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😫 Self-Honesty Now

This isn't just another newsletter in your inbox. This is a wake-up call. A direct challenge to the one person who can truly pivot your freelance career: YOU.
Philip Wallage
February 29, 2024
5 min read
😫 Self-Honesty Now

This isn't just another newsletter in your inbox.

This is a wake-up call.

A direct challenge to the one person who can truly pivot your freelance career: YOU.

Do what you need to do

The truth is simpler than you might think. Every day, you're faced with a choice: dive into the comfortable, creative work you love, or confront the challenging, essential tasks that lie waiting.

You already know what’s necessary. It’s time to focus on that.

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Stop doing "the fun stuff"

Yes, your passion for creativity is what brought you here. But passion doesn't equate to sustainable business.

Critical work must be tackled—cold outreach, fostering new client relationships, and stepping out of your comfort zone.

These aren't the tasks that spark your creativity, but they're the ones that will spark your success.

Be straight with yourself

Let’s face it: the main obstacle to your next success level is, indeed, you.

It’s time for that tough, internal conversation.

What’s being neglected? Why?

And what’s your plan to change this?

You know what your business needs

Deep down, you're fully aware of the gaps in your strategy, the skills you're missing, and the chances you're letting slip by.

Comfort has never been a catalyst for growth.

It's time to face these realities now.
Because the freelancing world waits for no one.

Delaying the confrontation with your challenges only puts you further behind.

The immediate action plan

  1. Identify: What's the major issue you've been dodging? Name it.
  2. Educate: Equip yourself with the necessary knowledge. Whether it’s a new skill or a strategy, start learning today.
  3. Network: You're not in this alone. Reach out to others who've been in your shoes.
  4. Plan: Set realistic goals with clear deadlines. Break down your challenge into manageable tasks.
  5. Execute: Begin today. That first step is crucial, no matter how daunting.

Embrace self-honesty and your potential

Let this be the day you decide to tackle your challenges head-on, with self-honesty and immediate action.

And if you don’t want to go at it alone, you don’t have to.

Your future self will thank you.

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