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The 6 Steps I Took to Quit My Job and Start Freelancing

A few months ago, I wrote about what I’d hypothetically do if I were to start freelancing again. Well, far from the hypothetical, I’ve quit my job and I am, indeed, starting up my own business again. Making that kind of decision is never easy, so today I want to …

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 …

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 …

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 …