Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. -Chinese Proverb If you haven't noticed, I'm taking some time away from the blog this month. I'm working on my to-do list before heading out of town for an end-of-summer vacation. I got to thinking about taking time off. Why is it … Continue reading Need a Moment.
Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind. -Lionel Hampton Today I passed a sign at a residential complex that said "Customer Appreciation Week," and it got me thinking: why do we have to name specific weeks or days to express our gratitude for our customers, residents, clients or … Continue reading Thought for the Day – Customer Appreciation
The best antidote for fear is knowledge. - Robin Sharma At last week's FreelanceCLT event, one theme stood out for me - freelancers, not surprisingly, are afraid. Afraid of failure. Afraid of running out of money. And I know it's not just freelancers and solo entrepreneurs, but those fears seem louder when you don't have … Continue reading Fear is so 2009
Are you a freelancer (any industry) in or near Charlotte, NC? Tomorrow night, I'm serving on a panel of freelance specialists as part of the Freelance CLT meetup group. We will be discussing how much freelancers should charge for their work and other related issues. Some of us write, others communicate, others edit or shoot … Continue reading Freelancers: Is it time to give yourself a raise?
Check out this WBTV segment by Kristen Miranda...It's about how to use Twitter to build professional relationships and boost business. You may recognize someone in the segment!
"Preparation is key" is not a new saying, but I think in communications it's especially important. Like paint on your walls, what you say, write or communicate will have a lasting effect.
Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity, and are able to turn both to their advantage. - Niccolò Machiavelli If you think about it, every business in America started out as a "small business." I remember growing up thinking that I wanted to work at a large, … Continue reading National Small Business Week, #CLTsmbiz
“Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.” - John Jakes When my May issue of Inc. arrived last week, I turned immediately to Jason Fried's article on business writing. So many of his points reflect my own thoughts … Continue reading Stop the Boring Writing!