June 01 2015
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Katie Hart
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Self employment so far...


Deb Pang Davis - June 04 2015

Congratulations and I can’t remember exactly how I stumbled upon your website but I became an immediate fan of your work! How exciting to discover you’ve been self-employed for three weeks. Welcome!

I feel your pain (and relief) about accounting, insurance etc. That stuff will never be any fun but I’ve learned it definitely helps you see a variety of things like if you have too much money coming in from one source or that you might be spending money on way too many of X.

Community is the one thing I depend upon online and in person. It’s a bit harder when you don’t live in a vibrant city and that’s where online communities are cupcake.

The emotional mix of fear and excitement? I feel that combo is the perfect mix of get-up-and-go. I went from working full-time for years to getting laid off to going back to full-time work and then to discover that freelance, no freedom to create; to create my own thing — is my preferred journey. It isn’t all roses (or peonies and hummingbirds in my case) but support in whatever form or people will carry you on.

As for prioritizing and being productive … I focus more on prioritizing everything from biz to personal and put less emphasis on productive. Honestly, not sure what productive means anyway. I think at the moment I just want to feel good; that I got through my three things or whatever is the most important for the day. I think you’ll find what works for you.

Congrats again and good luck!

Vanessa - June 02 2015

Woo!!! Soo so proud of you and excited to see you flourish as a business owner!

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