How Downtime can Help You to Succeed

Downtime. That illusive thing we all say we are going to have in our life, but many of us forget about because we are so busy with life and work that we do not know how to slow down until we fall into bed at night, exhausted. Many of us never take downtime. We just let it linger in front of us, knowing we need it but not able to get there; to experience it. Continue Reading

Give Your Business a New Year Gift

Are you thinking about ways to expand on your business this year? Or maybe you want your family to be involved in your business efforts? Consider getting your business a gift this year. After all, who knows what your business really needs better than you. I’ve given my business a Continue Reading

Back-to-School: Preparing Your Business And Your Family For A Smooth Transition

Many freelancers limit the amount of time they spend on work during the summer months, to fit more easily with their family’s schedule. Understandable. We want to spend time with them, enjoying activities and downtime together. When the time comes for children to go back to school, the freelancer resumes Continue Reading

Keep Learning

One thing I have learned over the years is it is important to keep learning. Whether you have a diploma, a degree, and/or 20 years of experience does not matter. There is always something new to learn. Something that will benefit you in one way or another. There are many Continue Reading

Be Prepared for Slow Times

There may be times when business is slow or comes to a halt, either because you wanted it that way or because there is going to be a month or two when people just aren’t buying whatever services you are selling. Perhaps you get injured, your life partner gets laid Continue Reading

Get Out and Do Things

Getting out to do things is as important a part of life as family, friends, and working toward career goals. It is not good to stay inside all the time, even though some winters are so bad you can’t help it. I know. I have asthma, and extreme cold keeps Continue Reading

Balancing Work, Family, Friends, Home, and Hobbies

Embed from Getty Images Sometimes, running a business from home can leave you pulling your hair out in frustration. Feeling there is just not enough of you to go around. At some point, this may cause you to feel overwhelmed. Like you need an escape. It is important that balance Continue Reading

NaNoWriMo: Keepin’ it Real, Keepin’ it Healthy

Embed from Getty Images With NaNoWriMo starting November 1st, it is a good idea to start thinking about how to get through that month as smoothly as possible. We want to come through the other end in relatively good health, physically and mentally. November, after all, is a darn stressful, Continue Reading

5 Tips for Staying Positive

  Staying positive is not always easy, but it is important. You do not want to get into a slump because you will feel down on yourself and your career, and then you will not be as productive as you need to be.   To begin, let’s look at some Continue Reading

Google+

You will notice that I added a button below each post for Google+. I also received an invite from David Cooper to join this new network, which I promptly did. I am obviously still learning about this new platform, but can share a few points with you. Right now, you Continue Reading