Category Archives for Professional Development

How to Build Real Relationships with Powerful Bloggers

Tell me if you’ve felt this before… You spend countless hours producing content, engaging readers, hustling for blog traffic and revenues. You have a gigantic list of powerful influencers you look up to and follow. Sigh. What you wouldn’t give to be on their level! Partnering on projects, having them tweet your content, appearing on their podcasts… You work up […]

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Reflect on How Far You’ve Come, Not How Far You Have Left to Go

It’s nearing the end of September and I’ve been feeling a mix of emotions. About once a week I have the sort of day that makes me want to cuddle up with some warm blankets, and just sleep the day away. Probably because I’m tired from a long week of work, but also because I’m […]

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Don’t Be a Passive Bystander in Your Own Life

Don’t Be a Passive Bystander in Your Own LifeI was perusing Facebook today and stumbled across a post from one of my close college friends who wrote this, “Something I never understood as a kid that drives a lot of what I do today: Why people who are unhappy don’t do anything to change their […]

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Why I Decided to Read a Book Every Two Weeks

“There are worse crimes than burning books.  One of them is not reading them.” – Ray Bradbury Click to Tweet I’m taking on a personal self-improvement project: read a book every two weeks. One of my greatest struggles has always been with personal follow through (keeping a journal, maintaining a strict diet, etc.). I can’t tell […]

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How to Let Fear Turn to Opportunity

The last few months of my life have been, perhaps, the greatest of my short little life. But they’ve been scary as hell. You know the feeling, I’m sure. It’s like when you’re scared of needles yet you’re sitting in the doctor’s office waiting for the nurse to draw your blood. Or when you’re afraid of public […]

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How to Become a Freelancer with No Experience

In the past month, I decided to ditch my law school plan (plus my day job) and spend time learning how to “do my own thing”… freelance. There was only one teensy tiny little problem: I wanted to become a freelancer with virtually no experience.To clarify, it’s not that I lacked any sort of professional […]

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The Dangers of Perfectionism

It took me 4 weeks to publish my first blog. Granted, in those few weeks I spent a great deal of time learning how to standup a WordPress site, integrate a newsletter subscription form, create a Gravatar, setup Google Analytics, among other beginner blogger tasks. But don’t get too caught up in my ridiculousness. It took me 15 […]

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