How To Deal With Messy People

How To Deal With Messy People

She lied right to your face, he didn’t take responsibility for the screw-up at the shoot, and the project manager blames everyone else when she's the one who can't seem to, well… manage. If only people weren’t so unreliable! Or, as I now like to call it—messy. What can we do when we have to work

Stop Being Such An Alpha

Stop Being Such An Alpha

Strong and successful alpha women have been a part of our creative world, along with feminine men. I love that we get to pick the persona that fits us best, but role reversals are also a source of confusion.   Let's be clear—this has nothing to do with sexual orientation. Who we are

The Deal Has Gone Bad — Now What?

The Deal Has Gone Bad — Now What?

The vendor was disastrous. Deadlines missed, calls not returned, work incomplete, programming sloppy, and worst of all—he didn’t even bother to watch the screencasts I recorded of the problems he needed to fix! I discovered how lackadaisical his approach was during a conference call while I was in

How to Build Your Authority Platform

How to Build Your Authority Platform

I feel it, too. That squeezing pressure of too many photographers doing the same thing without enough money going around to make it viable for anyone. It's as though a finite amount of work keeps getting divided amongst an ever-growing number of photographers. There is not only more competition, but

Please Change The Subject

Please Change The Subject

I love this famous quote that has been credited to numerous people from Mark Twain to Marie Curie: “I am sorry this is so long. I didn’t have time to make it shorter.” When it comes to emails, long messages are easy—the short, effective ones take more effort. As an entrepreneur, you need to know how

The HOW Of Social Networking for Photographers

The HOW Of Social Networking for Photographers: Who Is Better At Business?

One of the biggest buzzwords photographers should pay attention to is relationship building. Social networking (not social media) is all about getting others to connect with us. That means we have to understand how to engage people who we've never met and have meaningful conversations about why they

Raising What Women Get Paid

Raising What Women Get Paid

Dear Brilliant Woman, There’s a shocking new study on women and money, in the workplace: According to AAUW, women will get paid equally as the men (who do the same jobs as you)… (are you sitting down?) …in just another 124 years. That’s right women, we’re “just” another one hundred and

Good Clients vs. Bad Clients

Good Clients vs. Bad Clients

It's a no-brainer that providing excellent customer service is crucial to the growth of your business. But, have you considered how your level of customer service relates to the amount of fun you have working with some clients? You likely aren't as attentive to the ones who drive you crazy. The