Workpapers Weekly, vol. 2

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 by Chris

Weekend: noun. Saturday and Sunday, especially regarded as a time for leisure.

Weekends are also a great time to focus on personal growth… or all the things you didn’t get done during the week.

Let’s get down to business.

Success on Your Own Terms

The beauty of freelancing is that you can shape your life to your own desires. Although, as seasoned freelancers know, that can be a tricky balance. When no two days look the same, what does the ideal, successful day look like? It’s vital to establish what your version of success looks like, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. This isn’t just a read for the freelancer though. Everyone needs to create and define their own values.

Better than White Noise

We love a good playlist in the background when we’re working, and almost nothing beats the atmospheric sounds of Sigur Ros. This video is a tour of Iceland’s Ring Road, set to an algorithmically generated remix of one of their recent songs. The bonus to the productivity enhancing music? The video inspires some serious wanderlust. Perfect for when you need a little work break.

Mixing Business and Pleasure

Now that you’ve defined what success is to you and you’ve got your productivity beats on lock, it’s time to focus on the business aspect. Take a leaf out of George Clooney and Rande Gerber’s book and cop their lessons on everything from hiring passionate people to creating opportunity. Smooth tequila not included, this time.

Now, how’s that for a well-rounded Friday? Cheers to the weekend.

Stay classy,