How to stay in the zone when you’re working from home

By guest contributor, Georgette Eva

When you’re your own boss, number one employee, and right-hand-person, it’s sometimes hard to stay motivated.

It happens. It’s hard to self-motivate constantly, and as freeing as freelancing can be, keeping yourself on task (along with all of the other things you’re doing to run your own business) can be difficult in itself.

Happily, freelancing today is made much easier with apps to keep you on task, strengthen your focus, and keep you accountable. Here are a few apps that will keep that laser-like focus— okay, productive, human focused— while working on your own.

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The starter kit every Freelancer should have

By guest expert, Zac Choi

Taking the leap and working for yourself can be a daunting experience.

Where do you begin? What tools do you need (or not need) to get things going?

While my expertise as a business consultant is revenue growth and workflow science (basically how to increase income and decrease cost), my passion is to build tools for and to share best practices with those who want to work for themselves.

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Time Management Tips for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Welcome to the glamourous life of being a founder — a life where you’re the first to be blamed and last to be paid, first in the office and last one out. It’s pretty amazing though isn’t it?

To help you out, here are three time management tips that can help you navigate the life of a first-time entrepreneur. Two of these tips are from hustle-gurus while the third is my own practice. Let’s get started!

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From Blogging to Bestseller: Mark Manson’s Story

Mark Manson successfully built a monthly readership of millions with his unconventional approach to personal development. 

This New York-based bestselling author, blogger and entrepreneur knows a thing or two about putting it all out there, and finding success in the process. Offering “a counterintuitive approach to living a good life,” Mark’s unexpected writing career began with blogging and evolved into a book currently listed as #1 on Amazon’s Motivational Self-Help New Release list.

Read on to learn Mark Manson’s personal secrets for becoming a successful writer and entrepreneur. Be sure to check out Mark’s page and grab a copy of his recently published book for yourself.

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What’s Your Story? Learn How to Master the Perfect Elevator Pitch

Chris Westfall wants to help you talk about yourself.

As a Keynote Speaker, Writer, and Entrepreneur in Houston, Texas, Chris has taken it upon himself to help others craft their stories. As the US National Elevator Pitch Champion, there’s no one better than Chris to help you master the perfect elevator pitch.

Chris has came along way since starting his business in the less than doubtful economy of 2008. Since then, he has been on a ride to the top of business world as a sought after public speaking coach and keynote speaker.

Let’s find out more about how Chris is teaching us to understand the unique value that we have to offer. Don’t forget to check out Chris’ page and watch his videos to make your elevator pitch the one people never forget.

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A Behind-The-Scenes Look at Building a Global Brand

Joanna Bailey is an expert when it comes to creating a vision.

Tired of allowing someone else’s vision of success drive her work, she set out to create her own purpose. Today, Joanna empowers women through co-working. Despite the resistance she got from some, her vision, team and a few key lessons learned helped her rise to the top.

We asked Joanna about what it took to get her company up and running. If you’re thinking about creating a global company, you’ll want to read this interview for a behind-the-scenes look at what it took for Joanna to launch COTERIE. Don’t forget to check out Joanna’s page and her mission-driven company.

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The Purposeful Travel Experience You Need to Know About

Amy Merrill is connecting the dots for what her generation needs.

As the Chief Everything Officer of Journey, Amy helps foster travel experiences that combine purpose, adventure, and community. Upon realizing that our generation wants to be a part of the story when it comes to social good, Amy knew she had found something good. From that realization, Journey was born.  

We interviewed Amy to learn more about the trials and tribulations of starting a company, what the future holds for Journey, and her advice for any future founders out there. Don’t forget to check out Amy’s page to learn more about Journey.

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