Sometimes, simply telling yourself that you'll do all this isn't enough motivation to actually do it. It helps to put it all down on a list so that you have a reminder of what you set out to do and why.
Society, and culture, has changed around us and with us over the past few decades. It's evolution at work, or perhaps another revolution, as where we are now seems to be a high-tech iteration of somewhere we've been before.
Most of my friends know they will get paid every other Friday, and they know they have X number of sick days. It's a routine, it's a way of life -- but it's not mine. In fact, my freelance life (and lack of a steady paycheck) is the antithesis of all they know and hold dear.
There are legitimate reasons for the high employment rate, such as closed businesses, tight budgets, or a turnaround in operations. But one problem may be that some job seekers searches are too narrow. Could you benefit from a different type of career path?
I didn't land in Africa and establish myself overnight. Where I stand today has been the result of a mix of a tremendous luck, hustling, and incessant networking -- an experience probably worth sharing. So here's my unsolicited advice. Consume at your own risk.
"A lot of freelancers have incredible skills but don't know how to market themselves and no one knows what they can do. A simple thing like creating an online portfolio on a web page can go a long way."
The way we work is fundamentally changing -- and that the ramifications will be better for everyone. The notions of going to work, putting in set hours, and getting "face time" are increasingly antiquated ideas.