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Fuck the Plan

Fuck the plan. The plan never really works, anyway. You need to take the plan and throw it out the fucking window. Or at least file it away with your other Mickey Mouse memorabilia. Of course, before you do that, you gotta have a plan to begin with. Which is to say, you shouldn’t run […]

Who do you work for?

Did you ever really give any thoughts to what “working for yourself” really means? Thinks about it this way: as long as you’re not making a living doing what you love, then you’re still someone else’s bitch. It doesn’t matter if you call it a “job” or a “client,” if it’s what you do to […]

It’s Nothing Personal

There’s this saying that came out of Second-wave feminism that “the personal is political.” Personally, I’ve never agreed with it, if only because I see politics as an exercise in the collective well-being. I mean, yes, we live in a liberal democracy where individual rights are supposed to be job #1. But politics is about […]

Taking Clients Too Seriously

You know what my father used to say? “Being with a client is like being in a marriage. Sometimes you get into it for the wrong reasons, and eventually they hit you in the face.” — Roger Sterling Dealing with clients really is like dating. It’s so easy to get overly involved with them and […]