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Do What You Love

Hello everyone!

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, but I don’t want to write about couples and significant others, I want to talk about doing what you love and loving what you do.

Not all of us get the opportunity to do what we love, at least not all the time. This means that we often have no choice but to settle for whatever is available.

And this might work for a while, but sooner rather than later we realize that we can’t be completely happy and fulfilled unless we get to do what we love most in the world!

So, the first step is to figure out what we love to do. What is our passion? What is that thing that we can see ourselves doing for the rest of our lives? Is it writing? Designing? Translating? It doesn’t matter what it is, what matters is to make it happen.

I know… many times that means to take a leap of faith but we shouldn’t settle for anything else! We’re talking about our future happiness and that’s a big deal.

Depending on your passion, you should start a plan that leads you to it. It could be something simple like if you have a full-time job that you settled for, start doing what you love during your free time.

Once you position yourself in the market and start getting more clients and work, try to transition to a part-time job. And when you feel completely ready to take the leap… just go for it!

It won’t be easy, it’ll require big sacrifices and lots of hard work but if you believe in yourself and in your passion, don’t let anything slow you down or stop you.

Yes, having a job it’s important, making money matters, but why not have all of that by doing what you love to do? Just knowing that every morning when you wake up you’ll get to do what you love, it will make you not only very happy but also highly productive.

You might want to read my previous post Why Am I a Translator? to find out more about my passion.

We all perform better when we’re happy, and that happiness will spread to all the aspects of your life!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day, but don’t forget to love yourself and what you do.

I can’t wait to read your comments and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog to be among the first ones to know when I publish a new post!

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What Not to Do with Clients

Hello everyone!

I know the title might sound strange because we all think we know what not to do with clients. I recently had the opportunity to participate in a webinar about what things to avoid with clients.

We all want our clients to keep coming back to us for more work, but sometimes certain behaviors, even small ones, can drive them away and we don’t even know what went wrong.

Besides the obvious courtesy and delivering quality work on time, we also need to remember to invoice in due time and not ask about payment until it is actually past due. Also, if we commit to finishing a project for a certain date we should comply with it, no excuses are valid and if there is any problem, we must let the client know with anticipation.

Another important thing, we should not be afraid to say no. I know we are all looking for returning clients and more work, but if a client is asking you to do an impossible project, don’t be afraid to say no and fully explain why you cannot commit to it, if they are understanding, they might accept your conditions.

If they don’t, there will always be a new opportunity or a new client. If you commit to a project that you know you won’t we able to complete, you’ll only find yourself in more trouble.

I’d like to hear your opinions about dealing with clients and what not to do.

Have a great day!