While the podcast is on a break, I decided to take a look at what some of the most popular episodes have been over the last year. This helps me to continue
goofing off expanding my cultural horizons here in France.
These three stood out, so I thought I'd share them with you again (or for the first time, depending on when you joined us):
- Conquer the Discomfort of Taking Your Business to the Next Level
- Four Steps to Landing Higher Paying Clients
- Seth Godin on Succeeding as a Solopreneur
Also, check out the valuable resources from around the web below. We've got some good stuff again this week.
Among others, Claire did a great piece on how she got started with guest blogging, you'll discover the important distinction between habits and workflows, find out what to do when you're stalled, and consider what to think about before building a distributed team.
Keep going –
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unemployable: around the web
Have you ever noticed that the really marvelous writers — the ones who think carefully about every word, who can make you laugh or cry or sing with their writing — aren’t always the ones who see the most success as freelancers?
When you're creating content to attract clients, you initially very little traffic and it seems to take forever to achieve any significant results. Guest blogging is a remarkably effective way to get past that lonely place. It helps you develop your writing skills, get more traffic to your website, grow your email list, and attract more clients and customers … all in one hit.
Habits vs. Workflows (Text)
When most people talk about personal productivity, they tend to focus on improving the habits they deploy to wrangle their work. There is, however, another relevant layer: the underlying workflows that dictate what you work on and how this work is executed.
Successful businesses rely on quality people, but that can be tough. Ian Siegal is the co-founder and CEO of ZipRecruiter, and in this interview he shares his insight on how to nail your first hire. Plus, he covers the all-important “When should you hire?”.
Are You Productive Enough? (Text)
This reasoning process walks you through a series of questions to help you decide whether you’ve been “productive enough.” If you use it daily, at the end of the process, you should have a clearer sense of whether you can wrap up for the day knowing you were productive enough or whether you have room for improvement.
A Solution to Stalled (Text)
When a project appears to be in limbo, in a permanent holding pattern, where sunk costs meet opportunity costs, where no one can figure out what to do … Seth Godin has the solution.
You can benefit in many ways from hiring distributed teams, including saving money on rent, having an increased pool of talent from which to hire, and being able to attract workers who value this type of flexibility. Before hiring remote workers, here are 4 factors that you should consider.
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