Tag Archives: Freelancing

Slice Planner: a daily planner that merges paper and digital

Via The Cramped, is news of a fantastic concept currently on Kickstarter. It’s a diary / planning solution that combines the visceral delight of real paper and pencil with the sheer and shareable convenience of digital. What a great idea! … Continue reading

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Songs for Sovereign Professionals: Hello, Hooray

The sovereign professional walks a solitary path. Sometimes you need a lift, something big and empowering and energising. This has been the opening song on my daily soundtrack for the last few months. “God, I feel so strong!” Here’s Alice Cooper’s original … Continue reading

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Hunter-Gatherer: the full list

50.  Never let the fire go out. For the hunter-gather of the 21st century, the full list from Nicholas Bate, here.

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Pfeffer on Power

I loved Jeffrey Pfeffer’s 2010 book Power: Why Some People Have It – and Others Don’t. Here’s an overview of Pfeffer’s work (from Theodore Kinni), along with a five minute video of him talking about Power.  

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More hunting and gathering

The next dozen from Nicholas Bate: Stare at night skies unpolluted by light. … … Establish rituals: writing, building & crafting, reflecting … The rest, here. The first 12, here.

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21st century hunter-gatherer – Nicholas Bate

I love this.  Why does it sound so idyllic … Tell stories that fire the imagination. … Really notice the weather and predict what’s coming next: rain or shine or snow. Sleep easily; Arise early. … Develop language and brachiate more. … Continue reading

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Right effort – @patrickrhone

Patrick Rhone on the Buddhist concept of Right Effort, here. I like the concept.  It seems wholly aligned with finding balance.

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Pension? Don’t worry, be happy – Nicholas Bate

An altogether healthier, alternative plan from Nicholas Bate: Start now a plan to do work you enjoy. And why would you stop doing it? … The full three-step plan, here.

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12 Habits That Set Ultra Successful People Apart – Travis Bradberry

I put his in my “must read” list and have only just found it again.  A fascinating article by Travis Bradberry, co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0: 1. They’re Composed 2. They’re Knowledgeable 3. They’re Deliberate 4. They Speak with Certainty … Continue reading

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Re-dredging the tired, boring injustices of our personal lives… #writing

  “Don’t get me wrong.  I’ve got nothing against true healing.  We all need it.  But it has nothing to do with doing our work and it can be a colossal exercise in Resistance.  Resistance loves ‘healing.’  Resistance knows that … Continue reading

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