This is what you get when you apply to Upwork at 11pm Saturday night

Shelby Skrhak Upwork freelance
Fun fact, I cropped Scooter Braun out of my profile photo here.


Thanks for my newfound employment status, tonight on Upwork I made the transition from client, the one assigning the work, to freelancer, the one doing the work. For those unfamiliar, Upwork is a platform for matching work for hire professionals to available projects.  I live-tweeted this #breakingnews event for you.  Let’s tune in:

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A gracious person always is

SUCCESS magazine shutting down
February 2017 cover inside a conference room at SUCCESS HQ

When I wrote yesterday about SUCCESS magazine shutting down abruptly, I questioned whether I was too gracious offering to help shut things down after I learned they selected other people to do that for me. I felt embarassed I was so eager to help the company that just dumped me over the phone. Then an ex-boss piped up on a comment saying, “A gracious person always is” and as usual, he’s right.

When you’re a helpful person, you help. When you’re an organized person, you organize. When you’re a positive person, you help lift others.

Now I’m not saying I’m any of those things. In fact, I’m quite the antisocial grump at times. Continue reading “A gracious person always is”