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20

Jul

Be InsPiRed and ALL that JAZZ

Be InsPiRed and ALL that JAZZ

27

Apr

5 Things That Every Entrepreneur Should Know Before Starting a Business

ronsela:

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Starting a business can be the hardest and most important thing one does in life. A great number of new businesses fail.

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26

Apr

No matter what never lose your INDEPENDENCY
My Father

24

Apr

goodideaexchange:

7 Characteristics of Highly Creative People
“Looking to hire for creativity? Research says you should look for these traits (but, be warned, not all of them make someone easy to work with).”
 

goodideaexchange:

7 Characteristics of Highly Creative People

Looking to hire for creativity? Research says you should look for these traits (but, be warned, not all of them make someone easy to work with).”

 

23

Apr

fastcompany:

How To Be A Happy Freelancer
Ultimately, despite the downsides, job satisfaction is very strongly associated with mental health, and self-employment has often been associated with higher job satisfaction. So if freelancing is a good fit for you and your chosen career, it will probably tend to make you happier as well, especially if you follow these steps:
1. Draw strong lines between work and home. 

This is probably the hardest and also the most important step that freelancers can take to safeguard their mental health. What is technically called “work-home interference” has been shown to lead to a “spiral” of emotional that negatively affects both sides, the work and the home.
But anything you can do to keep regular hours and places for work will help with the interference problem. Have you considered working from a coworking space, a cafe, or a park bench?

2. Be free.

Researchers agree that psychologically, the way that self-employment contributes to higher job satisfaction is through greater autonomy, freedom, and independence. 
But in order to make this work for you, you have to exercise that right. Which of the projects you are working on right now are the ones you would do even if you weren’t getting paid? Is it possible to shift toward spending more time on those? On the flip side of autonomy, when was the last time you left work early to have lunch with a friend or go to the movies?

3. Be social.

Conferences, barcamps, panels, happy hours, meetups, Tweetups, book clubs, MOOCs—there is no shortage of ways to connect meaningfully with people in your field, feed your curiosity and to give back by mentoring newcomers. Social networks help “buffer stress”.Helping others is good for mental health. And making connections with people will expose you to new ideas, which makes your work more interesting, which is a key dimension of job and life satisfaction.

4. Provide your own health care.

Of course you should purchase a health insurance plan to get care if you need it. But providing your own health care also means exercising, eating right, sleeping enough and all of the other basics of the mind-body connection. And it can save you money, too.

Here’s the full story. 
And here is Why Freelancers Are So Depressed
[Image: Flickr user Daveybot]


Something to keep for the future~

fastcompany:

How To Be A Happy Freelancer

Ultimately, despite the downsides, job satisfaction is very strongly associated with mental health, and self-employment has often been associated with higher job satisfaction. So if freelancing is a good fit for you and your chosen career, it will probably tend to make you happier as well, especially if you follow these steps:

1. Draw strong lines between work and home. 

This is probably the hardest and also the most important step that freelancers can take to safeguard their mental health. What is technically called “work-home interference” has been shown to lead to a “spiral” of emotional that negatively affects both sides, the work and the home.

But anything you can do to keep regular hours and places for work will help with the interference problem. Have you considered working from a coworking spacea cafe, or a park bench?

2. Be free.

Researchers agree that psychologically, the way that self-employment contributes to higher job satisfaction is through greater autonomy, freedom, and independence. 

But in order to make this work for you, you have to exercise that right. Which of the projects you are working on right now are the ones you would do even if you weren’t getting paid? Is it possible to shift toward spending more time on those? On the flip side of autonomy, when was the last time you left work early to have lunch with a friend or go to the movies?

3. Be social.

Conferences, barcamps, panels, happy hours, meetups, Tweetups, book clubs, MOOCs—there is no shortage of ways to connect meaningfully with people in your field, feed your curiosity and to give back by mentoring newcomers. Social networks help “buffer stress”.Helping others is good for mental health. And making connections with people will expose you to new ideas, which makes your work more interesting, which is a key dimension of job and life satisfaction.

4. Provide your own health care.

Of course you should purchase a health insurance plan to get care if you need it. But providing your own health care also means exercising, eating right, sleeping enough and all of the other basics of the mind-body connection. And it can save you money, too.

Here’s the full story. 

And here is Why Freelancers Are So Depressed

[Image: Flickr user Daveybot]

Something to keep for the future~

HIM: And you, what do you wanna be when you grow up?
ME: An IDeaLiSt~

HIM: And you, what do you wanna be when you grow up?

ME: An IDeaLiSt~

21

Apr

For the Inspired Minds out there… MUST READ!

For the Inspired Minds out there… MUST READ!

20

Apr

Only hire people who have fire. This is especially true if you are running a small to medium sized business. In a large corporation, there is room for many types of personalities and people. In a smaller business, passion is a must in every position. Hire people who are driven to do well and see your business succeed.

19

Apr

bombtune:

Ugmonk, minimalist design. 

bombtune:

Ugmonk, minimalist design.