In order to maintain motivation and reach your goals, understanding your personal reasons for freelancing is key.

Setting out as a freelancer can be a very liberating and rewarding endeavor, but that’s not to say it doesn’t present it’s own set of challenges. On the one hand, you are afforded the independence to set your own schedule, break free from the traditional workplace, build alliances with like-minded people, and ultimately pursue your own interests. On the other you have to be your own manager, motivator, and task-master, among other things.

I learned early on that, just because you get to ‘be your own boss’ does not necessarily mean that you are always gong to be a good boss. Each person has certain strengths and certain weaknesses, which I came to learn through trial and error (especially error).

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