[Every Friday, I share my favorite reads from around the blogosphere over the past week. Enjoy!]
Cordelia note: You just have to watch the video. It’s a minute long, and guaranteed to make you want to start a revolution over something.
~Ashley Ambirge at The Middle Finger Project
How to Play the Corporate Game and Launch a Business Simultaneously
(WARNING: The blog post you’re about to read is borderline unethical. Sort of. It depends on your view of ethics when it comes to working a job that makes you feel dead inside. Reader discretion is advised.)
~guest post by Jennifer Blanchard of Inky Bites at Paid to Exist
Cordelia note: VERY interested to hear your takes on this one in the comments!
Get Paid What You’re Worth: 37 Negotiation Tactics for Every Freelance Writer
What you’re about to read are thirty-seven negotiation moves that can help you make more money. These are negotiation moves that I’ve used in my career as a freelance writer.
They are easy to understand. The hard part is having the guts to use them (see negotiation move no. 36).
And get this: you don’t have to be a writer to use these tactics. Everyone — no matter their station in life, career or desires — has to negotiate. And it’s a lot more fun (and profitable) when you know how to do it.
So, let’s get started.
~contributor post by Demian Farnworth of The Copybot at Copyblogger
The positivity of pride.
Apologize for mistakes. Apologize for unintentionally hurting someone — profusely. But don’t apologize for being who you are.
Do you have what you need to start your dream?
You need a lot less than you think to start.
Finishing might take tools, skills and talents that you’ll pick up along the way, but if you don’t start, you’ll never find out what they are.
Waiting until you have what you need to get started is the perfect way to make sure you never do.
The only thing you need is courage. Courage to believe it’s OK to be horrible at first. Courage to look silly. Courage to not let fear win the day.
Avoid Clichés Like the Plague
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but if you throw it hard enough, it can pretty much repel anyone in any profession.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and wear huge shoes so people think they’re tracking the Bigfoot.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today, unless it’s something unpleasant that someone else might just do before you. In that case, carry on.
Slow and steady wins the race—except races in which the point is to finish first, which is basically most races.
It is never too late to be what you might have been, unless your goal was to be a child prodigy or unicorn, in which case you’re basically screwed.
~Abby Heugel at Abby Has Issues
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