Category: Business

10 simple steps to being a sexy vixen

You know when you exit something at the top of its game? Cause you don’t want to exit any less than top? And it’s right and perfect and you’re so glad you did? And then two years later, you’re like, “I still haven’t been Mimi from RENT on stage. WTF?!” And since you can’t sing, Read more…

What to do when you get rejected

An email I got recently —  10:27 AM, to bcc: Saya Salutations! [blah blah blah] We got some stellar submissions this year (including yours!), and while we would have loved to have all of them presented, we had to narrow down the field. Unfortunately, your talk wasn’t selected this year, but we appreciated and were Read more…

“I’m looking for a new job. Can you help?”

The inquiry I get the most, from friends and strangers,  is some form of: “I’m looking for a job. Wondering if you can offer some guidance?”   Yes, yes I can.   Job Search Guidance Host a comfy event Have a dinner party with people from all walks of life, people from different circles, with connected, Read more…

Who wins the perk game? 9 to 5ers or self-employeds?

I love lists. I love being self-employed. I love hearing all the “Are you kidding me?!” perks of my 9 to 5 friends. Love in an “envious, why am I riding the self-employed rollercoaster, maybe should I go back to 9 to 5” way. Context: I come from four years in the nonprofit world followed Read more…

How to say no to a nice request

Life of Yes℠ Disclaimer If you take anything away from this, let it be: “You do you.”   These are my thoughts, my opinions, what works for me. You may disagree. You may do the complete opposite. Cool, cool. I’m not saying you’re wrong; I’m not saying I’m right. My way isn’t the way; it’s Read more…

How do YOU think I make money?

I’ve bristled twice recently in relation to my business. Bristle One Someone whom I’ve known for about three years asked incredulously, “You make money doing Mac & Cheese?” I stared back with a “How do you think I bought that chair you’re sitting in?” stare. These clothes, that exposed brick wall, the drink in your Read more…

Cheese-It Referral: Brian Barkowski, Mortgage Broker

If I saw an ad for a mortgage broker with this photo of said broker, I’d a) do a double take, b) raise my eyebrows, and c) head to his website cause yas Queen yas. Who is this low-key, obviously fun loving dude with real world, adulting know-how? I’ll be honest, when someone introduces themselves as a Read more…

Where are the investors that care about this type of ROI?

UPDATE: A week after this goodness, this goodness happened. Grab kleenex. What is next week?! I would like to make more money. I would like money deposited into my bank account every two weeks. I would like catered lunch and a matching 401K program and paid vacation. And and and. That said. If I made Read more…

The data proves it: I’m popular and also unpopular

I pride myself on being relatively in tune with the Cheese-It network and society overall. That I know what’s of interest, hot, on fleek. (Use of “on fleek” makes you question the validity to the previous statement, huh?) Looking at data, like what links get the most clicks in my newsletter, as well as what Read more…