+ 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

+ The real reason behind my productivity

The real reason behind my productivity

I’ve been labeled as a prolific writer, an effective and productive editor, a fast and reliable translator, a successful entrepreneur, a multitasker, a supermom and an overachiever. While I like to think of myself as such, I confess: I am none of those things. Do I accomplish a lot? Yes. But, not because I am disciplined, organized or efficient. I pull it all off because… Read More

+ Why you should not worry if you did not peak young

The benefits of not “making it” early in life

One of the benefits of being of a certain age is that you really can look back and dish out advice based on decades of experience! And no, I don’t mean the kind where you explain to your kids how, back in the day, you walked to school in the snow, uphill both ways, with no coat or mittens, barefoot. I’m talking about the… 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

+ 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

+ How I pull off a 4-hour workday

How I pull off a productive 4-hour work day

As a lifetime freelancer, I´ve always worked without counting the hours or even the days. And I never really made a distinction between weekends and weekdays. If I had a deadline, I worked, if I didn´t have a deadline, I´d rest and have some fun. Once the Internet and, later on, social media came around, it became easier and easier to fall into the… Read More

+ 7 Meaningful gifts by women for women

7 Meaningful gifts made by women, for women

I’m a big proponent of gifting items and services made by women for women. It’s a way of supporting small businesses and other ladies. Here are some of my favorites, and please know that the list is just a small sample of what is out there! Pressed Intentions Maura Hernandez is a journalist and an editor who launched this Etsy shop as a creative… Read More