Freelance Graphic Designer DAY IN THE LIFE ✍️Client Work, Procreate, Illustration


good morning so the first thing that I
do in the morning is make sure that I have filled up my water bottle I try to
drink three of these a day and then I get straight on to my emails I try to
get this done because I hate doing emails so much once I’ve done that I’ll
get ready I’ll put a little bit of makeup on it just makes me feel a little bit more
prepared and then today I needed to take a couple of photos for a thumbnail so I
did that and then edited it into a studio vlog thumbnail and let me know if
you watch the studio vlog actually alright I am now dressed and ready for
the day I’m not gonna lie some days I don’t get actually ready ready I’ll sit
in my joggers and like that cozy hoodie and stay like that but today I am
actually going out I’m gonna take my grandma we’re gonna go for food shopping
and for some lunch which I think is quite good actually it breaks up my day
a little bit and I can take my lunch break at the same time so yeah I’m all
dressed I’m gonna get in the car and whilst i’m out i’m also gonna take some
things to the post office because I’ve had some orders and they need to be sent
so yeah I’ll take you out with us many hours have passed as you saw I was
shopping with grandma and then we decided or I asked it whether she wanted to
go for lunch so we went for lunch and then we decided to go to look at some
show homes on an estate like a new estate thing most definitely can’t
afford them but I get a girl can dream maybe in like five years time so we went
and look looked at them and I just got home I’ve been out of the office for
three hours which I wasn’t planning I was hoping for like an hour and a half
max so I’ll just have to make that time up later tonight which is fine so don’t
have any like evening plans and I think that’s the beauty of working freelance
because I can kind of drop everything and go and do things when other people
are free which is nice I just have to be quite strict with myself on making
sure I can catch up with myself for the rest of the day I’ve already
ticked off two things on my little to do list actually let me show you this so
this is my weekly planner I sold these on my
online store and I’m currently in the process of creating some new weekly
planners so keep an eye out on my Instagram for those if you’re into
organization station with kind of things I will leave the link in the description
and on-screen but yeah I’ve ticked off let me show you this actually so today’s Monday I’ve ticked off two
things on there so far three actually I’ve ordered my new cello
bags too I’m gonna go back and sort out my video so I’ve got a video going up
tonight and then I’ve also got a video that I’ve pre-filmed ready for next week
so I need to do the annotations for that so the subtitles and the tags and
then I’ve got actual graphic design work so I’m gonna do some drawings on my iPad
before I start doing the subtitles I thought I’d quickly show you what I do
when I’m replying to like Commission emails a portion of my work involves me
creating logos for people creating little drawings for people stuff that
involves like one single client they pay me a fee and I give them a drawing or
whatever my services so I replied to a couple of emails this morning about
Commission’s I thought I would kind of go into that a little bit more so if
you’re wondering how I go about it you can kind of get an idea so let me just
record my screen if you’re wondering by the way I use an app called screen
recorder I think screen replay yeah it’s called screen replay on my Mac I get
asked quite a lot how I record my screen and it’s just that I got it off the App
Store I have an Apple Macbook and I use an app called screen replay it was free at
the time I’ve had it for years so I’m not sure if it’s still free but I really
like it so I mean it’d be wonderful if the internet would like to work yesterday let
me tell you the internet was driving me insane the one day I had like three
videos to upload the internet just wasn’t playing ball at all considering
the Internet is my job it’s pretty pretty frustrating alright for some
reason Gmail isn’t loading my emails properly but I’ll just show you my
little template thing so here in my Notes app so this is just the app that
comes with apple devices I guess I have this note here that
I wrote ages ago and in it are some kind of blanket style emails I guess so
I don’t send blank emails per se I hate blanket emails but this is like the basic
thing I will reply with when someone asks me for a commission so I don’t know
if you can see but I have one for Commission so if you want to pause it
and like use this for yourself go ahead just adapt it to suit you and it says
like thank you for getting in touch for a portrait like the one I have attached
because I always attach something because generally people email me like
hi can you do a drawing of me and my boyfriend and they don’t specify what
kind of drawing so I want to make sure they’re clear on the style and kind of
what it is they’re going to get and what I’m charging for and just so everyone is
clear you know so yeah it says I charge this much and then I always change that
to suit and this includes the full resolution digital copy so you can print
it as you wish three opportunities to make changes to the drawing and also an
A4 physical print I ask for the full payment amount beforehand via
PayPal or bank transfer let me know if you’re interested and basically that is
the same principle for all the way through so when I did a bunch of
different kind of cartoon style portraits I made one for just cartoons I
rarely use this one anymore I could probably get rid of it and then I have
one so like YouTube banners because I went through a phase of doing them a lot
and then the one I use the most at the moment is the logo one so I have like
thanks for your email the final price depends but it starts from and then I’ll
put a fee here tell them how they receive it and then I also have this
Google Forms link which I can go through in another video if you’d like me to so
just let me know in the comments if you would but basically this form this takes
you to a little survey online for the thing I’ve created asking you a bunch of
different questions what you want your logo for where it’s going to be used any
inspiration photos you’ve found all that that’s in that form and then if someone
fills it out it emails me and I have it all in one place rather than doing like
loads of back-and-forth email so yeah I find it really really helpful
to have these notes here because I pretty much need to say the same thing
every time so I’ll copy and paste it into my email account like into the
