Today I’m guest-blogging over at my dear friend Anastacia Brice’s blog, Virtual Moxie!
If you’re not already a VM reader, I humbly suggest that you check out the blog. Anastacia posts a Bit O’ Moxie every Tuesday, and while it’s technically aimed at Virtual Assistants (the tagline is “The cure for the common VA practice”), I’ve found that many of her moxie-full posts have been applicable to any solopreneur-type business.
She talks about having standards. About clear communication. About self-care and its role in business. And lots of other moxie-filled topics.
What’s “moxie,” anyway? From VM’s sidebar:
It’s an attitude; a way of being in the world that creates immense freedom. It’s where savvy, committed, smart and highly skilled meet spunky, shameless, gutsy, and brazen. It’s what OTHER people would call “too big for your britches,” but it’s just not. It’s juuuuuuuust right!
Hmm, that’s strikingly similar to what Havi describes as “sovereignty.”
Anyway, Anastacia is taking her annual fourth-quarter sabbatical (another reason I admire her!), and asked for moxie-full guest bloggers. I’m honored to be included!
Here’s the beginning of my post:
It happened with no warning at all. I was happily surfing the web when my computer turned itself off.
Huh, that’s weird, I thought, as I pressed the power button… with no result. And checked the power cord and the battery. And pressed the power button again. But my trusty MacBook remained an unresponsive lump of plastic.
My entire livelihood was on that computer, and three simple things kept me from dissolving into a pool of hopelessness: