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June 3

PERFECTIONISM

Do you fight your perfectionism every time you have to ship your finished work? Josh Spector offers these 5 ways to overcome your perfectionism:

  1. Define “perfect” without a reference to results.
  2. Share a work in progress.
  3. Set a failure or rejection goal.
  4. Check out the early work of someone you admire.
  5. Make something in a set time limit.

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June 2

BE A PRO FOR ONE HOUR

Don’t have time to be a full-time freelance pro? Well, then don’t blame yourself and be one for at least one hour a day, argues Steven Pressfield: “Guess what? I am writing full-time and it’s true … I can still only squeeze in an hour here and an hour there.”

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May 28

RE-OPEN EU

Re-open EU is a very useful guide for traveling between European countries. Just select the country of departure and your destination to see any remaining restrictions to follow.

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May 27

FREELANCE BUSINESS FOR WRITERS

If you are a freelance writer, copywriter, journalist or translator, the online conference Freelance Business for Writers organized by Elina Jutelyte and her Belgian Freelance Business Community on June 3-4 is a must. As always, its program is packed with experienced independent professionals, their talks and workshops, while the first 500 tickets are free and up for grabs!

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May 26

HOW TO FUTUREPROOF YOUR JOB

To futureproof our jobs against robots and AIs, we should focus on what makes us uniquely human rather than compete with the machines, argues tech journalist Kevin Roose in his uplifting TED video.

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May 25

THE ART OF SAYING “NO”

“Thank you for your invitation to host a fundraising dinner in the private room of a top London restaurant. I would rather die.” — and other collected pearls of wisdom how to decline an undesired invitation, by Richard Feynman, Ursula Le Guin and Kurt Vonnegut, among others.

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May 24

BOB DYLAN TURNS 80

Bob Dylan, arguably the most admired musician of the 20th century, turned 80 🎉 Dylan, who sold rights to all his songs last year, is still active as ever. To get a glimpse of the man himself, read Dylan’s acclaimed autobiography Chronicles, or watch Martin Scorsese’s documentary Rolling Thunder Revue. You can also learn from Dylan as a freelancer to prevent The #1 Amateur Mistake.

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May 21

“WHY NOT WORK IN THE CAR?”

A woman relocated her office to her car during lockdown, and she plans to continue working there, BBC reports. Donna Powell, a support worker from Nottingham, explains her innovation this way: “We see lots of people that do mobile working, they work on trains, they work in cafes, they work in restaurants, so why not in the car?”

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May 19

WELFARE-STATE ENTREPRENEURS

Sweden gives all employees time off to be entrepreneurs, as the World Economic Forum article explains: “For the last 20 or so years, workers in Sweden have enjoyed an unusual perk — a statutory right to take six months off and start their own business.” 🚀

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May 18

HOW ARE YOU?

Would you like to know how other freelancers around the world run their business and what troubles them most? Then join the 1,000+ freelancers participating in the first global study on freelancing organized at the University of Toronto. The form is open until June 15th, taking only about 15 minutes to complete.

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