3 Signs Your Brand Is Having an Identity Crisis

Your struggle with branding yourself or your business comes from two conflicting fears:

You don’t know who you are;
You don’t want to ruin what you already did/created/have

This places you at the crossroads between ignorance and fear. A lousy place to be (and we’ve all been there). As a result, you are hesitant to put a foot forward, in […]

By |July 2nd, 2015|Blog, Career, Solopreneur|0 Comments

Stop Searching for Your Passion (Do This Instead)

There’s tremendous pressure to “find your passion” lately. Too much pressure, if you ask me. It’s also misleading: If I tell you to “find your passion,” we must presume that it’s been lost, like a set of keys or that coupon for a free burrito at Chipotle.

Not only is it lost, it’s now a job […]

By |June 29th, 2015|Blog, Career|0 Comments

I’m a Better Fit for Him! Why Doesn’t He See That?

My boyfriend never had any hesitations about being together: He wanted to be with me, live with me, marry me. For years.

One day, I come home to find that all his stuff is gone. He says he’s “confused” and isn’t sure if he loves me anymore. He says he met someone else. He takes down our Facebook pics, […]

By |June 23rd, 2015|Blog, Dating & Relationships|0 Comments

It’s not Romantic; It’s Ridiculous: Don’t Wait 20 Years to Make a Move

I like to occasionally check out the West Side Rag, this local blog listing all the restaurant openings and closings and health code violations and weird crimes that happen on the Upper West Side. And I saw this story, about a woman who had a crush on a neighborhood guy when she was 19 years old and new […]

By |June 15th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

When Good Ideas Go Away (Goodbye to Umano)

So Umano, that smart news platform that reads the news to you, is pulling the plug on this operation in a matter of days. You know this, I know this. My heart aches over this, the way it does when any great, original idea goes away, and not because it’s a bad idea, but because the […]

By |June 9th, 2015|Blog, Career, Solopreneur|0 Comments

Why You Shouldn’t Believe My Instagram Feed

Don’t believe what you see on my Instagram or Facebook page.

Because it doesn’t tell you the truth. Not all of it. I’m a straight shooter, honest, direct to a fault. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I pull no punches. Shit, my whole brand is built on helping other people be authentic.

And yet, lately when I […]

By |May 12th, 2015|Blog|5 Comments

3 Rules for Being a Thought Leader: Daniel DiGriz, founder of MadPipe

Daniel DiGriz is so smart that after a few minutes of listening to him, you can actually feel yourself getting smarter. Now that is a gift. (Let’s hope it worked.)

The founder of Madpipe, author of All Marketing Is Dead, and self-titled “digital ecologist” (a term he’s had trademarked) has lots of titles, and believes everyone should have a bunch, too, […]

By |May 12th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Make Uncertainty Your Friend: Meet Farnoosh Torabi, Award-winning Financial Strategist

When Farnoosh Torabi got laid off from her job as a journalist at TheStreet.com, it was in many ways the day her real career began. Instead of going the safe route and finding another job, Farnoosh ran with her big idea—and it changed the course of her career.

Today, Farnoosh is an award winning financial strategist, […]

By |April 29th, 2015|Blog, Solopreneur|0 Comments

How to Know If You’re Addicted to Advice

A colleague of mine, Michelle, was launching her own life coaching business and wanted advice. So I spent some time on the phone with her one quiet Friday afternoon and told her all the things I thought she needed to do to make her offerings more clear, unique, and benefit-oriented. I went through her website, […]

By |April 20th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments