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Being Human: Key to Business Success in Social Media

It must be something in the air. On Sunday, I was reading Melanie Kissell’s very honest and sensible post, “Not Afraid To Say I Disagree With Social Media Experts,” over on Weblogbetter.com, and I wanted to give her a high five. How disingenuous of any business to pretend that they are engaging in social media […]

About Holly Jahangiri

Holly Jahangiri lives in Texas and claims to channel the spirits of Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry and Erma Bombeck. She has known since fifth grade that she wanted to be a professional writer. Holly is a technical communicator whose imagination is allowed free rein in her short stories, children's books, and poetry. You can visit her personal blog, "It's All a Matter of Perspective," at http://jahangiri.us/new.

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Practice Makes Perfect

No one is born knowing how to write, or how to play a musical instrument. Raw talent will only take a prodigy so far; even a child blessed with talent needs to hone his skills through training and practice. I often hear people lamenting an inability to write, and I think it’s not so much […]

About Holly Jahangiri

Holly Jahangiri lives in Texas and claims to channel the spirits of Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry and Erma Bombeck. She has known since fifth grade that she wanted to be a professional writer. Holly is a technical communicator whose imagination is allowed free rein in her short stories, children's books, and poetry. You can visit her personal blog, "It's All a Matter of Perspective," at http://jahangiri.us/new.

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Duality of The Shield of Achilles – Not A History Lesson!

You probably know of Achilles? The protagonist of Homer’s Iliad and the go-to guy in the Trojan War. You probably also know of Achilles Heel – the only vulnerable part of his body. But do you know of the Shield of Achilles? Probably not. Achilles shield, as can be seen in the picture on the […]

About Neeraj Sachdeva

Neeraj is a life-geek, who enjoys talking about Psychology and Freelancing. His freelancing endeavor focuses on kick-starting start-ups and small businesses by using practical and timely experience. In his free time, he helps budding freelancers, and you can read about his journey on The Freelancer Diary.

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11 Tips for Positive Thinking

This is something that I have been pondering about recently – most of our failures tend to stem from our negative assumptions. To put it simply, we often dig our own grave. Positivity is such as strong driving force in our life, that one Barbara Fredrickson, a distinguished professor of psychology wrote a paper title […]

About Neeraj Sachdeva

Neeraj is a life-geek, who enjoys talking about Psychology and Freelancing. His freelancing endeavor focuses on kick-starting start-ups and small businesses by using practical and timely experience. In his free time, he helps budding freelancers, and you can read about his journey on The Freelancer Diary.

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Are you a slacker?

So, are you? If you think that you are not, I have to disappoint you. Let’s clarify. What is a slacker? A slacker is someone who tends to get easily distracted, thus resulting in reduced work (or even personal) productivity. Have you ever done this? Did you ever switch on Facebook or Twitter or your […]

About Neeraj Sachdeva

Neeraj is a life-geek, who enjoys talking about Psychology and Freelancing. His freelancing endeavor focuses on kick-starting start-ups and small businesses by using practical and timely experience. In his free time, he helps budding freelancers, and you can read about his journey on The Freelancer Diary.

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Lessons from a Kayak Pit

Have you ever been kayaking? I am terrible at explaining what kayaking means (especially that use the same word as is in the activity), so here is what Wikipedia says: Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. Kayaking and canoeing are also known as paddling. Kayaking is distinguished from canoeing by the sitting position of the paddler and the number of […]

About Neeraj Sachdeva

Neeraj is a life-geek, who enjoys talking about Psychology and Freelancing. His freelancing endeavor focuses on kick-starting start-ups and small businesses by using practical and timely experience. In his free time, he helps budding freelancers, and you can read about his journey on The Freelancer Diary.

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How Positive Goals Can Transform Your Life

If you are the kind of person who believes in change, and works hard for doing so – you have goals. Fact is that most of us do. But are your goals born out of frustration or are they genuine goals that would make you a better person? We often tend to incorporate negative goals […]

About Neeraj Sachdeva

Neeraj is a life-geek, who enjoys talking about Psychology and Freelancing. His freelancing endeavor focuses on kick-starting start-ups and small businesses by using practical and timely experience. In his free time, he helps budding freelancers, and you can read about his journey on The Freelancer Diary.

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Things That Are Important to Us – Quick Checklist

Here at The Next Goal, we talk about your (and sometimes our) next goals. These include money, success, motivation, family and everything else that means something to you. You will agree with me that different people have different objectives and ambitions in life – some trade in family for money, others trade in religion for […]

About Neeraj Sachdeva

Neeraj is a life-geek, who enjoys talking about Psychology and Freelancing. His freelancing endeavor focuses on kick-starting start-ups and small businesses by using practical and timely experience. In his free time, he helps budding freelancers, and you can read about his journey on The Freelancer Diary.

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Do You Have Any Contradicting Goals?

I want to earn $100,000 by the end of the year. I want to have a relaxing life and live by the sea in the Caribbean. Can you see the contradiction here? Ok, some of the people that live and work online can attest to the idea that both these goals – in conjunction – […]

About Neeraj Sachdeva

Neeraj is a life-geek, who enjoys talking about Psychology and Freelancing. His freelancing endeavor focuses on kick-starting start-ups and small businesses by using practical and timely experience. In his free time, he helps budding freelancers, and you can read about his journey on The Freelancer Diary.

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Character of a Winner: Clean

Clean Keeping your body, home, car, and office clean is important to good physical and mental health, as well as to your overall productivity. Keeping your mind clean is also important for your spiritual health and relationships. Along with the 8 Tips to Get in Fighting Shape that I shared at the start of this […]

About Holly Jahangiri

Holly Jahangiri lives in Texas and claims to channel the spirits of Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry and Erma Bombeck. She has known since fifth grade that she wanted to be a professional writer. Holly is a technical communicator whose imagination is allowed free rein in her short stories, children's books, and poetry. You can visit her personal blog, "It's All a Matter of Perspective," at http://jahangiri.us/new.