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Working: 10 Days Abroad

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I’ve been working remotely for over a year now, and I’m a freelancer. Yes, you can do both, and I have been since the beginning. You can read more about my journey here.As a first generation Latina, I was born and raised in the Atlantic City, NJ area. I was raised speaking spanish as well as eating some traditional dishes, but it doesn’t compare to being in the actual country of your parents.As a family we decided to go to Puerto Rico to visit my grandmother on my dad’s side. It had been 14…

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Keep Your Morning Routines Away From Me

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I’m so tired of reading and skimming through articles like “5 Ways to Ace your Morning Routine”, or “Do This Every AM to Be Successful”.Okay, how about NO!I am not a morning person. If I’m up before 9am I’m nauseous for the rest of the day, and rendered completely useless. I am a floormat of a person in the morning. I’m a cranky, walking blob if I’m up at 10am and haven’t had a coffee.Morning routines are great, for morning people. I will never EVER be someone who willingly wakes up…

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2017 Goals & Looking Back at 2016

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2017 was long awaited in my book. Now that it’s hear it feels weird to think we depended on a year’s numeral change to make everything different. Well, it’s not really. Then again we’re only a few days in so I can exactly judge 2017 just yet.Looking back, there’s a lot that I loved about 2016, and a lot I sort of regret and wish I could have changed business wise. Toward the end of the year I became more desperate for work. Freelancers, you know how the feast and famine situation works!I…

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5 Ways to Overcome Those Pesky Creative Roadblocks

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There are various reasons as to why we get writers’ or creative blocks. But the ‘why’ of this situation isn’t what stumps us all. Getting over that hump seems almost impossible—especially when you need to the most. Meeting deadlines suddenly becomes that much harder, and we feel drained.Luckily, these things are just temporary. Naturally, the dark hole stealing our creative juices lifts, and we can see the light again.Well, let’s face it. Not all of us have that time to wait around for you creativity to kick in. You suddenly have an article due first…

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What to Expect as You Grow in Your PR Career

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Hard work, long nights, endless cups of coffee later, and suddenly you’re fully in the midst of your career. You may have recently been promoted, been made the lead on an account, or find yourself doling out (some pretty amazing) advice to a new crop of interns. Good things are happening in your career!First, take a step back and notice what’s happening. You’re doing it! You’re making your way through the ranks. Communications positions are notoriously fast-paced (not just in your working environment, but in how quickly media consumption habits change), which means it…

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5 Steps to Handle Your Side (PR) Hustle During the Busiest Time of the Year

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The holidays are here, and there’s a good chance you are starting to feel overwhelmed. Your calendar is probably filled with parties, gatherings, and special dinner plans. You’re running around during lunch breaks trying to finish buying gifts for everyone on your list, and your phone is buzzing non-stop all day and night. With everything that’s going on right now, it’s easy to feel like your me-time has become obsolete.Imagine all that commotion…AND you’ve got a side hustle going on too? Oh man, let the insanity begin.First, let’s breathe…

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The Upside to Working With Difficult Clients: Lessons Learned

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So you’ve just had an awful client experience. This isn’t about one or two hiccups or disagreements—that’s just ordinary professional relationship wear and tear, this was bad. Really bad. As communicators, we know that sometimes things like this happen; we just can’t see eye to eye, despite the fact that we’ve been hired to help reach a mutual goal.Well, what can you do now? A little perspective can’t hurt – take a little scroll through Clients from Hell for the comic relief, and then sit down and perform your own little post-mortem…

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