How to Set Quarterly Goals

A 5 step process to set and achieve your quarterly goals.

photo credit: Twistiti “Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.” – Soren Kierkegaard As people try to get through the day, it’s sometimes quite easy to get so focused on the tasks that have to be done that we’re not taking the time to enjoy our life. There is… Read more

Working from home has many, many advantages. Comfy environments, no commute, to name a few. However, working from home also comes with just as many disadvantages. It’s easy to become distracted, the pay is never guaranteed, and it can get quite lonely. However, one of the worst parts about being a home worker for me… Read more

Break ideas to quickly restore your mind at work

This post was written by Ramsay of The Daily Mind. “Be fluid. Treat each project differently. Be water, man. The best style is no style. Because styles can be figured out. And when you have no style they can’t figure you out.” – Jay-Z Jay-Z is one of the most successful rappers in history. He… Read more

photo credit: Irina Souiki This week I’ve been trying something new. Instead of making a todo list for the day and hammering out as many items as I can before the 5 ‘o clock whistle, I’m participating in what I like to call “Binge Productivity”. In a nutshell, Binge Productivity is working productively on whatever… Read more

photo credit: kogakure. No workspace is complete without a Samurai long sword. There’s no getting around it. Working environments are one of the biggest factors that affect how productive we can be throughout the day. There’s a major difference between spending time in a tidy, aesthetic area or a bowling alley dumpster. It may have… Read more

photo credit: misterbisson  Just wanted to share a little food for thought this Sunday evening. A very important article has been written by the New York Times showing the hazards of being a web worker. Without boundaries and carefult attention to our Internet usage, we can quickly find our health declining. Prolific blogger Om Malik, who suffered… Read more

“If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves.”- Lane Kirkland Everyone knows the business norms: work from 9-5, sit in a cubicle, drink bad coffee, and complain about the boss. Fortunately, as freelancers we don’t have to deal with these any more. But unfortunately, we’ve… Read more

Update: Comments have unknowingly been broken around here for the past couple days, but it looks like we’ve got ’em working again! Sorry for the inconvenience… comment at will! In last week’s post about making our workdays more relaxed, I made the statement that Saturday is a great day to work. After letting that remark… Read more

photo credit: elle_rigby This post was helped along by tips from amazing (and punctual) designer Grace Smith of PostScript 5. I’ve struggled over the years as a freelancer trying to find the best way to gauge a deadline. It’s safe to say that creating an attainable deadline is more than just picking a date. There… Read more

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