Take Time to Think About What You Really Want

You might want something different in your career, relationship, finances or 100 other things. What we usually want is some kind of change we believe is better for us, as

January 27th, 2016|

Excitement, Motivation and Consistency

As 2016 breaks open, I’m drawn to memories of past years where the start of a new year created an excitement and motivation in me to take on the world.

January 7th, 2016|

Don’t freak out if life makes blogging a temporary challenge

I need to heed my own advice. I HAVE been freaking out about not blogging for awhile. Offline life sometimes needs to take priority and forces you to pause other

July 22nd, 2015|

Getting Organized with Google Sheets

It took a few contracts under my belt, but I eventually realized each new client brought with it a slew of new information I had to keep track of in order to work with them. From people to passwords, I quickly learned I could not keep it all in my head and needed a way to manage it.

June 5th, 2015|

Beware the Non-Compete Clause

Non-compete clauses are common agreements signed by freelancers and come in various forms. They can be presented as a standalone agreement or as a section called out in a larger

May 18th, 2015|

Choose Your Day and Walk with Victory

Do you remember “Choose your own ________” items from childhood? Fill in the blank with words like “story” or “adventure”. And then there were Mad Libs, the stories with blanks

April 28th, 2015|

Ambiguity is a Double-Edged Sword

Ambiguity. I can’t escape it. I face it each day. It is a double-edged sword. Work that comes with clear directions and a direct path to completion with all variables

April 13th, 2015|

2 Free Conference Tools for Remote Working

If you work remotely even occasionally, you'll eventually have a need to visually share a document or conduct a voice conference call. You may be familiar with a few options

February 24th, 2015|

3 Tips for Transitioning from a 9 to 5 Work Day

Have you recently left your 9-5 life to work for yourself from home? Now comes the part that many of us didn’t think too much about. Removing the 9-5 job removed our daily structure. In order to be effective and happy in our new role, we need to create that structure for ourselves. This is challenging for some people and the following 3 tips to help you make the shift are an easy way to get started.

February 19th, 2015|

4 Elements of a Daily Work Journal and Why You Should Keep One

Keeping a daily work journal when you are on a contract with a client is an easy way to keep a history of your experiences on the project and manage

February 6th, 2015|