I got into this business for a reason. I wanted to achieve freelance copywriting success because I heard you could make a good income writing B2B copy and content.
I needed to make a good income.
It seemed to take a long time before I made any real money at it. I had skills. I had goals. And I finally had dreams that seemed attainable.
But, something was missing, holding me back.
Before I tell you what that was, I want to ask you some questions. Actually, I want you to complete these sentences.
- I’ll be happy with my freelance writing business when _____.
- I’ll be happy when I make _____.
- In my business, I define happiness as _____.
Now, finishing these sentences is important. Don’t just pop in an answer and move on. In fact, get out a pencil and paper right now and take five minutes to complete this exercise.
Yeah, right now.
Don’t worry, I’ll wait until you’re done. I won’t start without you!
How did you complete the first one? Maybe, I’ll be happy with my freelance writing business when I leave my job and go full-time. Or maybe, when I get my first client!
What about the second one? How much money did you put down? Was it $50,000, or $75,000, or maybe the always popular “six-figure income?”
The last one is tricky. Sometimes, it can be hard to define happiness in a business setting. I gave it the old college try and finally came up with something.
But recently, I listened to a training session on business building. And then, I bought a book that was mentioned in the program and started reading it.
Suddenly, my world was shaken up. I thought I knew the answers. And, I was happy with the progress I was experiencing up until then.
Now, I wasn’t so sure of myself.
It appeared I’d gotten the cart before the horse and that blew my mind.
I started experimenting with the idea and have already experienced real changes on many levels, business included.
Here’s what I discovered.