As an Outsider, you might feel like holding a “normal” job is a bit too constraining…or downright impossible.
You’re ready to get to work and start doing whatever it takes to become the “New You”, finally getting the chance to express the deeper and more sublime aspects of your mind and heart.
You’ll probably start the big search for what you can do with your skills and experience that would also plant you in a world more to your liking, while paying you enough to survive and possibly thrive as well.
This is a righteous path to take, no doubt. But it can lead you into some fascinating quagmires if the thing, or things, you pick are not exactly suited to your deeper goals or personality type.
Stepping out of the Employee role and into, if not a full blown Business Owner role, then at least the Freelancer role, is a great step towards having all you want out of this life. But be aware that there might be a bit of a learning curve waiting for you.
You’re not ignorant. You know that to be true already. All I’m saying is, the ride can get truly incredible, both in good and bad ways.
Point is, take the ride. Enjoy the good. Reflect, later, on the bad to find the good it inevitably holds and see what you make of it all next.
It’s worth the attempt. And you may get to where you wish to go faster than you’d ever imagined.
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- When agreeing to projects, keep any potential overenthusiasm out of the negotiation
- Unless you are truly back against the wall, never make a move out of desperation
- Figure out a way to present yourself and your services from a place of strength
- Don’t cross the friend/client line while working on a project
- Don’t cram your vision for their future right down their throats if they can’t see what you can see for their future
- Don’t chase money. Find it inside projects you actually respect and want to work on
- If the situation goes bad, own any and all parts of the results that you know you are responsible for
- Try to decipher if a client wants a coach, therapist, or service provider as soon as possible, then act accordingly
- If freelancing, NEVER agree to be part of a fucking committee! Instant devaluation of your worth
- Everyone you agree to work with is a mirror of you. The way they’re acting toward you is the way you’ve enabled them to
- Keep an eye out for the crafty devils who’ll sense your enthusiasm and draw you into their mad worlds
- Don’t confuse busy with successful
- “The check’s in the mail!” No it isn’t. Get paid up front. Always!
- Above all else, follow Jason Leister’s advice
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