|With Elli, Zante, Summer 2013|
So I'm comparing tans and my friend ( the puny one) says, ‘So how come you keep taking all these holidays?’
’Cos my boss said I could.’ I smirk.
My pithy repost was met with a sigh of exasperation.
Obviously what my mate meant was, ‘So how on earth do you manage both to afford and to maintain client service levels when you are away for much of the summer and you are just a humble freelancer and therefore at everyone’s beck and call 365 days a year?’
|WIth Moby, Cornwall, Summer 2013|
I fear that some freelancers just enslave themselves to their desks due to lack of faith, both in their own worth and the proverbial uncertainty of the future, rather than any real concrete reason. Do your best the rest of the year to look after a good client and a good client will look after you - afterall who needs a bad client?
|With Lynne and Elli, Italy, Summer 2013|
|With Elli and that buffalo steak, Italy, Summer 2013|
Never lose focus on why you went freelance. It’s all too easy to constantly be hunting down your next job, but the people (and animals) you love are right here, waiting for you to switch off that laptop..
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