reply and edit the name if there’s anything specific they’ve asked for I’ll add
that into my reply and I’ll send that and then either people will completely
ignore that because they don’t like the price or they’ll reply and be like yeah
that’s amazing let’s go for it I never really get a no and you forget ignore or
let’s go for it so yeah that is how I go about that so I am now quickly gonna try
quickly anyway I’m going to quickly do the subtitles for my latest studio vlog
and so I try and make sure I’ve got subtitles on like 99% of my videos
because I want them to be accessible to a wider audience and it does take extra
time sometimes it takes a lot of extra time but I think it I don’t know I just
really value having subtitles and I got into the swing of things
and I don’t want to not do it anymore so I’m doing that maybe one day I’ll end up
having to like hire someone to do it but for now I quite enjoy it and I like
having control I’m very much a control freak so I go into my creator studio app
and on the app dashboard whatever it is and I’m gonna do the annotations and
luckily YouTube generates some annotations itself and they are usually
like 80% accurate so I just need to like scroll through and change the words that
it hasn’t picked up right so that’s what on the agenda right now and I might
listen to a podcast maybe watch a video actually what’s your favorite design
youtuber like graphic design Etsy person who else did you watch online because I
need some new people to watch can you hear how loud my laptop is yeah
it’s very loud it’s currently exporting a video because that video I was just
captioning has a clip in there that I was supposed to edit out and I didn’t so
I was just trying to save it again like re-export and re-upload it because it’s
due up soon and my memory on my laptop is full this happens a lot I have to
empty my laptop’s memory so often I have a really big hard drive in my drawers
down here I did like a full little office tour video I did it recently so if you
want to go and watch that you’ll be able to see where I store everything but yeah
I have the big hard drive for like a big clear out but then I also have these
little tiny ones so I now have two I think they’re like 50 pounds like
they’re not much at all and it’s one terabyte my new one could be 2 terabytes
I can’t really remember but this one’s just a one and it’s just usb
doesn’t require any power so I can take this around with me so what I’m gonna do
before I can do anything else I can’t even do any design work really because
it’s that full I need to move some of my videos off my laptop and onto this I
think storage is a very important part of my job because obviously I have like
6 years worth of videos and I save all of them and then I have design work from
previous clients I don’t need to keep at hand immediately on my laptop but if a
client wants something changing or wants another backup of it or whatever I need
to have that on hand too so all my old client work is on these my own uni work
all that kind of stuff so definitely definitely recommend these I’ve never
had a problem with them Touch wood that’s not wood is this wood so I’ll link it in
the description for you if you want to get one I got it from like Curry’s I
think but I’m pretty sure like Amazon or whatever I’ll sell them I’ll have a look
around and they’ll be linked in the description
for you whilst I’m waiting waiting for my video to export I think I’m gonna do
a little icon drawings so I’ll put a couple of them on screen these are some of
the drawings I’ve been doing I offered them a special offer price just before
Christmas and I’m trying to get through them so I’m gonna do a couple of those I
think I’ve got four or five left and I had twelve and it takes me a long time
to do each one so it’s been a bit of a mission I kind of I think I took on too
many but I enjoy it so I’m just going with it so I’m gonna do them I’ll give
you a quick little time-lapse talk through those once I got it done
recently I actually uploaded a video completely talking you through how I
create these icon portraits so I’ll leave that linked in the clickable I
button but in short I outline all the important features of the face and the
hair then as you can see I’m colouring it in so I pick up a shade of skin tone do
the eyes fill in everything and for this I’m using procreate as always I used the
smudge tool I use the pen tool I use a whole different range of tools but like
I said if you want a more detailed version and head over to that video but
I really like how these turned out I think they’re quite cute and simple and add a
little bit of personality to people’s profiles alright
I’ve been sat drawing it is now half past seven in the evening I think I’ve
made up for the loss of time working earlier but I’m not finished yet I want
to finish my to-do list I’m determined I’ve got one more icon portrait I’m
gonna do today and then I’ve got a couple of little doodles and kind of
drawings I want to do so I don’t know if you’ve noticed but if you go over on my
Instagram I’ve been posting some little quotes like in between my regular photos
have been doing quotes so I want to do a couple more of those because I’ve run
out now I’ve done like a big bunch of them and I’ve run out so I’m gonna do
some more of those but I’m gonna go and go and do that downstairs so I will
leave you with a time-lapse I hope you enjoyed this video and thanks for
following me along for the day I’ll leave all my online social
on screen in the description if you want to follow me elsewhere subscribe if
you’ve enjoyed this video I’m trying my hardest to get to 100,000 this year and
but yeah here is one more final drawing time-lapse
who doesn’t love a drawing time-lapse

How To Stop Being A Wage Slave Or Salary Slave


How To Stop Being A Wage Slave Or Salary Slave..
Hello its Neil Ball, your online marketing coach from www.workwithneilball.com. Today,
I am going to talk about what a wage slave or a salary slave is and how to escape being
one. At the end of this video, I am going to provide you with information, that will
help you to quit being a wage slave. What I talk about in this video might not be for
you. May be you are happy being an employee, and letting someone else profit from your
efforts. If that is the case, that is ok, we need people to be employees. Obviously
every society does. But if you feel that you are not reaching your full potential as an
employee then what I have to say hear may resonate with you. The average person is a
slave and they don’t even know it. Freedom is a birth right. Prosperity is also a birth
right, no matter where you live. Everybody deserves to have prosperity. Everybody should
live to their potential. You shouldn’t give yourself permission to accept being less than.
