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Time vs Money

I’ve been thinking about the balance of time versus money. I started consulting to create flexibility in my life, but I’ve also been grateful to do well financially also. That being said, I’ve given up even more lucrative opportunities for that flexibility. To me, and for me, it was worth it. I was talking with […]

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Does Vacation Just Mean Away from Home?

This post is a bit of a continuation of my last one. And here I shall leave it, to avoid a tone of complaint. If anything strikes you as a first world problem, this should certainly be it. I live a good life. A great life even. This I can’t and won’t debate. So why […]

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Work to Travel or Travel to Work?

One of my favorite things about working for myself is that I can set my own schedule. Typically, I have a tremendous amount of flexibility – though some of that does depend on the type of consulting engagement. Over the last year, I’ve ended up taking on more roles than projects, so that creates a […]

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Variety is the Spice of Life

One of the things I love most about consulting is the variety of industries and the work I do. Fitness, pets, finances, manufacturing, you name it. I’ve worked with more than 35 clients over the last 5 years and often it’s a brand new industry for me. It’s a lot of fun – keeps me […]

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Stronger Together

I recently wrapped up one of my favorite (and most challenging and demanding) consulting experiences. I actually felt a tinge of sadness about it, which is a rarity for me as I’m so used to this process by now. 35+ clients in 5 years, this is par for the course. But this was different. I […]

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The Ebbs and Flows of Life

Last month, I had posted about the concept of feast or famine. This month, it’s the ebbs and flows of life. As is true for many, my business slowed in late spring after the pandemic spread. I lost my largest client in April because they could no longer offer in-person classes, and so had no […]

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Feast or Famine

I’m currently feeling the concept of “feast or famine” in a big way. Right now I’m feasting and I am full. Life is busy, and saying that feels like the understatement of the year. But, alas, 2020 is an odd year at best so we take what we are given. I am very grateful for […]

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Work is Not All That Matters

Work is not all that matters. In fact, it’s near the end of a short list of what really does. We work to live but never should we live to work. I work because I enjoy it – the job itself, my clients, the challenge – but over the years, I have realized it is […]

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The Importance of Encouragement

One of the greatest and most unexpected joys of starting a consulting business are the words of encouragement – both given and received. I’ve had many friends, family members, former colleagues and acquaintances reach out to let me know they like what I’m going, or wishing me best of luck. I’ve had others contact me […]

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Being Right or Being Kind

Many of us have struggled at some point in our careers or our lives with the age-old dilemma…is it more important to be right or to be kind? By nature, I consider myself a “nice” person. While I tell the truth, it’s often softened. I tend to sugarcoat if someone’s feelings are at stake, whether […]

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