Category: Life Hacks

How Gardening Made Me a Better Musician

  Throughout my life, there are only two things that have remained constant fixtures: Playing the cello, and Gardening.  In fact, my 2 earliest memories are of eating all of the raspberries in the allotment when I was about 3, and playing French Folk… Continue Reading “How Gardening Made Me a Better Musician”

Is Self-Care Going to Be the Death of Us?

I have a bone to pick with the current concept of “Self-Care.”  Now, before you freak out on me, hear me out. Anyone who reads this blog knows that I am ALL ABOUT taking care of yourself. Living the life of your dreams, working… Continue Reading “Is Self-Care Going to Be the Death of Us?”

The Right Way to Make Career Decisions

  As Creatives, our careers are made up of a series of projects. Whether you are a musician, a dancer, an actor, a writer, or a visual artist, opportunities are presented to us almost daily in the form of invitations, requests, and our own… Continue Reading “The Right Way to Make Career Decisions”

The Most Important Thing

  I was in a discussion yesterday with a very wise woman, who mentioned that perhaps the most important thing (and she really did mean The Most Important Thing) was to feel relaxed.  Immediately, I thought of how musicians tend to feel right before… Continue Reading “The Most Important Thing”

Why I am a Huge Fan of Content Deprivation Weeks

  There are a lot of folks out there peddling “Productivity Hacks” or “How to be more productive” “Get More Done in Less Time!” and for the most part, I ignore them. I do a lot, and I think I work pretty well. If… Continue Reading “Why I am a Huge Fan of Content Deprivation Weeks”

The 5 Behaviors My Most Successful Clients All Have in Common (that you can start doing today)

  As I wrap up the 4th(!) launch of my group program–Profit Pivot– this week, I’m having some great conversations with the most amazing group of artists and musicians and welcoming them into this world of artistic entrepreneurship. As I talk with them and… Continue Reading “The 5 Behaviors My Most Successful Clients All Have in Common (that you can start doing today)”

Is It Time to Rewrite the Script?

  Last week’s blog post and ensuing social media posts and my weekly FB live session were all about “Getting past our fear of what other people might think” and one of the points I made garnered so many DMs, Emails, and comments that… Continue Reading “Is It Time to Rewrite the Script?”

The One Thing I Hope You’ll Learn This Year.

Happy New Year! If I could wave my magic wand and change one thing for all of my fellow creatives out there, it would be this:  To banish your fear of what other people think of you. Or, more importantly, to convince you to… Continue Reading “The One Thing I Hope You’ll Learn This Year.”

Are You Trying to Force Yourself Into a Mold That’s No Longer There?

  I was on a call yesterday with a young cellist. She’s a Junior in high school and wanted a bit of college advice.  This young woman is a very talented cellist, and also passionate about science–like “oh, the intersection of neuroscience and space… Continue Reading “Are You Trying to Force Yourself Into a Mold That’s No Longer There?”

What Will the Next Phase of Your Career Look Like?

  There’s a cliche of the middle-aged man who has been in the same job with the same company since he finished college and will stay in that same job until the age of 65, at which point he will retire to Florida.  We… Continue Reading “What Will the Next Phase of Your Career Look Like?”