What Self-Employed People Do 9-5

I’ve been self-employed for nearly forty years but have never been able to shake the prejudice of those with “proper jobs” who think I am just mucking about. that if you don’t have a serious job, you aren’t serious. I was reminded of this today by one of my clients who reported in her weekly check-in that, despite a very busy and high achieving week, she was looking forward to some time for just cruising about. Since that’s what her friends think she does anyway, it’d be nice to find some time for it. I know her pain. But why […]

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How To Be Successfully Self-Employed

Working for yourself is full of surprises and delights.   Well, I had better be truthful from the get-go, not all the surprises are delightful, but you probably guessed that?   And one woman’s suprise is another’s nasty shock e.g. VAT and accounts, filing and all the other associated business admin chores. But let’s start with the delights.   No commuting No boss Choose your own hours Work in your pyjamas Only work with people you like Add your own here Some of those can become a double-edged sword.   No commuting saves time, money and inconvenience but my experience is that homeworkers actually […]

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