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Nacie Carson

Nacie Carson is a freelance writer and founder of The Life Uncommon, a career evolution and entrepreneurship community. Her work on careers and authenticity have been featured in over 200 media outlets, including Portfolio.com, WalletPop, and two editions of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Nacie's first book on career "fitness" will be in stores in April 2012. You can contact her via nacie(@)TheLifeUncommon.Net

Living In An Echo Chamber: Is Confirmation Bias Secretly Destroying Your Business?

June 26, 2012 9:43 pm Published by 17 Comments

We are now living in the age of Vocational Darwinism, and the business skill that will make the difference in every professional life is the ability to adapt.

At its core, Vocational Darwinism is the application of Charles Darwin’s principle of “survival of the fittest” to our working world – and whether you are a budding entrepreneur or … Read the rest of this entry »

How A Holiday To Brazil Helped Me Climb Out Of A Creativity Rut

April 30, 2012 8:52 pm Published by 5 Comments

In my experience, one of the main reasons many entrepreneurs seek the freedom of working for themselves is because they crave variety, stimulation, and the ability to grow organically in their career. Employees who are stuck in the 9-5 routine dream of entrepreneurship as a way to set themselves free to the uncharted possibilities of a fabulous life… I … Read the rest of this entry »

Use This Dot-Point Easy System To Write Your Killer 2012 Business Plan

December 28, 2011 9:00 pm Published by 29 Comments

It’s that time again when the old year winds down (toodles, 2011), a new year sparkles before us full of potential, promise, and possibility (hey there, 2012), and savvy entrepreneurs are preparing their 2012 business plans.

If you’ve never prepared a business plan, then this is the year I challenge you to start, no matter what stage your business … Read the rest of this entry »

Are You Heading For Burn Out?

November 21, 2011 9:00 am Published by 28 Comments

I always pride myself on my ability to put the nose to the grindstone and go above and beyond, whether that effort was directed toward my blog, my work with clients, or my book. 

Over the last year, 60, 70, and even 80-hour weeks aren’t unusual for me – and recently I’ve noticed it’s starting to show… and not in … Read the rest of this entry »

3 Steps To Avert Disaster When Things Go Wrong

July 14, 2011 10:44 pm Published by 18 Comments

Sometimes, no matter how carefully you plan and prepare to execute a client engagement, things just go wrong. Big things, small things, crazy things, ridiculous things. Things just go wrong.

I know because ALL of the following have happened to me at some point over the last four years:

Why Even Entrepreneurs Need One Of These…

June 30, 2011 11:09 pm Published by 22 Comments

When you hear the term “Mission Statement“, what comes to mind?

For many of us, Mission Statements are synonymous with corporate entities and impersonal HR departments (did someone say TPS reports?).

Yet Mission Statements aren’t just for the Kodaks and Coca Colas of the world – they can be effective tools for entrepreneurs to not only keep their … Read the rest of this entry »

The Truth (And Myth) About Passive Income

March 24, 2011 9:46 pm Published by 45 Comments

There are few words in an online entrepreneur’s vocabulary that are more seductive than Passive Income. The term is widely used by multilevel marketers and savvy entrepreneurs across the web to close sales on eBooks and training programs for one simple reason: the vision (of sitting under a palm tree while your bank account effortlessly collects money) sells.

Wikipedia … Read the rest of this entry »

I Quit My Job And Lived To Tell

March 8, 2011 8:00 am Published by 52 Comments

I’d like to introduce you to Nacie Carson, who a few years ago took the leap, leaving the perceived safety of full time employment to become an entrepreneur. She has since built up a client base and worked hard to establish an online brand that has paid dividends. Like many of us, Nacie has strived to establish online income Read the rest of this entry »

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