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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…

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)…