Note: We just hit our fourth anniversary of our first rental property purchase, so I thought I’d record a few real estate-related thoughts for you about how this journey began. Hope you enjoy it! Another Note: The Kickstarter campaign is still going on and WE NEED YOUR HELP! We have more than $8,000 left to […]

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A couple months ago, without a ton of planning, we started a remodel of our home office. We packed everything into boxes, moved out all the furniture, and started waging a war against the 30 year-old wallpaper. (We won, by the way. Eventually.) Once the wallpaper was down and we started thinking about sanding the […]


“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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I’ve been kind of short on words lately. I’m in a writing rut, I guess. Anyway, I was reading through a few older pins on my Pinterest boards the other day and was grateful for this reminder about networking, so I thought I’d share it. “Someone you haven’t even met yet is wondering what it’d […]

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I was cruising Etsy the other day when I ran into the most darling, book-related wall decal. Well, I take that back. The decal itself is pretty simple. It’s the quote that is the darling part. Here, take a look: So perfect, yes? This decal is from InitialYou’s shop on Etsy. You can find the […]

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I heard an amazing quote yesterday while watching an interview with Oscar nominee Viola Davis. She said: They say that the two most important days in a person’s life are the day you were born, and the day you discover why you were born. How striking in its simplicity is that thought. Right? I was […]


I recently read Kiyosaki’s Unfair Advantage, one of the bestselling author’s newest releases. It was a fabulous read, and one that dove much deeper into Robert’s personal experience and business dealings than any of his previous books. Here, very briefly, is what I thought was one of the juiciest tidbits of the whole book: Question: […]


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 […]