Rather than dwelling on past failures and succumbing to present worries, you should be looking ahead to a future of freedom

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We’re currently facing a reality most of us thought could never happen. We’ve fantasized about it but never truly wanted to live it, despite our wildest post-apocalyptic dreams.

I’ve refused to write on this topic because it triggers emotions in us we’d rather not feel. Despite what the situation may look like now, we’re still in control of our lives. It’s in our hands to decide how we’ll come out on the other side.

A lot of people are enjoying the perks of working from home today, so it’s easier than ever to kickstart your career on Medium. …

You need to bring your A-Game now more than ever as you’re facing the biggest challenge in your career

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In my career, I was fortunate to work in a multitude of conditions and realities — I’ve been in local and remote teams, I’ve worked at home and abroad, and I’ve seen teams flourish while others crashed.

I’m a firm believer that teams can only succeed if they’re all working towards the same goal, and that goes beyond having group targets and bonuses.

No, that starts with a culture everyone can get behind.

Establishing a set of rules everyone understands and follows is a tall order in a standard environment. …

Touted by many as the best email marketing tool, I decided to check it out and show you how to get started

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Email lists are such old news; whoever you’re following, they have most certainly advised you to start one.

Even though MailChimp was the go-to choice for many solopreneurs, ConvertKit started gaining a lot of popularity, even though it’s a paid offering — that being the reason I hadn’t used it yet.

At first glance, the platform seems user-friendly, and easy to set up. However, the more time you spend on it, the more you realize all the different things you can do with it.

If you’re planning on sending the occasional email to your followers, I still believe Substack is…

What 10 years in the corporate environment taught me in making teams work.

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A little over a decade ago, corporations starting picking up on the benefits of establishing a company culture. I remember at my first job, a call center company that no longer exists, there was no such thing.

We were hired, we were told what to say, and two days later we were on the phone. We had a ridiculously high daily target to achieve, and three months later they let me go.

When I joined Teleperformance in 2012, their offices were already covered with motivational posters with smiling people and colorful acronyms. …

Because things change drastically when you start working as your own boss.

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In all of my professional careers, I’ve always strived for doing the best damn job I could possibly do. I was always trying to complete tasks faster than necessary or to over-deliver on what was asked — I am a stereotypical overachiever.

Having someone to impress gave me the fuel I needed to carry on and surpass my colleagues. I’d surround myself with people equally motivated to succeed, and I was quick to volunteer to complete new tasks.

It was easy to fake it because I could see who I wanted to be; there was a model in front of…

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Sometimes the best way to get out of a rut is to simply not think of it at all

My story isn’t original or surprising. I’m just another writer who got excited, worked really hard for a while, let life get in the way, and stopped completely. You’ve read this tale one too many times; or worse yet, you may have lived it, too.

When I started writing consistently last year, I felt hopeful, I could feel this time I wouldn’t stop. I had no other job so nothing would distract me from my lifelong dream of becoming a writer.

Until it happened — I was forced to deal with some unforeseeable events in my life and allowed myself…

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When a few days turn into a month, you need to start understanding your current reality

I’m sure you’ve been there before — you start writing, and at first, you do really well. You’re able to build a writing habit, and you’re achieving all your goals.

This is it; you’re finally going to make it; you’re finally going to make your dreams come true.

It’s a feeling hard to explain, that rush you feel, the excitement, the certainty in your bones.

But then, something happens. Something always happens. No matter how hard you try, how carefully you plan, there’s still a trigger that throws us off course.

That’s what happened to me.

Understand Why You Stopped

Before you start beating…

After hitting $100 in November, I am now on a path to reach $300 for December. If I can do it so can you

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If you’ve been following me for a while, you may have noticed how I enjoy challenges, and Medium has quite a few to overcome. Whether you’re motivated by money or fame, this platform caters to all.

After trying and failing to become a full-time writer for Medium last year, I decided to return last month and give it another go. Unlike in 2018, this time, I was ready to give it my all and make it somehow.

Shannon Ashley has been a fantastic inspiration for me, and every day she dares me to believe in myself and keep fighting for…

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If your life isn’t going according to plan, maybe it’s time to scrap it and go with the flow

Ask anyone who knows me, and they’ll tell you I’m a dreamer.

I dream of adventures I want to live, of milestones I want to reach; of a particular life I’ve hoped for my whole life.

Ever since I can remember, I’ve dreamed about growing a big family, becoming an entrepreneur, and earning enough to give my children anything they want. But my dreams went further than that.

I wanted to get married at 21, have my first child at 23, and live on my private island by the time I was 30.

I’ll be turning 30 in about seven…

It happens to all of us: one day, you wake up and realize you have no ideas

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I’ve been writing ever since I was ten years old. My teachers always said I had an incredible imagination, and I’ve never had issues coming up with new ideas. I’ve written fanfiction, fiction, movie and TV scripts, plays, technical guides, newsletters, news articles, and so on.

I’ve always considered myself an extremely creative person, and when I decided to write every day, I didn’t even think I’d have an issue with ideas.

Well, I was wrong.

Writing every day is hard work, and I don’t mean the writing part. When you decide to write for a specific niche, and you’re…

Mauro Sacramento

Solopreneur | Writer | Experienced “Business Person” | Videogamer | Otaku | Pro Netflixer | Superhero in Training | Top Writer

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