Tag Archive: Mandy Gresh

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    by Angie Chang

    6 Ways To Beat The Solo-Preneur Blues

    By Mandy Gresh (Consultant, Six Months Off)

    The freedom in your career to do what you want, when you want, has a lot of perks: No one to answer to, no set schedule, the ability to choose your projects, nap or take a last-minute day off… The list could go on and on.

    One thing you don’t hear much about is the transition from working in an office surrounded by colleagues to working in your home surrounded by no one. While my initial months of “solopreneurship” brought a steady stream of work that kept me busy, I longed for the “water cooler” chatter and intermittent banter

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    by Angie Chang

    5Q Friday with Adda Birnir, Co-Founder of Balance Media (NYC)

    By Mandy Gresh (Consultant, Six Months Off)

    5Q Friday profiles women who took a leap of faith career wise to start their own business and create the life they wanted.

    This week, Adda Birnir shares her story with us.

    5Q Friday: Why do you love it?

    Add Birnir: There are many reasons to love and to hate being in business on your own. I read a great quote by Joel Splosky, founder of Fog Creek Software which is the company responsible for Stack Overflow. Writing about when he decided to start his company he said: “I had always wanted to start

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    by Managing Editor

    5 Steps To Taking A Vacation From The Business Of “You”

    By Mandy Gresh (Business Coach, Six Months Off)

    I’m convinced that when you work for yourself, you’re always working. No really, always. Like, “my Mac sleeps in bed with me so I can kiss it at night and when I wake up” working. The pro of this, of course, is that you’re doing it for yourself.

    Unlike corporate work, where extra hours don’t necessarily reap a personal reward, those who are self-employed quickly figure out the correlation between input and output.

    The con however, is detaching yourself for a much needed break.