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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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...