You should never stop dreaming and having goals; to be something greater. Your life
should not be a grind. And you should never settle for being less than YOU can be. So
Are You a Wage or Salary Slave? The term ‘Wage Slave’ or salary salve is something that a
lot of people object to being told that they are. But Why. You see you are ether a slave,
or you are free. Now you may be thinking that you are free based on the assumption of your
freedom. But in reality this assumption of freedom is just an illusion, that is the contradiction
of the law and reality. The law says that you have personal liberties and therefore
you are free, because you can make your own decisions. You can choose where to live. You
can choose where to work. You can even choose whether to work at all. And so on.. This illusion
of freedom is not that straight forward, because in reality you can only live where you can
afford to live. You can only work for someone who is prepared to employ you. There is nothing
that says that you have to work, though in reality it is extremely difficult to live
without working. So the choice is that you are forced to be bound to the wages system,
which in turn involves employment contracts with employers. You are then expected to create
more value for the employer, than you cost the employer. So the employer makes a profit
out of you, and exploits your input. The employer tells you when you can and can’t have time
off. During the week your days are tied to your hours of employment. So whilst a slave
would probably be tied to one individual, you as an employee are tied to the system,
because you might not think you have an alternative. So the illusion of freedom is dissolved by
this. You are shackled to the system, because you have made choices that have resulted,
in you being locked in the system. So you may still feel an aversion to me saying you
are a wage slave out of a sense of pride. But this objection, and defending of the notion
of being a wage slave perpetuates the reality of it. Why? Because as long as you defend
it, you are not putting any thought in to how you can break free of being a wage slave.
Your misplaced sense of pride, paradoxically only serves to maintain the humiliating position.
I know what it is like you get a job, you have a family, you get commitments such as
a mortgage on a house, a car, etc. At first the job allowed you to afford to pay for this
lifestyle. But then you become locked in to it. The commitments and lifestyle lock you
into being a wage slave or a salary slave. What is the alternative? Being self-employed
or an entrepreneur? But how do you do that? Whatever is stopping you right now, has you
in its grasp. You need guaranteed income, and you are not even sure you can do it. How
do you do it when you need to keep paying the bills? I know what it is like. At the
end of the video, I am going to show you a possible solution. Even if you have dreamt
of being free and pursuing your dreams, and you have talked about it to your friends and
family, they might not have understood and supported you. You should never let go of
your dreams. You should not give up your dreams for anyone. Your friends and family may have
even tried to advice you, when they have never done anything like it themselves. Why would
you want business advice, from someone who is not a successful entrepreneur, like you
want to be? They don’t know what they don’t know. Some people know everything when they
know nothing. Right now, you are exactly where you are supposed to be. You are exactly where
you deserve to be at this moment in time. Because your best thinking has got you to
where you are right now, whether you like where you are, or not. Many people will use
blame, shame and excuses for where they are in life at this moment in time. But doing
this is holding you back. You have to take responsibility for where you are in your life,
right now. If you can do that right now, then that is a breakthrough in itself. Realising
and accepting 100% responsibility for where you are right now. The truth of the matter
is you are in the best place you can be to make a change in your life. There has never
been a better time than now. If you are not where you want to be, right now in your life,
there is good news for you. You can transform your mind-set with the right training and
the right mentors. There is a better way. There is a better way than a 9 to 5. There
is a better way than a JOB — Just Over Broke. Don’t you want to escape the shackles of being
a wage slave or salary slave? Don’t you deserve better? You deserve more than being tied to
being a factory worker, or an office worker or any other job.. You are not a slave. Don’t
you want to become a freedompreneur. You need to be willing to empty your cup, and empty
your mind, and forget what you think you know, and become teachable. You must not allow yourself
to say the most dangerous words in the English language “I already know that”. These words
could have already have cost you a tremendous amount of success, when you think that you
already know it. You need to put your ego to one side. You need to realign your divine
reason of why you are here. Its time to take back control of your life, and to live your
life on purpose. To take back control of your life. To take back control of your finances.
And to take back control of YOUR freedom. Here is the thing: You don’t know what you
don’t know. If you think about when you was a kid, and you was sitting in the back of
the car as a passenger. You actually didn’t know what your parents were doing. You probably
didn’t even think about the accelerator, the brakes, the clutch, the other drivers on the
road. You didn’t know what the other drivers on the road were doing. You didn’t focus on
any of this, because you didn’t know what you didn’t know. . You probably spent all
of your childhood in this state of not knowing. You continued not knowing what you don’t know
until one day when you got behind the wheel. Then when you did, you suddenly realised that
you don’t know much. At this point when you have decided that you want to drive, you start
thinking, and you start focusing on getting to understand, so you were are able to pass
your driving test.. Then as you kept practicing it became second nature. Eventually after
some more time it became first nature and you don’t need to think about it. At this
point you can get into your car, and do other things, at the same time as you drive. Or
you can drive somewhere, and do it on autopilot, so that when you get there you don’t remember
the journey. Right now you are living your life like the kid as a passenger in a car.
You don’t know what you don’t know. To improve your life and you need to be open to receiving,
and you need to upgrade your thinking. You need to spend time with people who have the
lifestyle that you want, and who have positive energy that will lift you up. You have to
be prepared to do things that may be uncomfortable, until they become comfortable. You can have
what you want in life, if you are prepared to do whatever it takes. But you need to have
belief. If you don’t make a decision, about how you are going to live, then you have already
made a decision, that you don’t want it. Why would you want to settle for less than YOU
can be? I have something that will allow you to break free. Now I know that society may
have programmed you to resist anything new. And I also know you may be programmed to have
a pessimistic attitude. I know that you might think that anything new sounds like a scam.
