10 Things No One Working From Home Wants to Hear

Those of us who work from home are like members of a special club, minus the secret handshake and clubhouse. We don’t fit traditional business norms and not everyone gets us. We know our corporate counterparts don’t understand what it’s like to work from a sofa or a spare bedroom, instead of from a cubicle […]

Do You Have a Computer Geek Nearby?

A few years ago while I was walking (actually, full-on running) to my home office carrying my out-of-warranty MacBook, I tripped and landed on top of my business lifeline like I was sliding into home base. (Graceful is not a word most people use to describe me.) I learned a few things from that humbling […]

5 Ways to Focus While Working From Home

Does this sound familiar: it’s almost noon, you’ve been sitting at your desk in your pajamas, workout clothes, or your birthday suit all morning and you still haven’t taken a shower? This happened to me a few days ago. I started to leave my house early in the morning to go for a run (in […]

Are Your Friends Taking Your Skills For Granted?

Friends fall into two categories: the ones who respect you, your time, and your expertise, and the ones who need a gentle reminder. Last week as I was juggling three projects due in two days and getting ready to leave town, I received this screaming text: “I NEED YOU TO HELP ME PICK OUT HOME […]

You Don’t Have to be Embarrassed to Work From Home

During a recent flight I was more outgoing than usual and spoke to the woman sitting next to me and not only because she was holding a large bag of chocolate covered almonds. We asked each other the typical “What do you do?” questions and I told her that I help business owners who work from home (instead of […]