There are many ways isolation can take a toll on you both physically and mentally. I talked about them back in episode 105. But until this past week, I had never experienced this sedentary lifestyle. At least not to this extent. And there’s a danger in that.
What differentiates a designer who is qualified to run their own design business and one who isn’t is their personality. Or, more accurately, personalities.
As a freelancer, you never know when or where you’ll get your next payment. Nor how much it will be. And that can cause a lot of stress in your life, especially if you are the primary breadwinner in your household. Because even though your income may be unpredictable, your monthly expenses are not.
After 30+ years of working in the design industry, knowing when a client isn’t a good fit and how to turn them down becomes a top priority every time you meet a potential new client. You’re better off putting your time and energy into finding better clients to work with.
Without confidence, your goals, your intentions, your ambitions might as well be called dreams. Because that’s all they’ll ever be if you don’t believe in yourself and your abilities.
I’m happy to announce the final part of my Psychology of Pricing series, where I share research-proven tactics to make the most out of the prices you display. If you haven’t listened to the previous parts in this series, I suggest you do before continuing with this one.