diversifying business

Business Income -The Spokes of your Business Wheel

Running a home business is …hard/exciting/exhausting/invigorating. I’d love to tell you that working from home is all unicorns and rainbows, but I won’t. It’s awesome…but challenging to say the least! But, as the old saying goes, “If it was easy, everyone would be doing it.” I have worked from home…

Just Write

Just WRITE. I thought I’d pop in for a second and share some thoughts from a freelancer’s perspective. The world is an uncertain place right now. I could go on and on about business or school closures and job loss, but I won’t. The best advice I can give to…

Telecommuting From Home Doesn’t Mean Working All The Time

It’s 10:00 at night. Your eyelids feel like the Sandman is sitting on them and your body is screaming “GO TO BED!” BUT, you want to squeeze in just a  few more minutes. Just do a “couple more things…” Congrats. You’ve fallen into the Work-From-Home-Work-Around-The-Clock-Trap. You are SO normal. As…

Why I am Grateful to Work Home More than Ever

“I’m scared” a co-worker at my side-hustle job shared. The fear in her eyes backed up the words coming from her lips. This particular person was someone that I occasionally saw in passing during my few short hours every week as a morning stocker, but I rarely conversed with her….

A Story of Friendship, Perseverance, and Taking Care of your Body

Guest Post from Andrea L. Olatunji | Vice President of Education I was gifted this wonderful diverse picture book as a reviewer for Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020 from TimTimTom Publishing; a company that provides three different stories in 10 languages and with over 100 personalization possibilities to choose from,…

Sumo Joe
Word of the Year 2020

Word of the Year 2020-Light

Around 2015, I noticed many of my friends picking their “Word” for the upcoming New Year. If this concept is new to you, let me explain: choosing a yearly “Word” is a January tradition (not unlike New Year’s Resolutions) where people choose a specific and poignant word that sums up…

Authors and Accomplisments

So, I did a thing. Actually, lots of *things*… October was an amazing month for me in so many ways. I’ve hosted some book signings and sold some books, I shot a remote interview for KidLitTV’s StoryMakers about my book, Sissy Goes Tiny. Speaking of Sissy Goes Tiny, my publisher…

6 Power Activities for Freelancers to Achieve in 2020

Want to the magic of 2019 streaming into the New Year? It won’t happen by accident…YOU need to make it happen. Here are 6 Power Activities for Freelancers for 2020 Visit a networking group: Yes I know that sounds scary, but I spent many years going to networking groups in…