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So you want to make a break even analysis?

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Pro-tip for those wanting to do something really badly that they’re also really afraid of: Post about it all over social media, write a bunch of blog posts about it, link those blog posts to more social media, start another instagram account and ask people to follow it even though there’s nothing to post about. It’s called shame based accountability and so far it’s working super well. Last week, I was told by my very smart friend that I needed to do a Cash Flow Breakeven Analysis first. And if that didn’t work work out in the black, nothing else...

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Already smashing records over here.

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I recently started running. Again. (there’s a lot to unpack there, but we’ll shelf that for another time). Part of my inspiration in getting my butt in gear and dusting off my tennis shoes was listening to an episode of The A Few Things podcast with Coach Chris Bennett, Global Head Coach for Nike. In between him selling the magic of being a runner and coming off as just a super like-able person, he explained something about starting running for the first time in a way that I’d never thought of before; no run will ever be as good as your very first...

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Ok, but seriously. What do I do first?

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As mentioned earlier this week, the decision that I have truly been mulling over and will continue to be tortured by is what color to paint the door of my lil shoppie shop. Valid, yes. Imperative, no.  It’s been about 4 days since my declaration of intent and before we lean too far into “remember that great idea you had?” territory, I’m going to take actions. And in order to take actions, I must figure out what the heck even does one do to open a store?  …Ok. I’m going to say this here once… because it needs to be...

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Work Log (I)

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Googled “Google Business Plan”  My suspicions were correct. There’s a template.  While working at Kean, my EarPods died. Right smack in the chorus of 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover. If I’m going to be a successful business woman, I must bring a second pair of headphones with me wherever I go. Must always have a backup plan.  Without my headphones, I am able to listen in on the conversation of the two high schoolers at the table next to me. They are talking about Etruscan Art and the Acropolis. AP World? AP Art? Unclear. But they are definitely in...

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A New New

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This is my 487th great idea. There will surely be 487 more. And then, 487 after that. But hopefully somewhere in between all of those great ideas is success. That’s the goal, right? But in the meantime, I’m living off the buzz of the “this is it” feeling. The “fool proof” feeling. The “Sorry, guys. I can’t come tonight. I have too much to do” phase. The “Sorry, guys, for monopolizing the conversation tonight. I have way too much to say” phase. And dang, does it feel good. I know not many people still read this little corner of the...

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