Welcome to the all new and improved Unemployable!
Yes, we're kicking off Season Two of the podcast, but that's not all. As you'll see below, I'm also adding a selection of handpicked content for you from around the web.
No worries … it's still only one email a week. But instead of just the new audio episodes, you'll also get the week’s top resources for freelancers and creative entrepreneurs.
Get the whole story by listening to the Season Two debut, What Will Spark Your Business Growth This Year? Also, don't miss my chat with Chris Brogan about simple systems that get you more out of your business while improving your lifestyle.
Enjoy, and keep going!
- For growth to happen, we have to make proactive decisions, rather than just reacting to day-to-day issues. What's the catalyst that makes that happen?
- Chris Brogan owes much of his success (and sanity) to simple business systems. As he candidly admits, however, it wasn't always the case.
- In this listener favorite from last year, Seth Godin lays down his best advice for freelancers.
We've all experienced it, especially when we're trying to grow into the next version of our business and self — imposter syndrome. Not only is this common mindset affliction mostly inaccurate, it can also be highly damaging if not kept in check.
Liking Matters More
Social proof is one of the primary influencers on human behavior, and therefore drives the social web. Recent research reveals some powerful nuances on how best to use it in your online marketing.
When it comes to developing new products and services, all entrepreneurs are creative. As such, there are certain traits that you'll want to cultivate in order to create and actually ship.
Delegate to Dominate
“You want to lead your team by example. You want them to know that you wouldn’t ask them to do anything that you would not do yourself. One of the ways entrepreneurs get stuck is by believing they need to do the work they should be paying someone else to do.”
When it Hits the Fan
Let's face it: things will go wrong. And you'll need to deal with frustrated and often angry customers and clients when they do. How you handle those stressful support situations will come to define your organization going (and growing) forward. Remember … support is marketing.
As a freelancer or solopreneur starting out, the money you need to keep going doesn't come in the form of venture capital or bank loans. It's basically a back-up fund that you can tap when needed. Check out these tips for giving yourself some economic cushioning.
You've Been Served
“No matter how honest you are, or how good your work is, you can be sued. Even with a well written contract, lawsuits are possible.”
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