Is Laziness Good?

I see myself as a bit of a lazy person. How so? Well, whenever I work on a tedious, exhausting project, I am prone to becoming frustrated. However, my laziness actively motivates me to seek out better solutions: I analyze the project in detail, trying to come up with something more efficient. In a way,…

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Freelancer Frustration Caused by Projects Not Starting When Expected

There are many situations that can lead a freelancer to frustration.   Let’s say you’ll start working on a project next week. Everything seems fine, you even say no to some other full-time projects that are offered to you. You are committed to this exciting new assignment. But then the period before the start date…

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Being Passionate About Work

What does a person need in order to be truly successful in their professional pursuits? In my experience, success and the feeling of contentment arise if certain conditions are met.   First of all, you have to be passionate about your line of work. If you don’t actually like what you’re doing, you’ll burn out…

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Do I Have to Read the Contract?

When you sign up with new recruiters or companies, you have to sign lots of new contracts. Sometimes, these agreements can span multiple pages. They are always written in a hard-to-understand legal language, and may not be easily digestible. I have seen contracts upwards of 20 pages. Contracts have to be written this way because…

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Saying ‘NO’ to the Wrong Project

As a freelancer, you are in charge when it comes to accepting offers on various projects. However, sometimes it can be difficult to choose, because every project brings something different in terms of time, money, and experience. Unfortunately, some projects might just not be worth it.   There are several aspects of the issue that…

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Building Trust as a Consultant or Developer

I was at the dentist this week. I got one of my teeth pulled, as recommended by my dentist. It was a painful procedure, but I went through with it because I was advised to do so by a professional. Similarly, I was told that I needed to change my car brakes. Even if I…

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