Author Archives: Ed Gandia

#021: Forget Goals! Focus on Habits Instead (Pt. 2 of 2)

November 25, 2014 by

In the previous episode, I shared my recent experiments with habit development techniques ... and why I'm getting away from traditional goal setting.

Today's show is the second part of this important discussion. I've brought in my colleague James Clear to delve deeper into the topic.

James has done extensive ...

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#020: Forget Goals! Focus on Habits Instead (Pt. 1 of 2)

November 13, 2014 by

I'm pretty much done with traditional goal setting.

I'm talking about your standard "I'm going to get X result by this specific date" approach to setting goals.

It's not that this approach doesn't work. It certainly does (sometimes).

I'm doing away with it because it's missing a core element of ...

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#019 How MBO Partners Is Changing the Way Freelancers Work with Clients

October 30, 2014 by

Freelancing can be a very lonely business.

Not just in terms of physical isolation, but also in the way of getting help to run your day-to-day operations.

 Most of us don't have staff to take care of business operations and administration. Or a CFO and legal team to deal with ...

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#018: Taking Bolder and Smarter Risks in Business and in Life: An Interview with Riskology.co’s Tyler Tervooren

October 1, 2014 by

The biggest breakthroughs I've experienced in my business and personal life have come from taking what seemed to be big risks.

Not the crazy, jumping-off-a-cliff-with-a-wingsuit kind of risk.

I'm talking about stepping far enough outside of my comfort zone that I changed for the better.

Even if the desired outcome ...

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#017 Jason Blumer on When to Hire an Accountant — and How to Pick the Right One for You

September 18, 2014 by

There comes a point when most freelancers wonder if (and when) they should find a good accountant.

It's an important decision. And there's much more to it than finding someone to do your taxes.

But when is the right time to look? Where do you start your search? What should ...

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#016: Crystal Coleman on Launching a Sideline to Supplement Your Freelance Business

September 4, 2014 by

Who said you had to limit yourself to your core services as a freelancer?

And who said you couldn't launch a separate side business that allows you to practice a hobby or passion?

That's one of the beauties of self-employment. You can chart your own course and make your own ...

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#015: Ilise Benun Reveals a 3-Tier Pricing Strategy That Works Like Crazy

August 21, 2014 by

Do you typically quote prospects exactly what they ask for?

Most freelancers do.

But what if you gave your prospect more options?

What if you proposed two or three variations on the original scope of work? Would that just create confusion? Or could it present an opportunity to serve the ...

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#014: Jared Easley on How to Starve Your Self-Doubt and Realize Your True Potential

August 7, 2014 by

I'm really excited about today's show because I get to address what I believe is one of the most important topics in the freelance community—boosting self-confidence.

This is a topic I've addressed before in my High-Income Business Writing Podcast (Episode #22: "7 Tips for Developing Stronger Self-Confidence.")

But for this ...

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#013: The Printed Brochure That Kickstarted Suzanne’s Freelance Business

July 24, 2014 by

Suzanne Wesley was in a tight spot five years ago.

She had just lost her job and had to find a way to drum up freelance business fast.

But rather than trying the same methods other freelancers typically use (put up a website and do some cold calling, networking and ...

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#012: How to Stay Productive (and Sane!) When You Work in a Deadline-Driven Business

July 10, 2014 by

Many of my traditionally employed friends are surprised when I tell them that it's challenging to stay productive as a work-at-home freelancer.

They automatically assume that being in control over your schedule is a solution to the productivity dilemma they face in the cubicle world.

Not so. In fact, I'd ...

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