Do You Freelance?

We hear the term freelance often these days. We have freelance writers, freelance artists, and freelance inventors and consultants.

The term freelance comes from the time of the knights in shining armor. A “free lance” was an independent knight, free from the rule of any lord, who roamed the country looking for adventure with his lance. Today a freelance is someone who is independent of bosses and influences from groups.

Becoming a freelance is a wonderful way to free your life if you have the courage to deal with the risk involved and  live by your own principles. You have to make the decision to stick to your values, do the work involved in a fun and fresh way, and have the determination to stay true to your higher purpose.

Do you freelance? Are you free to choose your own way through life and your own’s life work?

Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world.

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  1. npanayotopoulos

    30. Sep, 2009

    In the last 21 years, I have been a private sector employee – executive, a public sector employee – adviser and a free lancer! Each have their pros and cons.

    You make free lancing be “heroic” and “romantic”, and in a way it is. An independent knight, I like that! Cheers Lolly!

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  2. Jeffery Wood

    30. Sep, 2009

    I’m working on becoming my own boss but I never thought of it as freelance. As a marketer I just help people. For example, I recently put out a free e-book full of screenshots walking them through setting up a blog and forum.

    I don’t consider it freelance as that’s not what I do in my mainstream job, but hopefully it will become my mainstream job.

    – Jeffery
    Sweaty Shop

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    • Lolly Daskal

      30. Sep, 2009


      Are you living your life in accordance of your own principles and values? If the answer is YES, I knight you Jeffery the Freelancer.
      All the best.

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