As I sit down to write this article, four days past its due date, at one in the afternoon, after scolding myself for wanting to take a nap literally three hours after waking up, I ask myself why any reader would want to listen to me talk about a healthy work schedule.
Hear me out! My struggle makes the need for this article all the more apparent… because I’m one paragraph in and about to take a lunch break…
Freelancers become what our jobs need us to be. We must be adaptable and flexible, but still maintain consistency in the quality of the work we produce.
I’ve learned a lot about consistency during my time as a content producer. Besides maturing as a person, I’ve also matured as a writer and entrepreneur. You have to when you’re producing the majority of several clients’ content.
I’ve also learned that entrepreneurs don’t always know what’s best for their company when it comes to content.
That’s not to talk poorly about any of the people I’ve worked for. I have great respect for people who can start a business from nothing and grow it into something sustainable.
The problem has to do with human nature and our aversion to long-term commitment.
AKA we tend to get bored of things after a while.
Last year, we published an article about our team’s favorite books of 2016. Everyone seemed to enjoy it (including a couple of the authors), so we decided to create another roundup to close out 2017.
Some of us found this rather difficult — for writers, choosing a favorite book is like choosing a favorite child. But alas, we had a deadline and a two-book limit.
So here is a list of books that made our lives a little better this year.
Can we take a moment to rejoice that this year is almost over?
Alright, now back to stressing about what to get your friends and family for the holidays.
Last year, I wrote about some really great stuff and was even gifted a couple of the items I recommended (yay — my family reads my articles!).
As with most annual activities, I always have the goal of making things bigger and better than the year before. Some of the items I found this year are pure genius, so I consider that goal accomplished.
I’ll let you have the final say, though.
So buckle up, and let’s shop for the writers and entrepreneurs in your life.