Eliminate stress and find your perfect work-life balance

Being a freelancer or indie business owner isn’t all work and no play — after all, the lifestyle benefits of solopreneurship are what attracted many of us to 1009 life in the first place. Nation1099’s Thrive section is all about striking the ideal work-life balance, growing as professionals, and maintaining our sanity amidst the productive craziness of our day-to-day!

In this section you will find useful advice and tools for time management, stress management, healthy distractions, and travel advice. The gig economy is a place to thrive — never forget that!

How to Be More Productive With Your Accountability Group

How to Be More Productive With Your Accountability Group

I hadn’t heard the term “accountability group” or “mastermind group” until I was already a member of two. Both groups were set up as places for us to find accountability with others in our profession — one for new solopreneurs and one for freelance...

The Freelancer’s Guide to Time Management

The Freelancer’s Guide to Time Management

Time — the eternal arch-nemesis of the independent — or so it often seems. 2016 was easily my most productive year to date — I took on a lot of new freelance work, I toured the country and the world multiple times, I developed many meaningful new relationships,...

Embracing the “Free” in Freelance Work

Embracing the “Free” in Freelance Work

Last year, over 700,000 people in the U.S. added their names to the growing list of people who earn part or all of their income through self-employed or freelance work, according to a recent report by Spera. We freelancers tend to work from home or remotely in some...