Saturday, September 16, 2017

Let’s Learn and Grow Together

Namaste friends and freelancers,

This is the second post of the 16 weeks blogging challenge, where I am going to write and post one article every week on this blog. The challenge started last week and you can find the first post here.

I welcome you all to this brand-new challenge series. In this series, I am going to talk about you, your business, your success and everything you need to push yourself beyond that! I am basically going to write some motivational and informative posts that will surely help you in your freelancing journey, as we learn and grow together. Welcome to your journey to the beyond.

In this post, I am going to speak about a few things, like hard work, enlightenment, enthusiasm and beyond. If these make you smile and want to know more, then you are going to love this post.

Hard work is the way to go. And all of us have reached where we are today, working hard. There are no exceptions to this. We have been bold, brave and courageous in our own way up to now. We are appreciative for what we have achieved on the way and all that we have missed have been learnings for us. We were enlightened by our mistakes and wrong choices that we must have made earlier. We learned, we gained, we pained, we lost and we even won at times, in our journey so far. But we kept on moving ahead. We never let our enthusiasm decrease a bit. We climbed high hills, we swam across great lakes and walked passed hot deserts in the scorching Sun, but we never gave up. We kept going on and on and beyond. Isn’t it?

Congratulations to you my friend, for all that you have achieved! Now, the question is, are you ready to go beyond? Do you have it in you to reach for the stars and not be satisfied with whatever you have gained so far? If you do, this is the place where you need to be – The Indian Freelancer – where I strive to help you in your journey and together, we learn and grow – and build our own beyond. I am here to take you to the yonder valleys of success. Are you ready to come with me? If you are, you are welcome wholeheartedly!



Welcome to this corner of the multilateral and ever-evolving internet, where the endeavor is to reach newer heights and push you and your freelancing business to newer, better and higher levels. If you are in in the business of doing better in business, then you are at the right place. Come, let’s join hands and let me help you grow your entrepreneurial skills. Let me show you how to move forward, what to take along and what to leave behind. I will help you develop your vision for being a successful entrepreneur. I will help you reach newer heights in your entrepreneurial journey!

Here in this blog, I’m going to fill this place with resources and more resources that will help you cruise through your path to success. You will have access to a plethora of free resources that you may download. I have already created a few free resources which you can download right now and I am working to create much more. You can listen to the podcasts that I will post on a regular basis on my YouTube channel. You can even download those podcasts if you want to listen to them at a time of your convenience. You may also want to join me on Facebook and Twitter and discover all that I have to share. Discover tips, tricks and detailed guidelines on how to take your entrepreneurial business ahead and beyond.

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Cheers!


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The Indian Freelancer
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Saturday, September 09, 2017

Stop wasting time. Get back to work. NOW!

Namaste friends and freelancers,

Hope you are doing awesome! How’s life? Last few weeks have been testing me and pushing me to the limits. I am sure you have seen the course that was published on Udemy in mid-July and I have been talking about it in the last few posts as well. Now, last month was spent in learning the tips and tricks of the trade and know how to be successful in Udemy.

I am happy to say that I have learned a lot and I am almost ready to start working on my second course now. I will let you know once that is completed, uploaded and published on Udemy as well. And I will definitely share the knowledge that I am learning about online courses, Udemy, SkillShare and other platforms as well.

Friends, those of you who could not take my first course POWER Freelancing, on Productivity and Time management on Udemy, you can use this $10 Discount link [CLICK HERE]. Check it out. Go through the curriculum and the preview videos and if you think it will help you in managing your time and utilize your day in a more effective manner, please go ahead and take it up. And when you do, please do let me know how you liked it. Your honest reviews will help me go further in that domain, for sure.

So, let’s get back to today’s topic. I felt, even though I was tied up with a lot of things last few weeks, that I could have done better and wrote more for you guys here. But then, it never happened. I acknowledge that I have been wasting time and it is important that I stop wasting time NOW and get back to work! And here I am, with this post. I am getting back, my friends.


Now, you know it is not an easy thing to do. But then, we are not made for easy things, isn’t it? So, I have thought of an idea. An idea to come out of this drought and write more in the coming weeks. Let’s throw a challenge to the blogger in me and hope it comes out well.

A new challenge to challenge myself and ensure that I stick to it is here – Once a Week Posts!

Well, it may not sound much to you guys, but to start with, let us have it this way. This is a way to bring back some regularity in my life. I need that badly. And I am keeping a shorter and easily achievable target as when I achieve those, it will boost my confidence too.

So, here is the Challenge:Every Saturday, I will be writing one positive article on a positive thought that will help boost your freelancing mindset. Now, I am going to do this for next 4 months – yes, until the end of this year. Wish me luck and this post will mark the inauguration of this challenge.

