Every Most weeks, I feature a roundup of interesting articles, blog posts, and fun graphics that caught my eye throughout the week. Sometimes they’re themed and sometimes I just go with the flow. This week: a random mish mash of links about productivity, keeping it real online, and valuing yourself as a young entrepreneur.
Easy Ways to Defeat “Fuzzy Brain” at Work: I definitely struggle with days where I feel wildly unproductive. I feel like it’s harder when I have no one telling me what to do!
Lessons Learned: First Months as a Young Trep: My friend Jenna from college recently launched a digital marketing consultancy that focuses on SEO, SEM, paid search, and email marketing. She recently blogged about her biggest lessons so far. The most important takeaway for me: don’t undervalue yourself! Check out Part Dos as well (it has a little shout out to me!)
10 Tips for Juggling Multiple Projects and Priorities: Courtney lays out some guidelines for you.
On Social Media + Keeping It Real: Ever feel pressured to appear perfect on social media? I died laughing over some of the stories shared when Sarah of Yes and Yes asked people to be real on her Facebook page.
Are You as Busy as You Think You Are? Sounds like my conscious time management blog post! An awesome post on getting honest with yourself about how you use your time.
Transparency, Coaching, and An Americano: Want to know what a coaching session is like? This guy is letting you watch his!
And in delicious recipes: parmesan and garlic roasted edamame, strawberry coconut soft serve, and sesame ginger noodles with chicken and veggies!
Every Most weeks, I feature a roundup of interesting articles, blog posts, and fun graphics that caught my eye throughout the week. Sometimes they’re themed and sometimes I just go with the flow. This week: any and all things related to life coaching!
Interested in becoming a life coach? Here’s a career profile on Levo League about how to find or become a life coach.
The title of this New York Times article says it all: Should a Life Coach Have a Life First? What do you think about young life coaches?
I had a great phone call with Ashley of Your Super Awesome Life yesterday- so glad that I found her on Twitter and then read her post on Yes and Yes. Love her list of top 5 freebies for women in their 20′s!
Looking to launch into life coaching? Molly Mahar, a well-known life coach, offers online courses through her business, Stratejoy.
Love this piece from Amanda Abella (who describes herself as a “Millennial Movement Mastermind”): Work/Life Balance- Seriously?
Confused about life coaching? Here are 10 life coaching myths.
If you need some guidance on where to start if you’re thinking about life coaching full-time or on the side, read this piece on one woman’s take on life coaching certifications and more.
I recently stumbled upon Meredith Fineman’s blog and was intrigued by her Journalism-ism post. Her point: “In the world of the aggregate, the retweeted, how do we make sure that there are new standards of ethics?”…We can’t be held to outdated standards…”
Is blogger outreach part of your work? Here’s what matters when choosing bloggers to work with- written by GroupHigh, approved by me
Looking at these Thai steak lettuce wraps from Iowa Girl Eats and these gluten-free banana nut quinoa muffins from Fannetastic Food is making me hungry!
Since starting work with a client in fashion, I’ve become more interested in fashion styles and trends. I love these top 10 spring trends from Corporate Fashionista.
I love reading pretty much every piece on The Daily Muse- so many fun professional development posts! Here’s 4 things you can learn from the best business blogs.
I still adore bright pink just like I did when I was in middle school, so I of course loved Nikki’s Bright Pink Please post!
If you’re a freelancer- or a human- you’ve definitely felt the pressure to say yes to everything. Will Hardison tells you why you should say no!
I like the idea of having one word that you want to live by for the year, a la Clare: Accomplish 2013 & Monthly Goals. Now what should my word be?
I love Elle’s suggestions of choosing mini-resolutions, instead of daunting ones you may never accomplish: Healthier You Mini-Resolution Ideas.
The EveryGirl is another advocate of the dumping traditional resolutions that are bound to fail: Living Well: Ditching Traditional New Year’s Resolutions
But speaking of resolutions, I am a fan of the philosophy of working smarter, not harder. Hence, my interest in My Career Resolution for 2013: Work Smarter, Not Harder.
From one of my favorites, Yes and Yes: 13 Fresh Starts For The New Year.
And lastly, Angeline shows why focusing on discipline is good if you’re doing it for your own good: Project Discipline.
And a bonus read unrelated to the new year: What I Love About Raleigh, Better not Bigger. Thank you for the shout-out, Mr. Hardison. Go Raleigh
It’s Friday yet again (pause for cheering) and I have another roundup of links that I’ve compiled throughout the week. Last week freelancing, this week pretty much the opposite- job seeking! But if you’re a freelancer, don’t close your browser yet- many of the same tips and tricks that apply to job searching relate to finding and building relationships with freelance clients.
This week’s star source of inspiration is The Prepary. Founder Jaime had me with the tagline: “Advice for the modern job seeker and professional” and her crisp, sleek website design.
Is December a good time to look for a job? via The Prepary
Sometimes my Weekend Reading posts are just a mishmash of random articles and posts that I’ve aggregated from across the web throughout the week, but this weekend I’m focusing 100% on freelancing!
Quote from 99U
Answers to 100 Freelance Writing Questions via Make A Living Writing
The Pros and Cons of Becoming an Independent Contractor or Freelancer via Brazen Careerist
Happy Monday! Did you have a good weekend? Mine included watching Skyfall at the IMAX, watching a million episodes of Damages, going out one night, eating brunch at one of our favorite local spots (after we complimented our waiter, he looked at us and said “Y’all aren’t creepy at all.” We of course died laughing), going to a upscale bowling alley, and getting dinner in Durham. I also did some redesigning of my blog (including the social media buttons on the right side). It’s not finished yet, so don’t tell me if you hate it
Now I’m sitting with a mug of toasted almond coffee, preparing tweets for @LivingSocialJob and writing this roundup of interesting things I’ve read lately. Several of them are unintentionally centered around saving money- just in time for the holidays