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7 Deadly Social Media Sins That Will Kill Your Personal Brand

7 Deadly Social Media Sins That Will Kill Your Personal Brand | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
 Until Facebook and its ilk came along and spoiled things, I had personal branding all figured out.  I could easily make any CEO, celebrity or celebrated author look and sound brilliant in traditional media.  As long as clients didn't do anything horrifically embarrassing between board meetings, movie premieres and book releases, I made certain their…
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10 Things That Totally Suck About Being a Solopreneur

10 Things That Totally Suck About Being a Solopreneur | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
If these 10 reasons don't totally scare you off, check out this year's Paradise Pack and get access to the Location Rebel Affiliate Marketing Blueprint! I don't promote many sales like this, but I'...
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The Smarter Way to Set Freelance Writing Rates: Why You Should Avoid Hourly Work

The Smarter Way to Set Freelance Writing Rates: Why You Should Avoid Hourly Work | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
The following is an excerpt from Breaking the Time Barrier: How to Unlock Your True Earning Potential, a free ebook offered by our friends at Freshbooks.
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How to Handle a Career Transition

How to Handle a Career Transition | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Depending on why you are choosing, or have chosen, to switch careers you may be facing a variety of emotions — but it’s a safe bet that they will include both exhilaration and trepidation.
Finding your feet in a new field can take time.
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Should Writers Respond to Comments on Their Articles?

Should Writers Respond to Comments on Their Articles? | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
When I first started writing, everyone always warned me to stay far, far away from the comments. Perhaps I’m narcissistic—or a glutton for punishment—but I found it nearly impossible to stop myself from checking in.
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A Brief Guide to Quitting a Bad Habit

By Leo Babauta There aren’t many of us who don’t have some bad habit we’d like to quit: smoking, sweets, shopping, nail-biting, porn, excessive checking of phones or social media, other distractions … The problem is that we think we don’t have the...
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Following the Hunch: How to Make Freelancing Into a Durable Business

Take control of the cash flow and let the clients come to you.
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This algorithm is designed to measure the creativity of a painting

This algorithm is designed to measure the creativity of a painting | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
From Picasso’s "The Young Ladies of Avignon" to Munch’s "The Scream", what was it about these paintings that arrested people’s attention upon viewing them, that cemented them in the canon of art history as iconic works?
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Michelangelo on Poverty, Creative Integrity, and the Right Not To Be Interrupted

Michelangelo on Poverty, Creative Integrity, and the Right Not To Be Interrupted | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
“I do not know which is better, the ill that helps or the good that harms.” Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, poet, architect, and engineer Michelangelo (March 6, 1475–February 18, 1564) is celebrated as one of the greatest and most...
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Worried About What You’re Not Doing

By Leo Babauta
In any given moment, many of us are thinking about what we’re not doing.
We feel guilty that we’re not doing more. Worried that we’re not as productive as we could be. Guilty that we procrastinate.
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Full-time workers vs. the 'gig economy': Why have employees at all?

Full-time workers vs. the 'gig economy': Why have employees at all? | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
The traditional employment relationship is good for employees, society, and companies smart enough to build their competitive success on their people.
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Focus On What You Can Do, Not What You Should Do

Focus On What You Can Do, Not What You Should Do | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
You know those moments when you’ve gobbled up an entire pizza and you mutter, with sauce still dribbling down your lips, “I shoulda ate only one slice?
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6 Signs You Were Destined To Work For Yourself

Working for yourself is so IN right now. Everywhere you look you see a new
start up, or freelancer emerging from the corporate world.
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Inside Spotify's Plan To Take On Apple Music

Inside Spotify's Plan To Take On Apple Music | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
We keep hearing things like "human-curated" and "machine listening," but what does it actually mean for you?
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How To Create Your Own Mini-Retreat

How To Create Your Own Mini-Retreat | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Make the most of even a little time away with these tips for carving out space to think.
In early 2014, when I was finishing up a draft of a novel, I faced a common writer's dilemma.
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The Insecure World of Freelancing - Yahoo News UK

The Insecure World of Freelancing - Yahoo News UK | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
When Sara Horowitz founded the Freelancers Union in 1995, there was already evidence that the structure of people's work lives was changing. Horowitz, a union organizer and labor lawyer by training, assumed that other industries would follow.
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Scientific Proof That Your Gut Is Best At Making Decisions

Scientific Proof That Your Gut Is Best At Making Decisions | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
New research suggests that trusting your gut may be more valuable than parsing a pile of facts.
There are two over-arching kinds of decision making. One requires research and careful thought as to probable outcomes.
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How tech can transform your business

How tech can transform your business | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Mashable's latest #BizChatsTwitter chat, sponsored by HP Matter discussed how tech innovation is disrupting industries and the ways business owners can embrace these changes See also: Learn how innovation impacts your business ideas in our next...
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14 signs you’re ready to go freelance

14 signs you’re ready to go freelance | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
See ya, bitchy colleagues and boring meetings. Bring on working from home and freshly-baked cookies at 3pm.
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Why the traditional ad agency is a dying breed

Why the traditional ad agency is a dying breed | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
This article is part of SWOT Team, a series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public relations.
Type the phrase “the ad agency is dead” into Google and you'll get more than 47 million results.
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4 reasons you're much more qualified for your dream job than you think

4 reasons you're much more qualified for your dream job than you think | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
A client of mine recently discovered an exciting position and immediately said to me, "I want to apply for this." We worked together to polish up her resume, pull together a cover letter, and come up with a set of strong responses to frequently...
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The Scientific Case For Taking A Two-Hour Lunch Break

The Scientific Case For Taking A Two-Hour Lunch Break | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
"It's so much easier to remember the big picture, what matters, and what's your most important desire when you literally step away." Taking a long lunch seems like a surefire way to get behind in your work, but the practice can actually boost your...
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4 Habits of Highly Successful Solopreneurs

4 Habits of Highly Successful Solopreneurs | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Solopreneurs are a new breed of traditional freelancers, and are leading the future of enterprise work....
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The Difference Between a Solopreneur and a Side-Gigger (Infographic)

The Difference Between a Solopreneur and a Side-Gigger (Infographic) | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
30 million people - young and old, men and women, part-time and full-time -- work as freelancers or independent workers in America.
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