The Personal Brand Plan for Parents: perfect for freelancers and small businesses
Do you work for yourself?
Would you say life is generally pretty busy, one big juggle and you regularly feel pretty stressed?
Do you feel annoyed that you are either in feast or famine; always looking for people who will ACTUALLY PAY YOU for your brilliance and pay on time?
In terms of time, I imagine every hour counts. You regularly try to get all the things done but life can be tricky to compartmentalise and not everything can be placed on a tick list.
You need to create time for work, family, your partner, your kids... oh and sleep, perhaps an hour to yourself to have a bath and a glass of wine and just five minute peace to do absolutely nothing but BREATHE.
Are you a busy working parent?
Maybe like me you have always been freelance and so being a parent is just adding another element to the mix (obviously the greatest, craziest, busiest element of all time).
Or perhaps your previous career didn't work with life as a parent so you have broken out and going at it alone.
It feels there has never been a better time to be freelance and a working parent; the best of both worlds eh?
There are amazing benefits; being your own boss, making your work work with your lifestyle and kids, being your own creative force (no constant emails to those above you to sign stuff off) and not having a limit on your earning
Although flexible, if we are honest there are some disadvantages; inconsistent income, never really switching off, not having any office mates or support. Plus you can feel like you are always working.
If you have read the above and said ‘Yep, yep, yep, yep’. You are not alone. So many of my clients are the same, PLUS I have experienced many of the above too.