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It’s all very well to make resolutions about forming new habits, but perhaps you should focus on breaking those bad freelancing habits that, deep down, you know you already have

You procrastinate

You know there’s work to be done, but suddenly you have a desperate need to ring your Uncle Bill, hang out that load of washing before another second of sunshine goes to waste and walk to the shop for something you don’t need.

You stagnate

Perhaps you felt, when you started freelancing five years ago, that you were at the top of your game. Is that still true?

You hibernate

Few of us thrive on constantly being alone. It can affect our mood, our health, our ability to work and our ability to relate to others. It can also keep us out of the loop in our industry, meaning we miss opportunities.

You put your work at risk

Do you work mainly online? Do you keep paper and computer records on customers, clients, suppliers and orders? You do? And when was the last time you backed up your work and data?

Of course, there are more than four terrible habits you should aim to break. But we’ll leave the others for another day, in case you’ve already suffered enough (guilt)!


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Karl Bilby

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