+ Estrategias para sacar provecho a los libros de autoayuda

Tips para sacarle provecho a los libros de autoayuda

¿Cuántos libros de autoayuda has leído hasta el momento? ¿Te han cambiado la vida? Si la respuesta es que no, entonces la solución no está en leer más libros, sino en cambiar el modo en que los lees. Hace ya algunos años, escribí en coautoría con Raimón Samsó un libro titulado 7 Estrategias para sacar partido a los libros de autoayuda. En este libro… Read More

+ What it really takes to be successfully self-employed

What it really takes to be successfully self-employed

Many people love the idea of being self-employed. They want to be entrepreneurs, freelancers, artists. They want to live life on their own terms. They don´t want to have to go to an office all day. The idea of having a boss makes them sick to their stomach. Waking up early is torture. They despise schedules. I know exactly how they feel. I am… Read More

+ Hacer lo que te propones a pesar del miedo

Hacer lo que te propones a pesar del miedo

Si esperas a no tener miedo para hacer las cosas, lo más probable es que llegues a viejo-a y te arrepientas de todo aquello que dejaste por hacer. En mis cinco décadas de vida he aprendido que el temor se supera haciendo a menudo aquello que te asusta. Aunque también es cierto que algunos miedos no se superan. Entonces la solución es aprender a… Read More

+ 8 Apps I use to manage my digital business

8 Apps I use to manage my digital business

I’m always on the lookout for ways to streamline my professional and personal life. Since I’m self-employed and work from home, often what helps me manage one part of my day benefits the other parts too.  Here are some apps and services that I rely on to simplify everything. It’s not an exhaustive list, but they’re the ones I use the most FOR ORGANIZATIONAL… Read More

+ Johanna Voss

A strategy session with Johanna Voss changed my business & my life

When I launched the website VivaFifty.com early in 2014 I told my husband that it would probably take a year or two for it to make any money. To my surprise I was dead wrong. I had started it off as a personal blog, with a completely different look and feel than it has now. I just wanted a creative outlet from my contractor… Read More

+ Estrategias para superar los retos de la vida

Estrategias para superar los retos de la vida

No tiene más éxito aquél cuya vida carece de retos, sino el que desarrolla la fortaleza y la destreza para sobreponerse a ellos. Es una ingenuidad pensar que si descubres cuál es tu propósito de vida, te marcas metas, das los pasos para alcanzarlas y adoptas una actitud positiva, todo te resultará muy fácil. Sé lo que es luchar por superar un problema, conseguirlo… Read More

+ Como encontrar tiempo para alcanzar tus metas

Encuentra el tiempo para alcanzar tus metas

“No tengo tiempo” es la excusa más frecuente que empleamos para no perseguir un sueño. Claro que puedes convertir tu sueño en una meta, simplemente poniéndolo sobre el papel y estableciendo una fecha de entrega. Pero, ¿cómo encontrar el tiempo para dedicarle a tu sueño, ya sea escribir una novela, aprender a hacer punto, correr una maratón, inscribirte en la universidad o hacer yoga? No es… Read More

+ 7 things to do when your creative business is slow

7 Things to do when your creative business is slow

Recently a colleague posted a question on Facebook. She asked how creative entrepreneurs stay motivated when things are slow. I didn´t have a quick and snappy answer in the moment. But I placed her inquiry in the back of my mind so I could write about it when I had the time. Having always worked for myself, I´m familiar with the ups and downs… Read More

+ Insights to help you make it as an entrepreneur

7 Insights to make it as a freelancer or entrepreneur

Just for kicks, every now and then I’ve tried to rock an office job, but it’s just not for me. Regular schedules and strict hours aren’t my cup of tea. The very idea of having to report to someone or ask for a day off has been enough to keep me away from being on anyone’s payroll. So, for nearly four decades now, I’ve been… Read More

+ Freelancing tips from an expert

After freelancing for almost 40 years, these are my tips

I’m a die-hard freelancer—I´ve been doing it for (yikes!) almost four decades—and, even though I sometimes complain about crazy deadlines and struggle when I’m juggling several projects at once, I would never trade it for a 9-5 job at an office. People have asked me often how I manage to discipline myself and make freelancing work. I know first-hand uncertainty, high demands and unfair pay, tight deadlines, sleepless nights and… Read More