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Rebuilding My Business

The Uncertainty of Change: When Evolution and Career F*ck-Ups Collide

I’ve talked a little bit about what it was like after the ex-boss drama. I’ve written about the difficulties and how it’s changed my perspective on networking and online marketing. I haven’t written about the nuances of my career transition. Change is hard enough but it is even harder when it is forced on you […]

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Networking

Why Most Bloggers Suck At Networking

I’ve been doing this for four years. Thanks to multiple pivots, I’ve been at all levels of the success ladder. I’ve seen the good and the bad qualities of A-Listers and newbies alike. There are some qualities in most digital business owners that are detrimental to our communities. Many times, we are so focused on […]

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The Four Month Kindle Experiment: Why I Wouldn’t Recommend It

For the past 4 months, I’ve had 3 products available on the Kindle. These products formed part of the ‘How To Network Fast’ e-course that I took off the market in mid 2011. I believed that the products no longer resonated with my work, and was questioning whether I wanted to continue working in the […]

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Connecting With Influencers

How to Piss Off an Influencer in Five Easy Steps

Many people contact me for networking advice, asking me for specific recommendations on what they should do. Sometimes, I wish people would ask me about what they shouldn’t do. See, I’ve seen networking from all angles. I know how the newbies, the gatekeepers and the influencers feel. Sometimes, there’s a disconnect between what people have […]

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Anxiety Disorder

My experience with Generalized Anxiety Disorder

I have generalized anxiety disorder. Well, That’s the primary condition. If I don’t manage it properly, other secondary mental health issues pop up like: social phobia Depression Agoraphobia There is so much crap out there when it comes to anxiety and medication. Most of the people who post are the ones who have had bad […]

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Rebuilding My Business

Loving and Hating The Internet Crossroads

Yesterday, I got denied for a job I went for. I was really disappointed. Not because I didn’t get the job – I kinda expected that would happen. I was freaked out because the reality of my work situation has set in. I applied for income support recently because I was struggling financially. All business owners […]

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Rebuilding My Business

The Indulging, Obligatory Reflection of 2011

There has been a trend on this blog over the past couple of years. I get to the end of the year, burnt out, and talk about what I’ve learned over the previous 10 or so months. These posts have been somewhat depressive as I’ve been battling mental illness was pursuing an online career. This […]

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Launch Watch – The Accidental Success Story

I created Launch Watch on a whim. I’d just gotten a phone call saying my cat had a 50% chance of pulling through an operation. I couldn’t stop crying so bought the domain name, migrated some content over and started working on it. Yesterday I hit 1000 visitors/month. Not bad for something I squeeze in […]

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Selective Eating Disorder

I’m a fussy eater. I remember once when a friend felt embarrassed because he didn’t eat onion. I laughed and explained that it is easier for me to list the foods I do eat, rather than the foods I don’t eat. I’m writing this post because it’s something that most people don’t talk about. I’ve […]