Now, what are your takeaways from this post? Well, the first thing is that we need to stop wasting time. Time is priceless and once gone, it never comes back. You can see from my own life – the last month – I did toil a lot, doing a lot of things on Udemy, Fiverr projects, and promoting my Bengali YouTube Channel, Buddhir Dhenki throughout. We crossed the 5K Subscribers mark on that channel as well, last month. So, that is a win too.

But even after all these, I am sure that I could have pushed myself a little more and written at least one or two articles for you all here, but that was a miss. Now, when I look back, I can see that there were definitely opportunities which I could have taken, but somehow, I did not. And that is no good. So, this is the takeaway number one from this post, for you.

The second point that you can learn from this post is that this kind of misses or non-productive periods can come to anyone – it happened to me today, it can happen to anyone. So, if you see this happening to you – like if you have missed writing on your blog or posting a video on your YouTube channel or even updating on your Facebook page or on Instagram, do not get disappointed. It happens!

And when it happens, rather than getting disappointed, rise to the occasion, accept it and find a way to come out of it. That is the third takeaway from this post. How to come out of such an unwelcomed drought in your productivity?

One way is to challenge yourself. Challenge yourself to come out any point where you are stuck for some time. And in the challenge, do not put goals that you cannot achieve. Set smaller goals and achieve shorter targets and get back on track as soon as you can. This will help you in getting the morale boost and motivation which will help you to go for much longer time in future. As a freelancer or an online entrepreneur, you cannot afford to remain unproductive for a long time.

So, here is a way to come out of long term droughts – challenge yourself with achievable goals and achieve those in time. Once you do achieve those small targets and come our triumphant in your challenge, you will be much stronger, better and super!

I will not write more on this today. I hope I could convey the message well. Do let me know in your comments.

Cheers!


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The Indian Freelancer
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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Search, Acknowledge and Solve Problems

Namaste friends and freelancers,

How have you been? I hope all is well with you. I have been very busy with the new launch of the course and promotions in the last two weeks and it had an impact on my blogging as well. But here I am, with a very interesting topic today. This is something I felt off late while working on my freelance projects and I wanted to share it with all my readers – you! As a matter of fact, I have also included it in my course on Udemy too. I will get to that in a while, but first let’s take a look at what it actually means – search, acknowledge and solve problems.

While working as a freelancer, or otherwise, we experience a lot of problems constantly. A few of them are small and we can easily ignore them; while there is a host of other problems which are big enough to show up every now and then and we cannot just overlook those.

For example, if there is a power cut and the internet gets disconnected while you are working, which is very common in India, we can easily ignore it at times and still continue to work on offline things that we have on our plate – may be, like making a PowerPoint slide or rendering a video or even writing a blog post. This is a small problem which is short-lived and does not stop our progress immensely too.

However, if I am in the middle of a call or an online session with my students and then there is a power cut which cuts me off the internet, I will go just crazy! Won’t I? Of course, I will! At that point in time, it will be impossible for me to ignore the situation and just carry on! That would be a HUGE problem, to say the least. I would be held responsible for wasting the time of all those 20-30 pupils who were logged in that time! A disaster!


Look carefully at the examples above. What do you find? Both the situations were caused by the same event – a power cut. But the effect that the two resulted in were drastically different from each other. Why? Because, the situation in which the events happened were not the same and hence, they resulted in two very different outcomes. One we could ignore very easily, but the other time, we could not – even though the event was same in both the cases. The degrees of impact was different in the two cases.

Hence, it is important for us to search for such avenues where things can get wrong and understand that a problem can be more or less devastating based on the situation it happens to emerge in. This is why searching for problems is important. If we do not search and wait for the problem to occur and then take action, then it can be too late at times. As freelancers, you may not be able to tackle or afford that as well. Look out for problems or avenues which can be problematic in future.

When you are on the lookout for problems that might occur in future, you are bound to find a few ranging from low impact to high degrees of impact. It is important to acknowledge them all. It is also a good habit to sort and prioritize them and take actions. Actions cannot be taken before acknowledging a (potential) problem as a problem. Acknowledge!

Now is the time when we take actions or take steps to solve those problems that we have searched for, identified, acknowledged and prioritized (which one to solve first). In this step, we try to solve the problem. In my case, I would get a rechargeable inverter or a UPS which I can connect to the modem so that the power supply to the modem cannot be interrupted, even when there is no power. I anyways work on my laptop, which has a battery to take care of 2-3 hours of constant load-shedding.

So, this is how you should approach while you prepare yourself for the work that you do on a daily basis. It is important to search, acknowledge and solve problems so as to cruise through the day uninterrupted by external disturbances or problems, which can divert your concentration and ability to deliver more, be more productive and manage your time better. Solve problems asap!

This topic is essentially a lecture in the opening section of my course called, Freelancing Masterclass: POWER Freelancing.

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Have a good time ahead. I will talk to you again, soon.
Cheers!

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Thanks a lot,
The Indian Freelancer
Let's Learn and Grow Together!