“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Professionalism in Freelancing
Here’s a new thought; Time to put the focus on ME. That means getting serious. It also means focusing on these tasks to showcase my professionalism in freelancing and to move me forward in my career. What does that look like this week?
- goal setting
Yup, all these ticks amount to putting attention and priority on me in order to become more professional and hopefully more successful in my field: Freelance Writing and Social Media Management that is. There are plenty more steps to take, and many of them should occur regularly, but constantly moving forward is key in the fast-paced world of social media. Really, they are good for anyone with an online presence to consider.
Focus and Thrive
So what are my focal points this week?
Hair: Having my hair done not only makes me feel better personally, but it also helps me look more put-together and professional. A win-win all around. I get to visit with my
therapist stylist, plus can feel better knowing I am more presentable when interacting with others. Just because you work online versus face to face doesn’t mean you should let go of your appearance! Look good, feel better folks!
Headshots: Taking the step to get headshots done is an investment. Professional photos let people know I take myself seriously and that they should too. It costs money, but creates a picture that people can then recognize across platforms. Own your look and share your brandable image with the world. Get the headshots. You are worth it.
Brainstorming: It should go without saying that this should happen regularly. Brainstorming helps to gather ideas for posts, to create new directions for marketing strategies, and assists in goal setting. My brainstorming session today involved identifying terms related social media. Don’t be surprised if you see some definitions popping up on the blog in the near future!
Goal setting: While this isn’t always my strong suit, it doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be a part of your business model. I might be able to get by in life by the seat of my pants, but that doesn’t necessarily move my business forward. Getting headshots done in 2018 was one goal I can almost cross off my list. Yeah, me! Figuring out new ways to increase my business and income is another thing I need to focus on and implement. Writing these ideas down is key to making them happen. Set those goals and keep adding to them once old ones are reached!
I suspect I need to do a little more brainstorming, but I also need to take some concrete steps to move me forward. I think it’s fair to say that you’ll see more writing about these thoughts in the future, as I figure them out here and in real-time. For now though, I am aiming further, focusing wider, and owning the journey along the way. I deserve it.
If you need help brainstorming, throw me a prompt! Maybe we can figure out freelancing together.