Not Just Fun and Games: Why the Best Way to Do Great Work is to Slack Off

    Photo Credit: “Foosball at Work” by Al Abut. Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY-SA 2.0. Working hard is one of the supposed defining characteristics of freelancers, remote workers, solopreneurs, and startup founders. We take pride in our ability to stay glued to our laptops for 10-12 hours a day. We take pride in […]

Strong Body, Strong Mind: The Incredible Brain-Boosting Power of Exercise

  During the winter, when it’s cold and dark and snowy and icy and whatnot, it’s very tempting to just stay inside all day – to get home from work, curl up on the couch, and spend your evening watching reruns of The Big Bang Theory. And while nobody truly enjoys the idea of going […]

You Are What You Eat: How Your Diet Impacts Your Mood and Productivity

  It’s no secret that the mind and body are connected. And while us knowledge industry workers should know full well that we ought to take care of ourselves and eat right, it’s not always easy to put that into practice. We lead busy lives, and preparing proper, healthy meals for ourselves can be a […]

The 5 Stages of Working From Home, Told in GIFs

Working from home is both the best and the worst. And if you’ve been a home-based worker for any stretch of time, you’ve no doubt encountered the many joys and sorrows that come with having your office in the same location as the place where you eat/sleep/watch TV/ spend time with your family etc etc […]

Beating the December Slump: How to Fill Your Sales Pipeline & Stay Booked This Holiday Season

Raise your hand if this sounds familiar: “It’s Black Friday today! There’s no point in looking for new clients until the New Year.” It’s often tempting to think that December is a dead month, that there’s no point in pitching your ideal clients because they’re going to be on vacation/ wrapping up work before going […]

Working Remotely and Getting Stuff Done: Advanced Productivity Hacks for Location-Independent Professionals

  When working remotely, the unstructured nature of your work environment can make it a struggle to get stuff done. Distractions like food, laundry, and television can throw your schedule into complete disarray, leading to rushed project work, unmet deadlines, a poor work-life balance, and more. There’s no shortage of challenges that can stop you […]