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February 24, 2017
5 Ways to Be Kind to Your Money

Sometimes it’s hard to think about being kind to money. We think of money as a powerful adversary, rather than a potential ally. We aim to conquer it, rater than support it. And we certainly aren’t kind to it. But […]

January 23, 2017
When Talking Helps

An article from the National Endowment for Financial Education came across my desk today. It was titled, “How People Need to Rethink Emergency-Savings Funds,” and I was thrilled. Of course we need to re-think emergency reserve funds. And of course […]

November 28, 2016
Arts Orgs
A Process for Hiring Help

Occasionally, artists will ask me about a process for finding support. Usually, this comes up in the context of a solo-preneur wanting to hire his or her first employee (a sort of general assistant/marketing person), but the same process can […]

November 14, 2016
Minerva News
Advisors & Experts: What You Need to Know

Last week we talked about building a core community of support – your own “dream team” of mentors, advocates, and technical experts who support your creativity.   In the not-for-profit world, such support often exists for free in the form […]

November 7, 2016
Minerva News
Building A Dream Team

Remember the 1992 U.S. Men’s Olympic Basketball team? The team was called in increasingly grandiose terms “the greatest collection of basketball talent on the planet” (Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame) and “the greatest sports team ever assembled” (Bob Costas). It […]

October 31, 2016
Arts Orgs
Docs to Keep Handy

It is really hard to manage time when things keep changing. And in a creative career, everything is always changing. Rarely do two projects look exactly the same. (Thank goodness.) Rarely do two clients want exactly the same thing. Rarely […]

October 24, 2016
The Secret to Time Management

Spoiler alert: There is no secret to time management. Oh sure, there are plenty of “secrets” each more life-hacky than the one before. But if you’re looking for a secret that comes with an embedded definite article (THE secret, THE […]

October 17, 2016
Room to Breathe

I often ask my students to read “The ‘Busy’ Trap,” a delightful personal essay by Tim Kreider about the temptation to rely on our own busyness, whether actual or self-imposed, as a “hedge against emptiness” or a confirmation of our […]

October 10, 2016
The Non-Sexy Part

When we see “work in progress” pictures, they almost never show a budget in process, or the draft of a difficult email, or even a stack of legal research as we struggle to write our own contracts.   Nope. They […]

October 3, 2016
The Myth of Doing What You Want

“I just want to do what I want.” Of course you do.   “I don’t want to spend all day in a cubicle answering to someone else.” Who does?   “I know best.” Yup, we’ve heard that one too.   […]

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