The Freelancer Mindset, Pt. 3

The Freelancer Mindset, Pt. 3

Of all the challenges that freelancers face, nothing matches in difficulty the everydayness of business ownership. It exists from the moment you wake up until the moment you collapse in exhaustion at the end of the day. It’s exhilarating, terrifying…..and constant. What keeps this relentless routine from taking undue toll on you is the management systems you put in place. Good planning...

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The Freelancer Mindset, Pt. 2

The Freelancer Mindset, Pt. 2

If you’re going to be on your own, you won’t have a boss setting agendas and assigning projects. You will be the chart-setter. You will be the time organizer. You will be the gig-creator. This means planning, and planning means first setting goals. Some people absolutely love this part of freelancing. They’re planners at heart.  They enjoy describing themselves as...

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The Freelancer Mindset, Pt. 1

The Freelancer Mindset, Pt. 1

In a sense, we are all freelancers today.  Whether you live week to week on short term projects, or work as a minion in a corporate department, the challenge is to manage your projects like an expert juggler and nurture your relationships like Dr. Phil. It is this continuous and creative orchestration of work and relationships which helps us thrive, and allows us to contribute our own special...

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Job Security to Skills Security

Job Security to Skills Security

As globalization, outsourcing, contracting, downsizing, recession and even natural disaster spread throughout the work world, “job security” can seem like a thing of the past. People entering the workforce within the past few years may have more than 15 different jobs before they retire. That’s the norm. People who work for large organizations now find themselves in the same...

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