Your Friend, The Contract

Your Friend, The Contract

In the excitement of the moment you land new work, it's tempting to bypass formality and not bother with a contract. Set yourself up – and your client – for a successful professional working relationship by insisting on a written contract. Here are our five tips to make sure your contract serves you well.
Good reasons to procrastinate

Good reasons to procrastinate

Are there any good reasons to procrastinate? We agree there’s often legitimate cause to delay a decision or put off starting a new task. But there’s a big difference between delaying something and procrastinating. You can learn ways to develop a more satisfying approach to work and life.
First at the lights

First at the lights

What does it mean to be first at the lights? We think it's a good thing. You have a clear picture of what’s ahead; you get to set your own pace once it turns green and guide those behind you. In this blog, we'll explain how the first at the lights concept can translate to our work habits.
Motivation or manipulation? When to stop holding hands

Motivation or manipulation? When to stop holding hands

We all know friends, colleagues, and even strangers who constantly need our support and encouragement. We help them along and respond to their needs for assistance. It's the right thing to do. Or is it? There comes a time when it's wise to ask yourself if you are genuinely helping someone or contributing to a negative pattern, which may include manipulating you into doing their work.
The four-way stop: How to stay on the right path

The four-way stop: How to stay on the right path

When you’re at a crossroads in business or your personal life, it’s easy to veer off in a direction you may later regret. We always have a choice between taking the path of principles over the shortcuts and inevitable dead ends of ego and making a quick buck at the expense of others. So which way do you take? Here’s a short guide to doing the right thing.