Welcome to One Woman Shop Weekly Finds - where
we members of the community scour the web to bring you a curated list of posts, links, and resources that we they think will help your business—and maybe even your life! This week’s curator: copywriter + editor Sara Frandina.
Who do you want to thank today? That’s the question Melissa Cassera asked when she devised this amazingly inspiring list of “22 Creative + Surprising Ways to Show Your Business Community: “I LOVE YOU AND I’M HAPPY YOU ARE HERE.” After all, gratitude is one of the best traits a One Woman Shopper can have.
When you’re going it alone, as many in the One Woman Shop community are, it’s tough not to live inside your own head and let your thoughts envelope you -- especially the negative ones. This article, appropriately entitled “Stop Trying to Control Your Thoughts”, is an eye-opener. We can’t control our thoughts, but through meditation we can “cultivate awareness and observation, and learn to interrupt the process of conditioned responses and reactions.”
For the One Woman Shoppers also raising babies and running a household, here are some necessary reminders and tips from Modern Mrs. Darcy. Though geared toward writers, I’m quite certain these apply to all of us: “Aim for a reasonable amount of work,” “Find others in your tribe,” and remember: “you are in training.”
Here’s one worth a bookmark: “71 Ways to Write a Social Media Update” from Kevan Lee on the Buffer blog. The list will spark inspiration and give you a blueprint to writing Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram updates that engage your audience. My tip: sit down and batch write a bunch at once!
Advice I wish I had received 10 years ago: “Last Year of College? Forget the Job Hunt and Start Freelancing Instead” from Brazen Life. For our One Woman Shoppers still in high school and college, good on you for starting so young! For those of us well beyond college, it’s time to spread the freelancing love to our younger counterparts.
We all want to be financially successful. But what’s going to set those of us who succeed from those of who don’t apart? Kali Hawlk offers these “7 Habits of Financially Successful People.” How many of the seven describe you?
Great news! “People who engage in 'workplace Internet leisure browsing’ are about 9 percent more productive than those who don’t." But it’s not all fun and games - you have to learn to do it right: learn How To Waste Time Properly with this read from Nautilus.
Latest posts by Sara Frandina (see all)
- To Peach, We Say: Happy Birthday! ? - July 14, 2017
- Why There’s No Shame in a Bridge Job - November 10, 2016
- Stuck on Building That Next Big Thing? A Tip: Create What You Need. - April 14, 2016
- Third Time’s the Charm: A Beginner’s Journey With Meditation - December 22, 2015
- Tools We Love: Edgar - July 9, 2015