But your small thinking, may be affecting your ability to improve your life. This opportunity
that I have has transformed many people’s lives like yours. This is a belief system,
a culture, and a community. This is a system that is a complete solution, to move you from
where you are in your life, to where you want to be. It will work for you if you have enough
fight in you, to push through some of the challenges. You are going to be in some place
in your life six months from now. You are going to be someplace in your life twelve
months from now. The question is, where do you want to be. So you need to make a change
for yourself. I can’t guarantee that you will make money, because you might not follow the
system. I can’t guarantee that you will be successful, because you might not follow the
system. I can’t guarantee that you will change your life, because you might not follow the
system. But I can guarantee you one thing, if you do nothing, right now, nothing will
change. It’s time to take massive action. You are not viewing this video to be the same
person that you were when you started. You are viewing it because you know that there
is a better way waiting to be discovered. What I have got for you costs just $25 to
get started. For that you will get access, to some the best training and education, plus
some of the best marketing. As well as that, you will also get the highest level of inspiration,
with the best people. It’s time to become accountable to yourself, and lead yourself
to your future. To get started go t. www.workwithneilball.com/takeaction. When you get there, enter your email address
follow the instructions and sign up for the offer. When you have done that let me know,
and I will arrange to have a free 20 minute call with you, to plan your online marketing
future success. You will receive an email with my contact information. Just send me
a friend request on Skype. Again to get started today go to . www.workwithneilball.com/takeaction
. I look forward to talking to you soon.

TEDxRotterdam: Work-life balance for Overachievers and Entrepreneurs – Lova Kremer – Why Not 3


Hey there as many of you know, only half
of my speech got recorded at TEDx Rotterdam. So the second half is still
the original but I tried to recreate the first half and i hope you enjoy it. The mic is over there. Imagine you
could wake up to a world where you have the freedom to pursue your passions and
become the best you can be what if i told you it’s easier than you
think and everyone can do it. But we live in a society where money rules our world
and this can have a profound effect on your life so you might get out of
college and get a job that pays the bills rather than go for a job that
feeds your soul. You might go out into the world and grab a partner that seems
nice but isn’t the one for you. Because you’re afraid of being lonely. In our
society everything is available to you so you might seek out to fill your holes
with an overconsumption of food, gadgets, and information and this makes you overstimulated. What if i tell you that with a simple little idea you can take the
first step to design the life that you dream about and actually live it. About
four to five years ago I discovered something by looking for the
commonalities between all of my successful mentors, and what I discovered changed the way i thought the world worked. And most of all it changed the
way I live and define my life. The way I define life is actually very simple there are three areas where you can put
any and every problem into. Each area has an internal and external component. The
areas are health, wealth, and relationships to give you an
example take relationships. The external is the one we see like our friends and
family, and the internal is the relationship we have with ourselves. Do
we appreciate who we are, are we happy with what we’ve
accomplished. What everyone seems to leave out is that everything is
connected. Screw up one area in your life and everything will go down slowly
but surely. Improve one area in your life and
everything will start going up, slowly but surely. Let’s take building a three-legged table
for a second if you focus on building only one leg the table won’t stand. If
you overfocus on one leg the table will be slanted, so the key is to have a balanced
focus while you’re working on all three elements simultaneously. So the other day I was talking to a friend and in the last couple of months he was over
focusing on building his fifth business and he invested too much time and money into an idea that failed. And as he was going through that horrible process he
started neglecting the other areas in his life. His relationships and his
health and his girlfriend of several years couldn’t handle it anymore and she
left him. As i was talking to him he became aware once again how the three
areas are connected and that his health could suffer next, and that by focusing
on improving all three areas again, starting with wealth, by building in
accountability and several tracking systems it’ll slowly but surely balance
him out again and give him an opportunity to focus on his health and
relationships. And it’s this idea that most of the people I talk to seem to neglect. Everyone knows it exists but not everyone actively pursues a balance in
their life which unfortunately results into many stories like my friend or
maybe you might know someone who neglects his or her health or
relationships, because he or she might live in a society that is made to get as
much performance out of us as possible to put into our jobs, while neglecting
the rest but as I just mentioned singling one area in your life can
result in a long-term collapse while actively being aware and executing on
the idea of having a balanced life with an
optimal health, wealth, and relationships can result in a
long-term success. I believe that this idea everyone should know that this idea
and these trackers and systems exist. Because those are the key to unlocking
freedom so that we can follow our passions and become the best we can be. That is why I believe this idea can make
our lives a little bit better and that’s why I believe this is an idea worth sharing.

