If I look back to my journey as a freelancer, blogger or as an investor, the success I got has one thing in common – You have to be “raw and real you”. What you believe in and what you want to be doing no matter what?
I quit a high paying job in 2008 and believe me, it wasn’t the time when I got any such advice to quit my job. Things weren’t looking too good but I still managed to take the call. Fast forward to 2018 and I have been freelancing for almost a decade and I have few downs and lot of ups.
When I started, I was ready to work for $10 per hour and looking to get as many new clients as possible. I often worked for 5 to 7 clients at one single point in time, some I was working personally and some outsourced.
I opted to purchase a flat and an investment in a commercial property for rental income. Was always in need of money and so freelancing was something I dedicated lot more time than working on my own blogs and forums.
If I look back to my journey as a freelancer, blogger or as an investor, the success I got has one thing in common.
I never believe in overnight success. We have to take the long and boring journey of doing the same thing over and over again for an elongated period of time to achieve the success one can dream of.
If you don’t believe in something or if you aren’t the person you are pretending to, it can be almost impossible for you to keep doing it for a very long period of time.
May do it for a day, for a week, for a month or even for a year but definitely for a decade.
One may read about Jeff Bezos earning billions daily or Mark Zuckerberg bank balances but you are seeing the result and not the journey. Every day they consistently did what they believed in for an elongated period of time.
If you try to do what they have done, you are trying to be them.
You have to be “raw and real you”. What you believe in and what you want to be doing no matter what?
If you are freelancing just because your friends are fairly successful at it, that’s not the right approach. You should be fascinated by the fact that you want to work from home and be a freelancer.
You don’t have to be a freelancer, entrepreneur, blogger or a programmer but you want to be one. Be authentic and do what you want to be doing as long as it is not meant to hurt or harm anyone.
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