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Time is a double-edged sword. Wield it like a pro.

Whether it’s submitting a draft, meeting with clients, or rushing out the door, being late sucks.

It’s stressful and nobody likes it.

As entrepreneurs, time management is our currency. Many of us balance life commitments with multiple side hustles, and more commonly than we let on, day jobs. Just like real currency, how we manage time has the ability to help or hurt us.

Here’s why deadlines are tricky and how to make them simple.

Why we feel perpetually rushed

Setting your own schedule means the freedom to sleep in or take a few hours of “you time” in the middle of the day. It…

The many entrepreneurial benefits a day job can offer you

Unless you’re in the top percent of entrepreneurs who have made it, you’re probably faking it.

Faking it is an admirable endeavour for many reasons, but one that comes with a lingering caveat. The need for a financial guise. For many of us, this means a day job.

I work a day job and I’m not ashamed to admit it — at least, not anymore.

Once seen as a financial faux pas, I’ve learned to embrace my day job for the many entrepreneurial benefits it offers. Sitting here today, I feel as though a day job will always have a…

And it hasn’t even been named yet.

I’ve been a coffee drinker for the majority of my life.

As such, coffee has become a large part of my existence. Namely, the morning part. So, when I was told that I had to give up coffee due to chronic digestive issues, I was sad to say the least.

If you’ve ever quit coffee, you know the bleak depression that can ensue. First the caffeine withdrawals, then the mid-day grumpies, followed by the weight of your arms multiplying ten-fold.

But there is hope. …

And why it should be a part of yours, too

Did you ever play “Duck, Duck, Goose” as a kid?

I have one vivid memory from around 7-years-old, sitting and waiting for my head to be touched. I didn’t even necessarily want to be chosen as “goose”, I just really looked forward to that genuine piece of human connection.

The world is full of amazing people but it takes courage to seek them out. You’ve likely taken it upon yourself to build connections either online or in real life at one point or another. …

Free time can be paradise or an anxiety of riches

Vacations can be stressful.

From the planning to the expectations we feel to enjoy them, a dream getaway can feel a lot like a series of fun chores. Although fun, we don’t always return home feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, or as centred as we had hoped.

Oftentimes, we need a vacation just to recover from our vacation. A fulfilling getaway takes planning, flexibility, and emotional self-awareness.

Here’s exactly how you can craft the perfect vacation for yourself. One that you will return from fulfilled, relaxed, and recharged.

Preparing your emotional passport

We all dream of the perfect getaway. …

12 note entries: where they began and where they ended up

As writers, we all scribble down notes to ourselves when inspiration hits.

Maybe it’s on a cocktail napkin, notebook, or if you’re like me, my Notes App.

Once a stroke of genius, some ideas need a little tweaking and coaxing to make it to the finish line.

I’m always interested in where ideas came from and what they become. So, I thought it might be fun to outline 12 of my last Notes entries and the stories they became.

How it started vs. how it’s going: the writer’s edition.

1. “A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Sleeping Better at Night”

The original Notes entry:

“How To Successfully Wake up From a Nap”

How it started:

The idea originated…

Are you headed for shipwreck or hidden treasure?

We’ve all been jealous.

Whether it’s of someone’s good looks, achievements, or god-given talents. Their wins feel like our losses. As if there is a finite amount of happiness to go around.

The more alike to us, the deeper our resentment.

Jealousy is inherent and unavoidabe. In a sea of emotion, it lies at the bottom.

Diving through the depths of ourselves, we find exactly what we allow ourselves to. A bountiful chest of inspiration or the ghostly remains of an untrodden path.

Here’s how you can squash jealousy and become your best self.

Why do we feel jealous?

You know the expression: “there’s a…

My pledge, process, and what I hope to achieve

Before we get started, there’s one thing I’d like to express…

I’m a recovering perfectionist.

In addition to wanting to reach the non-existent plane of perfection, I struggle to pick a lane. My right-dominant brain loves taking detours down winding roads of metaphors and anecdotes.

That is, until today.

Although I love to write, I understand that I am biased. What fascinates me may bore others. In an effort to tame my wild brain and move logic into the driver’s seat, I’ve decided to publish 1 article every 3 days for 30 days.

This will be a tough journey for…

An inside look at how stats translate into cold hard cash

So, you’re new to Medium.

First and foremost, I would like to welcome you to the family. Medium is an amazing community of like-minded individuals from all over the world.

It’s also a great platform to make a little extra dough, learning and writing about anything you like. Suffice it say, there are thousands of vague, fluffy stories floating around Medium, promising to make you rich.

This is not one of them.

Throughout this story, I will outline exactly how stories earn money and which stats to pay attention to. …

3 universal sleeping truths from a galaxy far, far away

With the hustle and bustle of life, a good night’s sleep can feel like it’s lightyears away. At the end of a long day, all you want to do is unplug and recharge.

The problem is, falling and staying asleep is a delicate, often confusing journey.

Back pain, anxiety, sudden flashbacks to childhood mistakes, it all piles on the instant we lie our heads down to rest. With our thumbs out ready to be swept away into dreamland, sleep eludes us.

There are 3 fundamental truths needed to flag down sleep consistently. …

Hudson Rennie

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