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What’s Up Wednesdays: Hacking Life

June 6th, 2012 by

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Life is filled with all sorts of different challenges, but that’s a good thing. It is precisely by approaching and overcoming these obstacles that we find meaning in our lives. This is how we find purpose and this is how we gain that sense of satisfaction for a job well done. And that is at the core of this week’s collection of life lessons.

We start off with a post by Jessica Stillman. She discusses the circumstances of a dual remote worker marriage where both partners happen to be working from home. The lines between the professional and the personal certainly become muddled, introducing a set of challenges beyond those of working alone at home.
As with all marriages, good communication is positively paramount.

Next, we have Ali Luke. She gives us some pointers on how to turn that uphill struggle into a downhill stroll. There’s nothing wrong about facing a little resistance; the key is figuring out how to recognize that resistance, and then figuring how to beat it both right now and for every day moving forward.

Life lessons can be found just about everywhere, including what you can learn about freelancing from a 3-year-old with a camera. Linda Formichelli discusses the experiences of her son and how he persevered through his initial photographic difficulties. His first photos were virtually useless, but he quickly learned and improved with each successive shot taken.

Is your privacy important to you? If so, you may want to check out the post by Flexo on how to stop Facebook from using your information for advertising purposes. Remember that the Internet is forever and any activity that you have on the popular social network immediately gets saved to their servers. Thankfully, it’s really easy to disable third-party ads.

And finally we have Catherine Connors. While recognizes and appreciates the rise of the “mommy blogger” phenomenon, she reminds us that daddy bloggers deserve their fair share of attention too. This reminds me of my post on work-at-home moms and Internet entrepreneurs. Even if you’re doing the exact same work, you may be perceived quite differently.

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