Q&A: How Do You Stay Consistent With a Blog?


Hi, Jen! I used to write a blog that I loved, and I started to gain traction and a following, and then life got in the way (including a toxic relationship with an addict who sucked my time and my motivation and inspiration). I’ve been dying to start writing again; however, I feel like my last ten blog posts say,…

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Genderqueer in the Office? A Few Thoughts on Building a Career

Hi Jen, Your advice (here and here) on dealing with workplace sexism has also been useful for dealing with cissexism and transphobia – I was wondering if you’d consider throwing out some specific advice for people who don’t fit the gender binary? The majority of problems I’ve found: – Not being hired in the first place. If it’s a case…

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Bullish Q&A: Is It Too Late To Bullishly Plan For A Baby?


Hi, I just read your article about financial planning for motherhood (I see it is older but it was new to me). Do you have any tips for those of us who maybe are a little behind your recommended steps? Since I can’t go back in time and pick a new career from high school and I’m a decrepit 31,…

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Bullish Q&A: Should I Do My Own Taxes?


I’m freelancing in the US for the first time and the tax system seems so complicated compared to the UK, I am reluctant to hire an accountant as I’ve always managed myself before, but am I wrong that it’s more complicated here? Thanks…   I don’t know anything about the UK’s tax system, so I can’t speak to that, but…

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Bullish Q&A: How Do I Stay Motivated When I Feel Behind With Life?


I’m following a dream that I started late; I feel so behind with life. I do have hopes of getting there (think: academia or something really traditional like ballet), I’m getting positive feedback. But I am frustrated about my situation because I don’t get any respect and feel terribly unsuccessful. I’m also not stellar at focus and perhaps a reason…

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Bullish Q&A: How to Get Bullish About Moving to a New City

Preparing for Ballsy Life Changes

Recently you wrote about bullishly preparing for maternity leave. Do you have advice for bullishly preparing for a cross-country move to a new city? I’m hoping to move in a few months, spurred by the desire to find more ambitious people and shed the feeling of stagnation I have from staying in my home city. Work is squared away, but…

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Bullish Q&A: Pay Off Debt Bullishly

Bullish Debt

Alright, Jen, here we go. What are your tips for paying off Credit Card debt BULLISHLY? (Sorry, had the urge to yell that because I love Bullish so much.) I have about 10k in credit card debt, but I also have a cushy emergency fund, and a good job.   Great question! I think it’s sort of boring to responsibly…

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Bullish Q&A: I Keep Interviewing for Jobs I Don’t Really Want

Settle Bullishly

I was laid off in June. Since, I’ve been working 40+ hours a week in a restaurant while networking (i.e. drinking a lot of coffee and beer with other engineers), applying, and interviewing for jobs. “Doing everything right” is exhausting in it’s own right, but more frustrating is sitting in interviews and realizing mid-way that I have no desire to…

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How Some Badass Women Are Designing Their 2016s

We’ve been getting some feedback from women who have done Design Your 2016! (Get the download here – it’s not too late!) Here we have a mind-map style plan from one woman who wrote, “Thanks for helping with designing the next 365 days of awesome adventure. I’m attaching my plan if you’re curious, and it’s fine with me to publish…

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Listen to Jen on the Punk Rock Personal Development Podcast

Join Jen and Punk Rock Personal Development podcast host Sarah Starrs for an episode covering: Whether it’s important to have “lady-centric” business advice How having “money BFFs” and “money role models” can help you earn more without betraying your political beliefs Why “work-life balance” doesn’t necessarily apply in your twenties How to maximize your leisure time and nurture relationships when…

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Best of Bullish 2015: Roundup and Reading List

We all know evaluation is best practice, so while preparing for the year ahead, it’s important (and fun!) to look back and celebrate the goals achieved, the milestones met and various other successes of the current year. The third annual Bullish Conference came to NYC! Our year of Bullish webinars was awesome. Here’s the Get Bullish traditional handily-categorized directory of the…

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Design 2016 Like A Smart, Classy Badass

It’s December! People are getting lazy. You can use this time to do a lot of caroling (feminist caroling?) or whatever it is that people do, or, as per Bullish tradition, you can use this time to sprint ahead of everyone, and get some mental space to design the new year to your liking. I first introduced the idea of lifestyle/career…

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