THERE IS NO SUCH THING
AS THE
COMMITTEE
OF TRUE
+ ACTUAL
GREATNESS

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  • 2009: GIRL FROM SCRANTON. GREW UP IN A TRAILER PARK. PARENTS DIED. ORPHANED + ALONE. LOST + SCARED. CYNICAL + DISILLUSIONED. BETRAYED BY LIFE. MADE SERIES OF BAD DECISIONS. $26 + SLEEPING IN MY CAR. SUBSISTING ON DOLLAR MENU MCDONALD'S. QUESTIONING EVERYTHING. VERY BAD HAIR.

  • 2017: Million dollar online empire. Award-winning writer. Founder of The Middle Finger Project, rallying together a globe of women who are done waiting for the imaginary endorsement from The Committee of True and Actual Greatness to do remarkable things. Hobby = traveling the world, pretending my thighs aren't chafing. See also: reading, writing, French nasal sounds, and the occasional sweaty jog. Home is Philadelphia. House in Costa Rica. Represented by Writers House NYC. Much less pissed off. Drinks better wine. Doesn't even grimace at children anymore. (...Usually.)

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There’s No Such Thing as The Committee of True & Actual Greatness™

In: Confidence, Lady Balls, Life, Success

  You know what’s the absolute worst? Waiting in at the doctor’s office. There’s a lot of anxiety around that, am I right? Nobody likes waiting at the doctor’s office because we all secretly think that the doctor’s just sitting behind a closed door somewhere, doing wheelies in an office chair, watching the minutes churn past with glee as they browse the latest in cutting edge gardening techniques while the rest of us waste away huddled together in

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“Oh Crap! What if I’m New At This + Don’t Have Any Testimonials?!”

In: Business 101, Confidence, Selling

  CONFESSION: I’m about to share something and be a bad, bad girl. Okay, fine, I’m not really a bad girl (it’s only Thursday, after all) but I am about to share an excerpt from the column that I write exclusively for my Unf*ckwithable Girlfriends, because I THINK THIS TOPIC IS THAT IMPORTANT. Here was the question that was sent in: I am about to embark on giving my first set of free 20-minute coaching calls (with no sales pitch)

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Having Trouble Committing Yourself to That Project You Really, Really Wanna Do, But Can’t Seem to Get Started?

In: Creating, Hard Stuff, Productivity, Success

I’ve been writing a bo for nearly two years now, which sounds absolutely homicidal when I say it out loud. I mean, let’s be honest: most of my romantic relationships haven’t even lasted that long. (OKAY FINE, UNTIL NOW, BECAUSE THE LOS AND I ARE ON, LIKE, YEAR #BAZILLION.) I’ve learned a lot about commitment, these last two years, which means I’ve also learned a lot about myself. (For example, apparently I know jack shit about hyphens. Who knew?) But

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My Top 5 Makeup Tips for Working From Home—And NOT Looking Like a Total Soiled Sloth :)

In: Confidence, Humor, Lady Balls, Video

Hi! You are going to think I’m positively off my rocker, but I made you a video containing my very own top five makeup tips for NOT loing like a soiled sloth while working from home. Because WORKING FROM HOME IS HARD AND WE NEED ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET. (Also, because last week one of our Unf*ckwithable Girlfriends—a fabulous photographer named Heidi—rocked a Live for all of us on how to lo hot for the camera, and

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How to Start a Blog (Without Wanting to Kill Yourself) [PART II]

In: Business 101, Creating, Writing

Want to start a blog? Read Part I of this series first! So this morning when I was sitting here loing like an absolute homeless person, I was doing what I do every morning: tiptoeing into my brain and and dragging memories out with a sledgehammer, AKA WRITING. I do this every morning for no less than three hours, but very often five or six, because once I get going, it’s like prying a teenager away from a Playstation. (Seriously,

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How to Start a Blog (Without Wanting to Kill Yourself)

In: Business 101, Creating, Writing

  I GIVE UP: WHERE IS EVERYBODY?! In 2009 I started this blog and I remember thinking that pretty soon EVERYONE was going to be doing it—My friends! My rs! My former teachers! That neighbor with the soupy ass! (sweatpants can be evil)—and the gig was going to be up, because I HAD DISCOVERED THE SECRET TO ALL THE THINGS (not to mention making my first $103,000 that year—which, trust me, was a f*ck ton back then). I remember thinking:

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Success Isn’t More Deserved When It’s Hard . . . BRAH

In: Hard Stuff, Life, Success

Can we talk about the fact that today is February 2nd? How is it February the 2nd already? Am I eighty hundred years old yet? Because time seems not to be going my way. (Though a friend did recently compliment me on my skin, however that was only because she didn’t see my neck. Is this the decade in which we slowly descend upon a dysfunctional, passive-aggressive relationship with turtlenecks?) Speaking of time, you ever notice that when you’re away

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Most of the People I Grew Up With Voted for Trump—AND I HAD NO IDEA HOW TO REACT [A Story Through the Eyes of a “Scrappy Kid From Scranton”]

In: Success

  For many people the election was a shock—but for me, it was a betrayal. There were things I thought I knew. I thought I knew, for example, that the smartest kid in my high school class—the one with the lightning fast wit and the ability to crush a calculus equation, who even held the title of “boyfriend” our junior year—would surely be voting the way I was. He was not. I thought I knew, for example, that the respectable,

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