Tagged: Personal Growth

How To Be Responsible For Your Own Growth

We all want to have a good relationship with our managers, work on impactful projects that help us advance our career, want to be highly regarded in our line of work and be trusted...

The Creative Self Workbook

In this workbook, written by creative coach and 99U columnist Tina Essmaker, we invite you to make space for personal exploration and discovery. Through five exercises, you’ll be able to either kickstart a practice...

9 Ways Creatives Can Manage Anxiety 

Stress can come in many forms. Often it stems from something beyond our control, whether a breakup, loss of someone dear, or losing a job. We can even feel anxiety when trying something new...

How to Be More Confident

Even during halcyon times, confidence can be hard to hold on to. And these, unfortunately, are not halcyon times. As we collectively face unprecedented levels of uncertainty, the concept feels even slippier.  And yet...

‘Mind Hacking’ Your Way to Self-Improvement

As creatives, we’ve all experienced creative blocks, misplaced passions, and a lack of career focus and clarity in some form or another. They’re often roadblocks that can keep us from producing our best work....

Cultivating a Sense of Creative Purpose 

Much like developing your creative voice or building up confidence, defining your purpose can be a life-long pursuit that shifts and changes over the course of your career. Whether mired in writer’s block or...

How to Win in Every Negotiation

Lessons in Information Asymmetry When I first moved to San Francisco, I didn’t have a car. Who needs a car in San Francisco? And the parking is like $350 per month so that is...

A Primer for Hosting Online Creative Workshops

A lot of planning and attention goes into creating engaging, thoughtful workshops and events. This guide is designed to get you thinking about creating virtual space, whether you’re launching something new or adapting an...

10 Tips for Extroverts Working Remotely

Remote work is often billed as an introvert’s fantasy. Silence and solitude adds up to space to dream up big ideas and buckle down for deep work. But what about our friends on the...

5 New Routines to Create Work From Home Boundaries

As creative professionals, gig workers, freelancers, and small business owners, many of us are familiar with the challenges and benefits of working remotely from home. In fact, according to Gallup’s article from March 2020,...

Finding a Creative Spark Within Solitude

As creatives, our inspiration often comes from external influences like travel, gatherings within our community, or new perspectives that emerge through conversation with peers—but don’t overlook the internal source of that spark. We know...

Love It or Leave It: How to Be Happy at Work

Welcome to 99U’s monthly Book Club, where we take a look at recent releases that challenge us to think deeper, explore new perspectives, and spark a better understanding of the nuances of a creative career...

Creatives on Their Most Valued Habits

Morning pages, writing prompts, and keeping an ideas diary: these practices are all too familiar to creative types. We rounded up some more unexpected rituals that you can incorporate into your days to make...

How to Deal with Time Pressure at Work

Time pressure comes in different forms: you might have a constant feeling that there are simply too few hours in the day, or perhaps it’s more that you are working on a single important...