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the “school of hard knocks” is a thing… and it’s about time you graduate

By Angie Colee

Some thoughts to ponder this weekend, particularly on education. [WARNING: I’m fired up, swearing ahead] Recently I was talking to someone about my path to becoming a coach. It sparked an interesting discussion on education, training, certification. Or rather, it brought up the age-old notion that only folks with degrees and certifications are qualified to…

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kindness costs you nothing

By Angie Colee

I had a couple weird experiences within 24 hours, and I was surprised at how strongly they affected me. And it ties back to a little knowledge nugget that’s served me well over the course of my career… Kindness costs you nothing. It can seem daunting and maybe even a tiny bit overwhelming to be…

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following your internal GPS

By Angie Colee

Earlier this week, I was leading a coaching call with a badass group of up-and-coming copywriters. And one of them said: “I had a hard time with that last assignment. I just didn’t understand it, wasn’t connecting with it, and it took me a lot longer than I thought to get it done. I almost…

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the importance of getting burned

By Angie Colee

We’re all familiar with this situation: Hot stove. Curious kid. Concerned parent. Kid gets precariously close to the glowing red coils, and the parent says, “be careful, that’s hot!” Then maybe the kid looks at the parent quizzically. A quick back-and-forth glance between dad and imminent danger. Kid touches stove, gets burned, screams bloody murder.…

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why sucking is a necessary part of success

By Angie Colee

Before you think I’m being pervy… I’m not talking about a potential sexual harassment case. I’m talking about being horrible at what you do. There’s actually a BENEFIT to allowing yourself to suck. Case in point, I just came across an interesting post from a frustrated copywriter: My trouble is getting started. I can’t seem…

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how to get hired (especially if you’re just starting out)

By Angie Colee

Last week, I got a bit ranty about why you shouldn’t offer to work for free. (refresher: There should always be an exchange of value, whether you’re paying a mentor to educate you/shorten the learning curve, or you’re being paid/trained as a copywriter. Both you and your client/mentor will value your work more.) At the…

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what clients really think of your offer to “work for free”

By Angie Colee

Recently I came across a question in a copywriter group that I see pretty consistently:   I have no degree and very little experience so I’m willing to work for free, which I’ve already proposed to two smaller businesses but unfortunately, I’ve received no response. How would you guys go about this? Any tips/strategies?  …

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I came to fight

By Angie Colee

I don’t know if anyone else thinks of starting a business as “revolutionary”. But I happen to think it is. Maybe mine is the hundred millionth freelance writing business to ever be started in the world, but it’s my small act of rebellion against the norm. It’s me daring to take back my freedom in…

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don’t go begging for burnout

By Angie Colee

This is the time of year that typically celebrates the over-achiever. New year, new you! Time to refocus, buckle down, and work EVEN HARDER than last year! I don’t really buy into that anymore, and here’s why… This whole idea of doing better this time around implies that you didn’t do well last time. So…

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Happy New Year – here’s your fireworks

By Angie Colee

You know what drives me nuts? Freelancer groups on Facebook. They make me crazy sometimes… because they could be such a place of hope and inspiration. And what I see, more often than not, is an angry pitchfork mob. One could argue that it’s just kinda the norm on social media. But look… I don’t…

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