One of the things we often have to worry about when self-employed is the fact that work can so easily take over life. Business owners and freelancer often find themselves working ALL the time. This can cause problems with relationships and even result in forgetting what you do it all for in the first place. As […]

Somewhere along the line, we become safe when we set goals and work toward the future. We stop stretching ourselves in order to avoid failure and “be realistic.” But are these actions really helping you succeed? Are there ways you could improve your business (or even your life) by trying to go a little farther […]

One of the things I love about living a freelance lifestyle is the fact that I can choose my own work schedule. Many people start their own businesses because they want to control their schedules and work on their own terms. Sometimes, though, it doesn’t always work out that way. If you run a business […]

As a business owner, one of the most important things you can do for yourself is get enough sleep. Unfortunately, we don’t often think about sleep that way. Too often, when we are starting or growing a company, we decide that sleep is something we can do without. However, it’s important to realize that sleep […]

When was the last time you exercised? If you’re busy starting a business or working on a side gig, you might think that you don’t have time to add exercise to your schedule. However, that might be a mistake. You might be surprised to learn that working out can actually contribute to your successful lifestyle […]

We all procrastinate sometimes. It can be hard to find the motivation to move forward. There are times you might not even realize you are procrastinating. Just because you are busy, it doesn’t mean you are accomplishing anything. In fact, you might be choosing less important tasks to be busy with in order to avoid […]

It’s been more than a decade since I’ve had a “real” job. When I first started as a freelancer, there weren’t very many people working from home. Since that time, though, the landscape has changed. There is a lot of talk about the death of the traditional 9-to-5, and increasingly that seems likely. After all, […]

Part of running a profitable business is having the right tools at your disposal. The right freelancing tools can help you automate your business, create systems, scale and make sure you get paid. Fortunately, the internet has made it easy and cost effective to use freelancing tools in an effort to make sure that things […]

One thing many seasoned freelancers credit for their financial success is the idea of a client audit. The notion is simple: you periodically look at your freelance client roster to decide who stays and who goes. Yes, you read that correctly. A client audit helps you determine which clients to let go of. You may […]

It seems like there’s always another distraction. We live in a world where just about everything is accessible immediately, and it’s really hard not to take advantage. Not only that, but with smartphones in our hands it’s practically impossible to have any distraction-free time. Bored standing in line at the grocery store? Waiting at the […]

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