Posted April 23, 2013 in Inspiration
Are you willing to do what it takes to be a successful freelancer?
Determination is one of the key attitudes that contribute to freelancing success.
It’s often that little bit of extra that you do that makes the difference between success and failure–whether it’s an extra hour spent working, an extra email answered, or an extra prospect contacted.
It’s determination that gives you the strength to take those extra measures that lead to success.
Do you have the determination it takes to succeed?
In this post, I’ll provide some simple questions you can use to measure your freelancing determination. If you enjoyed this post, you may also like 5 Attitudes You Need to Adopt to Succeed at Freelancing.
Are you a freelancing perfectionist?
You know who you are. Even now, while you’re reading this very post about the dangers of perfectionism, you’re consciously or subconsciously beating yourself up because you think you’re not good enough.
You think you should be able to write faster, code faster, or translate faster. You think your work should be more than good–it should be the very best. You think that you’re not earning enough, even though you’re living comfortably.
And the list goes on, and on, and on…
You’re only hurting yourself, and by extension, your freelancing business. In this post, I’ll explain why perfectionism is such a danger for freelancers. I’ll also share some tips on how you can overcome perfectionism. Finally, I’d like to hear how being a perfectionist has affected you.
How do you like freelancing so far?
Are you not quite sure how to answer? If you’ve been freelancing for a while, chances are good that you have mixed feelings about it.
Years of hearing from freelancers have convinced me that many freelancers actually have a love/hate relationship with their freelancing business. They love to be a freelancer some of the time, but other times they secretly wish that they weren’t doing it.
They might even feel slightly guilty about their ambiguous feelings. However, freelancers really have no reason to feel guilty. There are plenty of good reasons for the love/hate relationship that freelancers have with freelancing.
We’ll explore some of those feelings in this post. I’ll also explain how you can use your love/hate relationship with freelancing to move to a position of freelancing strength.
If you liked this post, you may also like 20 Reasons to Be Thankful You’re a Freelancer.
Are you just starting out as a freelancer? Have you been freelancing for a while, but now you’re stuck?
Either way, reviewing this post will help. In it, I share over 38 freelancing tips in our biggest list of freelancing success tips ever.
Freelancing can be hard. Really hard. You’ll get discouraged. You may even be tempted to quit.
There are challenges to be met. There are problems to solve. And it’s hard to remember everything.
This post can help you stay on track. It works great as a quick reminder for the experienced freelancer or as a checklist for a new freelancer.
If you liked this post, you will probably also like Seven Days of Freelancing Tips.
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