Ever since I quit my 9-5 to be an author while freelancing to have that flexibility, there have been some struggle-luggles. Time management has become priority management since the to-do list never, ever, ever ends and working weekends is burning me out. BURNT OUT FROM DOING ME? Sounds absurd. I can’t escape myself so I knew I had to fix that, fast. Have you seen all my travels in May? It was crucially needed.
Mostly, as a part time freelancer, staying on top of my game is:
A) More important than ever so I can keep my clients current and relevant
B) Harder than ever since I don’t have access to endless brainpower just sitting next to me (unless my cat Milo counts… and, trust, he doesn’t)
So naturally, when I heard about The RISE Summit last month with all proceeds going toward building a school working with Pencils of Promise, I signed up in a heartbeat! Pretty easy decision AND it paid off. It was a day of creative entrepreneurs sharing their stories, tips and advice on pitfalls to avoid to make my business flourish. We got free resources on how to create a successful launch (double win for the book dreams!) to how-to guides on capturing the best Instagrams and just inspiration on how to overcome business mistakes and move forward. Let’s be honest, learning to be wrong is a class of it’s own.
Ok, so what?
Well $10K is so what.
Since attending the RISE Summit last month, I’ve made small adjustments to my business strategy that has boosted my yearly income projection by $10K. That’s just in one month! Opportunities like The RISE Summit can make such a difference for a “one man show” and left me feeling beyond motivated and eager to build a business, not just a cash flow, and move from side hustle to bad ass business boss! I’m coming to the start of month 9 of my new journey and I can say I haven’t 1000% figured it out, I’m nowhere near completing my first book, but I’ve figured some things out and have made crazy great progress… which is better than nothing. More than anything, I’ve learned to not be afraid to invest in yourself. Take the day off to attend summits and webinars. Spend the money on those educational books and classes (it’s a tax write-off anyways). Use your time for things that are productive toward your dreams and learn to disconnect, no matter how easy it is to just quickly reply. And no matter how much self doubt knocks on your door, be confident in your creativity.
Do YOU because that’s where the magic is,