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5 Freelancer Work-from-Home Traps and How to Avoid Them

Making a living as a freelancer has its pros and cons. One of the pros, at least for certain types of industries, is the ability to work from home. Freelancers who do so avoid the daily commute; they have the ability to control their own schedules more tightly; they are able to work in a comfortable setting. But not all is sunshine and roses.   Working from home has its negatives. It also offers some hard-to-avoid traps. For freelancers, falling into those traps could significantly hurt one's business. That's why it's important that freelancers learn to identify the traps and avoid them at all costs.   Here are the top five freelancer work-from-home traps:   1. Distraction   Working from...

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PLANNING YOUR LIFE WITH ADHD

Today we have a guest blog post written for us by Dr. Lesley Cook, licensed clinical psychologist specializing in treating and supporting clients with ADHD, autism and learning disabilities. Why do ADHD’ers hate planners? The answer is….they don’t. They hate systems that “should” work but result in yet another perceived failure. This is a message I deliver on a weekly basis to clients and friends and social media followers. When a new adult client comes to see me after years of struggle, the first questions I ask are: If you had a planning system that worked for you what would it look like if money was not a factor? What would it feel like to use it? I routinely get the...

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When Was the Last Time You Did a Life Balance Assessment?

Something we hold in high regard around here at Next Level Daily is a good work-life balance.  We understand from years and years of doing the daily grind, just how much your life can suffer when you work too much and play too little. So when we created the Next Level Daily planner, we knew we wanted to have a Life Balance assessment so that we could continually check in on our life balance and re-assess as needed.  The life-balance assessment in our planners covers things like body, mind, connection to others, personal growth, financial, your personal contributions to the world, and lifestyle. You get to score yourself on where you are at currently and compare that to where you...

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The Power of Journaling + 90 Journaling Prompts

Have you ever kept a journal? A lot of people think of journaling as an “old-school” way to document their day-to-day but it can be so much more than that! Journaling can really be a powerful form of reflection and a way to work through some of life’s biggest questions and moments. It can be a way to document an experience, to help yourself remember how you felt during that time, or it can be a way to reflect on the past and process through good or bad times. It is also a way to turn your dreams into true goals by writing them out. People have been keeping diaries or journals for almost as long as there has been...

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Vision Planning and SMART Goals to Optimize your Life!

When was the last time you sat down and mapped out a vision for your life? If you are like a lot of us, it’s really hard to sit down and write it out on paper. You get busy wrapped up in the day-to-day and don’t even have time to know what your vision actually is.  Or maybe you are a big dreamer and by not writing it down, it’s easy to forget the things you dream about for yourself. That’s why we created the Vision planning section of our planners. We wanted you to have a space to sit down and map out your vision for your life at least a couple of times a year, as a good...

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