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Why Rejection Is Difficult for Creative Professionals

Why is rejection so difficult for creatives? Or is it for everyone? That was one of my first questions for Poet and Creative Coach, Mark McGuiness, in Episode 3 of the HOWLive Speaker Podcast Series. He believes it’s completely normal to have trouble with this. “We really care about our work, so of course...

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Give me your best number…

I love recapping a year in numbers. There’s something about fitting a whole year into a neat little blog post that makes me feel like anything is possible. In my latest post, I shared my favorite numbers from 2014. Here are some of them: responsive websites designed + developed – 30 conferences attended – 3 (WordCamp, Web...

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CFC –> CFBC –> Creative Business program of #HOWLive

Tomorrow (Feb 3) is the early bird deadline for HOW Design Live 2015 in Chicago (May 4-8) and you may have noticed that the word “freelance” is gone from the entire event. But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean CFC is gone – it’s just evolved into something better. Many of you objected to the...

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Holiday listening: Top 8 CFBC #podcasts of 2014

CFBC/HOW Design Live only happens once a year, but it’s the gift that keeps on giving! Check out the most popular podcasts from 2014 featuring HOWLive speakers: Creating a Business Action Plan – with HOWLive/CFBC speaker, Corwin Hiebert Pricing as an intimate act – with HOWLive/CFBC speaker, Jason Blumer Surviving as a creative pro...