elevator pitch

Pitch Me- Creating Elevator Pitches for Freelancers & Bloggers

I interview a ton of people for the freelance writer part of my biz and I always ask my interviewees to describe their business to me in two sentences or less. In other words; their elevatory pitch. You’d be surprised how many veteran business owners vapor-lock on me when asked…

#VAVS Virtual Assistant Virtuosos Summit

A Must-Have if you plan to start a Virtual Assistant business

It seems like 100 years ago that I got my start as a full-time, work-from-home, virtual assistant. Eight years in, it’s been a wild ride, but one I wouldn’t give up for the world. SO ….have you been thinking about starting up your own Virtual Assistant business but don’t know…

A Blogging Toolbox just for New Authors

Welcome to my recommends for those of you who are just dipping your toe into the blogging waters! I feel like a student of monetizing blogs because I have spent YEARS investigating and testing ways to do just that. Since 2016, I have had many opportunities to coach and guide…

Tiny House Living-Franticmommy Style

I’m sure you’ve seen the TV shows and you may have even seen one in real life. I’m talking about the super-cool lifestyle choice of downsizing your life and opting for Tiny House Living. The shows I am referring to are Tiny House Nation, Tiny House Hunters, and Tiny House…

When is the Best Time Downsize Your Stuff?

What are the best times in your life when it’s sensible to clean house and get rid of stuff you don’t use? I think it’s when you’re either: a) Fed up with too much crap and clutter b) Ready to make living with less and doing more a priority c)…

Minimizing Your Stuff to Maximize Your Life

Although living small has been around for hundreds of years, the lifestyle of *tiny house living* has taken our country by storm. From TV shows to Tiny House Resort getaways, people are clamoring to experience life in a Big way by doing More with Less. In short, it’s the act…

She found her bliss and is living by example

From paralegal to tiny house luminary, BA has had many of her tiny dreams a BIG reality. I’ve known Beth Ann {B.A.} Norrgard since high school. Even back in the 1980s, she had spunk and spirit that was hard to ignore. As life oftentimes does, we lost track of each…

Ramblin’ Notes ~ Depression and the Will to Work

[guest post from author, Rue Allyn] I have been self-employed for more than ten years now. I have been manic-depressive (now known as Bi-polar Disorder) all of my life. That’s more than sixty years, so I’ve got a lot of experience with emotional highs and lows. I won’t go into the…

The Shape of Us

Those who follow me on Facebook know I’ve been working on a unique challenge for myself: no TV for a month. #30DaysNoTV It’s not easy. Over the last year, I’ve developed an addition to Bones and NCIS (the one with Mark Harmon in it…yummy) reruns. But I’m not giving up,…

Thankful for the Bestie Tribe

This meme captured my eye (and heart) the other day and it beautifully sums up just how darn lucky I am in the Bestie Tribe Department. Just for fun one day, I looked up the term “best friend” and here is what it said; “The definition of a best friend…