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Work is an Experiment

My business looks nothing like it did a year ago. And I’m okay with that because of how I’ve come to view work. When I quit my job three years ago and hung out my shingle as a consultant, I focused on helping small businesses learn and use social media. That was what I didContinue Reading

30 Free Stock Photos of Real People

A Short Introduction to this Curated Collection As a writer and designer, I spend many, many hours each week searching the vast corners of the Internet for awesome stock photos that, well, look nothing like stock photos. So I know first hand how time-consuming and frustrating of a task that can be. You’ve been there, right?Continue Reading

My 9 Month Overnight Success on Medium

This isn’t a “how to” about going viral. Or how to dominate Medium.com. What it is, though, is a story of what I learned after one of my articles got a lot of attention there overnight (literally). I wrote an article for my blog back several months ago about challenging the conventional wisdom surrounding social media. ItContinue Reading

5 Ways to Show Gratitude Every Day

Here are 5 things I’ve learned about gratitude over the years. 1. Don’t assume people know how grateful you are. Tell them. A simple, heartfelt “thank you” can make all the difference. In fact, a little gratitude goes a long way. People will move mountains for you when they truly know how much they mean toContinue Reading