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Big Girl Business Panties

Today, I had (for the hundred-thousandth time since staring my business) the following conversation: Random Stranger — So what do you do for a living? Me — Today? Today I’m a writer. Tomorrow I’ll be an organizer. And the next day Imma be an artist. That’s what “working for me” looks like in my world….

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Big Girl Business Panties

We all know someone (maybe you) who hates his/her job — but as it turns out, the things 9-to-5-types value most aren’t what you’d imagine. While yes-of-course-in-a-perfect-world it would be nice to make crapton more money, the vast majority of complaints are tied to issues of autonomy and recognition. Moral of the story? The best…

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Organized...And Then Some

January’s an innately-emotionally-significant month (either time for a black-and-blue-beating over the last 12-month’s up-screwage — or a tabula-rasa-chance to forgive mistakes, start fresh, and take another stab at whatever-it-was-that-didn’t-quite-happen-the-way-you-wanted in the past year). I’m betting you lean more toward the first option. (You know how I know this about you? Because you’re human — and…

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Organized...And Then Some

I’m sure you’ve heard this bedtime story before: In 1953 a team of researchers interviewed Yale’s graduating seniors, asking if they’d written a clearly-defined list of what they wanted to achieve in life. A decade later, those social scientists tracked down the same cohort — they found that the 3% with specific goals had accumulated…

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Living In A Tin Can

Some folks are perfectly content to live in the same nesting-staycationing-never-venturing-more-than-ten-miles-from-home-locale their entire lives. And I wish ’em well — tucked up all warm and snug on the couch mit blankie and cocoa. Just leaves more world for me to see! I inherited busy feet from my father — that man could not sit still…

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Big Girl Business Panties

I know, I know. You work for someone else, hate your job, and are convinced that auto-employment will solve all your problems — magically propelling you into a utopia of boundless self-determination where the guy in the next cube never borrows your stapler. A paradise of unending spare time (and all the web porn you…

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Organized...And Then Some

See that guy there on the left? That’s me. That’s always me — especially each January, when I’m busy doing something very different goal-setting-wise than most everyone else. So while other folks get their panties in a twist over how to become the perfect daily-jogging-tooth-flossing-broccoli-eating-no-clutter-piling-bad-habit-eschewing totally different person by the end of 12 months, I’m…

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Living In A Tin Can

Random Person: “So where do you live?” Me: “I’m a full-time RVer. I live in an Airstream. You know, one of those little silver travel trailers?” Random Person: “Wait — so you can just pick up and go? Wherever you want? Whenever you want?” Me: “Pretty much. Hawaii’s tough — lotta paddling.” Random Person: “Wow,…

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Big Girl Business Panties

You woke up with an all-of-a-sudden hankering to start your very own I’m-the-boss-and-you-bitches-answer-to-me type company. Awesome! But before you put on pants (highly recommended, by the way — just a little entrepreneurial insider tip to make that business-license-application-sans-indecent-exposure-arrest a lot easier), let me ask the one question prolly no one else will. Why? (FYI, “I…

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Organized...And Then Some

Happy New Year! So tell me, just exactly how ridiculous is your collection of goals for the coming 365 days? I mean, I know it’s still early — but if you’re like most folks, you already have plans to lose 20 pounds, stop smoking, clean out the garage, remodel your kitchen, earn a promotion, obtain…

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