Life is tough sometimes, and never more so than in the past year. While constant worry is an easy habit to fall into, it’s not at all productive. All freelancers should take advantage of these mindset resources to keep your spirits high.
Here are books I highly recommend any freelancer read.
What if you could look at an obstacle and feel gratitude? What if you could even begin to welcome obstacles? This book could help you make a major breakthrough in your freelancing mindset.
There’s always a way to figure out a different or better path, regardless of what you’re up against. Prepare to feel empowered.
When you’re stuck, the best way to move forward is to simply focus on one goal. Keller will help you choose your goal, and identify the one thing to do each day to move in the right direction.
The following podcasts are ones I recommend, but to make it a little more focused, I’ve included one, must-listen-to episode with each.
Brook Castillo’s The Life Coach School Podcast
Not just for life coaches! The Handling Chaos series will encourage you to move away from fear.
In this episode, learn why it’s vital to choose your own focus, rather than letting others choose it for you.
James Wedmore’s Mind Your Business Podcast
Find out about The Shift That Is Happening—and the opportunities therein.
Stacy Tuschl’s Foot Traffic Podcast
Discover 4 tips for Moving Your Business Forward During a Recession.
To Take Action
Here are three steps you can begin implementing right now to make a major difference in your mindset.
1. Ask empowering questions. Eliminate phrases like, “I can’t” from your vocabulary. Replace them with positive questions like, “How can I ___?” Be curious about overcoming difficulties, and you’ll realize how resourceful you can be.
2. Recognize the difference between what’s objectively true and your brain’s interpretations. For example, your brain might be telling you something like: “I’m going to fail! Businesses are never going to recover! I’m going to lose my house!” But the actual truth is: You can do this. And while some businesses are struggling or even closing, others are weathering the storm just fine.
3. Turn off the 24-hour news cycle. It’s important to stay informed, but there’s a limit to how much information is truly necessary. Information overload can lead to feelings of powerlessness, despair, and panic. So limit your consumption.
Your turn! What mindset resources have been helpful for you as a freelancer? Please share in the comments below!
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