6 Subtle Things You Do that Lower Your Perceived Value and Diminish Opportunities for Work


In the murky ecosystem of working for yourself, the ‘value' of your product or service has everything to do with being in demand. Your value goes up when the demand for what you create goes up. And being in demand is tied to these things: 1. How well your product is a solution to the needs of … [Read more...]

How providing necessity over admiration will put you on the right track

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“He found something that he wanted, had always wanted and always would want -- not to be admired, as he had feared; not to be loved, as he had made himself believe; but to be necessary to people, to be indispensable." This line from F. Scott Fitzgerald writing in This Side of Paradise, brings … [Read more...]

11 Things Most Other People Never Do that You Can Do to Win Amazing Clients


Do you do what everyone else does? With so many products and services flying around out there, you’d do well to stand out to attract the fans and buyers who need you. People are responding to this with various forms of self promotion and getting the word out there. The trouble is, most people … [Read more...]

What Problems Are You Solving? How Great Artists Think Like Entrepreneurs

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How comfortable are you with the idea of calling yourself an ‘entrepreneur’? Even if the word itself is a little trite, the basic meaning behind it is solid enough for the purpose of this conversation. Anyone working as a creative who works for themselves and initiates their own projects, which I … [Read more...]