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    Coronavirus: Remote Work Roundup

    With coronavirus (COVID-19) madness dominating the headlines, it is a good time to consider the remote work concept. Whatever you may call it, remote work, telecommuting, distributed work, or just working from home, there is a place for all of us – not just coaches and freelancers – to consider alternative workspaces. I’ve collated a collection of remote tools and resources that may help your workflow in both the coronavirus fears and beyond. What would you add to the list? 15 Questions About Remote Work, AnsweredThe coronavirus pandemic is expected to fundamentally change the way many organizations operate for the foreseeable future. As governments and businesses around the world tell…

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    How to Find Clients as a Freelancer

    There is a certain romance associated with being a freelancer. Often we conjure images of working from remote, exotic locations; the freedom from a 9-to-5 job; the ability to create our own destiny; and doing work that is engaging or meaningful. According to a 2016 survey of the freelance economy, the number of freelance workers is growing quickly. Currently, there are approximately 55 million freelancers in the United States, up from 53 million in 2014. This represents about 34 percent of the total workforce and is expected to balloon to 50 percent by 2020. But, as many of those entrepreneurs can attest, running a freelance business is hard work. From day to day operations, managing clients, and…

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    Is It Hustle? Or something else?

    Staying up late on a Sunday night working on a project. Is that hustle? Working 16 hours a day on a new idea. Is that hustle? Foregoing social outings in lieu of shipping your product. Is that hustle? “Hustle” has become the drug of choice for many entrepreneurs. A glorification of doing what no one else will to see success that no one else will experience. What is it exactly? Hard work? Taking action? An attitude? Getting out of bed an hour earlier? Is it working faster? Is it applying yourself? Is it something to covet and celebrate? Working hard has never gone out of style — and I am not suggesting…