#FreelanceFriday: And the word of 2018 is toxic

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“The Oxford Word of the Year is a word or expression that is judged to reflect the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of the passing year”. This year that word is TOXIC.

“Toxic” has many strings – toxic waste, toxic poisoning and the like. And events around these issues have facilitated the word’s rise to the top of the most-used pile.

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#FreelanceFriday: firing a client

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As a freelancer, you quickly learn that it’s important to have as many clients as possible. More clients mean a healthier bank balance every month. We never really think about firing clients … until one (or two) come along and we know we would be happier not having them around.

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#FreelanceFriday: the hustle is real

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#FreelanceFriday: the hustle is real I began blogging some years before I became a freelance content creator. It was the ideal platform for me to work at my own pace while I held down a full-time job. It was also a great space to build content that was my own….

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#FreelanceFriday: Dear freelancer. I see you, I salute you

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#FreelanceFriday: Dear freelancer. I see you, I salute you Rates and fair pay are hands down the most talked about issue amongst independent consultants. It became evident to me when, as chair of a freelancing organisation, the questions that we fielded most often was around our rates survey and report….

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#FreelanceFriday: ruminating on my choices

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#FreelanceFriday: ruminating on my choices We make choices every day of our lives. And they begin the minute we open our eyes to the world we have been born into. Making a choice is a simple act. It’s something we don’t often think about – it happens as easily as…

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Misogyny in the workplace is alive and well

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, blog, freelance, freelancer, entrepreneur, anxiety, misogyny

Last week I wrote a blog about my friend Anxiety and how we met. I’ve pinpointed an incident that took place almost a decade ago as the root cause of my trauma. And while I have dealt as best I can with that incident, Anxiety and I remain good friends….

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#FreelanceFriday: Let’s talk about anxiety

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#FreelanceFriday: Let’s talk about anxiety A few years ago I was held up in my home. I was in the shower, getting ready to fetch my kids from school and head off to work. I’d spent a productive morning writing an article after interviewing a South African woman author. I was…

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Productivity: what is useful work

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Productivity: what is useful work According to the Cambridge dictionary productivity is the rate at which we do useful work. Did the number of hours I put into something yield useful/beneficial results? How many minutes did I spend creating this blog? How many minutes on answering a text message while…

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What to do when a creative block happens

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, blog, freelance, freelancer, Durban, entrepreneur

What to do when a creative block happens On December 4, 2017, I launched my freelancing career in earnest. Since then, I have steadfastly and consistently shared and engaged with followers on my social media platforms. Advice, travails, highs, wins, reviews … I’ve shared what drives me in my business….

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