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Notes and Quotes: “On Writing” by Stephen King

On Writing by Stephen King is a must-read for aspiring writers. I wish I had discovered this book while taking fiction writing classes in college. It may have convinced me to drop out of school and actually do something, like write. Continue reading “Notes and Quotes: “On Writing” by Stephen King”

Getting shit done (Part 1): Write a short film script

This is part one of a series of goals I want to accomplish. I have trouble seeing things through that I want to complete. The structure of this series is designed to hold me accountable and get the goddam thing done. Continue reading “Getting shit done (Part 1): Write a short film script”

Building a morning routine (Part 1): Waking up early and exercising

When I wake up later than 8am and dive right into my work, I feel lethargic throughout the day. This is one reason I started doing micro-workouts. But these don’t combat lethargy like I thought they would. Successful people have morning routines for a reason, and tomorrow I’m going to start building mine. Continue reading “Building a morning routine (Part 1): Waking up early and exercising”

Working with a health coach instead of another psychologist

I’ve tried psychologists, psychiatrists, and counselors to help get me — and keep me — on track in life, but they never helped me too much. I think their help is too clinical and designed for people who don’t know themselves very well. Continue reading “Working with a health coach instead of another psychologist”

How to get full-time remote jobs with ZipRecruiter

ZipRecruiter is one of the largest online job boards. It’s not a remote-specific job board, but there are many remote job opportunities featured on it. It’s also very easy to apply to jobs because of its one-click apply feature.

In this tutorial, I’ll show you everything you can do to leverage ZipRecruiter as a tool for your remote job search. Continue reading “How to get full-time remote jobs with ZipRecruiter”

How to write the cover letter that got me 3 full-time remote jobs

Hiring managers at remote companies don’t want a cover letter. What they want is to get a sense of who you are, what you’ve done, and what you can do.

When you send the kind of cover letter you were taught to write in high school and college, you look like every other applicant. You look like you’re not worth more time than the cover letter before yours that was trashed. Continue reading “How to write the cover letter that got me 3 full-time remote jobs”

How to find and apply to remote jobs on Indeed

Indeed is one of the largest online job boards. It’s better than other job boards like ZipRecruiter and LinkedIn Jobs for current and aspiring remote workers because it tags positions as either Remote or Work at Home. Other major job boards do not. Continue reading “How to find and apply to remote jobs on Indeed”

3MMs: An experiment in combatting laptop lethargy while working

About once per week, I think about becoming a construction worker or landscaper because of the side-effects working from a laptop has on my physical and mental health. (I don’t really want to be one though.) Continue reading “3MMs: An experiment in combatting laptop lethargy while working”

How to find remote jobs and organize your remote job search

As I write this, I’m imagining how I felt when I first discovered this “working remotely” thing.

I was dumbfounded that something like this existed, that employees — not just freelancers — were working wherever they wanted and however they wanted, that they were working with freedom and choice. Continue reading “How to find remote jobs and organize your remote job search”

Stress doesn’t kill you, how you think about it does

Stress is not some artificial state that slowly kills us. Rather, it’s a completely natural state that the body enters into when we’re in unfamiliar and uncomfortable territory. It gives us energy, excitement, and strength. Continue reading “Stress doesn’t kill you, how you think about it does”