Look Back For A Moment...

As I write this first Mindsights email I’m (ironically) thinking about the past. Six years ago I began this freelance journey, and it all started when one person put their faith in me. They asked me to create them a website.

When this web design job fell into my lap, I didn’t think twice—despite:

  • Agreeing to make it on WordPress, with almost no previous experience of the website builder.
  • Having to write all the copy… Because that’s easy, right?
  • Having to design it myself, because they didn’t know what they wanted.
  • Agreeing to be paid £100 for the whole thing, despite having no idea how long it’d take me.

In the end, it took me 100 hours to make the thing and hand it over. Ugh!

Still, I was happy in the moment. It was a character-building experience. And it’s a useful memory to think back on, because it gives me a clear before.

You know how Personal Trainers show clear before and after pictures of their clients? Well, it tells a story. And like those clients, you and I have our own story.

So, right now I invite you to think back. What was the very first job you took on? And how did it go?

If it was less than ideal, that’s perfectly ok—because it helped you get to where you are now.

And that brings us to the here and now. 

How far have you come? How much better are you at your craft?


Quote Of The Moment:

It’s one thing to pass up a puzzle. It’s another to pass up an opportunity that’s important to your future.

From Mindset: Changing The Way You Think To Fulfil Your Potential by Carol S. Dweck

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