lifestyle design


Last week I hit Submit on the withdrawal request from Amazon Payments into my bank account, sending the Kickstarter funds my way direction, where I then immediately sent them on to the illustrator. Just now I found a fully completed draft of a blog post all about the Kickstarter campaign that I never published. Which […]

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“It must be nice.” Followed closely by: “Oh, you’re so lucky!” It’s kind of like working tirelessly for a decade (or two, or three) and being branded an overnight success when you suddenly make it big. It kind of reminds me about my journey towards becoming a writer, too. I’m lucky? Okay. Sure. Call me […]

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For a long time, I really struggled with the underlying reason why I wanted different things for my life than most other people. Why I wanted Different, I had no idea, I just knew that I did. That frustrated me and often made me feel guilty. Why was everyone else supposedly ok with the same […]


Monday morning reflections

February 13, 2012

My two year anniversary of leaving my corporate job and jumping into a world of time freedom and self-employment was a few weeks ago, and I’ve found myself reflecting quite a bit since then on how my life has changed. Two years. Has it really been that long? Two years. Hasn’t it been more like […]


Have you written this down?

February 2, 2012

My definition of success is being able to do whatever I want, whenever I want, without having to think twice about the finances to do so. A checklist for this success would be: – do I have complete control over my time? Yup. – do those that I care about have complete control over their […]

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2010-01-21 20.54.25

It’s been 2 years. I am so, so grateful.

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I was recently introduced to an interesting way of defining a business; high-growth and lifestyle. Per, here are the definitions of each: Lifestyle business: A small business that reflects the general lifestyle of the individual entrepreneur. Lifestyle businesses are not high-growth enterprises. The principal objective is to generate “adequate” income while living where the […]

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Planning Your No-Plan Time

November 28, 2011

It’s kind of cheating to create a blog post entirely out of someone else’s writing, but this one was too good to keep to myself. Jonathan Fields, author, wellness entrepreneur, and speaker on such things as book marketing, embracing creativity, and easing fear and uncertainty in business, posted the excerpt below on his site at […]