My name is Alexandra Franzen. I’m a writer based in Portland, OR.

alexandra franzenI write about creativity, productivity, goal-setting, handling adversity, disappointment, and fear, and how we can all use our gifts to create a positive ripple in the world.

My work has been featured in places like Time, Forbes, Newsweek, The Huffington Post, and Lifehacker. I’ve been mentioned in places like You’re The Boss! The New York Times Small Business Blog, The Atlantic, and Inc.

My new book is called You’re Going to Survive. It’s a book about how to deal with stressful, discouraging times in your career.

Other projects include 50 Ways to Say You’re Awesome, Our Q&A a Day, and a novel called So This Is The End.


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