4 Lessons From Tom Waits on Finding Your Voice

4 Lessons From Tom Waits on Finding Your Voice

I decided to go about learning from him in a rather strange way. Before I piped his songwriting into a pair of headphones, I listened to as many of his interviews as I could. I got sucked into an epic informational vortex...

Seasons of Bravery: When It's the LAST Thing You Want to Do

Seasons of Bravery: When It's the LAST Thing You Want to Do

Someone from back home (Washington state) asked me the last week, "How's the book tour going?" my response was, "I'm on a book tour?!?!" Here's the email I just sent to my tribe...

Featured on Scott Amyx's Striving Stories!

Featured on Scott Amyx's Striving Stories!

Fellow TEDx colleague, Scott Amyx, featured my story and book on his blog this week! Check it out!

FB Livestream with Marc-André Laframboise: Why bravery is the most important thing in your business

FB Livestream with Marc-André Laframboise: Why bravery is the most important thing in your business

To celebrate the release of the book, I was interviewed by Marc-André Laframboise on Why bravery is the most important thing in your business. Check it out!

#AskEmilyAnn FB Livestream: Creative Zones

#AskEmilyAnn FB Livestream: Creative Zones

Today’s question is “What do you do to get into your creative zone?” Submitted by Lars Carl Schmid in Switzerland 🇨🇭 

Conversational Acrobatics: How to Deflect Sensitive Topics in Social Situations

Conversational Acrobatics: How to Deflect Sensitive Topics in Social Situations

4 Helpful tips for navigating social situations when you don’t want to discuss certain topics with certain people

#AskEmilyAnn: Keeping Up Momentum Without a Deadline

#AskEmilyAnn: Keeping Up Momentum Without a Deadline

Today’s question is “What advice do you have to keep the momentum even when there isn’t an actual deadline?”

New Song! "Tell Me Again"

New Song! "Tell Me Again"

I wrote this song for the Bushwick Book Club's most recent concert featuring songs inspired by Lindy West's book Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman. (Pictured above, you'll see her sitting right in front of the stage! No pressure!) Lindy West is most definitely one of my modern heroines. She writes these killer articles for the New York Times and always has such important, powerful things to say.

#AskEmilyAnn FB Livestream: Midday Music

#AskEmilyAnn FB Livestream: Midday Music

Today’s questions are from the Bare Naked Bravery Community. What do you do when you’re in a slump? What your best advice for starting a Patreon Page?

Stage Fright is the *Worst.* This Might Help

Stage Fright is the *Worst.* This Might Help

Stage fright. When it’s bad, it’s really bad. Here are 6 tips to help overcome your fear of the stage.
 

#AskEmilyAnn FB Livestream: Midday Music

#AskEmilyAnn FB Livestream: Midday Music

Today’s question: How do you know how “out” to be??

7 Steps to Setting Difficult Boundaries

7 Steps to Setting Difficult Boundaries

If you’re reading this, most likely you’ve found yourself at one time or another feeling like a friend, family member, client, or student has stepped on your toes.

#AskEmilyAnn FB Livestream: Carving Out Time to Be Creative

#AskEmilyAnn FB Livestream: Carving Out Time to Be Creative

This week’s #AskEmilyAnn: Carving out time to be creative! (Question sent in from Christina!)

How To Get Paid For Every Minute

How To Get Paid For Every Minute

Why My Craving for Stress-Free Living Fuels My Almost-Insane Productivity. I’m a productivity junkie. I really get a kick out of knowing that I’m not wasting time. I do this almost to a fault...

How to Stop Putting Out Fires: Time Blocking 101

How to Stop Putting Out Fires: Time Blocking 101

Going from Crisis to Calm with Your Calendar. So there you are: It’s the end of your week, the end of your day and for the life of you, you canNOT remember what you actually accomplished and worse IF you actually accomplished anything at all. 

How to Gracefully Turn Away a Mismatched Client

How to Gracefully Turn Away a Mismatched Client

There will come a time in any small business owner’s career when they find themselves in one (or probably both) of the following situations...

8 Outstanding Ways to Use Playlists with Your Business

8 Outstanding Ways to Use Playlists with Your Business

Whether we’re talking about SoundCloud, Spotify, Pandora, or YouTube — audio or visual — playlists are my secret weapon in my business. I use them ALL the time. Here are my top methods grouped into three of my favorite main usages: Ambience, Education, and Collaboration. Maybe you’ll get a few stellar ideas from this list too!

So, What Do YOU Do? Why Your “About Me” Is Never About You

So, What Do YOU Do? Why Your “About Me” Is Never About You

Our answers and stellar discussion in this little online hangout reminded me about the importance of your “About Me”. Sometimes, this comes in the form of a page on your website or an introduction at a networking conference. It also comes in the form of answering the following question when you’re at a dinner party when someone inevitably asks…