You probably don’t want to hear this. But you should.
Being defined by a single job title alone is so 20th century.
Last week, I turned down what could have been my dream job. Or, rather, what would have been my dream job a couple years ago, but was now almost my dream job, but not quite the more I started to think about it. I will explain (then tell you what it means to you; skip […]
Lately, any time that isn’t “billable” feels like wasted time to me.Color me obvious, but this doesn’t quite seem like what a lifestyle business is supposed to be like.
Having money is great…but not if it totally overshadows everything else in your life. How one reader shifted her perspective and freed herself to live her life.
It’s been a little over a month and a half now (how the frack did that happen?) since I quit the day job, and I have to admit it’s taken me that long to get fully acclimated to this whole “working for myself” thing. Some things I’m still getting used to, like not being sure […]
It’s been a long and winding (and often crazy) road, but I’ve finally reached the Quit of Quits. I know, I don’t fully believe it yet, either.
There’s a lot of pressure to know what you want to be when you grow up. When you’re five, you might stick to the usual answers like astronaut, doctor, or ballerina. But when you hit high school, the playing field gets a little more vague, and you learn about all the different paths you can […]
Freelancing isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme by any means. In fact, you’ve gotta be prepared to make some sacrifices and take some hits in order to get a freelance biz off the ground—and then to keep it running, month after month after month. Our budget changed dramatically once I went down to part-time at the office […]
My name is Cordelia, and I am a hustleraholic. But not for long…
For anyone who works from home, freelances, slashes, hustles, has their own business….or wants to know some of the pains you would go through if you did…I had way too much fun writing this one: 7 Things You Should Never Say to Someone Who Works from Home As always with Brazen posts, please […]
Working from home can save you all sorts of things, but it has its costs, too. Here’s my analysis, as I start embarking on this venture.
Imagine your favorite band/singer of all time. Imagine how excited you’d be to see them in concert. Then imagine that, while you’re just grooving along enjoying their awesomeness, suddenly you are that lucky-ass audience member who’s pulled from the crowd to join your idol on stage and sign a little ditty with them. That’s about […]
It’s been a while since we’ve had a good, old-fashioned ROWE-inspired rant around here. Plus, some of my holier-than-thou, “butt-at-desk-parker” coworkers have been getting on my nerves lately. So, here ya go—a nice little Why Work Sucks manifesto to start out your week : Why Keeping Track of Your Employees’ Every Last Move (a.k.a. “Presenteeism”) […]
[Part of my mission to “live deliberately” involves ruthlessly cutting out anything that saps my time, energy or money to no good end. I’m calling these things my “Quits,” and this is one of the many items that have found themselves on my Quits List.] Lately, my eye has started twitching again. In fact, […]
Hello and warm welcome to those of you stopping by from Time Management Ninja! If you’re new to CCIQ and wondering what this thing is all about, might I suggest popping on over to Cordelian Philosophy 101? You can also check out some of my other productivity-related posts or browse the categories at right for […]
“Office and Member Services Coordinator” is my official job title at the nonprofit where I work, but to me that’s just a fancy way of saying secretary. Oh excuse me, administrative professional. As a 2008 graduate with a BA in public relations from a pretty reputable school of journalism, I feel like I have definitely […]
So you know I’ve been hustling to get my freelance business off the ground and soaring. And you also know I’ve taken a step closer to that by buying myself a day of breathing room each week. What you may not know (because I’ve been remiss in telling you) is what it’s been like leading […]
Hear ye, hear ye! It is with great pleasure that I would like to announce I’ve officially taken the first step on the road to ultimate freelance freedom: I’ve requested one day off work each week to focus more on my writing—and my boss agreed to it! This is a step I’ve been contemplating for […]
In spite of popular belief (and my own personal biases), I have to admit that maybe my day job can HELP me pursue my dream job more than it can hinder it.