Helping Good Clients Become Great Ones

If you stay in it long enough, people from your past start to resurface, which I am loving! One of those people, with whom I recently reconnected a...

2018—not what I’d hoped

2018 has been an interesting year. I’ve struggled with motivation, focus and timing all year. Despite a pretty healthy lifestyle, exercise and plen...

[Video] The Entrepreneur's Inner Game

For some weekend learning, watch this brand new interview I did with Nina Cooke. She's a UK-based business coach whose focus is the mindset of succ...

What can I do to prepare for our call?

They’ve signed the contract and given you money.(Don’t have a contract? Read this immediately.) Contract—check. Money—check! Work is ready to begi...

[Podcast] #357 Mark McGuiness on Being a 21st Century Creative

It’s not easy being a creative professional in the 21st century. Things keep changing, and fast. Whether you are a fine artist, a performer or ent...

4 Year-End Marketing Ideas Centered Around Gratitude

It's almost December but I hope you're not finished with your marketing for the year.  I highly recommend at least one more effort centered around...

[New] The Simplest Marketing Plan for 2019

Have you noticed that everyone who wants you to buy something does it by overwhelming you with a really long list of "what you'll get?" It's too m...

[Podcast] The Niche Debate with Jeffrey Shaw

I love talking about niches! I am forever trying to explain how I think about what a niche is and how you go about choosing one (and how it someti...

Why I love the Revolve Conference

Had a great time at the 2018 Revolve Conference in Charleston last week -- my thanks to Karl Hudson Phillips and his team for putting their heart ...

[Podcast] #356 Jane Friedman on How to Get Your Book Published

Should you write a book? It always surprises me how many people want to write a book and how impressed they are that I have written 7 of them. I d...

Is your website ready for 2019?

When websites first came along, they were more like online brochures—simply giving you an online presence that people could look at. But now, webs...

Should I Take That Project? Checklist

Here's one of Deidre's oldie-but-goodie blog posts that a reader wanted to share -- so I'm bringing it back to the top. Like I have said many ti...