Posted by: faultlessfinish | February 21, 2011

Bittersweet Beginnings

“Parting is such sweet sorrow . . . ” (Oh how I miss my Tuesday morning 8:30 a.m. Shakespeare classes!) Yesterday was officially my last day at my part-time job, and it could not have been more perfect. There were laughs, there were tears, and the advice flowed. One of my co-workers said to me, “We will be sad to see you go, but if you never accept change or seek change, you will never move forward in life.” Words to live by.

Thank you to each and every one of my amazing co-workers – your support and encouragement has been invaluable. And now, this morning, I wake up to a day totally in control of my career. It’s a pretty amazing feeling. A friend of mine is a freelancer, and she has been wanting to take the plunge into full-time but is still hesitant. The best advice I could give her, or anyone else, is to just have faith in yourself. Fully believe that the work and the money will come. Write very specific goals and read them every day. Put in the time and do the work – it may not yield results right away, but have patience. Freelancing is a gamble, but nothing compares to living a life where you wake up every morning and look forward to your job, so if it’s what you want, make it happen!

On that note, there are still a few things I need to do this week to make sure I’m on track. When working from home, it’s very easy to lose track of how many hours you are actually working, and as a relatively new business owner, I need to be putting in over 40 hours a week. Good time-management and productivity techniques must be a high priority for full-time freelancers.

How do you stay productive when working from home?

Namaste 🙂

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Responses

  1. Your posts are so full of hope! I’m a relatively new full-time freelancer myself, so I appreciate the inspiration to continue finding wonder and beauty in this journey.

    In terms of staying productive, I set a specific writing schedule. In fact, I use a timer to make sure that I get enough work done while giving myself regular short breaks. =)

    Looking forward to reading more! =)

    • Thank you so much, Samantha. It always makes me so happy to hear that my words have reached others. It’s been an exciting journey so far. Great advice for staying productive! 🙂


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