Don’t Be Shy — Here’s How to Take Those Compliments You’ve Earned

“Frankly, it’s confusing,” my now-husband, then-boyfriend Z deadpanned. We were squabbling about the strange contradiction of my perceived self-image. More specifically: my absolute inability to comfortably accept compliments of any kind — even (or especially) about things I’d worked my butt off to create or cultivate. “You exude all this confidence, but then then aggressively resist […]

Make Your Next Idea Even Better Than the “Stolen” One That Got Away

Several times in my career, I’ve seen “my” ideas hit the digital shelves before I could launch ’em. Workshop titles. Product concepts. Offerings. Articles and posts. You name it, I’ve probably sworn a blue streak at my computer or phone screen about someone beating me to the punch. “God damnit,” I whine while thrashing dramatically. […]

Seeing Roadblocks? Here’s Motivation to Keep Moving…

I’ve been a self-employed creative for 12 years and I cannot COUNT the number of times I’ve been told “No.” in my career. Back when I got my start as a copywriter (the first step in my Creative Director/coach path) in 2011, I didn’t know a single successful freelancer, let alone someone who’d built a […]

Here’s the Trick to Becoming Infinitely Interesting

I’ve been a people person all my life. It’s had its ups and downs — starting with me sneaking out of my stroller at 2 years old to wander into the thick of the South Florida Fair crowd and talk to strangers. (I was found by my terrified mother a few minutes later, I’m told, […]