Relationships. Drama. Gossip. Innuendo. Bad Dates. Failures. Learning about life, business and love the hard way.
What reason I’m not so sure. And maybe you don’t either. Yet we’re here together, figuring this life out the hard way. Though I despise silver linings, at least we’re not alone in this adventure.
I’m not your average writer. I don’t always follow convention. I enjoy breaking down the perception of how writers behave and the way they present themself online. I’m inspired by Andy Warhol, the pop culture master who challenged the idea of convention. …
I have many failed businesses on my entrepreneurial resume.
I have a defunct website design business. I have an Etsy store earning pittances despite five years of painful development. I have a defunct online directory, with an evaporated friendship and any hope of recouping the start-up costs. I have more business failure than I care to admit.
I can’t blame everything on the pandemic. Most of my businesses suffered financial fatality long before the world suffered together. Sometimes I invent a scenario when I could blame all my failures on the global crisis. …
I’ve been thinking a lot about Carrie Bradshaw’s life.
Less thinking, more analysing.
The television show, more so than the book, depicts the unattached writer as a free-spirited goddess. A writer who works from home, who possesses the finances and time capacity for a luxurious lifestyle. All without arduous hours over the keyboard.
Carrie’s represents the writer fallacy. An ability to enjoy extended lunches no matter the day. The flexibility for all hours affairs followed by nightly cocktails. But her unrealistic workload, of producing one article per week, is the clincher.
Characters like Carrie Bradshaw has generations envious of the…
The short answer is no.
We’re wise enough to know that the love fairy tale doesn’t exist. We know these are stories set in a land where people don’t age, evil people suffer in misery, and the heroes find happiness.
With our wisdom and dating maturity, we know the fairy tale doesn’t exist. So with this tiny part of cynicism instilled into us, we give up on the idea of finding “Mr/Miss Right”. And settle for “Mr/Miss Right Now”.
Too often we compromise more than we should. We give up on being with someone we’re attracted to, that makes us…
Why are we spending big on motivation for our business?
You know the type of motivation that I mean. The framed motivational poster you hung on your wall. The little book of quotes, one you read each morning with your needed cup of coffee. The worksheet from the guru about finding what inspires you and seeking it out each day.
But have you noticed how expensive motivation is? Aside from the odd quote found online, your daily dose of motivation can cost your start-up significantly. The cost of motivational speakers can exceed thousands. Motivational software can cost the same by…
You can do everything right to create an online store worth visiting.
You can spend thousands on website development. You can have the most beautiful products, but you’re still not making sales online. And you can blame everything in the world for your falling sales.
But the reality is bleak. The reason you’re not making sales is you. Yes, it’s you. And it’s because you’ve made it too hard for your customer.
As a retired website designer, I’ve seen it all before. I’ve met business owners who don’t know what their customer wants online, nor what they need to convert…
I was scrolling through the endless infographics on Pinterest.
No matter what you’re looking for, they’re unavoidable on that site. The ‘how-to’ pie charts. The motivational quotes. And the many pros and cons lists denoted by the bright coloured backgrounds. That’s when I came across one I couldn’t ignore. And, quite frankly, I was a little disgusted by it.
This pin was a calendar. A thirty-day challenge for relationships. Each day described an activity to help build a ‘stronger, healthier relationship’.
I read through some of the ideas. Day seven, “Take a relationship quiz.” Day 16, “Let your partner pick…
The people I follow on social media is ex-boyfriend free.
Every account is clear of all heartbreakers, the people I’ve spent months if not years moving on from. It’s also devoid of any one-night stands, awkward hookups, and failed affairs.
I’ve even deleted friends of exes that I no longer speak to. Once I broke up with the ex, I broke up with the friends in real life too. So they are no longer there too. You could say that I’ve deleted a lot of my former life.
And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I know some people…
I’m the poster girl for the mythological double dater.
I’ve broken up with a man, lived my life for considerable months, before finding myself back with him. In total, we dated for six years. But as separate relationships, the longest only lasted a couple of years.
Some people couldn’t fathom getting back with their ex. You might be one of them. And I wouldn’t blame you, because it isn’t for everyone. The adage that you broke up for a reason should be well respected, if not a rule. But, each to their own.
Despite both rounds of dating ending in…
It’s heartbreaking to watch the people you love go through tough times. Lovers. Friends. Family.
And when you become a manager, business owner, and even a colleague amongst co-workers, you inherit more family. People you care about, you love, you fight with; you excel with it.
But with the addition of any new family members comes the inevitable concerns for them. And as our changing working landscape becomes harder to navigate, many are suffering.
Some years ago, I had the privilege of leading a team of tenacious young team at a fashion store. …