These Freelancer Tips came from Collective Chemistry where I was a contributing member when I first arrived in Seattle.
1. Don’t underestimate your current skills. 2. The moment you become uncomfortable is the moment you start to grow. 3. Word-of-mouth, on its own, is not a marketing strategy.
4. “…people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” — Leonardo da Vinci
5. If you want to manage and grow a successful freelance business over the long run, you have to reinvent yourself, your services, and your vision. 6. The first step of change is to become aware of your own BS. 7. Masters do not do 4,000 things. They do a few things 4,000 times. 8. “Success is doing what you want, where you want, when you want and with whom you want, as much as you want.” 9. Understand your most valuable asset: time. 10. Failure is just feedback.
This freelancer has been in a new bustling city for 5 months now and a healthy routine has emerged yeahyah, and that includes daily morning meditation and from there has emerged a mindfulness– that feels divine.
From being more mindful I can see habits I have that are taking away from success at least the way I want to experience it, which is being in the creative zone for one thing, or just with a good workflow on. This feels splendid. So one of my new habits is to really hype myself to myself for all I’m accomplishing, and take my time about it, instead of riding myself so hard and just take it easy in this world (: You know?
As for now I can see that I can be even soooo much more grateful, just so grateful– AND SEE WHAT’S GOOD, for what I’ve got going on any given day and love on that. And so accepting of others and kind/patient and treat myself that same way. And be really brave but easy going about it. Always up to vibe with other humans thru the experience of anything we are trying to get done, and appreciate that too.
Our habits create our destiny and our daily joy in life and I have some awesome neccesary ones for a thriving freelancer that I have started, and I am running with them, for the next 96 days no matter what, I am committed to my killer freelancer habits. Then, after 96 days they will be my habits because that’s how it works, after 30 days something you do on a daily basis becomes your new way. One of my new habits is meditation & yoga, –SUN SALUTATIONS ROCK– it’s helping me work way more relaxed and as a creative, we really need that. Take care of yourselves everyone. We’re all in this together after all. Peace.
**And I haven’t been busking every day like I said, I was, but my routine changed, but I have been practicing guitar and singing everyday so no doubt that’s one of the habits that is feeling so damn good. And I plan to get back out there to Westlake again soon and get back on the busking train, tis the season.
Key to success as working as a renegade freelancer is a killer sweet & rockin workspace, IMHO…. a co-workingspace is the best! A spot to come everyday where people are working on stuff in an uber-productive setting. Don’t get me wrong working at cafes is also nice for sure, but a dedicated co-workingspace is an essential that I am happy to have as part of my freelancer kit.
I work on projects at Tech Town one of the sweetest workspots for remote & freelance people such as I that I have ever had the pleasure to work at. The vibe here is golden! Check out their site and you will see what I mean.