The following is an excerpt from Path Of The Freelancer: An Actionable Guide To Flourishing In Freelancing on how freelancers can minimize the chaos which comes with the ups and downs of the vocation. The excerpt comes from the chapter about the freelance roller coaster.
As part of my launch to empower freelancers, I've not only authoredI’ve also built a comprehensive website to facilitate flourishing. Outside of , here are the different resources freelancers can tap into around the website.
Jim is the author of the book, School For Startups: The Breakthrough Course for Guaranteeing Small Business Success in 90 Days or Less (Affiliate Link). He also hosts the School For Startups Radio show. Jim believes anyone can be an entrepreneur, and launching a business does not require passion, risk, or creativity.
When I was seeking book endorsements for Path Of The Freelancer, I reached out to him it. As a result of our exchange, he invited me as a guest on his radio show. Click the play button below to listen to the radio interview segment where I dive into the first four achievements successful freelancers sustain.
On May 17 2017, I spoke to a group of companies, freelancers, and agencies at the Atlanta Hubspot User Group on how they could work well together. I dove into four areas to help empower a sweet spot working relationship. If you're interested in the topic, you can check out my follow-up blog post here.
P.S. If you know a freelancer, please share this link to my speaking event this week on June 22nd, about flourishing in freelancing. The event is at Roam Atlanta Buckhead Thursday from 6-8pm.
In this guest blog post, I write about three insights from the perspective of a freelancer that can help salespeople more effective sell. It revolves around understanding our offering, targeting the low hanging fruit first, and embracing our selling style. If you've read Path Of The Freelancer, you'll be familiar with the content and if your actively selling, you'll appreciate the personalization of this content for sales people.
I was recently invited to write a guest blog post for StartupNation. "StartupNation has inspired, educated and consistently attracted entrepreneurs and small business owners from Main Street America who want to be their own bosses and live the American Dream."
In my recent guest post, I share how Mentoring is at the Heart of Entrepreneurship. I dive into the four stages of teaching, how these stages apply to our business, and specific action items we can take to move the next generation forward. What I share in this post is heavily driven by the eighth achievement of flourishing freelancers, We Share What We've Mastered.
The following is an excerpt from Path Of The Freelancer: An Actionable Guide To Flourishing In Freelancing about transforming one-time transaction client projects into ongoing client engagements.
Seeking Opportunities For Improvement (SOFI)
SOFI is a proactive drive to discover opportunities for improvement while we’re working on approved projects. It is critical for long-term success as a freelancer. It also helps increase the value provided to our clients. While a customer won’t always want to address them at the moment, when they do, we’ll have the next project lined up before we finish the current one. Business leaders also love the proactive nature of this activity.
Recently, I started working with a new company called 1Q. (1Q is a powerful tool to survey people and based on their instant answers, drive them to action) In my work with them, we ran a question about freelancing so I could learn how their tool worked. Below are the results.
The following is an excerpt from Path Of The Freelancer: An Actionable Guide To Flourishing In Freelancing about purpose and how it affects visionaries.
The passion from purpose can launch us forward quickly.Visionaries don't lack in purpose and they tend to launch multiple ideas and projects. Unfortunately, without considering the larger picture, visionaries tend to launch so many projects they are not able to finish any of them. In other cases, they launch the idea and after it gets stale and the passion fades, so does the project. They abandon it and move on to the next idea, not finishing what they started.