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When we see something we want to do, many times we only see the tip of the iceberg, so it’s important we are deliberate in evaluating freelancing. This way, when we move forward we’re not caught off guard by the troubles we’ll likely face. The resources below are specifically curated to help you get fully committed to freelancing.

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Fully Committed To Freelance

Fully Committed To Freelance

Download the official graphic for the first achievement in the Path Of The Freelancer book. This quick reference outlines the four stages of committment and the formula for intentionality.

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The Formula For Intentionality

The Formula For Intentionality

What does it mean to be intentional? When we have intent, we are making a choice. But, what are the many little choices we are making as part of the larger one? Dive in and explore the answers to these questions.

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What Is Purpose?

What Is Purpose?

What is purpose? Purpose is our why. It is what we believe and it pushes us forward. Purpose provides the energy and excitement to start an idea we have discovered. Purpose is why we get ...

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What Are Core Values?

What Are Core Values?

What are core values? They come from within us and originate from the source of our creation. They are guidelines of how we believe we, and others, ought to live. They are what we determine ...

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What Is Mission?

What Is Mission?

What is Mission? Mission is our how. It moves us forward. It is how we will travel from our starting point to our finish line. How we live out our purpose and ...

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What Is Vision?

What Is Vision?

What Is Vision? Vision is our WHERE. It is where we believe we will find ourselves at the end of a particular journey. Vision pulls us forward. It is the doorway of what we see at our destination. ...

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Ted Talk Video
A Life Of Purpose

A Life Of Purpose

Pastor, philanthropist and author Rick Warren reflects on how the success of his book The Purpose-Driven Life triggered his own crisis of purpose. What should he do with this unanticipated wealth and attention? Warren uses his own story to explain the central tenet of his teaching: that the antidote to spiritual emptiness is recognizing what we have been given -- wealth, creativity, talent -- and using those gifts to make the world a better place.

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How Great Leaders Inspire Action

How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers -- and as a counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock price) appeared to be struggling.

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Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!

Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!

When most well-intentioned aid workers hear of a problem they think they can fix, they go to work. This, Ernesto Sirolli suggests, is naïve. In this funny and impassioned talk, he proposes that the first step is to listen to the people you're trying to help, and tap into their own entrepreneurial spirit. His advice on what works will help any entrepreneur.

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Lessons From Death Row Inmates

Lessons From Death Row Inmates

What happens before a murder? In looking for ways to reduce death penalty cases, David R. Dow realized that a surprising number of death row inmates had similar biographies. In this talk he proposes a bold plan, one that prevents murders in the first place.

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The Map Book

The Map Book

Great leadership isn't about winning. It's not about pleasing people, and it's certainly not about titles. Great leadership is about making the contribution only you can make for your family and friends, your community or organization, your country or the world. Based in decades of research on adult development, The Map explains how we can take control of our growth and accelerate progress in leadership, life, and legacy.

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Guardrails

Guardrails

Ever wonder what it would be like to have guardrails in your life in areas like friendships, finances, and marriage? Maybe your greatest regrets could have been avoided if you had established guardrails in your life.

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How to Let Your Purpose Find You

How to Let Your Purpose Find You

Here’s a question. Why are you (really) here? Let me offer you, then, my top four admittedly idiosyncratic — yet hopefully pragmatic — tips. Be uncool enough to love. Purpose is a kind of love; it bridges the gap between the individual and the world. Yet, at every turn, in our brain-dead cult of the glacial machine, we’re discouraged from even using the word love — unless, of course, when it serves the consumerist purpose of selling diamonds or cheeseburgers or SUVs.

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Purpose Driven Life

Purpose Driven Life

The most basic question everyone faces in life is Why am I here? What is my purpose? Self-help books suggest that people should look within, at their own desires and dreams, but Rick Warren says the starting place must be with God and his eternal purposes for each life. Real meaning and significance comes from understanding and fulfilling God's purposes for putting us on earth.

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What Is Success?

What Is Success?

What is Success, Really? Jamie Anderson is a speaker, author and cyclist. Named as a “management guru” in the Financial Times, Jamie has also been included on a list of the world’s “top 25 management thinkers” by the journal Business Strategy Review. He is visiting professor at Antwerp Management School, London Business School and INSEAD.

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Start With Why Book

Start With Why Book

START WITH WHY shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way -- and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.

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Visioneering: God's Blueprint for Developing and Maintaining Vision

Visioneering: God's Blueprint for Developing and Maintaining Vision

Everybody ends up somewhere in life. Wouldn’t you like to end up somewhere on purpose? What breaks your heart? What keeps you up at night? What could be that should be? Andy Stanley believes these questions are bread crumbs that lead to the discovery of personal vision. With down-to-earth practicality, Andy extracts principles from the story of Nehemiah to help you discover your purpose in life.

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Short Story
The Island Story

The Island Story

The Island Story is a unique parable of our journey through life as we face distractions, traps and receive the ultimate gift of redemption.

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The Noodlehead Marketing Story

The Noodlehead Marketing Story

Starting in 2007, Jason and his team set out to create a company they believed would take them towards their dreams & passions. As they arrived at this vision internally, it led to an unexpected year of release where they would eventually let the company go. This is their story...

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Condoleezza Rice at SMU Commencement

Condoleezza Rice at SMU Commencement

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice gave the Commencement address at Southern Methodist University on May 12, 2012. She was introduced by SMU President R. Gerald Turner.

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Activity
Core Values Card Sort

Core Values Card Sort

Instructions: Place the cards Very Important To Me, Important To Me, and Not Important To Me in three piles. Place the values on one of the three stacks. Very Important To Me can only have ten values. Once you get down to ten values, pick six of the ten values as your core values.

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Ted.com

Ted.com

Ideas worth spreading.

TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 110 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

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Joomla

Joomla

The CMS millions of websites are built on.

Joomla! is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications.

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