Hey there my feisty unemployable friend!
The podcast remains on hiatus this week, but I think I’ve figured out how to manage quality recordings over here in France. I’ll keep you posted (meanwhile, new photos from Paris and Grenoble here).
You won’t go away empty handed this week, of course. In fact, we’ve got a business-building double header for you.
First up, I wrote a piece over at Further about the intersection of habits and decision making. The two go hand-in-hand, and you’ll push your business in the right direction by letting go of goals and outcomes and embracing better processes:
And when it comes to systems, I’ve got to pass the mic over to our own Claire Emerson (who just graduated from the organizer of my personal projects over to a broader gig at Copyblogger — she’s a part of the larger family now, so make sure to congratulate her over on Twitter).
In an extensive tutorial article, she introduces you to the Personal Kanban system she says changed her life and ended her “professional procrastinator” status. It’s great stuff:
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unemployable: around the web
These days, podcasts are one of the easiest ways to keep on the latest ideas to improve your business. And if you’re a freelancer, podcasts are an invaluable asset — both in terms of cost and time. You’ll recognize the first one on the list, but make sure to check out the others!
A natural next step for service-based businesses is an online course. If you’ve been thinking about creating and selling one yourself, but you’re not quite sure what you’re getting into, this video might help. Check it out.
A Very Simple Rule (Text)
“Don’t think too much about your life after dinnertime. Thinking too much at the end of the day is a recipe for despair. Everything looks better in the light of the morning. Cliché, maybe, but it works.”
Are you mindful of your customer’s experience after they become a lead? In this week’s episode of Whiteboard Friday, the peeps over at Moz break down three big things you can start doing today that will immensely improve your customer experience and make earning those leads worthwhile.
When Joseph Liu started his own career consultancy five years ago, he never imagined his own psychology would play such a big part in fueling his business growth, work quality, and overall happiness. Here are some lessons he learned that helped him push through the hard times.
Business ideas come in all shapes and sizes, and from unexpected places. Sometimes they’re out in the world, waiting for you to find them. Sometimes they’re right under your nose. Here’s an inspiring list of real, live businesses built by regular people who took something that they love, and turned it into a business.
Self-employed professionals have the autonomy to set their own rates, so why does this earnings gap exist? FreshBooks, in conjunction with Research Now, surveyed more than 2,700 people in the U.S. who work full time – either as traditional employees, independent professionals, or small business owners. Check out the results.
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