Wait! Before you get to those awesome links!
Last year my friend Rachel finished her degree, continued to be the only person I know who can pull off her hair color, and had a freak accident in a mosh pit that left her with thousands and thousands of dollars in medical bills. I wanted to do my part to help out so over on Facebook, I’m running a little silent auction for four hours of my time - even copywriting! Which I don’t offer anymore! If you’ve interested, pop over and leave a comment on the picture with your bid; auction ends February 28th at 6 pm CST.
Anyway. Here are some of the best, brightest things I’ve found online recently!
This is insaaaaanely helpful, no matter what time of year you read it. Finding inspiration and motivation to blog better this year.
New Stimuli - one of the best ways to get your creativity levels up is to expose yourself to new stuff. Buy a book, watch a movie, meet someone new, go for a walk, spend time with your family, listen to some music – get out of your normal daily rhythm and expose yourself to some new sights, sounds, tastes, touches and smells. Remember that what you put into your life has a direct baring on what comes out.
Related: if you’re feeling uninspired, think about why you follow your favorite bloggers.
This is a long read that’ll inspire you to take a lot of action when you’re finished: how to optimize your hottest posts.
Reminder: it’s totally possible to work on projects you’re excited about. AND ACTUALLY MAKE MONEY WHILE DOING SO. And you don’t have to get an accounting degree if you don’t want to. When everyone is making the same bet, there’s more competition. And when there’s more competition, there’s fewer winners. Those winners range from soul-sucking middle-management at T-Mobile to soul sucking stockbroker at Goldman Sachs.The money’s different, but the sad man in the uniform is the same.
Yes! I struggle with this soooo much: when to do something important (but not urgent.)
If you have a physical product that you regularly pitch to magazine editors, you probably need this.
Almost every women I know (myself veeeeery much included) would benefit from watching this: five tips to start negotiating like a badass.
What posts have you loved as of late? Leave ‘em in the comments!