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Category Archives: Business Life

Get Whatever You Want Without Arguing: The Magic Words

It’s when a client does something that feels scuzzy. Something that isn’t technically against your contract, but you’re still pushpins-in-your-pants uncomfortable with it. Or when you go buy something at a store, then get home and realize that the coupon (which was the whole reason you bought the item) is still folded neatly at the […]

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Your Daily Guide To A Productive Winter

I couldn’t even tell you what grade I was in.  Just that I was happily skipping along through the list of classroom tasks when I grabbed our daily coloring sheet and saw a map of the United States. “Oh, cool!”  I thought.  “I know exactly what I’ll do with this!”  And I set about coloring […]

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Inspiration is Fool’s Gold, UNLESS –

I used to be an inspirational quote squirrel – writing quotes down on scraps of paper and backs of envelopes, ripping out magazine pages, filling journals or virtual sticky notes, or sending myself emails full of inspiring words.  I’d collect whole caches of inspiration “for later use,” sometimes forgetting entirely where I put them, sometimes […]

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Non-Photography Websites That Help Photographers

A photographer recently sent me a note after reading my free e-book, How Clients Make Decisions About Money.  He said: “I just wrapped up a portrait sales session, and I used ‘Shortcut #2′ from this free e-book to nab a $3000 sale!” Thing is, “Shortcut #2″ wasn’t taught to me by another photographer. The principle […]

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