I believe that life means: You Have To Have Something To Believe In.
Now didn’t someone write a song with that idea? Yes, and I just heard it on the radio yesterday which gave me inspiration to write this post.
Before I get into this post, enjoy Poison doing Something To Believe In:
As a freelancer, what do you believe in?
I would hope that the first answer that would come to your tongue would be ME.
Because to do what we do, we must believe in ourselves. That means you need:
- A purpose
- and No fear
What is your purpose?
Whether you are a new freelancer or an experienced freelancer, it is important that you define your purpose.
Why are you doing this?
How are you changing the world?
What problems are you solving?
I suggest you take a moment and define your purpose. I say this because when you have a purpose, you will nullify any chances of quitting or giving up.
Are you confident?
This is a core principle of believing in yourself. When someone asks if you can, do you “him-haw,” with an answer, or do you tell the client YES, for the correct amount of money?
Just to put that in perspective, I have created articles on subjects that I had never even heard of until the client mentioned it.
Did that stop me?
Do you have dreams?
Without any dreams, you have essentially committed mental suicide.
I really enjoy what Gloria Steinem said on this subject: “Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”
So don’t stop dreaming!
No matter what type of business you have, without ambition, you are on the road to failure.
You need a lot of ambition to be a freelancer.
Let me ask you a simple question… If Donald Trump called you today and asked you to do some freelance work, how would you handle the call?
Would you be scared?
With No Fear, I would say “Sure Donnie (well maybe not Donnie), I can do that and have it completed by [Date & Time]. The charge will be $___, and I normally ask for ½ down, but since I know where you live, I can wait until the job is complete.”
So, what do you believe in?
I hope that this post helped inspire you in your freelance journey.
Believe in yourself and you are on the high road to freelance success.