There’s No Such Thing as Passive Income

Well, technically there is… but NOT how it’s defined by online salespeople.  What is passive income? From BusinessDictonary.com: “Earnings from rent, limited partnership, or other sources of income (in which the earner does not take an active part), not including salary, wage, interest, or capital gain. Also called unearned income, passive income can be written…… Continue reading There’s No Such Thing as Passive Income

Why BlogPaws?

On a sunny May morning in 2010, I pulled into a gas station somewhere between Bloomington, IN, and Columbus, OH. I pulled out my phone while the tank filled. I spotted a ton of tweets from other folks who were on their way to the first ever BlogPaws conference. I actually considered NOT tweeting that…… Continue reading Why BlogPaws?

5 Ways to Feel Crazy Productive Every Single Day

Do note that this piece isn’t called “5 ways to be crazy productive.” This list of five wins will help you feel crazy productive every single day. And who doesn’t want to feel like they’re getting it all done? 5 easy, simple, can’t-miss ways to feel crazy productive: Make your bed as soon as you get up.…… Continue reading 5 Ways to Feel Crazy Productive Every Single Day

What makes an expert?

As a writer, I frequently interview experts in various fields because their in-the-trenches insights help explain complicated concepts, or they’re the first to know the latest advances or changes in a given industry. Then, imagine my surprise, when I’ve been called a handful of times this year to be an expert source for an article,…… Continue reading What makes an expert?

Around here lately: What I’m working on!

I’m lucky. I work with the best people around. My editors and clients are all incredible people who achieve amazing things, and I’m honored to play a small part in their work. Here are a few things I’ve been working on lately with these wonderful people: Newsletters and web content: I’m challenged to work on…… Continue reading Around here lately: What I’m working on!

Does a work/life balance really exist?

Recently, I was combing through the January 2014 issue of Real Simple. I love this magazine. It feeds my obsession with cleanliness and organization. Anyway, there was a piece about balance (I didn’t save the mag, so I’m sorry I can’t cite the author). Several contributors gave their definition of balance. My overwhelming takeaway? Balance…… Continue reading Does a work/life balance really exist?