Monthly Archives: September 2016

The Second Best Networking Tip I Ever Heard. (And The Best)

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I’m a writer and photographer. Not only does this make me fantastically interesting and mysteriously sexy, it also means I can legitimately self-identify as an introvert — unlike other people who claim to be introverted in an attempt to sound more sexy, interesting and mysterious. Creatives are often introverted, which can be troublesome if being… Read more

10 Things I would tell my 10-year-old self

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain Nobody is intrigued more by the passage of… Read more

5 Useful Management Tools for Successful Entrepreneurs

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What makes someone a good entrepreneur? Devotion, leadership, and perseverance are just some of the skills that you would probably add to this basket. But, even if you have all of the skills above, you still aren’t in the clear. Entrepreneurs know that it is an everyday struggle to maintain a business and guide employees… Read more

How to Cure Your Fear of Reaching Out

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I’ve always hated making phone calls. People close to me know this. I’ve gotten better about it, but to this day, I still prefer other modes of communication when available. In fact, after texting became a thing, I rarely called my friends anymore. I’m pretty sure that even today, seeing an incoming call from me… Read more

6 Most Important Ingredients of Freelance Success

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As a freelancer, you want to be as successful as your role models, right? People who fancy a freelance lifestyle usually say that they enjoy more flexible schedules than regular employees working from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Of course, they (can) work from the comfort of their bed or sofa. They set their working… Read more

How to Get Better At Anything

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I started meditating on Thursday, January 31st, 2013. I haven’t missed a day since. My first few attempts were difficult. I wanted to quit. And in the past, when I had tried to make meditation a habit, I did quit. My first sincere effort at meditation occurred in the spring of 2006. At the time… Read more

This is How to Figure Out What to Do With Your Life

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The Passion Hypothesis In his excellent book, “So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love” (1), author Cal Newport explains what he calls “The Passion Hypothesis”: (…) to refer to the popular belief that the way to end up loving your career is to first figure… Read more