Most people don’t realize how amazing and talented they are, and hide their light under a bushel. My job is to help them to see their talent & uniqueness, work with them to define a career vision, strategy and plan and support them to market themselves and get to where they want to be, overcoming actual and perceived hurdles.
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Here is part 3 – tips for self-employment based on our fourteen years of self-employment.
1. Have a distinctive niche/personal brand
2. Make time for sales
3. Structure your diary
4. Believe in yourself
5. Be flexible – have a plan A, B and C
6. Plan ahead but be present
7. Take your ‘work head’ off at the end of each day
8. Make time for holidays
9. Plan tasks to match your energy
10. Have a financial cushion
Here is the second of three parts with tips for happy self-employment. We have been self-employed for over 14 years, and were employed for ten years before that, so can see work from both sides:
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:
I am completely unemployable. I have been self employed for over 14 years. When I left employment, the only thing I missed was the IT helpline, my company car and the salary. I still remember the excitement of getting my first invoice paid! My Mum designed my first logo, my office was my bedroom and I didn’t have any business cards for the first 2 years, just a freelance-focused CV.
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“I would focus on the vision and proposition of your business first and then optimize your network, and use your contacts to get referrals/introductions, generate word of mouth and help create awareness and interest in your business. You should never underestimate the power of networking as a marketing tool.”
It reminded me that the only thing I missed about employment apart from the regular salary 14 years ago was having an IT helpline to mop up my IT incompetence.