Many of us rely on a handful, or several, paying clients to run our businesses successfully over the year. The process is a cyclical one, with the onus being on you to keep the giant client cog spinning, and new projects coming in. It’s useful to be really clear on what the process involves, so […]

Ah, feeling motivated. It seems to come and it go. It ebbs and flows. I’m a firm believer in the idea that motivation is not something that burns in the lucky few of us. Motivation is better viewed as an attitude. Those people that seem more motivated, more consistently, are not special. They have simply […]

One of the most valuable lessons of working as a freelancer over nine years has been the importance of doing work for myself, rather than for others. This sounds selfish, because I suppose it is, and I get that this seems to go against a lot of what I’ve written about before, which it does […]

When you run your own businesses and work entirely for yourself, the biggest challenge is ensuring you have more money coming in than is leaving your business. You’re human, and sometimes you can fall behind on bringing in enough income, especially if you lose site of your income goals for each month or if your […]

I’m perched on a Ho Chi Minh City cafe balcony overlooking a swirling cacophony of motorcycles jostling with one another on their way home in the polluted dusk. The points below really serve as a reminder for myself, but part of me hopes to invigorate and possibly comfort those who find themselves walking unconsciously towards […]