Here are the best articles we found for the month of June:
Deciding to become a freelancer or contractor can be a liberating but scary decision. Now more than ever there are opportunities to be an independent contractor or freelancer. The workforce has become more mobile and many people who are a part of the digital age can take their work anywhere.
The gig economy has helped people find work when they don’t have a full-time job. It has helped small businesses as well. They can find hourly employees to do small projects and jobs, and they do not have to pay someone full-time or offer benefits. Read more here.
Just like millions of other people, I’m hooked on TED Talks. They’re innovative, informative and engaging, but these talks are also intentionally short enough to be consumed when you feel like you only have a couple of minutes in the day. You will learn something new or be reminded of a topic that’s essential that you haven’t thought about for a while. TED Talks help to expand your mind to think other thoughts that you may regularly think about. Think something new, hear someone new and change how you relate to the world.
Speaking of time, there are also plenty of TED Talks that can help you step-up your time-management game, or at least change your perspective on this essential skill. The following ten talks that you should watch right now when you have a couple of minutes to spare. Read more here.
Have you ever wanted to start a side hustle, but didn’t? I know exactly what’s holding you back.
I’ve talked to countless aspiring entrepreneurs. People seeking to start beauty companies, bakeries, tech companies, clothing companies, hot sauce emporiums … the list goes on. But though all of those business plans and side hustle ideas varied so much from each other, the very first concern they brought up to me was always the same:
“I don’t have any money. How could I possibly start a business?”
I totally get where they’re coming from. When you’ve never started a business before, so many of the first steps seem totally insurmountable — especially when you’re not lucky enough to be facing them with a bucket full of cash. Read more here.
Even in tough times, Simon Sinek is an optimist.
“Optimism is not a denial of the current state, it’s a belief that the future is bright,” the business coach and best-selling author of Start With Why (2009), Leaders Eat Last (2014), and The Infinite Game (2019) told Inc.com managing editor Lindsay Blakely in a Real Talk: Business Reboot virtual event Thursday. “I do fundamentally believe we will be better off because of this, not in spite of it.”
During the hourlong conversation, Sinek explained how crisis is the “great revealer” and reaching out to employees is essential for leaders, as is listening and not always having all the answers. Read more here.
If you missed last month’s link roundup please check it out: