This song got stuck in my head as I was sharing my “spiel” with a prospect last week: I’m a “content-agnostic” researcher. Even though I’m not a subject matter expert

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I saw this sign in Buenos Aires the other day and stopped for a second. Not only do I love the variety of words for bus in Latin America (autobus,

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I’ve spent most of my life in the eastern time zone– even Michigan, to many people’s surprise, is on EST. One of the most discombobulating things about moving to New

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Like everyone else I know, I got a little obsessed with Serial at the end of last year. In case you’ve been living under a rock, Serial is a podcast

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I set some goals for the year last January and tracked my progress every quarter (here, here, and here!). Now it’s time for the year-end review of progress against my

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Compared to a lot of people, I’m pretty organized. I always invoice on time (and pay on time). I never miss meetings or deadlines. I know where everything is. But

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I love the holiday season. For the past few years my dear friend Nicole of Sloe Gin Fizz has been designing research-themed holiday cards that I send to all my

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It’s my dad’s birthday this week, and I’m on my way to visit my family for Thanksgiving. This time of year always makes me nostalgic, so I thought I’d give

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I saw this picture in a store window recently and it reminded me of a conversation I had last spring with a new prospect. They were planning to use a

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I don’t tell this story often (because it kind of makes me look like an idiot), but I’m going to share it here, if only to show how far I’ve

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I love this quote, but I’m starting to wonder if it’s a good approach to research. One company I work with has a promise on their website that they will

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I like to give an overview of my work every now and then, just to remind everyone how interesting it is! Here are the projects I’m working on right now:

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Every time I talk to someone who only sees me on Facebook, they say some variation of the same thing: “Your life looks amazing! I can tell your business is

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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

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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

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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

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In September 2008, I boldly ventured out of the cubicle and into the unknown land of freelancing. There have been a few downs, but mostly ups, and I absolutely love

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Last week I went to moderator training at RIVA.  It’s one of the best known training centers for qualitative researchers, and I’d been wanting to go for several years (and

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I give a lot to my clients, and I never like to say no. An old boyfriend once told me, “I think if I caught on fire when you were

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I only drink decaf coffee. I know, this is terrible and tragic and I’m obviously not living life to the fullest. But bear with me. When I order decaf, in

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I just learned the term “hive.” Not a bee hive– a worker hive. Essentially this is where, instead of having a big company, you work independently (yay) and have other

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After a fun summer of teaching Questionnaire Design at the University of Michigan, I’m on an education high and excited to get the word out about doing great research. I’ll be

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