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— The Value-Driven Life —

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Be SOMEONE YOU ADMIRE

Discover fresh, radical ideas and tools to help you live by your values and become the most awesome person you can be.

PLAY WELL WITH OTHERS

Empower yourself to manage bullies, narcissists, and other difficult relationships with grace and confidence.

Earn Your Dream LIFE

Get ideas and tools to discover who you want to be in body, mind, and environment. Then drive yourself to create it.

Jul18
EtSEO Spectacular: Fresh Ideas For SEO on Etsy
EtSEO Spectacular: Fresh Ideas For SEO on Etsy
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Never Trust A Guru With His Hand Out There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about SEO on Etsy. You should stuff keywords. You should have short titles. You…

May26
5 Ways You’re Screwing Up Your Business
5 Ways You’re Screwing Up Your Business
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I’ve worked with all kinds of businesses. From countless Etsy shops to solo consultants to $5MM companies to large corporations. I’ve seen both employees and independents fall into a handful…

May01
7 Head Games for Etsy And Solo Gig Success
7 Head Games for Etsy And Solo Gig Success
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For some of us, maintaining emotional distance from our business dealings comes naturally.  For others, it can be more of a struggle.  Especially when our confidence is challenged by negative…

Apr24
A Beautiful Etsy Shop Gets Fresh Ideas for Growth
A Beautiful Etsy Shop Gets Fresh Ideas for Growth
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Periodically, people who’ve seen me in Etsy’s forums ask for help. I’ve decided (with permission) to start sharing some of their stories here. So the other day, I heard from the charming Helene…

Apr20
10 Incredible Etsy Shops With Fewer Than 100 Sales
10 Incredible Etsy Shops With Fewer Than 100 Sales
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I really don’t get it sometimes. Artists with incredible products not killing it on Etsy. These shops below represent what I’m talking about. Interesting niche items in all price ranges…

Apr16
How to Redesign a Mudroom for Fun, Function, and Lightness
How to Redesign a Mudroom for Fun, Function, and Lightness
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Moving into this house was 10% more exciting because of the presence of a mudroom. I don’t where you live, but here in Colorado having a mudroom can mean the…

Apr13
6 Surprising Ways to Beat Buttholes, Bullies, and Victimization
6 Surprising Ways to Beat Buttholes, Bullies, and Victimization
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Over these last few weeks, Etsy made a lot of changes. Every time Etsy makes big changes, the forums devolve into panicking, complaining, advice, complaining about complaining, accusations of “meanness”, unicorn-bearing…

Apr11
11 Creative Ways to Find Your Target Market for Etsy and Small Business
11 Creative Ways to Find Your Target Market for Etsy and Small Business
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Your target market includes anyone who buys your products. While most of us have a sense of the broad groups (women, ages 20-60, who like our products), market segmentation (what…

Apr09
How Even An Idiot Can Make 2-Ingredient Paleo Banana Egg Pancakes
How Even An Idiot Can Make 2-Ingredient Paleo Banana Egg Pancakes
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Part of me wants to punch the people who post this recipe on their perfect food perfect person blogs. Though I’m not Paleo, I do try to eat real food 90% of the…

Apr07
Yummy & Easy Low Carb Zucchini Lasagna Boats
Yummy & Easy Low Carb Zucchini Lasagna Boats
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Sometime in the last few years, J and I became slobs. Truly proper slobs, really. Sweatpants or leggings. T-shirts. Uggs. Scary food like Taco Bell. Fifteen years ago I hardly ever ate…

Apr06
10 Things Solopreneurs & Etsy Shops Can Do When Business Is Slow
10 Things Solopreneurs & Etsy Shops Can Do When Business Is Slow
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A lot of shops and freelancers experience a significant reduction in business for certain periods. Some slow down in January, others in April. Some could just about close up shop…

Apr04
One Secret Ingredient To Stop Complaining, Victimization, and Self-Pity
One Secret Ingredient To Stop Complaining, Victimization, and Self-Pity
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I write a lot about bullies, targets, victimization, and the like.  I expect many people skip over those posts because they think it doesn’t apply to them.  I’m not a victim!…

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