“There are people who have money and people who are rich.” -Coco Chanel People who have money are not always ‘rich’, in fact some may be part of the newly wealthy and still be poor in their ways. Being rich does not necessarily denote money in this case, it refers more to the richness of […]

Lately, I’ve been thinking about how I can diversify my income. As a freelancer, I’m self-employed, but that doesn’t mean that my income isn’t at risk. And, while I feel better about my income situation than I would if I had a “real” job, the reality is that income diversity is something everyone should be concerned with. […]

How much time and consideration do you really give to your brain? Do you marvel at its supreme power, cleverness, and the fact that this huge muscle is in constant control of your body? Do you ever take the time to give your brain a much-needed spring cleaning and an occasional tune-up? If you’re like […]

We’re used to thinking that debt is always a bad idea. However, the reality is that it’s possible to use debt to leverage your business and get ahead. While you don’t want to get in over your head when it comes to debt, you can still use it to good effect if you are careful […]

As you work on your business, one of the best things you can do is to make a business plan. Your business plan is a roadmap that can guide you as you move forward. A good plan allows you to focus your thoughts and your efforts, identify what’s essential and figure out how to measure […]

“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money” -Alexis De Tocqueville Author of Democracy in America, Alexis De Tocqueville journeyed to the U.S. in 1931 to examine the way American penitentiaries and prisons were being run. However, during that time, Tocqueville became fascinated […]

One of the questions that I’m constantly asked is this: What are the best ways to find freelance gigs? Everyone has their own ways of finding freelance gigs, including high-paying jobs, and I have my own favorite strategies. Find Freelance Gigs Through Word of Mouth My favorite way to find freelance gigs is through word […]

One of the stickiest situations for any business owner or freelancer comes when a client doesn’t pay. It’s a difficult situation because you want the money you’re owed, but at the same time you don’t want to alienate a client — especially if that client has paid on-time in the past. When a client doesn’t […]

“A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.”  -John Ruskin It’s amazing how much a small act of kindness can affect one’s day, it would seem that money is of little value when taken into the grand scheme of things. Money does make the world go […]

One of the more interesting concepts I’ve been introduced to recently is the idea of essentialism. I read Greg McKeown’s book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less and it provided a great deal of food for thought. I’ve always been interested in making sure I take care of my most important priorities, but the idea […]

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