The craft of the top performer isn’t perfect because of their talent. It’s perfected by the endless hours of practice they put in. And so can you.
Now, this might not be a popular opinion. But I'm here to make a case for simply and boringly following your talent instead of your passion!
Because it's clear how talent leads to enjoyment. It's less clear that enjoyment always leads to skill.
Here are 11 reasons why it's much smarter, more joyful and sexier to do what you're good at, instead of what you're passionate about.
Find your Purpose. Find your Passion. Find your Calling. Or your Mission. And for good measure, go with the Flow.
Pff, give me a break!
Finding Passion, Flow, Purpose, Calling and Mission. All these big words. All these things to find. I don't like it. Moreover, I think it's disempowering.
Why? Three reasons: (1) Size, (2) Metaphor and (3) Misdirection of attention.
Let me explain and give you a better approach.
You charge what per hour?? The outcry you get when you share how much you charge to people who work a regular job. But what if these fees aren't as high as they seem? What if we would compare them to the true costs to the employer of that person? If we add all the costs and calculate the costs per hour, the freelancer fees seem way more reasonable.
There are roughly three ways to approach the price of your product. (1) Most logically is to base it on the value you deliver to the client. (2) To look at the price on the market for similar products. (3) And lastly, there is Cost-plus. To price your product or service based on what it costs you and put a margin on top of it.
Pricing is foundational to your business. You sell products. And products have a price. Now, what do you need to price in order to make your income goals? This posts breaks down exactly that.
It's the first part of a series on pricing. Going further in internal budgeting, value and perception, and whether you should ever work for free.
We’ve all been there. We know we should be working on this project. We know we should start writing this paper. But! We want to check our email or Facebook. Or we suddenly want to clean the house. And don’t get me started on YouTube. In this blog I'll give 20 tactics to turn the table and get to work.