10 tips for happy self-employment: part 1

Official stats out this week show that more and more people are choosing self-employment. I have been self-employed for over 14 years – here is part 1 of 3: tips for happy self-employment:

1. Design it around your values – what is important to you
2. Delegate the bits you hate/aren’t good at
3. Make time to think, reflect and plan
4. Invest in your skills
5. Make time for breaks
6. Have a separate work space
7. Maintain clear boundaries, time and space, if you work from home
8. Switch off your Blackberry/Ipad/Iphone
9. Invest in your knowledge
10. Get a coach/mentor

Part 2 next week will share 10 more tips for happy self-employment.

Have you read our Career Strategies bulletins? Follow this link for more useful advice:. Topics include work of passion, career vision, flexible working: