How long does it take you to respond to your emails in the morning? Roughly, I mean. What about scrolling your Twitter feed, or maybe scheduling your newsletter?
I ask this question to every single client I work with, and very often to our collective members during office hours. Most time, all I can see is sheer panic in their eyes.
From guess-timating all the way to wildly underestimating, most of us truly do not know how long it takes us to complete a given task at a given time. This is because most of us suffer from planning fallacy.
When you are young, the first job seems like a blessing. You diligently do what others say, sacrifice your time and energy to complete tasks, go above and beyond to prove you are worth your role.
It’s a common superstition that companies make a favor hiring young specialists.
In time, the priceless experience arrives, which helps to set up priorities in life and establish the right attitude to work. However, it takes your precious time, which is a finite resource.
Whenever I tried to accomplish more at work, the reward was even more work to do. Nothing personal. …
You don’t have to be perfect. You don’t have to check every single box on the self-improvement checklist. There’s nothing wrong with making mistakes. And no one is perfect. But, when it comes to your long-term success, whatever that means to you, you’re going to have a tough time reaching your goals if you continue to repeat the same mistake and develop toxic habits.
When I say toxic, I’m not even putting a moral judgment on them. I call them toxic because they tend to have a negative effect on your situation, regardless of who you are. All of these…
One of the great perks of freelancing is the freedom to work when you want to. And having a workable schedule is the bare minimum to excelling at it.
However, if you find yourself running around like a headless chicken, chances are your productivity will be affected.
I’m a scatterbrained human with multiple open tabs in my mind and on my laptop. At any given time of the day, I have a million different ideas circling my mind. This means I’m often flying by the seats of my pants and falling into bed with sheer exhaustion.
And my income suffers…
Not too long ago, I felt very lost in life. I turned 25, and I was having a quarter-life crisis.
You know, the time you don’t know who you are, what you want to do in life and where you want to be.
None of my peers understood what I felt because I had big aspirations. I wanted to become an entrepreneur and do something that would inspire people.
I was burnout as a nurse, and I was desperate to start making money online, except that it was harder than I thought.
I felt hopeless, sad and I thought I…
It’s been six years. Six years ago my life changed with one fateful moment. It’s funny how life works. You get these windows of opportunity. Sometimes you see them. Sometimes you don’t. But you’re more likely to spot them if your eyes are wide open. And that’s what happened to me.
A friend asked me to write an article for his website. I’d been posting content on my social media reflecting on some of the ideas I’d been learning about and implementing in my own life. I’ve always been that way — the type who gets insanely curious about stuff…
Imagine you plant an apple seed in your garden with the expectation to pick a ripe apple within a year. What if you wrote down your life goals and expected you could achieve them within that same year. This would be the easiest way to set yourself up for failure, but this is exactly what I used to do. …
If you want to live a successful life in 2021 and beyond, staying adaptable and learning new skills gives you the best chance of staying ahead.
The internet has given people career opportunities that never existed before. The barriers to entry in many areas are low and if you combine certain skills you can create a tailor-made career that suits your needs. This is the ultimate goal — to be in full control of both your career and lifestyle.
These skills can help you whether you’re trying to be a top employee or if you’re trying to start a business…
I’ve been blogging for a year and a half now, and anybody who ever gave a serious shot at blogging will tell you it requires a ton of work. You need to write a lot (like, a lot) in the beginning. If you have your own website separate from Medium, you have to maintain that too. You always need new ideas for content, whether articles or downloadable material… And you often need to do all that next to a regular job (to pay the bills).
I like to think I managed fine up to this point, but there’s always more…
In May 2020, I hired my first virtual assistant. She does all the things I hate doing and gets to work from home, spend time with her family, and learn a bunch of new skills.
No stress, no crazy expense, and I spend less than one hour a week communicating with her.
The process has changed my life. By saving over 10 hours a week, I’ve been able to learn how to code, put together my first Udemy course, and write for two hours a day.
This Udemy course has made $587.07, whilst writing on Medium has earned me $998.63…