Business Life

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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How to Respond When Someone Calls Your Business “A Nice Hobby”

You’re rushing to get on an airplane.  As you sit down and pull out your headphones, the stranger next to you asks what you do. You answer, “Photography.” And they say “oh what a nice hobby!” and launch into a story about their niece who got a nice camera for Christmas, and is getting “pretty…

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