Chris Bintliff from Not Really Rocket Science, is someone who I met through Twitter, but someone I consider a friend. Chris appeared on Live In The Feast and we geeked out about marketing and creating delight for clients.
Not only that, but if you want to know anything about home automation, he's the guy to talk with.
During a conversation one day, Chris mentioned that if there was ever an opportunity in which I myself could be interviewed, rather than me doing the interviewing, he wanted it.
There's no better day than on this very special, milestone episode of Ask Rezzz.
I'll be honest, I really had no idea what Chris was going to ask me. He could've asked me anything at all. The only constraint was to stay within a certain time, the rest was up to him.
Chris rose above and beyond to the task and asked me 3 amazing questions that I know you'll enjoy.
Are you a Freelancer? Do you identify with the Unemployable?
Sitting on the floor at the young age of 14, while organizing zippers as a stock boy in a fabric store is where I realized that I wanted control over my time.
You could say that "rezzz" was born on that very day at that very minute.
A trait that I recognize in myself is one of opinion. For better or worse, when I see something that I feel could be done differently or should be done differently, I'm going to say something.
That's not to say that I'm arrogant, or that I know all or anything. It comes from a place of experience. It comes from the heart and the brain for a wanting of better.
What advice can you offer to someone to embrace where they are in their freelance career so that they can take that next step?
What can you do to flip the script?
For example, say you are starting out and looking to leave the full-time position. What is it that will free you up from the day job to go ahead and work on your own thing full-time?
Do you need to make $50,000, $75,000? Do you need enough to get health insurance for your family per month? To pay the bills?
Can you cut back on some things like travel, or concerts, maybe even Netflix, so that you can be in a better place life-wise in the long run?
Being super focused on that during the time that you have now.
Then put a deadline on it. See if you can hit that number in 6 or 12 months.
Then tell someone else to hold yourself accountable.
Where do you see yourself in 2, 3, or 5 years?
To paraphrase Pat Flynn, to serve you and help as many others like you, whether you are a web developer, designer, writer, or drone photographer, turn your hobby that you may be getting paid for into a business that's built around the kind of life you want to live.
That's what living in the feast is all about.
More episodes in this topic:
Do you struggle with work, family, sick kids, etc?
How to work from home effectively?
How does the house run with 2 stay at home, freelancing parents?
Isn’t it hard to have self-discipline when you work at home?
What did your parents/partner say when you told them you wanted to freelance?
How to freelance when you are depressed?
How did you do it?
How did you find/determine your niche?
What is the best thing about being a freelancer?
What has been the biggest challenge in your business so far?
Do you have a tip to get over thinking I don’t know enough?
What is your mantra or personal manifesto?
How do you make time for your side projects?
How do I go from self-doubt to being confident?
What do you want for your birthday?
What is your favorite quote?
How do you stop comparing yourself to someone else?
How is parenting as a freelancer?
How is business going?
Why I didn't set goals for 2019?
One year in, what's the next 5 look like?
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