Do you know why you price the way you do? Do you know why you run projects that way? Don’t let those holes stick around in your business. Put the time in to figure them out.
Being more productive isn’t always a good thing. In fact way too often doing ‘more’ of something is seen as good when it’s anything but. Make sure you’re running in the right direction before you start trying to run faster.
Just because someone has an idea for your business doesn’t mean it’s the best idea. Don’t follow blindly and don’t let yourself get in that comfortable space where you just let things roll along without striving for something better.
Behind the initial request the client has a real problem. It’s your job to ask enough questions to get to the real problem. The solution may be totally different.
Taking care of an active 18 month old is often an exercise in stopping them from executing their latest plan for self harm. This means many things get started. A few things get finished in a hurry and almost nothing gets finished well. Don’t let that be your business.
When you get advice and say you’re going to take it, your really just setting yourself up for failure. Start being honest, even if it’s to say you’re not going to take the advice.
Before you’re burnt out you get ‘cooked’. That’s the point you need to start saying no more. You need to carve out the time you need to get recharged so that you can keep going for decades.
When you have a problem, don’t just push the problem along. Come up with 3 solutions.
Yes we do this all the time, but that doesn’t mean we always have the best ideas. Listen to your clients and hold your ideas with an open hand. Be willing to change in the face of a good idea.
Stop just thinking about the business you want, and take some action to get to the business you want. Way to many freelancers just stop dreaming about success and never execute then complain about not being successful.