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A Simple Exercise to Overcome Motivational Barriers

A Simple Exercise to Overcome Motivational Barriers | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
  Have you ever wanted to know why it is you manage to talk yourself out of taking action on goals you were originally excited about? It’s so frustrating isn’t it?
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The Freelancer’s Soundtrack: 10 Songs That Will Help You Get in the Zone | The Freelancer, by Contently

The Freelancer’s Soundtrack: 10 Songs That Will Help You Get in the Zone | The Freelancer, by Contently | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
To get in the zone, athletes listen to music while they warm-up, subconsciously auditioning for the next Beats by Dre headphones commercial as they coolly nod their heads. If you're a freelancer trying to write that first draft, what would you listen to?
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5 Ways Smart Companies Are Creating Workspaces Millennials Want

5 Ways Smart Companies Are Creating Workspaces Millennials Want | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Want to attract and retain top talent? Make your office millennial-friendly.
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The 30 Day Freelance Lifestyle E-Course at The Freelance Lifestyle

The 30 Day Freelance Lifestyle E-Course at The Freelance Lifestyle | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Want to be a freelance success? You don't have to go it alone!
The thought of going freelance is exciting and a little bit terrifying, right?Does the below sound familiar?
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Why You Can and Should Charge Extra for Rush Jobs

Why You Can and Should Charge Extra for Rush Jobs | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
I’ve had my share of rush jobs. They usually end up as anxiety-filled hours of torture. In certain cases, rush jobs can actually be fulfilling because there’s no time for creative changes—the client has to take your work as is.
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If You Keep Texting, Your Head Will Fall Off

If You Keep Texting, Your Head Will Fall Off | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
"It is an epidemic. Or, at least, it's very common," New York-based spine surgeon Kenneth Hansraj told The Washington Post last week.
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21 Ways to Overcome Networking Awkwardness

If the thought of going to a networking event makes you cringe, you are not alone. But you can do something about it.
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C.S. Lewis on Why We Read

C.S. Lewis on Why We Read | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
How great books both change us and make us more ourselves.

"A book is a heart that only beats in the chest of another," Rebecca Solnit wr
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Best Ways to Use Your Time When Business is Slow

Best Ways to Use Your Time When Business is Slow | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Plan ahead for the best ways to use your time when business is slow. Rather than being the first step toward oblivion, a slow period can be a step up.
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How to Get Your First 1,000 Followers on Every Major Social Network

How to Get Your First 1,000 Followers on Every Major Social Network | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
You’re taking the dive into a new social network, or you’re itching to grow your existing profile. You’ve got a social media strategy in place and a plan in mind. You’re raring to go. What wo…
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7 Ways Freelancers Outside the U.S. Can Stand Out and Land More Writing Jobs

7 Ways Freelancers Outside the U.S. Can Stand Out and Land More Writing Jobs | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Freelancing offers opportunities for writers around the world, but much of the information for writers online is U.S.-focused.
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How To Deal With 5 Common Awkward Conversational Moments

How To Deal With 5 Common Awkward Conversational Moments | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Always find yourself stuck in awkward moments? Don't get discouraged—here's how to get through them, dignity intact.
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How to Avoid Drowning in Your Financials

Small business dashboards make managing finances easy, leaving you time to tend to the issues you're more passionate about.
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What Black Friday Can Teach You About Running a Small Business

What Black Friday Can Teach You About Running a Small Business | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Love it or hate it, Black Friday is a popular shopping day for many consumers.The 24 hours following Thanksgiving have a palpable energy in the retail world. Black Friday got its name because it is t…
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Millennials’ best investment is paying student loans - The Boston Globe

Millennials’ best investment is paying student loans - The Boston Globe | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Those in the millennial generation began their adult lives by witnessing one of the greatest financial crashes in history. It would be unsurprising, therefore, if millennials avoided the stock market, much as their grandparents did after the Great Depression. Yet Morgan Housel, writing in The Wall Street Journal, warns millennials not to overdo it on the risk aversion. He points out that young Americans are avoiding the stock market and advises them to jump in.
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Ask a Freelancer: What Formula Should I Use to Calculate My Freelance Rate?

Ask a Freelancer: What Formula Should I Use to Calculate My Freelance Rate? | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
I’ve been hearing a lot about writing rates; they’re all different and I’m really confused. What’s the appropriate rate for a freelance writer who has been working since 2012?
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5 Ways to Make Your Workspace More Productive - Live in the Grey

5 Ways to Make Your Workspace More Productive - Live in the Grey | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Is Your Office Grand Central or Penn Station?
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12 podcasts that will tell you a fantastic story

12 podcasts that will tell you a fantastic story | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
It's official — the popular podcast Serial has surpassed 5 million downloads, making it the fastest podcast of all time to reach this milestone.
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The Social Media Apps in Every Entrepreneur's Toolkit (Infographic)

Facebook and Twitter are getting more use than ever. Pinterest? Not so much.
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Kierkegaard on the Individual vs. the Crowd, Why We Conform, and the Power of the Minority

Kierkegaard on the Individual vs. the Crowd, Why We Conform, and the Power of the Minority | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
"Truth always rests with the minority ... because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength o
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How to write emails people want to reply to

Whether you were asking for a testimonial from an industry A-lister, making an introduction to a potential client, or probing the mind of someone you admire, we've all cold-emailed people we didn't know to ask for something.
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​Use One Lunch Hour to Network Instead of Your Usual Routine

​Use One Lunch Hour to Network Instead of Your Usual Routine | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Many of us take lunch breaks with friends, or whoever we get along with best in the office. If you're still working your way up in your career, dedicate that time to initiating and developing new professional relationships instead.
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5 Predictions for the Freelance Economy in 2015

5 Predictions for the Freelance Economy in 2015 | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
As we’ve written about previously, the freelance movement is in full swing as businesses and workers engage in more flexible, on-demand work arrangements. And while this labor transformation has been well discussed during the last year, the real question is what will the future look like? What should companies and [...]
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WALL-E & Why You Should Embrace Creative Wandering

WALL-E & Why You Should Embrace Creative Wandering | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
On the commentary track (around 5:11) for Pixar’s animated film, WALL-E, director and writer Andrew Stanton discusses how the creative process can sometimes lead you to unexpected places and hard decisions:    I always sort of always equate story...
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