Posts tagged career
How I'm Currently Organizing My Daily Schedule

I’ve always gravitated toward a steady routine in order to feel productive throughout the day. This mentality stems from university where I really didn’t have a lot of time between classes to get my essays done.

To stay on top of everything I would schedule my months in advance and set aside specific times devoted to assignments. Doing this made it so much easier keep track of everything that was due without scrambling last minute to get it done. Needless to say, I never missed a deadline.

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Running A Freelance Business With Anna Considine

Today’s interview is with an online creative that I have been following since early 2017. Anna has been a motivating and inspiring example in the way I want to run my own business, so I thought it would be incredibly interesting to get a bit of in-depth information about her process. From mental health to the freelancing lifestyle, she has shown me the importance of authenticity and perseverance when it comes to achieving your goals.

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Simple Tips For Getting Your Freelance Writing Business Off The Ground

Starting a business isn’t easy, especially one as specific as content writing. However, there are a few simple methods that you can use to get your small business off the ground. After about two months of really focusing on growth and outreach, I’ve worked with two clients and am currently having a few other business reach out to me. While there’s always more to learn, I thought it would be helpful for anyone else going through this journey if I shared a bit of what I’ve found works best for me at the moment.

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4 Ways To Inspire Yourself

I’ve always had a hard time inspiring myself. Often, I’ll look to others who seem much more successful than I am for some secret that I just can’t tap into. Answers are more satisfying than the journey of discovering them, which can lead me (and, I’m sure others) to feeling a bit lost when the inspiration and motivation isn’t quite there to achieve your goals. For today’s post I wanted to offer a few ways that you can inspire yourself so that you don’t always have to turn to others for the necessary affirmation of your journey.

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Why I Don't Subscribe To the Girlboss Mentality

It’s taken me a very long time in my freelance writing journey to consider myself “the boss”. However, at the end of the day, that’s exactly what I am and what I need to be in order to get things done. I have to be both the CEO and the employee—one guiding the other the do the work necessary to reach the end goal. The notion of being the boss in your small business was always somewhat of an afterthought for me, but with the rise of the Girlboss movement, it really made me think about how I want to approach my professional life.

I find that we are inundated with ideas of how you should be acting or thinking when it comes to being an entrepreneur, but none of them feel right for me. So I thought I would write a post about why I don’t subscribe to the Girlboss mentality in case anyone is feeling just as much uncertainty about it.

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Why You Should Be Blogging

Whether you’re a freelance business owner or just a creative person, managing a blog is one of the best things you can do for your professional and personal life. I often hear talk about how blogging is dead, but at the end of the day, blogging is just another form of communication online and that will never truly be overdone. There is always need for connection and creativity, so don’t be put off by the idea that the effort you are putting in to regular blog posts is pointless.

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What Working From Home Actually Looks Like

Let’s face it, working from home is great if you’re an introvert like I am. There was nothing more luxurious and comfortable to me than the thought of leaving my 9-5 office job and working from home, creating my own hours, and just doing what I wanted with my time. While I can still agree that there isn’t any other work lifestyle I would enjoy as much, there are a few aspects about working from home that I didn’t expect. It wasn’t until I started experiencing them for myself did I recognize that, no matter what, nothing will ever be ideal and you should always manage your expectations when it comes to finding the right path for you.

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The 3 Basic Steps Of Becoming A Freelance Writer

I am by no means an expert when it comes to running a freelance business or even really knowing all the twists and turns that come along with the title. I’m (in my mind) only a month in to being officially a content writing business owner, however, I have learned a few basic things about the process in my previous 2 years of freelance writing. Not to mention the countless hours I’ve spent researching every minute detail that goes into getting setup and started so that the business can be as effective as possible.

