Freelancing is a great job to have because it is so flexible. Many freelancers can work from anywhere whether it's a coffee shop, an airplane, or their home office. However, what's hard is staying focused in the moments you do work since so many freelancers work on their computers with access to the Internet!
If you struggle with never being satisfied with your progress or performance anxiety about whether you can complete something keeping you from the fun of even starting, I highly encourage you to analyze your mindset. Also, consider doing what one of my time coaching clients successfully put into practice last week:
Despite how it feels, the situation is not hopeless. The most successful leaders have found a way to maximize their own productivity even in the face of infinite demands. How? First and foremost by adopting a mindset that "My time is the most valuable resource I have and therefore how I use it determines my success."
When my first book came out, I noticed I was mesmerized by any training that said "book" and "success." Learning isn't bad, but when it keeps me from actually focusing on what's most important for preparing for one of my books to come out or classes to start, there's a problem. I'm in the process of discovering how I can take my own project and time management practices to the next level.
The holidays are supposed to be the happiest time of the year. But for many, feeling like they have lack of time and/or money, can wipe that holiday cheer right off their face. Although we all do our best to keep up, the holiday season can leave even the happiest of people feeling stressed and overwhelmed. What can we do to keep the joy plentiful and the stress minimal during the next few weeks?