I don’t wake up at 5 AM and I don’t write in a journal, but I get things done. While working full-time as a teacher, I was able to finish my first book without compromising the quality of my job.
I quit my job as a teacher a month ago so I can be with my children. I am now working as a freelance writer while taking care of my daughters. Despite the demands of motherhood and running a household, I still beat my deadlines and manage to do extra work.
Here’s how you can do it too.
Everyone has a different starting point.
Everybody starts at zero, said at least five motivational writers here in Medium. Perhaps, even I said that in one of my previous articles and I meant well. But this could not be farther from the truth. Nobody starts at zero.
People get a head start simply because of their genes, country, birth year, and even birth month. In Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers, he showed how one’s birth month determines whether he will be a professional hockey player in Canada. The same is true for professional soccer players in Czechoslovakia. Those who were born…
I was in our bedroom rehoming things that magically appear in every imaginable corner when I heard the battle cry. My daughters started their passionate fighting again, maybe the fifth time that day. I took a deep breath, weighed my options, and continued with what I was doing.
I could assess from their screams and cries that nothing was serious. The general was not yet needed in battle. I didn’t have to wear my general hat so I went on with organizing things and letting my mind wander. What can I learn from this? …
For this article, we’ll focus on how to be a good parent while you are pregnant.
A pregnant woman’s lifestyle affects the health of a newborn baby in profound ways. Emerging studies also show that it doesn’t only affect the child’s health as an infant, but it also influences his or her general well-being later in life.
What you eat, do, and even think determines how your baby will start his or her life. Your activities during pregnancy likewise impact how your child will thrive as an adult.
My latest TOEIC score is 980 out of 990.
TOEIC stands for Test of English for International Communication, it is the English language proficiency standard test for non-native speakers. In Thailand where I worked previously, the test is needed by non-native English-speaking foreigners to apply for a visa if they want to teach in the country.
Ilocano, one of the dialects in the Philippines, is our household dialect. Filipino is my country’s native language. The habits below allowed me to get decent scores in English proficiency exams even if I do not use the language in everyday conversations.
Here are the things you’re probably doing, but you really shouldn’t.
Hiring managers receive hundreds of applications. Commenting “I’m interested” will not set you apart from the rest.
What hiring managers need to know is that you have the right attitude and skills for the job. That’s what you show them.
Reading the comment section of job postings show that many job seekers fail to read or understand everything in job descriptions. Here is a made-up example that is based on actual postings and comments.
Job posting on Facebook
Position: Social Media Manager
Rate: 7$ per hour
How to apply: Send your resume…
The more you generate ideas, the more they multiply. Here are a hundred writing prompts to get your idea snowball going. Use these to squeeze your creative juices or you can even publish your finished work.
You have hundreds of opportunities as a student in this generation. However, you also have hundreds of potential distractions. How do you use technology to your advantage while you’re at university? Keep reading for some productivity tips to ace your university days.
“For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned,” –Benjamin Franklin
Knowing where to get your things when you need them saves you time from finding them. It also prevents you from having a bad mood because of something you can’t find. Bad mood leads to less energy and less energy leads to poor productivity.
When I first stepped into a foreign land, Hong Kong to be specific, I was amazed and disappointed at the same time. I admired the order and modernity of the country. I marveled at the fascinating architecture. I relished the well-maintained parks. I was like a kid trying different toys as I ride modern buses, trains, trams, and cable cars for the first time. Then I wondered, why can’t we do it too in my country?
I am envious of their progress. I know they also have problems, but I also know that it is possible for us to have…