Do you remember the moment you decided to go out on your own? I do. And it was terrifying.

I was 35 years old, in a relationship that, instead of heading towards marriage and babies, was in its final death-spiral and coming to the realization that I’d gone as far…


Have you ever thought to yourself Now, these are my people? Do you remember the warm and fuzzy feeling that came from being seen, understood, and connected?

Now think about what made you similar to those people and what made you different. I’m willing to bet that even if your…


As a business coach and service-based business owner myself, I’ve noticed there’s a common challenge many of experience at some point and that is:

The never-ending hustle for new clients

Been there? Yep, me too! You get a new client, celebrate for about a nano-second (because entrepreneurs are notorious for…


Have you ever felt like building a profitable and purposeful creative business is a lonely, uphill struggle?

I know I have.

I’ve also known the joy of feeling fully seen, heard, and supported by peers, professionals, and community members as I navigate uncharted (and often scary) professional and personal territory.


When I moved to NYC from London in 1996, I considered myself to be pretty worldly. After all, I had just spent the last 8 years living in a still-very-dodgy East London area. How much tougher could New York be?

I quickly realized that the culture in NYC was very…


If you’ve been hanging out with me for a while, you’ll know I can pretty much tie any life experience to entrepreneurship. And this post is no different. 😂

This one was fun to write because it has ALL the elements of a messy human experience: ego, growth mindset, grit…


As we peek our heads out of our bunkers and businesses tentatively open their physical doors, we find ourselves, once again, in new and uncharted territory. Not quite open but not fully closed either.

As consumers, we might be questioning the wisdom of a choice to eat in a restaurant…


Have you ever noticed how crisis can bring out the best or the worst in us? Sometimes it galvanizes us into taking decisive action, we don’t over-think we just do. Maybe the outcome isn’t as polished as usual, but it works. …


The #1 thing creative entrepreneurs and freelancers tell me matters most to them is doing meaningful work that has a positive impact in the world (for the record, freedom and money are #2 and #3!).

They want their work and life to have purpose. Can you relate?

If you can…


At the beginning of this month — aka lifetime ago — March’s content calendar theme was sales. It’s a topic I love to talk about (because I know so many people feel weird about it….so much opportunity for transformation!). …

Justine Clay

Speaker & Business Coach for purpose-driven creative entrepreneurs & freelancers. Grab your free guide “How to Find High-Quality Clients” at www.justineclay.com

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