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Is "write a book" on your bucket list?

Is "write a book" on your bucket list?

I just started working with a client to create a plan—an outline that will help her finally write her book. This client—we’ll call her Joanna—initially spoke to me about her book more than a year ago. She wasn’t ready to work together then, so she went off and did her thing. Last month, she reached out and told me it was time. Wanna know why she decided to get her shit together and write this book now? Someone asked about her bucket list. Read more…

A Review of Jenny Shih's Make It Work Online

A Review of Jenny Shih's Make It Work Online

As a graduate of Make It Work Online 2018, I get asked what it’s really like inside the program, so I’m sharing all the gritty details here in my completely honest review of Jenny Shih’s Make It Work Online business coaching program. There’s my review, some thoughts of who MIWO is right for, details of how much Make It Work Online costs, whether I think it’s worth it, a bunch of FAQs, aaaand… details of the bonus you’ll get if you sign up using my affiliate link! So if you want to know if Make It Work Online is right for you, keep reading. Read more…

I wish I found her sooner

I wish I found her sooner

I'm going to continue talking about theme in non-fiction, but today I feel called to interrupt that discussion so I can tell you one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned from running my online business: It matters who you surround yourself with. And I don’t just mean your friends and family. Read more…

Ask questions to brainstorm your book ideas

Ask questions to brainstorm your book ideas

The first time I told a man to hide his knives in the freezer, I felt pretty stupid. The second time, I managed to say it with more confidence. By then, I knew it was a strangely helpful tactic to slow someone down when they’re considering slicing their wrists open. I learned many weird things working on my local suicide prevention hotline, including the power of asking questions. Here’s how you can use that power.  Read more…

Frustrated? It's worth it

Frustrated? It's worth it

Life happens. Sometimes work gets busy, clients ask for more than expected, or wildfire evacuations are issued and you have to leave your home (ahem, last summer). It’s frustrating, especially when you’re self-employed. But this week, I had a great reminder of why the frustration is worth it. Plus, there’s a version of the writing tracking spreadsheet for your free download.  Read more…

The real truth about why ghostwriting matters

The real truth about why ghostwriting matters

I’d planned on doing a “lessons from the best non-fiction books” post. But this came to me and I thought, if I don’t post this now, I may chicken out and never share it. It feels a little intimidating to talk about this because it’s close to my heart but I think it’s important because, if you’ve been struggling with the idea of writing a book, it might just give you the encouragement you need.

Are you ready to level-up your business?

Are you ready to level-up your business?

Sharing your message through a book can help you level-up your business. But how do you know if you’re ready to level-up? I’ve got three tips to help you figure it out.

Lessons from my summary...

Lessons from my summary...

A few weeks ago I mentioned I was working on my summary—a few sentences that describe who I am, who I work with, and how I help them. (Find that video here.) Today I want to share my new summary, and some lessons I learned from working on it.

What's your superpower?

What's your superpower?

If you’re an entrepreneur, building your business around your superpower can help you be successful, and love what you’re doing. But what if you’re not sure what your superpower is?

A free resource for overwhelmed entrepreneurs

A free resource for overwhelmed entrepreneurs

Have you tried to write before? You might have found it a lonely experience. But I recently had a good reminder that, whatever you’re writing, you don’t have to write it alone.