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3 Things Every Self-Employed, Aspiring Homebuyer Needs to Do

Buying a home when you’re self-employed is notoriously tricky. After all, an up-and-down income cycle is—understandably—less appealing to mortgage companies than a dependable paycheck. That said, it’s far from impossible. Freelancers and small business owners alike can absolutely be approved to buy the home of their dreams. It just takes a little extra prep work.

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Posted on Jul 14, 2017

True Advice from People Who Are Truly Bad at Email

There’s a quote attributed to Bill Gates that I recite all the time: “I choose a lazy person to do a hard job; because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” I love it because it captures a sentiment I’ve always found to ring true: There’s a way to turn a vice into a virtue. Lazy people are the best at finding easy ways to do things. Messy people have the best cleaning tips . And people who are self-admittedly awful at managing their inboxes have the best advice for communicating via email.

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Posted on Jul 7, 2017

How To Stop Playing It Safe — Wonder Women

Fear is a very convincing liar. It masquerades as a friendly internal voice — as something just trying to protect you from professional or financial ruin — but it often overstates the actual consequences at stake. And the thing that fear almost always forgets to mention? How miserable you might be if you don’t even try to follow your dreams. Whenever you find yourself in a situation where you think it might be easier to play by “the rules,” do what others want you to do, or follow tradition and play it safe, listen to the insight and wisdom of these seven women in creative careers below. They share what they’ve done to banish fear and keep being bold and badass…creatively and professionally!

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Posted on Jul 7, 2017

6 Badass Creatives On How to Get Past Being Told “No” — Wonder Women

“Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,” croons Lee Ann Womack in 2000’s pop-country tune “I Hope You Dance.” But sometimes you can’t wait for a door (or window) to open. Sometimes you just have to open your own damn door. All people in creative fields get their ideas rejected at one point. (Yes, even Don Draper.) But when you have real passion for a project, or a strong vision you want to see through to the end, it can be devastating to be told “no.” Or that you can’t move forward. That something won’t work. Or that your idea just isn’t any good.

I reached out to a group of smart women in creative careers who have all experienced being told “no” at some point. Below they share what they’ve done instead of just accepting that answer.

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Posted on Jun 22, 2017

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