“Creative success means balancing your love of starting things with a habit of finishing them.”
―Marie Forleo Wooooooo, we made it, the last post in the series!
To be real, it's a miracle this post is even getting published. Because, as evidenced by my google drive graveyard of abandoned blog posts (not only were they never published…I never even finished setting up the blog!) and other projects, I’m not a finisher.
Seriously, I go back through my Google drive sometime
This is not just the Christian couple’s retreat personality test you might think it is. The Enneagram is based on several ancient wisdom traditions, does not actually contain any references to Christian beliefs, and is the juiciest fruit on the personality test tree, straight up packed with useful and actionable information about everyone’s favorite subject - ourselves! “The Enneagram is a system of nine personality types combining traditional wisdom with modern psycholog
First things first, a fun little disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase something through these links, I may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products if I've used and liked them myself. Ok, now on to the meat of the matter: How to Get Shit Done. This week I'm throwing you a softball. You don’t need a test to figure this one out! This post will be fairly brief, but filled with useful suggestions. With regards to p
First things first, a fun little disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase something through these links, I may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products if I've used and liked them myself. A few years ago, I read the book Better than Before, by Gretchen Rubin. It's a book about habits, and I LOVED it. I find the topic of habit change fascinating and am intrigued by how different things work for different people. Als
For the past seven years or so, I've been a little obsessed with productivity and habits. It all started because I was working a full time job and trying to work on my freelance translation business at the same time. I was struggling to follow through on my business goals, even though freelance translation had been my dream since I was 18 (spoiler: It was not seven years ago that I was 18). Along the way, I've learned a lot. In this blog series, I'll share some things that we
“England and America are two countries separated by the same language.” -George Bernard Shaw If you've ever had to turn on closed captions to watch a TV show from another English-speaking country, you know this is true! While of course Americans and Brits generally understand each other, the differences are notable in both written and spoken English. This can be tricky for translators tasked with translating or editing a document into a variant of English that isn’t their own
Do you ever remind yourself to KISS? Keep It Simple, Stupid. I find it comes in handy all the time in my freelance translation business. Communication I'm a wordsmith, and I tend to be wordy. But I know long emails with big blocks of text are problematic, because people's attention spans are shorter than ever these days! I want to make sure my message gets across. So it often takes me a few drafts to pare my emails down to the essentials and organize my thoughts in a digestib
We're already a few weeks into 2021. Have you set your goals for the year yet? As freelance translators, we can fall into the habit of thinking, plan?? There's nothing to plan, my inbox dictates the plan! You have to point yourself in the right direction to have any hope of getting to your destination. I know I used to think this way. A few years ago, I attended a retreat in December where we planned out our businesses for the next year. As a freelancer working mostly for age
Let's get straight to the point - YES, they do! You don’t have to have a monthly payroll or sign anyone else’s paycheck to receive a Paycheck Protection Program Loan. The program also covers YOUR paycheck. So yes, freelancers, independent contractors, sole proprietors and single-member LLCs can qualify for a PPP Loan. In talking with some colleagues recently about how 2020 went, I realized that many freelance translators didn't realize they could qualify for a PPP Loan, or di