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!

#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?”

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.

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…

How to Nurture a Love For Daily Practice

How to Nurture a Love For Daily Practice

After teaching music lessons to both adults and kids for more than a decade, I know a thing or two about what works and what doesn’t work to perfect your students’ practice regime.

On Running a Business: Why I Abandoned a Tuition Payment Plan Forever

On Running a Business: Why I Abandoned a Tuition Payment Plan Forever

I abandoned accepting regular monthly payments from my music students. I had all of them sending me a medium-sized check once each month for my tuition payment plan. Super simple concept, right?

Well, not really. There was a lot of emailing, texting and calling about scheduling and collecting payment. It seemed like I had a part-time job as bill collector. Yuck.

As teachers, we ask our students to practice (hopefully daily) so the notion of external and internal motivators should be a familiar concept to you. But, just in case, here’s a refresher…