Summer time is almost upon us and for me that means my productivity takes a serious hit with the rest of my family home (2 school age daughters and my wife teaches). My goal is to take summers off, or get to a literal 4 hour work week, and spend the time doing fun things with the family.
If you need more ideas, here are a bunch.
Our kids are in camp a few days a week, but a “helper” to entertain them some of the time would help.
Knock that daily routine out in the first half of the day and have lunch and beyond to enjoy summer. Though if you can be productive during summer why waste all that time being less productive the rest of the year?
A bit like buzzword bingo but in a tournament bracket, sadly most of that jargon has come up in conversation for me in the last few months.
Need to keep meetings with clients short and sweet? This might help.
It helps to be reminded of the paradox of choice. I need to go clean up my Freelancing Weekly site with this in mind.
Generally good advice, regardless of time in question.
A recap by Alan on his first month freelancing. There are some jargon words to use here about seeing his process and success, but I’ll let you fill those in.
Why 90% of Everything Is Crap and 5 Ways to Leverage This Face to Sell More of Your Freelance Writing
It’s amazing how much of this, and most advice, can be translated to: “be a professional” and you’re doing better than most.
The siren song of wiring all your Social Media together.
I don’t use LinkedIn enough. If you do, make sure you change your password.
Also, fake it until you make it. Exercise and be healthy, does wonders for your confidence and silencing self sabotaging internal dialogue.
If you’re not focused on attracting new clients with your blog, here’s a way to get started.
Feels like a mastermind-lite and customer of the month merged into one, but seems a really cool idea.
Lots of new stuff to know about the updated google analytics reporting.
If you’re speaking at a conference, or planning too, these posts might help.
Here’s one on conference titles
The last from Jeff Hurt, this one I found in a google search after watching the Mixergy Master Class on Productivity where the book “Change the Way You See Everything” was mentioned.
Systemizing incoming client calls.
I like the point: “Don’t build on rented land”.
Very thorough list broken down into categories so it’s less overwhelming.
Heh, rounded corners.
Just choose a day, time and how often you wish yor backup to be performed and kick back and wait for your websites files and a SQL dump of its database to be dropped in your Dropbox!
Interesting take on demonstrating the effort required to support older–especially IE–browsers.
Friends of Freelancing Weekly
This is an open source project from a friend, Ben Mills, and it deserves a little love. If you want a graphical way to interact with RVM, here’s a tool to help.
This week’s newsletter is brought to you by me. I built Freelance Funnel, a service that takes the headaches out of finding new leads. If you’re a new freelancer, or don’t have a big enough referral network to keep your pipeline full, you’ll definitely want to check it out. There’s even a 30 day free trial, so there’s nothing to lose.