This too shall pass

This too shall pass

The day after Thanksgiving this year, I woke up a bit later than I have for most of 2020. I woke up at the same time as my wife and daughter (19mo), which meant I was also downstairs making coffee and waking up at the same time as them. As I sat in my brown […]

Charging your worth

Charging your worth

Today I read a great excerpt in Robert Glazer’s Friday Forward (one of my favorite newsletters). Quoting from Robert directly: There is a famous fable about Pablo Picasso that goes something like this. One evening, while enjoying a meal at a restaurant, Picasso—the world’s most influential artist at the time—was interrupted by an admirer. The […]

CaboPress 2019

CaboPress 2019

I just returned from CaboPress, my mentor/coach Chris Lema’s annual event in Cabo for business professionals, many of whom are in the WordPress space. Image via Chris Lema This was my third year at CaboPress, and maybe the most impactful of all three. I’ve written my other CaboPress reviews for 2017 and 2018 here and […]

How to be happy and the reality of “more”

How to be happy and the reality of “more”

If you hang out in entrepreneurship circles enough, or maybe more pointedly in “wantrepreneur” circles where people talk about wanting to start a business, you’ll see a few statements recurring: “I just want to have a six figure business” “I want to be a millionaire” “I’m aiming for a seven figure business” There are these […]

How to raise your freelance prices

How to raise your freelance prices

Working for yourself is an incredible thing. You have freedom, you have flexibility, you can work from your favorite coffee shop or your pajamas or another country completely. Over the last three years I’ve worked from 20+ states in the US and 12 different countries. We’ve moved twice and I take most Friday afternoons off. […]

What’s the value of an unlinked mention for SEO?

What’s the value of an unlinked mention for SEO?

Apparently yesterday on SEO Twitter there was a back and forth between a Times journalist and a bunch of self-styled SEOs. I thankfully missed it somehow (I guess because I don’t follow the journalist and missed all the replies, and no one was subtweeting her), but upon looking back at it the flow went: Journalist […]

CaboPress 2018 – The Remix

CaboPress 2018 – The Remix

I spent the first week of October 2018 in Cabo San Lucas this year. This was my second year attending Chris Lema’s CaboPress, a mastermind-conference-retreat held at Chris’s favorite resort in Cabo. Here’s are some photos from my Instagram feed:   View this post on Instagram   Processing another incredible week in Cabo at #cabopress. […]

How to sell consulting retainers

How to sell consulting retainers

One of the most common questions I get emailed from consultants trying to build a sustainable consulting practice is around retainers, and how to sell ongoing projects where you keep working with the client long term. The question is usually something like “How do I sell a retainer? I mean, what will I do after […]