Freelance Files: The Conversing Conundrum

With the prevalence of IMs, WhatsApp & memes, being able to hold down witty conversation (a la Jane Austen) is becoming harder and harder to master, affecting your ability to find work, or just hold a conversation. This is where networking can help you.
Ahh…. the humble networking event. Warm wine, stuffy suits and awkward conversations; an essential evil of freelance life. For many, a positively terrifying experience, but it shouldn’t have to be; be honest, how many of you go to an event like this, thrusting business cards into someone’s hands and shuffling, sullenly away?

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Question: The SMART way to Goal Planning

Goals. We all have them. Some may be public, some may be private. But you would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t have them.

It is hardwired within us to set goals. How you conduct your relationships, what you want to achieve at your place of work or even if you want to venture out on your own.

It’s all about your priorities; what you want to accomplish from life, work or your hobby, consciously or subconsciously.

 

Life, without any goals can be for most people, chaos. You are subject to coincidence, circumstance and are a pawn in other peoples’ goals or objectives. Everything we do is a result of a goal. Want a specific job, that’s a goal; you want to master a hobby that’s a goal too.

Here, we will help you to set goals and targets, both personal and professional that you can identify, track and realise, without the pain of an existential crisis.

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Spotlight On: EPJ Interior Designs

Every so often, The Study Room catches up with our favourite freelancers, creatives & fellow business owners to find out what really makes them tick
(and jump out of bed everyday!

Today, we speak to Emily Johnson, founder of EPJ Design a London based design studio who specialises in residential, commercial, hospitality and yacht design.
 She talks about her normal day, where she finds her inspiration and when her favourite part of the day is! 

 Keep checking in with us as we will meet with lots of people from lots of different specialities, to help you make the most of your day! 

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