Buzzword Killer: Biohacking

“Biohack” your life for a better experience! Be faster! Be better! Be happier! Be more productive! Blah. Blah. Blah. I mean, sure the word sounds cool. And if using a cool word gets you excited, by all means please do it. I’m all for whatever helps you as an individual.  But I want to dissect this buzzword “biohack” (or “biohacking”). The root of the word … Continue reading Buzzword Killer: Biohacking

How to Write an Upwork Proposal Clients Can’t Turn Down

I get a lot of questions about Upwork and about freelancing in general. By the way, save yourself some hassle and don’t call yourself a freelancer. Just call yourself self-employed or a business owner. You’ll save yourself a lot of frustration by doing that. People hear the word “freelancer” and they translate it to “unemployed.” Anyway, the most common question I’m asked is: how can I write an Upwork proposal that clients can’t turn down? (By the way, you can listen to this on YouTube or on Spreaker; while you’re there, make sure and subscribe, would you? And share with your friends).  Continue reading “How to Write an Upwork Proposal Clients Can’t Turn Down”

Write. The. Book.

New writer on Facebook to a group that’s supposed to be helpful: Should I write the book? (gives details of a novel that is historical fiction) Wannabe writer 1: No, you shouldn’t. You’re not a history teacher. You have no business writing that. Me: Write the book. I’m a paralegal with textbook credits in books used for doctorate students. Don’t worry about experience – write … Continue reading Write. The. Book.

3 Rookie Work from Home Mistakes You Can Fix Today

Each and every week, I’m sent probably half a dozen message requests from Facebook from people wanting to learn how to work from home. I’ve worked from home for several years. It’s not always easy. Of course, it’s harder when you’re first starting out. It’s not like there’s some guide that exists that explains how to take the right steps and successfully work from home. Even IF the book existed, most people wouldn’t implement it if they bothered to read it. (Edit: I wrote the fucking book. You can get it here.)

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