Freelancers place a high premium on their time—at least those of us who don’t want to be stuck pulling consecutive all-nighters do. Unfortunately, however, we also don’t have a whole team to help with the administrative heavy lifting: there’s just you, your laptop and the cat—and we all know that cats don’t make the most helpful coworkers. Add that all together and you have a recipe for frustration, unless you take steps to reduce the amount of time you spend on repetitive, time-intensive tasks.
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Read our interview with April to learn the importance of forming habits to increase productivity, why she works in creative bursts and her tips for sending awesome newsletters.
Ritu Raj believes that happiness is both undeniably powerful and poorly understood.
So he’s using data to get to the bottom of it. Ritu’s BeingHappy app helps you track your daily happiness on a scale, determining what factors (like sleep, a sunny climate or a compliment from a coworker) help you be most happy. Ritu is interested in the external and internal factors that influence happiness and aims to optimize happiness for all.
Ritu believes that when we are truly happy, we are more productive at work, more thoughtful consumers and have more fulfilling personal relationships. In our interview, Ritu explains why he’s addicted to entrepreneurship, how he balances his artistic side with his go-getter inclination, and how the Constitution spawned his interest in the pursuit of happiness.