At least once a week someone will either message me or call me and I usually hear the same phrase–“I want to do what you do.” I guess I make this freelance writer’s life sound too exciting but let me dispel the myth right now–this life can be isolating, financially challenging and very frustrating some days. Don’t get me wrong. I am living my “dream.” I do get out since I write about travel and sometimes I like to do magazine interviews in person. But I also live in reality. I am honest and helpful and others have been to me as well.
Here’s some quick advice for this week. I plan on doing a series of posts with more information. I am not charging money or signing you up for a list. You can subscribe to this blog and you will get updated when I post them. Please remember my clients and their deadlines come first so be patient.
So here’s my advice:
- Don’t compare yourself to others.
- Don’t measure your success by the number of social media followers you have. You may have 15 social media followers but if they are engaged and helping you reach your goals, it’s a win.
- Do set goals. I fall short here, not on purpose, but because I am helping my clients and my own pages come last. But I don’t stop trying.
- Ask for advice but be mindful of the other person’s time. I have fallen behind on my own work giving out free advice. I want to help but I have work to do as well.
- Be supportive of others.
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