4 Best Ways to Increase Creativity for Freelancers

4 Best Ways to Increase Creativity for Freelancers

Mental Health, Mindset, Productivity Hacks
Freelancers are inherently multi-taskers having to do the technical work and manage all the business affairs.  Here's some simple steps to help increase creativity for busy freelancers. 1. Walk Walking is likely the best form of exercise simply because it isn't really exercise.  Our bodies are made and designed to walk forward, to keep at it one step at a time. One can argue that the same can be said of running, but I beg to differ. If we walk we can get to any place, no matter how long it takes because walking is something that using just the right about of energy to accomplish a goal -- getting from point A to point B. In a lifetime, you're likely to walk over 118,000 miles!  Be sure to remember…
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Some Free Ways to Stay Healthy as a Work at Home Freelancer

Some Free Ways to Stay Healthy as a Work at Home Freelancer

Freelancer How-To, Mental Health, Physical Health
Freelancing can be a lonely business, especially folks like us who work at home.  With the internet tools it's a double-edge sword -- on the one hand I can have meetings and do demos over video conferencing software, but on the other hand, working at home can be isolating. I quit my full-time job over 2 years ago now.  It wasn't the easiest start for me I must admit in the beginning and it was big change for me in both my mindset and my schedule. I had to fill my schedule (or at least I thought I had to) in order to "keep busy".  I had this feeling like I had to work just as hard or rather had to work the same hours (which turned out to not…
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5 Things You Notice When You Quit Your Job

5 Things You Notice When You Quit Your Job

Mental Health
Many people fantasize about quitting their jobs.  Most of us don't have the luxury to.  But many of us don't know the full consequences when one finally makes the decision to quit.  This is my story of what I experienced and maybe you can learn from this to better inform your decision before you quit your job.   I quit my job in the spring of 2014. I did it for many reasons including the desire to be closer to home (my commute was over 3 hours a day).  I also did it because I just felt like it.  While I didn't have the guts to do it my 20's, I certainly was more financially stable to do it in the early 30's.  So even though it was a long…
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