Business Life

How To Market Your Work When Self-Confidence Is Low

You know that brief moment of hesitation at the dinner party that makes you miss the window to say “Hey, that’s what I do!” before conversation moves on? Or closing the tab on the ‘speaker application’ page of a conference, with a “Maybe next year?”  When you do creative work, even a slight dip in…

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Here’s How To Have A Lucky Month, According To Science

I wasn’t inside the tent for more than three minutes when I found myself doing exactly what I swore I wouldn’t. Something I saw online ticked me off earlier that day, but I was on my way to our local book festival, with its white tents and strung globe lights along the harbor.  I exhaled…

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Coming Slowly Back From Maternity Leave…

Oh, hello there (::waves::)  I didn’t mean to go on maternity leave without formally announcing it.  Babies have a way of making you run on unexpected schedules.  But while she’s sleeping in her little bed next to me, I wanted to share a thought. Just before my daughter arrived into the world, one of my…

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You Are Further Along Than You Think – Here’s Why

As you do your creative work, you’ve probably noticed the steady tug of an emotional undercurrent. Murky to put into words, but it feels like being perpetually a little bit behind.  There’s always more to implement, more to try, classes and books you haven’t studied, the sight of people on social media who appear to…

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Try This And See If Work Goes Differently Today

I stared down in raw, humble wonder at the plate in front of me.  Nothing unusual about it from an outside view.  Curry and rice.  Looks like lunch. Except I had just closed a book before sitting down to eat.  I don’t remember which book now, I’ve read many in recent weeks that fit the…

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