Five days to boost your freelance confidence
Have you ever felt like you're holding yourself back in your freelance business, until you have more confidence? Have you had a situation recently which has really put a dent in your confidence, and you're not sure how to get it back?
Back in 2009 when I started my freelance business, my confidence was at rock bottom. I'd come out of a job that had eroded my self-esteem, and was a confused introvert in an extrovert world. But since then, my confidence has rocketed thanks to freelancing - taking control of your career and life is a pretty great way to feel good about yourself.
Hello! I'm Emma Cossey, and I run The Freelance Lifestyle. I’ve been freelance since 2009, working with both big and small companies on an assortment of social media, copywriting, blogging, training and consulting projects. I started The Freelance Lifestyle when I spotted a gap in the market for creating content that makes going, and being, freelance as accessible and straightforward as possible. Practical tips, not dull business lingo. I wanted to create a hub of resources for freelancers to delve into. What started as a blog and podcast, grew into a Facebook community, a coaching service and now The Freelance Business Lounge.
Oh, and I know things don't always go smoothly. I juggle freelancing with parenting, plus I have ADHD and an introverted nature, so everything in this membership is designed to be quick, easy and not requiring huge bundles of confidence or people energy.
StartDay 1: Assess your current situation - are you doing what you want to do, with who you want to?
StartDay 2: Create a positivity file
StartDay 3: Set yourself a challenge each month
StartDay 4: Join supportive communities
StartDay 5: Get a reflective habit
StartFurther resources and next steps