Staying within the social norm and fitting in, to most is more valuable than authenticity. Don’t attract attention to yourself, be liked by others and do what your told seems to be the mainstream mantra. Life is not a uniform organism. The truth is, we will never find personal freedom by trying to please others and conforming our life to a template. If we are all truly different, why do we try to force the unique shapes of our personalities, skills, beliefs and ideas into the square peg of social acceptance?… Click to read more
I know this is definitely not the most appropriate thing to write on a career change blog but I’ll write it anyway:
I used to love my job.
It was a proper corporate job with all the trimmings: nice suit, PowerPoint slides and endless (often useless) important meetings.
When I started it, I was all in. Proud of it. Excited by it.
Yet I ended up hating it.
This rejection was the outcome of a slow and steady transformation process we should all be aware of.… Click to read more
How much progress has thinking about something gotten you?
You might think that thinking about, gathering knowledge and plotting your route to success is important. But it doesn’t amount to much.
There are plenty of systems you can implement to help you become more productive. You can hack moleskins, read articles on “33 tips to boost your productivity,” and create mind-blowing mind-maps.
Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jennifer Blanchard from jenniferblanchard.net.
(Jennifer graduated from Trailblazer back in 2012, and this month she celebrates her 5 years of self-employment – huge milestone! When we asked Jennifer to think about what she could have done better while blazing the trail, she immediately came up with one thing…)
You know when you start a journey and then years down the road look back and think about the beginning? That’s where I’m at right now.… Click to read more
For years, I desperately tried to launch my own freedom business while working full-time.
It can be quite a challenge, especially when you’re at the beginning of the journey and have to build everything from scratch while fighting your own doubts.
So I thought I’d share my best hacks to help you start a side project while working full time.
You don’t have to use them all. Just pick the ones that resonate most.
And feel free to add to the list by posting a comment :-)
Hack # 1 – Escape Slots
This one is quite mainstream but it’s probably the most efficient one.… Click to read more