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If you can’t nail the basics, you probably shouldn’t list your property

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I’m one of those people who respect the Airbnb business model. I appreciate that the platform has provided a way for anyone with an extra room, or extra property to make additional income. And, as a guest, I am thankful that I have access to spaces, that I can select according to my preferences, that feel like a home, away from home.

In 2019, I was able to travel Europe and visit countries for months at a time, making the most of longer stay Airbnb discounts, resulting in being able to live affordably while managing a digital nomad lifestyle. I…


It’s controversial, but you’re probably not the exception

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If you’re in the space where you are building your thing or preparing mentally to make that giant investment to kickstart your future, then you should probably read through this entire article, not because you will agree with me, but because you may think twice about a certain item that so many of us think we can manage, but, truth be told, it usually manages us.

A credit card.

Listen, I’m no financial advisor, so don’t take this article as me advocating what you should do with your finances. …


You may have the guts to leave your 9–5, but you probably shouldn’t

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If you’re dreaming about the day where you walk up to your managers and communicate that you’ve decided to close the door of corporate life, maybe press pause for just a second as I give you a glimpse behind the curtain of working for yourself…

Recently, I have had friends and family share their dreams of leaving their jobs with me, thinking that because I have found ‘success’, that they can too.

I’m not going to tell you that you have no chance of ‘making it,’ because you have scope to truly step into a life that stimulates your mind…


A brutally honest exploration of how different people act when cameras are around and the spotlight is on you

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If you’re roughing out the early stages of your freelancing, creative or entrepreneurial journey, and you can’t yet see the light at the end of the tunnel, then this article is to share insight on some of the potholes to avoid, and speedbumps you have to navigate, as you continue journeying towards your goal.

I want to start this article on a positive point because I am living my dream.

Everything about what I do, at least currently, feels like I’ve stepped into the part in a movie where everything is in favor of the lead. …


Insight and experience that will power you through the expected and unexpected ups and downs of startup life

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Working for yourself can be a dream come true, but there are days when you feel knee-deep in a nightmare. To maintain some sort of even-keel, I figured that I should incorporate a system to surround myself with those who have found themselves in a similar space to remind me that ups and downs are normal.

I’ve managed to incorporate the habit of consuming long-form content on a daily basis and listening in on others braving, or who have mastered the grit required to turn their business into a commercial success, has had an incredibly positive effect on my mental…


How popping out from under the Startup trenches could be just what your business needs

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They say that mom-guilt is a real thing, however, anyone who is committed to launching their side hustle into a full-scale operation may face a similar type of guilt when given the choice to take a break. If your business has boomed past the startup phase, and you’re deep in the growth phase, then you too may struggle to break away.

Guilt is only one of the feelings that you may feel when it comes to pressing pause. There is often also a fear of losing momentum, or of missing out that may accompany it too.

It may help you…


A guide for beginners in demystifying the process behind short films

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When people fling around the term, “Short film,” it’s not entirely possible to fully gauge what they are referring to. Especially when it comes to its length.

A feature film is a different story, as a general rule of thumb, that would be something worth jumping in the car for, and then visiting a physical theatre to enjoy. So, if you’re wanting numbers, depending on your source, you could expect a story ranging anywhere from 80 to 180 minutes long.

But, let’s consider the length of a short film now.

If you are wanting to submit it to The Academy…


Read this if your motivation tank is near empty

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The word “Discipline” has had a bad rap over the years. The negative connotations associated with the world, depending on your upbringing, have ranged from corporal punishment, religious expectations, and even strict personal rules.

However, the Latin origin disciplina means “instruction and training”. Now, when I consider the word from its root form, it has a different effect on me. The idea that discipline is a choice, not an expectation connected to some kind of pain, makes using the term somewhat approachable.

You see, athletes become world-class from putting in the training, and academics get to the top through dedicated…


Leveling up my content with the next tier of editing software

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I worked really hard to afford my Apple device four years ago. Not only do I love the look and feel of the machine, but it came with iMovie. This made it possible for me to start my videography and filmmaking career.

iMovie is a wonderful editing platform. I’ve used the Windows version roughly five years ago, it has probably improved a lot since, but iMovie was the foundation from where I was able to easily create videos that I was really proud of.

However, being user-friendly and free is great for entering the world of filmmaking, but it got…


How first Impressions can heighten or halt your career

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I’ve met many people, who speak negatively over their intellect because they never tested well at school. It’s as if a percentage on paper, marked not only an academic result but also their outlook on their ability in certain areas for the rest of their lives.

However, after school- it’s the real world, and grades, sure, they may get you into the door for an interview, but your overall evaluation is often independent of your academic success- you have to pass a new test and master the art of first impressions.

I’ve noticed that whether people may be applying for…

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