The phrase ‘Do the next right thing’ is often used in recovery programs, but as a Freelancer, it’s a useful tool when it comes to feeling a little overwhelmed by the tasks that lay ahead.Read More
So, it’s been more than a month since my last post for Methodical (it’s even changed its name!) & as I sit down to write this entry, the self-discipline angel on my shoulder is politely reminding me to get on with it.
Since then, the creative but strict voice inside my head has been much quieter than it was during my initial period of freelance productivity.Read More
I am a Coffee fiend; most will say that they aren’t the nicest before their morning French Press… I’m positive I am the spawn of Asmodeus before I have had my morning brew (or third… it depends entirely on how late I went to bed the night before!). So, I am acutely aware of my addiction and how it impacts my life and work.
No project can start without a piping cup of the stuff in hand. It is simultaneously a blessing and a curse. My thoughts have even been immortalised in a quote from a dear friend of mine… I think it quite accurately sums up my relationship with the bean.
Most of us have wondered if we are on the right path, career-wise. Most of us have thought about sliding that letter of resignation to an flummoxed boss and leaving to a triumphant soundtrack… Don’t pretend you haven’t!Read More
With the prevalence of IMs, WhatsApp & memes, being able to hold down witty conversation (a la Jane Austen) is becoming harder and harder to master, affecting your ability to find work, or just hold a conversation. This is where networking can help you.
Ahh…. the humble networking event. Warm wine, stuffy suits and awkward conversations; an essential evil of freelance life. For many, a positively terrifying experience, but it shouldn’t have to be; be honest, how many of you go to an event like this, thrusting business cards into someone’s hands and shuffling, sullenly away?