Episode 6

The Slow Down Low Down: Teaching Yourself to Pivot, not to Panic


July 31st, 2018

46 mins 5 secs

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About this Episode

Slow days happen and how you deal with them may be the single most predictive indicator of freelancer success. Sometimes a slow day is best used taking advantage of the opportunity to leave the computer and go do something fun. Slow times are also a great opportunities for non-billable work like educating yourself on new areas of expertise. Writing blog posts is a great solution to a slow afternoon. Having hobbies and passion projects makes slow times less stressful because you are still being productive. Collecting on overdue invoices or bills is also a productive use of slower time. Rob and Sara compare notes on how to collect on invoices and the importance of having good systems in place. Implementing new technology, software, or other systems is a great use of a slower afternoon. Change takes a lot more energy than same does and staying on top of your systems is essential. Avoid the panic spiral and pivot.

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