Climb to the Stars


  • 36h54 [fr]

    [en] There is a large chunk of my time that I don't "own" anymore, as it is my employer's, in a way. It's making me reflect on how I did or didn't protect my working time as a freelancer, and how that is indicative of my priorities regarding earning money vs. "social obligations". [fr] Aujourd’hui, … Continue reading "36h54 [fr]"

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  • Nager contre le courant [fr]
    Nager contre le courant [fr]

    [en] Some musings on thinking about salaried employment when so many people around me are dreaming of quitting their day jobs to go freelance: freedom, safety, constraints, money. It's complicated. [fr] C’est marrant d’être en train de prendre de la distance avec mon identité d’indépendante (12 ans quand même!) et de trouver plein d’avantages au … Continue reading "Nage

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    [en] Sometimes I get the nagging feeling that everybody (or almost) who used to be a fellow freelance consultant has now drifted into coaching. What is going on here? There seems to be a Ponzi-like dynamic going on, as with all these people giving online courses about how to earn money through your online business. … Continue reading " [en]"

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  • Isolation, Shame, and Guilt. And Grief. [en]
    Isolation, Shame, and Guilt. And Grief. [en]

    [fr] Réflexions sur la honte, la culpabilité, l'isolement et le deuil. La honte nous isole et nous laisse seuls avec nos peines et nos problèmes, nous privant de l'apport extérieur qui est souvent la clé pour avancer. [en] A few weeks back, I wrote a post about the professional turning-point I’m at. What allowed me … Continue reading "Isolation, Shame, and G

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  • Being a Digital Freelancer in the Era of Context Collapse [en]
    Being a Digital Freelancer in the Era of Context Collapse [en]

    [fr] Réflexions sur ma carrière et les enjeux du marché d'aujourd'hui pour les "pionniers des médias sociaux", avec en toile de fond l'effondrement de nos contextes d'être et de communication dans le monde en ligne (Facebook, bonjour). [en] Contexte collapse. It’s crept up on me. It used to be semi-overlapping publics, or more precisely, they point … Continue readin

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  • Pitching: Don’t Assume I’ll Be Interested, and Some Advice [en]
    Pitching: Don’t Assume I’ll Be Interested, and Some Advice [en]

    [fr] Comme blogueuse, j'ai malheureusement l'habitude qu'on m'approche avec des infographies et autres contenus "pour mes lecteurs". Ahem. N'importe qui ayant passé plus de 4 minutes sur mon blog devrait vite repérer que mon business n'est pas la reproduction du travail d'autrui. La nouvelle tendance, c'est les startups et autres entrepreneurs du coin qui me … Continue

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  • Another Piece of the Puzzle: Human Resources [en]
    Another Piece of the Puzzle: Human Resources [en]

    [fr] Deux prises de conscience professionnelles importantes: l'une, que certain des services sur lesquels je pense me concentrer semblent être d'intérêt pour les ressources humaines. L'autre, que ce que je nommais un peu maladroitement dans ma tête "médiation" se rapproche pas mal de "coordination" ou "facilitation". Et puis des trucs en vrac. [en] I was…

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