Event Recap: From Distraction to Intention

As Maura Nevel Thomas noted during November’s Freelance Austin meeting, “Empowered Productivity: Win the War Against Information Overload,” most of us start our days simply by looking at what’s in front of us. But according to Maura, if our goal is to increase productivity and reduce stress, that’s all wrong. Instead, she advocates for a system. “When we apply a…

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Catherine Jewell Helps People Connect to Career Passions

Faces of Freelance Austin is a monthly feature to get to know one of our many members just a little bit better. For this month’s installment, we check in with Catherine Jewell, Membership Chair of Freelance Austin.   Name: Catherine Jewell Business/organization name: Career Passion Coach Email: cj@CareerPassionCoach.com                  Website: https://careerpassioncoach.com/ No. of years freelancing: 23 Located: Austin, Texas Accepting new work?…

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How Often Do You Replace Your Freelance Business Computer?

I’d originally planned to blog about Macs vs PCs because I knew there would be some pithy things to say about this heated debate topic. Our house is divided, for what it’s worth. So I asked a few friends about their preference (ok fine, I posted on a Facebook group for local freelancers) and used a funny cat meme –…

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The Freelance Parent Life

I really should have titled this article, “Can you have your cake and eat it too?” But I have questions about this cake. Are the kids awake? …. meaning, do I have to “share”? Can I eat it for breakfast? … instead of my 5 year old’s leftover jelly toast? Do we have enough milk? … or do I need…

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September Meeting Recap: Functional Finance for Freelancers and Beyond

We all have different reasons for entering into the freelance world. Maybe you want to spend more time at home with your kids. Maybe you started a business to follow your passion. Perhaps you love working in your pajamas. Or you hate horrible bosses and uncomfortable office politics. Welcome to freedom! On the flip side, the freelance life comes with…

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Minimizing Distractions When You Work at Home

Being able to work at home has changed many people’s lives. However, keeping focused on your work can be difficult when you’re surrounded by so many things that you love and enjoy. Here are our top tips for minimizing distractions when you work at home: Have a dedicated workspace Having a separate room to use as your office is ideal….

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