16 Skills That Are Hard To Learn But Will Pay Off Forever


Brainy Dose Presents: 16 Skills That Are Hard To Learn But Will
Pay Off Forever Your mother had most of it covered: take your
vitamins, get plenty of rest, don’t stick that butter knife in the toaster… But apart from the obvious, there’s no manual
for life. Most of us fumble through life’s ups and
downs learning things as we go along. In theory, we know that we should be prepared
for anything. But in reality, at times we can all feel miserably
unequipped to handle all the curveballs that life throws at us. There’s nothing like being caught in a situation
that calls for one of those life skills you wish you had learned before you needed it. With that said, here are some skills that
are hard to learn, but will never stop paying dividends. Number 1 – Accountability When something good happens to people, they
don’t shy away from taking credit. But when something bad happens, they feel
victimized immediately. It’s important to develop the ability to
be accountable for your experiences – they are often a result of your actions. Sometimes actions don’t yield the desired
results. But instead of feeling like a victim, learn
from your actions, so that you get better results the next time. Number 2 – Critical Thinking We are exposed to hundreds, if not thousands
of times more information on a daily basis than our great-grandparents were. Being able to evaluate that information, sort
the potentially valuable from the trivial, analyze its relevance and meaning, and relate
it to other information is crucial. This is something that’s significantly under-taught. But the truth is, good critical thinking skills
immediately distinguish you from the rest. Number 3 – Decision Making The bridge that leads from analysis to action
is effective decision making – knowing what to do, based on the information available. While not being critical can be dangerous,
so too can over-analyzing, or waiting for more information before making a decision. Being able to take in the scene and respond
quickly and effectively is what separates the doers from the wannabes. Number 4 – Research Nobody can be expected to know everything,
or even a tiny fraction of everything. You don’t HAVE to know everything – but
you should be able to quickly and painlessly find out what you do NEED to know. This means learning to use the Internet effectively,
learning to use a library, learning to read productively, and learning how to leverage
your network of contacts – and what kinds of research are going to work best in any
given situation. Number 5 – Writing Professionally There are many, many reasons why you should
know how to write professionally – from the basic cover letter to the customer service
email. Writing professionally will allow your message
to be clear, and your voice to be respected – even when you’re not speaking face to
face. Number 6 – Consistency Whether you’re tracking a new exercise routine,
or working on an important project, consistency is vital to maintaining any kind of success. People often stop working hard when they reach
the top – but to maintain the position, you have to work harder and be more consistent
in your work. Number 7 – Communicating Your Needs Your friends, family and workmates cannot
read your mind. You need to communicate your needs clearly,
kindly, and even by repeating when necessary. The more you exercise the language of communication,
the more humanity you will see in the world around you, and the less bitterness you will
carry in your heart. Number 8 – Knowing When To Shut Up Keeping your thoughts to yourself when you’re
agitated is one of the most valuable skills to learn – and of course, one of the most
difficult. Sure, it can feel good to unload on somebody,
and let them know what you really think – but that good feeling is temporary. What happens the next day, the next week,
or the next year? It is human nature to want to prove that you’re
right, but it’s rarely effective. When we are angry or upset, we tend to blurt
out everything that comes to mind. In some situations, it’s better to keep
quiet – no matter what your personal thoughts are. For instance, when someone is too upset to
listen to anything you have to say rationally, it’s useless to respond to them. Number 9 – Asking For Help Or Advice Sometimes, it’s hard to ask for help, because
you don’t want to look incompetent. But sooner or later, everyone finds themselves
in a position where they require some help. Consider what might happen if you don’t
recognize your need for help, or if you choose not to ask for any – you can end up in a really
big mess! Asking for help or advice doesn’t mean you
are weak. In fact, studies suggest that asking for advice
is actually well received and makes you look more capable, not less. By asking for advice, you acknowledge the
other person’s intelligence or expertise, which makes them feel good. Number 10 – Accepting Compliments And Criticism
A lot of people find it difficult to accept compliments and constructive criticism. We often fail to accept compliments with grace,
or we downplay them and get embarrassed. Yet, we’re sometimes crushed by criticism,
even if it’s valid – we tend to take it personally, and to heart. Learning to simply say, “thank you” when
you get a compliment, and learning to view criticism as feedback, can serve you well. Number 11 – Negotiating Good negotiation skills can save you a ton
of money, in pretty much every area of your life – from negotiating a cellphone contract
to buying a home. These skills can also get you that raise you
know you deserve. If you know how to negotiate properly, it
means you’re holding all the cards, and you’re prepared to battle it out. Number 12 – Public Speaking The ability to speak clearly and persuasively
in front of an audience, is one of the most important skills anyone can develop. People who are effective speakers come across
as more confident and comfortable – and they are more attractive to be around. Maybe you don’t have a job that requires
you to speak in public, but you never know when the time may come when this skill could
really come in handy – that big speech at your best friend’s wedding, for example. The only way to gain more confidence speaking
in public, is by practicing it regularly. Number 13 – Tracking Your Spending Sometimes it’s easier to put everything
on a credit card, and then just hope that you’ll have the money to pay it off in a
reasonable amount of time. But, you may not always have the money to
pay off the full balance – and this is a very easy way to end up in debt. By keeping track of your spending, you’ll
be able to see where most of your money is going, and how you can make adjustments moving
forward. You may find that a lot of your money is going
toward things you really don’t need, and this can be a great wake-up call to stop the
unnecessary spending in its tracks. Number 14 – Learning A New Language There are many obvious reasons to learn a
second language. It can help you advance your career, make
traveling more enjoyable, and expand your cultural horizons. But what may not be obvious, are the cognitive
benefits that take place when you speak two or more languages! Speaking a foreign language improves the functionality
of your brain by challenging it to recognize, negotiate meaning, and communicate in different
language systems. Understanding language is one of the hardest
things your brain does – making it the ultimate brain exercise. Thus, learning a foreign language is one of
the most effective and practical ways to increase intelligence, keep your mind sharp, and buffer
your brain against aging. Number 15 – Showing Gratitude The habit of showing gratitude is a great
