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It’s Okay to Fail: A True Biz Story About What Happens When ‘The Hustle’ No Longer Makes You Happy

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It's okay to fail: a true biz story about what happens when "the hustle" no longer makes you happy. via @OlyviaMedia

Most of the time, fail stories are humiliating to write.

That’s even more true if you’re an online business owner, and your failure is ABOUT your business. Who wants to hear about how tired, scared, and actually human you are, really? That’s not fun or sexy. It doesn’t promise people 6-figure incomes, 4-hour work weeks, or piña coladas in paradise.

I mean, eww.

Nevertheless, I have a fail story to share with you. One that I’m no longer the least bit upset by, and, in fact, one that now makes me happier to talk about.

Yeah, it sounds nuts.

But as you’ll see soon, nuts is how I like to roll. ;) #bam
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I Look Like an Imposter: An Open Letter Confessing My Secret Fears as an Online Entrepreneur

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Can we just admit it right now, please? Being a business owner is freaking SCARY. This blog post is for all the courageous biz heroes out there who are secretly scared to death: scared to get out of their introvert shell, scared of looking like a fraud, scared of burnout. You are not alone, and you should read this.

Dear Friends and Readers,

Do you ever want to write something terribly important to you, but no matter how many different ways you think about it, when you sit down to put words to the screen, you can't seem to make it sound like the mighty words living inside your brain?

That's where I am right now.

I suppose the only thing to do in these situations is to blurt it out and hope it doesn't come out sounding too ridiculous. Too rough around the edges. Too whatever.

(But you'll just have to forgive me if it does. ;))

So, for the lack of a better idea -- and, apparently, better composition skills -- that's what I'm going to do now.
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20 Things You Might Not Know About Me

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Have you ever felt like business blogs should be less detached and a lot more human?

I have to admit, it's hard for me to break away from the more "corporate" way of thinking about blogging.

I love it when I see others loosen up, be vulnerable, or just have some totally un-business related fun on their blogs.

But when I do it?

Gosh. It just feels WEIRD.

Today, however, hold on to your mouse pads because I'm embracing those weird feelings! That's because this post is nothing about what I do or what I know, and everything (okay, well, not everything, geez!) about who I am.

Have fun reading it, and then add to the fun by sharing some personal tidbits of your own!

Here we go.

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