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LinkedIn strategy for freelancers
Make sure you have a few essential elements in this catch-all Experience section:

<li>Five to 15 recommendations as testimonials from past clients
<li>One main Slideshow (Slideshare) illustrating your work over the years, highlighting clients and deliverables and ending with a call-to-action slide or video
<li>Other media files demonstrating your work deliverables, if your client agreements permit
<li>Bullet points that would look like features and benefits statements of what you do for clients as a professional (think of this as a little marketing piece rather than a resumé entry)
<li>And if you work for different industries or offer two or three very different services, you might break each out into separate Experience sections to ensure your testimonials and work samples tell a coherent story
work  life-hack 
april 2018 by xianoforange
Structured Procrastination
The observant reader may feel at this point that structured procrastination requires a certain amount of self-deception, since one is in effect constantly perpetrating a pyramid scheme on oneself. Exactly. One needs to be able to recognize and commit oneself to tasks with inflated importance and unreal deadlines, while making oneself feel that they are important and urgent. This is not a problem, because virtually all procrastinators have excellent self-deceptive skills also.
via:mozzarella  life-hack 
april 2018 by andosteinmetz
Ryan Holiday - Lessons from the stoics
One of the most practical things I’ve learned from the Stoics is an exercise I’ve come to call “contemptuous expressions.” I love how Marcus would take fancy things and describe them in almost cynical, dismissive language — roasted meat is a dead animal and vintage wine is old, fermented grapes. He even describes the Emperor’s purple cloak as just a piece of fabric dyed with shellfish blood. The aim was to see these things as they really are, to “strip away the legend that encrusts them.” I try to use this exercise every day.
stoicism  ryan-holiday  life-hack 
april 2018 by xianoforange
Ryan Holiday - More about writing (the time it takes...)
Pulling the legal documents alone was an ordeal. First, it required downloading nearly 3,000 of the legal case files from the Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court website (7.97 gigs worth). Each file had a name like 123761.tiff so it required renaming each one to a consistent standard of YEAR-MONTH-DAY-DESCRIPTION and later converting them all to PDFs:

In the end, after sorting through the thousands of files — initially close to 30,000 pages–I sent them to the local print shop. The final quote was nearly $2,000 to print over 7,300 double-sided pages, organized in 18 binders. There was the trial itself for which a video archive cost $894 to access for six months and included some 67 hours of footage.

My son was born a week before I was supposed to start seriously researching the book, which only further threw my life into chaos and (welcome) distraction. I remember thinking beforehand that I’d have quiet time to flip through the legal binders when he was sleeping. Let’s just say that did not go as planned.

Still, I proceeded with my interviews. Sometimes I was in San Francisco in Thiel’s office. Sometimes I was gchatting with Denton from Austin. Then I would take breaks and repair fences and burn brush on my farm. In all I would conduct countless hours of interviews, at least 450 pages worth of the ones I was allowed to record and transcribe, and many hundreds of pages more done via email and chat. It took roughly 2 months to get through the legal documents and another month to produce what became a 50,000+ word, 129 page timeline of every event that had transpired in this insane story. It was a timeline that stretched from March 2002 to March 2017. At long last, I had at least nailed down what had happened.
writing  ryan-holiday  life-hack  productivity  research 
march 2018 by xianoforange
Austin Kleon - Reading old notebooks
This year, randomly, without planning it, I’ve become familiar with the notebooks of 3 different writers: Leonardo da Vinci, thanks to Walter Isaacson’s bio, Henry David Thoreau, thanks to Laura Walls’ terrific bio and NYRB’s beautiful reader edition, and David Sedaris, thanks to his newly published diaries. All three have much to teach.
[It's worth going over Austin's advice about keeping notebooks.]
notebooks  austin-kleon  productivity  writing  life-hack 
march 2018 by xianoforange
Austin Kleon - Notebooks
I carry the pocket notebook all day, scribble stuff in it, take notes. It’s basically a scratch pad. Then, every morning after breakfast, I open up the pocket notebook, check my notes, then I fill out my logbook, which is sort of like an index of my days and a memory refresher. Then, I write and draw 3-10 pages in my diary, based on my notes and my log. I cross off things in my pocket notebook after I write about them. The diary then becomes a place I go to when I need new writing and blog posts. It might sound like a lot of work, but using this method I am never lost for something to write about. Also, my job is to write, so, there you have it. (By the way, I stole most of this method off David Sedaris.)
productivity  life-hack  austin-kleon  notebooks  writing 
march 2018 by xianoforange
Ryan Holiday - Make time for reading
The key to reading lots of book begins with stop thinking of it as some activity that you do. Reading must become as natural as eating and breathing to you. It’s not something you do because you feel like it, but because it’s a reflex, a default.

Carry a book with you at all times. Every time you get a second, crack it open. Don’t install games on your phone–that’s time you could be reading. When you’re eating, read. When you’re on the train, in the waiting room, at the office–read. It’s work, really important work. Don’t let anyone ever let you feel like it’s not.

Do you know how much time you waste during the day? Conference calls, meetings, TV shows that you don’t really like but watch anyway. Well, if you can make time for that you can make time for reading. (Or better, just swap those activities for books)
reading  ryan-holiday  life-hack  time-management 
january 2018 by xianoforange
NYT - The World According to Tim Ferriss
Mr. Ferriss said he’s learned he can’t please everyone and that if he tried, he’d be boring — and insane. So he focuses on the fans and embraces the adage, “Living well is the best revenge.”

He appears to be doing so. This year, he plans to introduce a project to build 100 libraries or schools in 100 hours in developing countries. He’s also exploring television opportunities, studying screenwriting, learning Arabic, training for an ultra-marathon and striving to perfect a back flip. Another thing he’d like to hack: a relationship. He’s dating but doesn’t have a girlfriend. “A bunch of land with a big dog and a wife and a kid or two would be nice,” he said.
tim-ferriss  life-hack  productivity 
may 2017 by xianoforange
wikiHow to do anything...
Everything you read on wikiHow was written by someone who wanted to help someone else.
wikiHow  hack  life-hack 
december 2016 by rcyphers
Shift More 7
From time management to attention management. From more to less. From calories to nutrition. From meetings to decisions. From social media to strategic marketing. From
june 2016 by juanangosto
The Munger Operating System: A Life That Really Works
Charlie Munger gave the 2007 USC Law School Commencement Address, and within it, outlined a very wise operating system for leading a good life.
life-hack  psychology  lifecoach 
april 2016 by arj197

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