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…
Most successful people will tell you their satisfaction was derived not from reaching the goal itself, but from the pursuit of the goal. From their hard work and perseverance through stormy waters, doubt, naysayers and uncertainty. That’s what they look back on. And that’s what makes their accomplishments so gratifying. Everything after that is just the reward.
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.
I was strolling the beach the other day with the bird discussing life and this strange reality we’ve found ourselves living in. She was telling me about a friend back home who recently quit her job because it was making her miserable. Respect. For the sake of the story, we’ll call the bird Šárka because […]
Have you the itch? A desire to drop everything and pursue life as a digital nomad? Are you tired of gazing at perfectly manicured Instagram handles designed to induce envy? Is it working? It’s kind of working. Do you want to live your life in the tropics where you can surf perfect blue peeling waves […]
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.
You will probably have already heard how cool it is to be a digital nomad, that it’s all about being able to work from wherever, whenever you want and to travel as much as you like. Yes, this is definitely a big part of it, but not the only one. In my experience as a […]
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