Musings

  • A Better Way to Deliver?

    By jessicabroome on June 14, 2017
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    Have you jumped on the subscription box bandwagon? Blue Apron, Stitch Fix, and Birch Box are some of the big names, but there are TONS more. I get half a dozen of them and I’m completely obsessed! So much so, in fact, that I went to the Subscription Summit this month and then wrote this light paper to help the […]
  • How San Diego’s Weather is Just Like Research

    By jessicabroome on January 18, 2016
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    I got to San Diego at the beginning of January for a 2-month stay. I was expecting sunshine and warm days at the beach. Instead, I was welcomed by El Niño and a lot of scenes like this. After a long drought, most of the locals were pretty relieved to see some rain, so I adjusted and made the best […]
  • 15 Awesome Experiences in 2015

    By jessicabroome on January 5, 2016
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    2015 was a blast!! I had trouble keeping my list to “only” 15 great experiences, but here are my favorites: 1. Visiting Iguazu Falls in Argentina and making my location independent dreams a reality! 2. My trip to China and Nigeria— a super cool, if jet lagged, project doing in home interviews with teens. 3. Getting some culture shock closer to […]
  • Three Ways I Let My Clients Know I Love Them

    By jessicabroome on October 22, 2015
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    I’ve written before about what my clients do that make me love them— but here are a few things I do to demonstrate how much I adore my clients and want to be of service to them. I get to know their business. The better I understand a client’s business, the more helpful I can be. If they have a unique […]
  • 4 Ways to Crush Impostor Syndrome

    By jessicabroome on October 13, 2015
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    “It feels as if each week, there is some lunch or some dinner or some phone call that is going to blow my cover, reveal that I am not nearly as bright or well read or business savvy or connected as I think people imagine me to be.” –Bill Clegg, Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man My first thought […]
  • Lucrative, Lovely, or a Learning Experience

    By jessicabroome on September 17, 2015
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    I’m currently in Lagos, Nigeria doing in-home interviews (after 5 days of the same in Shanghai, China). More on this adventure soon, I promise! Right now I’m too deep in it to write about this experience– it’s going great, though! In the meantime, here are a few words on how I decide which clients to work with. My mom loves to say […]
  • Lucky 7: Gratitude after 7 Years on my Own

    By jessicabroome on September 9, 2015
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      September 2008 was the last time I sat in a cubicle, wearing high heels and making money for someone else. Far from having the 7-year itch, I’m pretty much bursting with excitement and gratitude for so many things. To name a few… 1. Freedom to travel and work from anywhere: I’ve written before about my location-independent life. If I […]
  • How to be my Favorite Client

    By jessicabroome on October 14, 2014
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    I try not to play favorites with my clients, but there are some who I am really, really delighted to be working with. Here are a few things they do that make me love them: Have clear, agreed upon expectations. Clients who read the statement of work I send them, and understand that it lays out what I’ll be doing […]
  • Mixing it up, in exercise and work

    By jessicabroome on October 7, 2014
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    Anyone who knows me knows that one of my very favorite things to do is exercise. I genuinely love going to the gym. I think this is one of my finest qualities, and it’s also going to help me live a long and healthy life, so if you think I’m crazy, phooey on you. When I’m in New York, one […]
  • Q3 Roundup

    By jessicabroome on September 30, 2014
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    It’s that time again…q3 is over and I’m reporting on my progress towards my annual goals. Make more money than last year– and make money every month. Yes! This year is on track to be my best yet. Work for at least 5 new and 5 existing clients. Yes! I’ve worked for 15 clients so far this year: 10 new […]

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