This article describes my experience of moving to Bali and how I work with a stateside team while I’m remote. I wanted to tell this story after I found out about a conference that happens here in Bali at the end of June called Running Remote 2019. I’m going to be attending and know I’ll […]
The life on an influencer can often look too good to be true. From each picture perfect location to the next, these bloggers, vloggers, instagrammers and the like jet to paradises around the world, being treated like VIPs and looking good while doing it. You only have to look around Bali and see the cafes […]
There is little more liberating than being able to call all the shots in your professional life. Running your own ship, making your own calls and curating your own calendar are just some of the glowing benefits of being a freelancer or entrepreneur. But with no one to hold you accountable when your productivity seems to wane, it can be a slippery slop to the shores of ‘slacking off’. And we’ve all been there…
When it comes to contract jobs, you’re getting booked not only for the skills you offer but because the client likes the way you operate. You’re getting booked because you ask the right amount of questions without being needy, because you are self-sufficient without being presumptuous, and because you are interested without being invasive. Learning these parameters and how to manipulate them is the key to success.
Terrible emails are part of the privilege of having an email address. But terrible, annoying and generic emails don’t convert to sales, whether it’s a product or yourself you’re selling. Nine times out of ten, a poorly written email ends up having wasted equal amounts of time for the sender as for the recipient. That’s hardly getting anyone paid.
Saying ‘yes’ is empowering, but saying ‘no’ should be too. It’s a tool for setting boundaries and warding off feelings of frustration, resentment and obligation. It’s a safeguard to keep us from over committing, under delivering and rushing toilet breaks. No one wants to do that.
When someone asks our story, we look up, away and to the side, mumble or reduce our achievements and dreams, horrified that if we communicate them too clearly we might jinx them – or worse, open them up to criticism. The same goes for writing our story down. So we avoid doing it, or doing it sincerely, because then if it sucks it’s easier to say we didn’t try.
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