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Sometimes I feel like I’m trapped inside my business.
Where every day, there’s a new page of copy to write.
A new process to repeat.
A new box to check.
Which on one hand is great.
Because so many readers tell me that they appreciate the structure and clarity I bring to the resources and ideas I share.
And it’s what makes them want to read my material and learn from me.
But It Also Means I Can Wind Up “Trapped” Inside These Systems If I’m Not Careful
Where instead of being present during my day…
Or instead of adjusting my approach to a new situation I face…
I dust off my worn-out playbook and follow the same procedures as always.
And again, there are plenty of times this is a good thing.
Because probably nine times out of 10, using a time-tested process is the key to delivering consistently strong results for my clients.
And to delivering that work on time — while feeling “in control” during the whole project.
But it’s a slippery slope.
And if I’m not careful, I can quickly find myself mindlessly going through the motions every day.
Especially when things get busy. And I don’t have time to step back and reflect.
Instead, to meet my deadlines, I just try to move through my processes as fast as possible.
And after a week or two, I realize that I’m not running my business…
My business is running me.
So I Wanted To Share This In Case You Too Feel Like You Wind Up Trapped In Your Business Sometimes
Or in case you look at people who are more structured, like I am, and feel bad about yourself.
And you think “I wish I could be more like that.”
Well, it’s not always a good thing.
EVERYTHING in life is a tradeoff. And even seemingly “positive” traits like being organized or disciplined can be taken too far.
Which is why more and more, I’m trying to find balance in the different areas of my business and my life.
I don’t always succeed.
But I’m trying to get better every day.
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Thanks for the freelancing guide and the emails that you've been sending out — the 30-second referral method is so stupidly simple, that it's genius!Connor Inch, Freelance Copywriter