Let’s Talk About The True Meaning of “Freelance Professional”

Freelance professional. What a glossy, adventurous title. So many people in today's day and age sit in their cubicles, clock in at 9, punch out at 5, and dream of one day running their own business. So many dream of being freed from the restrictions of the traditional office job and having their own schedule.

But people who truly have what it takes to be a freelance professional have to be equipped with so much more than a dream. What is a dream without action anyway? Let’s talk about the true meaning of “freelance professional”.

A Person Immune to Failure

Okay, it’s actually more than that. Everyone will experience some sort of failure in their lives, personally and professionally. But a person who has what it takes as a freelance professional cannot be deterred by one failure or ten. A person who can live the life of a freelance professional must take every “failure” and look at it as a lesson to do better or take a different route the next time around. Failure does not equal giving up.

A Person Who Knows They Are an Outsider

For those who don’t know what it means to be a freelance professional, there is this idea that it means working from home in pajamas all day. And some days that may be true. But the life of a freelance professional can be brutally hard at times and the majority of people have no idea what kind of tenacity that lifestyle requires. Being a freelance professional means being a person who can accept that they are living outside the box. And then embracing that fully.

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