“You let a sickness enter your body??? Really?
That’s what I asked a buddy the other day. I have my own odd and unconventional set of core tents/beliefs. I don’t believe in getting sick. I do everything possible to prevent getting sick. I just don’t have time to be out of commission. I don’t want to miss a workout or any freelance assignments or even a Wednesday night drinking session. You’ll never hear me publicly complaining about being sick. I don’t have time for it.
I write about tons of theory here because I know that you guys all want to be freelancers or happen to be rookies.
For today’s piece, a good friend suggested that I put together a list of core tenets that every freelancing rockstar should live by:
[Must read: Five Habits of Highly Successful Freelancers.]
Take. Don’t wait for your turn.
Your turn will never come around if you politely wait for it. The world does NOT owe you a favor. Nobody owes you anything. You have to go out and earn it. It’s always easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to ask for permission. If you want something bad enough, you’ll find away to get it. If you don’t want it bad enough, you’ll find an excuse. Trust me.
“The remarkable is almost always new and untested, fresh and risky.” — Seth Godin
Conquer with humility.
Yeah, I should probably work on my humility and being more modest.
How does that saying go? When you’re average you always feel the need to tell everyone about how great you are. When you truly are great, they tell you. This is true. Conquer as humbly as possible. Don’t forget where you started and who helped you get there. Never bite the hand that feeds you.
Always meet deadlines.
Nobody cares about your excuses or sob stories! Keep them to yourself. Get your work done. Meet all of your commitments. If you can’t do something or make an appointment, then simply don’t agree to it.
Stop feeling sorry for yourself.
Life isn’t always fair. Bad things happen to good people. Get over it.
Keep on learning.
There’s so much to learn out there. If you want to keep on making money and excelling in your field, you need to learn more. You need to become the best at what you do. Do anything possible to learn more. The more you learn, the more money you can make as a freelancer.
What are some good skills to be constantly learning?
- Public speaking.
[Check out: Why “It Pays The Bills” Is Total Crap!]
Always be closing!
Close, close, close. This refers to your social life and your freelancing. Don’t be afraid to close. Don’t be afraid to sell. You have to put food in your mouth. You have money to make. The world doesn’t reward those that have no confidence and don’t believe in themselves.
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