+ 3-Step system to find time to reach your goals

3-Step formula to find time to follow your dreams

“I don´t have the time” is the most frequent excuse for not pursuing a dream. You can turn a dream into a goal by putting it on paper and then giving it a deadline. But, how do you find the time to devote to your dream, whether it be to write a novel, learn how to crochet, run a marathon, go back to school… Read More

+ 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

+ 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

+ 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

+ 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

+ 6 Books for creative entrepreneurs

6 Books for creative entrepreneurs

One of the things I recommend to anyone who wants to excel at entrepreneurship, blogging, writing and social media – or anything else, really – is to read about it. I am obsessive about reading and rereading books that can inspire me to grow and flourish in any aspect of life. So since people ask me what I read for inspiration when it comes… Read More

+ The one trait that will help you achieve your goals

The one trait that will help you achieve your goals

I’m a 50+ woman who has a track record of setting and achieving goals. For example: writing and publishing books (I´m ecstatic to share that my next one will be released by HarperCollins in 2017). Making a full-time living as a digital communicator and influencer. Being in decent shape by practicing yoga daily. Having a good relationship with my former husband, which makes my kids happy…. Read More