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Well, I’m powerless…

I had a completely different episode planned for today, but the universe had other plans. In short... The electric company fucked up and disconnected our power instead of the apartment next door. This is not the first time they’ve done this. Whenever one of the three...

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How to Begin Happiness Work

Happiness Work is the art and practice of working through your shit so you can take ownership of who you are. Happiness Work has been called many things. Confidence work. Self-love exercises. What we call it is irrelevant; you can call it anything you want. But — whatever you call it — the net result should be true happiness with who you are as a human being and who you are as a spiritual being.

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The Problem With Happiness

A deliciously soapy comedy-drama with a dash of murder, Desperate Housewives is an American TV series beloved by millions of women my age. The story centers around the lives of four housewives who live on idyllic Wisteria Lane. Throughout it's eight season run, our...

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Why I am going Facebook Free

I published the original version of this article on my yoga blog, SuvataYoga.com. I first stumbled across the idea of going Facebook Free when Basecamp announced their decision to go Facebook Free in December 2018. I didn’t see how this was practical for me...

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A Life of Less

This modern world we live in is too crazy for me. It's too fast-paced. It's too complicated. I long for a simpler time, which is probably why I watch so many historical dramas. While I certainly don't want to live in a world without modern medicine (or indoor...

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Do with all your heart

Back in March my services business went out of business. And, really, if you've read the saga up until this point, that shouldn't come as much of a surprise. The business had lost 80% of its revenue, and with COVID, it lost the rest. I simply couldn't afford to keep...

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Ardently do today what must be done

I started losing clients. Which was completely fucking crazy because in the entire 20 years I had been in business as a service provider, I rarely lost a client. In fact, I still had client who had been with me since I first setup shop. But, something happened, and...

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You only lose that which you cling to

2020 has fucking sucked. In fact, 2020 might as well be 2016 4.0. I am pretty sure Earth got a new programmer in 2016, and this kid doesn’t have the humility to realise he royally fucked up. Every year he gives us a software update, which doesn’t fix anything, and...

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Customers will judge you based on your website

It’s time to get real. People ask me all the time: Do I need a website? Do I need a professional website? Do I need a website that looks good? The truth is: Yes. If you are an entrepreneur, you do need a professional website that looks good. It doesn’t have to look...

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The counter-intuitive secret to managing my team

Being a solopreneur sucks. I'm not throwing shade at any solopreneurs out there, and there are many who thrive in that type of business model. I know a lot of very successful solopreneurs, and for years I thought I would be one of them. But then I realised one simple...

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How do I find clients?

Let me preface this by saying that, "how do I find clients?" is the absolute wrong question to ask, but I know there are thousands of web designers, virtual assistants, and service providers in general who are Googling this exact question. When you try to grow your...

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