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Coronavirus Business Tips: Don’t Panic, Plan – and YES, #ALWAYSBESELLING

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Coronavirus Business Tips: Don’t Panic, Plan And YES, it’s totally appropriate to #ALWAYSBESELLING. Imagine if Charmin decided tomorrow to stop selling… Would you applaud them for “being sensitive” or would you be appalled you have to wipe your bum on coffee filters? Now is NOT the time to stop selling. Now is NOT the time […]The post Coronavirus Business Tips: Don’t Panic, Plan – and...
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The Dirty Secret About Travel

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It doesn’t come up often in the perfect Instagram shots, the #livelaughlove tags, the cutesy captions. Even when I’m talking to friends back home in person, recounting my trips, I hardly ever bring it up. It sounds too much like a humblebrag, a lucky person problem. It is. I get that. But anyone who’s traveled often or for long stretches of time probably knows what I’m talking about....
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Awww, thanks so much for featuring me Gen!

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Awww, thanks so much for featuring me Gen! I’m glad to be able to bring a weee bit of light to all of this.
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Watch Over Us

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To those who are sick, who have this virus, who are uncertain when or if they will feel well again, watch over them. To the medical professionals, who are on the front line, who are working long hours and taking on more shifts, who are exposing themselves and then carrying the burden of bringing that home to their loved ones, watch over them.To the first responders,...
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Thinking of Quitting Your Job to Travel?

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Ahh, a life filled with beaches and tropical islands… While life as a digital nomad is certifiably NOT a vacation everyday – it’s living your daily life with exotic backdrops – it certainly beats life inside a cubicle. And it’s been proven (by people a lot smarter than me) that remote workers are happier workers. […]The post Thinking of Quitting Your Job to Travel? appeared...
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Pandemic Must-Reads

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In what feels like 5 years worth of breaking news compressed into a week, Coronavirus has officially been declared a pandemic, the entire NHL got suspended, Europeans can’t fly to the US for 30 days (but Americans living or currently visiting Europe can because, as we all know, our rabid patriotism makes us naturally immune to carrying viral contaminants across borders), and of course, blah blah something...
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Using linkedin for your freelancing business 2020

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It used to be the case that Linkedin was a hub for business professionals to connect and network for job opportunities and while this is still the case, it’s changed so much as a social media platform that there’s a whole new way to play the game now. Are you leveraging LinkedIn for your freelancing […]The post Using linkedin for your freelancing business 2020 appeared...
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Best LinkedIn Groups for Freelancers

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As a small business owner, you might think your LinkedIn profile is complete with a decent heading, about me and a blooming list of connections. However, are you truly taking advantage of everything LinkedIn has to offer? Rather than perusing through the Craigslist job board in your city – search and browse LinkedIn’s groups. There […]The post Best LinkedIn Groups for Freelancers appeared first on...
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Let’s Get Weird: Your Guide to Austin’s Wine Scene

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Austin’s wine scene: fun, funky and a little weird, as only Austin can be.  I forgot how much fun it was to live, well….somewhere other than where I’m supposed to be. This is my first of many full months elsewhere, and here I am in the great state of Texas.  While I missed my mark... The post Let’s Get Weird: Your Guide to Austin’s Wine...
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The Power of Values

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The end of 2019 had me reaching out to Ellyn, my life coach, asking for help. I felt lost, like I had allowed my identity to be overtaken by work, and I had so many ideas in my head that I didn’t know where to start or how to prioritize. Rewind! The end of 2018 saw me reaching out to that same coach, for the...
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Spring Events

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I’ve got some really exciting book appearances coming up this spring, so if you’re in any of these cities at the right time, please come and say hi: March 23rd @ 1pmLocal Author Signing South Hills Village Barnes & Noble Pittsburgh, PA April 11th @ 7pm In-Conversation with Tracy Banghart (author of Grace and Fury) Trident Booksellers Boston, MA April 12th @ (time TBD) In-Conversation with Tracy...
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Remote Year: Street Photography in Lisbon, Portugal

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure statement. One of my goals this year is to up my game in street photography. Starting in Lisbon, Portugal with Remote Year is truly one of the best travel destinations in the world to capture some compelling street photography shots. When you first hit the streets of Lisbon you may think it’s a bit chaotic. I know...
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Remote Year: One Month Reflection

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It’s weird to think that I’ve been traveling for almost 2 months now, and almost all of that has been international. It’s even weirder to think that I’ve been living in Lisbon for five weeks and it completely feels like home. So much so that the idea of moving to Croatia tomorrow fills me with anxiety, and leaves me a little bit sad. Leave Lisbon?...
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Remote Year Month #8 in Review: Lisbon

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I can’t believe I have now wrapped up my time in Europe. Lisbon was an incredible city to end the experience in, full of culture, captivating beach waves and incredible port close by. I also flew to London and Belfast on two separate occasions; the weekly travel reminded me of consulting travel projects. Below is my month in review of Lisbon. Took a little longer...
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The City of Illusion

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An island of 1.6 million people becomes a minefield of memories.Continue reading on Medium »
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Friendship breakups are weird and hard

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Friendship break ups are a mysterious thing. Unlike regular breakups, where we have rituals, romcoms, cliches, basically a script to follow, friendship breakups are a much murkier proposition.How do you tell a friend that your lives no longer align? That you no longer find the relationship mutually beneficial? You don't dislike the person, you just aren't inclined to spend time or energy to continue to...
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Euro Trip 2018: Part Deux

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The month of July was going to spent in Split, Croatia. I was excited for this month for multiple reasons. The month did not disappoint and was a month full of my new catch phrase “No Bad Days”. Remote Year Darien Reunion - Part TwoCroatia would bring me back together with several of my friends from my Remote Year Darien group. It was great to...
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Stone’s Miles: I Am Building Myself.

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Lisbon Update: I ate grilled salmon. I shared stories with new friends. I took yoga in Portuguese. I explored Alfama and did a walking tour. I ate pasteis de nata (again and again again). I cooked dinner with friends. I took Portuguese class. I ate an entire dinner of codfish. I took a cocktail class. I took surfing lessons. I learned how to slice cheese...
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The Coast

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While almost every place I see on my travels holds value, the coasts and beaches have really continued to be my favourites.  The west coast of Chile was no different.  Concon was the highlight of the day with its smaller but increasingly modern vibes and largely untouched coast.   A place I could see myself returning to visit for a longer stay.   Concon Vina Del...
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100 Days of RY Aurora: Number 100 – just data with a soul

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I’m spending a year traveling the world with Remote Year Aurora: a group of fifty-something strangers that came together last New Year’s Eve to form a nomad community. Last month we passed our one hundredth day on this experience, and in the spirit of “doing something different” with this podcast, over a span of two weeks I spoke with twenty-seven people from the cohort in...
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