Using Constraints to Boost Your Creativity

It seems ironic but putting constraints on your creative projects can help you, well, create. Here are 7 ways you can add constraints to your project.

When I am given the freedom to create whatever I want, whenever I want, however I want, I grab my pencil, open my sketchbook, look at the blank page, and… freeze.

After staring at the page for one whole minute, I say to myself “Maybe another time…” and close my sketchbook.

Even when I have all the time and freedom in the world, I end up not creating at all.

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Avoid Doing These 5 Things to Your Clients

We freelancers and business owners should do our best to treat our clients with respect. Here are 5 things we can avoid doing to show them that respect.

Clients are wonderful people. They pay you for your time, put their trust in your abilities, and respect your profession.

Or, at least they should. And, for the most part, many do.

So, the last thing we freelancers and business owners should do is annoy our clients. However, sometimes we don’t even know that we’re annoying our clients. After all, what might irritate our clients might not irritate us, and vice versa.

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A Letter to Those Starting New (and Unconventional) Paths in Life

A letter for those of us starting new and possibly unconventional paths in our lives. Because sometimes we need someone to tell us it's okay to do so.

I’m going to do something a little different in this post.

I have a short speech to say to all of you, especially for those of you who are starting a new path in your life, whatever that path may mean to you.

Whether you’re starting a new business, entering a new relationship, living somewhere new, starting a new project, or something else, there’s something I need to tell you. It’s kind of cheesy, but I mean every word.

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Avoid Information Overload, Take Action, and Be Productive

A lot of beginning freelancers and entrepreneurs get stuck in the planning stage. Here's how you can stop planning your business and start taking action, being productive, and doing things that's helpful for your business.

Are you spending too much time reading other people’s blogs and being on social media? Is this keeping you from doing other things you should be doing, like working on your business?

If so, then I think you’re stuck in quicksand where each gloopy grain of sand is a social media post, blog post, or email. You’re stuck in this entertaining yet dangerous patch of quicksand and unable to get out and survive.

In the same way, if you keep reading things online and spending your days on social media, you’ll never get to do what really matters for your business and keep it alive.

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