Ah, the digital nomad lifestyle. Untethered from the office world…A life spent exploring the globe…Working with a laptop and a margarita by the pool… These are the kinds of things people picture when they fantasize about becoming a digital nomad. And while some of these things are a reality, that image is better suited for Instagram; it’s not quite as reflective of real life. If you’re considering becoming a digital nomad, I want the journey to be easier for you. So, I’ve put together this survival guide—a map to help you navigate this exciting lifestyle.
The best way to tackle job interview anxiety is to be prepared. Though it’s impossible to know exactly what questions your interviewer will ask, there are very common interview questions you’re likely to encounter. Having answers prepared for a few of the likely questions will help you feel more confident—and confidence is key to winning the job.
It’s a lot easier to get something done, and to get it done well, when someone else is watching. I learned this the hard way, a few months after launching my freelance content business. It became very easy to push off deadlines so I could explore a new place, meet up with friends, or just scroll on my phone. But eventually, I began to fall behind. My business wasn’t growing at the pace I needed it to, and my stress was building as I became a master procrastinator.
Let's say you go to college. You make new friends, get comfortable with debating fellow students in discussion groups, and may even live with roommates. You meet people from different backgrounds and walks of life and rebuild your social circle—sometimes from scratch. When you join the workforce, you have to do it all over. And this time, the game has changed again.
Citizens worldwide want businesses and NGOs to be more transparent. They expect a more positive influence on societies’ ability to engage with each other more honestly and productively. Research has shown “information quality” to be central to that effort. But high-quality information is out of reach for disconnected brands that don’t understand their communities. That’s why humanizing your brand is key to building trust with your target audience. Here’s how.
When considering how to succeed in business, most entrepreneurs don't understand the level at which writing impacts their progress. It doesn't matter how good your product or service is if you can't communicate that value to customers.
It feels like every day I hear about another student loan default, bankruptcy, or foreclosure. People get in over their heads, and it’s either a slow burn or a brutal ambush. I’ve often found that the friend who complains the most about their finances is also the sloppiest spender and a master of bad life decisions. Financial security begins with a simple premise: don’t overspend or waste money on unnecessary stuff.
The best investment you can make is in yourself, period. Don't be stingy with your money when it comes to improving your skills. Let's look at why investing in yourself is easily the best choice you can make.
Buying a house used to be the American dream. A place to call your own, with a big backyard and a gorgeous patio…maybe even an outdoor pool. For decades, property ownership was seen as the ultimate box to check as an adult. And you can’t tell me that you haven’t snuck a peek at the homes on shows like Selling Sunset and thought to yourself: Life. Goals.
Catastrophizing is something we all do from time to time, but it’s far from healthy—and far from productive. In this post, we’ll look at what catastrophizing is, how it affects us, and practical ways to cope with anxiety and not let it run your life.
I get fatigued from fluff self-help content—and there’s a lot of it. You know the stuff. You see the bad advice polluting social media but still have no idea how it applies to your life. The tips are too broad, overly general, like a horoscope with no actionable insights. Often, self-help tips are downright wrong, with zero evidence behind them. Even worse, they carry problematic implications and can cause real damage and wasted effort.
When you recognize that nobody is perfect, it’s insanely liberating. It takes the pressure off needing to be the best and never failing, giving you the courage and space to grow, create deeper and more meaningful relationships, and embrace more experiences. So, in celebration of all things imperfection and wabi-sabi, here are five stories of people who embraced their vulnerability, mistakes, and flaws—and emerged much stronger for it.