The Mental Game

How to Run a Successful Part-Time Freelance Business when You Have a Day Job

August 19, 2011 by

Summary:In this article, Ed provides some tips and ideas on how you can build and run your business on a part-time basis safely and methodically. ...

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Do You Have a Business or a Hobby?

August 12, 2011 by

In this article, Tina discusses a significant revelation she experienced that changed everything about her business. ...

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Why Freelancers Need Performance Reviews – and How to Do them Right

June 17, 2011 by

Performance reviews are generally thought to be bothersome and time-consuming. Worse, a lot of us can recall an unpleasant memory of a former manager who gave us unconstructive critique instead of well-thought-out feedback (just one more reason we probably went solo!). But now that you're the boss, only you can hold yourself accountable to your business.

Despite the negative connotations it carries, a review offers a structured way to assess and develop your business. Reviews help you spend time on your business, understand the impact of your activities and ensure your continued focus on what's truly important. Even though you'll need a lot of discipline to make this work, it's worth the effort.

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Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty

May 13, 2011 by

Most of us know we should stay in touch with past clients, longer-term prospects and key people in our network. But how do you do this in a sincere and systematic way? In this episode, Ed Gandia shares a practical approach to staying in touch without being a pest. Plus, ...

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Finding Your Voice

April 1, 2011 by

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Voice-Over professional Paul Strikwerda has been a freelancer since he started working for Dutch radio at the age of 17. After a career in international broadcast journalism (BBC, Radio Netherlands), ...

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The First Thing You Must Do When Life Hands You A Setback

February 4, 2011 by

I see only the objective, the obstacle must give way." "“Bonaparte

The life of the solo professional can be a rocky road. Most of us who decide to go it alone do encounter our fair share of setbacks, rejection and disappointment.

What do you do when you encounter an obstacle on your path to success?

If you find you keep worrying about a certain obstacle, take this as sign that you haven't fully decided in your own mind that you can overcome it.

What obstacle on the road to success are you struggling with right now? Take this ten-second test to see if you've really decided to overcome it, or if you're still allowing it to influence your thoughts and actions...

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