way to gain respect, trust, and stand out from the crowd – whether it’s by sending
a thank you note or giving a small gift. It could be for the person who interviewed
you for a new job, a trusted mentor, an old boss, or even your own parents – expressing
your gratitude goes a very long way. Showing gratitude gives you and the other
party a chance to reflect on your relationship, and think of the positive outcomes of knowing
one another – and it also makes the day of another person. Number 16 – Staying Present In The Moment Living in the present moment means that your
awareness is completely centered on the here and now. But, the state that we have become used to,
is a state where our thoughts are either in the past, or in the future – instead of where
we actually are, and what is actually happening. We tend to ponder over what has been, what
could have been, and what could be or will be. When you learn to live in the present moment,
you’ll find that your struggles and unhappiness diminish, and life will begin to flow with
more joy and ease. The best things in life may be free, but that
doesn’t mean they won’t take time, sweat, and perseverance to acquire. That’s especially the case when it comes
to learning these important life skills! Look at working on these skills as a journey
with endless possibilities for growth and insight, not a box to check off, so you can
move on to the next one. Remember, these skills are hard to learn,
but they’ll pay off forever! What do you think? Did we miss anything? Surely there are other important skills that
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a REALISTIC Day in the Life (Entrepreneur & Digital Marketing Manager)


Hey there, my name is Andrew. And this is
a day in my life as a digital marketing manager and entrepreneur juggling a
high-level corporate job end business on the site is extremely time consuming and
oftentimes very stressful so I want to give you a glimpse into what this look
like I actually left the corporate life a few months ago to pursue my passion of
building online businesses so the following is a collection of footage a
few months back and no my day definitely does not include the video you’re
looking at now this is me traveling at the moment so let’s rewind back
I wake up at 6 a.m. hopefully on the right side of bed the absolute first
thing I do is always make my bed as William McRaven said if you want to
change the world start off by making your bed the next thing I do before I
brush my teeth is fit in 20 push-ups this helps wake up my body and get the
blood flowing and also help start the day off right by giving me a sense of
accomplishment within 2 minutes of waking up I’ve already technically
accomplished two things I highly recommend implementing these two quick
tasks into your morning routine if you haven’t already from here I then brush
my teeth and wash my face I spend the next 15 minutes journaling and then
meditating I used the five minute general to efficiently jot down my three
things I’m grateful for today three things that would make today great and a
daily affirmation to wrap it all up starting the day with gratitude has been
such a positive change being able to easily frame my mind in a positive light
reminding me of what is important and humbling myself daily you don’t need to
buy an expensive a fancy journal to do the same
I recommend implementing this new daily routine starting tomorrow with just a
spare notebook or piece of paper we’ll come back to the rest of this journal
later tonight to seal the affirmations and positive thoughts I spend another 10
minutes meditating on my balcony and really soaking in the morning air before
getting right into it I’ve recently cut out coffee from my diet so I find pure
matcha tea to be soothing and healthy replacement here I’m using a 100 prong
bamboo whisk bamboo scoop traditional matcha Bowl and Harouna tea to match up
I start by warming the bowl with water mixed me in the matcha powder with a
little water at 80 degrees and mixing with the bamboo whisk
full circle until fine and then I pour in more water at 80 degrees until the
ball is 3/4 the next step is to continue whisking in
quick W motions to produce to that foam on top of the matchup yes this is
pedantic way of making a tea but again it’s a small ritual I enjoy and look
forward to plus it tastes great at this point it’s around 6:30 a.m. I’m
still my PJs and I spent a solid hour or so in my home office I always try to fit
in this time to work on my site hustles before heading out the door and focusing
on my nine-to-five corporate role as a digital marketing manager I run several
businesses which I went get into detail on in this video but if you’re
interested in the side hustles I’ve built or if you are interested in
selling a site house with yourself then you may want to check out the videos on
my channel after this video within the hour I am typically doing high-level
tasks that don’t require large chunks of my time and this means replying to
emails replying to my students and at this point it’s usually really hard to
peel me off my desk to get ready for work because to be honest I’m so in the
flow when I’m working on my own business and having a blast but it’s 7:30 a.m.
now so it’s finally time to get ready for work
I take the train into work and during this time I spend the time reading
following up tasks for my business or just getting ready for the day ahead at
work I aim to get to the office at 8:30 a.m. I like to get into the office
earlier so I’m able to get on top of my workload and get out on time I work as a
senior digital marketing manager at a boutique marketing agency if you wanted
to learn more about the gig let me know in the comments below it’s a pretty neat
place check it out get free breakfast so naturally the first thing I do is make
myself breakfast say hi to colleagues before the
headphones go on and it’s go time spend the first 30 minutes going through
emails checking my calendar as you can see for the day and making a prioritize
a to-do list my role is extremely demanding and we
often juggle countless large digital marketing campaigns so being organized
and prioritizing work is quite tool as you can probably tell hi I love
marketing and getting immediate results from our efforts so checking in and
optimising ads is extremely rewarding to me I also get to work with large media
companies directly such as Google and Facebook which you’ll see later in this
video and I might be biased but a career in digital marketing is extremely
rewarding for those wanting to work in corporate 95 so as part of my role there
are a lot of client meetings both over the phone and face-to-face so usually I
get these out of the way in the morning today I have a couple scheduled over the
phone after the meetings I’m back at my desk replying to more emails working
projects and basically putting out fires and keeping clients happy by
consistently producing a strong return on adspend across all their digital
marketing and it’s finally 12 p.m. I usually have
lunch at my desk while continue working on reading industry news I’m not the
biggest fan of eating lunch at a blog desk but I do this so I can cram in an
hour-long gym session I find when I don’t go to the gym on a work day I get
really itchy and fatigued going to the gym really helps break up intense days
and leaves me feeling refreshed okay so that’s enough backing for a day now I
spend another solid our action tasks or working on projects also leaving time to
reply to emails my inbox often fills up really fast
so again prioritization is so important today I only have about two hours before
