business // acceleration

 

Why I don’t do … all the things I don’t do.

      When you write + work in a relatively “public” way, as I do, people inevitably become curious about you. I certainly get curious about folks that I see, online + out in the world. (Why did she choose that? What made him go that direction? Are those her real eyelashes? And whatnot.)…

Still trying to “find your voice” as a writer? Um … That’s not how it works.

      “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” –George Bernard Shaw   There seems to be a myth percolating through certain parts of the writing world that everyone is born with a naturally amazing + perfectly-formed “writing voice” … … but cruel “society” stomps it out of you, with all…

If you were the BEST in the world at what you do, how would you behave?

    A few years ago, I hopped on a plane + scuttled into a business conference in NYC. While I was there, nervously crossing and uncrossing my legs in the audience, waiting for my mind to be blown + my game to be changed, the conference’s founder, Marie, asked a simple question, onstage:  …

Got “email insecurity?” How to stop hovering over the SEND button and hit it, already.

    “Alex: I was wondering if you have any tips to help with ‘email insecurity.’ I have an extremely annoying and time-wasting habit where I write an email and then AGONIZE over sending it. A simple two-sentence email can take me forty minutes to write because I re-read and re-write it so many times….

Hello, self. Guess what? I like you.

    I have been called a “relentlessly positive person”, but there was a time in my life when I did not like myself very much. I did not like my body, so I starved myself (almost to death). I was distressed about my sexuality, which seemed “different” than my friends at school. I had…