“There is no rest for the wicked”
Right on point isn’t it? Creative souls never rest, they are never satisfied (although sometimes a bit) and they never stop pushing forwards. This post is for you guys. You’ve made it, you’re living your dream, doing what you’re supposed to do, but what’s next? Freelancing is just the very first step.
Although for some, planning far ahead can be stressful, it’s crucial for your sanity and moreover for your inspiration and creativity. Is freelance the one thing that i want to do for the rest of my life? Personally, i know that once i conquer one thing, i must move on to the big next. Being easily bored since birth, things need to always be exciting around me. The fact itself that i’ve been freelance designing for the last years, says a lot about how much i love what i do.
But really now. Dig down, dig deeper. What are your deepest desires and dreams, even the ones you think you’d never achieve? Why not trying to achieve them today? Nobody tells you you can’t. The past week i started a conversation with myself on how hard it is to actually go after that next big thing. It is nerve wracking realising it and then planning on how to do it. That’s just us evolving.
Part one, refresh. You’ve already played the game, determining your strengths and brand’s adjectives, but do you really need to do this all over again? Yes, you do. I’d say, revise them every year. I catch myself changing every month, the things i like, styles, aesthetics, even clothes. Consider how far apart you’ll grow from your brand (to whatever it will evolve) if you’re not revising your brand’s adjectives.
Part two, press play. Now let’s talk about your strengths. The ones that we’ve talked about – that make you stand out from the crowd, make you who you are and make you unique. They change as well. Your talents and skills, as long as you are pushing yourself, experimenting and learning new things, will evolve as well. Your strengths might be driven by what makes you happy. Which is everyone’s goal. Doing something that makes us happy.
Redefine your goals, rearrange your thoughts. Where do you see yourself in 5 years, 10 years from now? Tomorrow might be late, why not start chasing your dreams today? Refresh and press play.