After looking at my available time and current workload, I decided that I can add two clients. I haven't had any time available to do this in six-plus months, so it's a big step and a great step. I'm happy about it. After a couple of days of mulling it over, however, amidst a loooong rainy rush hour in the car, I came to the conclusion that I'm only going to add one new client. And that the other client will be me.
It's a simple enough idea, I don't propose to be reinventing the wheel. In my work, I create a nest around creative people so they may take steps to succeed and grow; so that they can see their name in lights. My email signature says: Supporting creative people so they can make a living doing what they love. I thought: I'm creative. I'm doing what I love. I'd like to continue on this path. <Thoughtful pause; eyes light up> I'll be my own client! <clapping> (Still in the car.) I'll set it up so the steps I need to take to grow my business responsibly and thoughtfully are scheduled instead of secondary (or tertiary, in most cases). No longer will I be the last thing on my list.
Operation "Be My Own Client" in full effect in 3...2....1. Let's see how it goes, shall we?
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