Joy Bennett

How I Found Mentors Who Share My Values

How I Found Mentors Who Share My Values

Doing something new is difficult. And the older I get, the less I enjoy feeling incompetent. I have to force myself to accept the beginner stage, embrace failure as an essential step toward mastery and keep trying. It always helps when I can watch someone else, especially when they’re willing to share the mistakes they’ve made and the tips and tricks they’ve learned along the way.

The 3 biggest mistakes to avoid when pricing your services

The 3 biggest mistakes to avoid when pricing your services

“How much should I charge?”

“How do I figure out what I’m worth?”

“What if I’m too expensive?”

“What if I’m not charging enough? How do I know? I see others talking smack about people who devalue their profession by competing to be the cheapest, but I need work.”


These are some of the most difficult questions for entrepreneurs and freelancers to answer. I don’t pretend to know all the answers, but I do know the three most common mistakes I’ve made and see others make…

The Biggest Mistake I Made as a Work-from-Home Mom (and How I Fixed It)

The Biggest Mistake I Made as a Work-from-Home Mom (and How I Fixed It)

Three years ago, I was working for a child-focused nonprofit as a full-time remote employee. Initially, it seemed like the best of both worlds — I was making a regular salary, my commute was a few steps from my kitchen to my office, and I was home to see the kids off to school and welcome them home again.

But I made one crucial mistake in the way I looked at my work and family life: I mistook proximity for closeness.

Realistic goal setting advice from 3 parentpreneurs

Realistic goal setting advice from 3 parentpreneurs

Managing a family and a business is hard work. You know this. But if you’re like most parentpreneurs we know, well, you probably also believe that anything worth doing is worth doing well. You strive to be better every day. You set goals.