The Real Reason You’re Procrastinating Right Now (And How to Overcome It)

Procrastination. Writer’s block. Laziness. Whatever you call it, and whatever BuzzFeed wants you to think about it, it’s not a personality trait or an uncontrollable phenomenon. It’s a mental response to a problem—and a perfectly legitimate one at that. Procrastination and its many variations is not something to squash down. You can’t willpower your way through procrastination—not for long, at least. …

writing a 'professional' email

Enough with the “Professional” Talk. It’s Tacky.

You know the feeling when you receive a rejection letter? Ugh, it’s awful. Especially if you really wanted the thing, whatever it was. But let’s be real—sometimes, it’s not that you didn’t get the gig. It’s that after putting your heart and soul on the line, all you got was an impersonal, blasé letter that’s barely mail merged with your name. …

Why I Quit Freelancing

Why I Quit Freelancing

After 8 months, I knew it was time to throw in the towel. In November of 2015, after a few years of writing blog articles and running social media pages, I quit my job as a social media specialist at one of Arizona’s top advertising agencies and started calling myself a freelance writer. I was full of hopes, dreams, and some …

graduating students who needed to get internships

You need an internship. Here’s how to get one.

It pains me to think of today’s college students. College is becoming more and more of a requirement to getting an above-minimum wage job, yet it’s being sold as a summer camp. And even if you’ve got your head buried in your books and you’re pulling through with decent grades, it doesn’t guarantee you a job. We’ll dive into the …