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Fortunate, or Spoiled?

The other day I was listening to The School of Greatness podcast (yes, as you might have noticed it's my favorite), and when one of the guests was asked what he is most grateful for right now, he said, "winning the genetic lottery." Before you think that's arrogant, the guest went on to explain that he is fortunate because he was born in this country and had amazing parents who were not only supportive, but loving, generous, and kind. For that reason, he is very grateful. I agree that if you … Read More...

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My Typical Daily Routine

Today I'm taking a break from the normal PF chitchat to give you a glimpse of my typical daily routine. Other freelancers have done it in the past, although I can't remember who (to give you credit). Anyway, here is what my typical day looks like: 6:00 am Rise and shine do the best I can! :) I have to admit that the first thing I do is check my phone. A bad habit I'm trying to break. I mean, I can wait an extra five minutes to get up and check email on my computer. I start off the … Read More...

Freelancing Lessons: Perseverance

The other day I was being interviewed on The CFO Woman podcast. Melissa, the host, was asking me great questions about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. I had all the answers…in theory…because sometimes I honestly feel like a fraud. Am I really a successful freelancer or entrepreneur? At the time I spoke with her, I sure as hell felt anything but successful. In fact, I felt rather beaten down and at a very low point…so much so that I wondered if freelancing was really worth it. … Read More...

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The Importance of Rest

Sunday morning I woke up groggy, and was surprised to see it lighter outside. I forgot about daylight savings. Thankfully my iPhone clock changes on its own, otherwise I might have missed the yoga shift I was covering Sunday morning (mopping up sweat, not teaching yoga). "Crap! I lost an hour of my (insert Gollum voice) precious, precious sleep." Gone are the days when I can run off five hours of sleep, wake up slightly hung over, and still go to work all day…then maybe hit the gym … Read More...

March 8th is International Women's Day, which promotes women's equality. This year's theme is #MakeItHappen. Since I'm currently all about making things happen in my life, I wanted to know how I could be part of such a great movement. Here is my #DearMe video letter to myself as part of that movement. #InternationalWomensDay

Girl Power!

March 8th is International Women's Day, which promotes women's equality. This year's theme is #MakeItHappen. Since I'm currently all about making things happen in my life, I wanted to know how I could be part of such a great movement, plus I'm all about girl power! Well the answer came this week when I saw a topic trending on social media called, #DearMe. It's a campaign started by YouTube that asks women to create videos giving their younger selves advice. I've also reached out to many … Read More...

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Could You Live Off the Grid?

I actually had another idea for a post today until I saw a FB message from my girl crush Lisa Ling, who posted that her sister's network (The Seeker Network) just posted it's first piece called, Could You Handle Living Off the Grid? I guess you need The Discovery Channel to watch the whole thing? Anyway after I watched the clip it got me wondering how much, if at all, could I live off the grid? http://youtu.be/fjQ9TR2XJr0 In about four weeks I'm going camping in Utah. The extent of my … Read More...

February Review/March Goals

Happy March, Peoples! This month was incredibly busy, but financially it doesn't show. I did make $1,524 in side income (any income that's not related to video editing), which is great, but unfortunately my video freelance work is still slow. I gotta admit, I'm getting tired of saying that. Some big decisions are going to have to be made…and soon, if things don't change. I had a conversation with my friend Sharon today at a bacon party (it's true) about why the video part is slow. I don't … Read More...