This morning, I woke up thinking: You can’t be an innovator and constantly seek validation. You can’t run ahead of the curve and seek direction from bystanders at the same time.
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Every successful freelancer or independent worker eventually gets to the point where they have learned and discussed enough with bosses, that they become ready to build their own thing. And with the connections you have made doing good freelance work and diversifying your portfolio, you are in the best position to build what you want on your own platform.
Beginnings are flaky; you barely know what you want, what you are doing or how long you can last. In these times, we make the most mistakes; we produce work that is below our standard of appreciation, and our emotions dictate when we work — this is not the time to be entertaining large crowds, […]
There is a deep longing to create that resides within the souls of almost all humanity. Beyond our natural instinct for survival which includes needs like water, food, warmth, and air; we also have the instinct to build and create, and this is independent of our survival instincts. Psychologist Abraham Maslow thought that people reached […]
Questions I get often include, how do I get started freelancing? and How can I make more money on the side? The truth is everyone wants to make more money on the side. Everybody wishes they could turn skills into money in a recurring way. And in this day and age, it is possible. There […]
You may have reached a point where you decide to pull a Nikki Haley on your employer or you may have successfully completed your contract. You are now ready to jump into the independent, freelance workforce: You know your skills and have the time to focus on doing the work. A going away email is the […]
Some of us see things a bit differently, in that endings – when others unwind and let loose – stress us out more than beginnings do. Each year, when December comes around, we become shut-ins and work harder than we did all year. It’s our attempt to make up for the stolen days, catch up […]