I lost my biggest creative client, one that had given me a substantial portion of my monthly income for the last 8 or so months. Gone. Poof.I'm also about to go on maternity leave as a freelancer, and I had been planning to return to working fo
To bootstrap your freelancing business, you probably don't need much. Here's what I spent in the first 4 months of freelance writing:- $165 for online writing course- $106 for 3-year web hosting with BlueHost- $14 for a domain name (normally co
No matter what the Internet tells you, the holidays are not a time for productivity. They're for relaxing, chilling out, and eating too many sweets. But what about all of us stuck in our homes and not traveling because of the pandemic? If you f
Today I talk about running what sounds like a very creative company — a freelance writing business. However, it soon became very uncreative and unfulfilling, which surprised the heck out of me. It turns out you can get stuck in a rut, whether y
In this episode, I speak to you from Procrastinationville, where I have settled in for the past several months. Procrastination is cozy, and it's hard to leave. But I have jumped aboard the slow train out of town, and think I can help you recov
I chat with Ken Rusk, author and owner of Rusk Industries (as well as self-proclaimed ditch digger), about blue-collar work. He believes you don't need a college degree to be successful — and I believe him, even though I have a master's degree.
In this episode, we'll talk about why we changed directions a bit with this podcast and are now calling it Fun Work! For one, I got pregnant and had a lot of couch time to think about what I really care about. Turns out it's helping you find wo
We are obsessed with productivity — to a fault. I'm currently in a less-productive time of my life and I feel guilty not producing tons of output. My morning routine? Far from optimized. But that should be OK.We aren't robots.In this episode, I
Imposter syndrome is a bitch. It leaves you feeling like you have nothing to add to the world and like your dreams aren't worth pursuing. But we can beat it together.I talk about my struggles with feeling like a fraud in many of my jobs. And a
Let's talk about side hustles. I chat with my friend, Anisha Mehta, the founder of Bollyblooms, about how she makes about $500 extra a month by working only a few hours. If you're thinking of turning your passion into a lucrative gig, you'll wa
A few years ago, I was part of a Diversity Task Force that came up with ideas to increase diversity in the organization I worked for. The members of the task force did our part (mostly). But it went nowhere.In this episode, I talk about why the
When you fantasize about quitting your day job to go after your dream, you want to know three things:What is my dream?How can I make money doing what I love?Where do I start?In this episode, I take you through my journey where I quit my day job
What does the call to "defund the police" mean? I didn't know, so I did some research. Turns out it isn't what it sounds like (for the most part). It's easy to look at the term and think people want to abolish police across the country, followe
In this episode, we follow 15-year-old me back to my first — and worst — job cleaning filthy bathrooms and dirty sheets when I worked as a housekeeper. Crazy times ensued: Think throwing the covers back on a sleeping woman and calling the cops
There seems to be an onslaught of pandemic optimism. It doesn't leave much room for the rest of the human emotions — like sadness or anger. Right now, essential workers (and workers in general) have every right to be pissed. I share two stories
Money is emotional. Especially these days, in the middle of a flippin' pandemic. I believe it's possible, and necessary, to face your emotions around money. If you avoid your feelings, you're probably avoiding your finances. In this episode, I
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