When I escaped from my insurance job to art for Marvel Comics my inner entrepreneur was gleaming. I was self employed again and doing entrepreneurial stuff. I was excited.
After a couple of years the glitter and shininess of ‘being my own boss’ wore off and i stumbled upon a Tony Robbins interview. He said most business owners don’t have a business. They have a well paid job.
That one stung a little.
I thought I had security in this own my future thing but it was an illusion. I was freelancing and I had ONE client. Shit got real that week…
I shifted my long term goals and started looking for better clients. I found them. I started earning more and working less.
If you need to up your game I suggest that’s what you do too. Better clients are lower maintenance, pay more, and talk about you more often.
But on the flip side you create a bigger impact with your work and serve more people. And ain’t that your goal?