Sometimes I have to remind myself that not everybody out there is an introvert like me. It’s a funny concept, yes, that people are indeed different and that they behave in different ways. Shocking, I know. Yet we always get surprised when another person refuses to comply with the rules. That is especially true if those are the rules that you had no problem following. Also, it’s dreadful to witness how something that you manage to ignore triggers the living light out of another person. As humans, we often don’t get it. We start coming up with various explanations of how another person decided to act one way or another, completely overlooking the simplest and most universally true reason of them all: we are all different.Continue reading “Ways To Cope With The Coronavirus Pandemic”
I’ve been making my own money for years. I had my first official job when I was 17. I was cleaning the streets of my hometown for a month to earn $200 (that was a standard entry-level salary at home). I made my very first money when I was 7, when I was in second grade.
My school gave me $10 for finishing the first semester with top grades only. It felt so nice! There were only 5 of “scholarship” receivers that semester, and I felt super proud of myself to be one of them.Continue reading “How I Took Responsibility For How Much Money I Made”
Happy Labor Day everyone! Now that the summer is officially over, it’s time to tell what I’ve been up to, and why I’ve been away from the Creative Overthinker blog.
On top of having my seasonal retail job (hello, #CapeCodLiving ), I started a writing business. I write blog posts, product descriptions, and any other website content for other bloggers and small businesses. I’ve also done ghostwriting (fun topic which I really want to analyze once I have a little bit more first-hand experience) and copywriting, which is quite exciting. That was my summer, thank you for your time, like and subscribe!Continue reading “Now you know what I did last summer”
No other destructive trait disguises itself as a virtue as well as perfectionism does. That’s why people bring it up during job interviews, or use it as an excuse for being an absolute nightmare to work with.
I remember being proud of the fact that I could name 10 things wrong with any object, any human, any piece of work, anything at all at a first glance. When you’re a perfectionist, your eye gets automatically drawn to every tiny imperfection out there. It’s simply a default setting of your brain. And you know what’s the worst? You can’t turn it off. Not when you’re home with your family, not when you’re hanging out with your friends, not when you’re trying to explore new things or get to know new people. Eventually I started perceiving it as a limitation rather than a virtue.Continue reading “Some Thoughts on Perfectionism”
Sometimes life just sucks. In one week I got an IRS letter, got my insurance cancelled, as well as some not-so-great news concerning health of the loved one. Sometimes a day feels extremely long and overwhelming, and then I look at the clock, and it’s not even noon yet.
If you know this feeling, congratulations – you belong to the majority of humans who battle anxiety and a legitimately serious case of Why Am I Even Bothering. As soon as life seems more or less figured out, something new falls on your lap. There’s no end in sight – there are new challenges no matter how far you’ve come. On the bright side, you are really not the only one in this boat.Continue reading “Some Thoughts on Perseverance”
So, I just spent an hour on another info business webinar. The lecturer was recommended to me by a dear friend who owns an info business company herself (her link was not referral, no 🙂 )
The webinar was about traffic, a social media platform, and a search for a perfect client. You know the story. I got lured in by a few selling bullet points that seemed interesting, specific and original. They raised questions I had no immediate answers to, so I signed up. However, I again faced the issue why I don’t get curious for webinars that often anymore.Continue reading “Some Thoughts on Modern Info Business”