Theme: A few of my favourite things
And it’s not just me. This seems to be a popular truth that is frequently emerging from conversations with other freelancers as to why they have flown the ‘safety’ of the permanent nest.
So many freelancers and contractors choose to work for themselves in a bid to escape the workplace politics, lack of progression, evils of working under management regimes and endless hours of commuting.
It is working for us. We are working for us. And there is always a bunch of fellow freelancers willing to help pick you up on a bad day, give you a supportive hurrah or share your woes over missed invoices and give sterling advice.
Bizarrely, leaving the comfort of a full-time permanent job to work for myself has actually boosted my confidence. And not just by a little. By a landslide.
This is how.