Posted by: faultlessfinish | July 4, 2011

Strength in Numbers

Ever have one of those days where you wake up and wonder, “What the heck am I doing?” Regardless of whether you are a freelancer, I’m willing to bet you’ve had this thought. But if you’re a freelancer or run your own company, this doubt likely creeps into your head more often than you’d like. You are not alone.

Relying solely on yourself for business can mean weeks without a paycheque, long hours without pay, and the pressure of knowing you have only yourself to hold responsible when a client is dissatisfied. Is it worth it? Only you can decide that. For me, the answer is a resounding “Yes.” In the end, having the freedom to choose my projects and work hours, the freedom to travel while working, and, in essence, the freedom to have total control of my career is well worth it. And working through my doubts have only reinforced this.

The other night, I had a friend over who recently started her own business. While she was ecstatic and passionate about her new career choice, I heard many of my fears and anxieties echoed in her words. I assured her that these thoughts were completely normal and that I had full confidence in her ability to be successful. “Now tell yourself that more often,” I thought.

It was definitely a motivational weekend. Yesterday morning I met up with another entrepreneurial friend, and although our work is very different, we bounced ideas off each other and got even more excited about the future of our respective businesses.

Surround yourself with like-minded people and share experiences – there is great relief in this. And just because you have doubts doesn’t mean you aren’t doing the right thing. Constantly evaluating your life and what you’re doing is necessary to ensure you’re on the path to happiness and success that works for you. Love what you do and then rock it with confidence.

Namaste  🙂

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