Who among us has not woken up one day to find themselves deeply ensconced in a good old-fashioned workplace rut? It certainly happens with the job you’ve been kind of meh about from Day 1. But that dream job you landed four years ago isn’t immune from The Rut either. No matter how motivated we may start out. There is something about weeks upon months upon years of routine. Repetition and familiarity that leads us into a “lull.” How to Get Re-Inspired at Work …
Taffi Dollar, CEO of Arrow Global Entertainment, writes for Minutes Magazine. That everyone hits these lulls, these plateaus, where we become less excited and less productive at work. One [...]
This past week, during a particularly stressful day, I do what I always do when. I want to complain to someone I know will listen: I called my dad. I’m lucky that our relationship is such that I can vent about work or daily living. He’ll listen attentively and offer fatherly pearls of wisdom or tales of his time in his 20s. How he figured it all out, without (too much) judgment. You Investing in Yourself This Year…
This time, after the usual 10 minutes of me explaining. I had no idea what was going on in my life. He didn’t tell me to buck up and get back to it. He asked me how I’m investing in myself out of work. What was I doing in my off time that was just for me. [...]
Whether you finally landed that big client or you finally won the lottery, an influx of surprise cash is always a good thing. And it also requires some planning. Here are my thoughts on the best ways to allocate that extra money, in order. Money That Come Unexpected:Put the majority of the windfall towards your biggest financial goal
A windfall is a great way to fast forward yourself towards a big financial goal. Whether you’re working on paying off debt, saving up for a down payment, or budgeting for a round-the-world trip, use your extra cash as a shortcut.
If you don’t have any financial goals right now, set some of the windfall aside—in a savings account, [...]
If your workload is only limited by the number of hours you are willing. How do you decide when you’ve worked “enough”? Figure Out When Your Freelance Workday Is Over
Whether you’re a full-time freelancer, a gig economy worker. Or a traditional employee pursuing a side hustle. At some point you’re going to have to ask yourself how to structure. A workday that doesn’t fit into the standard 9-to-5 template.
There are three basic ways to address this issue, each with their own benefits and drawbacks.The hours-based workday
If you give yourself an hours-based structure, you tell yourself, “Today, I’m going to work from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.” or “from 6 [...]