The main reason I feel busy is because I have 1.5 jobs, plus a mess of things on the side, so it always feels like I’m working on something. When I’m not working on something, I’m thinking about what I need to work on. But am I really that busy? Maybe not as much as I believe I am.
Here’s a list of the (mostly crappy) jobs I had while writing nine novels before the tenth book got sold.
Do you work in an open-plan office? Would you be better off in a cubicle? Quartz explains why open-plan offices make us less productive (and also more likely to get sick).
Your friend got you a job. How do you thank her?
Mental Floss has a list of best-selling authors and their experiences with rejection. I remember being rejected from a paid internship I really wanted when I was a fresh-faced graduate. You get used to seeing rejections when you’re young and starting out, but this one particularly hurt because I had interviewed with four of the senior editors in the office, and had my hopes up. Years later, the same company contacted me and offered me a staff job, which I turned down because I was already happy with what I was doing. Rejection is not the end of the world, though it can feel like it at the time.
Susan Adams at Forbes thinks that high school students should make LinkedIn profiles because it will help them get jobs and will professionalize their online presence. She makes some compelling points, kind of.