You're devouring self-help books, attending webinars, and maybe even meditating your way to enlightenment.
But what if I told you that your quest for self-improvement might actually be holding you back?
The Self-Improvement Trap
Ever heard of Elizabeth Gilbert?
She wrote 'Eat, Pray, Love,' and people thought she had it all figured out.
But even she admits that the 'self-improvement' journey can sometimes be a never-ending cycle that doesn't necessarily make you happier or more successful.
The Illusion of Progress
Steve Jobs once said:
"People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas."
Are you saying 'no' enough, or are you tricking yourself into thinking you're getting somewhere?
The Real Work
J.K. Rowling faced rejection after rejection but kept writing.
She didn't need another self-help book; she needed to do the work.
In the context of creative freelancing, it's not about finding yourself; it's about building yourself.
Actionable Steps to Break Free
👉 Why It's Important: Before diving into these steps, understand that the real work pays the bills and builds your empire. Not the self-help books. Not the webinars. The work.
- Identify One Skill: Choose one skill that will directly impact your freelance business. Spend a week focused solely on that.
- Set Clear Goals: Make them measurable. If what you're doing in the name of 'self-improvement' isn't getting you closer to those goals, reassess.
- Review Your Client List: Are they in the niche you want to be in? If not, pivot. Start reaching out to clients in the industry you're passionate about.
"But I Need to Improve Myself to Succeed!"
Sure, improvement is essential. But it should be targeted, measurable, and aligned with your business goals.
Otherwise, it's just procrastination in disguise.
The Productizer Solution
Imagine a life where your income is predictable, your clients are aligned with your passion, and you have the freedom to choose your projects.
That's what the Productizer Program offers.
It's not about finding yourself; it's about building a scalable, lucrative business model.
So grab your free Productizer Crash-Course!
So, what's one skill you're focusing on to improve your freelance business?
Hit reply and let me know. Let's get this conversation started.