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Learning How To Trust Your Gut

A good question to ask yourself when it comes to trusting your gut is why, during moments of doubt or hesitation, you are convincing yourself that everything is fine. The reason for not following your desires might surprise you and provide some enlightenment that can drastically improve your life. As I mentioned above, I tend to placate those around me, so whenever I try to justify uncomfortable situations it’s usually with external opinions in mind. Whatever your reason for convincing yourself that your instincts are valid, be sure to question it as soon as you notice yourself dismissing a red flag.

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3 Necessities When You Work From Home

Anyone who knows me knows that working from home is the dream for me. Having access to a personal washroom, a kitchen with all your favourite food, and a comfy couch to sit on for your lunch break are just a few of the perks of running your own business and working remotely. However, after months of being within the same four walls for both work and personal time, I’ve learned that there are a few necessities you should have to make the experience that much more comfortable and efficient.

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I'm Starting A Newsletter!

After years of hearing about the importance of starting a newsletter I decided it was time that I hopped on that bandwagon. It seems like everyone and their mother has a newsletter right now, but for a long time I never really understood what the point of one was if I was running a blog and putting out free content. However, after a bit of research and listening to a few podcasts about them later, I now understand that the easiest and most effective way to build a community and really connect with people online through my blog is by reaching out via email.

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Why I (Sometimes) Suck At Being Productive

Productivity isn’t always easy for me, especially when I’m in a loud or disruptive environment. This is one of the reasons why I don’t thrive in offices—there’s just too much going on and I get distracted very easily. I need to be able to sit in silence, put my head down, and get work done. Unfortunately, that isn’t always my situation and I often find myself succumbing to distractions that are preventing me from achieving everything I want to. For today’s post I wanted to talk a bit about why it’s sometimes hard for me to be as productive as I would like to and what might be a good solution for anyone else that is struggling with this too.

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Never Not Working Shouldn't Be The Norm

The past few years have taught me a lot about what it means to be an adult and what productivity actually looks like. In school we are told that eight hours out of your day, five days a week, need to be strictly devoted to “working”, whether that be for your job or for your education. The rise of the internet and the ability to work from wherever, whenever, has completely changed what productivity looks like and has made our past notions of it seem incredibly antiquated.

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How To Start Committing To Yourself

2018 and 2019 have been years where I learned a lot about myself—somethings good, some bad. The most prevalent thing that seems to have always come up through various therapy sessions, journal entries, and conversations with friends or family is that I have a hard time committing to myself. I have no problem doing it for others (I’ve been in a 6 year relationship that’s still going strong) or for someone else’s company (I worked in a big corporation for 3 years and did really well), but when it comes to me and my needs I tend to leave those by the wayside.

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Why Blogging Regularly Isn't Easy

I haven’t been the most consistent blogger out there and my inability to stick to a schedule has always upset me. However, throughout my years of on-and-off blogging, I’ve realized that it isn’t as easy to do it regularly as some people might have you believe. While it is something I love to do and, in a way, is my hobby, sometimes I just can’t find the energy or inspiration to do it. So, for today’s post I wanted to talk a little bit about why blogging regularly isn’t always easy.

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Things Are Changing...Again

If you read my blog regularly then you might have noticed that my weekly number of posts has decreased significantly since the beginning of the year. That’s because things have been changing for me, somewhat rapidly, in the last few weeks. Change is something I always tend to fear and move away from, but I also know that at times it’s necessary in order to get from where I am to where I need to be. My recent motto during tough moments throughout the day where I feel my anxiety spiking is “the only way out is through”, forcing me to understand that there isn’t always a loophole to void the shitty things in life. Sometimes you need to just push through to the other side.

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5 Ways To Start Fresh

It seems like I’m always starting fresh this time of the year. There’s something about April that brings out the urge to switch things up and move on to something new, whether that be leaving a job, preparing to move to a different country, starting therapy, or potentially starting a new job. As someone who gets very nervous about change of any kind, this time of the year allows me to revel in it with a little less fear than I’m used to, making the prospect of starting fresh enticing and exhilarating.

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