Believe it or not, we have officially entered the final trimester of the year! I don’t know about you, but this year has gone by quicker than ever for me.
This would be a good time to look back at what has happened so far, and what we should still work towards achieving before the year is over.
It isn’t always to analyze what has worked and what hasn’t but here are a few questions that I think can help us:
Have we achieved the goals we set for ourselves at the beginning of the year?
I know, we all make resolutions when the new year starts but it isn’t always easy to reach them. Sometimes we set unreachable goals, so they tend to change along the way.
Whether it was to find more clients or to set and negotiate higher fees, now it is a good moment to step back and see what we have achieved so far and what remains to be done.
Has this been a good year, financially speaking?
As freelancers, I think our main goal is to achieve financial security. Of course, that can only be reached through a steady flow of income. But freelancing can be a rollercoaster ride. Some months might be better than others.
We need to plan and save for those months when things seem to get quiet, that way we’ll always have enough income to take care of our expenses without having to suffer to pay our bills.
What is left for us to do to close the year on a high note?
This can be many things: taking a webinar we have been postponing, finally reaching out to those clients that seem unreachable, etc. Three months is still enough time to make sure our year ends on a positive note. This will help us to get a better start of the new year.
So, it doesn’t matter what we have or haven’t achieved so far, we can still work towards reaching our goals! Let me know in the comments how your year has been so far, I’d love to hear from you! And don’t forget to subscribe!
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