Our favorite June articles on 99U

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In honor of our shared number, we’re teaming up with 99U once a month to bring you some of their best articles and insights. This time around we’ve handpicked articles to help boost your professional momentum and inspire your work. Learn how to better set clients’ expectations through email, attract more visitors to your website, and refresh your creativity with a new ritual.

Read on below for our top picks for June!

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Getting better vs being good

Everybody likes to do stuff they’re good at. When we’re doing the types of tasks and projects we’ve already mastered, we feel in control and confident. But settling into our sweet spots – and avoiding new experiences that require us to “stretch” – comes with consequences.

Understanding how to frame your creative expertise

Again and again I see talented people with ideas they want to share – books they want to write, talks they want to give, businesses they want to launch – holding back because they think they “don’t know enough” about their topic.

4 creative ways to attract more visitors to your website

“How can I get more website visitors?” This is one of the most common questions I hear from clients, frustrated at the lack of business their website brings them. Often, there isn’t much wrong with the site itself — it’s professionally designed, and the portfolio is full of gorgeous work. But it just sits there, in an obscure corner of the Internet, being quietly ignored.

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Email is for setting expectations

Unread—or read but not replied to—email takes a toll on your happiness and productivity at work. It’s hard to stay focused on your important long-term goals as the emails pile up, and you know in the back of your mind that you’ll have to get to them “one of these days.”

10 creative rituals you should steal

Sustained creativity doesn’t come from a flash of brilliance or a single afternoon of inspiration. It comes from a consistent routine that serves as the bedrock for getting things done. 99U has spoken with dozens of entrepreneurs, researchers, and creatives about their unique routines. Click here for some of their favorites.

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