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My project was dragging on forever…

Posted by Deidre Rienzo on

One of my projects was dragging on. The client was agonizing over her direction. Time kept passing. Phone calls would get rescheduled. Her edits were swaying drastically from the original direction we discussed—from one extreme to another. She kept apologizing to me. Why was this happening? I think she was...

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Is your year off to a wobbly start?

Posted by Deidre Rienzo on

I can’t lie. My year got off to a money-hemorrhaging, panic-inducing slow start. First, the money-hemorrhage: I had to make some major car repairs. Then I got hit with an unexpectedly large tax bill (much larger than I had planned for). Uh-oh. Then, the slow start: A few recurring projects...

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Here’s my break-up email…

Posted by Deidre Rienzo on

In honor of Valentine’s Day and because I believe we should all be aiming to have the strongest and most respectful relationships possible, I love Deidre Rienzo’s latest post, an update on her stand-off with a nonpaying client and how she broke up with him. SPECIAL BONUS: an excellent example of a...

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2016 by the numbers

Posted by Deidre Rienzo on

In 2015, I hit a milestone that seemed unreachable when I started out 9 years ago … I reached my corporate salary from 2007. So of course, I was thrilled. But I was also scared because I had raised the bar and I wondered if I could do it again....

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My stand-off with a nonpaying client

Posted by Deidre Rienzo on

I got a phone call recently from a small agency in NYC who needed help right away. They told me their budget, which was reasonable, but they needed the work in two days. I agreed. And since the work was due in two days, I took a risk and forewent...

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