Urge to Purge

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I’ve felt a strong drive recently to get rid of stuff I don’t want. I feel as though I’m drowning in crap and it’s got to go. But that’s easier said than done. The number one obstacle is what to do with it all– much of it is perfectly good stuff, ¬†just unwanted by me. I can’t bring myself to …

What makes work something you enjoy?

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I have a wonderful new client who is giving me lots of work. What makes her wonderful? What about this makes me dance with glee and want to tell the world how pleased I am? For one thing, she appreciates me. She seems grateful and gives me lots of signs of approval. Yes, I sort of feel like a golden …

What do I care about?

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I have some wise clients who teach people, often women, how to pursue their big mission in the world. Some of the advice is about being visible, putting yourself forward, demonstrating in tangible ways that you believe in your own worth. I listen, and incorporate as much as I can. The other day I had workmen here repairing my ceiling. …

What do I want to learn?

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A women’s business group I belong to, Uproar, reminded me the other day that it was Intention Monday and invited me to set my intention for the week. What I came up with (as I was not sleeping) was that I wanted to learn a lot this week. I had just watched Cosmos and my mind was spinning. I wasn’t …

Pro bono or not pro bono?

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How do you handle the pro bono request? Doing work for friends is a tricky business. I believe that it is my responsibility to set my own boundaries. If I agree to give service as a gift I can’t get resentful if someone accepts. It’s not fair. But if someone accepts a gift from me I hope I am clear …