Self-Employed Folks, You Can Do This

I often hear from self-employed professionals that they are struggling. Running a business is hard work. Marketing and sales can be uncomfortable or even scary. You frequently don’t know where your next client is coming from. It can make you feel pessimistic, or...

Writing Can Be Hard — So What?

Before she wrote her memoir Wild, Cheryl Strayed penned an advice column under the pseudonym “Sugar.” In answer to a letter from a self-described “writer who can’t write,” Cheryl replied, “Writing is hard for every last one of...

What’s Your Marketing Attitude?

Self-employed professionals pay a lot of attention to the mechanics of marketing. They take classes, read books, and hire experts to learn how to do the best job possible. When I first work with a client, I often discover that his or her knowledge of marketing...

What If You Were Wrong about Marketing?

Lately, I’ve been playing the “what if you were wrong” game with my coaching clients. It goes like this: Client: Jane at XYZ Company hasn’t called me back. They must not want to hire me. C.J.: What if you were wrong about that? Client: Hmm,...

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