becoming more efficient

Reframing Productivity (Don’t do more. Do less, better stuff. That’s the gist of this post.) Successful people at large and self-help gurus, in particular, are obsessed with becoming more efficient. Why wouldn’t they be when time is all we really have to play with? Articles along the lines of “10 ways to optimise your daily…Continue Reading “Becoming More Efficient: A Thought Experiment #42”

acquiring our first customer

Last summer, I had an idea for a business or side-hustle. That idea was building custom-made websites for driving instructors around the country. It was born out of my own painful experience trailing through instructor websites when wanting to learn to drive. Almost all of these sites mimicked the same ugly templates. And many instructors I…Continue Reading “Acquiring Our First Customer For A New Business Venture #37”

cold calling for introverts and millennials

Last week I sold software to a Cathedral from a cold call. A Cathedral. There’s probably a cloud-based pun in there somewhere… Sales has a bad rep When you think of a salesman, you think of slimy estate agents or so-called “recruitment consultants”. The kind who ripped you off with made-up admin fees (I just…Continue Reading “Cold Calling For Introverts and Millennials #31”

Working For Free: The Debate In my first summer of university, I worked three different jobs a week. For 3 days, I worked on an unpaid internship doing mainly admin work for a disabilities charity. As they didn’t have enough work for me the rest of the week, I volunteered in a charity shop for…Continue Reading “Working For Free – 10x Your Impact And Growth For Nothing #16”

interview lessons from both sides of the table

7 Interview lessons Job interviews are a unique experience. It’s not often in life that you are encouraged to talk about yourself—to tell everyone just how great you are. Precisely because it’s not something you do very regularly, it’s easy to feel underprepared and anxious. Especially if your dream job is on the line. This week…Continue Reading “Interview Lessons From Both Sides Of The Table #13”

how much should i charge for my time as a freelancer

How much should I charge as a freelancer? The prevalence of this question is only increasing as we transition towards a “gig economy” with self-employment and part-time work on the rise. Freelancers face a lot of challenges. How to find and win clients… How to manage deadlines and juggle projects… From personal experience, however, the thing…Continue Reading “How Much Should I Charge For My Time? #12”