When Mojo Gets Up and Goes

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I’m having a dry spell of creativity. Last weekend, I spent a lovely weekend around amazing, creative women at a retreat in the glorious state of Ohio. While I created precisely nothing at this retreat, it was cool to look over the shoulders of artists and makers and all-around good human beings, as they did a bit of this and … Read More

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A little self-promoting so-and-so

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I had a moment yesterday. All the work that went into the new CZ Classes and then into the new eCourse 30 Days of Thankful (see how I casually worked those into this post?) had culminated into the class launch and I sat back at my desk and was all, “Holy CRAP. Now what?” As an introvert, I’ve talked about … Read More

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My brain hurts like a warehouse

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The other night Dan was reminiscing about his love of artists who used similes in their work. One of his all-time faves was from Five Years by David Bowie from Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. My brain hurt like a warehouse it had no room to spare I had to cram so many things to store everything in there … Read More

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Work it (a Women in Business Post)

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So it’s been a wild and woolly few weeks around CZ Design Central. Last Fall, I created some business goals and at the top of the list was launching my own classes. Now back in October, when I set a launch date of March 1st, it felt like I had an obscene amount of time to get it going. Six months? Phff! That’s a … Read More

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Getting comfortable being uncomfortable | A Women in Business Post

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So last week, I launched CZ Classes. I posted on Facebook and used a quote from one of my favorite films of the past few years, and that quote was this: big things have small beginnings. Granted, the quote in the context of the film was nothing if not a tad malevolent, but the quote speaks to me nevertheless because … Read More

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So you wanna be a blogger? I have some tips for you. (A women in business post)

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It’s happens more than I care to admit. It’s Sunday afternoon and in-between laundry, getting something together for dinner and possible relaxing for a little bit, I realize I don’t have anything ready to post on my blog for the coming week. Cue the march up to my office to sit down, stare at my computer and think, “Now what?” I have … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSo you wanna be a blogger? I have some tips for you. (A women in business post)

Goal Planning 101 (A Women in Business Post)

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Today I want to talk to you about goal planning. I want to talk to you not as an expert in goal planning, but as a women who runs a business who needs to sit down and figure out what the hell she wants to do with it in 2015 in order to continue the life of a self-employed semi-professional … Read More

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How many ways can I make a coffee cup look sexy? (A Women in Business Post)

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I took a week off from blogging last week. It had been a really long time since I’d done that. In fact, I can only recall a few times since I started blogging when I didn’t post fresh content every week and I started blogging in 2005, so that’s a stretch.* I’m proud of this. It’s not easy to start … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHow many ways can I make a coffee cup look sexy? (A Women in Business Post)

Do the Hustle (a Women in Business post)

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Let me start by saying this is a post about women in business and specifically about me, who is a woman and has a business. I love what I do to make ends meet. I get to design cute things. I get to teach online classes. I get to write a blog. I get to do a lot of stuff … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDo the Hustle (a Women in Business post)

It’s not all creativity and roses

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There are days when I sit in my office, first thing in the morning, staring at the cold, harsh light of the 27-inch iMac and think, “Great. Now what?” As a self-employed woman, I have these days every so often. Days where I’m fairly certain there isn’t a drop of creativity left in this middle-aged body of mine. Days where … Read More

Cathy ZielskeIt’s not all creativity and roses