“Why Every Freelancer Needs a Blend of Strategy and Spirituality

There is something incredibly powerful about freelancing. The freedom, the flexibility, and the ability to work from wherever you want can be so enticing that it often becomes addictive. But it’s not without its challenges as well. One of them is staying focused on your work when you have no boss or team to keep you accountable—I’ve been there myself!


With this article, I’m going to share some of my experiences with spirituality as a freelancer and why I think every designer needs it in their lives (and portfolios). So buckle up and get ready for some inspiration!

Imperfection is the new standard


When you’re a freelancer, it’s easy to feel like you’re the only one who doesn’t have all the answers.


You don’t know exactly how much money your business is making or how much time it takes to make that money.


You don’t know what the right approach is for every situation in life and work (and even if there were such an answer, no one would agree).


You can get stuck in analysis paralysis because of this uncertainty–what if I do this? What if I don’t do that? Should I try out that new marketing tactic or stick with what works? Should I hire someone else or try to do everything myself?


You may find yourself asking these questions again and again until they become just another part of your routine–a monotonous cycle of self-doubt and indecision that leaves little room for creativity or impactful action.*


Freelancing Means Being Adaptable


If you’re a freelancer, then you know that growth is an essential part of the job. You have to be able to adapt as time goes on and things change around you. This can mean learning new skills or even changing your business model entirely in order to stay relevant as an artist or entrepreneur.


If we look at some examples from history, we see that many artists were able to take advantage of this kind of flexibility: Vincent van Gogh was an artist who created many different kinds of paintings throughout his career; Pablo Picasso produced over 20,000 works during his lifetime; Leonardo da Vinci created everything from sketches to paintings and sculptures–and these are just three examples! The fact is that these artists were able to grow because they were willing (and sometimes forced) into trying new things outside their comfort zones–something every freelancer needs if they want their business’ success rate high enough for long-term survival

Letting go of control is non-negotiable.


Realizing your full potential is impossible until you surrender.


You can’t control everything, and that’s actually a good thing. You can’t control other people’s actions or the economy or the future. You don’t have any power over these things anyway–so why do you keep trying?


Letting go is hard for most people because we have been conditioned by society to believe that we should have total control over our lives at all times. We’ve been taught from an early age that if we want something badly enough, then it will happen exactly as planned; this belief holds us back from appreciating what life has given us until now and prevents us from seeing new opportunities when they arise (because those opportunities may not fit into our ideal scenario).


You can’t grow without embracing the unknown.


As a freelancer, it’s easy to get caught up in the grind of daily life. You might feel like you’re just working and working without any breaks or time to yourself. But what if I told you that there is something else out there? Something better than what you’re doing right now? What if I told you that this next step could be your biggest growth yet?


That’s right: The unknown is where the magic happens! When we are in the unknown (whether it’s an idea or situation), we have no choice but to trust our instincts because we don’t have anything else on which they can base their decisions off of–it’s just them against everything else around them at that moment in time. And guess what happens when we do this…we find ourselves growing into something better than ever before!


Being a freelancer means being able to trust your intuition


As a freelancer, you will be challenged in ways that you never imagined. You’ll be forced to grow and evolve in ways that most people never do. You’ll be forced to trust your intuition and follow your heart, even when it means taking a leap of faith into the unknown. This can be scary–but it’s also incredibly rewarding!


Freelancing are often viewed as the wild west of the business world. But when you think about it, freelancing is a great way to blend strategy and spirituality in your life. You get to set your own goals and make decisions without having someone else tell you what to do, but at the same time there are still rules that must be followed if you want things like clients or projects coming in consistently enough so that they keep paying off for years down the road!