Freelance Friday 016 – July 27 2018

This week I picked a cover for The Art of Focus. Many thanks to the fine people on my email list for helping with that process. Lots of great feedback was given and I’m very happy with the cover that resulted. On that note, if you’re not on the email list make sure you sign […]

Learning From Big Businesses As A Freelancer

Being a freelancer often presents a lot of different challenges. When you’re working by yourself, it can often feel like you lack the clout of a bigger company. It will be hard to get your name out into the world, maintain professional relationships with customers, and some people may even miss their chance to grow. […]

Stop Wasting Time with Emails, Voicemail and Posts

It doesn’t matter how focused you are, when the phone buzzes on your screen, we feel compelled to check it. Clients, prospects and co-workers can get in touch with you through a variety of ways. We have so much diversity of communication and we almost always default to letting it interrupt us. When you are […]

Should I Read It 025 – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Today we’re going to look at a classic business book. It’s one that everyone says you should read, but I’m not everyone. Purchase The 7 Habits on Amazon Written Review of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People This episode of Should I Read It is brought to you by The 8 Week Business Bootcamp. […]

How to Decide What Parts of Your Business to Outsource

When you first start running a small business, you have total control over every single aspect of it. However, as time goes on, you realise that you don’t have enough hours in the day to properly manage every single aspect of it. One solution is to hire people in different departments to take care of […]

Without My Support System You May Not Be Seeing This

In my upcoming book The Art of Focus, I do some of my most serious writing. In fact I wrote about my thoughts of suicide before I told my wife where I was really at. I tried to have that discussion over and over again and there was just never a right time to become […]

Jason Snell reminds us what the product is if we’re not paying

Great thoughts from Jason Snell on Anchor podcasting. Sure it’s free but that means you’re the product. They’re going to sell ads against your content at some point. Years ago I started banging the drum about free services. I happily pay for Transistor because I know I’m not the product. I’m the customer. Transistor launches […]

Some Indie Fiction I’m excited about

The sequel to Akairya is getting closer to completion. I’ve read the first one and it was good. One part was a bit to “adult” for my 7-year-old but it wasn’t aimed at readers that young anyway. I just tweak it a bit for her and we both love it. I’ll be buying a copy […]

On Ergonomic Keyboards

Nice review of the Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard. I still prefer my Kinesis Freestyle Solo and I have the second version as well. I’m back on the original right now till I get appeared USB hub for my iPad since V2 had a USB hub in it doesn’t get enough power from the iPad directly. […]

The MacBook Pro Updates Suck and Why I’m Happy

For many it was a day to smile. After a long wait Apple decided to grace us with and update for their “Pro” laptops. We saw speed bumps across the board. We saw more RAM for some models. While many rejoiced I looked and was yet again disappointed. Apples definition of Pro is broken The […]

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