Category: Noble Emperors

Book Review: The Hollywood Commandments by DeVon Franklin

Confession time: I have sort of a business crush on Mr. Franklin. I stumbled across his first book, Produced by Faith, just as I was finishing work on my own book, The Secret Watch. His collaborator, Tim Vandehey was a friend of my editor, and I was actually checking out Tim's work when I came […]

Read More
What my photo shoot taught me about pricing (it's not what you think!)

This week I had an AMAZING photo shoot that's been several months in the making. I knew when I landed in Nashville, starting over would take up a good portion of my first year here. I also knew that I had projects that still needed to move forward: I've been sitting on Creative Freedom for a […]

Read More
Creative Freedom Special Edition: Money Talk With Mark Silver

A couple of years ago, I was hired on as the Marketing Director at Heart of Business. It didn't last long, and yet a whole bunch of great learning came out of it (for all of us!). Mark Silver, the founder, and I developed a stronger friendship and keep respect for what we each bring […]

Read More
Business advice from surfers? A review of "Surge" by Mike Michalowicz

First things first: I'm THRILLED to announce that the Creative Freedom Entrepreneur Types made their public debut this week over at Charlie Gilkey's Productive Flourishing blog. If you're a creative and you're not familiar with Charlie's work, I highly recommend checking him out. My guest post is an excerpt from my book, detailing the 3 different […]

Read More
When should you give up on your dreams?

[Note: This is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, Creative Freedom. If you'd like to be part of the advance team and get more sneak peeks of the book, contact me for more info.] There's a quote often attributed to John Lennon: "Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not […]

Read More
MacGyver or Alias? Your brand "character" determines who are your raving fans

It may sound silly to you if I asked “what does your business taste like?” or “if your business were an animal, what would it be?” And yet, these are not uncommon questions to ask in the branding process. While there's not enough time and space to develop your brand in a post like this, here are some things to keep […]

Read More
When will it be your time to be successful?

Welcome to Day Two of the Creative Freedom Challenge. You can catch Day One here. One of the questions I hear a lot from my clients (and one I've asked myself in the past) is "When is it my turn?" It's a question we often ask when we think we should be further along than we […]

Read More
The Real Reason You're Not Well-Paid For Doing What You Love

On Day One of the Creative Freedom Challenge, we're taking a hard look at the biggest reason you're still stuck in energy-draining work, instead of getting paid well for doing what you love. And it's not what you think. Most people think the reason they're stuck is because they haven't made enough money yet to […]

Read More
Every Hero Needs a Theme Song - Reprise

[Editor’s note: This is the next installment in a series of posts. Each year since November, 2010, I've posted an annual re-cap of my happenings and a projection of things to come.  If you're ambitious, curious, or just plain bored, you can find the previous posts here: 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 […]

Read More
The New Daffodil Principle

(NOTE: I'm just about finished with the Creative Freedom entrepreneur type quiz. If you're not already on my mailing list, subscribe [in that handy box above] and be the first to get access!) This summer, I've been channeling my inner crafty woman. I'm a pretty good singer and speaker, but I never really thought of […]

Read More
1 2 3
Growing your business is a heck of a lot easier when you know your creative entrepreneur type. Take my free assessment today!
Take the quiz!