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How To Take a REAL Vacation When You Work for Yourself

 

When you work for yourself, by yourself, “time off” can be a bit of a paradox—you can be much more flexible about having “time off” day-to-day, but it can be...

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3 Reasons Freelancing Makes Me a Better Parent

Being a working parent has never been easy. Traditional work scenarios are designed for people without boundaries and constraints with performance (explicitly or implicitly) tied to long workdays...

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Four Ways to Reboot Your Business Model

 There are as many types of solopreneur business models as there are solopreneurs. When you work for yourself, by yourself, you can reinvent what you do whenever you want.

That’s...

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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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