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The Antidote to Languishing Isn’t Focus, It’s Idleness

best life better world time Jun 22, 2021

For the last month or so I’ve found it incredibly difficult to be productive.

This is not common for me — I love my job, I love my work, and I love “getting things done.”...

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I Haven't Worked 40 Hours a Week in Years…and I Don't Feel Guilty About It

One of the main reasons I decided to work for myself was because I was sick of people telling me how much to work, when to work, and where to work. 

I sat at a desk for eight hours a day, even...

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5 Rules for Effective Meetings

Meetings have been a big topic lately. It seems like everyone is trying to figure how to have less of them so that people have time to focus on the actual work.

I can’t tell you how many...

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How to Create the Conditions for Your Best Work

I’m a morning person.

The best time of the day for me is from about 3 am until noon. That’s when my brain is humming... and I get most of my work done.

At first, I fought the urge to...

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Four Ways to (Re-)Prioritize Your Work in the New Year

How did you use your time last year?

Do you feel like you got the most out of each day?

OR did it seem like you were spending too much time on things that you hate?

…things that...

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How Working for Myself Helped Me Take Control

Control is a big deal for me. It is one of the key drivers of my life.

Before I worked for myself I felt controlled by circumstances instead of controlling them. Most of my time was controlled...

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When to charge an hourly vs. a flat rate

freelance money time Oct 08, 2020

Both freelancers and those hiring them think about work in terms of hourly rate even when a flat rate has been negotiated. In some instances thinking only about money per hour negates the...

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Build your business around what you love

Flexibility and control over your work and life are some of the greatest gifts of entrepreneurship. The problem is that many freelancers, consultants, and small business owners have a hard time...

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Time in Crisis: Scrambling and Standing Still

best life better world time Sep 03, 2020

The particular crisis that we find ourselves in now has shifted time in a way that makes it feel more amorphous - the decade that was March, the moment of April, the year of May. The future feels...

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How to Set Goals for the Journey, Not the Destination

SMART goals: specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time bound. Google “Goal Setting” and this is the first thing that comes up. It is the standard for how everyone from your...

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