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Calling All of My Flakes, My Quitters, My Commitment Clunkers: The Secret to Finishing What You Started Is NOT Patience. (So You Can Tell All Of Those “Have Patience” Hoodlums to Kiss It.)

You know who I personally have it out for? People who tell you to have patience. “Have patience, my dear,” they say—and then they always tack that goddamn “my dear” onto the end, as if they’ve suddenly transformed into a card-carrying ninety-year-old wizard. There’s no faster way to bring my lack of patience from a […]

In: Creating, Hard Stuff, Productivity,

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“You Think Some Other Man is Going to Want You?” A Note on Standing Up to Bullies, Causing a Scene & Never Being Afraid to Use Your VOICE

“You think some other man is going to want you?”  It was only one of the things I heard him say to her from across the mahogany that evening. He was fit and tall and tan—mid thirties, maybe—as if he’d stepped out of a look book from Charleston, and she, tiny and petite, with porcelain […]

In: Confidence, Finding Your Voice, Lady Balls,

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How to (Naturally!) Transition Into a Good-Natured Sales Pitch Over The Phone—Without Seeming Like a Total Greedy, Awkward, Weirdo Troll

It’s the moment you’ve been dreading. You’re there, on the phone. It’s almost time to wrap up. There’s THE awkward silence. You know you’re suppose to try and sell them some kind of 3-month package—or some other salesy bullshit—but how do you transition the godforsaken conversation?! This is so not natural for you. The whole […]

In: Clients, Communication, Selling,

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A Quick Piece of (Marketing) Advice for Every Broke, Newbie Entrepreneur Who Doesn’t Have Two Cents to Rub Together (YET…)

So last night, I hosted my bi-weekly Unf*ckwithable Girlfriends Q&A chat—aptly titled “Ash’s Cocktail Hour” (for the record, a gin and tonic made an appearance!), and one of the questions was this: With a limited marketing budget, what’s the one thing you’d do? And my answer was this: I would talk. I would talk about […]

In: Business 101, Hard Stuff, Marketing,

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