A Simple Way to Help the Hurricane Victims

Is your heart aching for those who have been affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma? Mine has. Five years ago, my family and I were fortunately not seriously affected by SuperStorm Sandy, but I know of many people who were not so lucky.

Help the Hurricane Victims

I have donated some money and goods but wanted to do more. So, for a limited time – from now until September 30, – I am donating 30% of all proceeds from all my services: the blog critique service, the proofreading service, and the “pick my brain” service.

Let’s join together in giving some relief to the many people who suffered devastating loss and displacement due to those natural events.


(Psst: If you are into faith-based journals/planners, 50% of the proceeds of all my books are going to be donated too. Here are the paperback books and the digital ebooks.)

The Power of Why

If you listen to many business gurus, or if you haven taken any online courses for growing a business, you have probably heard the command, “Know Your Why.”

There are many reasons why knowing the purpose behind everything that drives you in business and and life but Simon Sinek, in his TED talk,  explains the importance of “the why” in a succinct and powerful way. So, if you haven’t seen this video yet, watch it now. I promise you, it will be some of the best 18 minutes you have ever spent.


Living a Successful Freelance Life (Interview)

So, several months ago I was contacted by someone who wanted to interview me for the AND CO blog. He said that it usually takes a long time before articles get published but he would contact me when if went live. Well, he didn’t contact me and, to be honest, I forgot all about it. oops!

Image by markusspiske (2014) via Pixabay, CCO Public Domain

Fast forward to a few days ago when I was contacted by someone and he mentioned that he read my interview on the AND CO website. Turns out it was published in October 2016!

Here is a snippet of the interview:

AND CO: When did you begin freelancing? Do you do it full-time? If so, did you leave a traditional career behind? Tell us about your transition to full-time freelance work (or, if you freelance part-time, how you supplement your day job with freelance work).

Carol: I began freelancing part-time in 2005 after the birth of my son. Prior to this, I worked full-time in an insurance agency. I had the boss from hell and going to work was a nightmare so beginning my maternity leave was such a relief. I knew that going back to regular employment wasn’t going to be an option so I seized the opportunity during my maternity leave to take an online class for Virtual Assistants. That was my first freelance business….

Continue reading the interview here…