Advice in 100 words or less…

Expectations—if you had them for 2020, it wouldn’t be surprising if they didn’t pan out. I expected the Bay Area, CA to be full of talented, hireable people with a history of W-2 and planned self-employment, and my expectations were met. Writer, researcher, business coach, gardener, odd-job guy, astrologer and clergywoman—all were especially skilled. It was a wonderful reminder that I share with my clients who seek advice on hiring:  if you’re interviewing someone who creates their income, and they can afford to live in the Bay Area, then you’ve just met the best of the best.