If you’ve ever found yourself spending years (or decades) with a singular focus on your career, then you’re certainly not alone. However, like many of us, you want more. Whether it’s thriving in your relationships, seeking new hobbies, your health, or all of the above, we need more than our work.
As someone who has consistently read about 1 book per week for almost 15 years, I’ve read A LOT of books, some great, some good, and some bad. The 4 that I’m about to describe are personal favorites, ones’s I’ve gifted and also those that I’ve re-read.
Hi! I’m Betsy.
If we haven’t met yet, I’m a 30-something midwesterner currently living in Florida with my husband.
I work as a Freelance Editor, helping non-native English speakers perfect their written English.
I’ve been working remotely for myself since 2012 and I love helping others get started with remote work, or find ways to create a more productive remote work life.
When I’m not editing, I also enjoy writing on Medium and on my personal website.
I also have an awesome weekly newsletter that you can join here if you want to be the first to get tips on…
While working from home might feel like a dream…at least at first, there can also be innumerable challenges. As someone who’s worked from home since 2012, I can say that creating a schedule has been a complete game-changer, and is something that I always recommend for those who are new to working from home.
Depending on your working arrangement, this might already be set by your employer or client, however, if it’s not, make it a priority to do this yourself. If you work directly with customers, clients, or team members you might find that typical 9–5 hours work well…
It’s hard to be confident when you’re not doing anything. A big part of being a 20-something is experimenting and trying new things. At first you might feel awkward, and that’s normal. However, a positive side effect is that the more you experiment, the more you learn, and the more you learn, the more confident you become in yourself.
When we think of life as a long series of small experiments, this allows us to take risks, and try new concepts or projects, with less fear and trepidation.
This allows us to lower the stakes. Abandoning a project because it’s…
Have you ever felt like there just aren’t enough hours in the day?
Of course! We all have, right?
You probably put in 8+ hours at your day job or business, and then on top of that, you try to muster up the energy and motivation to spend a few hours a week side hustling.
It’s not easy and it’s not for everyone.
But, if you KNOW that your side hustle is truly something that you love and want to continue with but you just don’t have the time and energy, keep reading.
You may have been led to believe…
Your 20’s are not an easy decade.
You’ve probably had at least one job that you hated, struggled to pay your bills at some point, and never felt like you were doing enough.
On the other hand, you’ve probably had at least one area of life that has been wildly successful, whether it’s a side hustle that’s flourishing, meeting an awesome best friend or partner, traveling to places outside your comfort zone, or improving your health or lifestyle.
As I prepare to turn 34 next week, I thought it would be fun to reflect and share a few tips, some…
After a long day, you just don’t have the energy to work on your side hustle and you don’t know how other people do it.
Is everyone else just more motivated?
Or is there some secret productivity hack that you don’t know?
After almost a decade of working on various side hustles, I’ve found that one of the big keys to success is energy.
Here are 7 of my favorite tips and strategies for maintaining high energy to work on my side hustles. Even on days when I just don’t feel like it.
If your energy levels are…
Have you ever thought about hiring a life coach?
Maybe you’re just not where you want to be in your life.
Or, perhaps your life is pretty good overall, but there’s still that one area that you can never seem to get right, whether it’s your career, finding the right partner, losing weight, or finally following through with exercising.
While hiring a coach can be a great option, it can also be expensive, and depending on where you are in life, it might not seem possible right now.
To get a head start and begin coaching yourself, these 4 books…
Have you ever found yourself overspending to keep up with everyone around you?
Maybe you like the feeling of buying something just because you can, even when you know you don’t really need it.
I will never tell you to stop spending altogether, instead, you can learn to spend on the things that are most meaningful to you, and enjoy what you have right now, wherever you are.
Here are 5 crazy simple tips to help you feel rich while spending less.
You don’t need to indulge in everything.
In fact, you might be surprised to realize that there are…
Do you ever have days when moving your body and exercising just feels impossible?
I know I have!
In the past, I was the type of person that looked at most things as all or nothing.
I’d put a one-hour workout on my to-do list, and if I couldn’t make it happen, I’d decide not to work out at all.
Fortunately, today I know better and strongly believe that even 5 minutes is better than nothing.
Plus, if you’re anything like me, a 45 minute or hour-long workout can often seem daunting, especially on stressful days.
However, building in smaller…