Feeling Stopped? Spend Just Five Minutes

Feeling Stopped? Spend Just Five Minutes

Do you ever find yourself feeling afraid, resistant, or just plain stuck about getting started on something you need to do? Of course you do. We all do. Whether it's not knowing how to begin, going out for a walk on a freezing morning, filing your income taxes, or...

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Prolific Writers and Creators Ask Questions

Prolific Writers and Creators Ask Questions

We self-employed professionals and creatives are always generating new stuff. We write blog posts, develop courses, and generate copy for our websites and emails. Some of us create unique work on behalf of our clients. To become prolific at this constant stream of...

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Don’t Wait for Tax Time to Look at the Bottom Line

Don’t Wait for Tax Time to Look at the Bottom Line

A curious thing happens to self-employed professionals and creatives in the spring of every year. They wake up one day and realize they'd better figure out how much money they made last year so they can file and pay their taxes. But wait, shouldn't a business owner...

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Have You Created an Impossible Business?

Have You Created an Impossible Business?

It's easy to think that any business can be successful if you work hard enough, but there are many situations where this just isn't so. Consultants, coaches, and other self-employed professionals often start a business believing that all they need to do is charge a...

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Follow-Up Is Simple — So Why Isn’t It Easy?

Follow-Up Is Simple — So Why Isn’t It Easy?

Doing a good job at follow-up is a piece of cake. You just capture every lead or potential referral partner you run across, then place a call, send an email, or both. If you don't make a sale right away, you calendar them for the next follow-up and do the same thing...

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Can Good Writing Happen on a Timetable?

Can Good Writing Happen on a Timetable?

When you hear the advice to set aside time to write, do you worry about whether you'll be able to produce quality writing on a set schedule? What if you didn't get enough sleep the night before, or you're worried about another priority at the time, or you're just not...

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Is It Time to Get Help with Your Business?

Is It Time to Get Help with Your Business?

As a self-employed professional or creative, you're used to doing most things on your own. But there will likely come a time when the assistance of others could help your business grow, and help you feel less stressed. Here are some questions you might find yourself...

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