Motivating your team when you aren't feeling up to it | Solutions for success as a remote freelancer | Report: Low-wage workers can't afford to rent in most states
June 15, 2018
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Getting Ahead
Motivating your team when you aren't feeling up to it
Being vulnerable and honest with your team can help you draw inspiration from members, and you don't have to have all of the answers or "to be the team cheerleader," leadership coach Cheri Torres says. Check in on your physical, mental and emotional well-being, which affects energy and enthusiasm.
Fast Company online (6/14) 
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Solutions for success as a remote freelancer
Create and distribute content that promotes your expertise to publicize yourself as a freelancer, entrepreneur Andrew Medal writes. Consider working in a shared office space, find a platform that helps you communicate with your clients and try to work on tasks in "short bursts" to get through your workload.
Entrepreneur online (6/13) 
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The Landscape
Report: Low-wage workers can't afford to rent in most states
Report: Low-wage workers can't afford to rent in most states
A full-time worker who makes minimum wage cannot afford to rent a two-bedroom apartment anywhere in the country, according to a report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition. A one-bedroom apartment also is out of reach in most states for a minimum wage worker, who would have to work 99 hours weekly to afford rent.
Fortune (6/14) 
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Your Next Challenge
Debunked myths for succeeding in your job search
You don't have to send out tons of applications to beat the odds of being considered for a job; focus on quality applications for the jobs you really want, Christopher Lee and Kim Stiens advise. Even if you're qualified for the job you might not necessarily get it, so tailor each application for the position, Cheryl Palmer recommends.
Glassdoor (6/13) 
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Balancing Yourself
Set boundaries, get clarity on workday expectations
Set boundaries, get clarity on workday expectations
Clarify what your co-workers mean when they say your work is expected "by the end of the day" and "as soon as possible," Alyse Kalish writes. Ask how long a "quick" chat will take if a colleague wants to take a moment of your time, and ask to catch up another time if you can't stop to talk at that moment.
The Muse (6/13) 
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The Water Cooler
Study: Environmental factors cause a drop in IQ scores
IQ scores have been steadily decreasing in recent decades due to environmental factors, a study finds. Contributing factors could include changes in educational systems, nutrition and less time spent reading, said Ole Rogeberg of the Ragnar Frisch Center for Economic Research in Norway.
CNN (6/13) 
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There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Nelson Mandela,
activist and political leader
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