The Truth About Self-Employment

As some of you know, and have been amazingly supportive about, I’m self-employed again. I was self-employed for 8 years before, then took a staff job for 2 years, and am now back at it. I’m in week one of my corporate-life retirement, self-employment-life-re-journey. There’s a lot to say and share, and I’m sure within…

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Steamy Epiphanies On Why I Quit My Job

I quit my job last week. It was an exhilarating rush. But it also felt so expected and firm. Like it was already written and I was simply moving into action to the plot of my own story. This whole post might seem very anti-climatic if you are expecting an epic blow-out of Independent Creative…

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Is it PR or Native Advertising?

Before the advent of online news and entertainment, advertising and its cousin, public relations, were like pornography: You generally knew it when you saw it. But with the ever-increasing torrent of Internet “content” splashed across the Web, much of it not only corporate-sponsored but corporate-created, sussing the actual message from this medium gets pretty tricky….

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The power of reflection

In my continuing discussion of success in work from home careers today I want to cover the power of reflection. The Slight Edge philosophy focuses on ‘the now’, about realizing there is only ever really now. The choices we make in each moment are what lead to the path of success. How to reflect on your…

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Manage your finances while studying for a GED

The first lesson relates to how you manage your own finances. This lesson is the basis of all the other actions. Bringing in extra money alone is no cure for financial difficulties. It is really just a sticking plaster. You have to deal with the root cause. For example for Joan the root course is…

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Stop Micromanaging Your Creativity

Last week’s post on Why You Secretly Want To Fail (Or Why Sharing Your Creativity is Like the Dream Where You’re Naked) unraveled the idea of vulnerability and the personal rejection a Creative faces when their work is rejected. It prompted Tessa Zeng of the gorgeous new site Experiencing Revolution) to tweet Oh, the need to…

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Pharmacy Schools – Hidden Curriculum?

Changes must be made in our healthcare system. Healthcare professionals must be able to provide patient-centered care by working in interprofessional teams. This is redefining and expanding the roles of many health professions. For some disciplines, such as pharmacy, current practitioners may not feel qualified to instruct students and recent graduates in interprofessional care. There is…

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The Bank Never Goes Broke But You Can

I’ve never understood how any kind of anarchist, anti-corporate/profit motive dude, anti-economic-globalization, social justice champion, anti-sweatshop, or what-have-you activist can justify smoking. They all want to destroy, or at the very least change, “the man” yet will continue supporting “the man” in the most blatant way possible – SMOKING. Why, why don’t people make this…

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Some people get risk management and some don’t

For awhile, I was writing for hours every day. And I don’t mean, organizing my email inbox, twittering, getting distracted by my stumble button … I mean full-fledged pounding away at the keys, replacing my keyboard at the end of every day. All because somebody had the harebrained idea of daring me, saying I couldn’t…

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Keeping The Family Happy

Wholesome Activities, Great Attitudes, and Higher Altitudes ACTIVITIES As hectic as our lives are, the key is to integrate into our family culture the types of activities that ensure we spend enough time together. Here are a few things we’ve tried that have blessed our family in countless ways: Date Night This can be a tough…

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