Mess-in-Progress

Friends, I’m in the process of updating my website, and it’s been a long time coming. This is not a sexy project. When people talk about being an entrepreneur, most of the time they talk about the new, shiny objects. The latest launches. The biggest revenues. The six-figure months. Not the boring, painstaking projects that require consistency, repetition, dedication. Or the cumbersome legacy projects like, “What do I do with all of these blog posts now?” and “What happens when I stop teaching courses, do I clean up my digital entrails that are all over the web?”

Why It Took Me So Long to Sign Up for B-School (Don’t Make My Mistakes)

It took me a really long time to sign up for B-School. At first, it made sense: I was super broke, had $100k in student loan debt, and I was trying to learn everything I could while doing it on the cheap. But after a while, I ended up making a bunch of mistakes that cost me a TON. Here are the mistakes I made, and why I would do it differently if I were to go back and do it again.

The 5 Mistakes Even Smart Entrepreneurs Make

This week only (February 21 and 23, 2019), join a free class all about business, marketing, and being smarter as an entrepreneur. In the class, you’ll learn how to 45X your marketing efforts using a tool everyone thought was “so over,” the website links that stop buyers dead in their tracks, and why more traffic isn’t always what you need — and what you should do instead.

Away for a while

We’re preparing to add a second kiddo to our household! This coming Fall will be filled with a lot of newborn madness, alongside the extra bonus of having a very active toddler lighting up our lives. I’ve written on this blog for nearly eight years, but it’s time for me to take a break. I’ll be on hiatus from blogging regularly here for the next six months, and I’m pretty sure I’m going to stop blogging here entirely. If you’re on my email list, you’ll still get my subscriber-only monthly newsletter. If you want to read more about what I’m planning for the year ahead and how I made this decision, here’s a blog post all about it. It’s time to edit life, as always, and harness my energy towards my next projects.

Screw the fairytales

In my twenties, I was on track to fulfill all the obligations of being a woman in this society: engaged to be married, great job, graduate degree education, wanted to have kids. Society was happy for me, and that ring on my finger was the icing on the cake. The problem? I didn’t like the job, and I was wildly uncertain about the prospect of getting married, even though I’d said yes to the proposal. Then, over the span of a year, I lost my rib (it was taken out of my body through emergency surgery), I lost my fiancé, and I found myself in completely new territory. What happens after the fairy-tale ending? In most books, my engagement would have been the happily-ever-after. Here, I had a new lease on life, and finally, slowly, started listening to myself and what I wanted, instead.