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I’m a working Mom of two kids, ages 5 and 15. I traded my corporate job for consulting and make more money than most executives. I live a blended life with hardly any boundaries. I work and play every day. I typically work half my work day during the day and the other half at night. I take several professional level dance classes a week and water-ski every other Friday morning. Although I love to cook, these days we mostly live on raw fruits and vegetables, peanut butter and frozen burritos. I’m quick on the mute button and I can tell you a foolproof way to do a professional conference call from Disneyland.

The Fiercest Creature in the Animal Kingdom

The Fiercest Creature in the Animal Kingdom

Who is the most feared creature in the animal kingdom? If you ran into a grizzly bear in the forest, you would be scared, right? What if you ran into a mama grizzly bear with a cub in tow? You would be terrified. Ten times more scared than running in to a regular grizzly bear. A mother is unquestionably the fiercest creature in the animal kingdom.

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3 Cheers for Technology!

3 Cheers for Technology!

Last week as I was skimming yet another article on how our lives are being ruined by technology, I got mad. I am sick of reading all these articles on how terrible phones and Facebook and video games are for all of us.

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Can Your Target Clients Afford You?

Can Your Target Clients Afford You?

Are you running into clients who say you are too expensive?  Then you need to lower your prices, right?  WRONG!  First, you need to make sure your target market can afford you.  You may need to make a shift.  Second, you need to learn to spot the bottom-feeders...

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Make Space and Give Grace

Make Space and Give Grace

January never seems like the right time to start a new year. It’s the middle of winter when much of the natural world is asleep. At least in the Northern hemisphere. Most of the modern world recognizes January 1st as the beginning of the new year, but many religious and cultural communities also follow their own calendars.

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Getting Started is the Hardest Thing

Getting Started is the Hardest Thing

Last week I asked about your biggest challenge. What is your biggest challenge with your consulting business? Finding the courage to dive in? Fear of leaving your corporate job? Getting started? Charging enough? Finding Clients? Juggling it all? Something else?...

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What is Your Why?

What is Your Why?

Why am I sitting here on Sunday night writing to you?  Today is a trifecta in the Rasdal/Faust household: Easter, April Fool’s Day and our wedding anniversary.  It’s been a long day of celebration and family festivities.  I am sitting here because I am passionate...

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I Just Wanted the First Year

I Just Wanted the First Year

I left my corporate job for consulting a couple years before I had my first baby.  It’s one thing to wing it with two adults, it’s another thing entirely to be working on your own with a child in the mix.  Or so I thought in my pregnant moments of panic....

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Define Your Own Maternity Leave for Working Moms

Define Your Own Maternity Leave for Working Moms

I recently had the opportunity to write a guest post for Redefining Mom. When you work for yourself, it’s up to you to decide what maternity leave will look like. It can be whatever you want or need. Will you work a little or a lot or not at all? It’s all up to you.

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There Will Never Be a Better Time

There Will Never Be a Better Time

10,000 Baby Boomers retire each day sending shockwaves through the American work force.  Filling the workforce gap will be a challenge. The ranks of the Gen X workers are simply not enough, while many Millennials lack the needed work experience.  Now is the ideal time...

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