Work-Life Integration

5 Books for Remote Workers

By MBO Partners

If you’re one of the many independent professionals who work remotely, you know how great the flexibility can be. The ability to personalize your work space, take ownership over how you complete your work, and finding routines that work for you are great perks. But all benefits aside, it can still be a challenge to…

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5 Self-Care Tips for Independent Professionals

By MBO Partners

Running your own business requires a lot of time and energy. And because you love what you do, it can be easy to put in hours of work without taking time to think about your own needs. But self-care is worth taking time for. The last thing you want is for motivation to wane due…

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How to Set Boundaries at Work When You’re Self Employed

By MBO Partners

Setting healthy boundaries at work can be challenging as an independent professional. Here are three tips for setting your limits.

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4 Ways to Prevent Burnout When You’re Self Employed

By MBO Partners

Burnout: it’s a feeling most working adults have experienced at some point in their lives—the career that was once exciting and invigorating has become a source of exhaustion, apathy, or even dread. While this can happen to anyone, independent professionals can be particularly prone to burnout due to their fast-paced, demanding schedules. Keep these four…

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10 Self Employment Myths

By MBO Partners

Why is self-employment appealing? Being your own boss, working when and where you like, and turning your passion into a career are just a few of the perks. But people are often hesitant to make the leap due to concerns about job security, experience level needed, or income potential. However, many of these fears lack…

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How to Take a Vacation as an Independent Professional

By MBO Partners

It’s no secret that work-life balance is important, but managing a small business comes with big responsibility, and it’s not uncommon to have to put work before play. Summer can be a challenging time to find a moment to relax—kids are on vacation, family and friends are visiting, or you may be gearing up for a busy…

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How to Take Control of Your Personal Time as a Consultant

By MBO Partners

When you’re self-employed, one of the biggest perks is the ability to control when, where, and how you work. But running your own business also takes a lot of dedication. Finding a balance between your work and personal life is often easier said than done. If you find yourself getting stressed out or working long hours…

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4 Reasons to Turn Down a Project

By MBO Partners

If you’re new to the field of independent consulting, it can be tempting to accept every potential project that comes your way. After all, clients and the projects they provide are your sources of income. But just because an opportunity is presented doesn’t mean the project is right for your business. Here are four situations…

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How to Achieve Work Life Balance When You’re Self-Employed

By MBO Partners

As an independent professional, achieving work-life balance can often feel like a hard reach. When you run your own business, you have to balance the demands of multiple clients while staying on top of all of your back-office tasks and planning for the future. Without a good balance between your work life and personal life, you…

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10 Home Office Gifts for the Independent Professional

By MBO Partners

Many freelancers, entrepreneurs, and small business owners call their home office—or wherever their workplace may be—their sanctuary. An office is a place that should generate creativity, promote health and well-being, and offer both a comfortable and efficient environment. This holiday season, we’ve compiled a list of our top home office gifts that are perfect for…

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