a seminar who stood at the Facebook Sydney office so I’m just finishing up
this meeting setting up a digital campaign and then hurrying out to get to
the seminar every six months we sort of retailer the strategy I’m in this
document he’s just asking what’s the best price is going to Facebook on
LinkedIn and I believe a little Cuban sent email I just went back to in with
step by step process so we’re just waiting already
cool just finish the mini red and our hog which is longer than usual
but is very productive and understand this room for a little bit longer and
just work on setting up some digital platforms we’re now on our way to the Facebook
office I personally love trips to both Facebook and Google offices as it’s a
great opportunity to be the first to market when it comes to changes to the
platform which gives us a big advantage it’s also a great being at the forefront
because I can apply the learning to my business and share it with you guys
first also it’s a great way to network snag up goodies food and of course free
booze the most impact yeah okey-dokey back at
the office now to wrap up the day I usually spend more time replying to
client emails and managing campaigns and projects you should probably start to
see a trend by now but today it looks like my colleagues have a different idea
working at a digital marketing agency we work hard and play hard we’ll go out
after work game together and of course we even play beer pong and it’s safe to
say it gets pretty rowdy unfortunately I have to cut the night
short and head home to work on my side hustles on the way home I enjoy catching
up on some light reading and today I’m reading radios principles so just got
home I shout and as you can tell it’s been a pretty hectic day so far and I’m
gonna go now go cook and take this time to sort of one wine a little bit before
I get stuck back into it but yeah let’s go start cooking tonight we’re making a
simple yet delicious chicken thigh and vegetable curry chop up leftover veggies
fresh chicken thighs and in a few tablespoons of your favorite curry paste
and coconut cream and that’s quick affordable dinner ready to go usually I
unwind a little during dinner before getting stuck into the third and final
round of work at this point I’m pretty exhausted but it’s these hours that
define my success I work usually all the way up until midnight or even later and
this is the time I do the bulk of my work usually I’m bulk editing YouTube
videos even filming videos managing any business fliers replying to emails and
fulfilling online orders received for the day with my VA s I then jot down
notes in my productivity notebook to keep tabs on my workload for tomorrow
morning and the week ahead it’s about three past midnight at this
point and I am blocked how I’m done at the moment so it’s been a pretty hectic
day obviously not every single day is like the one that you see today but the
rough schedule is about the same so I hope you do hope you did enjoy this day
in my life and as you can tell running a business or side hustle while working a
full-time particularly stressful full-time job is not easy and so if
you’re doing the same thing please let me know the comments below
otherwise if you enjoyed this please give it a thumbs up and subscribe for
more content like this and yeah I’ll see you in next few videos otherwise thanks
for watching I hope you enjoyed it and I’ll see you the next videos see ya

10 Work From Home WORLDWIDE Remote Jobs January 2019 1-3-18


hey it’s Karolyn Marie from Karolyn
Marie.com and everyday this week I’ll be sharing the best worldwide work at
home opportunities today I’m sharing ten worldwide work at home jobs on January
3rd 2019 be sure and subscribe every day I’ll be bringing you the best work at
home opportunities first up today is zero chaos alike lion bridge in a pin
zero chaos hires for positions like ads quality rater where you evaluate ads and
search engine results though this position gets mostly advertised for the
u.s. they also recruit from other countries you can learn more about their
current opportunities at zero chaos calm or in the link below the video next up
is contemporary VA with this company you’ll be working as a virtual assistant
the general responsibilities is to attend a client requests and performing
other team tasks the basic pay is $10 per hour and you will have to commit to
at least four hours per day you can learn more about this opportunity at
contemporary va.com or in the link below the video next up is XE on data they
have data entry projects for workers in both the US and India you can choose
from various projects when you’re on their website you can learn more about
their opportunities at XE on datacom or in the link below the video next up is
Co Vance this is a very specific medical related job company hiring clinical
research associates from countries like Australia Germany and Spain you can
learn more about their current opportunities at Co Vance comm or in the
link below the video next up is focus forward this is another work at home
transcription company for worldwide applicants they pay anywhere between 40
cents to 65 cents per audio minute no prior experience is required to apply
for this position you will need to take a test before getting hired you can
learn more about this opportunity in the link below the video next up is human
take this is another extra income opportunity which is open worldwide you
will be reviewing calls and categorizing them with tags though the pay is not
very much it is flexible and open globally you can learn more about this
opportunity at Humana techcom or in the link below the video next up is
verbalized if you are looking for some flexible translation jobs you can sign
up for verbalize it you can also do transcribing jobs with this company
though it is not clear how much the pay is you can try applying for this company
as they do accept translators worldwide you can learn more about their current
opportunities at verbalizeit comm or in the link below the video next up is
icesoft stone this is another company which hires many other countries other
than the US the work is similar to other search engine evaluator roles such as
those with a pin and line bridge on their careers page right now they have
dozens of jobs all around the world you can learn more about these opportunities
in the link below the video next up is bow
type you can apply to be a transcriber with us company for general
transcription tasks they accept applications worldwide they do ask for
some prior experience but you can learn more about their opportunities at Babel
type comm or in the link below the video and last today is multilingual
connections this is another translation and transcription company that offers
freelance positions worldwide the rates depend on the type of project and you
can apply for the transcription role directly from their website you will
need to take a test before you get hired you can learn more about their current
opportunities at multilingual connections comm or in the link below
the video and there you have it ten companies currently hiring for worldwide
remote work from home jobs if you’ve received value from this video please
like it and share it every day I’ll be bringing you the best work at home
opportunities so be sure and subscribe and hit the notification bells so you
don’t miss out on any videos I’m dedicated to bringing you the best work
at home opportunities every day to inspire you to live and thrive like a
boss thank you so much for watching and I’ll see you in the next video

How I Negotiated A Post-MBA Salary and Title One Year Out Of College ––and then got FIRED.


