fucking gods and goddesses, in no particular order). It is safe to say that 2020 was a giant shit show for the majority of us. I am grateful that COVID did not directly impact my family or my business, but I also recognize that the pandemic is far from over. With that being said, one of the most common questions I’m asked by people who want to work from home is how they can figure out what they can accomplish. It’s a little bit of a loaded question. Why? Because I’m not you. The good news is that I can tell you how to get clear on what you can accomplish. The bad news is that the follow through is totally on you.

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Time Saving Hacks I Use in My Work from Home Life

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: we all get the same 24 hours in a day. You have the same amount of time as every millionaire and billionaire who started off with nothing to get to where they are. You have the same amount of time as people like me who aren’t millionaires or billionaires but still managed to replace the prairie dog village (cubicle life) with the joy and bullshit that comes from working from home. (If this is your first visit here, the premise of this blog has always been to share the good, the bad, and the ugly of working from home.) Here are some of the time saving hacks I use in my work from home life.

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