Power can be complicated for freelancers and independents. You have power over your own business, but on client projects your power can less clear, jeopardising your ability to deliver.
How can you ensure you have the power you need to achieve the task in hand?
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Still stressed? The Times tells us today that a walk in the park beats stress.
And, there’s a formula…
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Stress is an everyday feature of work, whether you’re freelance
/ self-employed or an employee of another business.
Prolonged stress is exhausting. It messes with your sleep
and it messes with your thought-processes. As a result, you make more mistakes
and feel increasingly out of control leading, of course, to even greater stress.
If you work from home, those feelings can sometimes be
compounded by being alone – either through an explicit feeling of loneliness or,
more insidiously, through having no colleagues to vent, laugh or commiserate with.
What to do?
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Winning work is an ongoing challenge for freelancers. As an employee, someone’s always passing you the next project. But, as an independent, you need to be selling and delivering at the same time.
How is that possible?
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…with Art of Manliness.
I suspect some Brits might be squeamish about the title, but this blog (now the “largest independent men’s interest magazine on the web”) has everything you need to know. As editors Brett and Kate McKay say:
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This made me laugh out loud. The latest in Nicholas Bate’s series…
In The Future 4
We will realise that it would have helped tremendously if we hadn’t been in so much of a hurry.
Fish for more pearls of wisdom, here.
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When you’re an independent, especially if you’re working home alone, starting a new project can seem inordinately difficult.
Chris Foley shares a useful perspective from Julia Cameron:
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Execupundit recommends slaying one small dragon each day:
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You know you need to confront them but other things somehow always seem to arise.
How do you know it is a small dragon? There are two simple criteria: you’ve been putting off the task and you will feel much better when it is finished.
It must be tough building a business whose core products were launched in the 1950s. Fender is best known for its solid-body guitars and electric basses: the Telecaster (1950), the Stratocaster (1954) and the Precision Bass (1951).
The Times this week has a profile of Fender’s CEO, Andy Mooney, who took the reins in 2015. It’s a fascinating read both for gear-heads (I’m a life-long Fender fan) and strategy gurus.
Continue reading “DeFender of the Faith – Andy Mooney, @Fender”
We freelancers are a happy lot, but that doesn’t mean it’s a stress-free lifestyle. The corollary of freedom and flexibility is inevitable uncertainty. Sometimes it feels as if you’re always stressing about either time or money. How can Stoicism help?
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