Did you ever have a basement dwelling phase or was it always like smooth sailing? No. Hell no. It was never smooth sailing for everyone. So I grew up in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania like suburbs. Definitely was like a rebellious kid. Not getting great grades but like getting good enough grades. And I went to Carnegie Mellon which is a great school, in Pittsburgh. I got fired from my management consulting my first management consulting job. For can I ask for what? So I had been working for two years out of undergrad. I negotiated – I think this is like one of the things that people always talk about like “You gotta negotiate for what you want”. I negotiated for a post MBA title and salary. But you weren’t post MBA. No I was like two years out of undergrad. I was nobody. I negotiated for this amazing role and in no way was I ready for it. Right. I was just like some kid and you know..I sucked at my job pretty much. So I got fired. Yeah.

She Left Behind A 6-Figure Salary To Help People With No Money | Inc.


– Being a female founder in
the financial services industry is actually everything to me. I feel like it’s been an
industry that’s needed change for a long time, and I love
that I get to be a new voice in a very old, antiquated industry. I am Shannon McLay, founder
and CEO of the Financial Gym, a physical place where you
can go to kick your assets into shape, and your bad
money habits to the curb. I grew up in a small town
on Long Island, in New York. It was a blue-collar neighborhood. I actually grew up in a HUD house. I didn’t know it was a
HUD house growing up, but my parents couldn’t afford a home. I loved growing up in that community. When I was 14 years
old, I got my first job. I wanted to make real money,
I wanted to work with adults, not children, so when I was 14
years old, I was with my mom and we walked into this bagel store, and they had a help
wanted sign in the window. I worked the weekends
and in the summer times, I worked 6:00 am to 2:00 pm, and I did that job until college. I have always been a type
A, overachiever, always. I loved getting good grades in school. I loved being the teacher’s pet. I enjoyed college like most college kids, although unlike most college
kids, I also worked a lot. I started working at
Best Buy as a cashier, and I did that for the
last two years of college, and I remember I was working on my resume ’cause I was at the process
of applying for jobs. I wanted an investment banking job, and when I was talking
to the career counselors, they were asking what else I did, and I said I work at Best
Buy, but I’m just a cashier, it’s no big deal. And they said, well how often
are you working at Best Buy? And I said, I don’t know,
between, depends on the week, between 35 and 40 hours a week. He said, wait, you work
35 to 40 hours a week, essentially a full-time
job, and you have a 3.6 GPA in the business school, you
need to put that on your resume. And I had interviews with
Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, all the
big investment banks. Every single person asked me
about that Best Buy experience. I had six job offers before
Thanksgiving of my senior year, and I took an offer with Bank of America to work on the trading
floor, after college. I was 22 years old when I started working on the trading floor at Bank of America, and I loved it. I found it very exciting, I
found it very challenging, there were 265 people
on the trading floor, and only 15 of us were women. I liked to joke that my favorite
women’s bathroom location is on a trading floor, never a line, it is like a ghost town in there. So, I cried a few times in that bathroom. When I first started working
on the trading floor, one of the other, the seniors managers, told my boss, thanks for
decorating the trading floor, meaning that I was something
to look at while I was there. There was a happy hour
where I was called a bitch because I was doing better
than my male counterpart. So, there are plenty of stories,
and I pushed through them because there are also really
so many exciting things that happened in my career. I was given a number of opportunities. I worked on trading floors for the next 10 years of my career. So, at 33, I became a financial advisor, and to work with me at Merrill Lynch, you had to have $250,000 in assets. I ended up, in that period of time, becoming the worst financial advisor ever, because I was building this
business of pro bono clients, that I loved. I loved the people with no money, and I was working and less enthralled with my high net worth clients. And I was doing that on the side, and I literally was doing
that for a period of time until I came to an a-ha week of my life. I had a meeting with a
woman, a pro bono client, and I did a financial plan
for her, these secret plans, and at the end of the
meeting, she stopped, she looked me in the eye, and she said, you know you’re saving my life, right? And it was, the a-ha happened. It was this, everything
came to me at once. I said I need to build a
business for people like this. So, for the next two years of my life, I left Merrill Lynch
to start building this, and those were some really dark years. I left this six-figure career
to help people with no money. The 401k was wiped out,
no personal savings, I literally had nothing, it was a very low moment in my life. When we first raised money
for the Financial Gym, we had 126 clients and our
revenue was about $72,000, and as of last month, we
have over 2,000 clients and our revenue is $1.8 million. People ask me all the time,
what is the Financial Gym, what does it look like,
what are you doing there, are you on treadmills, barbells, is it pure bar, what is it? And I always tell people,
our workout equipment is wine and kleenex. We go through a lot of it here. We want our clients to feel comfortable. We know that they’re sharing their financial dirty
laundry with us all the time, and it’s highly emotional. Seventy percent of Americans are living paycheck to
paycheck, so they are not alone, and that’s what we see, and
we want to create this space where people can come, bring
their dogs, bring their kids, bring their friends,
however they wanna come, and just work on their
financial challenges.