get right-sized already…

recently i’ve engaged in a discussion on linkedin among other web professionals, about pricing. i was beginning to feel pretty ok – that my pricing was reasonable, thoughtful, affordable and not out of the realm of the reality of my trade. there were many of us who all worked within the same ballpark. then, today, … Read more

resolutions? no thanks.

I used to buy-in to new year’s resolutions. Set “goals” for myself. Assembled “treasure maps” and “affirmation boards” and the like. Wrote them down, posted them up, left chunks of them in the relevant spots all over my house. Don’t think any of those things ever helped me get where i thought i wanted to … Read more

damn writer’s block

Can’t get creative? Stuck on an article topic? Ahh the joy of writer’s block! When I get writer’s block I tend to walk away from the computer and do something completely different. Hit the garden, go for a walk, do the dishes, watch inane television for a little while (it’s amazing what 20 minutes of … Read more

just walk away

Is there a worse way to start your day than in conflict? I doubt it. Is there a worse conflict to get into than with your computer? Oh very certainly. But when your work day and your conflict with your computer start at the same time, in the same place, it can lead to total … Read more

stop & smell the roses

Ok, I didn’t say it first, but I try to repeat it often! This installment of Smarter Working Tips is directed to the self-employed workaholic… Is your office in your basement, like mine? Can you look out the window and see the sun blazing while you’re working? OR worse… is your office in your bedroom, … Read more

silence

Today we’ll keep it short and sweet. All I want to do today is recommend adding a short shift to your workday, or trading part of your day for another… HUH? Have you ever had the joy of working in total silence?? If you haven’t made that happen, DO IT! For me, the most productive … Read more