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Never wait for an invitation.

Like many of you, I’m a dreamer. I think of new ideas all the time. The difference is, I’ve learned what kind of stuff requires actual credentials and invitations, and what kind of stuff doesn’t. And, you know what’s fascinating? Most ideas don’t require permission to bring them to life.

The online world feels so fake.

The online world feels so fake.

Nothing irks me more than manipulation. These days, it feels like everything online is either made to sell you something, or sell you an ideology. Here are some thoughts on the state of the online world, and how I think we can change it.

Have a lawyer review your contract.

Have a lawyer review your contract.

Whether you’re using a contract for your business, or you’ve got an offer on the table, you should always have a lawyer review your contract. Why? Because it’s a legally binding document, and paying an expert to look at it will could save you a lot of pain, and money, down the road!

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Just start doing.

Just start doing.

There are so many people out there with really great ideas. But, they never get out of the trap of over-thinking and over-analyzing everything. There's a reason the Nike slogan was so powerful when it came out. "Just do it". It's a directive, get it done. But, it's a...

Never wait for an invitation.

Never wait for an invitation.

A scientist once asked me why I had created a Twitch account to stream the microscopic world. I told him that it didn't exist when I went out looking for it, so I decided to just create my own stream. He surprised me by saying that he'd never have created something...

Tips for success for remote freelancers

Tips for success for remote freelancers

A lot of freelancers today would be wise to expand their offerings beyond their local communities. Today's technology enables you to offer your products and services to a whole new group of customers. Thing is, working remotely can be complicated if you're not used to...

Have a lawyer review your contract.

Have a lawyer review your contract.

Whether you're using a contract for your business, or you've got an offer on the table, you should always have a lawyer review your contract. Why? Because it's a legally binding document, and paying an expert to look at it will could save you a lot of pain, and money,...

Why you should be “difficult” to work with.

Why you should be “difficult” to work with.

It sounds bizarre, but I really do mean it: sometimes, you just have to be "difficult" to work with. Let me tell you why.   What it means to be 'difficult'. Some people don't like it when you do things the right way, whether it's incorporating, getting your...

Should you become a freelancer?

Should you become a freelancer?

A lot of people lost their jobs during the pandemic. Many people are in jobs they hate. Naturally, there are a lot more people out there thinking about getting into freelancing. The question is: should you become a freelancer? If you're thinking about it, here are...

Helpful tips for freelancers!

Helpful tips for freelancers!

The majority of my clients are freelancers. They’re primarily artists, but also entrepreneurs, and they’re at a point where they recognize that they can’t do everything on their own anymore. Here are a few ways that you can get ahead as a new or established...

How to get people to buy local.

How to get people to buy local.

As Amazon continues to grow, and expand its offerings, it's getting harder and harder for local businesses to keep up. Here's why I think 'buy local' campaigns don't work, and what businesses should do to compete.   Making people feel guilty. Some people simply...

How to stand out online.

How to stand out online.

The pandemic has been a bit of a wake-up call for a lot of artists and entrepreneurs. We’ve been more and more dependent on technology these past few months. A lot of people that should have had websites a long time ago are now playing catch-up.  Whether you’re new to...

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