Curiosity Killed the Cat

Curiosity killed the cat is a messed up expression. Curiosity educated the cat. Too much hand sanitizer is what killed the cat. Yesterday, I was filling my brain up with an extra healthy serving of entrepreneurial wisdom from Marie Forleo. In one of her Q&A Tuesday posts, she spouts some vital (yes, vital) info on … Continue reading

Student Loans and the Will to Live [Sometimes It’s that Serious]

I owe over $70,000 in student loans. My parents have been kind enough to help me out when they can, and I’ve been putting the loans on forbearance when they can’t. I’ve had multiple jobs since graduating college. All of them short lived. All of them paying only enough to cover rent, utilities and other light living … Continue reading

How To Handle Fast Growth While Keeping Your Sanity + Reputation In Tact Marie Forleo | Helping Women Around The World Live Rich, Happy & Hot!

How To Handle Fast Growth While Keeping Your Sanity + Reputation In Tact Marie Forleo | Helping Women Around The World Live Rich, Happy & Hot!: Marie Forleo breaks down sustainable practices for your business. Long story short, even if your business is new and growth has yet to pick up, think long-term. It’s easy … Continue reading

The Work-for-Yourself Conundrum

Rosie the Riveter meets Pin Up

I’ve been working hard on my own road to success: planting herbs and jalapeños in my back yard, expanding my Web design/programming skills, talking to a handful of friends about The Hustler and what direction it should take, what it should look like/sound like, and whether the fact that I’m 23 years old means I don’t have … Continue reading

How to Quit Your Job, Move to Paradise and Get Paid to Change the World

How to Quit Your Job, Move to Paradise and Get Paid to Change the World: Jon Morrow of Copyblogger uses his own story of becoming a successful blogger to motivate us to get out there and make money doing what we love. This is the most inspiring thing I’ve read in a while!

Starting Now: Step 1 to Making Your Ideas a Reality

I believed for a long time that to start a business, I first had to save up money. Then, with that capital I saved, I could put it toward growing a business. Capital is definitely necessary at some points, but doing one thing so that I could do another isn’t exactly efficient or the only … Continue reading

Biz Profile: jellybeanbikes

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One of my dreams is to become a bike mechanic. I still intend to become one. It’s all part of my grand plan to join a women’s bike collective and be a sexy grease monkey (ya know, except fixies instead of cars). I have no idea where to find said collective or if it exists, … Continue reading

A Business That Fits Perfectly | Buon Viaggio

A Business That Fits Perfectly | Buon Viaggio: Barbara Winter talks about some of the impractical aspects of working for someone else, and touches on what it takes to create a bespoke business. As this economy wallows and as lay-offs continue to be a fear for many employed individuals, Barbara says some valuable things.

Lessons Well Learned

I am a regular reader of Leo Babauta’s blog, zen habits. He often talks about not setting goals, and accepting that we are not as much in control as we think. What Leo has to say is important. I agree that goals are a distraction for me. When I don’t reach one, or I get … Continue reading

Entrepreneurial Power-tool: Reading

A Million Ideas Notebook

As a hustler-entrepreneur, I spend a lot of time reading. A LOT a lot. The beauty of entrepreneuring is that it’s a self-education. (Note: If you’re not a generally curious person, that sucks.) Reading has not only been an inescapable resource for getting my life together (getting my life together is still happening, p.s.), it’s … Continue reading