Sunday, October 20, 2013
Self-Employment: Avoiding Familiar Pitfalls
This app has terrible image quality, hence my decision to make the image smaller (and mess with it a lot in PicMonkey.com, but that didn't help much), but I admit I am still enjoying the pulls I've been getting.
So here is a card that I got when I asked what I should be working on. It really resonated with me, like a tuning fork. One thing I've learned about myself over the years is that I prefer to be self-employed. Even if what I am doing doesn't make very much money as a conventional job would.
What I have to do is to figure out is how to put myself out there job-wise, and do it joyfully and without insane expectations. That's always a challenge with any venture, but I think that I've realized I just need to focus on the enjoyment of the venture--whatever it is--and not obsess over the financial aspect of it so much. I think my ever-present mistake has been in putting my focus in the wrong place, and placing a lot of negative feelings into things which should be at least somewhat enjoyable.