I was talking to a friend last week about her freelance career. She’d accomplished a lot recently, but kept poo-pooing the value of the work she’d done: it wasn’t exciting or lucrative, it was “just” work. I reminded her that all work was important when building a business and warned her against indulging in negative talk about her accomplishments.
Later that night my wife asked … Read More
This marks the fourth year of the annual Freelancer Podcast with Dylan Meconis, Erika Moen & Bill Mudron.… Read More
Have you ever described a difficult negotiation by saying:
“They’re being unreasonable.”
“I don’t know why they don’t care about fixing this.”
“They’re just jerks; that’s the problem.”
If you answered “yes” you may be suffering from a serious, but curable, condition known as conflictus conflatiitis. … Read More
You’ve been emailing back and forth with a client about the details of a new job: hours, what you’ll do, what you won’t, and of course, how much you’ll get paid. You think you’ve laid everything out fairly clearly in your last email and are feeling good that this negotiation is (finally) coming to a close.
Just then an email from the client pops up … Read More
A brand shiny new year, people! Full of god-knows-what and well-I’ll-be-damned!
THIS! This could be the year you do that thing! Or give up the watchacallit!
If you haven’t settled on a resolution yet, I’ve got one for you. It will improve the quality of your business relationships, reduce your stress levels, and maybe even make you more money.
I don’t want to go so … Read More