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Would you listen to it?

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Sometimes, I look back on the decisions I’ve made to get to where I am and how most of them didn’t come from popular knowledge, but actually what I felt was right for me at that moment.

This reminds me of how some of the greats in the world achieved many feats, which made people call them crazy, but the whole time just followed their instincts. And got to where they are today.

But the problem today is, most of our instincts are covered with external influences like fear and what-ifs.

We now try to mask this fear with endless…

The hardest book yet.

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Despite every self-help content you consume on the internet, if you don’t know yourself well enough, you can’t easily make them your reality.

This ranges from increasing your productivity, learning new skills, and even making money. Learning who you are, first of all, is how you can achieve your goals.

Because what works for one person will surely not work for another. That’s the way we were created. And that’s the way it will always be.

Everyone needs time for serious reflection. When you can do this well enough, you discover that person in you. …

Is it really important?

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How much do you worry? And how much has it changed? There are lots of things to worry about. For me, it’s securing new clients, reaching my monthly financial goals, satisfying my clients with as minimal corrections as possible, etc.

But I’ve learned that getting worked up about all of these things just leaves me feeling uneasy, which I don’t like. You rob yourself of the peace you’re supposed to be enjoying at that point for some petty reason; that won’t matter months from now.

Everyone goes through phases. And in these phases, you have to worry because we care…

People are watching, constantly

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This is bigger than just you. This is how I see blogging here. It’s very humbling when people reach out to me telling me about how something I said helped them in some way. It makes me see that these things I write here; people actually see value in it, so I have to show up continuously.

I see content creation on the internet like going for a walk. Although everyone might not see you, there are still a certain number of people who will notice your presence, and if you stay outside long enough, you’ll cause them to react.

Don’t believe everything you read.

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Yes, the benefits are there. When you hear about the benefits, it can be very appealing to buy whatever they’re selling, so you can wake up days later making millions of dollars. This is what many people think. Although it might seem rather extreme, but many people think all of these things happen overnight. To be fair, I was people.

One thing I’ve learned as a freelancer is that success doesn’t happen as quickly as you might think. You may start to see results at some point, but things don’t appear as they’re sold — at least not, immediately.


3 steps to follow

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It’s no news that as a new freelance writer, you should start your career on freelance platforms because it’s easier to get work there. And although you get lesser pay, you get frequent work and get better at your craft, which is important.

There are several angles to look at in terms of the benefits of using freelance platforms in your early stages. The first is the confidence you get in your abilities.

Because more clients look for jobs on these platforms, and you get to find work more often, which makes you learn more about your craft because of…

Listen a bit

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I think I’m going crazy because I got the idea of this article listening to water from the tap drip. I didn’t close the tap properly, and those tiny drops kept echoing.

At first, it made me feel uneasy, but I found something I was going to write about in the process.

I’m going to use myself as an example. Some time ago, I decided to write something everyday, because I heard it helps you improve your writing. So, I set out on the quest to write every day to improve my writing. …

Your growth happens when you teach

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As a blogger, you must have a newsletter. I’ve heard people make excuses like I’m just starting and what’s the point, etc. But really, all these excuses aren’t enough to stop you.

For example, my newsletter just stands as a means to share what I’ve learned with a more concentrated crowd. And I’ll be honest with you; it has been really beneficial to me.

We’re all growing, and if nothing is pushing our growth, we’ll be stunted. You don’t want that do you?

I made a post sometime last month about how you’re simply robbing people off of the benefits…

The battle between the mind and body

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I’m in a constant battle between my body and mind regarding finishing the projects I had set out for the day.

Our bodies are like children. And children need discipline. If you leave a child alone without any adult supervision, it will likely cause serious havoc.

This analogy works for our minds and bodies as well. You will agree with me that there are times you tell yourself you won’t do something or go to a particular place, and somehow, you find yourself doing that same thing or visiting those places.

It’s the mind/body situation we’re talking about.

I read…

The soft skill you need

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I’ve engineered some of my pay raises through working on things I had little knowledge of. And I believe one soft skill necessary to becoming successful in freelancing is learning quickly.

What would you do when an existing client, who trusts your work comes to you with something you don’t know, but’s around your industry. Do you say you don’t know or actually tell her you can do your research and figure it out?

I remember when I wrote my first website copy a long while back. Before then, I was only used to writing blog posts and emails. And…

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