Posts Tagged with "work"

5 Productivity Hacks to Help You Juggle Multiple Projects

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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5 Productivity Hacks to Help You Juggle Multiple Projects

“We should do a podcast.” “I want to start teaching.” Googles “photography as a side hustle” “Should we write a script together?” Readers, this is how I get into trouble.  There’s so much to do in life and I take massive, mouth-watering bites of it. Later, I realize I’ve bitten off more than I can […]

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When Prospective Employers Want Your Full Attention… And Also Your Soul?!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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When Prospective Employers Want Your Full Attention… And Also Your Soul?!

“We desire your undivided passion. We want all of your focus. We expect you to give everything for the role and for our business.” This is from an actual job advertisement I came across recently. I was looking for part-time work to fit in alongside my existing projects, and it felt as if every other […]

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Don’t let anyone shame you for having a day job.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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Don’t let anyone shame you for having a day job.

From my early- to mid-twenties I was a full-time technical writer who had big dreams of becoming a full-time freelance or creative writer someday. And I looked at my technical job as an asset, not a roadblock, to that dream. My plan was to freelance in my spare time, then save enough money until I […]

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How to Change Your Life with One Small Move

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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How to Change Your Life with One Small Move

Recently, the principles of Feng Shui—an ancient Chinese art which advocates a system of placement within a space to harmonize various energies—became incredibly important to me. (By sheer coincidence, there was an unpleasant job I didn’t want to do, and spending the afternoon rearranging my office seemed preferable.) After some time browsing Feng Shui websites, […]

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How to Recover After a Setback

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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How to Recover After a Setback

This year I’ve experienced a constant stream of setbacks, of varying degrees of seriousness: minor administrative life hassle, major family tragedy, missed career opportunities, painful emotional entanglements, idiotic breakages, unexpected financial demands. At times, it’s felt as if the universe was sending me regular doses of deliberate punishment. Each problem on its own wouldn’t be […]

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Announcing a New Course on Building a Multipotentialite-Friendly Career!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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Announcing a New Course on Building a Multipotentialite-Friendly Career!

Are you one of those multipotentialites who's super proud to be a multipod, but hasn't quite figured out how to make it work in a real, practical, financially sustainable, way? Check out my new course: Work Your Work! A Crash Course on Building a Multipotentialite-Friendly Career. It comes out Tuesday, October 30.

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How to Write a Resume When Yours Doesn’t Make Sense

Monday, July 16, 2018

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How to Write a Resume When Yours Doesn’t Make Sense

I loathe writing resumes. Everything about it bothers me: the tediousness, the constricting feeling, the frustration of not being able to express myself… It’s a truly awful way to spend time. I’m comforted that I’m not alone in this hatred for resumes. I’ve heard many multipotentialites complain that it’s a tremendous point of pain for […]

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How to Find Your Purpose When What You Do…Is “Everything”?

Monday, April 30, 2018

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How to Find Your Purpose When What You Do…Is “Everything”?

Hey guys, it’s Emilie. A quick note before we get on with today’s fantastic guest post. I tend to shy away from discussions about “purpose.” The word is so often used in a narrow, restrictive, singular sense (i.e. her purpose is to be a pilot, his purpose is to be a playwright, etc.) The conventional […]

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