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.
Don’t expect to get good clients doing the work you want to do if you’re not spending time telling people what you do.
Sure you could argue about being called names by your client, but is it actually going to change their mind? Are you ever going to see them again? Don’t waste your time fighting with them, just be polite and move on.
The only thing you can actually take care of is yourself. Give your manager weekly email updates on what you’re doing and expected deliverables. Build out a training manual and give it to your manager so they can have it for the next person joining the team.
When you were a kid you had all kinds of dreams for what your future was going to be like. Even as a teenager or young adult you had these dreams. Then ‘reality’ beat them out of you. That’s not how it has to be though. When you were younger you figured that it would […]
Going freelance is not ‘the’ answer for everyone. All your dreams of sitting in a coffee shop daily working on only things you love are just that…dreams. Running a business takes a bunch of work outside of working on things you love and even finding those clients you love is hard.
Are you actually sitting down for both good and bad projects and recapping what happened? How about doing it with the client as well? If not you need to be doing that.
First off don’t think that some ‘new tool’ is going to solve the problem you’re having with productivity. You can use any tool poorly or you can keep doing the same old unproductive things in a new tool you did with an old tool. Second, don’t mistake productivity for effectiveness. We want to be effective, […]
Running a business tests your character in very hard ways. It deals with livelihoods and money which seems to bring out the worst in people. You’re going to get asked about competitors and a sure fire way to show your customer how poor your character is is to talk poorly about your competition. There are […]