May 26, 2023

The advantages of starting your creative business after 40

EP 118: Perhaps starting your creative business in your early 20s seems ideal, but there is no one way to approach a creative life, let alone a singular progression. In fact, there are many advantages to starting or pivotin...

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May 5, 2023

The pitfalls of chasing work-life balance

EP 116: What does work-life balance mean? Is it achievable? Is it even an achievement at all? We all face times of imbalance in favor of our work life, so what measures need to take place to tip the scales …

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April 14, 2023

Stop sending attachments in your cold email pitches

EP 114: Maybe this is a hot take, but I think attaching any sort of file in your very first cold email pitch to a new lead, is counterproductive. It could be a pitch deck or it could be photos …

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April 1, 2023

How to make the most out of a big photography conference

EP 113: Have you ever attended a big photography conference? What are the benefits? Will it be overwhelming? In this episode, I'll recap my very first WPPI experience, and give you 10 tips to make the most out of a …

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March 4, 2023

Inflation is bad, but this is way worse...

EP 109: Inflation is a real pain in the ass, but ultimately speaking, it has a relatively small impact when compared to another inflation that many of us are guilty of exercising; lifestyle inflation. While inflation may in...

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Feb. 24, 2023

Is freelancing only for the mentally strong?

EP 108: I recently came across a statement from another creative who said "If you are mentally weak, you should not freelance". So in today's episode, I'll unpack my thoughts on this statement and respond with why I think ...

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Feb. 17, 2023

The thing about busy work is...

EP 107: You know, the sneaky thing about getting caught up in busy work, is that it feels so productive because you are, in fact, tackling something important in your business. This task needs to get done. And the list …

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Dec. 30, 2022


EP 100: Benchmark numbers can be simultaneously arbitrary while also holding significant personal meaning, and today is such a day! We are celebrating episode 100 of this podcast and I have all of you to thank. Beyond that...

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Dec. 23, 2022

What meals are deductible?

EP 99: What meals are considered business meals? Do they apply to me and what do I have to do proactively to take advantage of the meal deduction? In this episode, I'll note what IRS code 274 states about meal …

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Dec. 16, 2022

Do you qualify for a home office deduction?

EP 98: What is the home office deduction? Who qualifies for it? Can employees take advantage of this, or is it only for freelancers and self-employed business owners? How do I calculate it and how much can I save? In …

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Dec. 2, 2022

3 end-of-year tasks for creative freelancers

EP 97: Sometimes the days go by so fast, you don't even realize a new month has hit the calendar. Well in this episode, I'm going to highlight the fact that it is December and we are just a few …

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Nov. 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving! How gratitude can influence attitude

EP 96: I believe the practice of gratitude, can truly transform one's approach to life. It has the power to snuff out jealousy, resentment, frustration, and entitlement. There are so many things I am personally grateful fo...

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Nov. 18, 2022

5 False narratives about self-employment

EP 95: For every truism in any industry, there is an equal myth as well. At the very least, certain statements or narratives need to be qualified and given context. In today's episode, I'll discuss 5 narratives about being ...

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Nov. 11, 2022

3 areas of your business to invest in besides new gear

EP 94: Black Friday sales are probably hitting your inbox right about.....yesterday! And while there are some really good savings to be had on new gear, I want to also highlight some areas that maybe don't get as much love …

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Oct. 28, 2022

You are not the best judge of your own work

EP 93: While we creatives study and work on our craft with a great deal of passion, it does not make us impervious to the occasional cognitive bias. As the saying goes, we don't know what we don't know. And …

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