Training is nothing, will is everything

Training is nothing, will is everything

Free As  Freelance: right ?

You get to use what you’ve been building all these years: your education, skills, experience, all the years you’ve put in the corporate career. In many cases, there is no need to get new professional skills, just to learn how to leverage them in a new environment. What needs to change is your mindset — you won’t be passively waiting for the tasks any more — you will be making your own way.

Unlike corporate environment, the world of freelancing supports location independence, and choosing your own working hours schedule. But the freedom doesn’t stop here: for many people the difference between choosing your next project over being allocated to one by company’s management is the main motivation for freelancing.

Long term commitment is not necessary. Investing your money in a business idea can lead to a huge success and a source of the passive income eventually, and yeah — passive income beats working part time with your own schedule. However, once you invest the money, you’ll gonna wish to make sure it’s coming back. Therefore the first phase will require working around the clock and definitely not making gaps or taking up another project when you feel like it. This is the crucial question you need to ask yourself: how soon you want your freedom ?

It is easier than ever to become a digital nomad – a person who has no fixed address, rarely spends more than a few months in one country and keeps up with their work on their computer from co-working spaces, coffee shops or hotel rooms around the world. Apparently this type of lifestyle is getting more and more popular among online professionals.

From a superficial perspective, it might seem that digital nomads are terrible employees. They are constantly on the go and are rarely reachable on demand. However, based on my experience, I’d argue that the exact opposite is true. First off, people are much happier living where they want, because it allows them to do what they want to do. If somebody likes surfing, they can move to a surf town in Bali; if somebody likes diving, they can move to the Philippines or other places full of great dive spots; if somebody likes hiking, they relocate close to the mountains.

Richard Branson, a man who knows a thing or two about hiring, said: “The way you treat your employees is the way they will treat your customers”. The happier your employees are, the more they will love they work, the more innovative ideas they will come up with and the better they will treat your users/customers, which leads to more sales and eventually to more profit. Digital nomads usually don’t have fixed work hours, which makes them acquire a results-oriented mindset. The main question founders have to ask themselves when they are hiring a new person is – can this person deliver results? After all, does it really matter how much time one spends working or whether they work from an office as long as they deliver ?

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