My newsletter saved the day

Is doing a newsletter really worth it? This is question I get a lot. The answer is undeniably, unequivocally YES. Here is yet another reason. You m...

My project was dragging on forever…

One of my projects was dragging on. The client was agonizing over her direction. Time kept passing. Phone calls would get rescheduled. Her edits w...

Is your year off to a wobbly start?

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...

Here’s my break-up email…

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...

2016 by the numbers

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 t...

My stand-off with a nonpaying client

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 neede...

Is your budget 5 million dollars?

Holy cow. I can’t wait to take Ilise’s advice to Stop Asking for the Budget and say instead, “Is your budget in the range of $500, $5000 or $50,00...

Driving a van full of tiny dogs

I had the opportunity to drive a rescue van full of adorable, tiny dogs from South Jersey to Pets Alive in New York State because I stepped away f...

My dog ate my self-discipline

Did you see Ilise’s latest tip? It was a major self-discipline awakening for me and it couldn’t have arrived at a better time. (For starters, Ilise...

Getting referrals? Don’t do this…

Lately I’ve been getting some great clients via referral. In the past few months, 5 new clients (qualified with budgets!) came my way via 5 differ...

The quickest “yes” ever…

I’ve spoken to clients before who seemed like they’d done their research, read my website thoroughly, and knew they were going to hire me before w...

Can I change old habits?

I’ve always been the kind of person who waits until I have no clean clothes to do laundry…who waits until I can’t see my table anymore to clean my...