Madeleine Dore is a freelance writer and the creator of Extraordinary Routines. She has contributed to Sunday Life, BBC, ArtsHub, Kill Your Darlings, The Design Files, and founded the international event series Side Project Sessions.
There can be nothing more satisfying than writing a list—but sometimes this becomes more of a crutch based in procrastination, fear of uncertainty, and perfectionism. Creatives share their strategies for recognizing and overcoming the block of over-planning.
Grit, time optimization, and who you know might be overrated when it comes to career triumphs. A new study shows career optimism and self-efficacy are the two key ingredients most likely to be a recipe for successfully navigating the ups and downs of a self-managed career.