+ 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

+ 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

+ 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

+ 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

+ 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

+ Do I ever feel like quitting? You bet!

Do I ever feel like quitting my business? You bet!

This has to be the most frequent question I get asked. Do I ever feel like quitting my digital business? Do I have doubts? Do I ever feel down? And of course, the answer is a resounding YES! In fact, it happens quite often. While it´s true that I enjoy being an entrepreneur, I admit that I am more of a creative soul. I… 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

+ El éxito no existe en el futuro: es HOY

My secret to writing a book while juggling life & work

I´m writing a book. I´ve done this before. Many times. 18 to be exact. In fact more times, if I count the unpublished manuscripts too. I´m not saying this to show off, believe me. At 53 I´ve had plenty of time to write in my life. It´s what I do. That´s the only reason I know for sure I can pull it off. And… Read More

Open letter to my three inspiring teens

Yoplait Go Big is inviting parents to write open letters to their tweens or teens telling them why they are amazing and why they inspire us. I will take any opportunity to highlight the positive in life, so I was really excited about this campaign. If you are a parent of teens, you know it can be a challenge. That´s why I find it… Read More