Author Archives: stevenvinson

Why I am avoiding politics on social media

A few minutes ago, I posted my first non-sarcastic political comment on Facebook in months. It reminded me of one of the reasons for my self-imposed exile. … and the cycle continues… replace a few words and your comment could … Continue reading

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This little known trick could save your life during a street riot

Remember that soda commercial where they took some young folks and sort of implied that a soft drink could solve the world’s problems? It worked splendidly and nobody got upset. It was the seventies and the world was a smoldering mess. Somehow … Continue reading

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Independent Mindset – Part 2

Those with an independent mindset will lean into the future and the fear. They have the confidence that there is no roadmap and that’s okay. They make their own roadmap. They see situations as they are and they take charge. … Continue reading

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An Independent Mindset, Part 1

I have been working as an independent consultant for about 15 years. I have had a pretty independent mindset, though, since about 3 or 4 years after I left college. Given current global and local trends – disappearing factory jobs, … Continue reading

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How much more money could you be making as an Independent Consultant?

This is a test. The following calculator is intended for entertainment purposes only. Any resemblance to actual persons, fictional or nonfictional, living or dead, is purely a figment of your imagination. Under no circumstances should anyone ever use this calculator. … Continue reading

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How to be Independent: Setting your rate (guest post)

I tried freelancer.com for the first time over the weekend. I hired username amiablewriter to write a blogpost for me. I gave very little direction and asked for a 300 to 500 word blog post on how to determine your … Continue reading

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Writing is Hard – three reasons to do it anyway

That title is misleading. Writing is not hard. Sitting down to write and staying sat down and keeping writing is hard. Putting the right words in the right order to make sentences and then making those sentences connect to other … Continue reading

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