With a lot on their plate, there are times that leaders forget to do things. While they may seem superhuman at times, they are mortals. Learning from what other leaders forget can provide a lesson for anyone that is on the path to leadership. Here are 12 common things that leaders have been known to […]

Starting a business can be challenging in the best of times. If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you need to develop good habits — and work on getting rid of poor habits. While not every bad habit you have will ruin your business, there are some habits that can cause problems as you […]

“When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.” – Napoleon Hill   If we can trace the traveling speakers, thought leaders, self-help gurus and professional personal-success mentors to one person, it’s Napoleon Hill, who spent much of […]

Even though I run my freelance business entirely from my portable devices with online tools, I have to admit there’s nothing better than holding an actual planner in my hand. It may sound very old school, but if something isn’t written down in my planner then it’s not actually happening. I’ve tried several physical planners […]

There’s a lot to love about being a freelancer. At the top of the list is the ability to make your own hours, along with firing the clients who are nothing but terrible. The downside about the freelancer lifestyle is that can be difficult to manage your work-life balance. Unlike some 9-5ers, we aren’t necessarily […]

“A penny saved is a penny earned.” – Benjamin Franklin   Leave it to Benjamin Franklin to give us the soundest of financial advice. Armed with the practical and self-restrained virtues of Puritanism with the imagination, tolerance, and ambition of the Enlightenment, Ben Franklin was a successful politician and political theorist as well as a […]

One of the most important tasks that you can do either as freelancer or small business owner is diversify your income. That means that you have multiple revenue streams that are independent from each other. The reason? If you lose one client, you still have several other ways to supplement your income. And, there’s probably […]

As the end of the year approaches, it’s time to consider your finances, and what you need to figure out for tax time. I recently had a phone call with my accountant, to talk about what I need to do to organize my paperwork and prepare for tax time with all of the new developments […]

“As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all – the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.” – J.K Rowling   While J.K Rowling was writing Harry Potter, in a state that she described […]

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