This episode was sparked by a recent Freelance academy podcast (Why So Many Women Struggle in Business). We start discussing how women can be more effective in business, and diverge into harassment in the workplace, F-to-M transitions, and how middle-aged (and older) women get overlooked. We’re not just sitting around knitting all the time. And we talk about collaboration and the difference in feedback you get from a full-time employee position and working for yourself.
Photo this week courtesy of iStockphoto and the film “Unfinished Business”
Robin calls us all out (including herself) for being a complainy bunch of whiners, but she does it really gently and nicely. I don’t complain that much, do I? (No, don’t answer that. I already know the answer to that.)
And I don’t want to hear anyone complaining about this podcast posting 14 hours late.
P. S. If anyone knows if there is a Yiddish equivalent of bodega, we would like to know.
Between work, travel, creative projects, and quiet, inner growth spurts, 2014 was a full year for the Audacious Ones. There is a lot in this wide-ranging, revealing conversation: Wendy takes the “free” out of freelance, Donna describes a magical vacation with delightful glee, Mary learns to “knit reasonably” and reflects on stepping into her power, and Robin’s tears wash away her Zen facade.
In each of our different ways, we intend to “do the scary stuff” and make good progress in 2015. Happy New Year to one and all.
Wendy quit Facebook for an entire week, and she talks about her withdrawal, and how much more productive she’s been. She’s also discovered other things to do online – like Twitter.
What is your Internet job? Wendy’s seems to be curating strange and funny things for her friends. (She’s now doing that on Twitter, follow her @wendydesigns )
archive.org, the Wayback Machine, where you can find web pages from the early days of the Internet, proving “the Internet is forever”
Elizabeth Mansfield website.