How to overcome procrastination driven by anxiety

This model for overcoming procrastination driven by anxiety illustrates some of the emotional and behavioural “knots” underlying some forms of procrastination. Solutions for anxiety-driven procrastination The dominant loop here is the cycle of anxiety and overwhelm.  Anxiety is difficult to address directly. Thus, we have to look elsewhere for leverage points in this system. I … Read more

5 best working from home tips to minimise distractions and maximise productivity

When first imagining what it is like to work from home, it is easy to envision this work arrangement as a good alternative to spending your time on a long commute and wasting hours in the office. Statistics shows that more and more specialists follow the same thinking paradigm, and it is hard for humans … Read more

9 Must-Have Tools & Apps for Freelancers to Save Time

Freelancing has become one of the top income avenues for people all over the world today. A freelancer is a self-employed person who’s not bound to a single or long term employer and has the capability of working for different clients. Freelancing can be done from a remote location or even on-site. Despite the amount … Read more

5 biggest challenges of freelancing and how to deal with them

Freelancing comes with a lot of perks. You can work from the comfort of your home. You can avoid traveling and getting stuck in traffic jams. You don’t have to call the HR every time you are late for work. And you get to be your boss (even though some clients can be quite bossy).  … Read more

The ultimate guide to fitness for freelancers

Working as a freelancer sounds liberating to most people. You can work at your own hours and on your own terms. But working as a freelancer has its own challenges. You will face many distractions. You will have to handle a lot of things other than the work. And your work life balance will seem … Read more

Freelance Rates: How To Work Out Your Daily or Project Rate

Freelance rates can be hard to figure out and one of the main things people ask before they go freelance is how to work out their freelance consultant rate. Setting your freelance rates is difficult. Set your day rate too low and you have to work longer and harder to make a decent income. Set your … Read more

How To Have a Decent Digital Diet

(Note: I get the irony of writing about a digital diet on a blog, which you will undoubtedly read on some kind of digital device.) It’s a fact of modern life that we spend most of our days looking at digital screens. From checking tweets on your mobile, to doing email on your laptop, to … Read more

Balancing the Positivity Around Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is a well-known concept for most people, thanks to sites such as Kickstarter. Headlines of consumer products, such as the Pebble, to films, apps and games getting funded – with no apparent downsides – are everywhere. So when I was asked to write a piece on the "negative" side of crowdfunding, which would be … Read more

Where do you work best? How to find the perfect freelance work space for you

Where you do your freelance work might be one of the most important decisions you make as a freelance consultant. Get your work space right and you’ll be more productive than you ever thought possible and even open yourself up to new opportunities. Get it wrong and you’ll find your environment either stifling or distracting, … Read more