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6 Ways to Turn Failure into Freelance Success

Learn how to turn freelance failure into freelance success.Does failure mean you’re not smart enough or don’t have what it takes to succeed?  That’s what many of us believe. So why do so many famously successful people, including Seth Godin, say that…


Resilience: How to Bounce Back and Succeed in Freelancing

Resilience helps freelancers bounce back from setbacks and succeed in freelancing.Navy SEALs and freelancers don’t seem to have much in common. But if setbacks and adversity make you want to hide under your desk instead of motivating you to be more…


How to Get Back on Track with Your 2018 SMART Goal

how to achieve your SMART goalIf you’re like most people, by now you’ve fallen behind on your 2018 goal for your freelance business. Just 8% of people who set New Year’s goals achieve them, according to Statistic Brain. One month after setting a goal, 58.4%…


Are You an Ambivert? The Little-Known Personality Type that Makes Freelance Success Easier

Many freelancers are ambiverts, not introverts.I used to be an introvert. When I was a kid, I was so shy that I would hide behind my mom when people came to visit us—even people who I knew. I like to be around people, but I don’t…


Feel Like a Fraud? 9 Ways to Cure Imposter Syndrome

Many freelancers have imposter syndromeIf you feel like a fraud, and worry that soon everyone will know that you’re not good enough, you’re in good company. John Steinbeck, Jodie Foster, Sheryl Sandberg, and Tom Hanks have all felt like imposters. There’s even a name for this: Imposter…


How Positive Thinking Makes Freelance Success Easier

positive thinking makes freelance success easier“Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know,” says H. Jackson Brown, Jr. in Life’s Little Instruction Book, the #1 New York Times bestseller. That’s great advice for all of us. Positive thinking is especially important for freelancers, because we have more than…


4 Ways to Develop the Growth Mindset that Leads to Freelance Success

A growth mindset helps freelancers succeed

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right,” said Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company. Ford could have been a farmer like his father. Instead, he used his growth mindset to transform cars from a novelty that few people…


9 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Start Getting the Clients You Deserve

When freelancers stop procrastinating they can start getting the clients they deserveIt’s easy to put off or postpone doing things that you know are important to freelance success. And the more you procrastinate, the harder it is to get started.

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Freelance Success and Icebergs: What’s Below the Surface Matters the Most

Do you have the freelance success mindset?Sailing across the North Atlantic in May, when I did it, means dodging icebergs. The month the Titanic sank (April 1912), there were 395 icebergs in what’s known as Iceberg Alley.

Icebergs, which break off from glaciers or shelf ice…


Find the Freelance Clients You Deserve with Your 2018 Goal

A SMART goal is specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time bound

Having a goal helps freelancer Ginny Vachon, PhD focus on what’s most important. “When you are building a business, there is a lot of information that comes at you,” says the freelance medical writer and…