It was the instability that was getting to me.
Clients ghosting me when I was following up.
Delayed start dates.
“Do this one cheap and there will be a whole load of work next year” Urg!
I was sick of it. Sick of chasing leads, sick of contacting leads, sick of dropping leads.
Sick of running out of cash.
I was having a series of FTMs.
Fuck This Moments.
Because working for yourself requires that not only are you technically skilled, but also you’re good at marketing, good at sales, good at finance and good at planning.
I was failing on all counts and I was jaded to say the least.
I clawed my way out of it by putting simple systems in place.
Marketing, sales, money, planning and actually delivering the work.
I call them the Five Pillars.
None of them complex. They just needed dealing with.
So if you’re having an FTM right now, remember there is a simple, easy to follow, way out of it.