Being a freelancer is all about being uncomfortable. There's nothing about being a business owner that should feel absolutely comfortable. If you aren't uncomfortable while learning a new skill or pushing the envelope of your business, then are you really moving forward?
If you aren't uncomfortable while learning a new skill or pushing the envelope of your business, then are you really moving forward?
Are you going to reach your goals?
Public speaking is something that I am mortified of doing.
"But you've got 2 podcasts and have spoken at conferences and meetups?"
Yup, but it still terrifies me. But I know that by putting myself in that position, I will grow.
With the amazing feedback, I get from folks like yourself, what I talk about helps them and so why not do it. Hearing how others are reaching their goals in building their businesses in the way they want fuels my fire. If I can play a tiny part in helping them overcome some question, hurdle, struggle that's just a bonus.
Anytime I've ever put myself in an uncomfortable position like that, I've come out on the other end in a much better place.
I would encourage you to think about when the last time you felt a bit uncomfortable.
Growing your freelance business
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