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Do you feel stuck in your career? Creative coach Mark McGuinness has great business advice for that: Forget the career ladder. Start creating assets. Honestly, it is an outstanding strategy for anyone involved in the booming creator economy.
312 freelancers from 37 countries have signed up for our today’s Freelance Friends online event so far!
Many of them are based outside Europe: 44 in USA, 11 in Canada, 5 in Australia, and there is also New Zealand, UAE, Brazil, Chile, South Africa or Singapore.
If you want to join us today from 3 to 8 PM (CET), fill out our last-minute sign-up form.
With this event, we’re going global 🌍
“You almost certainly can't consistently do the kind of work that demands serious mental focus for more than about three or four hours a day,” claims Oliver Burkeman in his time-managment article The three-or-four-hours rule for getting creative work done. He reaches a logical conclusion:
“Ringfence three or four hours of undisturbed focus (ideally when your energy levels are highest). Stop assuming that the way to make progress on your most important projects is to work for longer. … Just focus on protecting four hours – and don't worry if the rest of the day is characterised by the usual scattered chaos.”
Do you know what the most trending app is among freelance geeks for taking notes and organizing knowledge? You may be hearing it for the first time, so make a mental note: Roam Research — Zettelkasten-ready, cloud-based, super-smart, highly engaging and useful. You can try a month for free.
The event will feature Elina Jutelyte (founder of Freelance Business Month), Robert Vlach (founder of Freelancing.eu), Ed Goodman (founder of Freelance Heroes), and Sarah de Heusch (of Smart cooperative). Anyone can join online via Zoom — just fill out the registration form.
Working hard all the time is a virtue, right? Well, it depends. Venkatesh Rao argues that if you are under strain and great pressure, lowering your standards for a while to buy time and restore your energy may be the smartest thing to do.
On the other hand, Benek Lisefski suggests that lowering the overall quality is not an option as it may easily damage your reputation and clients. However, there may always be other areas where lowering standards is quite OK.
111 freelancers from 11 European countries have already signed up to e-meet Mark McGuinness, Barbora Baronova and Adam Zbiejczuk as speakers at our upcoming free online event titled simply Freelance Friends.
🙋♂️ Join us next Tuesday, October 19, from 3 to 8 PM to enjoy the three talks, Q&As, and networking with other friendly freelancers. Just fill out a simple 20-second sign-up form — and you’re in!
Paranoid about the legal aspects of freelancing? Here is a helpful overview of various risks: Avoid these common legal headaches.
Sherlock Holmes is the most famous independent professional of all time. So here’s a fun fact: The fictional detective had a real-life secretary, who answered thousands of fan letters that were pouring into 221b Baker Street, 1843 Magazine reports. For example:
“We couldn’t possibly send a picture of Sherlock Holmes, because that might cause him problems if he were recognised in the street. As a detective, he obviously has to remain anonymous.”