Tag Archives: lifestyle

18May/17

Freelancers Sworkit Out With This New Fitness App

Why The Sworkit App Is So Popular

It’s important for us busy freelancers to stay in shape. Perhaps you want to stay glued to your chair. It can get awfully comfortable working from home sometimes. It makes you never want to leave your house.  

Maybe you’re thinking of downloading a workout app, but you’re not sure because fitness apps are too difficult to use, or you have to pay for add-ons like videos.

The newest app called Sworkit allows you to work out anytime you can. The great thing about this app is that you can customize your workouts. Sworkit … Read the rest »

18Apr/17

2 Proven Reasons You Need a Holiday

Do you look forward to taking time off for the holidays?

Do you also try to combine a little vacation time with a holiday? 

Or do you just take a “mental health day” once in a while and skip the vacation?

If you have answered “yes” to any of these, all I can say is good for you.  Just remember to do it more often.

What Did Freud Have to Say About This One?

Sigmund Freud once said, “A holiday is a permitted—or rather a prescribed excess, a solemn violation of a prohibition.” 

It’s sad how sometimes we have to … Read the rest »

10Oct/16

How Unpaid Time Off Can Make You Richer

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Have you been dragging lately?

Are you exhausted with way too much to do?

Is it becoming increasingly harder for you to find time for those special projects?

Then my friend, it may be time for you to take a sabbatical.

What is a Sabbatical?

If you have been self-employed for any length of time, then you know that you do not get paid vacation days, paid holidays or any of those former employee benefits.  To some members of the self-employment crowd, this may seem downright scary as it would leave a significant gap in income.

Basically, a sabbatical refers … Read the rest »

15Mar/16

Give Yourself and Your Business A Spring Break

Enjoy a spring break.

Do you need a break? 

Many of us do, but the real question is, “Will you take time for one?”  Those of us alive today are living at a faster pace than any human beings who’ve ever walked the planet. 

Advertisers bombard us by telling us all what we cannot live without and how it’s now on sale.  Tech gadgets tell us how we can all “save” time, but as soon as we save time we find more things to fill our time with.  This often raises our expectations about how much we can accomplish with the time we have … Read the rest »

22Jan/16

What Your Father Has to do With Your Financial Success or Failure

A Father's Influence

By Wendy Baldwin, a guest writer

Let me tell you a story…

Eugene’s single-wide trailer house, parked on the outskirts of town wasn’t much to look at. But it was the best he could afford with his meager wages. His ratting 1969 Ford Galaxy that he bought with 235,000 miles on the odometer sat in the dirt driveway beside the weathered porch.

He married his high school sweetheart two months after graduation. Baby Sarah burst into the world 10 ½ months later. Eugene’s heart swelled as big as a ripe watermelon in summer at the sight of his daughter’s contagious … Read the rest »

07Aug/15

Reviving the Age-Old Practice of Bootstrapping

Love My Savings

This article originally appeared in WAH Adventures and was so popular that I was asked to post it here as well.  With permission from WAH Adventures, of course.  Enjoy!

 

Are you good at networking and trading services with others?

Are you able to come up with creative solutions to save money?

Are you able to find free services that actually work well for your business?

Then you must be practicing the age-old practice of bootstrapping. Learning to bootstrap in your life and business will start you off on the right path to keeping your expenses under control while … Read the rest »

28Jul/15

Are You Getting Enough Sleep to Pursue Your Dreams?

sleepListed below is an older post that I posted a number of years ago on a blog that I once had.  It was such a popular post and struck such a nerve that I have decided to repost it here. 

Why do I make such a big deal about getting enough sleep?  Especially as a PFYP Career Coach?  Because I see people all the time, who are driven to start a new business or finally discover their life’s calling or purpose, that it becomes a round-the-clock ordeal.  They work themselves into oblivion until they collapse from mere exhaustion.  When you … Read the rest »