At first pass, the hedonistic, glam world of rock music seems an unlikely place for a practising Stoic.
But, then you reflect on the impossible highs and lows of life on the road; the shapeless, twilight, drudgery of tour-bus life and it begins to make sense.
Continue reading “Rock ‘n’ roll ‘n’ stoicism – @HurricaneNita”
Are you a freelancer or an entrepreneur? Seth Godin challenges us on a big, important question.
Is there really any difference? …
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I’m catching up on recent posts. Execupundit offers insight on business strategy…
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Power can be complicated for freelancers and independents. You have power over your own business, but on client projects your power can less clear, jeopardising your ability to deliver.
How can you ensure you have the power you need to achieve the task in hand?
Continue reading “Power and the independent professional”
Still stressed? The Times tells us today that a walk in the park beats stress.
And, there’s a formula…
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How you dress is super-important for a freelancer. In the client’s office you need to fit in and get things done. But, you also need to command respect and carry an air of authority.
Can clothing really be a super-power? Even in the most casual work environments, a jacket can give you a subtle edge.
But, where do you start? The single or double-breasted world of blazers, jackets and lounge suits – bespoke, made-to-measure or off-the-peg – can seem absurdly complicated.
Continue reading “7 style sources for suits and jackets”
Stress is an everyday feature of work, whether you’re freelance
/ self-employed or an employee of another business.
Prolonged stress is exhausting. It messes with your sleep
and it messes with your thought-processes. As a result, you make more mistakes
and feel increasingly out of control leading, of course, to even greater stress.
If you work from home, those feelings can sometimes be
compounded by being alone – either through an explicit feeling of loneliness or,
more insidiously, through having no colleagues to vent, laugh or commiserate with.
What to do?
Continue reading “Feeling stressed? You should get out more”
Winning work is an ongoing challenge for freelancers. As an employee, someone’s always passing you the next project. But, as an independent, you need to be selling and delivering at the same time.
How is that possible?
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When you’re an independent, especially if you’re working home alone, starting a new project can seem inordinately difficult.
Chris Foley shares a useful perspective from Julia Cameron:
Continue reading “Is it writer’s block or simply procrastination?”
This is an interesting and sensible ruling in a case of freelance vs employed. A tribunal has ruled that TV presenter Lorraine Kelly “was not employed by ITV, but performs as her ‘chatty’ TV persona.”
From the BBC report:
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