We freelancers seem to crave work/life balance.
In fact, the hope for a better work/life balance is one of the main reasons many of us become freelancers.
Achieving a better work/life balance may even be the reason that you became a freelancer. It’s a common goal for many freelancers. And, of course, a good work/life balance can be a difficult goal to reach.
One thing is well known. The lack of a healthy work/life balance can lead to a whole laundry list of ugly problems that no one really wants–problems such as:
- Poor Health
- Relationship problems
So, it’s no wonder that Scott Shane recently published an article on Entrepreneur discussing entrepreneurial freedom. Life balance is something a lot of us (entrepreneurs or not) are looking for.
If you’re a freelancer, you probably already know that a lot of things can go wrong on the way to finding a better work/life balance. In this post, I’ll share some secrets that will help.
Posted May 13, 2013 in Lifestyle
There’s a better way.
It’s called part-time freelancing. There are some definite advantages to beginning your freelancing career as a part-timer. We’ll share over 15 of those advantages in this post. If you freelance part-time, feel free to share your perspective in the comments.
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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.
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