Lovely Links: Introvert problems, wholesome food, ambivalence + more

Lovely links business introvert

Lovely links is a monthly round-up of inspiring articles, practical tips and delightful goodies from around the web. Have a browse, get inspired and discover all the wonderful gems that are out there!

1. Think you have to have fancy business cards and all the newest mod-cons in place before you can even think about getting your business started? Think again. This post by Leah over at The Freelance to Freedom Project shows that you don’t need to have it all.

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What if money were no object? [Inspiring Video]

what if money were no object

We all need a boost of inspiration now and again and the videos that I share on this blog can do just that. Bookmark them and return to them whenever you need a pick-me-up!

Today’s video is one that I return to again and again whenever I’m having a particularly challenging day and need a reminder of exactly why I’ve escaped the employment career cage to do things my own unique way.

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The tale of a technophobe and her online business

Technophobe

Here’s a secret.

Despite the fact that I run an online business, spend most of my days sitting at a computer, and feel most at home writing emails rather than getting ‘out there’ to see people, I’m actually a bit of a technophobe.

Buying a new mobile phone is perhaps my least favourite thing to do in the whole world because it means I’ve got to figure it all out (yet again).

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Lovely Links: Perfectionism, a book challenge, rituals + more

Lovely links Apr 15

Lovely links is a monthly round-up of inspiring articles, practical tips and feel-good tit-bits from around the web. Have a browse, get inspired and discover all the wonderful gems that are out there!

1. Are you letting perfectionism stop you getting your stuff out there? This great post by Danielle Zeigler shows why it’s best to get on and launch already.

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Do your dreams change from day to day? You’re not broken, but you might just be a scanner

Dreams change

Today’s guest post is by Carla Watkins of carlalouise.com

These days, when I mention a new business idea, I know I’ll be met with some rolling of eyes and muttered comments of “oh no, not ANOTHER one” from some people.

I’ve planned, tested and scrapped more businesses than most people will ever run, had seventeen jobs in nine years, have driven my loved ones up the wall with my inability to pick one thing and stick to it, and am still justifying to some people the decision to close my web design business, when it was on track to make enough money to let me quit my day job.

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Nervous of networking? Here’s an alternative.

Nervous of networking

As a quiet introvert, attending networking events has just never done it for me – even the word ‘networking’ can send shivers down my spine!

But of course as introverted business owners we still need to raise awareness of what we do…so what’s the alternative?

In this post, I share one of my all-time favourite ways of connecting with others and growing my business (while honouring my need for quiet, alone time).

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